CAE Advanced Listening Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a CAE (Advanced, level C1) Sample Listening Exam.

You will hear a chemical engineering student called Jack Byers talking about his course and a research project he took part in during his summer vacation.

Read questions 1 – 8, listen to the audio, and when you finish, click ‘START’ and complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

Use this notebook to write your provisional answers:

NOTEPAD: Your ideas



Jack says it was his special interest in the issue of (1) ______ that led him to choose his degree subject.
Jack thinks he’ll be reluctant to work in the (2) ______ industry in the future, due to his interest in conservation.
Jack hopes that his future work will help various (3) ______ to be processed in a better way.
Jack says that people sometimes mistake pieces of plastic on beaches for (4) ______ .
Jack says that plastic on beaches which is (5) ______ in colour has usually been in the sea longest.
Jack uses the term (6) ______ plastics when talking about the kind of items he thinks should be eliminated.
Jack thought that part of a (7) ______ was the most interesting piece of rubbish he found during the project.
While cleaning the beach, Jack was asked to examine the (8) ______ which was lying on the sand.


When you have listened twice, press ‘START’ and write your answer. Use CAPITAL LETTERS only!