Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 22

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Sally and the girl with long hair, riding a bike

2) Vicky and the girl in the orange jacket, at the top of the tree

3) John and the man at the front of the picture, with a dog

4) Anna and the woman waving with both hands, by the waterfall

5) Bill and the man fishing on the lake


BOY:   Look! We took a lot of pictures on holiday on the mountains.

WOMAN:   Oh, show me. Are you in this picture?

BOY:   No, but brother Paul is. Look, he’s sitting on a rock and reading a comic.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes.


WOMAN:   Who’s the girl who’s riding the bike?

BOY:   The girl with the long hair?

WOMAN:   Yes.

BOY:   That’s Sally. She’s sister’s friend.


BOY:   And can you see friend? She’s wearing an orange jacket. She loves climbing!

WOMAN:   Yes. Wow! She’s at the top of that tree!

BOY:   I know.

WOMAN:   And what’s her name?

BOY:   It’s Vicky. She’s funny. I like her a lot.


WOMAN:   And who are the people walking behind the dog? You can’t see their faces.

BOY:   Oh, the man’s name is John. He’s got curly hair like mine.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. Does he live there?

BOY:   No. He and his wife were on holiday like us.


BOY:   And look at mum!

WOMAN:   Where’s she?

BOY:   It’s difficult to see her. She’s waving with both hands. Look, next to the waterfall.

WOMAN:   Oh, yes. And what’s her name?

BOY:   It’s Anna.


WOMAN:   Is that your dad who’s fishing on the lake?

BOY:   Yes. His name’s Bill.

WOMAN:   Did he catch any fish?

BOY:   No, but he likes trying!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Things lost in school

     What?                                   School bag

1) Colour?                                 ________

2) Where lost?                         in ______________

3) What was inside?               ________

4) Child’s name?                      Jill ________

5) Child’s class number?        ________

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1) (it’s) black   2) (a/the) playground  

3) (her/Gill’s) lunch 4) Bold   5) (class) 11/eleven


GIRL:   Hello! Can you help me? I can’t find school bag.

MAN:   Oh dear!

GIRL:   Yes. I put it on the floor and now I can’t find it.

MAN:   OK, Jill. I must write this down ___ your school bag and you lost it here.


MAN:   OK. What colour is your bag?

GIRL:   It’s black.

MAN:   Black? And was it new?

GIRL:   Yes. grandma bought it for me last week.


MAN:   And where did you lose it? In the classroom?

GIRL:   No. It was in the playground.

MAN:   In the playground ___ and it’s not there now?

GIRL:   No!


MAN:   And what was inside it?

GIRL:   lunch. That’s all.

MAN:   Only your lunch?

GIRL:   Yes.

MAN:   Not your books, or any pens and pencils?

GIRL:   No. They’re all on desk.


MAN:   OK. Now, what’s your family name, Jill?

GIRL:   It’s Bold.

MAN:   Right! Do you spell that B-O-L-D?

GIRL:   Yes, B-O-L-D.


MAN:   OK. Now, what class are you in?

GIRL:   Class 11.

MAN:   OK. Well, go back to class 11 now, Jill.

GIRL:   All right, but can you find bag, please?

MAN:   Yes, I think we can, but you must be more careful with your things, Jill.

GIRL:   I know!

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) Tuesday – watching TV

2) Thursday – walk on beach

3) Wednesday – market, rabbit

4) Friday – library, choosing book

5) Sunday – sailing at beach


WOMAN:   Did you have a good week last week, Tony?

BOY:   Yes, I did, Aunt May. On Monday, I played in the garden with Daisy.

WOMAN:   Who’s Daisy?

BOY:   pet rabbit. She was naughty! She ate Mum’s vegetables!

WOMAN:   Oh hear!


WOMAN:   Did you go out on Tuesday?

BOY:   No, it rained on Tuesday. We played games on the floor and watched TV.

WOMAN:   And what did you watch?

BOY:   A film about animals that could talk. They lived in a forest.


BOY:   I enjoyed Thursday more.

WOMAN:   Why? What did you do on Thursday?

BOY:   We drove down to the beach and went for a walk there.

WOMAN:   And did you go sailing?

BOY:   No, it was too cold.


BOY:   Mum and I went to the market on Wednesday.

WOMAN:   What did you buy there?

BOY:   We bought another rabbit ___ a friend for Daisy.

WOMAN:   Is the new rabbit naughty too?

BOY:   No! and she’s got big brown and white ears. I love her.


WOMAN:   What did you do on Friday?

BOY:   We went to the library to choose some new books.

WOMAN:   And did you find an exciting story to read?

BOY:   Yes. I found a story about a family who go on holiday to the beach.

WOMAN:   And what do they do there?

BOY:   They find some treasure!


BOY:   And we went to the beach again on Saturday. Oh, no, it was Sunny. Sorry.

WOMAN:   Was the weather good?

BOY:   Yes. It was nice that day and we went sailing.

WOMAN:   Great!

BOY:   Yes. It was an exciting day. I enjoyed it.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s Lucy’s father doing?


1) Where’s the new bird cage?


2) How did Peter go to work today?


3) Which is Tom’s favourite sport?


4) What did May buy in the shop today?


5) Where’s Sally’s grandma?


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1) A   2) B   3) A   4) C   5) B


What’s Lucy’s father doing?

GIRL:   Where’s Dad, Mum? Is he cooking dinner?

WOMAN:   No, Lucy. I think he’s watching a DVD.

GIRL:   But he’s not in the living room.

WOMAN:   Look ___ he’s cleaning his motorbike.

GIRL:   Oh, yes. Thanks!

1) Where’s the new bird cage?

BOY:   Where’s the new bird cage? I want to put it in bedroom. Is it in the garden?

WOMAN:   No. It’s out on the balcony, Sam. I put it there this morning.

BOY:   Can I go and get it?

WOMAN:   Yes, but carry it very carefully.

2) How did Peter go to work today?

MAN:   Peter started work in the city today.

WOMAN:   Did he?

MAN:   Yes. He drove there in his car, but it was very slow.

WOMAN:   Oh.

MAN:   Yes. It’s easier and quicker to catch a bus or go on the train.

3) Which is Tom’s favourite sport?

WOMAN:   Did you go skating again yesterday, Tom?

BOY:   No, I don’t like that now. I played table tennis.

WOMAN:   And do you like table tennis best now?

BOY:   Hmm. I think basketball is better. That’s favourite.

4) What did May buy in the shop today?

WOMAN:   I bought this new coat today in town.

MAN:   Did you, May? But you wanted a skirt! You told me this morning!

WOMAN:   I know. But I saw this and I loved it. It’s grey, like favourite sweater.

MAN:   OK.

5) Where’s Sally’s grandma?

GIRL:   Where’s Grandma, Dad? Did she go for a walk with the dog?

MAN:   No, Sally. She went to bed because she’s got a headache.

GIRL:   Oh dear! Is she OK?

MAN:   Oh, yes. Go and make her a cup of tea.

GIRL:   All right.

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