Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 06

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.

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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Jill and the baby sitting under the chair, playing with a toy

2) Daisy and the blonde-haired girl sitting by the sea

3) Paul and the curly-haired boy standing in the boat

4) John and the baby sitting in a chair, having a drink

5) Sally and the brown-haired girl sitting with the babies

Transcript

WOMAN:   Where’s Jane?

MAN:   She’s in the water.

WOMAN:   Is she swimming?

MAN:   Yes, that’s right.

WOMAN:   She swims very well.

MAN:   Yes, she does.

1)

MAN:   Which one is Jill?

WOMAN:   She’s a baby. She’s sitting under a chair.

MAN:   Is she having a drink?

WOMAN:   No, that’s not Jill. Jill is under the chair.

MAN:   Oh right. What’s she doing under the chair?

WOMAN:   She’s playing with something. It’s a kind of toy, I think.

2)

MAN:   I’m looking for Daisy.

WOMAN:   Daisy? She’s got long hair.

MAN:   But there are three girls with long hair.

WOMAN:   Daisy’s hair is blonde.

MAN:   Oh, I can see her. She’s swimming in the sea.

WOMAN:   No, no, that’s Jane!

MAN:   Is Daisy sitting by the sea?

WOMAN:   Yes, that’s right.

3)

MAN:   Where’s Paul?

WOMAN:   He’s sailing.

MAN:   Sorry?

WOMAN:   Paul’s sailing. He’s in the boat. Can’t you see him?

MAN:   There are two boys in the boat.

WOMAN:   Yes, Paul has curly hair.

MAN:   Is he standing or sitting?

WOMAN:   He’s standing.

MAN:   OK, I can see him.

4)

MAN:   Has Paul got a brother?

WOMAN:   Yes, his name’s John.

MAN:   Is John in the boat with Paul?

WOMAN:   No! John’s only a baby.

MAN:   Oh, I can see him. He’s in the chair.

WOMAN:   That’s right. He’s having a drink.

5)

MAN:   Where’s Sally?

WOMAN:   She’s sitting on the beach. She has long hair.

MAN:   What colour hair? Is it blonde?

WOMAN:   No, no, it’s brown.

MAN:   What’s she doing?

WOMAN:   She’s sitting next to the chair. She’s with the babies.

MAN:   Oh, yes, I can see her.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

JIM

     Name of book:                           The Red River

1) Favourite sports:                       Tennis, ________ and swimming

2) School:                                         __________ Road School

3) Best friend: name                      John ________

4) Best friend: how old                 ________

5) Best friend: favourite sport     ________

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1) basketball   2) Long   3) Bird   4) 11/eleven   5) soccer

Transcript

WOMAN:   What are you reading, Jim?

BOY:   It’s a school book.

WOMAN:   What’s the name of the book?

BOY:   The Red River.

1)

WOMAN:   Do you like reading, Jim?

BOY:   It’s OK, but I like sports better.

WOMAN:   Which sports do you like?

BOY:   Tennis, basketball and swimming.

2)

WOMAN:   Where do you swim?

BOY:   At school.

WOMAN:   Where do you go to school?

BOY:   I go to Long Road School.

WOMAN:   Is that L-O-N-G?

BOY:   Yes, that’s right.

3)

WOMAN:   Do you have a lot of friends at school?

BOY:   Yes.

WOMAN:  Who’s your best friend?

BOY:   John Bird.

WOMAN:   How do you write that?

BOY:   B-I-R-D.

4)

WOMAN:   How old is he?

BOY:   He’s eleven, like me.

WOMAN:   Eleven?

BOY:   That’s right.

5)

WOMAN:   Does he like a lot of sports, like you?

BOY:   No, he only likes soccer.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Anna do last week?

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

There is one example.

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Tuesday      Wednesday

Saturday      Sunday

Monday      Friday

Transcript

MAN:   Hello, Anna!

GIRL:   Hello, Grandpa!

MAN:   What did you do last week? Tell me.

GIRL:   Ermm ___ on Saturday, I went for a long walk by the river.

MAN:   With your mum and dad?

GIRL:   Yes.

1)

MAN:   What did you do on Sunday?

GIRL:   Nothing.

MAN:   You mean you were at home?

GIRL:   Yes, at home in the garden.

MAN:   Well, the weather was nice.

GIRL:   Yes, it was. We sat and read books.

2)

GIRL:   But I had a great evening on Thursday – sorry, I mean Wednesday.

MAN:   What did you do?

GIRL:   I went to friend’s birthday party.

MAN:   Was it in the garden?

GIRL:   No. In her living room. There were lots of people there.

3)

MAN:   And what about Tuesday afternoon?

GIRL:   I was at school on Tuesday, Grandpa!

MAN:   What did you do?

GIRL:   We did some singing in the music room. I enjoyed that.

MAN:   Hmm ___ I like singing, too.

4)

MAN:   What did you do on Monday after school?

GIRL:   Ermm ___ I helped the teacher.

MAN:   Did you?

GIRL:   Yes. We put some pictures up on the wall.

MAN:   Did you draw the pictures?

GIRL:   All the children in class did.

5)

MAN:   And what did you do on Friday? Did you go down to the river again?

GIRL:   Not that day. Two of friends came to see me at house.

MAN:   And what did you do?

GIRL:   We listened to music and danced a lot.

MAN:   And you enjoyed that?

GIRL:   Oh, yes!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

Which boy is Peter?

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1) Which book is Fred reading?

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2) What did Paul buy?

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3) What TV programmes does Jim like?

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4) What would Sally like to eat?

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5) What does Jill want to do today?

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1) A   2) B   3) A   4) B   5) B

Transcript

Which boy is Peter?

WOMAN:   Who do you sit next to at school, Jim?

BOY:   Peter.

WOMAN:   Which one is Peter?

BOY:   He’s thin and he’s got brown hair.

WOMAN:   Does he wear glasses?

BOY:   No, he doesn’t.

WOMAN:   Is he thin with brown hair?

BOY:   Yes, that’s right. He’s thin with short brown hair.

1) Which book is Fred reading?

WOMAN:   What’s that book you’re reading. Fred?

BOY:   It’s a story book.

WOMAN:   Is it a school book?

BOY:   No, it isn’t. I only read it at home.

WOMAN:   What’s it about? Is it about the moon?

BOY:   No, it’s about stars.

2) What did Paul buy?

WOMAN:   Did you go shopping this afternoon, Paul?

BOY:   Yes, I did. I wanted a computer game.

WOMAN:   Did you buy it?

BOY:   No, I didn’t. I bought some new shoes.

WOMAN:   What colour?

BOY:   Brown. Oh, and I bought a jacket – a black one.

WOMAN:   Shoes and a jacket. Great!

3) What TV programmes does Jim like?

WOMAN:   What TV programmes do you like, Jim?

BOY:   I like sports programmes.

WOMAN:   Do you like football?

BOY:   No, I don’t.

WOMAN:   What about basketball?

BOY:   Yes, I like basketball ___ and tennis.

WOMAN:   What about baseball?

BOY:   No, I don’t like baseball.

4) What would Sally like to eat?

MAN:   Are you hungry, Sally?

GIRL:   Yes, I am. Can we buy something to eat?

MAN:   What would you like?

GIRL:   I’d like some French fries and an orange juice.

MAN:   French fries and an orange juice.

GIRL:   And can I have some ice cream?

MAN:   No, it’s a cold day. Let’s have some soup.

GIRL:   Oh, no, not soup. I want ice cream.

MAN:   OK, OK, you can have ice cream. French fries, orange juice and ice cream.

5) What does Jill want to do today?

MAN:   What do you want to do today, Jill?

GIRL:   I’d like to watch TV.

MAN:   Wouldn’t you like to go to the cinema?

GIRL:   Can we go on Saturday?

MAN:   I can’t go with you on Saturday.

GIRL:   That’s OK. Ben can go with me.

MAN:   So, it’s TV today, the cinema on Saturday.

GIRL:   That’s right.

MAN:   And your homework?

GIRL:   I did it this morning.