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Listening Practice Test 6

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Moonfleet
  • 2 fields
  • 3 shops
  • 4 summerhouses
  • 5 river
  • 6 dining
  • 7 sea
  • 8 garden
  • 9 parking
  • 10 agent
  • 11 A
  • 12 B
  • 13 C
  • 14 B
  • 15 16 B,D
  • 17 18 A,C
  • 19 20 B,E
  • 21 A
  • 22 B
  • 23 A
  • 24 C
  • 25 B
  • 26 B
  • 27 B
  • 28 A
  • 29 D
  • 30 C
  • 31 (very) thin
  • 32 court documents
  • 33 high-quality
  • 34 buried
  • 35 thickness
  • 36 bleached/whitened
  • 37 dialect
  • 38 baseline
  • 39 evolution
  • 40 trade routes

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the table below.

Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

HOLIDAY RENTALS

Dates:  10th-22ndJuly

Name of Property

Location

Features

Disadvantage(s)

Booking details

1

rural

• surrounded by 2

apartment

• two bedrooms

• open plan

distance from 3

www. 4 .com

Kingfisher

• rural

• next to the 5

• nice views

• house

• three bedrooms

6 room

• living room

• kitchen

expensive?

Phone the owner (01752669218)

Sunnybanks

in a village

• next to the 7

house

• has private 8

no 9

Contact the 10

  • 1 Answer: Moonfleet
    • Keyword in Q1 is ‘Name of Property’

    • The keyword suggests the answer should be the name of a place

    • We hear the woman introduces a destination to the man by saying ‘there’s a place near here called Moonfleet ...’

    • To confirm, the man then spells it M-double O- N-F-L-double E- T and it is verified by the woman ‘That’s right.’

    • Hence, Moonfleet is the answer for Q1

  • 2 Answer: fields
    • Keywords in Q2 are ‘Location’ and ‘surrounded by’. Our clue is that the answer will come after ‘rural’.

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun about a place.

    • After mentioning the place as ‘a rural location’, the woman describes its location which is ‘next to the owner’s house, but it’s got fields all  around it’

    • Note that the place has ‘fields all around it’ which means it is surrounded by ‘fields

    • Hence, ‘fields’ is the answer for Q2(‘fields’ in plural form as the place can not be surrounded by one field)

  • 3 Answer: shops
    • Keywords in Q3 areDisadvantage(s’) and  ‘distance from’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun about a place

    • As the blank is in the column ‘Disadvantage(s)’, we pay more attention when the man asks ‘Is there anything we might not like  about it’ which means he is concerning about the ‘Disadvantage(s)

    • To answer that question, the woman states Moonfleet is ‘quite a distance from the nearest shops’. Note that the words ‘distance from’ is the keyword in Q3.

    • Thus, our answer for Q3 is  shops

  • 4 Answer: summerhouses
    • Keywords in Q4 are Booking detail’, ‘www’ and ‘.com’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a website

    • The woman instructs the man to book the place ‘on the Internet’ and also provides him with the website. The whole line of the website is www.summerhouses.com but ‘www’ and ‘.com’ are already available in the question. Therefore, our answer for Q4 is onlysummerhouses’

  • 5 Answer: river
    • Keywords in Q5 are Kingfisher’, ‘Location’, ‘next to’. Our clue is that the answer will come after ‘rural’ but before ‘nice views’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun

    • Moving onto the location of Kingfisher, the woman comments it is ‘even more rural’ then describes it ‘by the river’ before mentioning the nice views there.

    • We can see ‘by the river’ is similar to ‘next to the river’. The order of things mentioned also matches with our clue.

    • Thus, ‘river’ is the answer for Q5

  • 6 Answer: dining
    • Keyword in Q6 is Kingfisher’, ‘Features’, ‘room’. Our hint is that the answer must come after the mention of ‘house’ and ‘three bedrooms’ and come before the information about ‘living room’ and ‘kitchen’

    • The keyword suggests the answer should be a type of room

    • According to the woman, Kingfisher is a ‘three-bedroomed house’ with ‘a dining room as well as a separate living  room and a kitchen

    • Based on the clue, our answer for Q6 is ‘dining’

  • 7 Answer: sea
    • Keywords in Q7 are Sunnybanks’, ‘features’, ‘next to’. Our clue is that the answer will come after the woman mentioning ‘in a village’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun

    • Indeed, after claiming that her sister liked Sunnybanks, the woman provides the reason which is ‘it’s by the ‘sea’ so her children really loved it’. Note that ‘by the sea’ is similar to ‘next to the sea’

    • Hence, ‘sea’ is our answer for Q7

  • 8 Answer: garden
    • Keywords in Q8 are ‘Sunnybanks’, ‘features’, ‘private. That time ‘house’ is not our clue because the woman mentions ‘house’ at the very beginning when she states ‘there’s a house that my sister stayed in last year - it’s called Sunnybanks’.

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun

    • The features of Sunnybanks are it is ‘quite spacious’ and it has its ‘own garden’. Note that ‘own garden’ is equivalent to ‘private garden’

    • Hence, ‘garden’ is our answer for Q8

  • 9 Answer: parking
    • Keywords in Q9 are Sunnybanks’, ‘Disadvantage(s)’, ‘no’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun

    • We listen more carefully when the man asks Any snags? Problems’ which means they are going to talk about Disadvantage(s) related to ‘Sunnybanks’.The woman’s response is ‘there’s nowhere for parking’ as the street too narrow and it is necessary to leave the car in another place.

    • Hence, ‘parking’ is the answer for Q9

  • 10 Answer: agent
    • Keywords in Q10 are ‘Sunnybanks’, ‘Booking detail’, ‘contact’

    • The keywords suggest the answer should be a noun

    • The woman instructs ‘There’s an agent you have to contact’ so the way that the man can book Sunnybanks is via ‘an agent

    • Thus, ‘agent’ is the answer for Q10.

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SECTION 1

You will hear a man called Ken talking on the phone to a friend called Liz about holiday accommodation.

Liz:              Hello?

Ken:            Hi Liz, it’s Ken here.

Liz:              Hi Ken! Nice to hear from you! Are you ...

Ken:            This is just a quick call, but Mary and I have just been talking about our summer holiday - we haven’t booked a place yet and we’ve left it a bit late. We were just wondering if you know of any holiday rentals in your area - it’s so nice there.

Liz:              Well yes, I can think of two or three places that are very nice - what dates have you got in mind?

Ken:            The 10th of July to the 22nd of July.

Liz:              Oh yes, that is quite soon isn’t it? Well there’s a place near here called Moonfleet ...

Ken:            Is that M-double O- N-F-L-double E- T?

Liz:              That’s right. It’s quite a rural location, and it’s next to the owner’s house, but it’s got fields all around it, so it’s very pretty.

Ken:            Mm. Sounds OK. Can you tell me a bit more about it?

Liz:              Well it’s an annexe to the owner’s house, and it’s an apartment with two bedrooms, and an open-plan living area.

Ken:            Well I like the sound of it. Is there anything we might not like about it?

Liz:              Well it’s quite a distance from the nearest shops, that’s all ...

Ken:            OK. And ... well, I’ll tell Mary but I don’t think she’d mind that. Do you know how you book it?

Liz:              You have to book on the internet. There’s a web address - it’s www.summerhouses ...

Ken:            One word?

Liz:              Yes ... Then dot com. You’ll be able to look at a photograph on that.

Ken:            OK . And what about the others? Where are they?

Liz:              The second one I’m thinking of is called Kingfisher, and that’s even more rural. It’s a really beautiful location in fact, it’s by the river, and it’s got nice views - it overlooks woodland on the other side.

Ken:            Is that an apartment?

Liz:              No, it’s a three-bedroomed house. And that’s got a dining room as well as a separate living room and a kitchen. But I expect it’s more expensive. You’ll have to check the prices.

Ken:            Mm. It’s probably a bit bigger than we need, but our nephew might be joining us, we’re not sure yet. How do you book Kingfisher?

Liz:              You have to phone the owner directly. Shall I give you the number? I’ve got it here in my phone book ... It’s oh one seven five two, double six nine, two one eight.

Ken:            Right ...

Ken:            And you mentioned a third place?

Liz:              Yes, there’s a house that my sister stayed in last year - it’s called Sunnybanks.

Ken:            Nice name.

Liz:              And the location of that one is rather different ... It’s in the centre of a village, but it’s a very small and quaint place.

Ken:            Did your sister like it?

Liz:              Oh yes, it’s by the sea so her children really loved it ...

Ken:            What’s the accommodation like?

Liz:              I’m not sure about the number of rooms because I haven’t been in it myself, but I think she said it’s quite spacious ... And I know it’s got its own garden. It’s not very big, but it’s not shared with anyone else, and it’s supposed to be very pretty.

Ken:            Any snags? Problems?

Liz:              The only other thing I can think of is that there’s nowhere for parking. The streets are too narrow. So you have to leave your car somewhere else and then walk to the house - it’s only about ten minutes away, but ...

Ken:            OK. Well ... I don’t think it matters personally. How do you book it?

Liz:              There’s an agent you have to contact.   I don’t know his details, but I can ask my sister and let you know tomorrow.

Ken:            Thanks Liz, that’d be great. I’ll talk to Mary and see what she says. Thanks for your help.

Liz:   That’s OK Ken, I’ll speak to you again tomorrow. I hope you find what you’re looking for ...

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