CAE Listening

You both hear and see the instructions for each task, and you hear all four parts twice.

PartTask typeQuestionsFormat
1Multiple choice6Three short extracts with two people talking for about a minute in three different situations. For each of two questions, you choose from answers A, B or C.
2Sentence completion8One person speaking for about three minutes.
Complete sentences by writing a word or short phrase.
3Multiple choice6An interview or conversation of about four minutes.
Choose from answers A, B, C or D.
4Multiple matching10Five extracts of about 30 seconds each, with a common theme. For each extract there are two tasks. Choose from a list of eight possible answers.