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B1 listening comprehension – holidays & work

s & m

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This is the recording for unit 3A’s listening comprehension exercise. You can find the key below.

track 3.1




1.- Sam likes his job, but Marcia doesn’t

2.- Sam has to deal with some very difficult people and has to put up with some idiots. Marcia thinks managing a hotel is quite stressful and doesn’t like people complaining all the time. She can’t stand it when people steal things. Also either she or her husband has to be at the hotel and it’s very hard to get a holiday together.

b) & c)

SAM   1e)  2a)  3d)  4g)

MARCIA   5c)  6f)  7h)  8b)



Hi, everyone!

While looking for Thanksgiving resources I came across this funny video. Enjoy!

B1 – listening comprehension – expressing concern

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This is the recording from unit 2D. This unit’s focus is on expressions to give and ask for advice and how to show concern.

Track 2.8





  1. F (She thinks her husband works too hard)
  2. T
  3. F (He thinks she is spending too much on things for the house and their children)
  4. T
  5. F (She thinks Lorna and Andy both need a night off)
  6. T

B1 – listening comprehension: sleep

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This is the recording from unit 2C’s exercise 3.

recording 2.6


















3.      1.- more  2.- 30%  3.- one and a half hours  4.- more  5.- the same amount  6.- a few hours


  1. 10%
  2. People went to sleep when it got dark and got up when it got light
  3. Older people
  4. They organise information they’ve collected during the day
  5. A place where you can go for a quick nap during the day (THEY DON’T EXIST, THOUGH)


video- can stress actually kill you?

Hi, everyone!

Please check this interesting video on stress and its effects on our health. Hope you like it!

Also note that you can activate the subtitles.

B1 Listening comprehension – Relaxing activities

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This is the recording from unit 1C’s listening comprehension exercise. The KEY is at the end of the post.




a) Mike does yoga – Anne goes to a health club – Sally paints watercolours – Jeremy sits in front of the TV

b) Mike: every morning when he gets up – Anne: 2 or 3 times a month – Sally: Every Sunday – Jeremy: 6 nights a week

B2 listening comprehension exercise

Hi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension exercise we have done in class. In the document that follows, you can find the KEY to the exercises as well as the recording script.

Track 1


Track 2


B1 – Listening comprehension

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This is the recording from unit 1A. Remember that the recording script is on page 156.



B2 Treasure restored

Hi, everyone!

These are the treasure restored handouts I gave out in class. You can also do the listening comprehension exercises by clicking on the buttons below.

track 27


track 28



2. 1- potter  2- wealthy  3- vineyard  4- undamaged  5- merchant  6- ship  7- wrecked  8- divers  9- restorer  10- auction  11- museum

4. 1-b  2-g  3-d  4-f  5-a  6-e  7-c

5. 1- No, she isn’t.  2- The Egyptian mummies

B2 auxiliaries & key

Hi, everyone!

You can find below just a few exercises on auxiliaries, along with the corresponding key at the end of the document.


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