Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 14

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 girl skipping, in a blue coat

2) Mary and the woman standing next to the bus

3) John and the boy taking a photo, with a plaster on his leg

4) Sally and the girl with long hair and a yellow jacket

5) Peter and the blond boy carrying skates


WOMAN:   What a beautiful day! Who are all those children by the school bus?

BOY:   Mrs Jones’s class are all going on holiday.

WOMAN:   There are a lot of children. Who’s the boy who’s running? He’s got a big bag on his shoulder!

BOY:   That’s friend Bill.


WOMAN:   Who’s the girl who’s skipping?

BOY:   The one who’s wearing the blue coat?

WOMAN:   Yes. I know her, I think, but I don’t know her name.

BOY:   That’s Jill.


BOY:   And look there’s the teacher, Mrs Jones. She’s putting all the things in the bus.

WOMAN:   What’s her first name?

BOY:   It’s Mary. You know that, Mum!

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! I talk to her in the shop sometimes. Look! She’s got a new hat.


WOMAN:   Who’s that? The boy who’s taking a picture?

BOY:   His name’s John.

WOMAN:   What’s the matter with his leg?

BOY:   He hurt it in the playground last week.


BOY:   Can you see Sally? She’s going with them.

WOMAN:   No. Which girl is she?

BOY:   The one who’s putting on her jacket.

WOMAN:   She’s got very long hair.

BOY:   Yes, she has.


BOY:   And look. That’s Peter. He’s carrying some skates.

WOMAN:   What’s he pointing at?

BOY:   The dog. Look! Can you see it?

WOMAN:   Yes. It wants to go on holiday with them!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Things to do today

At supermarket

          Buy:                       a video

1) a new __________

2) and ________

3 Then go to:              ___________

      At hospital

4) Mum needs:        four ________

5) and her ________

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1) toothbrush   2) (a) plant   3) (the) library

4) towels   5) new glasses


MAN:   What have we got to do today?

GIRL:   A lot of things, Dad. We have to buy a video for Mum.

MAN:   Right. Where can we buy one?

GIRL:   At the supermarket.

MAN:   OK, a video. You can choose it.


MAN:   Now, there’s another thing I must buy at the supermarket. Oh, what is it?

GIRL:   A new toothbrush.

MAN:   Yes, that’s right. A toothbrush for the baby.

GIRL:   No, Dad! For Mum! The new baby hasn’t got any teeth!


MAN:   Shall we buy some flowers for Mum?

GIRL:   Well, how about a plant?

MAN:   OK. She’s like a plant better, I think.

GIRL:   Fine.


GIRL:   Then we have to go to the library.

MAN:   The library. Why?

GIRL:   Because I need some books for homework.

MAN:   OK.


MAN:   Right. After that, we can go to the hospital.

GIRL:   Yes. We must take some towels.

MAN:   Oh, yes! How many does Mum need?

GIRL:   Four towels. Two for her and two for the baby.


MAN:   Now. The last thing. Mum needs her glasses.

GIRL:   Yes. Now, be careful, Dad. You must take her new ones. Don’t take her old ones.

MAN:   Oh, thank you! Yes, she needs her new glasses.

GIRL:   Good. Now, have you got your coat?

MAN:   Yes.

GIRL:   Come on then. I want to see the baby!

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Nick do last week?

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

There is one example.


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1) Monday – shopping for new television

2) Wednesday – painting

3) Tuesday – gardening

4) Sunday – watching television

5) Friday – washing clothes


WOMAN:   So, Nick, do you like your new house?

BOY:   Oh, yes. The garden’s great and I like bedroom, but there was a lot to do there last week.

WOMAN:   Did you have a party?

BOY:   Yes. We had it in the garden on Saturday. A lot of people came.


WOMAN:   What did you do on Monday?

BOY:   Mum and I went to the shops to choose a new television.

WOMAN:   Did you find one?

BOY:   Yes. It’s great. It’s better than the old one.


BOY:   On Thursday, we painted the windows. Oh, no, it was Wednesday.

WOMAN:   What colour are they?

BOY:   Blue. It was difficult. I got paint on new T-shirt.

WOMAN:   Well, you can wash it.


BOY:   Tuesday was great.

WOMAN:   Tuesday? Why?

BOY:   Well, it was very sunny and we all worked in the garden.

WOMAN:   Were you tired in the evening?

BOY:   Yes, I was.


WOMAN:   What did you do on Sunday?

BOY:   I don’t know ___ oh, yes, I watched television in the evening.

WOMAN:   Oh. What did you see?

BOY:   A film about a family. They find a tiger in their garden!


WOMAN:   What about Friday?

BOY:   Well, I wanted to do some more painting, but I had to help Mum with the washing.

WOMAN:   Oh, no! Well, was it a sunny day?

BOY:   No. It was very windy and it rained in the afternoon.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What does the man want to buy?


1) What did the boy wash?


2) What did Sue buy?


3) What’s the baby doing?


4) Where’s the cheese?


5) Which child is Jim?


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1) C   2) C   3) A   4) B   5) B


What does the man want to buy?

MAN:   Good morning. Do you have maps in this shop?

WOMAN:   No. I’m sorry. We only have books and comics here.

MAN:   Oh.

WOMAN:   Try the shop down the road. You can buy them here, I think.

1) What did the boy wash?

BOY:   I washed some of the things in the kitchen, Mum.

WOMAN:   Oh, good! The cups were very dirty. Did you wash them?

BOY:   Oh! I didn’t see them. But the glasses are clean now.

WOMAN:   Well, thank you. Now, can you put those bowls in the cupboard, please?

2) What did Sue buy?

WOMAN:   We didn’t have any bread for breakfast this morning. I went to the market and bought some.

BOY:   Good. And we needed some coffee. Did you buy any?

WOMAN:   Sorry. No, I didn’t. But I bought some fruit.

BOY:   Oh. Right.

3) What’s the baby doing?

WOMAN:   Oh, it’s good to be home. Look at the baby. He’s trying to take off his shoes!

BOY:   He doesn’t like them.

WOMAN:   I know ___ and he’s hungry. I must cook his supper. Can you read him a story?

BOY:   OK, Aunt Jane.

4) Where’s the cheese?

WOMAN:   Where’s the cheese? I need it for the sandwiches.

MAN:   It’s in your shopping bag, I think. Or is it on the table?

WOMAN:   No, I looked there. Oh, here it is. It’s under bag.

MAN:   Oh, yes. I didn’t see it there. Sorry!

5) Which child is Jim?

MAN:   Here come the children, and there’s son, Jim.

GIRL:   The boy with the curly hair?

MAN:   No, that’s his friend. Jim’s got straight hair and glasses.

GIRL:   Oh, yes, I can see him. He’s talking to the boy with the scarf.

MAN:   That’s right.

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