PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 November, 2008, 12:00am

Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1

World News

Listen to these short items of world news from an online radio station.

Look at these two sets of cartoons. Put the numbers 1 - 4 in both the first and the second set showing the mains things mentioned in each news item.

Question 2

Which statement is correct?

1a) The snake was killed by the farmer.

b) The snake will be given another chance to steal the farmer's eggs.

2a) The farmer saved the snake's life.

b) The snake didn't survive surgery.

3a) The attacks in news item 2

occurred in an open space.

b) The attacks killed many people.

4a) The bombers were caught trying

to escape on bicycles.

b) The bomber's bicycles were abandoned.

5a) Commuters in the city of Cannes

are pleased with the recent actions of

transport officials.

b) Rail timetables in the French city of

Cannes have been disrupted recently.

6a) Vandalism is never a problem

on trains in France.

b) Cannes council spends a large amount of money keeping train carriages damage free.

7a) The boy in item 4 was taking a walk with his parents when the attack occurred.

b) The boy was in the woods when he was attacked.

8a) The animal in item 4 was a tiger.

b) The police have a full description of the animal that attacked the boy.


A1 / D4 / E3 / F2

A2 / B4 / C3 / E1

1. b, 2. a, 3. a, 4. b, 5. b, 6. b, 7. b, 8. b