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Exploring British Life listening exercise has various types of questions to practise for the Cambridge English C1 Advanced and IELTS tests as well as the English Language B IB Diploma.


Exploring British Life Listening Exercise

You will hear a journalist called Will Self exploring British Life.

Answer the following questions.

Short answer questions 
Answer the following questions. 

1. How many homeless people are in the group that the journalist meets?

2. What type of food is provided by the mobile food van?

3. In the last year, how much increase in demand has there been for the services of the mobile food van?

4. How long has the homeless man interviewed been sleeping rough?

Identify true statements 
Choose the 2 true statements

A The purpose of the series is to interview poor people in British cities. 
B The journalist wants to study how ordinary people live in British cities. 
C Help is provided for homeless people by the city of Devonport 
D The volunteers only provide help for homeless people at night 
E The series is about travelling around Britain in a bus. 
F The journalist wants to give a picture of British cities in 2018. 
G In Devonport, volunteers provide food for homeless people. 
H Workers are employed to support homeless people in Devonport.

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Gap-filling exercise 
Complete the following gaps. Use no more than three words for each gap. 

In this extract from a radio programme, the journalist describes what he is researching, and interviews a man who is homeless. In the series, the journalist says that he is looking at British people through the windows of  (7) and buses The journalist mentions that he has eaten a perfectly nice meal of (8) Introducing his experience that evening, the journalist describes it as a very contemporary (9) When talking to the homeless man, the journalist says that he understands that it is hard not to (10) when you’re sleeping rough.


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