Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 25

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 older girl carrying drinks, wearing a blue flower in her hair

2 Peter and the boy sitting on the floor with a board game, looking angry

3 Jane and the girl with long hair, laughing, in front of the TV

4 Jim and the man standing on the balcony, in a red jacket

5 Paul and the man coming into the room, with no shoes on

Transcript

BOY:   I took a photo at uncle and aunt’s flat yesterday. I like going there because I’ve got a lot of cousins.

WOMAN:   Can I see?

BOY:   Yes. There’s favourite cousin. She’s called Vicky.

WOMAN:   The girl on the sofa?

BOY:   Yes. You can only see her legs and the top of her head.

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WOMAN:   Who’s that? The girl who’s carrying the drinks?

BOY:   With the blue flower in her hair?

WOMAN:   Yes.

BOY:   Oh, that’s Sally, but she doesn’t like her name.

WOMAN:   Why not?

BOY:   I don’t know.

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BOY:   And there’s Peter ___

WOMAN:   Where?

BOY:   He’s sitting on the floor.

WOMAN:   Why does he look angry?

BOY:   Because he’s losing the game!

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WOMAN:   Are the two girls who are watching TV your cousins too?

BOY:   Yes. I’ve got seven cousins!

WOMAN:   Wow!

BOY:   The one with the longer hair is Jane. She’s laughing. Can you see?

WOMAN:   Oh, yes.

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WOMAN:   And who’s the man who’s standing on the balcony?

BOY:   In the red jacket? He’s uncle’s friend.

WOMAN:   And what’s his name?

BOY:   Ermm ___ it’s Jim, I think. Yes, that’s right.

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WOMAN:   And who’s that?

BOY:   The man who’s coming in the room?

WOMAN:   Yes. Is that your uncle?

BOY:   Yes! uncle Paul. He’s great.

WOMAN:   Why isn’t he wearing shoes?

BOY:   Because they were wet, I think.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Shopping in the supermarket

     Goes shopping:                                  in the morning

1 Likes shop because:                          It’s always ________

2 Every day buys:                                  ________

3 Comes to the supermarket by:      ________

4 Comes shopping with:                     his ________

5 Name:                                                  Mr ____________

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1 clean   2 bread   3 bus   4 daughter   5 Gill

Transcript

GIRL:   Excuse me. Can I ask you some questions about shopping in this supermarket?

MAN:   All right ___

GIRL:   It’s for homework. I have to write about shopping.

MAN:   Oh, OK.

GIRL:   Do you come shopping in the morning or in the afternoon?

MAN:   In the morning.

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GIRL:   Why do you like this supermarket?

MAN:   I like it because it’s always clean ___

GIRL:   Clean?

MAN:   Yes, you can see that.

GIRL:   OK. Thank you.

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GIRL:   And is there something that you buy here every day?

MAN:   Ermm ___

GIRL:   Do you always buy milk?

MAN:   No, but I always buy bread.

GIRL:   Bread ___ OK, thanks.

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GIRL:   Now, one more question ___ Do you come here in a car?

MAN:   I have got a car, but I come here on the bus because it’s easier.

GIRL:   You carry all your shopping on the bus? That’s difficult.

MAN:   No! Not for me.

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GIRL:   And do you do all the shopping in your family?

MAN:   Oh no, daughter helps me.

GIRL:   Ah! Is your daughter here now?

MAN:   Yes, she’s looking for some coffee that we saw on TV.

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GIRL:   Now can you tell me your name, please?

MAN:   Yes, it’s Mr Gill.

GIRL:   Can you spell that for me please, Mr Mill?

MAN:   Yes. It’s G-I double L.

GIRL:   Thanks a lot. Bye.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Jack 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 – played football

2 Friday – visited farm, rode on farmer’s truck

3 Tuesday – did pictures of sheep and cows

4 Saturday – watched a film

5 Thursday – reading and writing about farms

Transcript

WOMAN:   What did you do at school last week, Jack?

BOY:   Oh ___ lots of things. On Monday, a man came to talk to class.

WOMAN:   Did he? What about?

BOY:   About his work. He’s a farmer. He’s got lots of sheep.

WOMAN:   Did he bring one with him?

BOY:   No!

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BOY:   We had a good game of football one afternoon.

WOMAN:   At school?

BOY:   Yes. There’s a field behind the school. It’s part of the farm, but we can play there.

WOMAN:   That’s good. Which afternoon was that?

BOY:   It was on Wednesday, I think. Yes, that’s right.

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WOMAN:   And what about Friday?

BOY:   Ermm ___ we worked all day in the classroom, I think ___ No, that’s wrong. After lunch, the teacher took us out.

WOMAN:   Why?

BOY:   We went to visit the farm. I rode on one of the farmer’s trucks there!

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BOY:   We’re learning all about sheep and cows at school.

WOMAN:   That’s good. Do you like them?

BOY:   They’re OK. On Tuesday we did lots of pictures of them.

WOMAN:   On Tuesday?

BOY:   Yes, that’s right.

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WOMAN:   And what did you do on Saturday? You go to school that day too, I think.

BOY:   Ermm ___ we played football again.

WOMAN:   Did you?

BOY:   Oh, no. Sorry! We watched a film in the classroom that day.

WOMAN:   And what was the film about?

BOY:   A funny sheep that jumped on a truck and went to the city! It was OK – the farmer found it in the end.

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BOY:   On Thursday, we had lots of work to do.

WOMAN:   Reading and writing?

BOY:   Yes. I read about farms on the school computers on Thursday and then I wrote a long story.

WOMAN:   Great!

BOY:   Yes. I know a lot about farmers and their animals now.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s John doing now?

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1 Which clown does Daisy like most?

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2 What did Tony dream about?

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3 What does Ben need?

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4 Where’s Pat’s favourite CD?

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5 Which is Kim’s puppy?

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1 C   2 B   3 C   4 B   5 A

Transcript

What’s John doing now?

GIRL:   What’s John doing. Grandpa? Is he in the bath?

MAN:   No, he’s downstairs with Grandma. They’re making Grandma’s favourite – rice cakes.

GIRL:   Oh! I want to go and play tennis with him!

MAN:   Well, you can do that after dinner!

1 Which clown does Daisy like most?

GIRL:   I love that clown, Dad! Look!

MAN:   The one with the curly orange hair and big nose?

GIRL:   They’ve all got big noses! No, I mean the one who’s waving ___ the one in the funny long shoes. He’s favourite.

MAN:   Oh, I see.

2 What did Tony dream about?

WOMAN:   Good morning, Tony. Did you sleep well?

BOY:   Yes, but I had a funny dream. I was on top of a big mountain, but I was in pirate’s clothes!

WOMAN:   Was that in the story that you read yesterday?

BOY:   No, that was a story about a boy who could fly.

3 What does Ben need?

WOMAN:   I have to go to the shops today, Ben. I need a new scarf.

BOY:   Oh, can you get me some new white socks, please?

WOMAN:   OK. Shall I buy you a new toothbrush too?

BOY:   No, I bought one yesterday.

4 Where’s Pat’s favourite CD?

BOY:   Mum, where’s favourite CD? It’s not with the guitar.

WOMAN:   Is it on the stairs, Pat? I saw it there this morning.

BOY:   Well, it’s not there now. Oh, here it is ___ under comic!

WOMAN:   Good.

5 Which is Kim’s puppy?

MAN:   Right, children. Thank you for bringing all these photos of your pets to school. Kim, which one is yours?

GIRL:   That puppy, Mr Last ___ the one with the short tail.

MAN:   The brown one with big ears?

GIRL:   Not that one. The one with the white face.

MAN:   Oh.