English Listening Exercises for B1 – Heroes

1. a   Listen and write the numbers with the correct expressions.

__a a   take the dog for a walk

__b help with the vacuuming

__  c visit the Tower of London

__  d tidy her room

__  e be home by 5.30

..1..   f play the guitar

__  g buy an ice-cream

__  h eat chocolate

b   Listen again and complete the sentences with the -ing form or the infinitive.

1) James decided ____________

2) Meryl enjoyed ____________

3) Pete is going to stop ____________

4) Penny agreed ____________

5) Terry promised ____________

6) Jane has finished ____________

7) Ryan doesn’t mind ____________

8) Nina stops ____________

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a

2) c   3) h   4) b   5) e   6) d   7) a   8) g

b

1) to play the guitar

2) visiting the Tower of London

3) eating chocolate

4) to help with the vacuuming

5) to be home by 5.30

6) tidying her room

7) taking the dog for a walk

8) to buy an ice-cream

Transcript

1) I’m going to play the guitar.

2)  a Did you have a good time in London?

b Yes. We visited the Tower of London. That was great!

3) No more chocolate for me! I’m not going to eat any more.

4)  a Can you help with the vacuuming, please, Penny?

b Yes, OK.

5)  a I’m going out now. Bye.

b Make sure you’re back for dinner.


a OK. I’ll be home by 5.30.

6)  a Is it OK if I go out now?

b Have you tidied your room?


a Yes, I did it this morning.

7)  a The dog needs a walk. Can you take him?

b OK. No problem.

8) It’s hot today. Oh, there’s a shop that sells ice-creams. I’ll go and get one.

2. a   Listen to Evan describing the scene from his bedroom window. Match the items in column A to the actions in column B. There are two actions that you do not need.

a

b

1) two boys

2) a woman

3) an old man

4) three people

5) a cat

6) three girls

7) two men

8) a boy

a eat ice-creams

b cross the road

c get off the bus

d take a dog for a walk

e ride bikes

f buy a newspaper

g go jogging

h carry a table

i repair a window

j lie in the sun


b   Describe the scene outside Evan’s window. Use There’s/There are ___ + -ing.

1) There are two boys riding bikes.

2) ___________

3) ___________

4) ___________

5) ___________

6) ___________

7) ___________

8) ___________

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a

2) g   3) f   4) c   5) j   6) a   7) h   8) d

b

2) There’s a woman going jogging.

3) There’s an old man buying a newspaper.

4) There are three people getting off the bus.

5) There’s a cat lying in the sun.

6) There are three girls eating ice-creams.

7) There are two men carrying a table.

8) There’s a boy taking a dog for a walk.

Transcript

I live in quite a busy street, so there’s always a lot happening outside window. At the moment there are two boys riding bikes. And there’s a woman going jogging. Oh, I think it’s our French teacher, Mrs Jones. There’s a newsagent’s opposite our house. There’s an old man buying a newspaper there. There’s a bus at the bus stop. There are three people getting off the bus. It’s a nice, sunny day today. There’s a cat lying in the sun, and there are three girls eating ice-creams. They bought them at the newsagent’s. One of our neighbours is moving today. There are two men carrying a table to a lorry. And there’s a boy taking a dog for a walk. Oh, it’s friend, Josh. He’s probably going to the park. I’ll go and join him.

3. a   Listen to Megan and Zach talking about their dreams. Write Z or M next to the pictures. There are not needed.

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b   Listen again. Tick (✓) the adjectives that Megan and Zach use.

boring

surprised

amusing

interesting

worried

frightened

annoying

relaxed

embarrassed

amazing

excited

worrying

tiring

disappointed

surprising

frightening

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1) Z   2) M   3) Z   4) M   6) Z   7) M   9) Z   11) Z   12) M

13) M   14) Z

b

surprised, amusing, worried, annoying, embarrassed, amazing, excited

tiring, disappointed, frightening

Transcript

Megan Hello. I’m Megan. This was dream. I was in a park and I could see people skiing. I was surprised, because there wasn’t any snow. It was very amusing. Then it started to rain and I was worried because I didn’t have an umbrella. I ran home and switched on the TV, but I couldn’t watch it properly, because there were people riding bikes through the room. It was very annoying. Then I heard some people laughing. They were pointing at head. I looked in the mirror and I saw a big brown rabbit sitting on head. I felt very embarrassed. I don’t remember any more.

Zach Hi. name’s Zach. I had a strange dream last night. I could feel a gentle wind blowing and then I realized that I was flying. There was a small yellow bird flying next to me. It was amazing, because I could see houses and fields below me. I was really excited. But flying was very tiring, so I landed in a big tree. Then I saw something moving along the branch towards me. It was a long, red snake. When I tried to fly away, I couldn’t fly any more. At first I felt really disappointed. Then I saw the snake getting closer. It was really frightening. Suddenly, I saw a huge balloon going past the tree. I decided to jump onto it. I jumped, but then I woke up.

4. Listen and tick (✓) the things that the people order.

Food

a pepperoni pizza

roasted vegetables with rice

a tuna sandwich

a jacket potato with cheese

hamburger and fries

meat and potato pie

a chicken salad

fish and chips

Drinks

a cup of coffee

a glass of cola

a glass of water

a milkshake

a cup of tea

a glass of lemonade

a hot chocolate

a glass of orange juice

Show answers

1) a cup of tea

2) a jacket potato with cheese, a glass of orange juice

3) fish and chips, a glass of lemonade

4) roasted vegetables with rice, a cup of coffee, a glass of water

Transcript

1)

Waiter Are you ready to order?

Customer Yes, I am.

Waiter What can I get you?

Customer Could I have a chicken salad, please?

Waiter Anything to drink?

Customer A cup of tea, please.

Waiter So that’s a chicken salad and a cup of tea.

Customer Yes, thank you.

2)

Waiter Are you ready to order?

Customer Yes, could I have a jacket potato, please?

Waiter What would you like on that?

Customer Cheese, please.

Waiter Anything to drink?

Customer A glass of orange juice, please.

Waiter So that’s a jacket potato with cheese and a glass of orange juice.

Customer Yes, thank you.

3)

Waiter Are you ready to order?

Customer Yes, I am.

Waiter What can I get you?

Customer Could I have fish and chips, please?

Waiter Anything to drink?

Customer A glass of lemonade, please.

Waiter So that’s fish and chips and a glass of lemonade.

Customer Yes, thank you.

4)

Waiter Hello. What can I get you?

Customer Could I have roasted vegetables with rice, please?

Waiter Anything to drink?

Customer A cup of coffee, please.

Waiter So that’s roasted vegetables with rice and a cup of coffee.

Customer Yes, thank you. And would you mind getting me a glass of water, too, please?

Waiter Certainly.

5. Listen and complete the stories. Use the expressions in the boxes. There are some expressions that are not needed.

run away      jump over a wall      cry      shout

kick a ball     play with a dog      break      open


Yesterday, while I was walking along a street, I noticed two boys 1) __kicking a ball__ . As I was walking round the corner, I heard a window 2) _____ . I looked round and I saw the two boys 3) _____ . Then I heard a man 4) _____ .

stand by the bed      eat a bone      bark

run downstairs      close the window      open

touch face      pull hand


Last weekend, I slept at friend’s house. In the middle of the night, I heard the door 5) _____ . A few seconds later, I felt something cold 6) _____ . I didn’t know what it was. Then I heard a dog 7) _____ . I opened eyes and I saw friend’s dog 8) _____ .

Show answers

2) breaking   3) running away   4) shouting   5) opening

6) touching face   7) barking   8) standing by the bed

Transcript

Yesterday, while I was walking along a street, I noticed two boys kicking a ball. As I was walking round the corner, I heard a window breaking. I looked round and I saw the two boys running away. Then I heard a man shouting.

Last weekend, I slept at friend’s house. In the middle of the night, I heard the door opening. A few seconds later, I felt something cold touching face. I didn’t know what it was. Then I heard a dog barking. I opened eyes and I saw friend’s dog standing by the bed.