“Moby-Duck”: When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea. (PAU June 2019)

This is FRESH AIR, our weekly program devoted to the environment. What happens when 28,000rubber ducks and other bath toys are accidentally dumped in the ocean? Where do the oceancurrents take them, and what environmental impact do the ducks and other ocean junk have onthe seas?That’s what our guest, the journalist Donovan Hahn, investigated in his book “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, WhoWent in Search of Them”

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
to end up / deck / to stack / to maneuver

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

Ready?
Now read the questions on the following page. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.

 script

TOEFL Listening Test 4

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 4

In some questions you will  hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 3

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 3

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 2

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 2

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.

TOEFL Listening Test 1

This is the listening comprehension part of the TOEFL test

Listen to each conversation and lecture only one time. After each conversation and lecture, you will answer some questions about it. Answer each question based on what is stated or implied by the speakers.

Toefl Test 1

In some questions you will hear, but not see, the question.
Answer each question before moving on. Do not return to previous questions.
It will take about 60 minutes to listen to the conversations and lectures and answer the questions about them.


An interview with a dancer (PAU June 2018)


You have probably seen our guest on ITV’s new show “Dance” or maybe you have been to the theater where she is now performing ‘Aladdin’.
After dancing with the ballet company for five years, she is starting to break into principal roles and discover what it means to be at the top of their profession.
Otherwise the chances are that you follow her on Instagram… after all, she boasts over 100,000 followers. In today’s program, I’m going to interview Claire Petty.

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
channel / put so much into something / demanding / rehearsal / chill out / icon

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

An interview with a dancer (June 2018)

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to
them. Make sure you know what they mean.

charity · deafness · alleviate · puppies · allocated · hearing aid · struggle

Ready?
Now read the questions on the following page. Read them carefully before listening to
the conversation.

 script

U.S. National Parks: Yellowstone (PAU September 2018)

Hello and welcome to The real world, our weekly programme about nature. My name is Christopher Brown, and today we travel to the western United States, to Yellowstone National Park. With me today is Dr. Catherine Smith, a professor at Montana State University and an expert on the history and development of Yellowstone.

In this radio programme you’re going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them.

Make sure that you know what they mean.

geyser / bison / elk / browse / beaver / dam / endangered / to thrive / carcasses

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

US national parks: Yellowstone ( June 2018)

Ready?
Now read the questions. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.

 script

History of New Year’s Day

History of New Year’s Day

Watch the video and Choose the correct answer.

IMPORTANT: I recommend you to read all the questions first and then watch the video and answer the questions. Some of the questions are quite large and it could be difficult trying to answer them if you hadn’t read them before.

This is a quiz about the history of the New Year’s Day.

Halloween History

Halloween History

Watch the video and Choose the correct answer.

IMPORTANT: I recommend you to read all the questions first and then watch the video and answer the questions. Some of the questions are quite large and it could be difficult trying to answer them if you hadn’t read them before.

This is a quiz about the history of Halloween.

FCE Test 8

First (FCE2) Listening Test 8

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First Certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.