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UNIT 1- B2 listening comprehension exercise

Hi, everyone!

This is is the exercise you have in your books, on page 12. Listen carefully to each situation and choose the best answer a, b, or c.

  1. You hear a man and a woman talking. When should the man go to Belize?
    1. between November and May

    2. between June and October

    3. in February
  2. You hear a man talking. Why do most tourists go to Lake Plastira?

    1. to hike in the surrounding area

    2. to go canoeing

    3. to enjoy the view

  3. You hear a woman talking. Who can stay in the lounge?

    1. British Airways passengers with children

    2. all British Airways passengers

    3. business and first class passengers of British Airways

  4. You hear a man and a woman talking. What does the man think about the spa.

    1. He thinks his wife will like it.

    2. He wants to spend most of his time there.

    3. He would rather send his wife there alone.

  5. You hear a woman talking about the Airbus 4380. What is she doing when she speaks?

    1. encouraging people to travel on the Airbus A380

    2. giving information about the Airbus A380

    3. discussing the positive and negative features of the Airbus A380

  6. You hear a man and a woman talking. What does the man think of the hotel?

    1. He would like to visit it only for a day.

    2. He wants to stay in it overnight.

    3. He thinks it’s not worth visiting.

  7. You hear a man and a woman talking. Which of the following is most likely to happen?

    1. They will travel around Europe together.

    2. They will visit the same countries in Europe.

    3. They will both buy a Eurail ticket in the future.

  8. You hear a man talking on the radio. Who would the information he is giving interest most?

    1. people living in Geneva

    2. people travelling to Geneva

    3. Geography and Art teachers


1. b  2. b  3. c  4. a  5. b  6. a  7. c  8. b


new section: DOWNLOADS

Hi, everyone!

I’ve just created a new section called DOWNLOADS, where you can find some of the materials and handouts you get in class, as well as keys to exercises and some other stuff.

This page is password protected, so if you want to know the password, kindly ask for it in class or by email.


B2 – Crime and punishment

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This is a compilation of documents I’ve been posting over the last few years on this topic: CRIME


B1 listening comprehension – holidays & work

s & m

Hi, everyone!

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)

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)


B2 – revise & check 1

revise & check

Hi, everyone!

These are the recordings for the listening comprehension exercises on p. 19.

track 1.23


track 1.24



a.  1-b  2-a  3-c  4-b  5-a


  1. Because she was having a lot of problems with her fiancé.
  2. That the problems would be resolved.
  3. No, it wasn’t.
  4. That the psychic wasn’t very professional.
  5. Because Alice believes that psychics can really see into the future.
  6. She told Alice she would have a new job.
  7. She didn’t get depressed when she lost her job.
  8. Not to depend too much on psychics.

B2 – Stereotypes


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These are the recordings, from unit 2A (p.20), on national stereotypes.

track 2.1


track 2.2




Speaker 1 (American)

(+) individualistic, hard-working, optimistic

(-) materialistic, very interested in money

Speaker 2 (Irish)

(+) sociable, easy-going, religious, family oriented, good storytellers

(-) melancholic, nostalgic, drink a lot

Speaker 1 (English)

(+) tolerant, open to new ideas

(-) self-satisfied, arrogant towards foreigners, lazy, careless in the way they dress, drink too much

Speaker 1 (Scottish)

(+) proud of their identity, inventive, sociable, like to have a good time, great travellers, well behaved abroad

(-) melancholic, negative attitude towards their neighbours (the English), quite negative towards foreigners


  1. a) achieve  b) inherited  
  2. a) emigration  b) climate
  3. a) multi-ethnic  b) unwillingness
  4. a) attitude  b) wrongs

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 – SPEED DATING

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Hi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension audio track from unit 1A, the one about speed dating. The KEY is included at the end of the post, below the text, the picture and the audio buttons.

track 1.3


Speed dating was successful for Alex — he married his second date, but Emily didn’t have any successful dates.

1.B  2.B  3.E  4.A  5.E  6.E  7.A  8.A  9.E

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