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IELTS Practice Test 3

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 15 September/ 15th September
  • 2 (the) Pacific Hotel
  • 3 07 9444 1233
  • 4 50 dollars a day/50 a day
  • 5 (Professor) Dorfman
  • 6 London
  • 7 last Friday
  • 8 (an) interesting title
  • 9 (a) short/brief CV
  • 10 admin
  • 11 medicine
  • 12 China; India (in either order)
  • 13 a good price /lot of money
  • 14 (early) 20th
  • 15 Perfect / Ideal (conditions)
  • 16 production cost(s) / cost of production
  • 17 Second World War/ World War II
  • 18 twenty five/25
  • 19 14 tons/fourteen tons
  • 20 Australia
  • 21 human activities
  • 22 get warmer
  • 23 influences
  • 24 Earth’s temperature
  • 25 (the) oceans
  • 26 engines
  • 27 (in) space/(in) orbit/ above us / on the Earth
  • 28 30 B,C,E
  • 31 Patients
  • 32 smoking
  • 33 young men
  • 34 heavy diet
  • 35 (the) sun
  • 36 public health (standards)
  • 37 healthy lifestyle (choices)
  • 38 fun / a pleasure
  • 39 warm-up (to)
  • 40 cross-training

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY 25th CONFERENCE

Contact University:(Example) New South Wales University
Conference start date:   1
Conference location:   2
Reservation phone No.:   3
Cost: $360 for 4 days
Student rate: $180 for 4 days or 4
Contact person:  5
Candidate’s name:John Helatone, a computing technology student from 6  University
Take action fast! 
Closing date for talk:  7
Send outline including:   8
Maximum length:  300 words
Also send:  9
E-mail address:  10 @annuconf.edu.au
  • 1 Answer: 15 September/ 15th September
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 1. Conference start date

    When exactly is the conference? 
    A: Well, the conference runs for four days from the 15th to the 18th of September. 

    The keywords in Q1 are “conference” and “start date” and we should find out when the conference starts.

    Firstly of all, we should notice that Helstone is asking about the Computing technology conference. So, when we hear the name of the conference in her question “I was wondering if you could give me some information about the forthcoming Computing Technology 25th conference? Dates,..”, we can assume that the answer will soon appear. Then the assistant said the conference starts from the 15th to 18th of September  Since Q1 asks us only the start date, we  choose 15th of September as the correct answer.

  • 2 Answer: (the) Pacific Hotel
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 2. Conference location

    H: where  exactly is it being held? Is it at the university as in previous years? 

    A: No, it’s actually being held at the Pacific Hotel – we’ve rather outgrown the university conference facilities so we’ve opted for this new venue. 
    H: Right, Paradise Hotel. 
    A: No. Pacific Hotel.

    The keyword in Q2 is “conference location” and we should find out where the conference is hold.

    When we hear Helstone asked “where  exactly is it being held?”, we know that the answer will soon appear.

    Right after that, she asks if the conference is hold at the university. We may choose the wrong answer  if we’re rushed to write down the answer “the university”without listening to the assistant’s answer. She said “No”, so it’s clear that the conference is at another place. We should keep listening carefully to find the answer.

    The assistant told Helstone that this year it is organized at Pacific Hotel. Here comes other trick as Helstone confirmed “Right, Paradise Hotel”. If we couldn’t hear “Pacific Hotel” clearly in the previous sentence, we may be confused and choose the wrong answer “Paradise Hotel”.

    Fortunately, the assistant then repeated oue answer one more time “No. Pacific Hotel”. So, the correct answer should be Pacific Hotel.

  • 3 Answer: 07 9444 1233
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 3.Reservation phone No.

    A: Yes, but you’ll need to contact them directly to arrange that. I’ll give you the number for hotel reservations. Have you got a pen ready?...
    A: It’s area code 07 and then 9 444 12 33. 
    H: 079 444 12 33 . And what’s the registration fee? 

    The keywords in Q3 are “reservation” and “phone number” and we must find out what the phone number for hotel reservation is.

    So, when we hear Helstone mentioned to our keyword in her question “And presumably we can get accommodation at the hotel?”, we assume that the answer may soon appear.

    Then, the assistant said that she would give Helstone the number for reservations, which suggests us that the answer will come out in the next sentence, we should pay more attention. We may be confused as the assistant didn’t say the entire phone number, she separated the area code and a line of numbers after it. Fortunately, after that, Helston confirmed the information and we can be sure that the correct answer is “0794441233”.

  • 4 Answer: 50 dollars a day/50 a day
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. Cost

    4.Student rate

    And what’s the registration fee? 
    A: Individual fees are $360 for the 4 days, or $100 a day if you only wanted to attend for one day. 

    H: Are there any student concessions
    A: Oh. sure. There’s a 50% concession for students, and that’s $180 for the four days, or $50 a day

    The keywords in Q4 are “cost” and “student rate” and we should find out how much the reservation costs for student.

    When Helstone asked “What’s the registration fee”, we assume that the answer may soon appear. Then the assistant mentioned to many fees ($360 for 4 days, $100 a day), but they are individual fees, not student fee, so none of them is the correct answer.

    After that, we hear our keyword “student” in “Are there any student concessions?, which suggests us that the answer will appear in the next sentence. With the assistant’s answer that students are given a 50% concession and that means they will pay only $180 for the four days or $50 a day, we can be sure that the answer is $50 a day .

  • 5 Answer: (Professor) Dorfman
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 5.Contact person

    H: Oh, really? But I’ve only just arrived here in Australia – is there any way I could have a paper accepted? 

    A: Well, you’d need to talk to Professor Dorfman. He’s the person organizing the conference this year. I can put you through if you’d like. 

    The keyword in Q5 is “contact person” and we should find out who Helstone need to contact (or need to talk to).

    Therefore, when we hear the assistant said “you’d need to talk to…”, we can be sure that the answer must appear right after this. And as she said that Professor Dorfman is the one Helstone need to call, our correct answer is Professor Dorfman. We need to make sure that we write his name right, So when the student check the spelling, we should focus to get the correct answer D-O-R-F-M-A-N.

  • 6 Answer: London
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 6.John Helatone, a computing technology student from _______  University

    H: Oh, hello. My name’s John Helstone. I’m a computing technology student at London University .

    From the question, we assume that the answer is the name of the university that John Helstone are studying.

    The keywords in Q6 are “computing technology student” and “university”.

    When the student introduced her name to the professor “hello. My name’s John Helstone”, we can guess that she will mention to where she is studying next, which is what we need for the answer.

    Then as we expected, she said that she is a  computing technology student at London University. So, it is clear that the name of the university is London. The correct answer is London

  • 7 Answer: last Friday
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 7.Closing date to talk

    H: I’m interested in giving a talk on my research at the conference but I believe I may have missed the deadline

    D: Well, strictly speaking you haveThe closing date was last Friday . 

    The keyword in Q7 is “closing date” and we should find out the date when people stop register to give a talk.

    When hear the woman mentioned to “the deadline” in “I’m interested in giving a talk on my research at the conference but I believe I may have missed the deadline” , we know that the answer will come out soon because “deadline” means closing date. Then the professor said that the closing date was last Friday. So, the answer of Q7 is last Friday.

  • 8 Answer: (an) interesting title
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 8.Send outline including:  

    Send me an outline of your talk. And make sure you include an interesting title for the talk . Something to attract the delegates’ attention.

    The keyword in Q8 is “outline”.

    From the question, we assume that the answer is a noun which indicates something included in the outline.

    When we hear the professor mentioned to the keyword in his sentence “Send me an outline of your talk”, we assume that the answer will soon appear. Then he noticed that the student need to include an interesting title for the talk. Since the answer is no more than 3 words, we choose an interesting title as the correct answer.

  • 9 Answer: (a) short/brief CV
  • Keywords in Questions

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    9.Maximum length :300 words

    Also send …

    D: And also, can you send me a short CV – the usual stuff, name, age, qualifications. That sort of thing. 
    H: Right. Include a brief CV . 

    From the question, we can assume that the answer is a noun.

    We should focus on the word “also” in Q9 as it suggests us that the answer is something the student has to send along with the outline.

    On the other hand, we notice that the part above Q9 is “maximum length”. The answer we are looking for will follow the part of “maximum length”  in the conversation. Thus, when we hear the professor told the student to keep her outline down to 300 words, we know that the answer will appear after this part.

    Then, we hear the professor said “And also, can you send me a short CV”, by which he means that the student should send him both the outline and a short CV. So, the correct answer is a short CV.

  • 10 Answer: admin
  • Keywords in Questions

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    1. 10.Email address: ______ @annuconf.edu.au

    Actually, you can email it to me. That’d be quicker. 
    H: Sure. What’s your e-mail address
    D: Well the best thing would be to send it to the conference administrative officer. The address is admin – in lower case. You know, in small letters. 
    H: Right. 
    D: So that’s admin@annuconf.edu.au. 

    The keyword in Q10 is “email address” and we have to complete the email address in Q10.

    When we hear the professor said “you can email it to me”, which contains the keyword “email”, we know that the answer will appear soon.

    Then he said “The address is admin – in lower case”. This sentence also contains the keyword “address” and the answer follows right after the keyword. However, we may not be sure that it is the correct answer as he did not provide the complete email address, he only said “admin”. Luckily, the student confirmed the information by saying the complete email address so we know that the answer is admin.

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H = Helstone; O = Operator; A = Assistant; D = Professor Dorfman

O: New South Wales University. Good morning.

H: Oh, good morning. Can you put me through to the School of Computing technology, please?

O: Certainly.

A: School of Computing Technology. Professor Dorfman’s office.

H: Oh! Good morning. I was wondering if you could give me some information about the forthcoming Computing Technology 25th conference? Dates, enrollment procedures, cost … that sort of thing?

A: Certainly.

H: When exactly is the conference?

A: Well, the conference runs for four days from the 15th to the 18th of September.

H: 15th to 18th September … Oh, good. I’ll still be here then and er…, where  exactly is it being held? Is it at the university as in previous years?

A: No, it’s actually being held at the Pacific Hotel – we’ve rather outgrown the university conference facilities so we’ve opted for this new venue.

H: Right, Paradise Hotel.

A: No. Pacific Hotel.

H: Oh, right. And presumably we can get accommodation at the hotel?

A: Yes, but you’ll need to contact them directly to arrange that. I’ll give you the number for hotel reservations. Have you got a pen ready?

H: Yeah, go ahead.

A: It’s area code 07 and then 9 444 12 33.

H: 079 444 12 33. And what’s the registration fee?

A: Individual fees are $360 for the 4 days, or $100 a day if you only wanted to attend for one day.

H: Are there any student concessions?

A: Oh. sure. There’s a 50% concession for students, and that’s $180 for the four days, or $50 a day.

H: And am I too late to offer to give a talk?

A: Oh, I’m pretty sure you’ve missed the deadline for that.

H: Oh, really? But I’ve only just arrived here in Australia – is there any way I could have a paper accepted?

A: Well, you’d need to talk to Professor Dorfman. He’s the person organizing the conference this year. I can put you through if you’d like.

H: Oh, yes please. That'd be great. Oh, and can I just check the spelling of his name? Is that D-O-R-F-M-A-N?

A: Yes, that’s correct.

D: Professor Dorfman's speaking.

H: Oh, hello. My name’s John Helstone. I’m a computing technology student at London University. I’m here in Australia for 3 months, looking at educational application of computing and information technology.

D: Right.

H: I’m interested in giving a talk on my research at the conference but I believe I may have missed the deadline.

D: Well, strictly speaking you have. The closing date was last Friday.

H: Oh, no!

D: But we may be able to include your paper if it fits into our programme, but you’ll have to be quick.

H: OK. What do I need to do?

D: Send me an outline of your talk. And make sure you include an interesting title for the talk. Something to attract the delegates’ attention.

H: OK. Interesting title. Right.

D: The outline should be no more than 300 words, though.

H: Right. I should be able to keep it down to 300 words but would 400 be OK?

D: No, not really because we have to print it in the proceedings and we just don’t have the space.

H: Sure! I understand.

D: And also, can you send me a short CV – the usual stuff, name, age, qualifications. That sort of thing.

H: Right. Include a brief CV.

D: Actually, you can email it to me. That’d be quicker.

H: Sure. What’s your e-mail address?

D: Well the best thing would be to send it to the conference administrative officer. The address is admin – in lower case. You know, in small letters.

H: Right.

D: So that’s admin@annuconf.edu.au.

H: Right. I’ll do that straight away. Thank you very much. You’ve been very helpful.

D: OK. Well, we hope to see you in October then.

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