English Listening Tests

English listening test 2012B

These tests are the ones that have been adopted as entrance exams for Japanese national universities.


Section 1



How much change does the man get?

1. 0.50 dollars
2. 0.85 dollars
3. 35.50 dollars
4. 35.85 dollars

M: Excuse me. I’d like one of these mugs.
W: Sure. That’ll be fourteen dollars and fifty cents.
M: Here you go.
W: All right, out of fifty dollars. Here’s your change.

Answer: 3


Which chair does the man choose?

W: How about this chair?
M: It’s nice, but I’d rather have one with arms.
W: Here’s one with arms.
M: Hmm, I like the curved legs, too. I’ll buy it.

Answer: 1


Which statement is true about the woman?

1. She came to work sick.
2. She got a special present.
3. She ran to the office.
4. She skipped work.

M: Good morning. How are you?
W: I have a cold.
M: You look like you’re running a fever. Should you be here at work?
W: Maybe not, but I have a special presentation today.

Answer: 1


Where is the man’s credit card?

Answer: 4


Which CD player are they talking about?

W: I can’t get the CD out of this old player.
M: Just press the button on the left.
W: You mean the one above the knob?
M: No, the one right under the knob.

Answer: 1


What time is it in Shanghai?

1. 1:15
2. 2:15
3. 3:15
4. 4:15

W: What time is it?
M: Quarter past three.
W: Oh no. We’re late for the meeting!
M: Wait. Actually, I forgot to set my watch back one hour when we landed here in Shanghai.

Answer: 2