These are 3 word listening exercises.

Write what you hear:

Listening exercise 1: Simple Present

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  1. I _____________ _______________.
  2. _______________ _______________ basketball.
  3. I _______________, _______________.
  4. We _______________ _______________.
  5. She _______________ _______________.
  6. _______________ _______________ fun.
  7. _______________ _______________ Sarah.
  8. He _______________ _______________.
  9. They _______________ _______________.
  10. _______________ all _______________ .
1 missing
  1. I _______________ Sarah.
  2. She _______________ basketball.
  3. I _______________, too.
  4. We _______________ together.
  5. She always _______________.
  6. Michael _______________ fun.
  7. He _______________ Sarah.
  8. He _______________ Sarah.
  9. They _______________ friends.
  10. _______________ all friends.
Answers
  1. I like Sarah.
  2. She plays basketball.
  3. I play, too.
  4. We play together.
  5. She always wins.
  6. Michael is fun.
  7. He knows Sarah.
  8. He likes Sarah.
  9. They are friends.
  10. We’re all friends.

Listening Exercise 2: Simple Present

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 missing
  1. What ____________ ____________?
  2. ____________ ____________ sure.
  3. ____________ ____________ either.
  4. Let’s ____________ ____________.
  5. ____________ is ____________?
  6. It’s ____________ ____________.
  7. Go ____________ ____________.
  8. ____________ found ____________!
  9. ____________ ____________ it?
  10. ____________ a ____________!
1 missing
  1. What ____________ that?
  2. ____________ not sure.
  3. I’m ____________ either.
  4. Let’s ____________ see.
  5. ____________ is it?
  6. It’s over ____________.
  7. Go ____________ it.
  8. I found ____________!
  9. What ____________ it?
  10. ____________ a frog!
Answers
  1. What is that?
  2. I’m not sure.
  3. I’m not either.
  4. Let’s go see.
  5. Where is it?
  6. It’s over there.
  7. Go find it.
  8. I found it!
  9. What is it?
  10. It’s a frog!

Listening exercise 3: Questions

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 missing
  1. _____________ _____________ that?
  2. _____________ you _____________?
  3. _____________ are _____________?
  4. _____________ you _____________?
  5. _____________ he _____________?
  6. _____________ is _____________?
  7. _____________ _____________ me?
  8. _____________ you _____________?
  9. _____________ _____________ you?
  10. _____________ is _____________?
1 missing
  1. What _____________ that?
  2. _____________ you OK?
  3. _____________ are you?
  4. Are you _____________?
  5. Is he _____________?
  6. Where is _____________?
  7. What _____________ me?
  8. Are you _____________?
  9. _____________ are you?
  10. Why is _____________?
Answers
  1. What is that?
  2. Are you OK?
  3. Who are you?
  4. Are you ready?
  5. Is he coming?
  6. Where is mom?
  7. What about me?
  8. Are you sure?
  9. How are you?
  10. Why is that?

LISTENING EXERCISE 4: Simple Present

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
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  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 missing
  1. Samantha ________ ________.
  2. ________ ________ jokes.
  3. I ________ ________.
  4. ________ she ________.
  5. ________ ________ crying.
  6. We ________ ________.
  7. ________ so ________.
  8. I ________ ________.
  9. ________ ________ another.
  10. We ________ ________.
1 missing
  1. Samantha ________ fun.
  2. She ________ jokes.
  3. I ________ hard.
  4. Then she ________.
  5. We ________ crying.
  6. We ________ stop.
  7. ________ so funny.
  8. I ________ down.
  9. She ________ another.
  10. We ________ again.
Answers
  1. Samantha is fun.
  2. She tells jokes.
  3. I laugh hard.
  4. Then she laughs.
  5. We start crying.
  6. We can’t stop.
  7. She’s so funny.
  8. I calm down.
  9. She tells another.
  10. We laugh again.

Listening Exercise 5: Simple Past

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  4. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 missing
  1. It ________ ________.
  2. I ________ ________,
  3. ________ my ________,
  4. ________ ________ chirping,
  5. ________ ________ downstairs.
  6. ________ ________ o’clock,
  7. the ________ ________.
  8. It ________ ________.
  9. It ________ ________.
  10. I ________ ________.
1 missing
  1. It ________ early.
  2. I ________ up,
  3. ________ my window,
  4. ________ birds chirping,
  5. and ________ downstairs.
  6. At ________ o’clock,
  7. the sun ________.
  8. It ________ bright.
  9. It ________ beautiful.
  10. I ________ happy.
Answers
  1. It was early.
  2. I woke up,
  3. opened my window,
  4. heard birds chirping,
  5. and went downstairs.
  6. At five o’clock,
  7. the sun rose.
  8. It was bright.
  9. It was beautiful.
  10. I was happy.

Listening Exercise 6: Adjectives

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  4. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 Missing
  1. ____________ are ____________.
  2. ____________ are ____________.
  3. A ____________ ____________…
  4. …passes ____________ ____________.
  5. ____________ are ____________.
  6. ____________ are ____________.
  7. ____________ is ____________.
  8. ____________ are ____________.
  9. ____________ are ____________,
  10. ____________ also ____________.
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  1. Planes are ____________.
  2. ____________ are cars.
  3. A ____________ car…
  4. …passes ____________ cars.
  5. Trucks are ____________.
  6. They are ____________.
  7. So is ____________.
  8. Trains are ____________.
  9. They are ____________,
  10. but also ____________.
Answers
  1. Planes are fast.
  2. So are cars.
  3. A fast car…
  4. …passes slower cars.
  5. Trucks are big.
  6. They are expensive.
  7. So is gas.
  8. Trains are fun.
  9. They are relaxing,
  10. but also expensive.

Listening Exercise 7: Adverbs

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  4. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
1 Missing
  1. Listen _________, _________.
  2. _________ walk _________.
  3. Write _________, Michael.
  4. Karen _________ _________.
  5. Jorge _________ _________.
  6. Mina _________ _________.
  7. I _________ _________.
  8. _________ _________ now.
  9. _________ that _________.
  10. _________ more _________.
1 Missing
  1. Listen _________, please.
  2. Don’t walk _________.
  3. Write _________, Michael.
  4. Karen climbs _________.
  5. Jorge yells _________.
  6. Mina stomps _________.
  7. I whisper _________.
  8. Walk _________ now.
  9. Repeat that _________.
  10. Even more _________.
Answers
  1. Listen carefully, please.
  2. Don’t walk quickly.
  3. Write carefully, Michael.
  4. Karen climbs cautiously.
  5. Jorge yells furiously.
  6. Mina stomps angrily.
  7. I whisper quietly.
  8. Walk faster now.
  9. Repeat that slowly.
  10. Even more slowly.

Listening Exercise 8: Commands

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  1. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  2. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  3. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  4. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  5. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  6. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  7. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  8. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  9. _____________ ________________ ________________.
  10. _____________ ________________ ________________.
2 Missing
  1. _________ _________, please.
  2. _________ _________ that.
  3. _________ _________ here!
  4. _________ _________ out!
  5. _________ _________ now.
  6. _________ _________ in.
  7. _________ _________ it!
  8. Ok, _________ _________.
  9. _________ _________ it.
  10. _________ _________ that.
1 Missing
  1. _________ back, please.
  2. _________ me that.
  3. _________ over here!
  4. _________ me out!
  5. _________ her now.
  6. _________ more in.
  7. _________ over it!
  8. Ok, _________ up.
  9. _________ about it.
  10. Never _________ that.
Answers
  1. Stand back, please.
  2. Hand me that.
  3. Get over here!
  4. Help me out!
  5. Call her now.
  6. Put more in.
  7. Get over it!
  8. Ok, speed up.
  9. Forget about it.
  10. Never mind that.

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