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IELTS Recent Actual Test With Answers Volume 5

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Published on: 24 Jan 2018

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Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Elsinore
  • 2 077896245
  • 3 waiter
  • 4 baseball coach
  • 5 rescue diver
  • 6 diving experience
  • 7 October
  • 8 Saturday mornings
  • 9 6 (o’clock)
  • 10 (the) radio
  • 11 B
  • 12 C
  • 13 B
  • 14 A
  • 15 C
  • 16 A
  • 17 B
  • 18 B
  • 19 A
  • 20 A
  • 21 C
  • 22 B
  • 23 B
  • 24 D
  • 25 F
  • 26 G
  • 27 E
  • 28 C
  • 29 A
  • 30 B
  • 31 nervous
  • 32 a gift
  • 33 last
  • 34 well-organised/well-organized
  • 35 paying attention
  • 36 sheet of paper
  • 37 full
  • 38 one or two/1 or 2
  • 39 time
  • 40 a script

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the form below.

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

Phone interview

Name:John Murphy
ExampleAnswer
Position applying for:lifeguard

Street Address:

45 1 Court

Contact phone number:

2

Current part-time job:

3

Previous job at Ridgemont High School:

4

Additional relevant work experience:

5

Relevant skills/qualifications:

CPR certification & 6

CPR certification expiration date:

7

Preferred weekly shift:

8

Time available to start work:

9

Advertisement source:

10

  • 1 Answer: Elsinore
    • The keyword concerned in Q1 is “address”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be words because there are numbers already.

    • The employer’s question “Could you give me your address?” can be seen as a suggestion for the answer’s appearance.

    • The answer for Q1 is quite noticeable as the applicant directly tells us the address, which is Elsinore.

    • The address is spelt after that, E-L-S-I-N-O-R-E. So, we can write down the answer easily.

  • 2 Answer: 077896245
    • The keyword concerned in Q2 is “number”.

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

    • From the answer of the applicant, “… 077896245. Call me on that one.”, the sentence “Call me on that one” tells us know that the employer can contact the applicant on this number. So, that is exactly the numbers we need to fill in the blank.

    Note: The candidate can be confused between the number on the question of the employer, 099885767” and the number of the applicant. Be careful. 099885767” is just the applicant’s home phone.

  • 3 Answer: waiter
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 is “part-time”.

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

    • From the answer of the applicant, “…I work part-time as a waiter.”, we can realize that the word we need to fill in the blank is “waiter”.

  • 4 Answer: baseball coach
    • The keyword concerned in Q4 is “previous job at Ridgemont High School”.

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

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

    • The applicant’s answer, “…. I was the baseball coach at Ridgemont High School last season.” The sentence is on the past simple tense and tells us know what the applicant had done at the Ridgemont School. We need to fill a job, so “baseball coach” is an exact answer.

  • 5 Answer: rescue diver
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 is “additional work experience”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be one another job.

    • The employer’s question, “do you have any other experience…”, suggests the answer will appear soon.

    • The applicant said “Yes.” And the answer is said right after that. “I worked at the beach as a rescue diver.” Because we need to write down the job, “rescue diver” is chosen.

  • 6 Answer: diving experience
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 is “relevant skills”.

    • From the question, we are suggested filling in the blank with a noun.

    • The employer’s question, “ could you tell me about the relevant skills you have?”, tells us that the answer will appear soon.

    • There are two relevant skills the applicant referred on the answer, which are “CPR certified” and “diving experience”. You can easily realize that “CPR certified” was written down on the answer sheet. Hence, the other is the words we need to fill in the blank, “diving experience”.

  • 7 Answer: October
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 is “CPR expiration date”.

    • From the question, it is suggested that we should fill with a date, or month.

    • The employer’s question, “When does your CPR certification expire?” suggest that the answer can appear after that.

    • From the applicant’s answer, “… it expires in October”, tells us that the answer we need to write down is October

    • Note: the candidate can feel confused between November and October. But if you listen carefully, November is just the thinking of the applicant, and after “…check my CPR card”, the expiration date is actually in October. For that reason, October is the answer we need.

  • 8 Answer: Saturday mornings
    • The keyword concerned in Q8 is “preferred weekly shift”.

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

    • The employer’s question, “When is your ideal time to work?”, suggests that the answer will appear soon. “Ideal time to work” also means “preferred…shift”.

    • Beyond the applicant’s answer, “… I like weekends best-specifically Saturday mornings”, we can realize that “best-specifically” is synonym for “preferred”. Together with the information we need to fill in the blank is time or date, “Saturday mornings” is an accurate answer.

    Note: The candidate can be confused between “weeknights” and “Saturday mornings”. We need to listen carefully. “Weeknights” is the time the applicant works in the restaurant, so it is not the answer.

  • 9 Answer: 6 (o’clock)
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 is “time available”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the information we must write down is time.

    • The employer’s question, “How early could you work Saturday morning?”, suggests that the answer will appear soon.

    • The applicant’s answer, “I can get there by 6.00 if need be”, tells us directly the answer. That is 6.00.

  • 10 Answer: (the) radio
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 is “advertisement source”.

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

    • The employer’s question, “where did you hear about us?”, suggests that the answer will appear soon.

    • The applicant’s answer, “I heard your ad on the radio while I was driving this morning”, tells us directly the information we need. That is radio”.

    • Note: the candidate can feel confused between “radio” and “newspaper”. But if we listen carefully, we can realize that almost people heard the advertisement through the newspaper but for the applicant.

Section 1
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SECTION 1

EMPLOYER: Hello, is this John Murphy?

APPLICANT: Hi, yes it is.

EMPLOYER: Hi John, this is Ed Heisenburg from the Wild Dunes Spa and Resort calling about your application for our lifeguard position. Do you have a few minutes to talk?

APPLICANT: Yes, absolutely.

EMPLOYER: Great. Could you give me your address?

APPLICANT: Sure. My address is 45 Elsinore Court.

EMPLOYER: I’m sorry, was that Eleanor? Could you spell that for me?

APPLICANT: Sure - it’s Elsinore. E-L-S-I-N-O-R-E.

EMPLOYER: Okay, thanks. And is this the number we should reach you at in the future? 099885767?

APPLICANT: No, this is my home phone, but let me give you my mobile phone number instead: 077896245. Call me on that one.

EMPLOYER: Okay - I’ll make a note of that. Could you tell me your availability?

APPLICANT: Sure. I am usually available during afternoons or weekends.I would prefer not to be scheduled on weeknights because I work part-time as a waiter.

EMPLOYER: That shouldn’t be a problem, since we don’t stay open very late anyway. And do you have any other employment experience?

APPLICANT: Yes, I have worked at a few other places. I was the baseball coach at Ridgemont High School last season.

EMPLOYER: I see. And do you have any other experience that you would like us to note on your application?

APPLICANT: Yes. Last year I worked at the beach as a rescue diver.

EMPLOYER: Rescue diver? That sounds intense!

APPLICANT: Well, it’s really just like being a lifeguard, except in the ocean instead of a pool. So kind of like being a lifeguard at the world’s largest pool.

EMPLOYER: Haha. I see.

EMPLOYER: So could you tell me about the relevant skills you have? I’m guessing a lot, given your experience.

APPLICANT: I am CPR certified and have 2 years of diving experience.

EMPLOYER: Great! It sounds like you are well qualified for this position. When does your CPR certification expire?

APPLICANT: Hm. I think in November, but let me quickly check my CPR card ... actually, it expires in October.

EMPLOYER: Okay, so regardless you have it through the end of the summer. When is your ideal time to work?

APPLICANT: Since I work in the restaurant on weeknights, I like weekends best - specifically Saturday mornings.

EMPLOYER: I see. We do already have a lot of staff available on Saturdays, but I do need an early morning shift lifeguard. How early could you work Saturday morning?

APPLICANT: I can get there by 6.00 if need be.

EMPLOYER: You’ll be happy to know we open a little later than that, but I’ll put you down for Saturday mornings here.

APPLICANT: Oh awesome! I can’t wait to get started.

EMPLOYER: How about you come in next Saturday, the 12th?

APPLICANT: That sounds good.

EMPLOYER: Great - we can figure out other shifts for you to work when you come in then. One last thing - just out of curiosity, where did you hear about us?

APPLICANT: I heard your ad on the radio while I was driving this morning.

EMPLOYER: You know, I think you’re the first person who has responded to our radio ads. It’s almost always people who have seen us in the newspaper.

APPLICANT: Yeah, I don’t have time to read through the newspaper every morning. I have plenty of time in the car to listen to radio ads.

EMPLOYER: That makes sense. Well, thanks for your time, and we’ll look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

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