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This listening exercise is about a tour guide talking about a coach trip to a group of tourists. This a multiple-choice listening exercise for Part 4 of the B1 Preliminary Listening Test. This gives you practice before you take the Cambridge English B1 Preliminary exam. 

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B1 Preliminary Listening Test Part 4 – A Coach Trip

You will hear a tour guide talking to a group of tourists about a coach trip.


QuestionsAudio Script

1. What is the change of plan?

2. Where will they stop for coffee?

3. The town of Brampton became well known because of its

4. What animals will they see in the wildlife park?

5. What time will they arrive back at the hotel?

6. The tour guide asks if anyone


Tour guide: Good morning everyone. I’m your tour guide for today. We’ve made a change to the trip we usually make on Thursdays. I hope none of you will mind. We’re still going to visit the beautiful town of Brampton with its old university, and there’lI be time to look round that as usual. But today, because we have a lot of children here this week, we’re also going to a wildlife park which a colleague of mine has recommended.

On the way to Brampton, we’ll drive through some beautiful countryside. We’ll go over the mountain and we’ll have a lovely view of the lake from the top. We’ll stop there for a few minutes so you can take some photos. In the next valley, we’ll have a break for coffee. There’s a cafe near a beautiful waterfall and if any of you want to go
for a walk, you can.

We’ll get to Brampton at about 11.30. It’s a lovely town. We’ll start by taking a guided tour of the university, which was built in the seventeenth century. Then there’lI be time for all of you to have a look at the shops. Most people come to Brampton nowadays for the shops, but it’s the university that made the town famous. If you don’t want to look at the shops, I suggest you visit the museum.

After lunch, we’ll get back on the coach and go to the wildlife park. We need to stay in the coach while we drive round because we’ll see lions in the park, which can obviously be dangerous. Tell your children not to expect it to be like the zoo – the animals are sometimes hiding in the trees. I know some friends of mine have seen some tigers, but I’ve never seen them and I’m afraid they no longer have any monkeys, but you may see some giraffes.

We’ll leave the wildlife park at half past five. The journey back takes about an hour and a quarter, so we’ll return to the hotel at a quarter to seven. There’lI just be time for you to change before dinner at a quarter past seven.

Now then, before we get on the bus, if anyone wants to ask any questions I’ll try to answer them. I’m going to give each of you an information sheet about the places we’re going to visit. Some of you were on yesterday’s trip with me and I know you found the information sheet helpful. So, if we just move over here ….

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