Series English Listening #1011-1020 | Level 1/6

English Listening #1011-1020 | Level 1/6

Listen carefully and write down what you hear.

Remember NOT to check the script until you have tried hard.

Summer Vacation

Today is the last day of school. 

It is summer vacation. 

Grace is very excited. 

This summer will be fun. 

Grace is going to visit her Grandparents. 

They have a cottage. 

The cottage is on Lake Erie.  

It is a lot of fun. 

Grace is going to swim. 

She is going to play board games. 

She is going to talk with her grandparents. 

Grace is going to have fun. 

Grace is going to a summer camp. 

She will sleep in a cabin. 

She will make lots of new friends. 

Grace will learn campfire songs. 

Camp will be fun. 

Grace is going to Cape Cod with her parents. 

We are going for two weeks. 

We are going to drive. 

Grace will see the ocean. 

Cape Cod will be beautiful. 

Summer vacation is fun.

Cleaning Up Leaves

The leaves are changing colours. 

I see red maple leaves. 

I see orange maple leaves. 

I see yellow maple leaves. 

The leaves are beautiful. 

It is starting to get cold. 

The wind is strong. 

Winter is coming. 

The leaves fall off the trees. 

On Saturday we will clean them up. 

The whole family helps. 

My Dad gets the rake. 

My Mom gets the garbage bags. 

My brother and I help too. 

We gather leaves with our hands. 

We make a big pile. 

My brother and I jump in the leaves. 

We make a big mess. 

Our parents don’t mind. 

Our parents fill our coats with leaves. 

We look really big. 

Everyone laughs. 

Play time is over. 

Back to work.

Susan is getting married. 

Her fiancee’s name is Michael. 

They are in love. 

They are getting married today. 

Susan wakes up early. 

She is getting her hair done. 

Susan is having her make up done too. 

Susan looks beautiful. 

She puts on her white wedding dress. 

She puts on her veil. 

Susan needs something blue. 

Her garter is blue. 

Susan needs something old. 

Her grandmother’s ring is old. 

Susan needs something borrowed. 

She is wearing her mother’s jewellery. 

Susan needs something new. 

Susan’s Wedding Day

Her shoes and dress are new. 

Susan needs a penny for her shoe. 

It will bring her good luck. 

Susan is ready to get married.

Remembrance Day

My grandfather fought in World War II. 

My grandmother was a nurse in World War II. 

Today is November 11th. 

Today is Remembrance Day. 

Today we celebrate soldiers. 

Everyone wears a poppy. 

Poppies are red flowers. 

Poppies remind me of my grandparents. 

Poppies remind me of their sacrifice. 

At 11:00 AM there are two minutes of silence. 

People remember their friends and family. 

People recite the poem “In Flanders Field.” 

It is a sad poem. 

It helps us remember. 

Today we wish for peace in the world.

Halloween Night

Halloween is fun. 

My Mom buys candy. 

My Mom buys potato chips. 

My Mom buys chocolate bars. 

It is for the trick or treaters. 

My Mom buys me a costume. 

It is a ghost costume. 

I am going to be scary. 

My sister is going to dress up as a princess. 

She will have a wand. 

She will have a crown. 

She will look beautiful. 

My Dad buys a pumpkin. 

It is going to be a Jack O’Lantern. 

We draw a face on the pumpkin. 

We carve the face with a knife. 

Our Jack O’Lantern looks funny. 

We go trick or treating. 

We knock on the neighbour’s door. 

We say, “trick or treat.” 

Our neighbours give us candy. 

We say thanks. 

We go to many houses. 

We go home. 

Our parents check our candy. 

Halloween Night

It’s safe. 

We eat lots of candy. 

We don’t feel very good. 

We go to bed.

Christmas Eve

Ben and Melissa are getting ready for Christmas. 

Ben and Melissa’s house has lots of lights on the roof. 

The lights are many colours. 

Inside they listen to Christmas music. 

Ben and Melissa drink eggnog. 

Eggnog tastes good. 

Ben and Melissa hang stockings on the fireplace. 

They string popcorn. 

Ben and Melissa put the popcorn string on the Christmas tree. 

They put Christmas lights on the tree. 

They put tinsel on the tree. 

Ben and Melissa put ornaments on the tree. 

They put a star on top of the tree. 

They get ready for Santa Claus. 

They leave milk and cookies for Santa. 

Ben opens one present. 

Melissa opens one present. 

They go to sleep. 

Ben and Melissa wake up early. 

They run down stairs. 

There are a lot of presents under our tree. 

They wake up their Mom and Dad. 

Ben and Melissa open their presents. 

They love our presents. 

Everyone cleans up the wrapping paper. 

It is time for breakfast.


We are having Thanksgiving at our house. 

My whole family is coming. 

My parents bought a turkey. 

It weighs 30 pounds. 

It takes a long time to cook. 

My Mom wakes up early to cook the turkey. 

I clean the house with my Dad. 

The house smells good. 

We help Mom in the kitchen. 

I peel potatoes and carrots. 

My Dad makes pumpkin pies. 

My Mom cooks squash. 

I help my Mom make stuffing. 

I mix the bread and spices. 

We make good stuffing. 

It goes inside the turkey. 

We put on nice clothes. 

I set the table. 

My Dad carves the turkey. 

My Mom makes the gravy. 

Our relatives arrive. 

We say “thank you” for all we have. 

We eat and eat.          

It is a good Thanksgiving.

Learning How to Drive

Amy is 16 years old. 

She lives in a small town. 

Amy is learning how to drive. 

Amy’s dad is giving her lessons. 

Amy’s dad’s name is Howard. 

Amy has had three lessons. 

Amy and her dad argue during the lessons. 

Amy’s mom is giving her driving lessons. 

Amy’s mom’s name is Jane.  

Jane has given Amy a lesson. 

Jane has decided to stop giving Amy lessons. 

Jane and Amy argue during the lessons too. 

Amy’s parents call a driving school. 

Amy is going to get lessons from a professional. 

Learning How to Drive

The classes cost $300 for 10 lessons. 

The lessons are very good. 

Amy learns how to drive. 

Amy gets her licence.


There is always housework to do when you live in a house. 

You have to wash the windows so that you can see outside. 

The floors and the carpets need to be vacuumed. 

The floors also need to be washed, and some of them need to be waxed. 

The furniture has to be polished. 

The bathroom has to be kept clean. 

After you have a bath, you need to clean out the bathtub. 

Laundry needs to be done regularly, or you will run out of clothes to wear. 

The clothes go into the washing machine, and then they have to be dried in the dryer. 

Sometimes, we hang the clothes out on the line to be dried. 

Some of the clothes need to be ironed. 

You have to buy groceries and put them away. 

Meals need to be made. 

You can’t let the dishes pile up in the kitchen. 

The dishes have to be washed, and the counters need to be wiped. 

The stove needs to be cleaned, and sometimes the refrigerator and the cupboards need to be cleaned out. 

You can dust the furniture and sweep up the dirt. 

You can make the beds. The beds have to be changed too. 

They need to have clean sheets put on them. 

There are just so many things to do. 

Household chores take up a lot of time.

Working Outside

Today I was working outside. 

It was a sunny day, and I was very hot. 

I wore a hat on my head. 

I watered all the plants. 

I weeded the flower beds. 

I cut back all of the plants that were growing too big. 

I gave some of the plants plant food. 

I cut the lawn. 

I raked the lawn. 

I filled up the bird baths with water. 

I swept the sidewalks and the paths. 

I took out the garbage. 

I filled the car up with gas. 

I washed the car. 

I hung out the clothes on the clothesline. 

I washed down the lawn furniture. 

I washed all of the windows on the house from the outside. 

I was so tired. 

So I had a glass of lemonade. 

I talked to my neighbour, and I helped her trim a tree. 

I planted some bulbs, 

and then I went into the house. 

I was exhausted.

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