Level A2 Listening practice 1
Test your listening skills with this listening exercise.
We strongly recommend that you do not pause the recording during this listening exercise. If you cannot answer all of the questions the first time, play the recording again.
Number of correct answers:
- 1-3 correct: go back to Level A1 to build your skills.
- 4-6 correct: you need more practice
- 7-8 correct: well done!
- 9-10 correct: great! You might be ready for Level B1
You will hear 2 people. The woman works for a car rental company and the young man wants to rent a car.
Complete the form below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Northern Rental Bookings
Name: William (1)
Show answerWaddell (exact spelling required for this point)
Contact number: (2) 07
Show answer263 8666 (if you have this number in a different format, for example with different spacing, it would still be marked correct)
Address: 10 (3) Nelson
Show answerRobyn Place (exact spelling required for this point)
Payment by credit card type: (4) card.
Show answerVisa (‘credit’ is not enough to get this marked as correct)
Card No. 4550 1392 8309 3221
Card expiry date: July 20XX
Rental period: (5) days
Show answer10 (‘days’ is not required as this is included in the question)
Questions 6 to 10
Answer the following questions USING NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER
- How much is the car per day?
- What does the price include?
Show answerUnlimited kilometres
- Who will he be visiting?
- What kind of car does the agent recommend?
Show answer(An) automatic
- What does he need to collect the car?
Show answerDriving license / Drivers license (‘a driving licence’ would be incorrect as this is three words when the instructions state ‘NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS’ )
Show All correct answersShow the transcript
|Receptionist||Good morning, Sir. How can I help you?|
|William||Hello. ls this Southern Rental Car?|
|Receptionist||Yes. it is.|
|William||I wonder if you could help me. I’m ringing from Nelson, but I’m coming over to Auckland|
for 12 days and I’d like to hire a car
|Receptionist||Okay, I’ll fill in a booking for you now. First, can l take your name?|
|William||Yes, it’s William Waddell.|
|Receptionist||Sorry, could you spell your surname?|
|William||Yes, it’s W A D D E L L|
|Receptionist||Thanks. Now, can I have an address and a phone number?|
|William||Sure. I live at 10 Robyn Place. That’s R O B Y N Place.|
|Receptionist||And that’s Nelson, isn’t it?|
|William||That’s right. Do you want my home number or my mobile?|
|Receptionist||Home number will be fine.|
|Receptionist||Great. Now, can I also have a credit card number?|
|William||Do I have to pay by credit card?|
|Receptionist||Well, we need to credit card number as a guarantee. It’s a standard policy for car rentals.|
|William||OK, well I’ll pay by Visa then. The card number is 4550…1392…8309…3221|
|Receptionist||And the expiry date?|
|Receptionist||Your card – when does it expire?|
|William||Oh, next July.|
|Receptionist||Right. Now, how long did you want the car for? Twelve days did you say?|
|William||No, I only need the car for 10 days, from the 2nd to the 11th of next month.|
|Receptionist||Now, what type of car are you looking to hire?|
|William||Well, I’m not too worried about the model of the car but I understand that you have rental cars from just $25 a day. Is that correct?|
|Receptionist||We do sometimes have the $25 deals, but only in the low season. For the period you are looking at, the cheapest we have is $35. However, that price includes unlimited kilometres.|
|William||Sorry, did you say unlimited kilometres? What does that mean exactly?|
|Receptionist||That means that no matter how far you go, the cost is the same. Some companies charge for rental and then charge again for every kilometre you actually drive.|
|William||Well l am going to be travelling quite long distances – I’m visiting relatives and they live quite far apart from each other, so unlimited kilometres are probably a good idea.|
|Receptionist||If you’re travelling long distances, you would be better off with an automatic. Changing gears in a manual can make it more expensive for petrol.|
|William||OK, I’ll take an automatic then.|
|Receptionist||Right, so that’s an automatic car for 10 days from the 2nd to the 11th. That’s all booked. Is there anything else I can help you with?|
|William||No that’s fine. Oh, sorry – what do I need to bring with me when I pick up the car?|
|Receptionist||All you need is your driving licence.|
|William||Right, well thanks very much. Bye.|