Listening Level Test

About The Listening Test

  • There are six sound files to listen to. Each file contains a very short conversation. There are four questions on each part.
  • Listen to part 1, then answer the first four questions. Then, listen to part 2, answer the next four questions, and so on.
  • You can listen to the files more than once if you need. However, try NOT to listen to the files more than 3 times. The test is here to find your natural listening level. Ideally, you should listen only once or twice.
  • You will get your results after you have answered all the questions.

Listening Level Test

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Question 1

LISTEN TO PART ONE NOW

The woman is from:
A
Croatia
B
Germany
C
Australia
D
Russia
Question 1 Explanation: 
Man: "You're from Russia, aren't you?" Woman: "No no, I'm from Croatia."
Question 2
The woman says that you can travel from Croatia to Germany in two hours by ________
A
Plane
B
Train
C
Car
D
Bus
Question 2 Explanation: 
Man: "Is that near Germany?" Woman: "Not really. It's about two hours by plane."
Question 3
The man thinks:
A
The woman is from Germany
B
He doesn't know enough about geography
C
Croatia is a part of Germany
D
His geography is very good
Question 3 Explanation: 
Man: "I'm sorry. I should study geography!"
Question 4
The woman thinks the man's mistake is:
A
Funny
B
Not serious
C
Very serious
D
Stupid
Question 4 Explanation: 
Woman: "Don't worry about it."
Question 5

LISTEN TO PART TWO NOW

What are they looking at?
A
An email
B
A story in a book
C
A picture or a photo
D
A newspaper
Question 5 Explanation: 
The man says "That's my uncle..." and later he says: "I haven't seen him for ten years." So, they must be looking at a picture or a photo.
Question 6
The man in the picture is:
A
The man's father's older brother
B
The woman's father's older brother
C
The man's mother's older brother
D
The man's father's younger brother
Question 6 Explanation: 
Man: "That's my uncle, my dad's older brother."
Question 7
The woman thinks the man's uncle:
A
Is kind
B
Looks unfriendly
C
Is handsome
D
Looks kind
Question 7 Explanation: 
Woman: "He has a kind face."
Question 8
The man doesn't see his uncle often because:
A
His uncle lives too far away
B
His uncle and his dad don't have a good relationship
C
His uncle's wife and his dad don't have a good relationship
D
His mum and his uncle don't have a good relationship
Question 8 Explanation: 
Man: "His wife and my dad don't get along very well."
Question 9

LISTEN TO PART THREE NOW

This conversation takes place in:
A
A restaurant
B
A supermarket
C
A bar
D
Someone's house
Question 9 Explanation: 
The man talks like a waiter, and the woman is ordering food, so they must be in a restaurant.
Question 10
The restaurant:
A
Only serves fish
B
Doesn't have any more salmon
C
Doesn't sell salmon
D
Is very busy today
Question 10 Explanation: 
Woman: "I'll have the salmon." Man: "I'm sorry, but we've run out."
Question 11
When the waiter tells the woman that she can't have salmon, she is:
A
A bit sad
B
Quite irritated
C
Very angry
D
A little disappointed
Question 11 Explanation: 
Woman: "That's a shame."This does not have a strong meaning.
Question 12
The waiter:
A
Suggests a similar dish
B
Tells the woman he will choose a dish for her
C
Apologises many times
D
Tries to sell the woman a more expensive dish
Question 12 Explanation: 
Man: "May I recommend the cod? It's a similar fish dish, and it's very tasty."
Question 13

LISTEN TO PART FOUR NOW

The woman:
A
Is a bit late
B
Is early
C
Is on time
D
Is very late
Question 13 Explanation: 
Woman: "How long have you been waiting?" Man: "Not long, it's fine."
Question 14
The woman:
A
Doesn't know where to go
B
Doesn't feel well
C
Doesn't want to go anywhere
D
Doesn't want to walk far
Question 14 Explanation: 
Woman: "Is it far? These heels are really painful."Heels = high-heeled shoes. The woman's shoes hurt her feet, suggesting she doesn't want to walk a long way.
Question 15
The man is surprised that the woman:
A
Is wearing such unsuitable shoes
B
Has been there before
C
Doesn't know where it is
D
Is so late
Question 15 Explanation: 
Man: "Haven't you been there before?"The negative question (with 'haven't') suggests that the man thought the woman had been there before.
Question 16
The woman:
A
Would have gone there once before, if her friend had come with her
B
Went there last week
C
Wishes her friend were with her now
D
Would have gone there once before, if her friend hadn't come with her
Question 16 Explanation: 
Woman: "I was going to go last week, but my friend cancelled at the last minute."'I was going to...' expresses a plan that you made in the past, but didn't do in the end.
Question 17

LISTEN TO PART FIVE NOW

They are in:
A
A cinema
B
The woman's house
C
A restaurant
D
A shop
Question 17 Explanation: 
The man asks for a refund, and is talking about a product of some sort, so they must be in a shop.
Question 18
The woman:
A
Rudely refuses to give the man a refund
B
Politely refuses to give the man a refund
C
Considers giving the man a refund
D
Agrees to give the man a refund
Question 18 Explanation: 
Woman: "I'm sorry sir, but we can't help you."The woman is polite, but does not accept the man's point of view.
Question 19
The thing the man bought is ruined because:
A
He dropped it
B
The product was faulty
C
He didn't look after it properly
D
The product was low quality
Question 19 Explanation: 
Man: "I used it once and it's destroyed!" Woman: "Yes, sir, because you didn't follow the cleaning instructions."
Question 20
The man:
A
Does not accept the woman's decision
B
Blames the woman for the situation
C
Accepts the woman's decision
D
Complains that he was not given the instructions with the product
Question 20 Explanation: 
Man: "Well, it's ridiculous."
Question 21

LISTEN TO PART SIX NOW

The woman is:
A
Surprised
B
Appalled
C
Scared
D
Anxious
Question 21 Explanation: 
The woman is concerned that her friend (or whoever she is talking about), has not arrived yet. Her language indicates anxiety/nervousness.
Question 22
The man tries to be:
A
Sympathetic
B
Flirtatious
C
Dismissive
D
Reassuring
Question 22 Explanation: 
Man: "Look, I'm sure she'll be here."
Question 23
The woman who they are talking about:
A
Often forgets things
B
Never usually forgets things
C
Has forgotten many important things before
D
Doesn't have a mobile phone
Question 23 Explanation: 
Woman: "She's so scatty. It's just like her to do something like this."
Question 24
The man decides:
A
To call her from the woman's mobile phone
B
To call her from a different telephone
C
To send her an email
D
To call her from his mobile phone
Question 24 Explanation: 
Man: "I'll try her from the landline."Landline = a telephone with a fixed line (not a mobile).
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