Hear Or Listen: English Quiz

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Do you know the difference between hearing and listening in English? Let's find out! Try this 'Hear or Listen: English Quiz' and see whether you're a pro or just a beginner in the English language. When we hear, we don't pay attention to sounds that come to us, whereas when we listen, we try to understand every sound. Here, in each sentence, you have to select either hear or listen to complete the exercises. Do you think you can do so? Take this test and find your English level.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We ___________ about it on the news last night.

    • A. 

      Hear

    • B. 

      Listen

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Listened

    • E. 

      Heard

    Correct Answer
    E. Heard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "heard". In this sentence, the verb "heard" is the past tense form of "hear". It indicates that the action of hearing about something on the news took place in the past.

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  • 2. 

    I ___________ to my favorite songs on Spotify.

    • A. 

      Listening

    • B. 

      Listen

    • C. 

      Listener

    • D. 

      Listens

    Correct Answer
    B. Listen
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present tense and indicates a habitual action. The correct answer is "listen" because it is the base form of the verb and agrees with the subject "I." The other options do not match the subject-verb agreement. "Listening" is a gerund form and does not fit the sentence structure. "Listener" is a noun and does not function as a verb. "Listens" is the third person singular form and does not match the subject "I."

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  • 3. 

    Did you __________ what she said? No, it was too noisy.

    • A. 

      Hear

    • B. 

      Heard

    • C. 

      Listen

    • D. 

      Listened

    Correct Answer
    A. Hear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hear" because the question is asking if the person was able to perceive or understand what she said. The word "hear" is the correct verb to use in this context, indicating the act of receiving sound through the ears.

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  • 4. 

    I’ve ___________ of that store, but I’ve never been there.

    • A. 

      Listened

    • B. 

      Heard

    • C. 

      Listenen

    • D. 

      Hear

    Correct Answer
    B. Heard
    Explanation
    The word "heard" is the correct answer because it is the past tense of the verb "hear." The sentence is expressing that the speaker has knowledge or awareness of the store through hearing about it from others, but they have never physically visited the store themselves.

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  • 5. 

    Can I ___________ to the radio in your car?

    • A. 

      Listening

    • B. 

      Listen

    • C. 

      To listen

    • D. 

      Listened

    Correct Answer
    B. Listen
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct form of the verb "listen" to complete the sentence. The correct answer is "listen" because it is the base form of the verb and matches the sentence structure. The other options are in different verb forms (listening, to listen, listened) and do not fit grammatically in the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Can you ___________ me? I’m not sure if my mic is working.

    • A. 

      Hearing

    • B. 

      Listen

    • C. 

      Listen to

    • D. 

      Hear

    Correct Answer
    D. Hear
    Explanation
    The word "hear" is the correct answer because it is the verb that best fits the sentence. The person is asking if someone can "hear" them, indicating that they want to know if the other person can perceive or understand their voice. The other options, "listening," "listen to," and "hearing," do not accurately convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Don’t change the channel! I was ___________ to that song.

    • A. 

      Hearing

    • B. 

      Listen

    • C. 

      Listening 

    • D. 

      Listenting

    Correct Answer
    C. Listening 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "listening". In the sentence, the speaker is expressing their intention to continue listening to a song and is asking someone not to change the channel. The verb form "listening" is the appropriate choice as it indicates an ongoing action. "Hearing" and "listen" do not convey the same sense of actively engaging with the song, and "listenting" is a misspelling.

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  • 8. 

    Sorry, I didn’t ___________ you come into the room.

    • A. 

      Listen

    • B. 

      Listen to

    • C. 

      Hear

    • D. 

      Hear to

    Correct Answer
    C. Hear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hear" because the sentence is expressing regret or apology for not perceiving or noticing someone entering the room by using the sense of hearing. The verb "hear" is used in this context to acknowledge the speaker's failure to perceive the action.

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  • 9. 

    Please ___________ closely to this information. It’s really important.

    • A. 

      Listen

    • B. 

      To listen

    • C. 

      Listen to

    • D. 

      Listens

    Correct Answer
    A. Listen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "listen" because the word "listen" is the correct verb form to use in this sentence. The sentence is instructing someone to pay close attention or give their full attention to the information that is being provided. Therefore, the verb "listen" is the most suitable choice as it means to actively hear and comprehend the information being communicated.

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  • 10. 

    Hey John! Can you _____ that sound?

    • A. 

      Hear

    • B. 

      Listen to

    • C. 

      Listen

    • D. 

      Listened

    Correct Answer
    A. Hear
    Explanation
    The word "hear" is the correct answer because it is the most appropriate verb to use in this context. The sentence is asking if John is able to perceive or detect the sound, which is the definition of hearing. The other options, "listen to," "listen," and "listened," do not fit grammatically or semantically in the sentence.

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