FCE Listening

Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programs, presentations and everyday conversations.

Time allowed: About 40 minutes

Number of parts: 4

Number of questions: 30

Marks: 20% total

Recordings may be from: Monologues: answer phone messages, radio broadcasts and features, news, public announcements, stories and anecdotes, lectures and talks; or interacting speakers: conversations, interviews, discussions, radio plays.

What do I have to practise? Listening for feeling, attitude, opinion, purpose, function, agreement, gist and detail; listening for specific information, stated opinion ; listening for gist, attitude, opinion, purpose, feeling, main points and detail; listening for attitude, opinion, detail, gist, main idea and specific information.