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Listening Elementary

Natural English Conversations

On this page you will find many listening exercises designed for elementary level English speakers. The listenings were made to simulate real life situations and conversations. 

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1) Read the questions associated with the listening exercise.

2) listen to the audio.

3) Select your answers.

4) Check your answers. 

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Elementary

LISTENING ONE At The Bakery
At the Bakery - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

Customer: Good afternoon

Assistant: Good afternoon can I help you?

C: Yes, I'd like 4 bread rolls please.

A: No problem. Here you are. Anything else?

C: Yes , How much are the donuts?

A: The donuts are 30p each.

C: Ok, I'll have two please.

A: here you are, anything else?

C: No that's all thanks. How much is that?

A: That's £1.80

C: There you are.

A: Here's your change and your receipt.

C: Thank you.

A: Bye bye.

How was your weeend

Elementary

LISTENING TWO 
How was your weekend?
How was your weekend? - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

Jess: Hi how was your weekend?

Tom: Hey, it was great. I went to Germany.

Jess: Really? Fantastic. What did you do there?

Tom: I went to many museums. And I drank traditional German beers.

Jess: That sounds great.

Tom: And you what did you do?

Jess: I went to the cinema. I saw the new Tom Hanks film.

Tom: How was it?

Jessica: Really good. It was a very interesting film.

Elementary

About Jessika
LISTENING THREE 
About Jessica
About Jessica - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

My name's Jessica and I'm from Spain. I'm an art teacher and I live in London. I live with my husband. We don't have kids but we have two dogs. I like living in London because there is a lot to do.

Elementary

About Chris
LISTENING FOUR
About Chris
About Chris - Prof. Emanuel Costa
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My name's Chris and I'm an engineer. I live in Manchester. I like my job because I think it's very interesting. The only problem is I work too much.

Interview

Elementary

LISTENING FIVE
Interview
Interview - Prof Emanuel Costa
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I: Where do you live?

P: Paris.

I:What do you do?

P: I'm a computer programmer

I: When's your birthday?

P: February 4th

I: Who do you live with?

P: Two friends, Jack and Mary.

I: What time do you wake up?

P: 8 am

I: What time do you go to bed?

P: 11pm

I: What's your favourite dish?

P: Fish and chips.

Basic conversaion

Elementary

LISTENING SIX 
Basic Conversation
Basic Conversation - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Talkig about a series

Elementary

LISTENING SEVEN
Talking About a Series
TalkingAbout a Series - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

1 - Hi Tom

2 - Hi Sarah

1 - Do you have Netflix?

2- Yes. Why?

1 - Have you seen billions?

2 - I watched one episode but I didn't like the actors. Have you seen Stranger Things?

1 - Yes I have I love it.

2 - Me too, do you prefer the first season or the second?

1 - I prefer the first.

2 - Me too! Have you finished the second season?

1. - Not yet I have one more episode to watch.

Elementary

Talking about a film
LISTENING EIGHT
Talking About a Film
Talking About a Film - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

1- Hi.

2 - Hey.

1 - Did you see Batman Begins last night on TV?

2- Yes I did, did you like it?

1- Yes I love that film, I've seen it before. I think it's very interesting. And you, did you like it?

2- No I didn't, I hated it.

1- Why?

2- It's so boring. There isn't enough action.

1 - Really? I think it's so cool.

2- I prefer the Dark Knight.

At immigration
LISTENING NINE
At Immigration
At Immigration - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

A- Next please.

 

B - Hello.

 

A -  Good afternoon. Where are you flying from?

 

B - I'm flying from Moscow.

 

A - What's the purpose of your trip?

 

B - A holiday, I want to go sightseeing around London.

 

A - How long are you staying for?

 

B - 10 days.

 

A - How much money did you bring with you?

 

B - 1500 pounds.

 

A - Where are you going to stay?

 

B - At a friend's house.

 

A - What's the address?

 

B - 24 Green Road, Clapham, London.

 

A - And the post code?

 

B - Let me just check, yes it's SW3 6EJ.

 

A - Ok welcome to the country, enjoy your stay.

 

B - Thank you.

talking about food

Elementary

LISTENING TEN
Talking About Food
Talking About Food - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

1 - Hey

 

2 - Hi

 

1 - What's your favourite dish?

 

2- Hmm, I think  it's sea food risotto, I love risotto and I love sea food. And yours?

 

1 - Fish and chips, for me nothing is better than fish and chips.

 

2 - And what do you normally have for breakfast?

 

1 - Normally a bowl of cereal.

 

2 - And for lunch?

 

1 - Usually just a couple of sandwiches.

 

2 - Really, that's not very healthy, you should have a proper lunch. And what about for dinner?

 

1 -  A ready meal, like a lasagna or something. What about you what do you have for lunch?

 

2 - Well I cook my food for the week on Sundays so it depends on what I want that week. But normally I have rice black beans and some vegetables.

 

1 - No meat?

 

2 - Not usually.

 

1 - What about your protein?

 

2 - There's protein in the beans.

 

1 - Fair enough.

How was your weekend 2

Elementary

LISTENING ELEVEN
How Was Your Weekend 2
How Was Your Weekend 2 - Prof Emanuel Costa
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Tapescript

A - Hi how was your weekend?

 

B - It was ok.

 

A - Yeah, what did you do?

 

B - I just stayed in and watched TV. And yours? How was it?

 

A - It was good.

 

B - What did you do?

 

A - It was my brother's birthday so my whole family went to his house. It was a lot of fun.

 

B - Nice.

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