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Life and Work listening exercise is a gap-fill type question to practise for the Cambridge English C1 Advanced and  IELTS tests as well as the English Language B IB Diploma.

Life and Work Listening Exercise

You will hear a photographer and TV cameraman called Mike Darby talking about his life and work.

For questions 1-8 complete the sentences with a word or short phrase.

Mike says that among his older colleagues, (1) rather than photography, was a common degree subject.

While working as a diver at a (2) in the Antarctic, Mike decided to become a photographer.

Mike feels that an aptitude for (3) is the key business skill in his work.

Mike's most recent shoot involved taking pictures for a (4) .

Mike is proudest of the book called (5) .

In his most recent TV work as a wildlife cameraman, Mike filmed different types of (6) in various locations.

Mike uses the word (7) to emphasise how his work as a cameraman differs from his book project.

Mike advises young photographers to invent (8) to go with their pictures when they try to sell them.


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