Listening Exercises

Exercise 1

AUDIO FILE – First Day of Class Dictation

  1. Tell the taxi driver where you want to go.
  2. My roommate came into the room and asked me why I wasn’t in class.
  3. I told him I was waiting for a telephone call from my mom and dad.
  4. It was my first day at the University at Albany and I was on my way to my first class.
  5. I wondered who else would be in the class and what the teacher would be like.
  6. She asked me what I intended to do after I graduate.
 (Answers below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers
  1. Tell the taxi driver where you want to go.
  2. My roommate came into the room and asked me why I wasn’t in class.
  3. I told him I was waiting for a telephone call from my mom and dad.
  4. It was my first day at the University at Albany and I was on my way to my first class.
  5. I wondered who else would be in the class and what the teacher would be like.
  6. She asked me what I intended to do after I graduate.

 

Exercise 2

Sports & Past Times Vocabulary Page

AUDIO FILE – Sports & Past Times Dictation

Audio Dictation –  Press play on the audio link above and listen to the sentences being read.  Fill in the blanks below with the missing words:

  1. There are few things in life better than ______________________ spent on the beach.
  2. Would you prefer to go _________________________  this afternoon?
  3. How many people are we going to need for a pick-up _______________________?
  4. I’d love to go ____________, ________________________ each time I go.
  5. The boardwalk was so crowded that ____________________________ as fast as we would have liked.
  6. She had never before seen _______________________ in one place.
 (Answers below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers
  1. There are few things in life better than a long summer day spent on the beach.
  2. Would you prefer to go for a bike ride or a walk in the park this afternoon?
  3. How many people are we going to need for a pick-up game of basketball?
  4. I’d love to go skiing, but it’s so expensive each time I go.
  5. The boardwalk was so crowded that we couldn’t skate down it as fast as we would have liked.
  6. She had never before seen so many people dancing in one place.

 

Listening Script – Faces #1

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