Listening 1

Questions 8-13

For each question, choose the correct answer.

8   You will hear two friends talking about cycling in their town.

        What does the girl like about it?

        A   It helps the environment.

        B   It’s a useful form of exercise.

        C   It’s an efficient way of travelling.

9   You will hear a boy telling a friend about some homework.

        How does he feel about it?

        A   sure that he won’t finish on time

        B   sorry that he can’t do other things

        C   annoyed because he can’t get any help

10   You will hear two friends talking about the weekend.

        Why doesn’t the girl want to go shopping?

        A   She doesn’t have enough money.

        B   The centre will be too crowded.

        C   It will waste too much time.

11   You will hear two friends talking about a computer game.

        What do they both think about it?

        A   It takes ages to finish.

        B   It’s got quite a confusing story.

        C   It’s easier than others they’ve played.

12   You will hear a girl telling a friend about a hockey match she played in.

        What does she say about it?

        A   It was spoiled by the weather.

        B   The two teams weren’t at the same level.

        C   There were problems with the playing area.

13   You will hear a boy telling a friend about a documentary he watched.

        What did he enjoy most about it?

        A   the soundtrack

        B   the interviews

        C   the location

Answer & Audioscript

8 C: ‘I just think it’s much quicker than anything else and at least you know you’ll get where you’re going. There’s so much traffic everywhere and I hate wasting time!’

9 B: ‘It’s a pity because I was looking forward to the film, and going to football training afterwards.’

10 B: ‘… it’s always so busy at the weekend, and I don’t enjoy that.’

11 C: ‘it wasn’t hard actually.’; ‘It wasn’t very challenging at all. That’s why I prefer the game I played last week.’; ‘I’ve definitely played some that were more difficult – and that makes it more fun.’

12 B: ‘The other side were all older than us and so they were much bigger and stronger – so it really wasn’t fair.’

13 A: ‘I mean, the background music was outstanding – that made it for me ’cos it really added atmosphere.’

Listening 2

Questions 20-25

For each question, choose the correct answer.

You will hear an interview with a boy called Sam Wilson who collects film figurines, which are small plastic models of film characters.

20   What does Sam say about his grandfather’s collection of postage stamps?

        A   He couldn’t hide the fact that he found them boring.

        B   He didn’t understand what he was told about them.

        C   He wasn’t able to see the reason for having them.

21   Sam started his collection of figurines after

        A   receiving one as a gift.

        B   learning about them in art classes.

        C   a family member suggested the idea.

22   For Sam, the sun of collecting figurines comes from

        A   knowing how valuable they are.

        B   having a display of them at home.

        C   searching for pieces that are hard to find.

23   How does Sam decide which figurines he wants to collect?

        A   He wants to own all the characters from one film.

        B   He follows the example of other collectors.

        C   He chooses the more complicated ones.

24   Sam prefers to collect used figurines because

        A   he doesn’t want to spend too much money.

        B   he likes to imagine where they came from.

        C   he thinks they will be easier to sell.

25   What does Sam say about his favourite figure?

        A   it’s particularly well made

        B   lots of people have admired it

        C   he’s very careful not to damage it


20 B: ‘I never really followed what he was saying about them…’

21 A: ‘Then, my uncle gave me a Star Wars figure for my birthday one year…’

22 B: ‘For me, it’s more having them lined up in my room, seeing how fantastic they all look together.’

23 C: ‘I just go for the ones that interest me. I don’t like simple ones – I want to look at them and see lots of detailed work in the design.’

24 B: ‘I prefer things that somebody’s played with and loved, then I can make up that story in my mind, too.’

25 A: ‘… but it’s really so brilliantly designed that it’ll last forever, no matter how it’s handled.’

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