Living Room

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living roomLiving room listening practice for the Cambridge Assessment English Pre A1 Starters (YLE) exam  where you will hear two people talking about a living room picture. Put the colours in the right places in the picture.

Living RoomTranscriptVocabulary

Look at the picture. Listen and look. There is one example.

A: Can you see the people in the living room? Let’s add colour to the picture.
B: Okay
A: Can you see the robot next to the sofa?
B: Yes, it’s on the floor.
A: That’s right. Can you put the colour orange on it?
B: Yeah, OK.

Can you see the orange colour put on the robot next to the sofa? This is an example. Now you listen and add the colour.

Question 1
A: Ok. Now can you see the girl?
B: Yes, she’s drawing a picture.
A: That’s right. There’s a robot under the table.
B: OK, yeah. There it is.
A: Good. Well, put red on it, please.
B: OK. I’m putting red on it now.

Question 2
A: There’s a robot in the bookcase.
B: Where?
A: It’s under the lamp.
B: Can you put yellow on it?

Question 3
A: Can you see the boy and the dog?
B: Yes, they’re playing on the floor.
A: And can you see the robot?
B: Yeah, it’s between the boy and the dog.
A: That’s right.
B: Can I put brown on it?
A: Yeah, okay.

Question 4
A: Right. Now find the robot behind the sofa.
B: Behind the sofa?
A: Yeah.
B: OK, Here it is.
A: Do you want to put pink on that robot?
B: OK. Now I’ve put pink on this robot.

Question 5
A: OK. Now there’s a robot on the table. Can you see it?
B: Yes, there it is.
A: That’s right. Put grey on it, please.
B: Grey, okay.
A: Brilliant. You’ve done a great job.

Now listen to it again.

Here are words and phrases from this activity.

  • between
  • bookcase
  • drawing a picture
  • great job
  • on the floor
  • playing on the floor
  • robot
  • sofa
  • table
  • under the lamp
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