Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 11

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.

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Lines should be drawn between:

Sally and the girl buying fruit

John and the boy in the orange shirt sitting under the tree

Jim and the boy on the bike eating an apple

Daisy and the girl in the pink dress giving an ice cream to the boy

Jill and the girl looking in her bag, wearing a hat

Transcript

MAN:   What a lot of people in the market! Do you know any of them?

WOMAN:   Yes, that’s friend Fred. He’s wearing a red sweater.

MAN:   Look! He’s buying some sausages.

WOMAN:   That’s right. He likes eating them for breakfast.

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MAN:   Who’s that girl?

WOMAN:   Where?

MAN:   She’s talking to that man who’s wearing a blue T-shirt.

WOMAN:   Oh, that’s Sally. She’s buying some fruit, I think.

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WOMAN:   That’s John there.

MAN:   What’s he doing?

WOMAN:   He’s sitting down, under that tree.

MAN:   Oh, yes. He looks hot and tired.

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WOMAN:   I can see Jim. He’s riding his bike.

MAN:   What’s that in his hand?

WOMAN:   Um, he’s eating an apple, I think.

MAN:   Oh, yes.

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WOMAN:   There’s friend Daisy.

MAN:   Where?

WOMAN:   She’s standing next to that boy in blue jeans.

MAN:   Oh, yes. She’s giving him an ice cream.

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MAN:   Who’s that girl – the one who’s looking in her bag?

GIRL:   Oh, that’s Jill.

MAN:   I like her hat. You need one on a sunny day like this.

GIRL:   Yes, you do!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

STAR CITY SWIMMING POOL

     Name:                                           Emma Carey

1 How old:                                      ________

2 Lives in:                                        ________ Street

3 Name of swimming class:        ________

4 Teacher’s name:                        Paul ________

5 Buys:                                             ________

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1 11/eleven   2 Lowe   3 Dolphins

4 Cane   5 (a) sandwich

Transcript

MAN:   Hello. I work here at the swimming pool. Can I ask you some questions?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   Thank you. First, what’s your name?

GIRL:   Emma Carey.

MAN:   Is that C-A-R-E-Y?

GIRL:   That’s right.

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MAN:   Now, how old are you, Emma?

GIRL:   I’m eleven.

MAN:   Sorry? How old?

GIRL:   Eleven.

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MAN:   And where do you live?

GIRL:   Lowe Street.

MAN:   How do you spell that?

GIRL:   L-O-W-E.

MAN:   Is that next to the library?

GIRL:   Yes.

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MAN:   next question is, do you go to any of our swimming classes?

GIRL:   Yes, on Thursday.

MAN:   Which one, Emma? What’s the name of the class?

GIRL:   Last year, I went to ‘Ducks’, but now I go to ‘Dolphins’, because I can swim better.

MAN:   Great! ‘Dolphins’ is a good class.

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MAN:   Who’s your swimming teacher?

GIRL:   His name’s Paul Carne.

MAN:   Oh. You mean Paul Cane. C-A-N-E.

GIRL:   Oh, yes. That’s right.

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MAN:   Last question. After your class, do you buy any food at the café here?

GIRL:   Yes, I buy a sandwich.

MAN:   Do you always buy a sandwich?

GIRL:   Yes, because after swimming, I’m always very hungry.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Peter do last week?

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

There is one example.

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Friday           Monday

Saturday      Wednesday

Sunday         Thursday

Transcript

WOMAN:   Hello, Peter. Did you have a good holiday with your grandparents?

BOY:   Yes, it was great.

WOMAN:   Did you do lots of different things?

BOY:   Yes. It was birthday on Monday and grandparents bought me a new kite.

WOMAN:   Wow!

BOY:   And it’s got a picture of a shark on it!

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WOMAN:   Did you go out on Thursday?

BOY:   Thursday ___ oh, yes. It was hot and we went to an island.

WOMAN:   What did you do there?

BOY:   We went fishing in grandpa’s boat.

WOMAN:   Was it good?

BOY:   Yes! We caught lots of fish.

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WOMAN:   What about Saturday?

BOY:   We wanted to go to the park but we couldn’t. It rained.

WOMAN:   So, what did you do?

BOY:   We went to the cinema and saw a film about a boy and a whale.

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BOY:   On Tuesday, we went to the zoo! Oh no, I mean Sunday.

WOMAN:   Oh!

BOY:   I only went with Grandma. Grandpa wasn’t very well.

WOMAN:   Oh dear. Which were your favourite animals?

BOY:   The sharks. I like their big teeth!

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WOMAN:   Did you go out on Wednesday, too?

BOY:   Yes. We went to the park.

WOMAN:   Did you fly your kite there?

BOY:   No. We took a toy boat and sailed it on the lake.

WOMAN:   Great!

BOY:   And I played with a boy there who had a toy whale!

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WOMAN:   What about Friday?

BOY:   It was another wet day.

WOMAN:   Oh ___

BOY:   So Grandpa wanted to watch television.

WOMAN:   What did you see?

BOY:   An old film about fishing. It was funny!

WOMAN:   Good.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s the matter with Kim?

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1 What did Jane have for lunch today?

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2 Which girl is Ann?

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3 What does Mary choose to do?

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4 Which photo does Nick’s dad choose?

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5 How does Sue’s mum go to work?

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1 B   2 C   3 A   4 B   5 A

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What’s the matter with Kim?

GIRL:   Do you want to play football, Kim?

BOY:   No, I can’t come out today. I’m not very well.

GIRL:   Have you got a stomach ache?

BOY:   No, but I’ve got a temperature.

GIRL:   Have you got a cold?

BOY:   No, I haven’t.

1 What did Jane have for lunch today?

MAN:   Did you have pasta for lunch today, Jane?

GIRL:   No, not today.

MAN:   What did you have?

GIRL:   A cheese sandwich, Dad. Mum had some soup, but I didn’t want any.

MAN:   Well, I’d like pasta for supper. Would you?

2 Which girl is Ann?

GIRL:   Look at these photos of friends at the school party, Mum.

WOMAN:   Is this Ann, dancing with a boy?

GIRL:   Where? No, that’s her sister Sally.

WOMAN:   Oh, look, this is her with a glass in her hand.

GIRL:   No it isn’t. Ann’s the one choosing a CD.

3 What does Mary choose to do?

WOMAN:   Would you like to draw a picture, Mary?

GIRL:   No, not today, Mum. And I don’t want to read. What can I do?

WOMAN:   Would you like to come to the supermarket with me? We can buy a cake.

GIRL:   Oh, yes, please. A big chocolate one.

WOMAN:   OK. Put on your coat, then.

4 Which photo does Nick’s dad choose?

MAN:   What a lot of photos, Nick! Did you take them all?

BOY:   Yes, and I’ve got to choose the best one and take it to school. Can you help me?

MAN:   OK. This photo of the moon is good.

BOY:   Hmm. What about this one of the mountains?

MAN:   Mmm, no. This is the best one. The one of the waterfall.

5 How does Sue’s mum go to work?

BOY:   Does your mum go to work on her bike, Sue?

GIRL:   No, she doesn’t like riding it in the town.

BOY:   Does she catch a bus then?

GIRL:   Yes, because Dad needs the car.