Listening task 1: The number, please.

A Listen. People are giving information. Number the forms from 1 to 4.

online order form

telephone message

shipment tracking form

mailing label

Answer & Audioscripts

1 telephone message   2 shipment tracking form

3 online order form   4 mailing label

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Complete the forms with the missing information.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 Phone No.: 824-555-2137

2 Order Number: 6014289

    Last Name: Conley

    Postal Code: 94126

3 Credit Card Number: 3486 2212 0396

    Expiration Date: March 17th

4 Address: 3290

   Postal Code: 90025


1   [phone rings]

Jim:   Hi. Is Paula there?

Woman:   Sorry, she’s at school. Can I take a message?

Jim:   Yeah. This is Jim Robbins. Could you ask her to call me at work?

Woman:   Sure. Does Paula know your number?

Jim:   I’m not sure, but the number is eight-two-four, five-five-five, two-one-three-seven.

Woman:   Eight-two-four, five-five-five, two-one-three-seven. OK. I’ll tell her to call you.

Jim:   Thanks. Good-bye.

Woman:   Good-bye.

2   [phone rings]

Shipping clerk:   Packages Express. May I help you?

Conley:   Yes. Hi. I sent a package last Thursday, and I’d like to track my order.

Shipping clerk:   No problem. I can check your shipment on the computer for you. Do you have your order number?

Conley:   Sure. It’s six-oh-one, four-two-eight-nine.

Shipping clerk:   OK. And the last name on that order?

Conley:   It’s Conley. That’s C-O-N-L-E-Y.

Shipping clerk:   And where did you send the package to?

Conley:   San Francisco.

Shipping clerk:   Mm-hmm. And the postal code there is nine-four-one-two-six. Yes, it looks like the package arrived safely yesterday morning.

Conley:   That’s great. Thank you very much for your help.


Daughter:   Hey, Dad. What are you doing?

Tom:   Oh, I’m trying to order a CD on the Internet, but I’m having some trouble.

Daughter:   Here, let me help you. OK. The link for the order form is right here. Name … T-O-M. What kind of credit card are you using?

Tom:   VISTA.

Daughter:   OK, now I need your credit card number.

Tom:   It’s three-four-eight-six, two-two-one-two, oh-three-nine-six.

Daughter:   Let me double-check. It’s three-four-eight-six, two-two-one-two, oh-three-nine-six?

Tom:   Right.

Daughter:   And what’s the expiration date on your card?

Tom:   Expiration date? Let’s see. It’s March seventeenth of this year.

Daughter:   All right. You’re all set. Your CD should be here in about a week.

Tom:   Thanks a lot, honey.


Man:   Could you help me out for a minute, please? I want to mail a package, and I need help with the address label.

Shipping clerk:   Sure. Let’s see, you’re sending this to Mee Sun Park?

Man:   Yes.

Shipping clerk:   What’s her address?

Man:   Thirty-two ninety West One Hundred Forty-fifth Street in Los Angeles.

Shipping clerk:   Thirty-two nineteen West One Hundred Forty-fifth?

Man:   No, thirty-two ninety. Three-two-nine-zero.

Shipping clerk:   OK. I’ve got it. Do you know the postal code?

Man:   Postal code?

Shipping clerk:   That’s right. What’s the postal code?

Man:   Let me see… Oh, here it is: nine-oh-oh-two-five.

Shipping clerk:   Nine-oh-oh-two-five. OK, we’ll get it out today.

Man:   Thanks.

Listening task 2: What’s the biggest…?

A Listen. People are playing a TV game show about the world’s biggest natural wonders. Check (✓) the correct answers.

1 the tallest mountain

Mount Everest

Mount Kilimanjaro

2 the longest river

the Amazon

the Nile

3 the biggest lake

the Caspian Sea

Lake Superior

4 the tallest waterfall

Angel Falls

Niagara Falls

Answer & Audioscripts

1 Mount Everest   2 the Nile

3 the Caspian Sea   4 Angel Falls

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. How big are the natural wonders? Circle the correct answers.

1   8,850 meters / 8,050 meters

2   6,965 kilometers / 6,695 kilometers

3   438,000 square kilometers / 483,000 square kilometers

4   970 meters / 979 meters

Answer & Audioscripts

1 8,850 meters   2 6,695 kilometers

3 438,000 square kilometers   4 979 meters



Molly:   Welcome to How Much Do You Know? Today’s topic is natural wonders. Let’s say hello to our three players: Lily from Ohio, Nate from Michigan, and Chris from Texas.

Lily, Nate, Chris:   Hello, Molly.

Molly:   OK, players, ready? Here’s the first question. Question number one: What is the world’s tallest mountain? Is it Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, or Mount Everest in Nepal? [buzzer] Yes, Lily!

Lily:   Umm, I think it’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

Molly:   Oh, I’m afraid not, Lily. [buzzer] Chris.

Chris:   Well, if it’s not Mount Kilimanjaro, it must be Mount Everest in Nepal!

Molly:   Uh, yeah. Good job, Chris. The tallest mountain in the world is Mount Everest. Are you ready to hear how high it is? It’s eight thousand eight hundred fifty meters high! Everest is the tallest mountain in the world at eight thousand eight hundred fifty meters.


Molly:   OK, here’s question number two: What is the world’s longest river? Is it the Amazon or the Nile? [buzzer] Nate?

Nate:   I think it’s the Amazon. It crosses most of South America, so it must be the longest.

Molly:   Nate, I’m sorry. The Amazon is the second longest river. The Amazon is six thousand four hundred kilometers long. The longest river, the Nile in Egypt, is a little longer than that. The Nile flows for six thousand six hundred ninety-five kilometers from central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. So the Nile is the longest at six thousand six hundred ninety-five kilometers.


Molly:   OK, contestants, question number three: What is the world’s biggest lake? Is it the Caspian Sea, which is actually a lake, or Lake Superior in the U.S. and Canada? [buzzer] Chris!

Chris:   I’ll have to guess Lake Superior.

Molly:   Well, Chris, I’m sorry. The Caspian Sea is larger than Lake Superior, at approximately four hundred and thirty-eight thousand square kilometers. That’s four hundred and thirty-eight thousand square kilometers – five times the size of Lake Superior.


Molly:   OK, here’s the fourth and final question: What is the tallest waterfall in the world? Is it Niagara Falls in the U.S. and Canada, or Angel Falls in Venezuela? [buzzer] Yes, go ahead Lily.

Lily:   Well, um, I want to say Niagara Falls because it’s so famous – but … but I think it’s Angel Falls.

Molly:   That is correct! It’s Angel Falls in Venezuela with a height of nine hundred and seventy-nine meters. Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls, but it’s not quite as tall as Angel Falls. Lily is today’s winner with one correct answer! Thanks to all of the contestants, and we’ll see you next time on…

Listening task 3

Listen. Circle the correct answers.

1  The flight number is

    a. 2072.

    b. 7212.

    c. 1272.

2  The plane is going to

    a. Seattle.

    b. New York.

    c. Los Angeles.

3  Now the plane is flying at

    a. 70,250 meters.

    b. 7,025 meters.

    c. 7,250 meters.

4  The current speed is

    a. 750 kilometers per hour.

    b. 7,050 kilometers per hour.

    c. 7,500 kilometers per hour.

5  People can get up when the plane reaches

    a. 10,006 meters.

    b. 10,060 meters.

    c. 10,600 meters.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 c   2 c   3 b   4 a   5 c


Pilot:   Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. This is your pilot speaking. Welcome to Mid-western Airlines flight twelve seventy-two to Los Angeles. We are currently flying at an altitude of seven thousand and twenty-five meters, and our current speed is seven hundred and fifty kilometers per hour. Please sit back and enjoy the flight. Our flight attendants will be serving lunch soon, and as soon as we reach our cruising altitude of ten thousand six hundred meters, we’ll turn off the fasten-seat-belt sign, and you’ll be able to get up and move around the cabin.

Listening task 4

Listen. People are talking. Circle the correct answers.

1  The man is

    a. in a hotel.

    b. in a classroom.

    c. on a train.

2  The longest river in the U.S. is

    a. the Mississippi.

    b. the Missouri.

    c. the Yukon.

3  The people are talking about Minnesota’s

    a. roads.

    b. lakes.

    c. mountains.

4  The man is going to Seoul by

    a. train.

    b. plane.

    c. car.

5  The woman is ordering

    a. some stamps.

    b. a DVD.

    c. a book.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 a   2 b   3 b   4 b   5 c

Audioscripts in B below

B Listen again. Circle the correct information.

1   The man is in room 513 / 530.

2   The Mississippi River is 3,766 / 4,088 kilometers long.

3   There are 11,482 / 11,842 in Minnesota.

4   Seoul is about 8,000 / 10,000 kilometers from Vancouver.

5   The woman’s address is 1723 / 7023 Highwood Drive.

Answer & Audioscripts

1 530

2 3,766

3 11,842

4 8,000

5 1723


1   [phone rings]

Hotel clerk:   Front desk. May I help you?

Man:   Yes, I’m in room five-thirty. I was wondering if I could change my room. I’d like a better view.

Hotel clerk:   Certainly, sir. I have a nice room on the seventh floor with a view of the mountains.

Man:   That sounds great.


Man:   OK, see if you can guess this. What’s the longest river in the U.S.? Is it the Missouri, the Mississippi, or the Yukon?

Woman:   Hmm. The Mississippi is the most famous, but I think the Missouri is the longest.

Man:   Well, you’re right. The Missouri River is four thousand and eighty-eight kilometers long, and the Mississippi is there thousand, seven hundred and sixty-six kilometers long. The Yukon is much shorter.


Woman:   So, you’re from the state of Minnesota?

Man:   Yes, “The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.”

Woman:   Oh? Are there really ten thousand lakes in Minnesota?

Man:   There are more. In fact, there are officially eleven thousand eight hundred and forty-two!


Man:   I think I’m ready. I’m going to Seoul, South Korea – on business.

Woman:   Seoul? How long does it take to get there?

Man:   It’s about eight thousand kilometers from Vancouver, so the flight takes around ten hours.

5   [on the phone]

Man:   OK. And to complete your order, where should we send the book?

Woman:   To seventeen twenty-three Highwood Drive. H-I-G-H-W-O-O-D.

Man:   And the postal code is …

Woman:   Two-two-one-oh-three. Um, about how long will it take for my book to get here?

Man:   About three days.

Woman:   That’s great. Thanks.

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