Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 13

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1 Sally and the girl eating the plate of sandwiches

2 Jane and the woman holding the baby

3 Bill and the boy under the table, playing with the cat

4 Nick and the boy eating ice cream

5 Sue and the girl with the guitar in the garden


WOMAN:   What are you looking at, Sam?

BOY:   It’s a photo of brother’s birthday party.

WOMAN:   Is he the blond boy who’s standing on the chair?

BOY:   Yes. His name’s Tom. He’s seven now.


WOMAN:   Who’s the girl who’s sitting next to Tom?

BOY:   The girl with all the sandwiches?

WOMAN:   Yes. She’s hungry, I think!

BOY:   Oh, yes ___ that’s Sally. She loves eating!


BOY:   Jane was at the party.

WOMAN:   Is she sitting at the table?

BOY:   No. She’s the woman who’s standing by the door. She’s mother’s friend.

WOMAN:   Oh! And she’s got a baby. Look at his curly hair!


WOMAN:   What’s his name? The boy who’s under the table playing with the cat.

BOY:   That’s Bill. He didn’t want to sit at the table with the children.

WOMAN:   Oh! Why?

BOY:   Well, he likes animals more than people!


WOMAN:   The boy who’s eating ice cream is enjoying the party.

BOY:   Yes, that’s our cousin. His name’s Nick.

WOMAN:   I like his hat.

BOY:   That red one is his favourite. He wears it every day.


BOY:   Look at Sue.

WOMAN:   Where is she?

BOY:   Outside in the garden. She’s got a guitar.

WOMAN:   Can she play it?

BOY:   Yes. She played ‘Happy Birthday’, and we all sang it.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

     Please look for:               Sports bag

1 Name of child:                 Daisy ________

2 Colour of bag:                 ________

3 The bag was:                   next to ________

4 Inside the bag was:        a ______________

5 Child’s address:               ________ Top Street

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1 Fry   2 orange   3 (the) swimming pool

4 towel   5 (number/no/#) 42/ forty-two


MAN:   Hello there. What’s the matter?

GIRL:   I can’t find sports bag.

MAN:   OK. Did you have your bag with you here at the swimming pool today?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   All right, then we must find it for you!


MAN:   What’s your name?

GIRL:   It’s Daisy. Daisy Fry.

MAN:   Do you spell that F-R-Y, Daisy?

GIRL:   Yes. That’s right.


MAN:   And what colour is your bag, Daisy?

GIRL:   It’s orange and it’s got name on it.

MAN:   Orange, you say ___ ?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   ___ because we’ve got a yellow one here.

GIRL:   No, that one isn’t mine.


MAN:   Now, where did you last have your bag?

GIRL:   It was on the grass outside.

MAN:   Next to the swimming pool, or the café?

GIRL:   The swimming pool.


MAN:   And what’s inside your bag, Daisy?

GIRL:   A towel. mother bought it for swimming lessons.

MAN:   Is that the only thing in your bag? A towel?

GIRL:   Yes.


MAN:   Now, where do you live?

GIRL:   address is 42, Top Street.

MAN:   Number 42. I know Top Street.

GIRL:   Do you?

MAN:   Yes, Now / must look for your bag, Daisy, and you must be more careful with your things.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Paul do last week?

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

There is one example.


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1 Wednesday – walk in the forest

2 Tuesday – market

3 Saturday – skating

4 Thursday – cinema

5 Monday – visit to cousin’s house


WOMAN:   So, Paul, did you enjoy your week at your uncle’s house?

BOY:   Yes, I did. He lives in the mountains. It’s beautiful there, and there are a lot of things to do.

WOMAN:   But did you do your homework?

BOY:   Oh, yes. I did that on Friday.


BOY:   It snowed on Wednesday. That was the best day.

WOMAN:   Oh, What did you do?

BOY:   uncle and I walked in the forest. We saw a lot of animals.

WOMAN:   Were you afraid?

BOY:   Oh, no!


BOY:   We went to the market on Sunday. Oh no, sorry, that was on Tuesday.

WOMAN:   Tuesday? Right. So what did you buy?

BOY:   Oh, a lot of things. Bread and some cheese, and uncle bought a rabbit.

WOMAN:   To eat?

BOY:   No! For the children to play with!


WOMAN:   What did you do on Saturday, Paul? Did you go to the forest again?

BOY:   No, we went skating.

WOMAN:   Where did you do that?

BOY:   On a lake.


BOY:   And on Thursday, we went to the cinema.

WOMAN:   On Thursday?

BOY:   Yes. The film was about some men who climbed to the top of a mountain and found some treasure in the snow.

WOMAN:   Oh!


BOY:   I played with cousin on Monday.

WOMAN:   Oh, did you?

BOY:   Yes. I saw the rabbit again. They have a lot of animals at cousin’s house.

WOMAN:   Oh? What kind?

BOY:   They have chickens in their garden – and a goat.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What does the girl want to buy?


1 What did the boy draw?


2 Where can they have the picnic?


3 What’s the parrot doing?


4 Where’s the blanket?


5 Which girl is Ann’s sister?


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1 B   2 B   3 C   4 A   5 C


What does the girl want to buy?

GIRL:   I need to buy some new clothes for holiday.

BOY:   More jeans?

GIRL:   No! I don’t need any, but I’d like a new coat.

BOY:   I never wear one. I like wearing jacket.

1 What did the boy draw?

BOY:   I had to draw an animal at school today, Mum. It was very difficult.

WOMAN:   What was it? A lion? A kangaroo?

BOY:   No, a smaller animal than that.

WOMAN:   What was it, then?

BOY:   A bat. teacher liked it.

2 Where can they have the picnic?

WOMAN:   We must stop and have the picnic. I’m tired and thirsty!

MAN:   OK. Would you like to eat there, by the river?

WOMAN:   No. How about next to the waterfall?

MAN:   The grass is wet there. Look – on those rocks? That’s a better place.

WOMAN:   Yes, OK.

3 What’s the parrot doing?

GIRL:   Can I give the parrot some fruit, Mum?

WOMAN:   Not now. It’s sleeping.

GIRL:   But I can hear it! It’s talking.

WOMAN:   No it isn’t. That’s the radio!

4 Where’s the blanket?

WOMAN:   Where’s the blanket? I need it for the baby to sit on.

MAN:   It’s downstairs in the basement, isn’t it?

WOMAN:   No, I looked there and it’s not outside in the garden.

MAN:   Oh, I know. It’s upstairs, in the bedroom.

5 Which girl is Ann’s sister?

GIRL:   Can you see that girl?

MAN:   Which girl, Ann? The one on the balcony?

GIRL:   No, she’s there, in the street.

MAN:   Is she skipping?

GIRL:   No. She’s playing with the leaves. Well, that’s sister!