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Listening Practice 8: Multiple Choice (Australian Accent)

Listen to the audio clip below. Use the information in the audio clip to answer the question. The answer to the question will be one of the pictures, either picture A, picture B or picture C. This practice exercise is focused on information about a famous person.

In the question, you will be told what aspect of the information in the recording you need to focus on in order to find the correct answer. REMEMBER: you will just give a one letter answer in response to this question.

A final top tip – it is likely that all three answers would make sense as the correct answer – your job is to listen carefully for the information that defines the answer as one of the pictures and not the others.

 

Audio

 

Questions:

Look carefully at the multiple choice picture options. Listen to the audio clip and answer the A, B or C questions below.

Question 1: Where did Michael grow up?
A: Toronto
B: Seattle
C: California

Question 2: When did Michael start acting classes?
A: age 3
B: age 10
C: age 14

Question 3: How often had Michael been cast in the lead role at his school?
A: Every 3 out of 4 plays
B: 70% of plays
C: Half of the plays

Question 4: When Michael moved to California, how did he find it?
A: He got his first break easily
B: He got his first break quickly
C: He was rejected a lot of times

Question 5: Is Michael still acting today?
A: Yes
B: No
C: He has retired from acting.

 

Transcript

Michael was born in Toronto, but soon relocated to a new home in Seattle where he spent most of his childhood. Following a move to California when he was 16, this is when Michael was able to really pursue his acting career. Although he showed an interest in acting from the age of 3, he didn’t start acting lessons until the age of 10. By 14, he was well-known in his school for taking on roles in school productions and by 16 he had taken the main male role in over three-quarters of the schools’ plays. He was liked and respected by teachers and students alike and was on an early path to success.

On arrival in Los Angeles in 1996, he was taken aback at the difficulty of breaking into the market and the high level of rejection he faced. However, his lucky break came just two years later when he landed the lead role of ‘Mickey’ in the Century Fox production of Disney Favourites. This opportunity thrusted him into the limelight and through this film he gained a large fan base. Now a well-known star across the world, Michael has truly realised his acting ambition. He continues to impress audiences around the world with his new film and TV projects.

 

Answers:

Question 1: Where did Michael grow up?
B: Seattle

Question 2: When did Michael start acting classes?
B: age 10

Question 3: How often had Michael been cast in the lead role at his school?
A: Every 3 out of 4 plays

Question 4: When Michale moved to California, how did he find it?
C: He was rejected a lot of times

Question 5: Is Michael still acting today?
A: Yes

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