At the advanced level, HSK listening exercises transition towards longer passages which place a greater emphasis on memory. Not only does the exam give you much more to absorb before it asks its first question, but it also requires greater independent thought: the correct answer is as often inferred as stated directly.In order to ease you into the challenge, we've picked a relatively colloquial recording to get started. Our future recordings at the advanced level will tend to have more specialized vocabulary, chengyu and formal diction. But there is still the occasional colloquial discussion as follows. So if we haven't scared you off, just open up our online quiz in a new window, start playing the test recording, and good luck.