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Buying A Skateboard Listening Exercise. You will hear Kim asking a shop assistant about buying a skateboard, you have to listen and choose the correct answers to the questions. This provides practice for Listening Part 3 of the A2 Key examination.

About 5-10 minutes.Listening to a conversation about a camping trip.Developing stages of learning English.
Listen to the recording twice.
Listening ExerciseTranscript

KIm: Excuse me, can you help me? I’m thinking of buying a skateboard, but I’m not sure which one to choose.
Shop Assistant: OK. The place where you put your feet is called the deck and it is either made of wood or plastic. Plastic is the cheapest but heavier. Most people like the wood ones as they are lighter.
Kim: OK. I’ll go for one made of wood, as it looks better.
Shop Assistant: Great. What colour deck would you like?
Kim: That blue one looks great and that pink is not bad too, but I think that purple one over there would be better.
Shop Assistant: Good, let’s think about the size of your skateboard. What size are your feet?
Kim: I used to fit into a size 6, but I reckon I’m a size 7 now.
Shop Assistant: You look like a size 8. Let me check. No, you’re right you’re a size 7. So this board will be perfect for you. Plus, you get a free set of wheels with it, if you buy it this week.
KIm: That poster said I get some free gloves and a bag too.
Shop Assistant: That’s next week, I’m afraid just the wheels this week.
Kim: OK, my dad will buy it for me. What time do you stay open until?
Shop Assistant: We open until 5 every day apart from Sunday when we’re closed.
Kim: My dad’s busy on Friday, so it will probably be on Saturday when we both can make it.
Shop Assistant: Sounds great. See you then.

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We add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 1 - Listen to conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 2 - Listen to a monologue and complete gaps in a page of notes.

Part 3 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

Part 4 - Listen to  conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 5 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

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Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the Elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

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