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Questions 1-4  Listen from here

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

1    According to the speaker, why is it a good time for D-l-Y painting?

A There are better products available now.

B Materials cost less than they used to.

C People have more free time than before.

 

2    What happened in 2009 in the UK?

A A record volume of paint was sold:

B A large amount of paint was wasted.

C There was a major project to repaint public buildings.

 

3    What does the speaker say about paint quantity?

A It’s not necessary to have exact room measurements.

B It’s better to overestimate than to underestimate.

C An automatic calculator can be downloaded from the Internet.

 

4    What does Community RePaint do?

A It paints people’s houses without payment.

B It collects unwanted paint and gives it away.

C It sells unused paint and donates the money to charity.

 

Questions 5-6  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about paint?

A Don’t buy expensive paint.

B Test the colour before buying a lot.

C Choose a light colour.

D Use water-based paint.

E Buy enough paint for more than one application.

Questions 7-8  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about preparation?

A Replace any loose plaster.

B Don’t spend too long preparing surfaces.

C Use decorators’ soap to remove grease from walls.

D Wash dirty walls with warm water.

E Paint over cracks and small holes.

Questions 9-10  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO pieces of advice does the speaker give about painting?

A Put a heater in the room.

B Wash brushes in cold water.

C Use a roller with a short pile.

D Apply paint directly from the tin.

E Open doors and windows.

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