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Starters Listening Part 1 Test 1 checks your ability to listen to names and descriptions. You see a big picture showing people doing things. You have to move the name to the person the people are describing.

5 minutes.Listening for names and descriptions.Early stages of learning English.

You will hear two people talking about a birthday party photo. Put the names in the right places in the photo.

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Starters Listening Part 1 Test 1 (Transcript)

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

A: Here’s a photo of my birthday party Miss Brown.
B: Oh, that’s brilliant. Who’s that girl with the camera?
A: That’s my friend Becky. She loves taking photos.
B: So do I.

Can you see Becky’s name? This is an example. Now you listen and put the names next to the right person.

Question 1
A: Can you see my mom?
B: Is she holding the cake?
A: Yes she is.
B: What’s her name?
A: Her name’s Maria.
B: Oh! OK.

Question 2
B: Who’s that boy with the yellow hat?
A: The boy with the drink?
B: Yes, that boy there, who is he?
A: That’s my friend Nick.

Question 3
B: And what’s that boy’s name? The boy on his phone.
A: That’s my brother Joe.
B: Oh! He’s got a nice phone.
A: I know, it’s new and he loves it.

Question 4
B: Look. One person is sleeping.
A: Yes that’s my dad.
B: What’s his name?
A: His name is Bob

Question 5
A: And there’s my friend Paul. He’s got a yellow T-shirt and a blue hat.
B: The one with a burger in his hand?
A: Yes that’s him. He loves burgers.
B: Me too.

Now listen to it again.

Here are words and phrases from this activity.

  • birthday party
  • brother
  • burger
  • cake
  • camera
  • drink
  • my friend
  • new
  • photo
  • phone
  • yellow hat
  • yellow t-shirt
We regularly add listening and speaking exercises in addition to the reading and writing exercises. We also include videos to help you prepare for this section of the Pre A1 Starters test so you can feel confident on test day.
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