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CAE Advanced Listening – Cycling

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This is a sample Listening paper (part 4) from the Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE), level C1. You will hear five people talking about taking part in a long-distance cycling event.

Look at Task 1. For questions 21 – 25, choose from the list the reason each speaker gives for taking part in the event.

Look at Task 2. For questions 26 – 30, choose from the list what problem each speaker had with the event. While you listen, you must complete both tasks. You can write your ideas in the notebook below.

Listen twice, and when you finish press ‘START’ and answer the questions.


NOTEPAD: Your ideas



Click ‘START’ and write the correct letter in the space below. If for some reason the quiz doesn’t work, click here and take the test in an external link.



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  • Hi Jorge;
    You’re right, but at the moment I have no idea what the problem is. I’ll give you the external link so you can take the test there:

  • Jorge says:

    I don´t know how to get the answers for the listening test. When i press “start” the answers don´t appear.