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. According to the scientist, zebras need stripes for ...
2. What does the scientist say about wearing stripy clothes in hot climates?
You now have 30 seconds to read the questions for next Text.
3. We learn that frequent attacks are directed against ...
4. The terrorists have less support because ...
You now have 30 seconds to read the questions for next Text.
5. When Ivan the Terrible took the throne, he was known as ...
6. Ivan the Terrible killed his ...
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. The coalition forces are looking into the cause of …
8. Increased security was necessary due to …
9. The enemy forces were firing from (where?) …
10. Afghan and coalition forces did not conduct …
11. The coalition forces recovered ANA uniforms as well as …
12. The civilians killed in the operation included …
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. President Pervez Musharraf has been ...
14. The Japanese Premier resigned as he failed to …
15. From the news item we learn that Taiwan’s former president ...
16. It’s the first time the Pakistani military leader has ...
17. Mr. Ehud Olmert got involved in crime when he was ...
18. As a result of the elections, the AK party will ..
19. The temperatures in Antarctica have been ...
20. The journalists have been arrested for ...