Cae Cambridge Advanced Listening Quiz

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  • 1. 

    You hear two people on a music programme talking about the singer Nancy Graham.What is the man's opinion of Nancy's second album?

    • A.

      He thinks it is very experimental.

    • B.

      He appreciates the continuity of style.

    • C.

      He wonders if she is lacking inspiration.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wonders if she is lacking inspiration.
    Explanation
    "More of the same..."
    "She was slightly running out of steam..."

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  • 2. 

    What do the two speakers agree about?

    • A.

      The freshness of the music

    • B.

      The lack of real emotion in the music

    • C.

      The calming effect of the music on the listener

    Correct Answer
    B. The lack of real emotion in the music
    Explanation
    "When the true country stars sing of pain and anguish you really believe them, but I can't say I do here..."
    "Maybe it's just because she's just not mature enough yet to have had the necessary experience to inject into her songs."

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  • 3. 

    You hear part of a radio interview with a woman who trained the winning horse in a top showjumping competition. Why does she compare herself with an Olympic athlete?

    • A.

      To demonstrate how tough she had to be.

    • B.

      To explain how she reacted to her victory.

    • C.

      To emphasise how fortunate she was to win.

    Correct Answer
    B. To explain how she reacted to her victory.
    Explanation
    "I was absolutely stunned.....You're like an Olympic athlete - they say it never comes home to you until you're on your way home"

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  • 4. 

    How did she feel before her horse won the competition?

    • A.

      Uncertain of the rider's ability

    • B.

      Frustrated with the worsening weather

    • C.

      Doubtful whether the horse was fit enough

    Correct Answer
    A. Uncertain of the rider's ability
    Explanation
    "I hate to admit this now, but we had a replacement rider at the last minute and I did just wonder if he could hack it."

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  • 5. 

    You hear part of an interview with a food writer called Richard Capstick.Richard decided not to become a chef because he lacked...

    • A.

      Adequate organisational skills

    • B.

      A talent for inventive cooking

    • C.

      The ability to make quick decisions

    Correct Answer
    A. Adequate organisational skills
    Explanation
    "Basically I just wasn't up to being in charge of a kitchen full of people."

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  • 6. 

    What did Richard think about food writing before he got involved in it?

    • A.

      He considered himself well suited to it

    • B.

      He regarded as a hobby rather than a career

    • C.

      He imagined a qualification was needed to do it

    Correct Answer
    C. He imagined a qualification was needed to do it
    Explanation
    "I assumed - wrongly, of course - that you couldn't actually write for a living without some sort of recognised training or something."

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Jonathan Olliffe |English teaching
Jonathan is an English teacher, offering online conversation classes. He's also the creator of "Free Native Teacher," providing valuable language learning resources.

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