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Listening Practice 10: Sentence Completion (North American, Irish & British)

Listen to the audio clip below and answer the sentence completion questions. If you have completed some of the practice questions for reading, you are probably already familiar with sentence completion tasks.

For the listening test, it is recommended that you use capital letters to record your answers – this will make your answer clear. And remember: to get a mark for a correct answer, it has to be spelt correctly!!!

In the instructions, you will be told how many words and/or numbers are expected to be given in the answer. Ensure that you check this carefully before answering the questions and be sure to stick to this amount of words and numbers in your response.

This practice exercise is focused on a text about bicycles.

A final top tip – be sure to quickly glance through the questions before listening to the recording – this will help you to listen out for relevant information!

Audio

 

Questions

Listen to the audio clip and complete the following sentences. In each answer, you must give no more than 1 word and/or number.

1. The radio presenter is ________ Barton.

2. The presenter wants to know if cycling is actually  ______.

3. There are many types of bikes; mountain, _______, road, city and fixed gear.

4. Bike price and _____ differ.

5. Higher quality bikes are ______ to ride on busy roads.

6. Prices range from $____ to $_____.

7. Bikes are ______ than cars.

Transcript

In this listening exercise, a radio presenter is talking about cycling. First, look at questions 1 to 7 below then listen carefully and answer those questions.

Good morning and welcome to the Anna Barton Show. Our show today is talking about whether more people should travel to work by bicycle. We know this is better for our health, but is it really safe? I’m joined this morning by Ken Hayes of the organisation 2 Wheels 4 Life. Ken, what do we need to consider about cycling to work?

Well, firstly the range of bicycles is huge -mountain, hybrid, road, city and fixed gear. These range in both quality and price. Obviously, this means that some bikes are safer for riding on main roads. On the whole, people would spend somewhere between $300 and $1000 on bikes so it isn’t a cheap option – although, it is far cheaper than buying a car!

Answers

1. The radio presenter is Anna Barton.

2. The presenter wants to know if cycling is actually  safe.

3. There are many types of bikes; mountain, hybrid, road, city and fixed gear.

4. Bike price and price differ.

5. Higher quality bikes are safer to ride on busy roads.

6. Prices range from $300 to $1000.

7. Bikes are cheaper than cars.

 

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