Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 16

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 wearing a green shirt, pointing to the dolphins and laughing

2 Sally and the girl taking pictures of the dolphins

3 Nick and the boy sitting with his feet in the water, holding a fish

4 Jill and the girl reading a book about dolphins

5 Mary and the girl swimming with dolphins


WOMAN:   Hello. Where’s Anna?

BOY:   She’s in the water with one of the dolphins.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

BOY:   She’s riding on its back.

WOMAN:   Oh! I’d love to do that!


WOMAN:   Which is Paul?

BOY:   He’s wearing a green shirt.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. What’s he doing?

BOY:   He’s pointing to the dolphins and laughing.


WOMAN:   Where’s Sally?

BOY:   There. She’s got a camera.

WOMAN:   Right, I can see her. She’s taking some pictures.

BOY:   Yes. She loves dolphins.


WOMAN:   I can’t see Nick. Where is he?

BOY:   Look! He’s sitting with his feet in the water.

WOMAN:   What’s he doing?

BOY:   He’s got a fish in his hand. That dolphin wants it. He’s jumping for it.


BOY:   Look at Jill.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

BOY:   Her friend’s shouting at her, but she wants to read.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. She’s got a book about dolphins.


WOMAN:   Where’s Mary?

BOY:   She’s there, in the water.

WOMAN:   Oh! What’s she doing.

BOY:   She’s swimming with a dolphin.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! It can swim better than she can!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.


     Day:                                       Saturday

1 Place:                                    The ________ Café

2 Number of children:          ________

3 Where they sat:                 table ____________

4 Food:                                     cake, ____________

                                                     and ice cream __________

5 Drinks:                                   lemonade and __________juice

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1 Paris   2 18/eighteen (children)   3 outside

4 sandwiches   5 line


MAN:   Did you have a good birthday party?

GIRL:   Yes, it was great!

MAN:   When was the party?

GIRL:   It was last Saturday.

MAN:   Saturday?

GIRL:   That’s right.


MAN:   Where was the party?

GIRL:   It was in the Paris Café.

MAN:   Oh! How do you spell that?

GIRL:   P-A-R-I-S.


MAN:   How many children were there?

GIRL:   Eighteen.

MAN:   Eighteen! That’s a lot!

GIRL:   Yes. There were ten boys ___

MAN:   ___ and eight girls?

GIRL:   Right!


MAN:   Where did you all sit?

GIRL:   We had a big table outside.

MAN:   Outside? Oh, weren’t you cold?

GIRL:   No. It was hot and sunny that day.


MAN:   What did you eat?

GIRL:   A lot!

MAN:   Birthday cake?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   And did you have burgers and fries?

GIRL:   No. We had sandwiches and ice cream.


MAN:   What drinks did you have?

GIRL:   Some people had lemonade and some had lime juice.

MAN:   Lime juice? Did you like it?

GIRL:   Yes, I did.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did John 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 – picnic by the river

2 Sunday – picnic in field

3 Thursday – boat on river

4 Friday – cinema

5 Saturday – washed car


WOMAN:   Hello John! Did you enjoy your holiday last week?

BOY:   Yes, thanks. It was very good.

WOMAN:   Tell me what you did every day.

BOY:   Well ___ on Monday I went to town with mum and dad. We bought a new car!

WOMAN:   Wow! Did you?

BOY:   Yes. You can come to house after school and see it.


WOMAN:   Did you go for a ride in the new car?

BOY:   Yes, on Wednesday.

WOMAN:   Where did you go?

BOY:   To the river. We had a picnic there.


BOY:   We went to see uncle on Sunday.

WOMAN:   Where does he live?

BOY:   In the country. In a small village.

WOMAN:   And what did you do there?

BOY:   We went for a walk and had a picnic again! In a field.


WOMAN:   Which was the best day, then?

BOY:   Oh ___ Thursday.

WOMAN:   Why? What did you do on Thursday?

BOY:   I went to Jack’s house ___ and his dad has a new boat!

WOMAN:   Wow! Did you take it on the river?

BOY:   Yes. It was exciting!


BOY:   On Friday, I went to the cinema with Jack.

WOMAN:   What film did you see?

BOY:   ‘River Island’. It’s about some people who lived on a boat.

WOMAN:   Was it good?

BOY:   It was OK. Jack liked it. He went to see it again on Saturday.


WOMAN:   And what did you do on Saturday?

BOY:   I helped dad.

WOMAN:   What did you do? Did you help him in the garden?

BOY:   No! We washed the new car! It looks beautiful!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What did Sam do at school today?


1 What’s the matter with Daisy?


2 Which child is Ben?


3 What does John want for lunch?


4 What can Jane and Jim do?


5 What did Nick do at the weekend?


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1 A   2 C   3 B   4 C   5 A


What did Sam do at school today?

WOMAN:   Hello Sam. Did you enjoy school today?

BOY:   Yes, it was great!

WOMAN:   What did you do?

BOY:   The teacher read a story about a bear, and we all drew pictures of it.

WOMAN:   And did you write about it?

BOY:   No, not today.

1 What’s the matter with Daisy?

WOMAN:   What would you like to eat, Daisy?

GIRL:   I’m not very hungry, Mum. I don’t want any breakfast.

WOMAN:   What’s the matter? Have you got toothache, or does your stomach hurt?

GIRL:   No, I’ve got earache, and I’m hot.

WOMAN:   Well, you can’t go to school today.

2 Which child is Ben?

BOY:   Look at this photo of birthday party. Can you find me?

MAN:   Oh, Ben, that’s difficult. You’re all wearing party clothes. Are you the pirate?

BOY:   No, that’s friend John.

MAN:   Are you the clown then?

BOY:   Yes, I am. And this monkey here is sister!

3 What does John want for lunch?

WOMAN:   Would you like a bowl of soup for lunch, John?

BOY:   We had that yesterday. Can we have something different, please?

WOMAN:   Well, how about a pizza?

BOY:   Oh, great! And can we have pasta for supper, please?

4 What can Jane and Jim do?

BOY:   Do you want to come to house after school, Jane?

GIRL:   Yes, please. We haven’t got any homework today. Can we play on your computer?

BOY:   No, not today. mum needs it for her work. But we can listen to new CDs.

GIRL:   OK, Jim.

5 What did Nick do at the weekend?

WOMAN:   Did you go sailing at the weekend, Nick?

BOY:   No, we didn’t, because it was very cold.

WOMAN:   So what did you do? Did you go to the shops?

BOY:   No. friend Kim phoned, and we went to the zoo.