Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 01

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.

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Lines should be drawn between:

1 Paul and the boy under the tree eating a banana

2 John and the boy giving an apple to the horse

3 Jill and the girl holding a rabbit

4 Sally and the girl chasing the sheep

5 Jane and the girl drawing

Transcript

MAN:   Hello, is Fred at the farm today?

WOMAN:   Yes, I think he’s looking at the ducks.

MAN:   Is he wearing blue trousers?

WOMAN:   Yes, that’s Fred.

MAN:   That’s good. He loves ducks.

1

MAN:   Where’s Paul?

WOMAN:   He’s sitting under the tree with his friend.

MAN:   There are two boys under the tree. Which one is Paul?

WOMAN:   He’s eating a banana.

MAN:   Oh yes! I can see him now.

2

MAN:   I’m looking for John. Can you see him?

WOMAN:   What’s he wearing today?

MAN:   A green T-shirt, I think.

WOMAN:   Oh yes. He’s giving an apple to the horse.

3

MAN:   Look at Jill.

WOMAN:   I can’t see her. Where is she?

MAN:   She’s sitting with her friend.

WOMAN:   Has she got a rabbit?

MAN:   Yes and it’s very beautiful.

4

WOMAN:   Can you see Sally?

MAN:   Yes I can. She’s running.

WOMAN:   Where? I can’t see her.

MAN:   She’s running after that sleep.

WOMAN:   Oh yes, but she can’t catch it!

5

WOMAN:   Is that Jane sitting on the grass?

MAN:   With blonde hair?

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

MAN:   She’s trying to draw a picture.

WOMAN:   Oh, she’s drawing very carefully.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

     Name:                      Jill Walker

1 Lives at:                   7 __________ Street

2 Class number:         ________

3 Favourite sport:      ________

4 Likes reading:         ________

5 Pet:                           ________

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1 Main   2 4b   3 hockey   4 comics   5 snake

Transcript

MAN:   Hello Jill. Can I ask you some questions?

GIRL:   OK.

MAN:   What’s your family name?

GIRL:   family name’s Walker.

MAN:   Jill Walker. Can you spell that?

GIRL:   W-A-L-K-E-R.

MAN:   Thank you.

1

MAN:   Where do you live Jill?

GIRL:   I live at 7 Main Street.

MAN:   Can you spell that please?

GIRL:   Yes M-A-I-N.

2

MAN:   Do you like school Jill?

GIRL:   Yes, I do.

MAN:   Which class are you in?

GIRL:   I’m in 4b. I’ve got a lot of friends in the class.

MAN:   4b.

3

MAN:   And what about sports?

GIRL:   Oh I love swimming, hockey and basketball.

MAN:   Which is your favourite sport?

GIRL:   I love hockey best.

MAN:   Hockey’s a good game.

4

MAN:   What do you do at the weekends?

GIRL:   I have a lot of hobbies. But I like reading best.

MAN:   Do you like reading books or comics?

GIRL:   Mmmm ___ that’s difficult. I think comics are favourite.

5

MAN:   Have you got any pets?

GIRL:   Yes, I have. I love animals.

MAN:   What kind of pet have you got?

GIRL:   I’ve got a snake. He’s very beautiful.

MAN:   A snake! That’s a good pet.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Jane do last week?

Listen and draw a line from the day to the correct picture.

There is one example.

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Saturday        Monday

Thursday        Sunday

Tuesday        Wednesday

Transcript

MAN:   Hello, Jane?

GIRL:   Hello, Uncle Tony.

MAN:   What did you do last week? Tell me.

GIRL:   Well, on Thursday, I went to friend’s birthday party.

MAN:   On Thursday?

GIRL:   Yes. She had a great cake!

1

MAN:   What did you do on Tuesday?

GIRL:   On Tuesday, I was at home. I did homework.

MAN:   Was it difficult?

GIRL:   No, it was easy. I had to write a story.

2

MAN:   What about Saturday? What did you do then?

GIRL:   I watched a soccer game.

MAN:   Did you go with your friends?

GIRL:   No, I went there with dad.

MAN:   Was it a good game?

GIRL:   Oh yes! It was very exciting.

3

MAN:   And did you go for a walk with the dog on Monday? It was a sunny day ___

GIRL:   No, I sat inside all day. I had a bad cold.

MAN:   Oh dear! I didn’t know that.

GIRL:   I read new book. Mum gave it to me on birthday.

4

MAN:   What about Sunday?

GIRL:   Erm ___ Dad drove us to the countryside that day.

MAN:   What did you do there?

GIRL:   We went for a walk near a waterfall.

MAN:   Great! Did you take any photos?

GIRL:   No.

5

MAN:   And what did you do on Wednesday?

GIRL:   We all went to the park.

MAN:   To watch another soccer game?

GIRL:   No. We played with our ball.

MAN:   And did you take the dog with you?

GIRL:   Oh yes!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

Listen and tick (✓) the box. There is one example.

What is Jill wearing?

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1 What does Daisy want for supper?

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2 What did Sally get for her birthday?

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3 Where did Peter go at the weekend?

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4 What was the matter with Marry?

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5 What fruit has Fred got in his garden?

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1 A   2 C   3 C   4 B   5 C

Transcript

What is Jill wearing?

GIRL:   Look Mum, can you see friend Jill?

WOMAN:   No, I can’t. What’s the wearing? Red trousers?

GIRL:   No. She’s got a new dress.

WOMAN:   Is it blue?

GIRL:   No, it’s yellow.

1 What does Daisy want for supper?

GIRL:   I’m hungry Mum.

WOMAN:   What would you like for supper Daisy, a burger?

GIRL:   No, I had a burger at school today. Can I have some pasta?

WOMAN:   Yes, with some juice and bread?

GIRL:   I’m thirsty but I don’t want any bread.

2 What did Sally get for her birthday?

GIRL:   It was Sally’s birthday last week.

WOMAN:   Oh, what did her parents give her?

GIRL:   I don’t know.

WOMAN:   She wanted a guitar or a computer.

GIRL:   Well they didn’t give her those. Oh yes, I know. They gave her a new camera.

WOMAN:   She’ll like that. She loves taking photos.

3 Where did Peter go at the weekend?

WOMAN:   Where did your friend Peter go at the weekend?

GIRL:   Well, he wanted to go and watch a basketball game.

WOMAN:   So did he go?

GIRL:   No, he couldn’t. His mum wanted to go to the mountains for the weekend and his dad wanted to go to the sea.

WOMAN:   Did he go to the sea then?

GIRL:   No, his dad had to work but he went with his mum to the mountains.

4 What was the matter with Marry?

GIRL:   Mary couldn’t come to school today.

WOMAN:   What was the matter with her? Did she have a stomach ache?

GIRL:   No, she had a temperature.

WOMAN:   Was she in bed?

GIRL:   No, she sat on the sofa in the living room.

5 What fruit has Fred got in his garden?

GIRL:   Mum, Fred’s parents have got a new house in the country. It’s very big.

WOMAN:   That’s good. Has it got a garden?

GIRL:   Yes, it has, and there’s a lot of fruit.

WOMAN:   Oh. Does it have coconuts or bananas?

GIRL:   No, but it’s got a lot of pineapples.