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IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Lamerton
  • 2 42 West Lane
  • 3 11th June
  • 4 cook
  • 5 equipment
  • 6 food-handling
  • 7 First Aid
  • 8 (college) tutor
  • 9 0208 685114
  • 10 colour blindness/color blindness
  • 11 A
  • 12 A
  • 13 B
  • 14 A
  • 15 C
  • 16 C
  • 17 A
  • 18 B
  • 19 C
  • 20 B
  • 21 C
  • 22 G
  • 23 A
  • 24 E
  • 25 F
  • 26 D
  • 27 G
  • 28 C
  • 29 A
  • 30 E
  • 31 heavy
  • 32 surgery
  • 33 beetles
  • 34 gas
  • 35 moving
  • 36 surface area
  • 37 tubes
  • 38 pressure
  • 39 a submarine/submarines
  • 40 fuel

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

You will hear a woman calling an animal park to enquire about a job.

Complete the form below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Pinder’s Animal Park

Example

Enquiries about temporary work 

Personal Details:
Name:Jane 1
Address: 2 Exeter
Telephone number:07792430921
Availability:Can start work on 3
Work details
Preferred type of work:Assistant 4
Relevant skills:Familiar with kitchen 5
Relevant qualifications:A 6 certificate
Training required:A 7 course

Referee:

Name:Dr Ruth Price
Position: 8
Phone number: 9
Other:Applicant has a form of 10
  • 1 Answer: Lamerton
    • The keyword concerned in Q1 is “your name”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a name.

    • The answer for Q1 is quite noticeable as the girl directly tells us her name, which is Lamerton.

    Note: When the man asks the spelling of the girl’s name Is that L-A-double M-E-R-T-O-N?’, she notes that There’s only one M in it. Therefore, the correct spelling of her name is Lamerton, not Lammerton.

  • 2 Answer: 42 West Lane
    • The keyword concerned in Q2 should be “address”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be numbers and names.

    • The man’s question “And your address?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

     

    Note: The girl’s answer is “forty-two West Lane”. Since no more than two words and/or numbers are allowed, the candidate should write the answer as 42 West Lane.

  • 3 Answer: 11th June
    • The keywords concerned in Q3 are “when, available, and start work”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a date.

    • The man’s question suggests that the answer will soon appear.

     

    Note: There are three dates mentioned, which are the eighth of June, the eleventh of June, and the tenth of June. However, the eight of June is when the girl finishes college; the tenth of June is when she’s got a hospital appointment. She said that I can’t start work till the eleventh, which means she’s available to start work at the eleventh of June. As the exercise imposes word limit on the candidate’s answers, the final outcome should be written shortly as “11th June.

  • 4 Answer: cook
    • The keyword concerned in Q4 should be “kind of work”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    • The man’s question ‘Do you have any particular kind of work in mind?’ suggests that the answer will soon appear.

    Note: As the girl’s answer is I’d really like to get some experience as an assistant cook if possible, we can conclude that assistant cook is her preferred type of job. Since the word ‘assistant’ is already in the question, the candidate should write the answer as ‘cook’.  ‘Assistant animal keeper’ is also mentioned, but this is the job she’s worked before, not the job she prefers to do now.
  • 5 Answer: equipment
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 is “relevant skills”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    • The man’s question ‘Would you say you’ve got any relevant skills then?’ suggests that the answer will soon appear.

     

    Note: We should notice that ‘be used to using’ is similar to ‘be familiar with using’. The girl said that ‘I’m used to using the kind of equipment you usually find in a kitchen, which means she is familiar with kitchen equipment, therefore the answer is equipment.

  • 6 Answer: food-handling
    • The keywords concerned in Q6 are “qualifications and certificate”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    • The man’s question ‘do you already have any qualifications related to that kind of work?’ can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The girl answered that “I’ve got a certificate in food-handling”, hence, the candidate should write the answer asfood-handling”.

  • 7 Answer: First Aid
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 are “training and course”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    • The man said that you’d have to do a short course on First Aid’, which means it is the training required. Thus, First Aid is the answer.

  • 8 Answer: (college) tutor
    • The keyword concerned in Q8 is “reference.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun.

    • The answer for this question, (college) tutor, is easy to spot since it is directly stated by the girl.

  • 9 Answer: 0208 685114
    • The keywords concerned in Q9 are “phone” and number.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be numbers.

    • The answer for this question, 0208685114, is easy to spot since it is directly stated by the girl.

  • 10 Answer: colour blindness/color blindness
    • The man’s questionIs there anything else?can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The applicant said that “I suffer from a particular type of color blindness”. We should notice that ‘suffer from a particular type of’ is equivalent to ‘has a form of’. Therefore, the answer is color blindness.

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Pinder’s Animal Park. Hello?

Oh, hello, I’m ringing to ask whether you have any jobs available...

Ah, what sort of work are you looking for? Is that permanent, or part time or ...

Actually I’m just looking for temporary work. I’m a student.

Oh right. I’ll just get a form, and ask you a few questions. 

Then I’ll pass your application on to our recruitment section. Is that OK?

Fine, thank you.

So, starting with your name .

It’s Jane Lamerton

Is that L-A-double M-E-R-T-O-N?

There’s only one M in it.

Oh, right. And your address?

It’s forty-two West Lane.

Right ... And is that in Exeter?

Yes. 

And can you give me your mobile phone number? oh double seven nine two, four three oh nine two one.

Right. Now, the next thing is, when are you available to start work?

I finish college on the eighth of June, that’s in three weeks’ time, but I can’t start work till the eleventh because I’ve got a hospital appointment on the tenth of June.

No problem. Now I need to ask you a few questions about the type of job that might be suitable. Do you have any particular kind of work in mind? It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get work in the field that you want, but I can record your preferences.

Well I’d do anything, and I have worked as an assistant animal keeper before, when I was still at school. But I’m studying at a catering college now, and I’d really like to get some experience as an assistant cook if possible.

Right. So that’s your first choice. Have you done that kind of job before?

No. But I’ve helped my aunt sometimes - she runs a cafe in Exeter.

Mmm. Would you say you’ve got any relevant skills then?

Well I’m used to using the kind of equipment you usually find in a kitchen.

OK . And I know you’re still studying, but do you already have any qualifications related to that kind of work? A hygiene qualification, for example?

I haven’t, no, but I’ve got a certificate in food-handling. I did it before I decided to become a full-time student.

Fine. OK. That means you wouldn’t need any specific training if you did get the kind of work you wanted. But you’d have to do a short course on First Aid. All our new employees do that. It just takes half a day, and most people find it generally useful.

Oh yes, I’m sure it is.

Well that’s about it, really. Just one last thing - can you give me the name of someone who would give you a reference? Like a previous employer or ...

Oh yes, you can put Dr Ruth Price.

OK ... Is that one of your college lecturers?

She’s my college tutor. She’s known me for over two years, and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind. In fact she’s given me a reference before.

Fine. We’d probably contact her by phone - do you happen to know her number?

I’ve got it on my phone - yes - it’s oh two oh eight, six eight five, double one four. That’s a landline.

Good. Well. As I say, I can’t promise anything, but I’ll pass your application on and you should hear in a few days. Is there anything else?

Just one thing - I suffer from a particular type of colour blindness, and sometimes employers have to make special arrangements for that.

I’ll make a note of that. It won’t be a problem, but it’s good that you’ve made us aware of it. You can provide us with more details if you are offered a job.

Thanks very much. Bye.

Bye.

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