Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 16

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Paul and the boy wearing a green shirt, pointing to the dolphins and laughing

2) Sally and the girl taking pictures of the dolphins

3) Nick and the boy sitting with his feet in the water, holding a fish

4) Jill and the girl reading a book about dolphins

5) Mary and the girl swimming with dolphins


WOMAN:   Hello. Where’s Anna?

BOY:   She’s in the water with one of the dolphins.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

BOY:   She’s riding on its back.

WOMAN:   Oh! I’d love to do that!


WOMAN:   Which is Paul?

BOY:   He’s wearing a green shirt.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. What’s he doing?

BOY:   He’s pointing to the dolphins and laughing.


WOMAN:   Where’s Sally?

BOY:   There. She’s got a camera.

WOMAN:   Right, I can see her. She’s taking some pictures.

BOY:   Yes. She loves dolphins.


WOMAN:   I can’t see Nick. Where is he?

BOY:   Look! He’s sitting with his feet in the water.

WOMAN:   What’s he doing?

BOY:   He’s got a fish in his hand. That dolphin wants it. He’s jumping for it.


BOY:   Look at Jill.

WOMAN:   What’s she doing?

BOY:   Her friend’s shouting at her, but she wants to read.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. She’s got a book about dolphins.


WOMAN:   Where’s Mary?

BOY:   She’s there, in the water.

WOMAN:   Oh! What’s she doing.

BOY:   She’s swimming with a dolphin.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! It can swim better than she can!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.


     Day:                                       Saturday

1) Place:                                    The ________ Café

2) Number of children:          ________

3) Where they sat:                 table ____________

4) Food:                                     cake, ____________

                                                     and ice cream __________

5) Drinks:                                   lemonade and __________juice

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1) Paris   2) 18/eighteen (children)   3) outside

4) sandwiches   5) line


MAN:   Did you have a good birthday party?

GIRL:   Yes, it was great!

MAN:   When was the party?

GIRL:   It was last Saturday.

MAN:   Saturday?

GIRL:   That’s right.


MAN:   Where was the party?

GIRL:   It was in the Paris Café.

MAN:   Oh! How do you spell that?

GIRL:   P-A-R-I-S.


MAN:   How many children were there?

GIRL:   Eighteen.

MAN:   Eighteen! That’s a lot!

GIRL:   Yes. There were ten boys ___

MAN:   ___ and eight girls?

GIRL:   Right!


MAN:   Where did you all sit?

GIRL:   We had a big table outside.

MAN:   Outside? Oh, weren’t you cold?

GIRL:   No. It was hot and sunny that day.


MAN:   What did you eat?

GIRL:   A lot!

MAN:   Birthday cake?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   And did you have burgers and fries?

GIRL:   No. We had sandwiches and ice cream.


MAN:   What drinks did you have?

GIRL:   Some people had lemonade and some had lime juice.

MAN:   Lime juice? Did you like it?

GIRL:   Yes, I did.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did John 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 – picnic by the river

2) Sunday – picnic in field

3) Thursday – boat on river

4) Friday – cinema

5) Saturday – washed car


WOMAN:   Hello John! Did you enjoy your holiday last week?

BOY:   Yes, thanks. It was very good.

WOMAN:   Tell me what you did every day.

BOY:   Well ___ on Monday I went to town with mum and dad. We bought a new car!

WOMAN:   Wow! Did you?

BOY:   Yes. You can come to house after school and see it.


WOMAN:   Did you go for a ride in the new car?

BOY:   Yes, on Wednesday.

WOMAN:   Where did you go?

BOY:   To the river. We had a picnic there.


BOY:   We went to see uncle on Sunday.

WOMAN:   Where does he live?

BOY:   In the country. In a small village.

WOMAN:   And what did you do there?

BOY:   We went for a walk and had a picnic again! In a field.


WOMAN:   Which was the best day, then?

BOY:   Oh ___ Thursday.

WOMAN:   Why? What did you do on Thursday?

BOY:   I went to Jack’s house ___ and his dad has a new boat!

WOMAN:   Wow! Did you take it on the river?

BOY:   Yes. It was exciting!


BOY:   On Friday, I went to the cinema with Jack.

WOMAN:   What film did you see?

BOY:   ‘River Island’. It’s about some people who lived on a boat.

WOMAN:   Was it good?

BOY:   It was OK. Jack liked it. He went to see it again on Saturday.


WOMAN:   And what did you do on Saturday?

BOY:   I helped dad.

WOMAN:   What did you do? Did you help him in the garden?

BOY:   No! We washed the new car! It looks beautiful!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What did Sam do at school today?


1) What’s the matter with Daisy?


2) Which child is Ben?


3) What does John want for lunch?


4) What can Jane and Jim do?


5) What did Nick do at the weekend?


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1) A   2) C   3) B   4) C   5) A


What did Sam do at school today?

WOMAN:   Hello Sam. Did you enjoy school today?

BOY:   Yes, it was great!

WOMAN:   What did you do?

BOY:   The teacher read a story about a bear, and we all drew pictures of it.

WOMAN:   And did you write about it?

BOY:   No, not today.

1) What’s the matter with Daisy?

WOMAN:   What would you like to eat, Daisy?

GIRL:   I’m not very hungry, Mum. I don’t want any breakfast.

WOMAN:   What’s the matter? Have you got toothache, or does your stomach hurt?

GIRL:   No, I’ve got earache, and I’m hot.

WOMAN:   Well, you can’t go to school today.

2) Which child is Ben?

BOY:   Look at this photo of birthday party. Can you find me?

MAN:   Oh, Ben, that’s difficult. You’re all wearing party clothes. Are you the pirate?

BOY:   No, that’s friend John.

MAN:   Are you the clown then?

BOY:   Yes, I am. And this monkey here is sister!

3) What does John want for lunch?

WOMAN:   Would you like a bowl of soup for lunch, John?

BOY:   We had that yesterday. Can we have something different, please?

WOMAN:   Well, how about a pizza?

BOY:   Oh, great! And can we have pasta for supper, please?

4) What can Jane and Jim do?

BOY:   Do you want to come to house after school, Jane?

GIRL:   Yes, please. We haven’t got any homework today. Can we play on your computer?

BOY:   No, not today. mum needs it for her work. But we can listen to new CDs.

GIRL:   OK, Jim.

5) What did Nick do at the weekend?

WOMAN:   Did you go sailing at the weekend, Nick?

BOY:   No, we didn’t, because it was very cold.

WOMAN:   So what did you do? Did you go to the shops?

BOY:   No. friend Kim phoned, and we went to the zoo.