45 Listen to a woman talking about a charity shop. What does she think about it? (C)
A It’s not as cheap as she would like.
B They should close the shop down.
C They do excellent work.
46 Listen to a man talking about young people. What is his opinion? (B)
A Their parents are too demanding.
B They can plan their time better.
C They should work part-time with their parents.
47 Listen to a woman talking about credit cards. What does she think about them? (C)
A They are useful when you have no money. B Everybody should have one.
C People would be better off without them.
48 Listen to a girl talking about her exam results. What had she expected? (C)
A She had failed all her exams.
B Her parents would be disappointed.
C She had done badly in all of her exams.
49 Listen to a boy talking about his part-time job. How does he feel about it? (B)
A He doesn’t like it.
B He's glad he took the job.
C He finds it too tiring.
50 Listen to a young man talking about his job interview. What happened? (A)
A He got the job.
B He lied about his experience.
C The interview went terribly wrong.
Speaker 1 (middle-aged woman)
I know the work they do for the homeless is fantastic, and they do raise a lot of money to help but, really, I would never buy anything from there. I’d like to, but I’m not keen on buying something second-hand when I can find what I want somewhere else brand-new. I’m not saying the shop should close down though!
Speaker 2 (middle-aged man)
I know that young people today are busier than my generation used to be. Their schoolwork is more demanding, and there’s extra pressure to go to university or college. But this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t help out their parents, though. I mean, if they organise their schedules better, they can find a couple of hours in the day to help out with the housework or even get a part-time job, so they can have their own money.
Speaker 3 (middle-aged woman)
I’m sure some people find credit cards useful at times when they need to spend more money than they have. But everyone I know that has a credit card finds it difficult to pay it off. I think our lives would be easier if this plastic temptation didn’t even exist!
Speaker 4 (teenage girl)
When the envelope containing my exam results arrived, I couldn’t have been more anxious. I was sure I hadn’t passed at least half of my exams and that I’d got terrible marks in the rest of them. What would I tell my parents? But when I opened the envelope, I was far from disappointed. I had received top marks for all my exams!
Speaker 5 (teenage boy)
The money I get from working in the cafe is really good. My parents couldn’t afford to give me more pocket money, so they suggested I get a part-time job. At first I didn’t want one. I thought it would be really tiring going to work after school, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Speaker 6 (young man)
The interview was going really well until he asked about my previous experience, and then I just didn’t have anything to say. All my friends had told me to lie about it, but I told him honestly that I had never had a job before. In the end he told me he really appreciated my honesty and that I could start working for them as soon as I could! Can you believe it?