Aquí tenéis una serie de listenings para que podáis practicar el ISE I del Trinity College London. Recuerda que tienes ejercicios que corresponden al Task 1 y otros al Task 2 y que el formato de cada una es diferente. Si no recuerdas como hacer cada una de las partes te recomendamos el siguiente post:

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ISE I para practicar

Exercise 1 (task 1) 

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Instructions :

You’re going to hear a short talk about Ants
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, answer the questions in a few words.

  1. Which family do ants belong to?
  2. What other insects are ants related to?
  3. How old are some ant species?
  4. Who is the leader of an ant community?
  5. What three parts can an ant’s body be divided into? 
  6. How many stomachs do ants have?

Ants are one of the most common insects in the world, which belong to the Formicidae family. They are related to other insects like, wasps and bees. There are more than 10,000 species of ants existing today. For every human in the world, there are 1 million ants. The lifespan of ants can range from a few weeks to a few years. Some ant species are 130 million years old, that is as old as the dinosaurs. Ants live in large colonies and generally move around in groups. Male ants are called drones while fertile female ants are known as queens. Ant queens lay thousands of eggs and is the leader of the community. An ant’s body can be divided into three main parts. These are the head, thorax and abdomen. Ants do not have lungs, and they breathe through pores on their skin. Ants also do not have ears and they use vibrations to hear. They also have two stomachs. Ants are strong insects that can lift a weight 50 times their own body weight.

  1. Formicidae.
  2.  Wasps and bees.
  3.  130 million years.
  4.  A queen.
  5. Head, thorax and abdomen.
  6.  Two.

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Exercise 2 (task 2)

Instructions :

You’re going to hear a short talk about Typical dish
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, explain what the listening is about, then record six pieces of information about the listening.

Chicken tikka masala is a popular British dish of Indian origin. It is made from boneless chicken pieces. Each chicken piece is called a tikka, which is fried in a tandoor oven. The masala is a creamy sauce. The sauce is made primarily from tomatoes, yogurt and spices. Tikka masala sauce also contains additional ingredients like cumin, salt, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric and onion. Apart from spices, chicken pieces are also marinated with yogurt. Some people even consider tikka masala the national dish of Britain. Chicken tikka masala is generally served at Indian and curry house restaurants in Britain. It is also popular in countries like the USA and India. Chicken tikka masala was invented in the 1950s in a Glasgow restaurant. Tikka masala can be made without chicken. Pork, fish, lamb, mutton and beef are other types of meat, that can be used to make the dish.

Recuerda que lo tienes que hacer en este apartado es tomar apuntes y después de forma oral dar 6 ideas sobre el texto. Una vez expliques tus ideas el examinador te hará una o dos preguntas también sobre el audio. Las posibles preguntas las tienes en la columna de la derecha.

Typical dish (tikka masala) 

Questions

  1. Indian/British/Glasgow restaurant
  2. In tandoor ovens
  3. Creamy sauce made from tomatoes/ yogurt /spices
  4.  Cumin, salt, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric and onion
  5.  Spices and yogurt
  6.  Indian and curry house
  7. USA and India
  8.  During the 1950s
  9.  Glasgow
  10. Pork/fish/ lamb/ mutton /beef
 
  1.  What is the origin of chicken tikka masala?
  2.  Where are chicken tikka pieces fried?
  3.  What is the masala for tikka masala?
  4.  What are the additional ingredients of tikka masala sauce?
  5.  What are chicken tikka pieces marinated with?
  6.  In what type of restaurants is chicken tikka masala generally served?
  7. In which other countries is chicken tikka masala popular?
  8.  When was chicken tikka masala invented?
  9.  Where was chicken tikka masala invented?
  10.  What other meat can be used to make tikka masala?

Recuerda que en el segundo ejercicio del listening, la primera vez que escuches el audio no podrás tomar notas y deberas de dar la idea principal. La segunda vez que lo escuches podrás hacer anotaciones y deberás de exponer de forma oral 6 puntos de información. Tras lo cual el examinador podrá formular 1, 2 o 3 preguntas también sobre lo que has escuchado.

Exercise 3 (task 1)

Instructions :

You’re going to hear a short talk about Chess
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, answer the questions in a few words.
  1. How many players can play chess?
  2. How many pieces are there in chess?
  3. What is the objective of playing chess?
  4. When was the first game of chess played?
  5. Which country views chess as a national hobby?
  6. What colour pieces are found in chess?

Chess is a board game and is played by two players on a square board having 64 squares. The board has 8 squares on each side. The game begins with each player having 16 pieces. One player will have the pieces in white colour while the other player will have the same pieces in black colour. The player playing with the white pieces will always make the first move. The aim of the game is for one player to try and checkmate the king of the other player. Checkmate ends the game. The first game of chess was played in Northern India in the 6th century AD. In Russia, chess is a national hobby. Today, this game is played in competitions around the world, called chess tournaments and rules of the tournaments are governed by the World Chess Federation. One of the most famous players in history is Garry Kasparov, he was world champion from 1985 to 2000.

  1. 2 players.
  2. 16 pieces.
  3. the king of the opponent.
  4.  6th century AD.
  5. Russia.
  6. White/black.

Exercise 4 (task 2)

You’re going to hear a short talk about The River Nile.

You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, explain what the listening is about, then record six pieces of information about the listening.

The River Nile is about 6,670 km in length and is the longest river in Africa and in the world. The River rises south of the Equator, in Lake Victoria, and flows northward across northeastern Africa to enter into the Mediterranean Sea. Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through Egypt, it passes through 11 countries.
In this country, the River Nile creates a fertile green valley across the desert. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, for food, water, soil for growing crops and transportation. The name “Nile” is from the Greek word “neilos” meaning valley.
The White Nile and the Blue Nile are the two main tributaries of the River Nile. The River flooded each year between June and September. In the 1960s, the Aswan Dam was built to control the flood that took place every year.

Recuerda que lo tienes que hacer en este apartado es tomar apuntes y despues de forma oral dar 6 ideas sobre el texto. Una vez expliques tus ideas el examinador te hara una o dos preguntas tambien sobre el audio. Las posibles preguntas las tienes en la columna de la derecha.

The River Nile Questions
  1. About 6,853 km
  2. The Mediterranean Sea
  3. Neilos
  4. For food/water/ soil for growing crops/transportation
  5. Two
  6. The White Nile and the Blue Nile
  7. Between June and September
  8. The Aswan Dam
  9. 11 countries
  10. Lake Victoria
 
  1.  What is the length of the River Nile?
  2. Which sea does the River Nile enter into?
  3. Which Greek word does the name “Nile” come from?
  4. Why did the Ancient Egyptians stay near the River Nile?
  5. How many tributaries does the River Nile have?
  6. What is the name of the main tributaries of the River Nile?
  7. When did the River Nile flood each year?
  8. What was built to control the flood that took place every year?
  9. How many countries does the River Nile pass through?
  10. What is the largest source of the River Nile?

Exercise 6 (task 2)

You’re going to hear a short talk about Gorillas
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, explain what the listening is about, then record six pieces of information about the listening.

Gorillas are herbivorous apes that are native to the forests of Central Africa. There are two main divisions of gorillas, the eastern and the western gorillas. They live in groups of 6 – 12, that are usually led by a Silverback gorilla. Silverbacks are the most aggressive gorillas and are responsible for their groups. Gorillas live on the ground, and not on trees like other apes. But, they sleep in nests made from tree leaves. Gorillas have unique nose prints by which they can be identified. They move by using both pairs of hands and feet. A gorilla can be 4 – 6 feet tall. Gorillas can weigh up to 600 pounds. A baby gorilla weighs only about 4 pounds. Gorillas generally eat leaves, shoots, fruit, bark and celery. A male gorilla can eat up to 18 kg of leaves and plants in a day. Like humans, gorillas also take naps during the afternoon.

Recuerda que lo tienes que hacer en este apartado es tomar apuntes y despues de forma oral dar 6 ideas sobre el texto. Una vez expliques tus ideas el examinador te hara una o dos preguntas tambien sobre el audio. Las posibles preguntas las tienes en la columna de la derecha.

 Gorillas 

Questions

  1.  Classical era
  2. Salzburg
  3.  In 1756
  4.  Leopold Mozart
  5. By the age of 3
  6. When he was 8 years old
  7.  When he was 12
  8. To perform before royal audiences
  9. Johann Christian Bach
  10.  Symphonic/ concertante/ chamber/ operatic/ choral
 
  1.  What are the two main divisions of the gorilla species?
  2. How big are gorilla groups?
  3.  Which gorillas are the most aggressive in nature?
  4. Where do gorillas live?
  5. Where do gorillas sleep?
  6.  How can gorillas be identified?
  7.  How tall are gorillas?
  8. How much can gorillas weigh?
  9.  What do gorillas generally eat?
  10. What do gorillas do during the afternoon?

Exercise 8 (task 2)

You’re going to hear a short talk about Vogue. You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, answer the questions in a few words.
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, explain what the listening is about, then record six pieces of information about the listening.

Vogue is an American lifestyle and fashion magazine. It started as a weekly newspaper in 1892. The magazine was founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure, an American businessman. The first Vogue issue was published on December 17, 1892. It was priced at 10 cents in US currency. Condé Montrose Nast purchased Vogue magazine in 1905. He was responsible for the development of Vogue as a leading fashion magazine. The first coloured photograph placed on a Vogue cover was in July 1932. Vogue became a monthly publication in 1973. Vogue also has a British version, known as the British Vogue. There are 22 international editions of Vogue magazine. Lauren Hutton was one of the most famous Vogue cover models. She was on the cover 26 times. The majority of Vogue readers are women. In fact, 90 percent of Vogue readers are women. The September 2012 issue of Vogue was its largest, as it had 916 pages.

Recuerda que lo tienes que hacer en este apartado es tomar apuntes y después de forma oral dar 6 ideas sobre el texto. Una vez expliques tus ideas el examinador te hará una o dos preguntas también sobre el audio. Las posibles preguntas las tienes en la columna de la derecha.

Vogue 

Questions

  1. Lifestyle and fashion 
  2. December 17, 1892 
  3. Arthur Baldwin Turnure 
  4. 10 cents in US currency 
  5. Condé Montrose Nast 
  6. July 1932 
  7. 1973
  8. British Vogue 
  9. 26
  10. . 916
 
  1. What type of magazine is Vogue? 
  2. When did Vogue start?
  3. Who was the founder of Vogue magazine?
  4. What was the price of the very first Vogue edition?
  5. Who was responsible for developing Vogue into a leading fashion magazine? 
  6. When was the first coloured photograph placed on a Vogue cover?
  7. When did Vogue become a monthly publication?
  8. What is the name of the British version of Vogue?
  9. How many times was Lauren Hutton on the cover of Vogue magazine?
  10. How many pages did the September 2012 issue of Vogue have?

Exercise 9 (task 1)

Instructions :

You’re going to hear a short talk about Incas. You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, answer the questions in a few words.
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, answer the questions in a few words.

Exercise 10 (task 2)

Instructions :

You’re going to hear a short talk about First car in history
You will hear the talk twice. As you listen, write down some notes about what you hear, if you want to. Then, explain what the listening is about, then record six pieces of information about the listening.

The first car was invented by Karl Benz in 1886. But, before him, others invented similar things like noisy British buses. Benz’s automobile ran on a gasoline engine and had the engine, as well as the chassis, in a single unit. The design of the car was completed in 1885. It had 2 seats, a four-stroke engine, a controlled exhaust valve, an automatic intake slide and more. The patent that Karl received is seen as the birth certificate of the modern vehicle. The news report for the first outing of the car was in July 1886. In 1888, Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz made the first long-journey drive in the car. She took her sons Richard and Eugen on the drive to where she was born. The car travelled 180 kilometres that day.

Recuerda que lo tienes que hacer en este apartado es tomar apuntes y después de forma oral dar 6 ideas sobre el texto. Una vez expliques tus ideas el examinador te hará una o dos preguntas también sobre el audio. Las posibles preguntas las tienes en la columna de la derecha.

First Car in history 

Questions

 

  1. Karl Benz.
  2. In 1886.
  3. Noisy British buses.
  4. On a gasoline engine.
  5. In 1885.
  6. It had 2 seats.
  7. 180 Km.
  8.   The birth certificate of the modern vehicle
  9. In July 1886
  10. In 1888
 
  1. Who invented the first car?  
  2. When was it invented?
  3. Name a similar inventions before Benz´s?
  4. On what did the new car run?
  5. When was the design of the car completed?
  6. How many seats did the first car have?
  7. How many kilometres did the car travel?
  8. What is the patent seen as?
  9. When was the car first reported to be seen?
  10. When did the car make its first long-distance journey?

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