“Moby-Duck”: When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea. (PAU June 2019)

This is FRESH AIR, our weekly program devoted to the environment. What happens when 28,000rubber ducks and other bath toys are accidentally dumped in the ocean? Where do the oceancurrents take them, and what environmental impact do the ducks and other ocean junk have onthe seas?That’s what our guest, the journalist Donovan Hahn, investigated in his book “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, WhoWent in Search of Them”

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
to end up / deck / to stack / to maneuver

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

Ready?
Now read the questions on the following page. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.

 script

Halloween History

Halloween History

Watch the video and Choose the correct answer.

IMPORTANT: I recommend you to read all the questions first and then watch the video and answer the questions. Some of the questions are quite large and it could be difficult trying to answer them if you hadn’t read them before.

This is a quiz about the history of Halloween.

FCE Test 8

First (FCE2) Listening Test 8

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First Certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

FCE Test 7

First (FCE2) Listening Test 7

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First Certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

fCE test 6

First (FCE2) Listening Test 6

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

FCE Test 5

First (FCE2) Listening Test 5

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

Advanced 2(CAE) Test 4

Advanced 2(CAE) Listening Test 4

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test CAE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

Advanced 2(CAE) Test 3

Advanced 2(CAE) Listening Test 3

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test CAE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

Advanced 2(CAE) Test 2

Advanced 2(CAE) Listening Test 2

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test CAE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

FCE Test 2 Part 4

FCE Test 2 Part 4

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. These are the questions for part 4

You will hear an interview with a musician called Jarrold Harding, who’s talking about his career. For questions 24-30, choose the best answer (A, B or C).