Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 15

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 sitting on the rock, wrapped in a towel

2) Jim and the boy in a hat, carrying fish

3) Peter and the blond boy taking a boat out of the water

4) Sally and the girl standing in the water and shouting

5) Fred and the boy in the yellow sweater, washing his hands


WOMAN:   Look! There are a lot of people playing by the river. Do you know any of them?

BOY:   Yes. I can see friend, Mary. She’s wearing a red T-shirt.

WOMAN:   Where is she?

BOY:   There. Look, she’s climbing that tree. Be careful!


BOY:   That’s Jill there.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

BOY:   She’s sitting on a rock.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. I like her towel. Those are favourite colours!


WOMAN:   Who’s that boy?

BOY:   Where?

WOMAN:   He’s wearing a hat and he’s carrying some fish.

BOY:   That’s Jim.

WOMAN:   Is that our lunch?

BOY:   Yes, it is.


BOY:   I can see Peter.

WOMAN:   I can’t.

BOY:   Look. He’s got curly, blond hair.

WOMAN:   What’s he doing?

BOY:   He’s taking a boat out of the water.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes, I can see him now.


BOY:   Look at Sally!

WOMAN:   Where is she?

BOY:   She’s standing in the water.

WOMAN:   Why is she shouting?

BOY:   The water’s cold, I think!


WOMAN:   Who’s that boy by the river?

BOY:   Which one?

WOMAN:   He’s wearing a yellow sweater, and he’s washing his hands in the water.

BOY:   Oh, that’s Fred. He’s best friend.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

The Lake Café

     Name:                                 Ann Tracy

1) Age:                                     ________

2) Comes to café:                  at ______________

3) Favourite sandwich:        ________

4) Would like:                        ________

5) Came today with:             ________

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1) 13/thirteen (years/yrs (old))    2) (the) weekend(s)

3) cheese   4) pasta   5) (her) cousin


MAN:   Hello. I work here at the café. Can I ask you some questions?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   Thank you. Now, what’s your name?

GIRL:   Ann Tracy.

MAN:   Can you spell that please?

GIRL:   T-R-A-C-Y.


MAN:   How old are you, Ann?

GIRL:   I’m thirteen.

MAN:   Pardon? Did you say fourteen?

GIRL:   No, I’m thirteen.

MAN:   Oh, right.


MAN:   Now, do you come to this café every day?

GIRL:   No, I don’t. I come here at weekends.

MAN:   Only at weekends?

GIRL:   Yes. That’s right.


MAN:   Another question, Ann. Which is your favourite kind of sandwich?

GIRL:   Oh, I don’t know. They’re all good.

MAN:   Well, do you like our egg sandwiches, for example? Or the chicken ones?

GIRL:   Oh, they’re OK – but cheese is favourite.

MAN:   Thank you. Look, I’m writing ‘cheese’ here.


MAN:   Now, we want some new things to eat in the café. Can you think of something, Ann?

GIRL:   Mmm, that’s difficult.

MAN:   Something you would like to eat? Something we don’t have?

GIRL:   I know. How about pasta?

MAN:   Did you say pasta?

GIRL:   Yes. I love it!


MAN:   Last question. Who did you come here with today?

GIRL:   cousin.

MAN:   Only your cousin?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   Well, thank you very much, Ann.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Tony do last week?

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

There is one example.


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1) Wednesday – helping on farm

2) Thursday – library

3) Saturday – playing with brother

4) Sunday – reading

5) Friday – visit to zoo


WOMAN:   Hello, Tony. We didn’t see you at the park last week. Where were you?

BOY:   Oh, I had to help mum and dad.

WOMAN:   What did you do?

BOY:   Well, on Monday I went to the market. mum wanted some fruit.


BOY:   On Wednesday, I helped dad on your farm.

WOMAN:   What did you do?

BOY:   First, we had to put some carrots and potatoes into bags.

WOMAN:   Did you enjoy it?

BOY:   Yes. Then we gave some food to the animals.


WOMAN:   What about Thursday?

BOY:   Thursday? Oh, I went to the library.

WOMAN:   Did you find any good books?

BOY:   Yes, I got three because I read very quickly. And I chose some for mum.


WOMAN:   What did you do on Saturday?

BOY:   I wanted to help dad on the farm again, but it rained all day.

WOMAN:   So, what did you do?

BOY:   I played with brother. He’s got a toy farm with lots of animals.


WOMAN:   What about Sunday?

BOY:   I didn’t go outside because it rained all day.

WOMAN:   Did you watch television?

BOY:   No, Mum and I read our library books. Mine was about animals.


BOY:   Tuesday was a very good day. Oh no, it was Friday.

WOMAN:   What did you do?

BOY:   I went to the zoo with mum, dad and brother.

WOMAN:   Which was your favourite animal?

BOY:   I liked the parrots best. We gave them some fruit.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

How did John go to his grandparents’ house?


1) What did Jane watch on TV?


2) What’s the matter with Sue?


3) What do they need to wash?


4) Which boy is Ben’s brother?


5) What can’t Sam find?


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1) B   2) A   3) C   4) A   5) B


How did John go to his grandparents’ house?

GIRL:   Hello John. Did you go to see your grandparents last week?

BOY:   Yes. I went with mum.

GIRL:   Did you go there by bus?

BOY:   No. We went on the train because Dad needed the car.

1) What did Jane watch on TV?

MAN:   Did you watch the film about dolphins last night, Jane?

WOMAN:   No. Did you?

MAN:   No. I saw something about jungles.

WOMAN:   Oh, did you? I watched a film about a famous clown.

2) What’s the matter with Sue?

GIRL:   Mum, do I have to get up? I don’t feel well.

WOMAN:   Have you got a headache?

GIRL:   No, but ear hurts.

WOMAN:   Well, you haven’t got a temperature, but don’t go to school today.

3) What do they need to wash?

GIRL:   Can you help me put the things on the table for the party?

BOY:   OK. Where are the glasses?

GIRL:   In the cupboard, next to the cups.

BOY:   What about the bowls for the ice cream?

GIRL:   Oh, they’re all dirty! We need to wash them.

4) Which boy is Ben’s brother?

BOY:   Look at this photo of us in the mountains.

WOMAN:   Which one is you, Ben?

BOY:   That’s me, in the blue sweater. brother’s next to me.

WOMAN:   Is he wearing a black sweater?

BOY:   No, that’s our friend. Look. brother’s got a blue sweater like mine, but he’s wearing a hat.

5) What can’t Sam find?

MAN:   Have you put all your holiday things in your bag, Sam?

BOY:   Well, I’ve got a comic to read and I’ve got a good CD.

MAN:   And what about your toothbrush?

BOY:   Um, no, I haven’t got it. I can’t find it.