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 main reason Eliot Higgins started the Bellingcat website was …
2. In order to investigate the Douma attack, Higgins …
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3. In the US, a growing anger comes from …
4. Many of the super rich …
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5. Steffan de Mistura claims the key reason for not achieving peace in Syria was …
6. Steffan de Mistura thinks that Assad will first need 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. So far, the greatest success in the fight against ISIS has been …
8. The situation in Syria has been made even more complex by …
9. The US continues to have a good relationship with …
10. The deployment of more American troops is intended to …
11. Apart from encouraging cooperation, the US is persuading its allies to …
12. America will use force against Iran if …
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. People in Assam have taken to the streets in reaction to …
14. The court has decided that the term “balsamic” can be used …
15. Turkish officials have launched an investigation into …
16. Hong Kong’s government is going to …
17. Turkey's parliament is to decide whether to support …
18. Pakistan’s Justice Minister has said that …
19. The interim government in Bolivia has announced its decision to …
20. We learn from the news item that Michael Flynn …