Listening revision exercises


Welcome to some online listening revision exercises. All copyright materials in this web site are supported by a Joint Exploitation Licence from the Mechanical Copyright Society and Performing Rights Society Alliance, and from the PPL. Phonographic Performance Limited.

In addition to these revision materials, learning pages and exercises are also available at

To fully benefit from these materials students should have 'learned' the concepts before using the exercises. If in doubt use the 'Learn concepts' section before trying out the exercises.

All audio clips are in MP3 format and require Flash player. Some Local Authorities block MP3 use in schools and certain establishments may require to unblock this website or put the website on a 'white list' of acceptable online resources. Click on this trial sound file to check if you have Flash installed on your computer and MP3 access is available.

FoundationMP3/1074a.mp3 If this does not work Download Flash Player now, and check that the mp3 files are accessible. If as a school you can access 'Learn listening online' at the LTS site and cannot access these MP3 files, schools will need to have the site 'Allowed" or 'White Listed" by you school or LA.'

This is a photograph of the National youth choir of Scotland





(The National Youth Choir of Scotland)

PC users will gain the best results using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox but may experience some screen formatting difficulties using Internet Explorer 6.

Mac users should find no difficulty using Safari or Firefox however the exercises will not work on the now out of date Internet Explorer 5.

Intermediate 1 and National Level 3 theory exercises are now free to all users at

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A lone piperAccess 3

Learn, revise, test and examine the concepts

A photograph of a flute being playedIntermediate 1

Try all the different levels of revision exercises

A photograph of a alto saxophone being played
Intermediate 2

Build up your experience before trying the most difficult exam questions.

A photograph of a pipe organ consoleHigher

Try all the different styles of questions which are featured in the listening exam. For more difficult exercises using the same concepts try the examples at Advanced Higher.

A photograph of a harpsichord
Advanced Higher

Try a different selection of exercises each time you visit these pages. Remember that you will also benefit from using the materials at Higher level as this level examines the same concepts.


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