Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 24

Listening Part 1 – 5 questions

Listen and draw lines. There is one example.


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Lines should be drawn between:

1) Peter and the boy on the bike, waving

2) Lucy and the girl in the blue skirt, with a dog

3) John and the taller boy playing football

4) Anna and the woman with the baby, wearing sunglasses

5) Bill and the boy hiding in a tree, wearing a red sweater


BOY:   I went to the new park yesterday, Grandma, and took a photo. Look!

WOMAN:   Oh, yes! Who’s the boy who’s wearing jeans and playing with the kite?

BOY:   That’s friend, Tony. He’s in class.

WOMAN:   Is he?

BOY:   Yes. I often play with him.


BOY:   Look, there’s Peter. That’s his new bike.

WOMAN:   Wow! Did he get that for his birthday last week?

BOY:   Yes. He’s waving. Can you see?

WOMAN:   Yes.


BOY:   And the girl with the dog ___ she’s wearing a blue skirt. She’s in class too.

WOMAN:   Oh! What’s her name?

BOY:   It’s Lucy.

WOMAN:   Does she live near the park?

BOY:   I don’t know.


WOMAN:   Look at the two boys who are playing with the football. Are they your friends too?

BOY:   One of them is – the taller one.

WOMAN:   And what’s his name?

BOY:   John. I think the other boy is his brother.

WOMAN:   I see.


WOMAN:   And who’s this person – the woman with the baby?

BOY:   Oh, that’s mum’s friend, Anna. She likes going for walks in the park.

WOMAN:   She’s wearing sunglasses.

BOY:   Yes. It was a nice day.


BOY:   There’s Bill. He’s wearing a red sweater. Can you see?

WOMAN:   No.

BOY:   Look! In the tree. He’s hiding.

WOMAN:   What a naughty boy!

BOY:   He isn’t naughty. He’s funny!

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

People who come to our sports centre

     Name:                        Pat Jones

     Which sport?            tennis

1) Comes hereby:        ________

2) When?                       in the ________

3) Who with?                his ____________

4) Doesn’t like:             ________

5) How old?                  ________

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1) (by) car   2) (in the) evening(s)   3) (his) son

4) (the) shower(s) (here/there)  

5) 38/thirty eight (years (old))


GIRL:   Excuse me, Pat! Can I ask you some questions? It’s about this sports centre.

MAN:   Yes! What kind of questions?

GIRL:   It’s for homework. Which sport do you play here?

MAN:   Tennis.

GIRL:   Tennis, OK. Thanks.


GIRL:   And when you come, do you drive here?

MAN:   Yes. It’s quicker and easier for us.

GIRL:   So, you come in your car?

MAN:   Yes, that’s right.


GIRL:   When do you come here to the sports centre?

MAN:   I come here in the evenings.

GIRL:   Not in the afternoons?

MAN:   No. I’m at work then.


GIRL:   And do you come here with your friends?

MAN:   No, not with friends, with son.

GIRL:   With your son? Oh, where is he now?

MAN:   He went to buy a bottle of water.


GIRL:   And what don’t you like about the sports centre?

MAN:   I think it’s all OK.

GIRL:   Oh?

MAN:   Well ___ I don’t like the showers here.

GIRL:   The showers. You don’t like those, OK.

MAN:   No, I don’t.


GIRL:   And last question. How old are you?

MAN:   I’m 38.

GIRL:   Sorry? 38?

MAN:   Yes.

GIRL:   OK. Thank you.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Ben 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 – climbed a rock on the beach

2) Saturday – walk in the village, ice cream

3) Tuesday – fishing in boat

4) Friday – film about a woman climber

5) Sunday – read book on beach


WOMAN:   Did you have a good week by the sea, Ben?

BOY:   It was OK, Grandma, but the weather wasn’t very good.

WOMAN:   Oh dear! Well, what did you do on Monday?

BOY:   We went to a kind of museum and saw lots of different fish.


BOY:   Wednesday was good. It wasn’t cold that day.

WOMAN:   Great. What did you do that day?

BOY:   We went to the beach and climbed up to the top of a big rock.

WOMAN:   Oh! Were you afraid?

BOY:   No. But it was very difficult to climb.


WOMAN:   But what did you do on the first day, on Saturday?

BOY:   We went for a walk in the village.

WOMAN:   Was it good there?

BOY:   Yes. There were lots of small shops and Dad bought us ice creams!


BOY:   But Tuesday was very boring.

WOMAN:   Tuesday?

BOY:   Yes. Dad wanted to go fishing from a boat and I went with him.

WOMAN:   How many fish did you catch?

BOY:   We didn’t catch any! It was windy and cold again. I didn’t enjoy that afternoon.


BOY:   On Thursday, we went to the cinema. No, sorry, that was Friday.

WOMAN:   And which film did you see?

BOY:   It was about a woman who did something exciting.

WOMAN:   Why? What did she do?

BOY:   She climbed a mountain.

WOMAN:   Wow! That is exciting.


WOMAN:   The weather was great on Sunday. Did you go in a boat then?

BOY:   No, but we went to the beach.

WOMAN:   What did you do there?

BOY:   Well, I bought a book in the village shop and I sat on the sand and read it.

WOMAN:   What was the story about?

BOY:   A boy who goes on a holiday to the beach!

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s Mary doing?


1) Where did Alex walk to today?


2) What has Jack got for lunch today?


3) What kind of pet does Fred have?


4) Which girl is Daisy?


5) What’s the weather like at Jane’s house today?


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1) A   2) B   3) C   4) A   5) B


What’s Mary doing?

WOMAN:   Mary! What are you doing? Are you watching television again?

GIRL:   No, Mum, I’m cleaning bedroom.

WOMAN:   Good! And did you phone Grandpa this morning?

GIRL:   Yes. I did that after breakfast.

1) Where did Alex walk to today?

MAN:   Did you take the dog for a walk to the river today, Alex?

GIRL:   Not today, Dad. It rained and rained. I didn’t want to go for a long walk.

MAN:   Did you go to the playground, then?

GIRL:   No. We only walked to the apartments at the end of the street. Then we came home again!

2) What has Jack got for lunch today?

MAN:   I had a terrible lunch at work yesterday. I bought a burger. It looked good, but I didn’t enjoy it.

WOMAN:   Well, I’m making a salad for you today, Jack.

MAN:   That’s favourite, thanks.

WOMAN:   Do you like vegetable soup? I can make some of that for you on Saturday.

MAN:   OK.

3) What kind of pet does Fred have?

WOMAN:   We’re talking about pets today, children. Do you have a pet at home, Fred?

BOY:   Yes, Miss Last. I’ve got a kitten. It likes watching the birds in our garden!

WOMAN:   Does it?

BOY:   Yes, and brother’s got a mouse, but I never play with it.

WOMAN:   Oh.

4) Which girl is Daisy?

GIRL:   You know friend Daisy, Dad?

MAN:   The girl with the long, curly hair?

GIRL:   No, she’s got short hair now. And it isn’t curly. I want hair like that.

MAN:   Why do you want yours like that?

GIRL:   I want to be like Daisy!

5) What’s the weather like at Jane’s house today?

GIRL:   Hello, Aunt Sally! How are you?

WOMAN:   Oh, hello, Jane. I’m fine, thank you. It’s a nice, sunny day here!

GIRL:   That’s good! It’s raining here in our town.

WOMAN:   Oh, that’s sad. It snowed here yesterday. The ground’s all white outside.

GIRL:   Wow!

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