The Listening Script of UN SMA/MA 2005

Listening Section

In this .section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English There are four parts to this section with special directions for each part.

  1. Look at the picture in question number 1!

Which statement illustrates the picture?







A. The doctor is sleeping.

B. The doctor is going to check the woman.

C. The man is a dentist.

D. The woman is a doctor.

E. The woman is a doctor’s wife.

2. Look at the picture in question number 2!

What are the two men doing?







A. They are offering something.

B. They are buying something at the supermarket.

C. They are giving some money.

D. They are withdrawing some money.

E. They are robbing the cashier of the supermarket.

3. Look at the picture in question number 3.

Which statement best describes the picture?









A. The man is reading a book.

B. The man is writing a letter.

C. The man is reading a newspaper.

D. The man is meeting someone.

E. The man is looking out the window.

4. Look at the picture in question number 4.

What might have happened to him?









A. He might have been sick.

B. He might have seen a ghost.

C. He might have been arguing with his wife.

D. He might have been drunk.

E. He might have fallen in love.

Part II Questions 5-10

Directions: In this part of the test you will hear a statement or a question spoken in English, followed by five responses, also spoken in English. The statement or question and the responses will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. You have to choose the best response to each statement or question.

5. There were many victims in a plane crash in Wonosobo.

A. That’s very kind of you.

B. I’m happy to hear that.

C. I’m sorry to hear that.

D. Thanks for the information.

E. I agree with you.

6. My son was promoted yesterday.

A. I’m sure.

B. I disagree.

C. I don’t like it.

D. I’m very delighted to hear that.

E. I’m not satisfied with the condition.

7. You didn’t show up to my birthday party last Saturday.

A. Sorry, I was taking care of my mother in the hospital.

B. Oh really? It’s unbelievable.

C. It really makes me sick.

D. It’s really incredible.

E. I couldn’t say that for sure.

8. Is there an ATM near here?

A. The ATM is quite new.

B. That’s nearly close.

C. Just five minutes left.

D. About five hundred metres from here.

E. Don’t go too far.

9. The following is a conversation between a police officer and a woman in a police station.

Police Officer  : Can you describe the car, Madam?

Woman            : ….

A. I was seriously hurt.

B. There was a woman in the car.

C. The number plate begins with BX.

D. It was a hit and run accident.

E. The driver was a young man.

10. Do you feel like coming to my birthday party tonight?

A. I hope not.

B. No, I disagree with you.

C. Promise me that you help me.

D. Oh, that would be great.

E. Oh, poor you.

Part III Questions 11-15

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 conversations. They will be spoken two times. After you hear a conversation and the questions about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the questions you have heard.

Question11-12 refers to the following dialogue.

X: How can I get to the shopping center from here?

Y: You can take a bus or taxi but it isn’t too far to walk.

X: Thank you.

11. What information is the woman asking for?

A.      How to get a bus.

B.      How to get a taxi.

C.      How far to walk.

D.      How to get to the shopping center.

E.      How to shop at the market.

12. What does the man suggest the woman should do?

A.      Take a taxi.

B.      Wait for a bus.

C.      Ask for direction.

D.      Go to another place

E.      Walk to the shopping center.

Question13-15 refers to the following dialogue.

X: Welcome to our office. It’s nice to see you again.

Y: Nice to see you too. By the way, do you know my colleague Sandra?

X: Yes, I do. How are you, Sandra?

Z: Fine, thanks Rudy, and you?

X: Fine. Let’s go upstairs and have some coffee.

13. Where does the conversation take place?

A.      At a coffee shop

B.      At Rudi’s office

C.      At Sandra’s office

D.      At the police station

E.      At a college

14.  What is Rudy going to serve for his guests?

A.      Some tea

B.      Some soft drink

C.      Some water

D.      Some coffee

A.      Orange juice

15. What is the relation between the two women?

A.      They are visitors

B.      They are guests

C.      They are colleagues

D.      They are officers

E.      They are friends

Part IV Questions 16- 20

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 short texts. They will be spoken two times. After you hear a text and the question(s) about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question(s) you have heard.

Question 16-18 refers to the following text.

Albert Einstein was born in 1879 in Germany. He graduated from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 1905. In 1905 he also did some of his famous works in phisycs. In 1919 he won the noble prize for phisycs. Between 1919 and 1933 he lived in Germany and travelled a lot to talk to other scientists. Then in 1933 he had to leave Germany because of Hitler and the Nazy Party. He moved to the United States. From 1933 until his death he lived in Prinston, New Jersey. He died on April 18, 1955.

16. What is the topic of the text?

A.      Albert Einstein

B.      Nobel Prize

C.      University of Zurich

D.      Hitler and his party

E.      Einstein’s famous work

17. When did he win the noble prize?

A.      In 1879

B.      In 1905

C.      In 1919

D.      In 1933

E.      In 1955

18. Why did Einstein travel a lot?

A.      He wanted to meet Hitler.

B.      He wanted to receive the Nobel Prize.

C.      He wanted to talk to other scientists.

D.      He wanted to make scientific researches.

E.      He wanted to continue his study.

Question 19 and 20 refer to the following text.

We have been confirmed for landing at gate 29 in fifteen minutes. Please put your luggage under the seat in front of you and return your seat to its right position. Cabin attendants will collect any trash you may wish to throw away.

19. What is the text about?

A.      Preparing for landing

B.      An announcement for departure

C.      A save place for landing

D.      Cabin attendants

E.      The luggage of the passengers

20. Where would you hear this announcement?

A.      On a bus

B.      On a train

C.      On a ship

D.      On an aeroplane

E.      At the airport


This is the end of the listening section

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