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Each given question has four options A, B, C and D.

Choose the best option for each question.


Once all the questions have been answered, click on the check button.

Correct answers will appear in green, incorrect answers in red.

Your mark will be given as a percentage.


The pass mark for this exam is 60%, and you will hear the audio twice.

10:00 min.

You hear two people speaking about their fondness for trains.

1) What point does Philip make about the people who are involved in the locomotive side of trains?

  • A) Some avoid doing it because it's too dirty.
  • B) Some worry about the dangers involved.
  • C) Some find it to be an instinctive activity.
  • D) Some only do it for the financial rewards it brings.

2) When Mike discusses why he enjoys the world of trains, what contrast does he identify between the different groups of people he interacts with?

  • A) A difference in social status.
  • B) A difference in ages.
  • C) A difference in technical ability.
  • D) A difference in motivation.

3) What view is stated by Mike about how the railway has helped him in his role as a parent?

  • A) It has helped him develop a closer relationship with his daughter.
  • B) It has taught him patience.
  • C) It has helped him focus on his daughter's career possibilities.
  • D) It has given him stability in his life.

4) When discussing different aspects of the railway, both speakers agree that

  • A) age does not need to be a handicap.
  • B) both men and women are equally welcome.
  • C) it can be quite demanding.
  • D) cleanliness is not the first adjective that springs to mind.

5) What final conclusion do both speakers reach about volunteering on the railway?

  • A) The time they have spent has been difficult but worth it.
  • B) They have both learnt a lot.
  • C) They are better people for having been involved with it.
  • D) It has helped them grow while at the same time giving them a direction for the future.