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 family members, the wife died because …
2. The journalists expect that the man ...
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3. The attack in north-eastern Brazil was triggered by …
4. What makes the current attacks possible is ...
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5. North Korea has …
6. North Korea’s underlying reason for releasing the information now is 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. Annually, the Combat Training Centre is able to train …
8. Fearing escalation of the conflict, America refused to send Ukraine …
9. As for the training facilities, Americans created a hand-grenade range and …
10. Ukrainian soldiers practice coordinated company movements using …
11. Rapid Trident focused on countering IEDs, patrolling and …
12. Defensive Radar Systems enable Ukrainian soldiers to carry out …
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. Relatives of Belarusian opposition leader Mikalay Statkevich …
14. Syrian rebels in the city of Homs have …
15. Whilst talking about Cyclone Debbie, the Australian prime minister …
16. The aim of the recent Dutch Police operation was to …
17. Controversy has arisen over plans to …
18. In South Africa, President Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle has …
19. South Korean prosecutors have accused ex-President Park Geun-hye of …
20. A couple in Singapore have been found guilty of …