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End-of-Year Listening Test

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Units -
Units 9 & 10

/ 20 marks

You will hear people talking in five different situations. For questions 1-5, choose the best answer (a, b or c).
1 You hear a man and woman talking. How does the man sound?
a stubborn
b modest
c envious
2 You hear a woman talking. What does she want to be?
a a reporter
b a columnist
c a publisher
3 You hear a man and woman talking. What is the man worried about?
a famine
b drought
c pollution
4 You hear a woman talking. What is she not going to do?
a exercise
b take medicine
c go on a diet
5 You hear a man talking. How does he feel about his work as a volunteer?
a satisfied
b depressed
c anxious

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You will hear an interview with a famous researcher. For questions 1-6, complete the sentences.
1 Dr McCue is a supporter of clean

2 There are approximately

nuclear generating plants worldwide.

3 One disadvantage of wind power is that it creates a


4 Denmark uses wind power to satisfy about
5 A solar power system operates silently as there are

.
of its energy needs.
.

6 The high costs of a solar power system relate to the materials and the

.
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You will hear four people talking about natural disasters. For questions 1-4, choose the way each person
feels about the topic from the list (a-e). Use each letter only once. There is one extra letter which you do
not need to use.
1 Speaker 1

a has suffered in a natural disaster

2 Speaker 2

b thinks media coverage of natural disasters is helpful

3 Speaker 3

c thinks the news media pay too much attention to natural disasters

4 Speaker 4

d sees some of the benefits of natural disasters


e is particularly interested in one kind of natural disaster

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You will hear a radio interview with a police sergeant about the steps involved in investigating a
crime scene. For questions 1-5, choose the best answer (a, b or c).
1 What does Sergeant Hoyt say about detective work?
a He is sometimes amazed by the discoveries made.
b It isnt as easy as it looks on TV.
c Finding evidence is usually a quick process.
2 What is the first thing to be done at a crime scene?
a photograph the scene
b take notes about the scene
c secure the scene
3 What is most important when examining the scene?
a not to miss any evidence
b to cover most of the crime scene
c to search the area in a circular pattern
4 What is recorded during the search?
a what evidence is damaged
b how the evidence will be analysed
c where the evidence was found
5 During the collection of evidence,
a some evidence remains at the scene.
b investigators know immediately what will be useful.
c only small items have to be labelled.

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