Practice English Listening Tests for A1 – Listening Test 25

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 older girl carrying drinks, wearing a blue flower in her hair

2) Peter and the boy sitting on the floor with a board game, looking angry

3) Jane and the girl with long hair, laughing, in front of the TV

4) Jim and the man standing on the balcony, in a red jacket

5) Paul and the man coming into the room, with no shoes on


BOY:   I took a photo at uncle and aunt’s flat yesterday. I like going there because I’ve got a lot of cousins.

WOMAN:   Can I see?

BOY:   Yes. There’s favourite cousin. She’s called Vicky.

WOMAN:   The girl on the sofa?

BOY:   Yes. You can only see her legs and the top of her head.


WOMAN:   Who’s that? The girl who’s carrying the drinks?

BOY:   With the blue flower in her hair?

WOMAN:   Yes.

BOY:   Oh, that’s Sally, but she doesn’t like her name.

WOMAN:   Why not?

BOY:   I don’t know.


BOY:   And there’s Peter ___

WOMAN:   Where?

BOY:   He’s sitting on the floor.

WOMAN:   Why does he look angry?

BOY:   Because he’s losing the game!


WOMAN:   Are the two girls who are watching TV your cousins too?

BOY:   Yes. I’ve got seven cousins!

WOMAN:   Wow!

BOY:   The one with the longer hair is Jane. She’s laughing. Can you see?

WOMAN:   Oh, yes.


WOMAN:   And who’s the man who’s standing on the balcony?

BOY:   In the red jacket? He’s uncle’s friend.

WOMAN:   And what’s his name?

BOY:   Ermm ___ it’s Jim, I think. Yes, that’s right.


WOMAN:   And who’s that?

BOY:   The man who’s coming in the room?

WOMAN:   Yes. Is that your uncle?

BOY:   Yes! uncle Paul. He’s great.

WOMAN:   Why isn’t he wearing shoes?

BOY:   Because they were wet, I think.

Listening Part 2 – 5 questions

Listen and write. There is one example.

Shopping in the supermarket

     Goes shopping:                                  in the morning

1) Likes shop because:                          It’s always ________

2) Every day buys:                                  ________

3) Comes to the supermarket by:      ________

4) Comes shopping with:                     his ________

5) Name:                                                  Mr ____________

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1) clean   2) bread   3) bus   4) daughter   5) Gill


GIRL:   Excuse me. Can I ask you some questions about shopping in this supermarket?

MAN:   All right ___

GIRL:   It’s for homework. I have to write about shopping.

MAN:   Oh, OK.

GIRL:   Do you come shopping in the morning or in the afternoon?

MAN:   In the morning.


GIRL:   Why do you like this supermarket?

MAN:   I like it because it’s always clean ___

GIRL:   Clean?

MAN:   Yes, you can see that.

GIRL:   OK. Thank you.


GIRL:   And is there something that you buy here every day?

MAN:   Ermm ___

GIRL:   Do you always buy milk?

MAN:   No, but I always buy bread.

GIRL:   Bread ___ OK, thanks.


GIRL:   Now, one more question ___ Do you come here in a car?

MAN:   I have got a car, but I come here on the bus because it’s easier.

GIRL:   You carry all your shopping on the bus? That’s difficult.

MAN:   No! Not for me.


GIRL:   And do you do all the shopping in your family?

MAN:   Oh no, daughter helps me.

GIRL:   Ah! Is your daughter here now?

MAN:   Yes, she’s looking for some coffee that we saw on TV.


GIRL:   Now can you tell me your name, please?

MAN:   Yes, it’s Mr Gill.

GIRL:   Can you spell that for me please, Mr Mill?

MAN:   Yes. It’s G-I double L.

GIRL:   Thanks a lot. Bye.

Listening Part 3 – 5 questions

What did Jack 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 – played football

2) Friday – visited farm, rode on farmer’s truck

3) Tuesday – did pictures of sheep and cows

4) Saturday – watched a film

5) Thursday – reading and writing about farms


WOMAN:   What did you do at school last week, Jack?

BOY:   Oh ___ lots of things. On Monday, a man came to talk to class.

WOMAN:   Did he? What about?

BOY:   About his work. He’s a farmer. He’s got lots of sheep.

WOMAN:   Did he bring one with him?

BOY:   No!


BOY:   We had a good game of football one afternoon.

WOMAN:   At school?

BOY:   Yes. There’s a field behind the school. It’s part of the farm, but we can play there.

WOMAN:   That’s good. Which afternoon was that?

BOY:   It was on Wednesday, I think. Yes, that’s right.


WOMAN:   And what about Friday?

BOY:   Ermm ___ we worked all day in the classroom, I think ___ No, that’s wrong. After lunch, the teacher took us out.

WOMAN:   Why?

BOY:   We went to visit the farm. I rode on one of the farmer’s trucks there!


BOY:   We’re learning all about sheep and cows at school.

WOMAN:   That’s good. Do you like them?

BOY:   They’re OK. On Tuesday we did lots of pictures of them.

WOMAN:   On Tuesday?

BOY:   Yes, that’s right.


WOMAN:   And what did you do on Saturday? You go to school that day too, I think.

BOY:   Ermm ___ we played football again.

WOMAN:   Did you?

BOY:   Oh, no. Sorry! We watched a film in the classroom that day.

WOMAN:   And what was the film about?

BOY:   A funny sheep that jumped on a truck and went to the city! It was OK – the farmer found it in the end.


BOY:   On Thursday, we had lots of work to do.

WOMAN:   Reading and writing?

BOY:   Yes. I read about farms on the school computers on Thursday and then I wrote a long story.

WOMAN:   Great!

BOY:   Yes. I know a lot about farmers and their animals now.

Listening Part 4 – 5 questions

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

What’s John doing now?


1) Which clown does Daisy like most?


2) What did Tony dream about?


3) What does Ben need?


4) Where’s Pat’s favourite CD?


5) Which is Kim’s puppy?


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1) C   2) B   3) C   4) B   5) A


What’s John doing now?

GIRL:   What’s John doing. Grandpa? Is he in the bath?

MAN:   No, he’s downstairs with Grandma. They’re making Grandma’s favourite – rice cakes.

GIRL:   Oh! I want to go and play tennis with him!

MAN:   Well, you can do that after dinner!

1) Which clown does Daisy like most?

GIRL:   I love that clown, Dad! Look!

MAN:   The one with the curly orange hair and big nose?

GIRL:   They’ve all got big noses! No, I mean the one who’s waving ___ the one in the funny long shoes. He’s favourite.

MAN:   Oh, I see.

2) What did Tony dream about?

WOMAN:   Good morning, Tony. Did you sleep well?

BOY:   Yes, but I had a funny dream. I was on top of a big mountain, but I was in pirate’s clothes!

WOMAN:   Was that in the story that you read yesterday?

BOY:   No, that was a story about a boy who could fly.

3) What does Ben need?

WOMAN:   I have to go to the shops today, Ben. I need a new scarf.

BOY:   Oh, can you get me some new white socks, please?

WOMAN:   OK. Shall I buy you a new toothbrush too?

BOY:   No, I bought one yesterday.

4) Where’s Pat’s favourite CD?

BOY:   Mum, where’s favourite CD? It’s not with the guitar.

WOMAN:   Is it on the stairs, Pat? I saw it there this morning.

BOY:   Well, it’s not there now. Oh, here it is ___ under comic!

WOMAN:   Good.

5) Which is Kim’s puppy?

MAN:   Right, children. Thank you for bringing all these photos of your pets to school. Kim, which one is yours?

GIRL:   That puppy, Mr Last ___ the one with the short tail.

MAN:   The brown one with big ears?

GIRL:   Not that one. The one with the white face.

MAN:   Oh.