Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 26

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.

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Lines should be drawn between:

1 Daisy and the girl under the table, with a puppy

2 Vicky and the woman with a cup and no shoes on

3 Jim and the boy with sunglasses on, with the dogs

4 Sally and the girl on the phone, with a game under her arm

5 Peter and the boy with a towel, wearing a scarf

Transcript

BOY:   We had a garden party last week, Miss Long. dad cooked sausages outside! Here’s a picture!

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. Is that your dad? The man in the grey shirt?

BOY:   Yes. His name’s Paul. Do you know him?

WOMAN:   I think I do!

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BOY:   There’s sister, Daisy.

WOMAN:   Where?

BOY:   She’s there, under the table with one of the puppies.

WOMAN:   Oh ___ She looks very young!

BOY:   Yes, she’s only four.

2

WOMAN:   And who’s that? The person with the cup in her hand?

BOY:   That’s one of Mum’s friends.

WOMAN:   What’s her name?

BOY:   Vicky.

WOMAN:   Why hasn’t she got any shoes on?

BOY:   Because we’ve got a swimming pool in the garden. She put her feel in the water.

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BOY:   And there’s Jim. I gave him those sunglasses!

WOMAN:   The boy who’s sitting on the grass?

BOY:   Yes. he lives in the next house. He loves our dogs.

WOMAN:   I can see that!

4

WOMAN:   Who’s the girl that’s got the phone?

BOY:   The girl with the blonde hair? That’s Sally.

WOMAN:   What’s she carrying under her arm?

BOY:   It’s a new game, but we didn’t play it.

WOMAN:   Oh ___

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WOMAN:   What about the boy with the towel? Who’s he?

BOY:   That’s friend, Peter. He went in the pool too.

WOMAN:   Why is he wearing a scarf?

BOY:   I don’t know.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Pat’s school music lessons

     Can learn to play:                   the piano

1 Name of piano teacher:       Mr ________

2 Place to go for lessons:   room next to the ________

3 Lessons are:                            on Friday ________

4 For first lesson, take:            favourite ________

5 Homework: read page:        ______________ of her book

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1 Race   2 lift   3 morning(s)   4 CD   5 26/twenty-six

Transcript

GIRL:   Hi, Dad.

MAN:   Hello, Pat. I got an email from your school today. It was about music lessons. Would you like to learn to play the piano?

GIRL:   The piano? Yes, please!

MAN:   OK. I think that’s a good idea too.

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GIRL:   What’s the piano teacher’s name, Dad?

MAN:   Mr Race.

GIRL:   Do you spell that R-A-C-E?

MAN:   That’s right. Do you know Mr Race, Pat?

GIRL:   No.

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GIRL:   Where do I have to go for the lessons?

MAN:   The lessons are in the room next to the lift. Let’s look again. Yes, next to the lift.

GIRL:   Oh, OK. I know. It’s in a nice room. It’s got big windows.

MAN:   Has it?

GIRL:   Yes.

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GIRL:   When are the lessons? Are they on Friday afternoon? We have English then.

MAN:   No. They’re on Friday morning, Pat.

GIRL:   Every Friday morning?

MAN:   Yes, that’s right. You can start next week.

GIRL:   Wow! Great!

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GIRL:   What do I have to take to the first lesson? A pen?

MAN:   No, only your favourite CD. Have you got one?

GIRL:   Well, I’ve got lots of CDs now, but I can choose a favourite one, Dad. That’s easy.

MAN:   Good.

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MAN:   They said in the email please tell Pat to read page 26 of her book for her homework.

GIRL:   Page 26?

MAN:   Yes, that’s right. Can you do that this evening?

GIRL:   Can you help me?

MAN:   OK!

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 Tuesday – street market, bought some red T-shirts

2 Thursday – went to the cinema and had a burger

3 Wednesday – bus ride round the city

4 Saturday – lunch in a café

5 Sunday – came home by bus

Transcript

WOMAN:   Hello, Jack!

BOY:   Oh, hello, Mrs Brown. I had a great week with brother in the city.

WOMAN:   What did you do there?

BOY:   We went on a river boat on Friday. That was great! There were hundreds of ducks.

WOMAN:   Oh!

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WOMAN:   Did you go shopping in the city?

BOY:   Yes, but only to a kind of street market.

WOMAN:   When did you do that?

BOY:   On Tuesday ___ yes, that’s right. We did that on Tuesday. brother and I bought some red T-shirts.

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BOY:  On Thursday we went to the cinema.

WOMAN:   On Thursday? What did you see?

BOY:   A film about a boy. His mum had a funny café. It was great.

WOMAN:   Good.

BOY:   Yes. Then we had a burger when we came out!

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BOY:   We went for a ride round the city on a bus on Wednesday.

WOMAN:   And did you go shopping again that day?

BOY:   No. We enjoyed the ride. We sat upstairs and we could see all the city.

WOMAN:   Wow! Did you take any photos?

BOY:   Yes, I did.

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WOMAN:   And what did you do on Saturday?

BOY:   It rained that day but we went to a walk. And then brother bought me some lunch in a café.

WOMAN:   What did you have?

BOY:   Pasta with fish and tomatoes in it. It was very good.

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BOY:   And on Monday ___ sorry, Sunday, we came back home again.

WOMAN:   And how did you get home?

BOY:   We caught a bus from the big bus station in the city. I didn’t want to go home!

WOMAN:   Why?

BOY:   Because the city is very exciting!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s the panda doing now?

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1 What’s in Mary’s bowl?

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2 Where’s John’s book now?

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3 What pet has Jane got?

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4 What’s Lucy’s story about?

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5 Which woman is Anna’s aunt?

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1 B   2 A   3 A   4 C   5 B

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What’s the panda doing now?

BOY:   Look at this funny panda on TV, Mum!

WOMAN:   What’s it doing? Is it climbing that tree?

BOY:   No, look, it’s hiding from the tiger that’s playing with the ball.

WOMAN:   Oh dear!

1 What’s in Mary’s bowl?

MAN:   What’s in that bowl, Mary? Is it chicken?

GIRL:   No, Dad. It’s some vegetable soup. It’s great. Would you like some?

MAN:   No, thanks. I had some salad. I’m not hungry.

GIRL:   OK.

2 Where’s John’s book now?

BOY:   Did you take book, Mum? It’s not on the table.

WOMAN:   Yes, John. I put it on the stairs. Take it upstairs to your bedroom, please.

BOY:   But I want to read it now.

WOMAN:   Well ___ all right.

3 What pet has Jane got?

GIRL:   friend Jane loves animals.

WOMAN:   Does she? Has she got a kitten?

GIRL:   No, she’s got a rabbit. It’s great!

WOMAN:   When I was a girl, I had a parrot.

4 What’s Lucy’s story about?

MAN:   Are you reading a good story in your comic, Lucy?

GIRL:   Yes, Dad.

MAN:   Is it the one about the farmer?

GIRL:   No, I’m reading about a clown.

MAN:   Oh, I liked the one last week about the pirate.

GIRL:   Oh, that one was boring.

5 Which woman is Anna’s aunt?

MAN:   There’s a woman in the playground with a white coat on, Anna. Do you know her?

GIRL:   Yes, Mr Kite. It’s aunt.

MAN:   That one who’s wearing jeans?

GIRL:   No. That’s cousin. aunt’s got a dress on.