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 polls, the Scottish National Party (SNP)…
2. The SNP claims that if it succeeds in the elections, it will refuse …
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3. As for Morgellons disease, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) ...
4. The woman mentions childbirth deaths to stress that …
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5. According to the interviewee, the South African mercenaries ...
6. According to the woman, the mercenaries ...
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 information about the location of the hostages came from ...
8. It was decided that the best strategy for the operation would be ...
9. To coordinate timing for the attack, the soldiers carried out ..
10. The second reason for speeding up the mission was to avoid ...
11. The red team’s objective was to ...
12. The only problem which the soldiers had was ...
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. Now Mr Dadayev …
14. The former Indian Prime Minister …
15. Lance Armstrong was charged with ...
16. The delegates in Peru …
17. Saudi Arabia has announced that it will …
18. The Iraqi Prime Minister …
19. A court in Thailand has decided …
20. The new law bans foreigners from ...