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Listening comprehension: Free time

This is a 3:06 audio clip where people discuss what they do in their free time. Listen to the audio then take the quiz below. The audio comes from the book Cambridge English Complete First Certificate.

Welcome to your Conversation about free time

How often does Patrick help around the house?
Why is Patrick unable to help his mother?
How often does Tracy do things with her family?
Who has a dad who is a fitness fanatic?
Who lives in an old house by the sea?
Who has a new boyfriend?
What does Diy stand for? (write the answer in lower case)

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Listening comprehension: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one that has been played on national TV since my mother was a child. In this clip we see the elves at work in Santa’s workshop. Watch the clip then answer the questions below.

Welcome to your Elves at Santa's Workshop

What is another way of saying "getting ready"?
What is a 'nitwit'?
What does the expression "what's eaten' ya" mean?
Herbie doesn't want to be an elf, what does he want to be?

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Listening comprehension-The island of misfit toys (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one that has been played on national TV since my mother was a child. It is on every single year.

In this clip, we hear the story of the Island of Misfit toys. It’s 3:19. Watch the clip then answer the questions below.

Welcome to your Island of Misfit Toys

What happened to the boat?
What does 'misfit' mean?
What is the name of the Jack in the box?
Where are they?

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Listening comprehension: Interview with a novelist

This audio clip is from the book Cambridge English Grammar and Vocabulary for Advanced. In this clip you will hear an interview with a novelist. It is 3:50 long.

Welcome to your listening comprehension-interview with novelist

What is the author's first name?
What country is the author from?
What was his other job?
The interviewer asked, "Do you regret leaving your previous job?" What does 'regret' mean?
What time does the novelist wake up?
Where does the novelist write in his house?
Where does he do his research?
True (T) or False (F): The character, Elsa, is based on his mother. (Enter T or F)
What is a "last resort"?

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Listening comprehension-Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer clip

This movie is one that has been played on national TV since my mother was a child. It is on every single year. Watch the video clip (it’s only 1 minute) and then take the short 2 question quiz after.

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Welcome to your rudolph the red nosed reindeer

At the beginning of the clip, Rudolph says "she said I'm cute!". What does that mean?

 
What does the expression "for crying out loud" mean?

 

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Listening comprehension: Running

In this audio you will hear 3 speakers discuss their experiences with running. It lasts 3:50. You can take notes.

Here’s a quiz to see how well you understood the audio clip. Good luck! 🙂

Welcome to your listening comprehension-running

1) Speaker 1 took up running a few years ago. What does "to take up" mean?
2) What is a fun run?
3) What did speaker 2 do before she started running?
4) Which speaker had 3 older brothers?
5) True (T) or False (F): Speaker 1 no longer runs. (Enter T or F)
6) Which speaker started running at age 10? (Enter: Speaker 1,2, or 3)
7) Who runs in a running club?


 

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Listening comprehension: the break in

The audio clip below is from Cambridge English Grammar and Vocabulary for advanced. It is 2 minutes and 38 seconds long. Listen to the audio clip and answer the questions.

 

Listening comprehension-the break in

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What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez Video and quiz

Watch this Ted Talk on teenage pregnancies and answer the questions below.

  1. How many pregnancies are there every day in Latin America?
  2. In what country do 1 out of 2 teenagers (aged 12-19) get pregnant?
  3. What is the key to breaking the cycle of teen pregnancy?

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Listening comprehension with questions: Environmental Science.

In this audio clip, you will hear a student speaking to someone at a university about his experiences in Environmental Science. Listen to the audio clip, then take the quiz. The clip is 3:50 long. This clip comes from the book, Cambridge English Grammar and Vocabulary for Advanced.

Listening comprehension: Environmental Science Cambridge

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