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Extra Listening Comprehension Practice


Ciclo Bsico 4 Nivel 4
Exercise 1
You are going to hear a report about plagiarism. For questions 1 to 8, decide the right answer (A), (B), or
(C).
1. The Da Vinci Code has sold a) 60,000,000 copies.
b) 6,000,000 copies.
c) 16,000,000 copies.
2. Two writers accused Dan Brown of a) stealing books from a public library.
b) stealing their ideas.
c) writing The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
3. A High Court in London a) disagreed with the two writers.
b) agreed with the two writers.
c) said The Da Vinci Code was a good book.
4. Recently, some stories of plagiarism a) have been in the news.
b) have appeared in The New York Times.
c) have appeared in CNN.
5. A young student wrote a book called a) How Harvard University Lost A Major Book Deal.
b) How Opal Meta Got Kissed, Got Wild And Got a Life.
c) Little Brown, And Company.
6. Plagiarism has always been present a) in the Internet.
b) in schools.
c) at work.
7. Teachers have a website a) to identify papers that have copied material.
b) to copy material.
c) to correct mistakes.
8. Using information from experts a) is never illegal.
b) is usually correct.
c) isnt usually OK.
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Exercise 2
You are going to hear a weather report from The Weather Channel. For questions 1 to 7 decide if they are
TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).
1. This weather report first will focus on Germany weather conditions.
2. Showers are predicted.
3. There will be big changes in the next few days.
4. Temperatures will be up to 24 Fahrenheit.
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5. There will be rain but warm temperatures.
6. There will be partly cloudy skies.
7. This map shows the last part of this weather report.

Exercise 3
You are going to listen to a Voice of America News Report. Voice of America is the International Radio
Service of the United States of America. For questions 1 to 8 tick ( ) the pieces of news that are
mentioned.
1. The British Government has approved the movement of weapons to security forces guarding the
Palestinian President.
2. Supporters of two Palestinian groups opened talks to settle their differences.
3. 300 judges have taken parts in demonstrations in the USA. They walked in silence.
4. A gunman shot an official of Iraqs Defense Ministry after killing 6 people.
5. The World Food Program says that millions of Afghans could go hungry next winter.
6. The United Nations is urging the United States to give food to Afghanistan.
7. A Jury in the United States has ruled against 2 former officials of the Energy Company ENRON.
8. The two women were accused because they lied about the finances of the Company.
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Exercise 4
You are going to hear a report about Train Transportation. For questions 1 to 9, choose the right answer
(A), (B), or (C).
1. Car transportation is more popular than a) airplanes.
b) buses.
c) trains.
2. The U.S. Department of Transportation studied a) how many miles people traveled.
b) how Americans traveled.
c) 2001 trips longer than 80 kilometers.
3. Which chart shows the mentioned statistics?
a) b) c)
4. In 2004 Amtrak, the National Train Company of the USA, transported
a) 18,000 passengers every day.
b) 25,000,000 passengers every day.
c) 69,000 passengers every day.
5. But that number of passengers transported is a) very high.
b) normal.
c) not high.
6. More people use trains in a) South America.
b) Africa.
c) Europe and Asia.
7. On high-speed roads cars a) are faster than trains.
b) can be as fast as trains.
c) are faster than buses.
8. Bus travel is a) cheaper than train travel.
b) more expensive than train travel.
c) slower than train travel.
9. Traveling by train from one city to another a) always takes more than 24 hours.
b) sometimes takes more than 24 hours.
c) never takes more than 24 hours.
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Exercise 5
You are going to hear a weather report from The Weather Channel. For questions 1 to 7 decide if they are
TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).
1. It will be cloudy with lots of rain in Germany.
2. The weekend will be largely unchanged.
3. On Saturday it will be cold but sunny.
4. So, its a good time to go on a picnic.
5. In Central Europe, its going to be warmer.
6. Scandinavia will experience cold weather.
7. This map shows the last part of this weather report.


Exercise 6
You are going to listen to a series of television announcements. For questions 1 to 3 tick ( ) the poster
that best represents what you hear.
1.
a) b) c)
2.
a) b) c)
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3.
a) b) c)
Exercise 7
You are going to hear a report from the day Joseph Ratzinger was elected as Benedict XVI. For questions
1 to 10 choose the correct answer (A), (B), or (C).
1. Number of people that are going to celebrate Mass with the new Pope:
a) 50,000.
b) 500,000.
c) 550,000.
2. Number of Popes before Benedict XVI:
a) 265.
b) 260.
c) 264.
3. John Paul IIs age when he died:
a) 78 years old.
b) 84 years old.
c) 87 years old.
4. The last time a Pope was called Benedict was:
a) in the 1900s.
b) in the 1800s.
c) in the 1400s.
5. Joseph Ratzinger was born in Bavaria, Germany, in
a) 1920.
b) 1927.
c) 1917.
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6. Joseph Ratzinger served as an advisor at the Second Vatican Council in
a) 1960.
b) 1965.
c) 1955.
7. Paul VI made Joseph Ratzinger a Cardinal
a) 3 months after he became a Pope.
b) 77 days before he died.
c) 90 days after naming him Bishop of Munich.
8. Cardinal Ratzinger served as Head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the
Faith for more than
a) a century.
b) 40 years.
c) 2 decades.
9. Joseph Ratzinger became Dean of the College of Cardinals
a) in 2000.
b) in 2002.
c) a century ago.
10. Percentage of Catholics living in Latin America, Africa and Asia:
a) 66%.
b) 33%.
c) 50%.
Exercise 8
You are going to hear a weather report from The Weather Channel. For questions 1 to 6 decide if they are
TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).
1. All Germany is sunny.
2. Temperatures will be around 20 C.
3. The weekend will show some sun, but no rains.
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4. The British Isles will experience rainy days.
5. The Mediterranean region will be mostly sunny.
6. Italy can expect up to 28 C.
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Exercise 9
You are going to listen to a Voice of America News Report. Voice of America is the International Radio
Service of the United States of America. For questions 1 to 8 tick ( ) the pieces of news that are
mentioned.
1. Irans President has said he would not meet the United Nations.
2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Irans President, spoke to reporters on Saturday during 8 minutes.
3. He said that Irans nuclear goals are for peaceful purposes only.
4. Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerias President, has ordered a complete investigation into an explosion.
5. About 200 people were killed in the explosion.
6. The President and many Governors have also ordered police to increase security near oil pipelines.
7. Thieves caused the explosion in the shopping center.
8. Officials in Indonesia have announced an alert of a volcano in Java Island.
Exercise 10
You are going to hear a report about the consumption of cola drinks in the USA. For questions 1 to 10
choose the correct answer (A), (B), or (C).
1. a) 50% of all soft drinks sold in American schools are Coke and Pepsi.
b) 20%
c) 80%
2. Opponents say sugary soft drinks are responsible for
a) adults.
b) overweight in adolescents.
c) overweight in old people.
3. The soft drink industry has said that overweight is because of
a) not enough physical activity.
b) Big Macs.
c) Cadbury chocolate.
4. Elementary and middle schools will only sell a) bottled water and Coke.
b) milk, water, and juice.
c) soft drinks.
5. California and Connecticut a) will restrict soft drinks in public schools.
b) have prohibited soft drinks in public schools.
c) are considering soft drink restriction.
6. Leading, or top, soda makers say that
a) 99% of their money does not come from school sales.
b) 1% of their money comes from poor schools.
c) 1% of their money comes from rich schools.
7. The American Heart Association and William J. Clinton have a campaign
a) to reduce Pepsi and Coke sales.
b) to reduce childhood obesity.
c) to reduce sugar in Pepsi and Coke.
8. The Government says that in 2004 a) 5% of teenagers were overweight.
b) 17% of teenagers were overweight.
c) 19% of teenagers were overweight.
9. An agreement will probably happen in a) 2020.
b) 2010.
c) 2015.
10. The Disney Company and McDonalds
a) will announce in 10 years a new alliance.
b) will announce an end to their 10-year alliance.
c) have announced an end to their 10-year alliance.

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Exercise 11
You are going to hear a weather report from The Weather Channel. For questions 1 to 6 decide if they are
TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).
1. There are clouds and rains in most parts of Germany.
2. Temperatures will be around 20 C.
3. The rain will continue through the weekend.
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4. In the British Isles it will be foggy and cold.
5. Around the Mediterranean coast it will be sunny.
6. Spain will experience temperatures higher than 38C.

Exercise 12
You are going to listen to a series of television announcements. For questions 1 to 3 tick () the poster
that best represents what you hear.
1.
a) b) c)
2.
a) b) c)
3.
a) b) c)