Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 21

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Vicky and the woman playing the piano

2) Jack and the boy in a tree, with a dolphin on his T-shirt

3) Jane and the girl dancing, with long hair

4) Fred and the boy under the table, playing with the kitten

5) Paul and the boy in the lion’s costume, with a tail


BOY:   We had a great party last weekend in our garden, Miss Page.

WOMAN:   Did you? In the afternoon?

BOY:   No, in the evening. Some of the people wore funny clothes. But brother Peter didn’t. Look, he’s there with a guitar.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! He’s got red hair like you!


WOMAN:   Who’s playing the piano? Is that your mother?

BOY:   No. It’s a friend of ours. Her name’s Vicky.

WOMAN:   I see. Is she good at playing the piano?

BOY:   Yes, she’s great!


WOMAN:   Who’s that in the tree?

BOY:   That’s brother’s friend, Jack.

WOMAN:   Oh ___ and what’s that on his T-shirt?

BOY:   It’s a dolphin, I think.


BOY:   And there’s Jane ___ she danced like that all night?

WOMAN:   Do you mean the girl with the long hair?

BOY:   Yes. She’s one of our cousins.

WOMAN:   How many cousins have you got?

BOY:   Only two.


BOY:   other cousin’s under the table. His name’s Fred. Look!

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! But why is he there?

BOY:   He loves playing with our black kitten.

WOMAN:   I can see that!


WOMAN:   And what about the person with the lion’s face? Who’s that?

BOY:   Oh, that’s Paul. He lives in the house next to ours.

WOMAN:   Did he paint his face like that?

BOY:   No. sister did it for him.

WOMAN:   And he’s got a tail too!

BOY:   Yes. He looked very funny.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Going to the cinema

     Name of film:         Treasure

1) Film about:             ________

2) At cinema in:          ____________ Street

3) Go thereby:             ________

4) Buy tickets at:        ________

5) Can invite:               ________

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1) pirates   2) Pound   3) bus   4) home   5) Pat


GIRL:   Can we go to the cinema today, Dad?

MAN:   Ermm ___ yes. I think that’s OK. Which film do you want to see?

GIRL:   It’s called ‘Treasure’. It’s great! Lucy told me.

MAN:   ‘Treasure’? OK, we can go this afternoon.

GIRL:   Thanks.


MAN:   What’s the film about?

GIRL:   It’s about pirates. It’s very exciting.

MAN:   Pirates?

GIRL:   Yes. I love that kind of story.


MAN:   Which cinema is it at?

GIRL:   The one in Pound Street. I can spell that word. I learnt it at school.

MAN:   Is it P-O-U-N-D?

GIRL:   Yes, that’s right, Dad. Well done!


GIRL:   How can we go there? Can you drive us there in the car?

MAN:   The bus is quicker, I think.

GIRL:   Mmm.

MAN:   Yes, let’s take the bus. It’s easier, too.


GIRL:   What about the tickets? We can buy them at the cinema.

MAN:   No. Let’s buy them at home. We can do that on the new computer.

GIRL:   At home? Good idea. Let’s do that now.

MAN:   OK.


MAN:   And would you like to take a friend with you?

GIRL:   Oh, yes. Can I invite Pat to come with us?

MAN:   Yes! Go and ask her now.

GIRL:   Great. Thanks, Dad. Pat loves going to the cinema.

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) Tuesday – house for baby sheep

2) Monday – sailing

3) Friday – baby sheep in field

4) Thursday – walk by late

5) Wednesday – read books inside


WOMAN:   Did you go and see your friend on the farm last week, John?

BOY:   Yes, Miss Best. I went on the train. It was exciting.

WOMAN:   Good. What day was that?

BOY:   I went on Sunday. Jim, that’s friend, and his parents came to the station to get me.


BOY:   There’s lots of work to do on the farm.

WOMAN:   What did you do there?

BOY:   Well, on Tuesday, Jim and I made a kind of house for the baby sheep.

WOMAN:   Was that difficult?

BOY:   Yes! I was tired on Tuesday evening, but it was a lot of fun.


WOMAN:   But what did you do on Monday? More work?

BOY:   No, we went sailing at Jim’s school.

WOMAN:   But it’s the school holidays.

BOY:   I know. We went because Jim’s learning to sail and there’s a lake there.


BOY:   Friday was a good day too.

WOMAN:   What did you do that day?

BOY:   We went to the fields with Jim’s dad to see the baby sheep again. I gave one some milk.

WOMAN:   What did you do then?

BOY:   We chose names for them all.


WOMAN:   And what did you do on Thursday?

BOY:   Thursday? We took the cows to a new field. Then we went for a walk by the lake.

WOMAN:   Did you go sailing that day too?

BOY:   No. It was too windy.


BOY:   It rained and rained one day.

WOMAN:   Was that Saturday? It was very wet here that day.

BOY:   No, it was Wednesday. But they’ve got lots of books there. We read and played games inside.

WOMAN:   What did you read about?

BOY:   Three children and their father who drives a train. The person who wrote it lives in Jim’s village.

WOMAN:   Wow!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s Mary making?


1) What’s the weather like this morning?


2) Where are Nick’s shoes now?


3) Who’s going to the shops with Daisy?


4) What’s inside the cage?


5) How old is Sally’s grandmother?


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1) C   2) B   3) A   4) B   5) A


What’s Mary making?

MAN:   Mary! Are you in the kitchen?

GIRL:   Yes, Dad.

MAN:   Are you making some sandwiches?

GIRL:   No ___ a cup of tea for Mum.

MAN:   Oh, good. And can you get me an ice cream, please?


1) What’s the weather like this morning?

MAN:   Hmmm. I’d like to go for a long walk this morning.

WOMAN:   But it’s raining!

MAN:   I know. Yesterday was sunny, but I wanted to watch the football on the television ___

WOMAN:   Well, I don’t want to come with you. It’s not windy, but it’s too cold for me.

2) Where are Nick’s shoes now?

BOY:   Mum, I can’t find shoes. They were in bedroom. Where are they now? Do you know?

WOMAN:   Yes. I put them in the garden, Nick. You need to clean them. They’re very dirty.

BOY:   OK. Where can I do it?

WOMAN:   In the hall.

3) Who’s going to the shops with Daisy?

MAN:   Hello, Daisy. Where are you now?

GIRL:   Hello, Dad. I’m going to the shops.

MAN:   Are you? With Mum?

GIRL:   No. With Grandpa. We have to get a present for friend in class at school.

MAN:   Which friend?

GIRL:   Tom.

4) What’s inside the cage?

BOY:   Oh, look! What’s that inside this cage? Is it a lizard?

GIRL:   No, they don’t look like that. Is it a kind of snake?

BOY:   No, it’s not. Oh, look! It’s a bat!

GIRL:   Wow! I never saw one of those before.

5) How old is Sally’s grandmother?

GIRL:   It was grandmother’s birthday last Monday.

BOY:   Was it, Sally? grandfather’s birthday was last week too. He was sixty-four – sorry, I mean sixty-five.

GIRL:   Well, grandmother’s younger than that. She’s only fifty-seven.

BOY:   Does she live near you, Sally?

GIRL:   Yes, she does.