Sailing around the World

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B2 First Listening

Sailing around the World is our first exercise for the B2 First Listening Test Part 2 set at an Upper Intermediate Level of English where you listen to a person being interviewed.

Sailing around the World

You will hear part of a radio interview with a woman who sailed around the world on her own. Complete the sentences.

Cambridge English: First (FCE) Exam Preparation 2017 - Listening Paper - Part 2

Anna was employed by a (1) when she first started sailing. The idea of sailing around the world came from a book called (2) .

Anna spent some time (3) the boat before taking it to sea. Anna treated her boat on a trip which lasted for only (4) because it was damaged.

Anna got the money she needed to make the trip from various (5) companies. Anna's worst problem during the trip was when she felt (6) because the boat was going so slowly.

Anna found the (7) in the Southern Ocean the most exciting part of the trip. On her return, Anna phoned the (8) to ask for a certificate.

Anna's claim was doubted because she hadn't been in contact with people on (9) during her trip. Anna's story was finally believed after her (10) had been checked.


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We add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the B2 First Exam.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare. You will also be asked a short question about your partner's photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

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In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

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In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear someone being interviewed.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

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For this part, you practice vocabulary word-building by changing different words using a base word.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Cambridge English Examinations:

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