4 marzo, 2024 FCE_ LISTENING_2024 TIME: 40 MIN

Listen to the instructions for each part of the paper carefully. Answer all the questions.

There are four parts to the test. Each question carries one mark. You will hear each piece twice. There will be time for you to look through the questions and time for you to check your answers.


Listen for the instructions for each part of the paper carefully.

You will hear each piece twice


You will hear people talking in eight different situations. For questions 1-8, choose the best answer (A,B or C) 
1- You hear a message on a telephone answering machine. Why is the speaker calling?

2- You hear two people talking about a water-sports centre. The man says the centre should

3- You hear a professional tennis player talking about her career. what annoys her most aabout interviewers?

4- You hear a poet talking about his work. What is he doing?

5- You hear two people talking about a programme they saw on TV. The woman thinks the programme was

6- You hear two people talking about an ice-hockey game they 've just seen. How does the girl feel about it?

7- You overhear two friends talking about a restaurant. What do they both like about it?

8- You hear a man talking on the radio. What type of information is he giving?


You will hear a woman called Angela Thomas, who works for a wildlife organisation, talking about the spectacled bear.
For questions 9-18, complete the sentences with a word or short phrase. 
listening part 2

9-Complete the sentence

Angela says that it was the   of the spectacled bear that first interested her

10-Complete the sentence

Angela mentions that the bear's markings can be found on its    as well as its eyes and cheeks.

11-Complete the sentence

Angela is pleased by evidence that spectacled bears have been seen in    areas of Argentina

12-Complete the sentence

Angela says the bears usually live in  , though they can also be found in other places.

13-Complete the sentence

Spectacled bears behave differently from other types of bear during  , which Angela finds surprising.

14-Complete the sentence

Angela is upset that     are the biggest danger to spectacled bears.

15-Complete the sentence

Angela says that spectacled bears usually eat     and tree bark.

16-Complete the sentence

Bears climb trees and make a     which fascinated Angela.

17-Complete the sentence

When bears eat meat, they much prefer     although they do eat other creatures.

18-Complete the sentence

One man has produced an amusing     about the time he spent studying the bears.


You will hear five short extracts in which people are talking about their visit to a city.
For questions  19-23, choose from the list (A-H) what each speaker liked most about the city they visited. Use the letters only once.

listening part 3
19- Speaker 1

20- Speaker 2

21- Speaker 3

22- Speaker 4

23- Speaker 5


You will hear part of a radio interview with a woman called Rachel Reed, who works in a commercial art gallery, a shop which sells works of art. 
For questions  24-30, choose the best answer (A, B or C).
24- What does Rachel say about her job title?

25- What is the most common reason for the gallery not exhibiting an artist's work?

26- When can phone calls from artists be difficult for Rachel?

27- Why does Rachel include a commentary in the catalogue?

28- What does Rachel say about administrative work?

29- What is Rachel's role in the service the gallery offers to large companies?

30- What does Rachel find most enjoyable about her job?

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