FCE Listening Part 1 C

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

 1.You hear part of an interview with an environmental campaigner called Richard Frost. Why did businessman Kwabena Osei Bonsu set up Trashy Bags?

A. He wanted to solve a problem.

B. He had seen similar projects overseas.

C. He was given government funding.

 

2. You hear two people on a radio programme talking about the subject of hypnotherapy. What did the woman think about hypnotism before she visited a hypnotherapist?

A. She doubted that it was effective.

B.She believed it could treat psychological problems.

C. She thought it worked for people who believed in it.

3.You hear part of an interview with a woman called Fiona who works as a zoo tour guide. What does Fiona say about visitors who go on zoo tours?

A. They encounter some animals for the first time. 

B. They have strong preferences about which animals to see. 

C. They are unaware of the potential danger.

 

4. You hear two people on a radio programme discussing the effect of price on consumers. If the woman had known the real cost of her hotel room, she says she would have

A. chosen another hotel. 

B. appreciated her stay more. 

C. hidden the price from her husband. 

 

5. You hear part of an interview with a woman called Petra Davies who is training for a marathon. Petra was reluctant to do much running in her training because she 

A. found it had not been an effective strategy before.

B. was still suffering from an injury. 

C. did not want to put in the effort it required. 

 

6. You hear two people on a radio programme talking about the idea of educating children at home. What is the woman’s opinion of traditional school education? 

A. It is essential as it demonstrates school leavers’ academic ability. 

B. It is not a suitable form of education for all children. 

C. It does not encourage a children’s imagination to develop. 

 

7.You hear part of an interview with an author called Marian Bly. Marian mentions the woman in Brighton in order to show how people 

A. seem to find tragedy in fiction very appealing.

B. tend to forget that they are reading fiction, not fact. 

C. want something in common with the writer they read.

 

8. You hear two people on a radio programme talking about consumerism. What does the man imply when he describes his shopping trip?

A. Children expect to receive more material things nowadays. 

B. Parents are buying gifts instead of spending time with children. 

C. Packaging has become far more sophisticated than it used to be.