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PART 1.- Questions 1-6



You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (A,B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.

Extract One

You hear two friends talking about their children's reading habits.


1.- The man says his daughter is motivated to read when..

2.- They both feel that children who don't read for pleasure....

Extract Two

You hear part of an interview with a man who worked as a team leader with students doing voluntary work in the rainforest.


3. When talking about the volunteers, he reveals that he is...

4. What does he feel he gained most from the experience of being a team leader?

Extract Three

You hear two students talking about fast food.


5. The man says his housemates choose to eat fast food because...

6. What is the woman's attitude to fast food?

PART 2. Questions 7-14



You will hear an architectural photographer called Jack Gollins talking about his work immediately after receiving a professional award.

For questions 7-14, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase

7-Complete the sentence

Jack says it was a conversation with  that made him aware of how much work he's done during his career.

8-Complete the sentence

One of Jack's personal rules  is that, unlike other architectural photographers, he shoots photos with a    lens.

9-Complete the sentence

Jack uses the expression  to refer to places containing buildings that have had a strong impact on him.

10-Complete the sentence

Jack recalls the need for poweful  when working in India.

11-Complete the sentence

Jack refers to his visits overseas as  for developing his professional skills.

12-Complete the sentence

Jack explains how collaborating with a particular  has helped him take elevated shots.

13-Complete the sentence

By doing a number of fast    , Jack is able to shoot from the sky without annoying people on the ground.

14-Complete the sentence

Jack explains that capturing what he calls the    , can be very important financially.

PART 3- Questions 15-20



You will hear a part of an interview in which a science writer called Andy Hicks and a psychologist called Dr. Karen Ferrigan are talking about how technology affects our brains. For questions 15-20, choose the answer (A,B,C or D) which fits best according to what you hear.

15- What point does Andy make about multitasking?

16- When asked about the effect of unread emails on intelligence, Andy says

17- Andy mentions workplace studies in order to illustrate

18- Karen feels that problems with remembering passwords are due to

19- What does Karen see as a key issue with the human brain?

20- When asked about the benefits of the information age, Karen and Andy disagree about

PART 4- Questions 21-30

You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their experiences of doing volunteer work.



Task one.- For questions 21-25 choose from the list (A-H) the reason each speaker gives for doing volunteer work


A to overcome a fear   E to make a significant impact
B to meet like-minded people   F to match friends' expectations
C to acquire practical skills   G to fill time usefully
D to clarify future options   H to learn about the natural world

21- Speaker 1

22- Speaker 2

23- Speaker 3

24- Speaker 4

25- Speaker 5

Task Two.- For questions 26-30 choose from the list (A-H) the change each speaker identifies in themselves as a result of doing volunteer work.

A better time management   E improved level of fitness
B an ability to deal with difficult people   F an understanding of ecological problems
C enhances powers of concentration   G a stronger sense of indentity
D an appreciation of family   H a greater awareness of others

26- Speaker 1

27- Speaker 2

28- Speaker 3

29- Speaker 4

30- Speaker 5

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