English Listening Exercise - advanced english learning

English Listening Exercise - advanced english learning

English Listening Exercises – Advanced English Listening Comprehension

Chinese Film Director Fined For Having Too Many Children

The following video has been adjusted to the needs of advanced English learners, who are looking to improve their English listening Comprehension skills and build up their vocabulary. Play the video below as many times as you need and write down the missing words.
Continue with the rest of the exercises to practice the new vocabulary. The True and False exercise will help you test how well you understand spoken English.

At the end of this lesson you will find the answers to compare your results.

Watch the original video here

1. Listen and fill in the blanks.

To China now: renowned ………………… there facing a fine of more than $ 1.000.000. For what? Violating that country’s …………………. Ana Corn has our report now from Beijing.

Despite the …………. of China’s one-child policy, the Government here has decided to ……………………………….. of one the country’s most acclaimed film directors, fining him $ 1.2 million for ……………………………….. Jhang Yimou and his wife have admitted to having three children, and have since …………., saying they are sorry for having (quote) “excessive children”, and accept their punishment.

The one-child policy ……………….. here back in the late 1970s to help curb the surging population. China is, of course, the most populous nation …………………………… with 1.3 billion people.

2. Mark the statements T for true and F for false.

  1. A Chinese film director will be fined $1.2 mln for having more than three children.
  2. One-child policy was introduced to China in the 1970s.
  3. Jhang Yimou and his wife have not yet admitted to having three children.
  4. China’s government is punishing Yimou to make an example.
  5. China has the biggest population in the world.
  6. China’s one-child policy has been softening in recent years.

3. Match the word with its definition.

  • acclaimed – to increase suddenly
  • to fine – having a lot of people
  • punish – penalty for an offence
  • curb – going over the normal limit
  • surge – to break or disregard
  • excessive – to inflict a penalty for
  • populous – to restrain or control
  • violate – famous, acknowledged

4. Put the words in order to make a sentence.

  1. 1 million/ the/ USD/ will/ than/ more/ be/ Jhang Yimou/ fine/ for/
  2. is/ country/ the/ most/ world/ in/ China/ the/ populous/
  3. been/ policy/ has/ against/ introduced/ as/ one-child/ a/ the/ population/country’s/ surging/ measure/
  4. an/ breaking/ acclaimed/ being/ in/ China/ is/ law/ movie/ punished/ for/ the/ director/
  5. attempt/ since/ been/ control/ the/ there/ 1970s/ has/ an/ size/ to/ population’s/
  6. and/ Jhang Yimou/ admitted/ his/ have/ of/ children/ having/ three/ wife/
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