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FCE Listening Test 5 Part 1

Part 1

 You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For questions 1-8, choose the best answer (A, B or C).

1 You hear the weather forecast on the radio.

What will the weather be like on Sunday?

A windier than on Saturday

B colder than on Saturday

C rainier than on Saturday

2 You hear a character talking in a soap opera.

Who is he talking to?

A his boss

B his wife

C his trainer

3 You hear an advertisement.

What is being advertised?

A a shop

B a publication

C a TV programme

4 You hear part of a radio play.

How does the woman feel?

A nervous about something

B guilty about something 

C bored by something

5 You hear part of a programme on the subject of fashion.

What is the presenter's purpose?

A to criticise certain attitudes

B to complain about something

C to recommend something to us

6 You overhear a woman talking about the flat she lives in.

Why is she thinking of selling it?

A There's too little storage space.

B She's disturbed by street noise.

C It's a long way from her place of work.

7 You hear an announcement about a future wildlife event.

How will the event help the protection of wildlife?

A by raising money

B by informing the public

C by recruiting volunteers

8 You overhear a family discussion about computer games.

Why does the young man like them?

A They help him to relax after work.

B They remind him of his childhood.

C They make him more self-confident.



Test 5 Part 1

1. 2.  3. C  4.  5. C  6. A  7. B  8. C


And now the weather for the weekend. I'm afraid it's not good news for sports enthusiasts. After a cloudy and rather windy Saturday morning, there's a risk of showers in the afternoon, which will turn heavier and stay with us for the whole of Sunday. The temperatures will remain stable but low for this time of year, at no more than 10 degrees centigrade on Saturday, rising slightly on Sunday afternoon. There will be moderate south-west winds throughout the weekend, but they should die down by Sunday evening. That's the weather for the weekend. I'm Mark Schapiro at the Midlands Weather Centre.


I'm not sure what I've done to my arm. This muscle really hurts and I can't do the simplest of things, not even the washing-up at home! It might have happened at the office when I tried to lift some heavy boxes, but, more likely, I may have overdone things with the weights. Everyone seems so fit here, but of course I've only been doing regular exercise for a couple of months. I'd really appreciate it if you could change my workout programme to make it a bit lighter. It's such a busy time at work I can't risk having to miss a day again.


Do you find it difficult to follow a recipe in a cookery book? Sam Gordon, the famous cook and writer, will teach you how to cook even if you've never as much as fried an egg. He'll guide you through basic preparation techniques which you'll be able to follow in your own kitchen, step by step, and if you get into trouble, you'll be able to phone the studio live. Sam says he can guarantee that you'll be so enthusiastic about cooking after his lessons that he'll have you dashing out to the nearest book store to buy his recipe collection!


We've been talking about Jane's problems all morning, and I don't think it helps in the least. It doesn't help Jane, or you, or me. In fact, I find this rather painful, because it just proves that something should've been done about it years ago. It would've been possible to help her then, but I chose to do nothing. I think I was feeling tired, fed up with the whole situation, which was the same, day after day after day. Anyway, I think you should try and relax and find yourself an activity that'll take your mind off the problem.


When you buy a fashion magazine, do you ask yourself why you see nothing but photos of models wearing the sort of clothes that you'll never be able to afford? If what you want is to wear that look that'll turn people's heads in the street and make you look like a model on the catwalk, without paying the earth, then look no further than Fashion Crazy. This is a great weekly: inspiring fashion and an expert look at the latest designer collections - what to wear and what fashion disasters to avoid at any cost!


I'm in two minds about selling my flat. I'll be working at home from next month and there's no way I can fit a desk and all my files in here. And I could choose to live anywhere, really - distance from the office will no longer be an issue. But it's so gorgeous in summer when it's hot - with the windows open you can look out over the rooftops all around you. And you'd think it would be noisy, with all the traffic down below, but as soon as you close the windows you're in a different world, maybe because it's on the fourth floor.


The Society for the Protection of Forest Wildlife will be holding its monthly meeting in the Town Hall on Saturday. Harry Foster, the director, will be giving a presentation on the latest achievements of the Society in the preservation of endangered bird species. This is a chance not just for members of the Society but for the general public to hear how the money is being spent. To do its work, the Society relies on financial contributions from the government and also on the generous support of the public who have helped to plant hundreds of new trees to improve the forest habitat.


F: Why don't you play a proper game in the open air instead of computer games?

M:  You don't understand. I never enjoyed sport as a kid, I found games awfully stressful. I always knew I was going to lose - I wasn't a very competitive type. Instead, with computer games I know I can win if I put my mind to it, or I can always go back and find out why I lost. Computer games are having this amazing effect on me, and they've even helped in my attitude to work. I can face up to stressful situations in a way I couldn't in the past.