TASK 1
You are going to hear extracts from radio interviews. Listen and choose the best answer a), b) or c). You will hear each recording twice. Before each recording there will be a pause of 30 seconds to read the questions.
You now have 30 seconds to read the questions for next Text.
1. The correspondent says the Fukushima nuclear plant will have a problem with ...
2. According to the correspondent, the governmental solution might result in …
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3. The peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea ...
4. The most pressing matter Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed needs to deal with is …
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5. The reporter from La Paz says that Evo Morales had to leave Bolivia because of …
6. The reporter points out that the current Bolivian government has …
TASK 2
You are going to listen to an officer giving a briefing. Complete the notes. You will hear the briefing twice. There will now be a pause of 40 seconds to allow you to look at the notes.
7. Today militant groups most frequently use tunnels to avoid …
8. Civilians fear ISIS militants also use tunnel systems as …
9. In the USA the detection system could become an asset in finding tunnels used for …
10. Iron Dome and David’s Sling systems have been developed to counter …
11. The tunnel in Gaza destroyed by an IDF airstrike was, unlike others, …
12. The US funding will help to develop …
TASK 3
You are going to hear short news items. Listen and choose the best answer a), b) or c). Before each news item there will be a pause of 30 seconds to read the question.
13. The new vice-president of the Philippines will be responsible for …
14. Currently, the biggest problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo is …
15. Iran will resume enriching uranium because …
16. On Thursday people in Adelaide and Sydney have suffered a lot from …
17. Nowadays the aim of the insurgent attacks in Kashmir is to …
18. The leader of Sri Lanka …
19. The US ambassador to the EU admitted to …
20. The anti-government protesters in Iraq …