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 Brazilian president postponed her visit to the US under pressure from ...
2. After the spying revelations Brazilians ...
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3. According to the correspondent, the law signed by President Putin is …
4. The reporter says that the ministers’ reaction is …
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5. China’s four major banks are criticized for …
6. The correspondent says that the four banks mainly want to …
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. All soldiers have to know SERE techniques to ...
8. When trying to survive on your own, it is essential to avoid making ...
9. You will never be successful in evasion unless you are ... (... and ...)
10. In phase 1 of resistance the first 15 – 45 minutes decide about your ... (... or ...)
11. During interrogations you should avoid ...
12. During the release operation you should not ...
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. According to the researchers, there will be problems with …
14. The protests in Israel were caused by ...
15. Bangladesh’s general elections ...
16. Obama’s handling the war in Afghanistan ...
17. The Taiwanese Justice Ministry has …
18. Surprisingly, Vladimir Putin has …
19. During the annual meeting, the Chinese leaders will concentrate on …
20. Cristina, the daughter of Juan Carlos, faces charges of ...