Vocabulary Exercise | Listen or Hear?

Vocabulary Exercise | Listen or Hear?

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Exercise 

Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verbs listen or hear.

Ex: It was so loud in there that I couldn’t hear (hear/listen) a thing.

1. They were (hearing/listening to) the new Morrissey album.

2. I don’t (hear/listen to) jazz.

3. ! (Hear/Listen) I’ve already told you to stop bothering me!

4. Did you (hear/listen) what he said to me?

5. To be honest, I wasn’t (hearing/listening).

6. You don’t have to agree with her, but at least (hear/listen) her out.

7. I’ve told her to stop smoking, but she just doesn’t (listen/hear)

8. Betty turned on the radio, and was (hearing/listening to) the news.

9. What did you say? I can’t (hear/listen to) you.

10. After his accident, Robert is having a hard time (hearing/listening).


ANSWERS

  1. They were listening to the new Morrissey album.
  2. I don’t listen to jazz.
  3. Listen! I’ve already told you to stop bothering me!
  4. Did you hear what he said to me?
  5. To be honest, I wasn’t listening.
  6. You don’t have to agree with her, but at least hear her out.
  7. I’ve told her to stop smoking, but she just doesn’t listen.
  8. Betty turned on the radio, and was listening to the news.
  9. What did you say? I can’t hear you.
  10. After his accident, Robert is having a hard time hearing.

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