Public English Test System (PETS) Level3
Section I Listening Comprehension (25 minutes)
This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are two parts in this section, Part A and Part B.
Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test booklet. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto your ANSWER SHEET I.
If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.
Now look at Part A in your test booklet.
You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer-A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE..
You will hear:
W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?
M:Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.
You will read:
Who do you think the woman is talking to?
[A] A bus conductor.
[B]A clerk at the airport.
[ C] A taxi driver.
[D]A clerk at the station.
From the dialogue, we know that only a clerk at the airport is most likely to know
the arrival time of a flight, so you should choose answer [ B ] and mark it in your test
Sample Answer: [A] [B] [C] [D]
Now look at question 1.
1. What does the man mean?
[A] His family may not like this new flat.
[ B] He and his family will enjoy living in the flat.
[ C] He is the only person who likes the flat.
[ D] He thinks the woman will like the flat.
2. Why can' t the man ring the woman?
[A] He hasn't got a telephone. [B] He is unfortunate.
[C] His telephone doesn't work. [D] He doesn't have time..
3. What does the woman mean?
[A] She hasn' t been inside the new ski shop.
[B] She has been to the ski shop.
[ C] She doesn' t know about this shop.
[ D] She went to the shop last week.
4. How long has the woman been on the waiting list?
[A] Three days. [B] Three months.
[C] Thirteen months. [D] Three years.
5. Why does the man suggest the woman go early?
[A] The road will be busy. [B] It will take a long time.
[C] London will be crowded. [D] She can come back early.
6. What does the woman say about the photos?
[A] They haven't been processed yet. [B] They are well done.
[C] All of them went wrong. [D] They are not very clear.
7. What does the woman mean?
[A] She has some aspirins in her bag. [B] She doesn' t have any aspirins.
[C] She put the aspirins in her bag. [D] She can find some aspirins.
8. What does the woman want to do?
[ A ] She wants to buy her mother a birthday present.
[ B] She likes to look at these beautiful jugs.
[C] She wants the man to help her with the jugs.
[D] She needs the jugs to decorate the room..
9. What does the man mean?
[ A ] The woman has a good idea.
[B] The woman should break the relationship.
[ C] The woman will come back next week.
[ D ] The woman really needs a week off.
10. What does the woman worry about most?
[A] Bad weather. [B] Bus strike.
[C] Heavy traffic. [D] Too many people.
You are going to hear four conversations. Before listening to each conversation, you will have 5seconds to read each of the questions which accompany it. After listening, you will have time to answer each question by choosing A, B, C or D. You will hear each passage or conversation ONLY ONCE.
Mark your answers in your test booklet.
Questions 11-14 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read thequestions 11-14.
11. What is the woman looking for?
[ A] A friend' s house to stay. [B] A cheap hotel
[C] The Euro Hotel. [D] An expensive hotel
12. When do the banks close?
[A] At 8:00 p.m. [B]At7:30p.m.
[ C] At 6:30 p.m. [ D] At 7:00 p.m.
13. When was this town built?
[A] In the 13th century. [B] In the 14th century.
[C] In the 15th century. [D] In the 16th century.
14. Where is the town center ?
[A] Just outside. [B] In the square.
[C] Around the corner. [D] Not far away..
You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions II -14.
Questions 15 -18 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read thequestions 15 -18.
15. Which is Martin' s favourite sport?
[A] Football. [B] Volleyball.
[C] Tennis. [D] Table tennis.
16. Where does Martin play his favourite sport in the summer?
[A] At local sports centres. [B] In tournaments.
[C] On the beach. [D] At college.
17. How many people form a team for beach volleyball?
[A] Six. [B] Four.
[C] Three. [D] Two.
18. How many teams has Martin played for?
[A] One. [B] Two.
[C] Three. [D]Afew.
You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 15 -18.
Questions 19-21 are based on the following conversation. You now have 15 seconds to read thequestions 19 -21.
19. How many years has Ms. Mann worked for the BBC?
[A] Five. [B] Fifteen.
[C] Four. [D] Fourteen.
20. In which country was Ms. Mann born?
[ A ] Geneva. [ B ] Argentina.
[C] Brussels. [D] Germany.
21. Why did Ms. Mann go to Argentina three years ago?
[A] She went to see her grandparents. [B] She went for pleasure.
[ C] She wrote political reports for the BBC. [ D] She wrote economic stories for the BBC..
You now have 30 seconds to check your answers to questions 19 -21.
Questions 22 - 25 are based on the following passage. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 22 -25.
22. When do Spanish people usually go to bed?
[A] After midnight. [B] Before midnight.
[C] At 10:00 p.m. [D] At2:30 in the night.
23. When do Spanish people often go for a walk?
[A] In the morning. [B] In the afternoon.
[ C] In the evening. [ D ] After midnight.
24. Which of the following is very popular in Spain?
[A] Eating in a restaurant. [B] Watching a film.
[C] Going to a disco in the afternoon. [D] Going to church.
25. Why do many families go to the country in the summer?
[A] There are traffic problems in the city. [B] They don't like to go to church.
[C] They often go away for holidays. [D] They have a house there.
You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 22 -25.
Now you have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet to the ANSWER SHEET 1.
That is the end of the listening comprehension section..