easy English -listening, vocab and easy English quiz for beginners

easy English -listening, vocab and easy English quiz for beginners

  • 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

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

Reporter: What’s a dog to do when he’s scared to __________ through a doorway? This is the __________ of a pit bull who puts his fears behind him by __________ in backwards. His name is Queso, Spanish for __________.
Dog owner: My husband and I were just like: “What is he __________?”
Reporter: When they moved into their __________ house in Austin, Texas their shelter __________ Queso refused to go into any of the upstairs __________ except for theirs. And that one, he had to force himself to enter backwards.
Dog owner: He’s come up with this genius technique to overcome the __________ and it works for him and it’s awesome.
Reporter: __________ being called the “moonwalking” pit bull in the style of Michael Jackson. Queso’s __________ don‘t think it’s actually the doorway that scares him. They think it’s the __________. But once he gets in, does he back out the door?
Dog owner: No, going out the door, he goes straight…I __________ explain it…



Important Vocabulary

doorway the opening where a door is
pit bull a dog breed known to be a strong fighter
to refuse say ‘no’ to something
to force yourself to make yourself do something you don’t want to
backwards (moving) towards the back
to overcome to successfully deal with something
technique a method, a way to do something
moonwalk a dance invented by Michael Jackson


3. Answer the questions

1. The story is about:
2. The name of the dog means:
3. The dog walks backwards:
4. The dog walks backwards because:
5. Queso’s owners think that he is afraid of:
6. When Queso goes out of the bedroom, he:



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