Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 18

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Fred and the man cooking, with no shoes

2) Mary and the girl on the sun chair, eating a sandwich

3) Jim and the blond boy with a dolphin

4) Jill and the girl skipping in the garden next door

5) Paul and the man with the cows and the dog


BOY:   Hello, Mrs Top. Here’s a photo of party.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. What a sunny day!

BOY:   It was. Look! sister’s sitting in the water. Can you see her?

WOMAN:   Yes, I can. She’s got very long hair! What’s her name?

BOY:   Daisy.


WOMAN:   Who’s that? The man who’s cooking the food.

BOY:   Oh, that’s uncle. His name’s Fred.

WOMAN:   He isn’t wearing any shoes!

BOY:   I know. He took them off.


WOMAN:   And is that your mother, in the chair?

BOY:   No. That’s cousin. She’s eating a cheese sandwich because she doesn’t like meat.

WOMAN:   And what’s her name?

BOY:   Mary. She’s older than me, but I’m taller.


WOMAN:   And is that your brother? The boy who’s playing with the toy dolphin?

BOY:   Yes. That’s Jim. He’s got blond hair like me.

WOMAN:   And where are you?

BOY:   I took the picture!

WOMAN:   Oh, I see.


BOY:   Look at Jill!

WOMAN:   Where is she?

BOY:   She’s in her garden. It’s next to ours. She’s skipping. Can you see?

WOMAN:   Yes, but why didn’t she come to your party?

BOY:   She did! She came to eat with us.


WOMAN:   And is that Paul? The man in the field with the cows?

BOY:   Yes. He came to say ‘hello’. But he couldn’t come to the party.

WOMAN:   That’s sad.

BOY:   Yes, it was, because I like him. And his dog!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

HOMEWORK – Shopping in town

     Favourite shop:       the supermarket

1) Always buys:            ________

2) How she goes:         by ________

3) Goes with:                her ____________

4) When she goes:      in the ________

5) Name:                        Mrs ____________

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1) vegetables   2) bus   3) daughter

4) afternoon   5) Rich


BOY:   Excuse me. Can you answer some questions for me, please? It’s for school homework.

WOMAN:   Yes, all right.

BOY:   Thanks. Right, what’s your favourite shop in this town?

WOMAN:   Oh! The supermarket, I think.

BOY:   The supermarket. OK.


BOY:   What do you buy there?

WOMAN:   Well, I always buy vegetables because we eat them every day in our family.

BOY:   Do you all like vegetables, then?

WOMAN:   Yes, we do.


BOY:   And how do you go to the supermarket? Do you go on your bike?

WOMAN:   No, I take the bus because I always have a lot of things to carry.

BOY:   So, the bus is better?

WOMAN:   Yes, it is.


BOY:   And who goes with you?

WOMAN:   daughter.

BOY:   Right. Does she help you?

WOMAN:   daughter’s only four, but she likes to choose some of our food.


BOY:   And do you go in the morning?

WOMAN:   No, I go in the afternoon.

BOY:   Is the shop quieter in the afternoons, then?

WOMAN:   No. There are always a lot of people there because it’s a very good supermarket.


BOY:   Well, thank you. And one last thing ___ what’s your name? I have to write it down.

WOMAN:   It’s Mrs Rich.

BOY:   How do you spell that?


BOY:   OK. Thank you.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Kim do last week?

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

There is one example.


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1) Saturday – helped with bags at holiday house

2) Wednesday – fishing

3) Sunday – picnic by river

4) Tuesday – man putting water in car

5) Frida – cinema


GIRL:   We had a good week on holiday, Uncle Bill!

MAN:   Did you and your brother take a lot of pictures?

GIRL:   Yes, look! On Monday, we went to a farm. We saw some baby goats under a tree there.

MAN:   What a beautiful photo, Kim!


GIRL:   We arrived at the holiday house on Saturday. I helped to take the bags out of the car.

MAN:   And was there a river there?

GIRL:   Yes, and a boat. The river was at the bottom of the garden.

MAN:   Did you swim there?

GIRL:   No. The water was too cold!


GIRL:   Wednesday was an exciting day.

MAN:   Why? What did you do?

GIRL:   I went finishing in a boat.

MAN:   Wow! Did you catch any fish?

GIRL:   No, but I enjoyed it a lot and it was very sunny that day.


MAN:   And what did you do on Sunday? Did you go fishing that day, too?

GIRL:   No, we didn’t. We watched a video. And in the afternoon, we had a picnic by the river.

MAN:   Great! What did you eat?

GIRL:   A lot of things ___ watermelon, cold sausages, cheese ___

MAN:   Mmmm!


MAN:   And what about Tuesday?

GIRL:   Well, Tuesday was market day, and Dad took us there in the car.

MAN:   Was it good?

GIRL:   Yes, it was. But something went wrong with the car. It stopped and Dad had to put water in it.

MAN:   Oh!


GIRL:   One day it rained, so we went to the cinema.

MAN:   Which day was that?

GIRL:   Thursday, I think. No, sorry, it was Friday. The film was about some people who bought a farm.

MAN:   And did they have animals there?

GIRL:   Yes, and their children helped with all the work in the fields. It was great!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What must Jane do first?


1) What can the people see outside?


2) What’s the matter with Sally?


3) Which picture does the girl like?


4) What has John’s mum got to buy?


5) Where’s Sue’s towel now?


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1) C   2) C   3) A   4) B  5) B


What must Jane do first?

WOMAN:   Jane, go and have a wash. Your face and hands are very dirty.

GIRL:   Now?

WOMAN:   Yes. And after that, put a clean T-shirt on.

GIRL:   OK. I washed the car in this morning.

1) What can the people see outside?

MAN:   Look at all the stars!

WOMAN:   Yes! What a beautiful evening. But I can’t see the moon!

MAN:   It’s behind that cloud, I think.

WOMAN:   And there’s no snow tonight ___ that’s good!

MAN:   Yes, it is.

2) What’s the matter with Sally?

GIRL:   Sally, what’s the matter with your arm?

MAN:   arm’s OK, Dad, but shoulder hurts.

GIRL:   What did you do to it?

MAN:   I climbed to the top of a tree and then it started to hurt.

GIRL:   Come here. Is your neck OK?

MAN:   Yes, that’s fine ___

3) Which picture does the girl like?

GIRL:   Can I have that picture for room, Dad?

MAN:   The one with the lions?

GIRL:   No, the one with the bears, next to it.

MAN:   I like the one with the pandas better!

GIRL:   But I don’t, and it’s for room.

4) What has John’s mum got to buy?

WOMAN:   John, you need a new toothbrush. We must buy one for you today. You can choose the colour.

BOY:   OK. And can I have a new comic? I read old one yesterday.

WOMAN:   No, not today. Go and put your coat on ___ and your new scarf, please. It’s very cold outside.

BOY:   All right.

5) Where’s Sue’s towel now?

GIRL:   Mum, I can’t find the towel for sports lesson. It’s not in the cupboard.

WOMAN:   I took it out for you, Sue.

GIRL:   Where is it then? In bedroom?

WOMAN:   No. It’s next to the shower in the bathroom.