Hear and listen to exercise

February 9, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using hear or listen (to).

1. Suddenly I ………………………… a loud noise.

a) heard b) listened to c) either could be used here

2. Can you speak a bit louder? I can’t ……………………….. you.

a) hear b) listen to c) either could be used here

3. You can ……………………… something without wanting to.

a) hear b) listen to c) either could be used here

4. Though I ……………………….. them talking in the next room, I didn’t really ……………………. what they were saying.

a) heard; listen to b) listened to; hear c) either could be used here

5. I didn’t ……………………… the calling bell because I was watching TV.

a) hear b) listen to c) either could be used here

6. …………………….. carefully to what I am going to say.

a) listen b) hear c) either could be used here

7. Did you ……………………….. the news yesterday?

a) hear b) listen to c) either could be used here

 Answers

1. Suddenly I heard a loud noise.

2. Can you speak a bit louder? I can’t hear you.

3. You can hear something without wanting to.

4. Though I heard them talking in the next room, I didn’t really listen to what they were saying.

5. I didn’t hear the calling bell because I was watching TV.

6. Listen carefully to what I am going to say.

7. Did you hear the news yesterday? / Did you listen to the news yesterday?

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