English Listening Exercises for B1 – Health and safety

1. a   Look at the picture. Listen and write the names of the girls.

Beth     Lily     Gina     Ellie     Daniela     Fran     Carla

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b   Write a sentence about each girl.

Lily is the girl who’s talking to Fran

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1 Lily   2 Fran   3 Beth   4 Gina   5 Carla

6 Ellie   7 Daniela

b

2 Fran is the girl that / who’s sitting on a bike.

3 Beth is the girl that / who’s eating an apple.

4 Gina is the girl that / who’s looking for something in her bag.

5 Carla is the girl that / who’s reading an e-book.

6 Ellie is the girl that / who’s eating a packet of crisps.

7 Daniela is the girl that / who’s wearing sunglasses.

Transcript

Daniela is the girl that’s wearing sunglasses.

The two girls who are talking to each other are Lily and Fran.

Fran is the girl who’s sitting on a bike.

The girl who’s reading an e-book is Carla.

Gina is the girl who’s looking for something in her bag.

The two girls who are eating are Ellie and Beth. Beth’s the girl who’s eating an apple.

2. a   Listen to the story and answer the questions.

1 Where is the tree?

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2 Who was with Tom?

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3 Why did Tom fall?

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4 Where did he land?

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5 Where did he go after that?

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6 How did he get there?

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7 What did the doctor do?

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8 Who has come to visit Tom?

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9 What has Tom done since his accident?

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b   Describe the pictures. Use relative clauses.

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1 This is __the tree that Tom was climbing__

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2 This is the boy ________

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3 This is ________

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4 This is ________

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5 This is ________

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6 This is ________

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7 This is ________

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8 These are ________

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9 These are ________

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a

The tree is in the back garden.

Tom’s friend Adam was with Tom.

Tom fell because the branch he was standing on broke.

He landed on the grass.

After that, Tom went to the hospital.

Tom got to the hospital in an ambulance.

The doctor examined him.

Tom’s school friends have come to visit him.

Since the accident, Tom has watched a lot of DVDs.

b

that / who fell from the tree

the branch that / which broke

the grass that / which Tom fell onto

the hospital that / which Tom went to

the ambulance that / which took Tom to the hospital

the doctor that / who examined Tom

the school friends that / who have visited Tom

the DVDs that / which Tom has watched

Transcript

Last week, brother Tom was climbing a tree in our back garden with his friend Adam. He was nearly at the top when the branch that he was standing on broke, and he fell onto the grass. An ambulance came and took him to the hospital. A doctor examined him. Tom had a broken leg. He can’t climb trees now, but he’s OK. His school friends have visited him, and he’s watched a lot of DVDs.

3. Listen to a conversation at the doctor’s. Put the dialogue in the correct order.

__   a   I’ve hurt finger.

__   b   Will I have to go to the hospital for that?

__   c   Goodbye.

__   d   Hello. What can I do for you?

__   e   Yes, but it’s very painful.

..1..   f   Hello, doctor.

__   g   About three days. I closed a door on it.

__   h   Yes, here you are. Take this letter to the hospital and they’ll X-ray it for you.

__   i    How long has it been like this?

__   j   I see. Well, I think you’ve probably broken it, so you’ll need an X-ray.

__   k   Yes. It’s a bit swollen. Can you bend it?

__   l    Thank you, doctor. Goodbye.

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2 d   3 a   4 k   5 e   6 I   7 g   8 j   9 b   10 h

11 l   12 c

Transcript

Patient Hello, doctor.

Doctor Hello. What can I do for you?

Patient I’ve hurt finger.

Doctor Yes. It’s a bit swollen. Can you bend it?

Patient Yes, but it’s very painful.

Doctor How long has it been like this?

Patient About three days. I closed a door on it.

Doctor I see. Well, I think you’ve probably broken it, so you’ll need an X-ray.

Patient Will I have to go to the hospital for that?

Doctor Yes, here you are. Take this letter to the hospital and they’ll X-ray it for you.

Patient Thank you, doctor. Goodbye.

Doctor Goodbye.

4. Listen to Bella talking to Josh. Complete the sentences.

Bella ____________ football.

She ____________ the violin.

She ____________ very good at sport.

She ____________ in a big city.

She ____________ very well.

She ____________ skiing last year.

She ____________ on holiday next week.

She ____________ red socks today.

She ____________ a pet.

10 She ____________ pasta.

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1 doesn’t like   2 can’t play   3 is  

4 lives   5 can sing   6 went   7 won’t be

8 ’s wearing   9 ’s got   10 loves

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1

Josh  I like football.

Bella Oh, I don’t.

2

Josh  I can’t play the violin.

Bella Neither can I.

3

Josh  I’m very good at sport.

Bella So am I.

4

Josh  I don’t live in a big city.

Bella Oh, I do.

5

Josh  I can sing very well.

Bella So can I.

6

Josh  I went skiing last year.

Bella So did I.

7

Josh  I’ll be on holiday next week.

Bella Oh, I won’t.

8

Josh  I’m wearing red socks today.

Bella So am I.

9

Josh  I haven’t got a pet.

Bella Oh, I have.

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Josh  I love pasta.

Bella So do I.

5. Listen and complete the dialogue.

Doctor Hello. What can I do for you?

Patient I’ve hurt 1 __thumb__ . It’s 2 _____

Doctor How did you do it?

Patient3 _____ it on some 4 _____

Doctor When did it happen?

Patient5 _____ days ago.

Doctor Hmm. You’ve got 6 _____ in it. I’ll give you 7 _____ for some 8 _____ Take one, 9 _____ times a day.

Patient Thank you.

Doctor And you should put 10 _____ on it, too.

Patient Thank you. Goodbye.

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2 swollen   3 cut   4 glass   5 Two   6 an infection

7 a prescription   8 tablets   9 three   10 a plaster

Transcript

Doctor Hello. What can I do for you?

Patient I’ve hurt thumb. It’s swollen.

Doctor How did you do it?

Patient I cut it on some glass.

Doctor When did it happen?

Patient Two days ago.

Doctor Hmm. You’ve got an infection in it. I’ll give you a prescription for some tablets. Take one, three times a day.

Patient Thank you

Doctor And you should put a plaster on it, too.

Patient Thank you. Goodbye.