ESL Taking a Trip Listening

The material on this ESL taking a trip listening page will help you become better at understanding spoken taking a trip vocabulary. This will be useful as it will mean that you will be able to understand people speaking English when you have a conversation with them.

These ESL taking a trip listening exercises will help you if you ever have to living an English speaking country.

To help you get better at understanding spoken English, there are several exercises on this page in which you have to listen to recordings of spoken English. Each recoding has been made by a native English speaker so you can listen to a person with a native accent. For each task you can listen to the recording as often as you need to so that you can understand it fully.

If you need help understanding any of the vocabulary, then you can go to the ESL taking a trip vocabulary page that has a recording of the vocabulary list also being spoken by a native English speaker.

There are four exercises for you to do as follows:

  • Identification of spoken word order.
  • Identification of spoken definition.
  • Listening comprehension.
  • Dictation passage.

ESL Taking a Trip Listening Exercises

Exercise 1 – Identification of Spoken Word Order

In the first ESL taking a trip listening exercise you need to listen to the following recording of five groups of five spoken words each and decide which option (A-D) in each question has the words in the same order. When you have finished you can click the get score button to see the correct answers.



ESL Taking a Trip Identification of Spoken Word Order


Listen to the recording of the five groups of five words each given above and decide which option (A-D) in the five questions in this test has the correct order.

1) Which is the correct order for group of words one?
        A) Single, Passage, Scenery, Sights, Shore
        B) Scenery, Shore, Sights, Passage, Single
        C) Sights, Passage, Scenery, Single, Shore
        D) Scenery, Passage, Sights, Single, Shore
2) Which is the correct order for group of words two?
        A) Duty-free, Excursion, Shuttle, Lodging, Departure board
        B) Shuttle, Departure board, Lodging, Excursion, Duty-free
        C) Lodging, Excursion, Shuttle, Duty-free, Departure board
        D) Shuttle, Excursion, Lodging, Duty-free, Departure board
3) Which is the correct order for group of words three?
        A) Excursion, Taxi rank, Transit system, Departure board, Hand luggage
        B) Transit system, Hand luggage, Departure board, Taxi rank, Excursion
        C) Departure board, Taxi rank, Transit system, Excursion, Hand luggage
        D) Transit system, Taxi rank, Departure board, Excursion, Hand luggage
4) Which is the correct order for group of words four?
        A) Check-in, Passport, Knapsack, Cruise, Airline
        B) Knapsack, Airline, Cruise, Passport, Check-in
        C) Cruise, Passport, Knapsack, Check-in, Airline
        D) Knapsack, Passport, Cruise, Check-in, Airline
5) Which is the correct order for group of words five?
        A) Platform, Immigration officer, Leisure time, Currency, Return
        B) Leisure time, Return, Currency, Immigration officer, Platform
        C) Currency, Immigration officer, Leisure time, Platform, Return
        D) Leisure time, Immigration officer, Currency, Platform, Return

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Correct answers:

Exercise 2 – Identification of Spoken Definition

In the second ESL taking a trip listening task you need to listen to the following recording that has the definitions of five words being spoken. Then in each question you need to decide which option (A-D) has the word that matches the spoken definition. Again you can see the correct answers by using the get score button.



ESL Taking a Trip Listening Identification of Vocabulary Meaning


Listen to the recording of the meanings of the five vocabulary words given above and decide which word out of the options (A-D) in each question matches the meaning.

1) What is the meaning of the first definition in the recording?
        A) Excess baggage
        B) Wander
        C) Depart
        D) Safari
2) What is the meaning of the second definition in the recording?
        A) Cabin
        B) Passport
        C) Connecting train/flight
        D) Ski lodge
3) What is the meaning of the third definition in the recording?
        A) Unpack
        B) Peak time
        C) Overnight bag
        D) Tour
4) What is the meaning of the fourth definition in the recording?
        A) Hotel
        B) Airline
        C) Duty-free
        D) Foreign
5) What is the meaning of the fifth definition in the recording?
        A) Terminal
        B) Foreigner
        C) Boarding pass
        D) Embark

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Correct answers:

Exercise 3 – Listening Comprehension

For the third ESL taking a trip listening activity you need to listen to the recording of a spoken passage and then answer the following questions that are about the information contained in the passage. Then you can use the get score button to see how many you got correct.

At the end of the page there is a link that you can click that will show you the full text of the passage so you can read it and see if you understood the listening fully.



ESL Taking a Trip Listening Comprehension


Listen to the recording of the passage about taking a trip above and answer the following five questions.

1) What should you do with your car before leaving for a trip?
        A) Wash your car.
        B) Modify your car.
        C) Replace the old parts.
        D) Check or service your car.
2) What are some of the essential things that you need to prepare for a road trip?
        A) Food containers and water dispenser.
        B) Food and water.
        C) Bathing suit and pajamas.
        D) Sleeping gear and pajamas.
3) What can you do to avoid a poor diet during a road trip?
        A) Cook your own food.
        B) Boil your drinking water.
        C) Pack some meat.
        D) Pack some medicine.
4) What should be heeded when driving?
        A) Stop driving on blind bends.
        B) Stop driving when drowsy.
        C) Drink vitamins to keep you awake.
        D) Never overtake while driving.
5) Where can you stop if you choose to sleep in the car?
        A) On the roadside.
        B) In the parking lot of your hotel.
        C) In a well-lit truck stop.
        D) In a garage.

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Correct answers:

Exercise 4 – Dictation

In the fourth ESL taking a trip listening exercise you need to listen to the following recording of a passage and then write it down exactly as it is spoken. The passage is spoken twice: the first time at a slow speaking speed and then the second time with pauses after every few words and the punctuation included. You can listen as many times as you need to, but try to listen the fewest amount of times possible.

Again at the end of the page there is a link that you can click to see the full text of the passage so you can check your answer.





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