LISTENING PLACEMENT 1 – B1

PART 1

You will hear a man talking about his passion for cycling. Choose the answer (A, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear. There are two questions. You will listen to the extract twice.

1. The man thinks his success as a cyclist is due to

A his complete dedication.
B the age at which he started.
C a series of great role models.

2. When talking about cycling in a velodrome, the woman reveals her

A fear of dangerous sports.
B inability to follow instructions.
C willingness to accept a challenge.

PART 2:

You will hear a man called Roy talking about bees on a phone-in programme. Fill in the blanks with the missing words. (1-3 words)You will listen to the extract twice.

Int: So, Roy, what do you want to talk about on the programme today?
Roy: I want to talk about bees. Bees are  A. ……… ……………………… ……………….. of our ecosystem, they’re friendly creatures and they’re B. …………………………………… in numbers. For C………. ………………. ……………., my own experience is much like that of other callers who’ve reported D ………………. ………………………… ………………………. of bumble bees but virtually no honey bees. I think there’s a distinct E ………………… ………….. …………………………, too. I’m F …………. ………….. ………………… to know why, though I’ve read interesting articles about the domestication of bees and poor practices of modern beekeepers, but it seems clear that we can’t discount what others see as the number one G ………………………….. – the overuse of chemicals by gardeners.
Int: So what do you suggest gardeners do, Roy?
Roy: Well, the best thing anyone H …………………. …………………… to have a garden can do is provide a ‘bee friendly’ area. And the good news is bees prefer ‘lazy’ gardeners, which I suspect is most of us. A wild garden providing a natural habitat is the I. ………………… ……………………. Choose what you plant carefully. It doesn’t have to be hard work but it could make a big difference! And buy your honey from J ……………………….. ……………………….. you know and trust.

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