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Listening test__2nd term
You are going to listen to an interview with the author of a book about the future. Read the questions below, then listen to the interview and choose the correct answers.
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1-Why does the interviewer say that Sylvia’s book is different?
It isn’t optimistic.
It’s about the future.
It includes unusual ideas.
It isn’t pessimistic.
2- Sylvia thinks that:
people are bored of books with negative predictions about the future.
people don’t want to worry about the future.
people already worry too much about the future.
there are too many books about the future.
3- What medical advance will change our lives?
New drugs will get rid of pain altogether.
We won’t need to go to the dentist’s any more.
Doctors will be able to prevent serious diseases.
All serious diseases will have disappeared.
4- By 2050, most people will be vegetarians because:
it will become unacceptable to eat animals.
it is healthier.
there won’t be any fish in the oceans and meat will be unhealthy
they won’t be able to afford to eat fish.
5- How will food production change?
We will only eat food that is produced locally.m
Vertical farms will produce food that will be exported around the world.
People will grow their own food in the city.
Traditional farms will disappear.
6 - What sort of tourism will develop at first?
Expensive long-distance tours.
Healthy outdoor holidays.
7 - How will city transport change?
Everyone will use their own cars.
Nobody will have their own car.
Everyone will use public transport.
There will be ‘share cars’ for people to use.
8- How will transport develop in fifty years’ time?
High-speed trains will replace flying.
Solar planes will be the only form of long-distance transport.
Round-the-world trips will come back into fashion.
New systems will allow people to travel long-distance again.
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