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Listening Quiz 4 + Conversational Phrases (statement/follow-up statement)

This online quiz tests listening comprehension with conversational phrases. (Teachers can also print it on paper for use in class.)

Instructions: Listen to the recorded statement (person A), then select the follow-up statement (also person A) that best matches.

Your teacher will play an audio for each item 1-10.
Listen, and mark the best choice a), b) or c).

Make yourself useful
Make yourself at home
Make yourself scarce
a) Make yourself useful b) Make yourself at home c) Make yourself scarce
Mark my words
Mum's the word
Just say the word
a) Mark my words b) Mum's the word c) Just say the word
So let's give it a go
So let's give it a miss
So let's give it a try
a) So let's give it a go b) So let's give it a miss c) So let's give it a try
Take it with me
Take it from me
Take it for me
a) Take it with me b) Take it from me c) Take it for me
Or what!
Or not!
Or else!
a) Or what! b) Or not! c) Or else!
Our time is up
It's a waste of time
All in good time
a) Our time is up b) It's a waste of time c) All in good time
He won't do it
He'll do it
He might do it
a) He won't do it b) He'll do it c) He might do it
Shame on him
It's such a shame
It's so ashamed
a) Shame on him b) It's such a shame c) It's so ashamed
I shouldn't have
You shouldn't have
You really should have
a) I shouldn't have b) You shouldn't have c) You really should have
But it could take later
But it could take further
But it could take longer
a) But it could take later b) But it could take further c) But it could take longer

Your score is:

Correct answers:

Show/Hide recorded statements
  1. Good to see you Marcus, and thanks for dropping by.
  2. If you don't study harder, you'll fail your exam.
  3. If no-one's eating here, chances are the food's terrible.
  4. It's the best band you'll ever see.
  5. Come back tomorrow with the rest of the money you owe us.
  6. You still haven't paid back the money you borrowed.
  7. It takes a while to change old laws, so we have to be patient.
  8. I heard that Michael's in hospital again.
  9. Thank you so much for your lovely gift.
  10. He said as far as he knows the book will be out next month.
Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.