Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 02

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Tom and the boy drawing a car on the board

2) Jane and the girl playing with a toy bus

3) Paul and the boy drawing a house on the board

4) Anna and the girl holding a toy plane

5) Pat and the girl sitting in front of the computer


MAN:   Hello, is Mary here?

WOMAN:   Yes, she’s listening to a CD.

MAN:   Is she wearing a red skirt?

WOMAN:   Yes, that’s Mary. She loves music.


MAN:   Where’s Tom?

WOMAN:   He’s drawing a picture on the board.

MAN:   There are two boys drawing. Which one is Tom?

WOMAN:   He’s drawing a car.

MAN:   Oh yes! I can see him now.


MAN:   Where’s Jane?

WOMAN:   She’s playing with a toy.

MAN:   Is she playing with a toy plane?

WOMAN:   No, she’s playing with a bus.

MAN:   Oh yes, I can see her.


MAN:   I’m looking for Paul. Can you see him?

WOMAN:   What’s he wearing today?

MAN:   Black trousers, I think.

WOMAN:   Oh yes, he’s standing at the board.

MAN:   I see. He’s drawing a house.


WOMAN:   Look at Anna.

MAN:   Where is she?

WOMAN:   She’s standing by the door.

MAN:   Is she wearing a red T-shirt?

WOMAN:   Yes, she is and she’s got a toy plane.


WOMAN:   Can you see Pat?

MAN:   Yes, I can. She’s working.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

MAN:   She’s working at the computer.

WOMAN:   Oh yes, she likes that.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

     Name:                                   Mary Smith

1) How old:                              ________

2) Hair colour:                         ________

3) Eye colour:                          ________

4) How many brothers:         ________

5) How many sisters:               ________

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1) 9   2) blonde   3) blue   4) 3   5) 4


MAN:   Hello Mary. Can I ask you some questions?

GIRL:   All right.

MAN:   What’s your family name?

GIRL:   Do you mean Mary?

MAN:   No, your second name?

GIRL:   Oh that’s Smith.

MAN:   Is that S-M-I-T-H?

GIRL:   Yes.


MAN:   And how old are you Mary?

GIRL:   I’m 9. It was birthday last week.

MAN:   Did you have a party?

GIRL:   Yes, it was good.


MAN:   Now what about your hair?

GIRL:   hair?

MAN:   Yes, what colour is it?

GIRL:   It’s blonde.


MAN:   And what about your eyes?

GIRL:   Do you need to know the colour of eyes?

MAN:   Yes, please.

GIRL:   They’re blue.

MAN:   You’ve got very beautiful eyes, Mary!

GIRL:   Thank you!


MAN:   Now some questions about your family. Is that OK?

GIRL:   Yes, it’s OK.

MAN:   Have you got any brothers?

GIRL:   Yes. I’ve got three brothers. Two are older than me and one is younger.

MAN:   That’s a big family.

GIRL:   I like big families.


MAN:   What about sisters? How many sisters have you got?

GIRL:   Four. There are a lot of people in our house!

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Paul do last week?

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

There is one example.


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Thursday      Wednesday

Saturday      Sunday

Friday          Tuesday


WOMAN:   Hello, Paul. Did you have a good week?

BOY:   Yes, Grandma. I played a lot of sport.

WOMAN:   What did you do on Tuesday?

BOY:   On Tuesday, I played hockey at school.

WOMAN:   Great!


WOMAN:   What did you do on Thursday? It rained that day.

BOY:   I watched basketball on Thursday.

WOMAN:   At school?

BOY:   No, I didn’t go to school that day. I watched it on TV with Dad. It was an exciting game.


BOY:   I sometimes go swimming on Friday, but not last week. It was friend’s birthday.

WOMAN:   Oh! What did you do?

BOY:   We went to the cinema to see a film about someone who lived on an island.

WOMAN:   Mmmm!


WOMAN:   And what did you do on Wednesday?

BOY:   I went to the pool. I was there all afternoon.

WOMAN:   Was it nice and sunny there?

BOY:   Yes. It was a very hot day. It was great there.


BOY:   And on Saturday, it was basketball again.

WOMAN:   At school?

BOY:   With all friends, yes.

WOMAN:   Was it a good game?

BOY:   Yes, it was. We all enjoyed it.


WOMAN:   What did you do on Sunday?

BOY:   I read a book that Dad gave me on birthday.

WOMAN:   What was it about?

BOY:   All about different sports. I want to be a sports teacher one day, Grandma.

WOMAN:   Great idea!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

Where is Pat’s dad going?


1) Which one is Pat’s mother?


2) What does Pat want to buy?


3) What was the weather like here yesterday?


4) Where’s Peter?


5) What will they take on the picnic?


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1) C   2) C   3) A   4) C   5) B


Where is Pat’s dad going?

BOY:   Is that your father walking to the bus stop Pat?

GIRL:   Yes, it is, Sam.

BOY:   Where’s he going?

GIRL:   He’s going to town for Mum.

BOY:   Is he going to the supermarket?

GIRL:   No. I went there yesterday and Mum’s going to the library this afternoon. Oh, I know, he’s going to the bank.

1) Which one is Pat’s mother?

BOY:   Is your mother here Pat?

GIRL:   Yes, she’s in the garden with aunts.

BOY:   Has your mother got straight hair?

GIRL:   No, her hair is curly.

BOY:   Oh, is she the one in the red dress?

GIRL:   No, she’s wearing trousers today.

2) What does Pat want to buy?

BOY:   Where are you going to go now, Pat?

GIRL:   I’m going shopping.

BOY:   What do you want to buy?

GIRL:   It’s birthday on Sunday and I want something new to wear at party.

BOY:   Do you want some new trousers?

GIRL:   No, I’d like a skirt because Mum gave me a beautiful blue sweater.

3) What was the weather like here yesterday?

BOY:   We went to the mountains yesterday and it rained. What was the weather like here Pat?

GIRL:   It was a beautiful day.

BOY:   Was it sunny?

GIRL:   It was sunny. It wasn’t cloudy at all.

4) Where’s Peter?

BOY:   Where’s your brother, Pat?

GIRL:   Peter? I think he’s playing outside.

BOY:   Is he in the garden?

GIRL:   No, he isn’t.

BOY:   He isn’t on the balcony.

GIRL:   I know. He went to the playground with his friends.

5) What will they take on the picnic?

BOY:   What do you want to eat on our picnic tomorrow, Pat?

GIRL:   Something we can eat with our hands.

BOY:   What about sandwiches?

GIRL:   No, we always take sandwiches. Can we take burgers?

BOY:   I don’t like cold burgers. Shall we take sausages?