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					                                       SECRET AGENT
                                JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Destination: China
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
         1. Twenty percent of the world’s population lives in China.                      T/F
         2. Most people in China work in factories.                                       T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What is the main threat to the Giant Panda’s survival in China?
                 a) Humans who hunt pandas for their meat
                 b) Loss of habitat due to logging and human development
                 c) Global warming
         4. What is NOT true about the Terracotta Army?
                 a) They are a real army that fight for China in times of war.
                 b) They are not a real army; they are clay statues.
                 c) They remain near Qin Shi Huang’s tomb.


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
         5. Since their digestion is poor, they eat for up to twelve hours a day.



Chapter 1: The Throw
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack had a black belt in judo.                                         T/F
         2. The judo uniform is called a judogi.                                    T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
         3. What does the the hansoku-make mean?
                 a) Floor work
                 b) Cart wheels
                 c) Disqualification
         4. What does NOT cause the hansoku-make?
               a) Putting your finger up an opponent’s sleeve
                 b) Punching someone in the face
                 c) Wearing metal or jewelery


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
         5. When the demonstration was over, the instructor told everyone to find a partner.




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                                       SECRET AGENT
                                 JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 2: The Deer-Shaped Country
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack chose Whizzy at the GPF swearing-in ceremony because he was the
             smartest globe.                                                      T/F
          2. Jack needed his Secret Language Decoder because he had to understand other
              languages for the mission.                                                  T/F

      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. Which country was Jack travelling to?
                a) China
                  b) Brazil
                c) Japan
          4. What was the code of the day?
                  a) B-U-M-P-I-N-G
                  b) D-U-M-P-L-I-N-G
                  c) C-H-I-N-A


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
           5. The country looks like a deer with two antlers.



Chapter 3: The Misty Forest
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack thought the worms inside bamboo tasted like cheese.                    T/F
          2. Pandas need bamboo to survive.                                              T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
           3. How did Mei greet Jack?
                  a) She shook his hand like an American.
                  b) She said hello in Chinese and bowed her head.
                  c) She said hello in English and waved her hand.
          4. What was the problem Mei reported to Jack?
                  a) He was in the Wolong Nature Reserve.
                  b) The Giant Panda was sick.
                  c) One of the female pandas, Ling, disappeared.

      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. Jack found himself standing in the middle of a big forest covered in mist and filled
              with stalks of green bamboo.




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                                       SECRET AGENT
                                 JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 4: The Hairy Teenager
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Fong couldn’t speak English.                                        T/F
          2. Jack couldn’t stop staring at Fong’s mole.                          T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
           3. What did Fong look like?
                  a) He was an adult with brown hair.
                  b) He looked just like Mei.
                  c) He looked like an unwashed teenager.
          4. Why did Mei ask Jack to excuse Fong?
                  a) Because Fong was shy and worried about Ling.
                  b) Because Fong had a hairy mole.
                  c) Because Fong hadn’t washed his hair.


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. Out of a mole on his chin grew curly black hair that was so long.



Chapter 5: The Dirt Road
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
           1. Fong ignored Jack’s questions and comments.                        T/F
          2. Wong was shy and unpleasant like Fong.                              T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What did Jack find in the woods?
                  a) A square piece of paper
                  b) A book of matches
                  c) Bamboo and panda droppings
          4. Why did Jack want to travel north?
               a) Because he wanted to follow the tire tracks.
                  b) Because he had to leave the forest.
                  c) Because he needed to meet Fong’s friend Wong.


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. Jack did see a path of broken twigs.




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                                      SECRET AGENT
                                JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 6: The Secret Language
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
         1. Fong used a book of matches to light his cigarette.                         T/F
         2. Fong offered Jack a cigarette, but Jack refused.                            T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What did the Secret Language Decoder tell Jack about Fong and Wong’s
             conversation?
                 a) They were brothers wanting to help him find Ling.
                 b) They were involved in the disappearance of Ling.
                 c) They were travelling south to The Great Wall of China.
         4. Why was Fong being nasty to Jack?
              a) Because he was shy and worried about Ling.
                 b) Because he was jealous of Jack’s gadgets.
                 c) Because he wanted to get rid of Jack.


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
         5. Jack watched the illuminated screen in the middle.




Chapter 7: The Opportunity
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack asked Wong and Fong if they could stop at the Terracotta Army for a
             moment.                                                                    T/F
         2. Fong and Wong chased Jack through the Terracotta Army statues.              T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
         3. What did Wong and Fong find in the backseat?
               a) Jack’s Secret Language Decoder
                 b) Ling, the missing Panda
               c) A book of matches
         4. Where did Jack hide from Wong and Fong?
                 a) In the back of the truck
                 b) In among the Terracotta statues
                 c) On a tour bus in the parking lot


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. Fong thought it was just an honest kid’s strange request.




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                                       SECRET AGENT
                                 JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 8: The Great Wall
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack suspected Wong and Fong were part of a gang.                        T/F
          2. Fong and Wong didn’t like to smoke.                                      T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
           3. What did Jack write in his Encryption Notebook?
                  a) Information about the missing panda
                  b) Information about the suspects
                  c) Information about bamboo
          4. What information can the book of matches offer Jack?
                  a) The restaurant Fong and Wong hang out at
                  b) How to light a cigarette
                  c) The bar Ling was at


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. The tour bus drove through the craggy mountains of China toward the Great Wall.



Chapter 9: The Clue
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
           1. Jack got off the tour bus when he was a safe distance from Wong and Fong.
                                                                                      T/F
          2. Beijing is the capital city of China.                                    T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What was the English translation of the matchbook writing?
                a) Scorpion Gang
                  b) Happy Valley Restaurant
                c) Chinese symbols
          4. Where was the matchbook from?
                  a) Beijing
                  b) Shanghai
                  c) Wolong Nature Reserve


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
           5. Jack reckoned, that was where they had the base for their operations.




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                                      SECRET AGENT
                                JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 10: The Scorpion
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
         1. Tian’anmen Square is the entrance to China’s Forbidden City and is the largest
            square in the world.                                                      T/F
         2. Jack found a window with the same scorpion design as Fong and Wong’s tattoos.
                                                                                       T/F

     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
         3. How did Jack find the way to the Happy Valley Restaurant?
               a) He asked the tour guide for directions.
                 b) He used his senses.
                c) He used GPF’s Map Mate.
         4.   How did Jack describe the route to the restaurant?
                 a) It was empty and peaceful.
                 b) There were many shops and street vendors.
                 c) It was a difficult route to find.


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. It was the only restaurant on the lane and had pretty Chinese lanterns hanging
              outside.

Chapter 11: The Headquarters
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
         1. Ling was in a cage beside the other endangered animals.                    T/F
         2. Fong and Wong were sleeping in front of the TV.                            T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What did Jack find in the gang’s headquarters?
                 a) Many endangered types of plants
                 b) Many types of endangered plants
                 c) His brother, Max
         4. What did Jack hear with his GPF Ear Amp?
                 a) The sound of music
                 b) Something chomping on cars
                 c) Rustling grass and something chewing

     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
         5. In a large wooden crate there was a snow leopard that looked as if it had been
              drugged.




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                                       SECRET AGENT
                                 JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 12: The Intruders
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Jack opened Ling’s door without a sound.                                T/F
          2. Jack used his Secret Language Decoder to talk to Ling.                  T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
           3. What did Jack’s Motion Senor Alarm indicate?
                  a) His watch phone went off.
                  b) Someone had entered the building.
                  c) Someone was speaking Chinese.
          4. Why did Fong tell the gang members to move the animals to a new location?
                  a) Because he realized someone had discovered the animals.
                  b) Because they were too big for their current space.
                  c) Because they were too loud for their current location.


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. It made a horrible sound that could be heard throughout the building.



Chapter 13: The Preparation
      Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
           1. The statue was light, so Jack slid it front of the wooden door.        T/F
          2. Jack gathered the bamboo quickly by cutting it with a knife.            T/F


      Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. What did Jack use to block the door?
                  a) Ling
                  b) A Buddha Statue
                  c) A bookcase
          4. How did Jack move Ling from the headquarters?
                a) By a truck
                  b) By dragging her
                  c) By his Heli-Spacer


      Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. To his left was a statue of Buddha, a man who was an
             important religious figure in China.




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                                      SECRET AGENT
                                JACK STALWART 7
Listening Comprehension
Chapter 14: The Technique
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
         1. The GPF always taught their agents to run away.                             T/F
         2. Jack used Tae-kwon-do skills to defeat Fong and Wong.                       T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
          3. Why was Jack delighted?
                 a) Because the Scorpion Gang had been stopped for good.
                 b) Because he found his brother, Max.
                 c) Because he got to practice his martial art skills.
         4. What did Jack do with the knife?
                 a) He killed Fong and Wong.
                 b) He closed the blade.
                 c) He threw it away.


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
         5. Fong took a knife out of his pocket, flicked the blade and lunged toward Jack.



Chapter 15: The Wrap-Up
     Listen to the sentence and check True or False.
          1. Once the thieves were taken away, Jack and Ling flew in the Heli-Spacer back to
             the reserve.                                                               T/F
         2. Mei already knew it was Fong who had caused the trouble.                    T/F


     Listen to the sentence and choose the correct answer.
         3. What helped Jack out of the situation last with Fong and Wong?
               a) His favourite gadget
                 b) Quick-thinking and judo moves
               c) Running away
         4. What was Jack looking forward to next weekend?
                 a) His next mission
                 b) Tae-kwon-do practice
                 c) Facing-off with Charlotte at judo


     Listen to the sentence twice and fill in the blanks.
          5. Sitting on top were trophies and framed photos from his first year of judo with
             Mr. Baskin.




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