Time: Approximately 40 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
- Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.
- Answer all the questions.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
- There are four parts to the test.
- Each question carries one mark.
- You will hear each piece twice.
- For each part of the test there will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.
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You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1 – 6, choose the answer (A, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.
You hear two students talking about a work-experience scheme they took part in.
1. Why does the girl regret her choice of company?CorrectIncorrect
2. They both think that the work-experience scheme hasCorrectIncorrect
You hear part of a discussion programme in which two journalists are talking about the world’s wetlands.
3. What does the man think about wetlands?CorrectIncorrect
4. What is the woman doing?CorrectIncorrect
You overhear a woman showing a friend one of her childhood photos.
5. What point is she making about the photo?CorrectIncorrect
6. As a result of looking at the photo, she realises thatCorrectIncorrect
You will hear a chemical engineering student called Jack Byers talking about his course and a research project he took part in during his summer vacation.
For questions 7 – 14, complete thesentences with a word or short phrase.
JACK’S VACATION PROJECT
Jack says it was his special interest in the issue of (7) that led him to choose his degree subject.
Jack thinks he’ll be reluctant to work in the (8) industry in the future, due to his interest in conservation.
Jack hopes that his future work will help various (9) to be processed in a better way.
Jack says that people sometimes mistake pieces of plastic on beaches for (10) .
Jack says that plastic on beaches which is (11) in colour has usually been in the sea longest.
Jack uses the term (12) plastics when talking about the kind of items he thinks should be eliminated.
Jack thought that part of a (13) was the most interesting piece of rubbish he found during the project.
While cleaning the beach, Jack was asked to examine the (14) which was lying on the sand.
You will hear part of an interview with two sports psychologists called Tessa Paine and Ryan Moss.
For questions 15 – 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.
15. Tessa feels that it’s important to teach runners meditation strategies because theseCorrectIncorrect
16. Ryan believes that many kids in the USA stop participating in sport becauseCorrectIncorrect
17. When asked about elite high-school programmes, Ryan reveals that he’sCorrectIncorrect
18. has Tessa learned through her own experience of running races?CorrectIncorrect
19. What is the focus of Tessa’s recent book on sports psychology?CorrectIncorrect
20. Tessa and Ryan agree that a real champion is someone whoCorrectIncorrect
TASK 1 & TASK 2
You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about evening courses they attended.
While you listen you must complete both tasks.
What is speaker’s main reason for attending the course.
- to keep someone company
- to explore a new environment
- to build on existing skills
- to improve job prospects
- to prove someone wrong
- to take on a new challenge
- to impress a family member
- to have a better social life
What surprised each speaker about the course they did?
- the rate of progress achieved
- the attitude of other participants
- the chance to make useful contacts
- the teaching methods used
- the venues for the classes
- the unexpected extra costs
- the relevance to other activities
- the possibilities for further study