Exercises - Confusing Words

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Exercises

Choose listen to or hear.

  1. Rania the radio every morning.active, she chooses/wants to listen → listen to
  2. When Lyu arrived, we were a podcast.we don’t use hear in progressive tenses
  3. Can you the church bells ringing?passive, you are able to hear even when you don’t choose/want to|keyword: can
  4. I about Obama’s speech last week.a complete act of listening in the past → heard
  5. Can you speak up? I can’t you.have to ability to perceive sound/noise|keyword: can’thear

Complete the sentences with listen to or hear.

  1. me!active, concentrate on what I am saying! → listen
  2. He was his favourite music.keyword: was as an auxiliary for past progressive|we can’t use hear in progressive tenses → listening to
  3. Yesterday, they a strange sound coming from the basement.passive, hear without wanting/choosing to hear|past simple, irregular verb → heard
  4. She broke up with him because he never her.pay attention to, concentrate on → listen to|past simple, regular verb → listened to
  5. Have you the news?a complete action in the past → hear|past simple, irregular verb → heard