FCE Listening Part 1 A

You’ll hear people talking in eight different situations. For Questions 1-8, choose the best answer, A. B or C.

1 You hear a man talking about his past life. What is he describing?

  1. his house

  2. his family

  3. his school

Answer

1A

2 You hear a jewellery designer talking about his customers. What annoys him about same customers?

  1. They want to use their own designs.

  2. They expect his work to be cheap.

  3. They dislike what is on display.

Answer

2B

3 You hear an announcement at an airport. What has happened to the plane the passengers are waiting for?

  1. It is not at the airport yet.

  2. It has not left North Africa.

  3. It has a mechanical fault.

Answer

3A

4 You hear a lecturer talking to a student about his essay. What point is the lecturer making?

  1. It’s important to introduce ideas clearly.

  2. It’s necessary to check through an essay.

  3. It’s essential to end an essay effectively.

Answer

4C

5 You hear a woman explaining about same furniture she wants. What is she concerned about?

  1. the colour of the wood

  2. the choice of material

  3. the size of the chairs

Answer

5B

6 You overhear two people talking about a party they’ve been to. Where was the party held?

  1. in a village hall

  2. in someone’s house

  3. in an empty fiat

Answer

6C

7 You hear a man talking about children and what interests them.

What does he consider to be of lasting interest?

  1. computers

  2. toys

  3. animals

Answer

7C

8 You hear a woman giving a talk on flags. What makes flags so important?

  1. They advertise a country.

  2. They represent strength.

  3. They are very decorative.

Answer

8B