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IELTS Recent Actual Test With Answers Volume 3

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Listening Practice Test 4

Answer Keys:

  • 1 receptionist
  • 2 (quality) customer
  • 3 early mornings
  • 4 training
  • 5 driver
  • 6 flexible
  • 7 grocery shopping
  • 8 weekends
  • 9 cinema
  • 10 bookings
  • 15 registration office
  • 16 (own) records
  • 17 identity
  • 18 acknowledgement
  • 19 interview
  • 20 decision
  • 11 C
  • 12 B
  • 13 A
  • 14 A
  • 27 C
  • 28 B
  • 29 A
  • 30 C
  • 21 A
  • 22 C
  • 23 B
  • 24 B
  • 25 C
  • 26 A
  • 37 objects
  • 38 newspapers
  • 39 packaging
  • 40 mathematics/math/maths
  • 31 commercial
  • 32 knowledge
  • 33 lines
  • 34 Photography
  • 35 advertise
  • 36 foot

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

JOB ENOUIRY

ExampleAnswer
•Type of job required:part-time

Position Available

Details

1

Duty: to provide 2 service

Working hours: 3

Requirement: receive 4 without pay

Day off: one day a week (request in advance)

5

Requirements: clean and valid license

                        six-year experience 

Working hours: 6

Duty: to take employers

          to and from work

          to collect the 7

          to pick up the children 

Day off: 8

Cashier in a 9

Working hours: 17.30-22.30

Duty: to sell and dispense tickets

         to provide refreshments 

         to take 10

Day off: Mondays

  • 1 Answer: receptionist

    Note:

    • the words which lead you to the answer are underlined.

    • the word/number you must write for the answer is marked.

    • words which you might wrongly think could be the answer are in italics.

    • The keyword concerned in Q1 must be position available

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

    • The manager’s statement “We have three vacancies at the moment, all involving quite different roles” and Lauren’s question “What are they?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The manager says that “The first one is for a post as a receptionist”. Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “receptionist”.

     

  • 2 Answer: (quality) customer
    • The keywords concerned in Q2 must be duty”, “provide”  andservice

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

    • As the keywords “provide” and “service” are heard, we can be sure that the answer must be around here.

    • Since the manager says that “The job will be to mainly provide quality customer service both over the phone and in person”, the answer for Q2 must be “customer”.

    Note: In the audio, the manager also claims that “When customers are waiting you will be expected to provide them with refreshments” and the keyword “provide” can be heard in this statement. However, Q2 is about service. For that reason, refreshments is an incorrect answer.  

  • 3 Answer: early mornings
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 must be working hours

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number or a frequency phrase

    • Lauren’s question “Do you have any information about the hours involved?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The manager replies that “It says here that you will be expected to work several  early mornings, 4 days a week.” Therefore, the answer for Q3 must be “early morning”.

    Note: 4 days a week” is another frequency phrase mentioned in the manager’s reply. However NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS are allowed in each question and there is no way of shortening this phrase. Hence, “4 days a week” is not the correct answer.

  • 4 Answer: training
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 must be “requirement”, “receive” and “without paid”    

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

    • As Lauren’s question “Any other requirements?” and parallel expressions “go through”, “unpaid” of keywords “receive”, “without paid” are heard, we can infer that the answer will soon appear.

    • The manager claims that “Yeah, you’ll have to go through a couple of weeks of unpaid  training before qualifying for the post.” Therefore, the answer for Q4 must be “training”.

  • 5 Answer: driver
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 must be “position available

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

    • Lauren’s question “Are there any other roles beginning later in the day?” can be seen as the suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The manager claims that “Yes, there’s an advertisement here for a driver” Therefore, the answer for Q5 must be “driver”.

  • 6 Answer: flexible
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 must be “working hours

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a number, a frequency phrase or an adjective.

    • As the keyword “working hours” is heard, we can infer that the answer will soon appear.

    • In the passage, it is stated that “Yep, it says here that working hours are flexible” Therefore, the answer for Q6 must be “flexible”.

    Note

    • Another three frequency phrases mentioned in the passage are “mornings 5 days per week”, “evenings 5 days per week” and “three full working days per week”. However, NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS are allowed in each question and there is no way of shortening these phrases. Moreover, if one of these phrase is filled in the blank, the answer is not completed. Therefore, “flexible” is the more suitable answer.

  • 7 Answer: grocery shopping
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 must be “collect

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

    • Students should use other keywords about driver’s duties in the table “to take employers”, “to and from work” and “to pick up the children” to keep up with the listening and locate the answer correctly

    • The manager claims that “As well as driving the employers to and from work, they will ask you to perform various duties on their behalf, such as collecting the  grocery shopping, and picking their children up from school.” Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “grocery shopping”.

  • 8 Answer: weekends
    • The keyword concerned in Q8 must be “day-off

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

    • Lauren’s question “Do they need me to work a day on the weekend as well? can be seen as the suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • As the manager replies that “No, it says here that they only require you to work on weekdays, not weekends.” We can infer that Lauren will have day-off on weekends if she takes the driver job. Therefore, the answer for Q8 must be “weekends”.

    Note:

    • Remember that the answer must be in plural form

    • Weekdays is another frequency phrase mentioned here. However, it is stated that the driver position has to work on weekdays and Q8 is about day-off. Hence “weekdays” is not a correct answer.

  • 9 Answer: cinema
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 must be “cashier

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a noun or a name of place.

    • The manager’s statement “there’s only one more left, another customer service-related post.” and the keyword “cashier” can be seen as the suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The manager states that “it’s a post for a cashier in a cinema in the centre of town.” Therefore, the answer for Q9 must be “cinema”.

  • 10 Answer: bookings
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 must be “to take

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

    • Students should use other keywords about cashier’s duties in the table “to sell and dispense tickets” and “to provide refreshments” to keep up with the listening and locate the answer correctly

    • The manager claims that “It says that you’ll be required to sell and dispense tickets, and provide refreshments. Also, they ask that you be quick on the computers since you’ll also need to take bookings over the phone,” Therefore, the answer for Q10 must be “bookings”.

    Note: Remember that the answer must be in plural form.

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SECTION 1

Manager:    Hi there, welcome to the Job Centre. How can I help?

Lauren:    Good morning, I’m here to enquire as to whether you have any jobs available at the moment?

Manager:    Yes, we have several available. What kind of job is it that you’re looking for?

Lauren:    Well, um, I’ll take any part-time jobs I can get. I’m really strapped for cash at the moment.

Manager:    Okay, bear with me while I have a browse on our system. [Pause] Here we are. We have three vacancies at the moment, all involving quite different roles.

Lauren:    That sounds promising. What are they?

Manager:    The first one is for a post as a receptionist. It says here that experience in reception or general administration is preferred, but not essential. Have you worked on a reception desk previously?

Lauren:    No, I haven’t. I had a baby quite young, and so I have very little work experience. Could you tell me a few more details?

Manager:    Yes, of course. The job will be to mainly provide quality customer service both over the phone and in person. When customers are waiting you will be expected to provide them with refreshments and ensure they have a first-rate experience.

Lauren:    I think I could manage that, and I’m a very friendly person!

Manager:    That’s great.

Lauren:    Do you have any information about the hours involved?

Manager:    It says here that you will be expected to work several early mornings, 4 days a week.

Lauren:    Any other requirements?

Manager:    Yeah, you’ll have to go through a couple of weeks of unpaid training before qualifying for the post.

Lauren:    Hmm, I don’t know if I would be able to fully commit to that. Did you say it’s 4 days per week?

Manager:    Yeah, it says here 4 days a week, with another day off per week when requested in advance. It also explicitly states that at least one of your working days must fall on a weekend.

Lauren:    I’ll have to think about that and talk to my babysitter.

Lauren:    Are there any other roles beginning later in the day?

Manager:    Yes, there’s an advertisement here for a driver. It says you’ll need a clean and valid UK driver’s license, with absolutely no exception.

Lauren:    No problems there. I passed my test first time and have never received any points.

Manager:    It also explicitly states that you must be over twenty-five and have been driving for at least six years.

Lauren:    That sounds quite exciting. Is there any more information?

Manager:    Yep, it says here that working hours are flexible, and the employers are happy to work within your personal schedule since they employ multiple drivers.

Lauren:    That’s great.

Manager:    The employers ask for a commitment to either mornings 5 days per week, evenings 5 days per week, or three full working days per week.

Lauren:    I’m sure I can handle all that without a problem.

Manager:    As well as driving the employers to and from work, they will ask you to perform various duties on their behalf, such as collecting the grocery shopping, and picking their children up from school.

Lauren:    Do they need me to work a day on the weekend as well?

Manager:    No, it says here that they only require you to work on weekdays, not weekends.

Lauren:    That sounds interesting.

Manager:    Okay, there’s only one more left, another customer service-related post. It looks like it requires you to work short hours, quite late at night, so it might not be suitable for you. Do you want to hear about it anyway?

Lauren:    Yeah, can’t do any harm.

Manager:    Okay, so it’s a post for a cashier in a cinema in the centre of town. I’m sure you’ve been to the cinema a few times, so you can guess what kind of role it would be. They’re quite short and late shifts, between 17.30 and 22.30 most nights, with slightly longer shifts on Friday and Saturday nights.

Lauren:    Mmm, can you tell me what the job involves?

Manager:    Yes, sure. It says that you’ll be required to sell and dispense tickets, and provide refreshments. Also, they ask that you be quick on the computers since you’ll also need to take bookings over the phone, but you’ll receive basic training for that.

Lauren:    Do they need me to work weekdays as well?

Manager:    Well, it says here that if you request at least a fortnight in advance, they will grant you a day off on Mondays, but never on a weekend.

Lauren:    Mmm. I’ll think it over and let you know later. Thanks for all your help.

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