Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 18

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

Fred and the man cooking, with no shoes

Mary and the girl on the sun chair, eating a sandwich

Jim and the blond boy with a dolphin

Jill and the girl skipping in the garden next door

Paul and the man with the cows and the dog


BOY:   Hello, Mrs Top. Here’s a photo of party.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. What a sunny day!

BOY:   It was. Look! sister’s sitting in the water. Can you see her?

WOMAN:   Yes, I can. She’s got very long hair! What’s her name?

BOY:   Daisy.


WOMAN:   Who’s that? The man who’s cooking the food.

BOY:   Oh, that’s uncle. His name’s Fred.

WOMAN:   He isn’t wearing any shoes!

BOY:   I know. He took them off.


WOMAN:   And is that your mother, in the chair?

BOY:   No. That’s cousin. She’s eating a cheese sandwich because she doesn’t like meat.

WOMAN:   And what’s her name?

BOY:   Mary. She’s older than me, but I’m taller.


WOMAN:   And is that your brother? The boy who’s playing with the toy dolphin?

BOY:   Yes. That’s Jim. He’s got blond hair like me.

WOMAN:   And where are you?

BOY:   I took the picture!

WOMAN:   Oh, I see.


BOY:   Look at Jill!

WOMAN:   Where is she?

BOY:   She’s in her garden. It’s next to ours. She’s skipping. Can you see?

WOMAN:   Yes, but why didn’t she come to your party?

BOY:   She did! She came to eat with us.


WOMAN:   And is that Paul? The man in the field with the cows?

BOY:   Yes. He came to say ‘hello’. But he couldn’t come to the party.

WOMAN:   That’s sad.

BOY:   Yes, it was, because I like him. And his dog!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

HOMEWORK – Shopping in town

     Favourite shop:       the supermarket

1 Always buys:            ________

2 How she goes:         by ________

3 Goes with:                her ____________

4 When she goes:      in the ________

5 Name:                        Mrs ____________

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1 vegetables   2 bus   3 daughter

4 afternoon   5 Rich


BOY:   Excuse me. Can you answer some questions for me, please? It’s for school homework.

WOMAN:   Yes, all right.

BOY:   Thanks. Right, what’s your favourite shop in this town?

WOMAN:   Oh! The supermarket, I think.

BOY:   The supermarket. OK.


BOY:   What do you buy there?

WOMAN:   Well, I always buy vegetables because we eat them every day in our family.

BOY:   Do you all like vegetables, then?

WOMAN:   Yes, we do.


BOY:   And how do you go to the supermarket? Do you go on your bike?

WOMAN:   No, I take the bus because I always have a lot of things to carry.

BOY:   So, the bus is better?

WOMAN:   Yes, it is.


BOY:   And who goes with you?

WOMAN:   daughter.

BOY:   Right. Does she help you?

WOMAN:   daughter’s only four, but she likes to choose some of our food.


BOY:   And do you go in the morning?

WOMAN:   No, I go in the afternoon.

BOY:   Is the shop quieter in the afternoons, then?

WOMAN:   No. There are always a lot of people there because it’s a very good supermarket.


BOY:   Well, thank you. And one last thing ___ what’s your name? I have to write it down.

WOMAN:   It’s Mrs Rich.

BOY:   How do you spell that?


BOY:   OK. Thank you.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Kim do last week?

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

There is one example.


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1 Saturday – helped with bags at holiday house

2 Wednesday – fishing

3 Sunday – picnic by river

4 Tuesday – man putting water in car

5 Frida – cinema


GIRL:   We had a good week on holiday, Uncle Bill!

MAN:   Did you and your brother take a lot of pictures?

GIRL:   Yes, look! On Monday, we went to a farm. We saw some baby goats under a tree there.

MAN:   What a beautiful photo, Kim!


GIRL:   We arrived at the holiday house on Saturday. I helped to take the bags out of the car.

MAN:   And was there a river there?

GIRL:   Yes, and a boat. The river was at the bottom of the garden.

MAN:   Did you swim there?

GIRL:   No. The water was too cold!


GIRL:   Wednesday was an exciting day.

MAN:   Why? What did you do?

GIRL:   I went finishing in a boat.

MAN:   Wow! Did you catch any fish?

GIRL:   No, but I enjoyed it a lot and it was very sunny that day.


MAN:   And what did you do on Sunday? Did you go fishing that day, too?

GIRL:   No, we didn’t. We watched a video. And in the afternoon, we had a picnic by the river.

MAN:   Great! What did you eat?

GIRL:   A lot of things ___ watermelon, cold sausages, cheese ___

MAN:   Mmmm!


MAN:   And what about Tuesday?

GIRL:   Well, Tuesday was market day, and Dad took us there in the car.

MAN:   Was it good?

GIRL:   Yes, it was. But something went wrong with the car. It stopped and Dad had to put water in it.

MAN:   Oh!


GIRL:   One day it rained, so we went to the cinema.

MAN:   Which day was that?

GIRL:   Thursday, I think. No, sorry, it was Friday. The film was about some people who bought a farm.

MAN:   And did they have animals there?

GIRL:   Yes, and their children helped with all the work in the fields. It was great!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What must Jane do first?


1 What can the people see outside?


2 What’s the matter with Sally?


3 Which picture does the girl like?


4 What has John’s mum got to buy?


5 Where’s Sue’s towel now?


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1 C   2 C   3 A   4 B   5 B


What must Jane do first?

WOMAN:   Jane, go and have a wash. Your face and hands are very dirty.

GIRL:   Now?

WOMAN:   Yes. And after that, put a clean T-shirt on.

GIRL:   OK. I washed the car in this morning.

1 What can the people see outside?

MAN:   Look at all the stars!

WOMAN:   Yes! What a beautiful evening. But I can’t see the moon!

MAN:   It’s behind that cloud, I think.

WOMAN:   And there’s no snow tonight ___ that’s good!

MAN:   Yes, it is.

2 What’s the matter with Sally?

GIRL:   Sally, what’s the matter with your arm?

MAN:   arm’s OK, Dad, but shoulder hurts.

GIRL:   What did you do to it?

MAN:   I climbed to the top of a tree and then it started to hurt.

GIRL:   Come here. Is your neck OK?

MAN:   Yes, that’s fine ___

3 Which picture does the girl like?

GIRL:   Can I have that picture for room, Dad?

MAN:   The one with the lions?

GIRL:   No, the one with the bears, next to it.

MAN:   I like the one with the pandas better!

GIRL:   But I don’t, and it’s for room.

4 What has John’s mum got to buy?

WOMAN:   John, you need a new toothbrush. We must buy one for you today. You can choose the colour.

BOY:   OK. And can I have a new comic? I read old one yesterday.

WOMAN:   No, not today. Go and put your coat on ___ and your new scarf, please. It’s very cold outside.

BOY:   All right.

5 Where’s Sue’s towel now?

GIRL:   Mum, I can’t find the towel for sports lesson. It’s not in the cupboard.

WOMAN:   I took it out for you, Sue.

GIRL:   Where is it then? In bedroom?

WOMAN:   No. It’s next to the shower in the bathroom.