For questions 1-5, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences. Here is an example (0).
0 The aim of this task is to testyour knowledge of vocabulary.
The drug company has decided not to testits products on animals in future.
In order to testout his new theory, the scientist has taken over the university laboratory.
1 In the . term, there is very little chance of funding for further research into the matter.
There will be a . break alter the next lecture to give students the chance to grab a coffee.
After climbing to the top of the stairs, the elderly professor was rather . of breath.
2 The scientist's proposal to do further research into his subject has been . by the finance committee.
When there was a total eclipse, the moon completely . out the light of the sun.
The road to the airport has been completely . by an overturned lorry.
3 If the college buys its computer equipment in bulk, it may get a special . from the supplier.
There has been a great . of money invested in research into global warming in recent years.
Some people complain about having to walk home in the dark, but for me it's no big . .
4 As the weather deteriorated, it became obvious that we would have to . back and find a hotel in the town we'd just passed through.
When you see the hotel on your left, you need to . right immediately afterwards.
If you . the piece of paper over, you'll see my address on the back.
5 Terry's in the . of applying for a new job with a pharmaceutical company.
Scientists are developing a new . that will allow minerals to be extracted from waste.
You must check the temperature at each stage in the cheese-making . .
This part of the exam tests your ability to understand the gist of what people say, their opinions, feelings and altitudes and whether or not speakers are agreeing with each other.
TIP! Suggested procedure
1 Read the two questions for each extract before you listen. Use the information on the page to help you. Remember the context sentence on the page will give you information about the speakers, context and topic, and the questions themselves give you some information about what you're going to hear.
2 The first: time you listen, mark the answer you think is correct for both questions, even if you're not sure.
3 The second time, listen to check your answer and to be sure that the other two options are wrong.
4 If you're not sure, then guess. You've probably understood more than you think and you don't lose marks for wrong answers.
You will hear three different extracts. For questions 1-6, choose the answer (ΐ, Β or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions for each extract.
You overhear two friends, Phil and Miranda, chatting at a science conference.
1 How does Miranda feel about her job?
A disappointed with the salary
Β keen to start doing more practical work
Ρ optimistic about her chances of promotion
2 What drawback of his current teaching job does Phil mention?
A the constraints he works under
Β the attitude of students
Ρ the lack of facilities
You hear a married couple talking on the radio about their family life.