advanced English Listening Comprehension - Dolphins - Advanced English Fill in the Blanksand test

advanced English Listening Comprehension - Dolphins - Advanced English  Fill in the Blanksand test


  • Instructions
  • Copy the text below and paste it in a text-editing program (Microsoft Word/ Open office, etc.).
  • Play the audio and fill in the blanks in the text you have pasted in the text-editing program.
  • Answer the questions in the test below.
  • Download the Answer Sheet (Quiz questions included.)

Advanced English Listening Comprehension and Test


1. Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.

Dolphins who according to some, are even ______ ___________ than humans, have very well developed (and big) brains. Their brains are bigger than these of chimpanzees, and they have actually developed in a different way ___ _____. Primates, for example, including us, humans, have very big frontal lobes where planning and decision making takes place. The brains of dolphins have two hemispheres as well. However, theirs are _______ into four lobes instead of three.

Dolphins too can plan and ______ _______. They also show complicated emotions, and are very, very social. Scientists think that their brains have grown so big exactly because they are social, and constantly _________ with each other.

Another sign of their intellect is their language. Dolphins talk to each other, and even have a way to introduce themselves to other dolphins: sort of personal identification, which resembles the way people use _______. There have even been __________with sign and sound languages being taught with comparative success to dolphins. Currently, scientists are trying to communicate with dolphins with special underwater equipment which makes ________ ________.


2. Important English vocabulary in the text:

a member of the most developed group of mammals
an anatomical division of an organ of the body
the ability to think and reason; the capacity for knowledge
the process of recognizing objects, people etc.
relative, measured by its similarities to other things
look like, have in common
all the time, always
to make sound by forcing breath through a small hole in the mouth

3. Answer the questions:

1. Some think that dolphins are smarter than humans:
2. Dolphins have:
3. Dolphins’ brains have:
4. Dolphins can’t plan and solve issues.
5. According to the text:
6. Another sign of dolphins’ intellect is their language:
7. When dolphins meet:
8. Dolphins have unique names:
9. Scientists have experimented:
10. Dolphin language sounds like whistling:



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