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Master IELTS General Training 2

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Published on: 04 Sep 2018

Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Buwal
  • 2 16 Birdgeway Road
  • 3 25/05/1983
  • 4 Engineering
  • 5 one/1
  • 6 A4
  • 7 500,000
  • 8 silent
  • 9 books and reports
  • 10 video and DVD
  • 11 31/10
  • 12 one/1 month
  • 13 (the) original
  • 14 16 A,D,F
  • 17 Home Office website
  • 18 recorded delivery
  • 19 Immigration Advisory Service
  • 20 (a) few days
  • 21 application form
  • 22 academic background
  • 23 Geography
  • 24 independent
  • 25 third year
  • 26 human geography
  • 27 (the) summer
  • 28 (the) climate
  • 29 vegetation
  • 30 Development Studies
  • 31 Great Britain
  • 32 north and west
  • 33 lakes
  • 34 coastline
  • 35 food processing
  • 36 rain and fog
  • 37 April
  • 38 (the) east
  • 39 Scotland,parts of Scotland
  • 40 the carly spring@carly spring

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-4

Complete the following information.

Surname

1

Given name

Garba

Local address

2

Home address

Lagos, Nigeria

Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy

3

Course

MSc 4

  • 1 Answer: Buwal
    • The keywords concerned in Q1 must be “Surname” and “First name.

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

    • The Librarian said: “..your first name is Garba - G-A-R-B-A - and your surname is Buwal -....”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q1 is “Buwal”.

    NOTE:

    • The synonyms of “surname” are family name and last name.

    • The synonyms of “first name” are given name and Christian name

     

  • 2 Answer: 16 Birdgeway Road
  • 3 Answer: 25/05/1983
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 must be “date of birth”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must include date, month and year.

    • The student said: 25 May 1983?”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q3 is “25 May 1983”.

  • 4 Answer: Engineering
    • The keyword concerned in Q4 must be “course”.

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

    • The Librarian said: Which course are you on?”. Then, the student spoke: “MSc Engineering”. Since “MSc” has been given, the answer for Q4 is “Engineering”.

Questions 5-7

Answer the following questions using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS for each answer.

How many other UK universities have libraries open 24 hours?

5

What size photocopies are available at the library?

6

How many entries are there on the library database?

7

  • 5 Answer: one/1
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 must be “library” and “open 24 hours”.

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

    • The Librarian said: “We are only the second university in the UK to offer this service. …?”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q5 is “one” or “1”.

    NOTE:

    Our answer may be “2” because we heard that “second university in the UK …”. However, the question is “How many other UK universities …”. So, “2” is not correct.

  • 6 Answer: A4
    • The keyword concerned in Q6 must be “size photocopies”.

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

    • The Librarian said: “… pence for colour. Only A4-sized copies are available …”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q6 is “A4”.

  • 7 Answer: 500,000
    • The keywords concerned in Q7 must be “entries” and “database”.

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

    • The Librarian said: “…have a database of all books, newspapers, magazines and reports in the library - about half a million entries in …”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q7 is “half a million“ or “500,000”.

Questions 8-10

Complete the following sentences using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.

It is not necessary to be 8 on the lower floor of the libraiy.

On the upper floor of the library are 9

It is not always necessary to make an appointment to use the 10 room.

  • 8 Answer: silent
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 must be “not necessary” and “lower floor”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be an adjective/adverb. Because the answer is behind “to be”.

    • The Librarian said: “magazines. Users are not required to be silent in this part of the library, but …?”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q8 is “silent”.

  • 9 Answer: books and reports
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 must be “upper floor”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be nouns. Because the answer is behind “are”

    • The Librarian said: “minimum. Upstairs, there are all the books and reports?”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q9 is “books and reports”.

    NOTE: The synonym of “upper floor” is “upstairs”.

  • 10 Answer: video and DVD
    • The keywords concerned in Q10 must be “not always necessary”, “make an appointment” and “use … room”.

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

    • The Librarian said: “…That’s the video and DVD room. We … can view, but usually an appointment needs to be made in advance. However, this is not necessary if the room is not in use.”.

    • Thus, the answer for Q10 is “video and DVD”.

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Student:    Good morning. I’d like to join the library, please.

Librarian: Of course. Can I just see your student card?

Student:    Here you are.

Librarian: Thank you. Let me just check - your first name is Garba - G-A-R-B-A - and your surname is Buwal - B-U-W-A-L.

Student:    That’s right.

Librarian: Can I just get some additional information from you for our database? It won’t take long.

Student:    Sure.

Librarian: Could I have your address, please?

Student:    Here? In Newtown?

Librarian: Yes.

Student:    16 Bridgeway Road.

Librarian: Is Bridgeway written as one word?

Student:    Yes, it is.

Librarian: Thank you. Which city are you from? Just the city - I don’t need the full address.

Student:    I’m from Lagos in Nigeria.

Librarian: And your date of birth?

Student:    25 May 1983.

Librarian: Which course are you on?

Student:    MSc Engineering.

Librarian: Thank you. That’s all the personal data I need. Your library card will be ready tomorrow. Would you like to pick it up here or shall I send it to your department?

Student:    I’ll pick it up here. Could I just ask you a few questions?

Librarian: Of course. What would you like to know?

Student:    I heard that the library is open 24 hours a day - is that correct?

Librarian: It will be from 1 October, but now we’re only open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. because this week is only for orientation - there are no formal classes at the university.

Student:    I see. It’s very unusual to have a library that’s open 24 hours.

Librarian: We are only the second university in the UK to offer this service. It was instantly popular when we introduced it on 1 March last academic year.

Student:    What facilities are available here? I missed the orientation, I’m afraid.

Librarian: Well, you can see the three photocopiers over there by the large desk. The one nearest us is a colour copier.

Student:    How much does it cost to make copies?

Librarian: Five pence for black and white and ten pence for colour. Only A4-sized copies are available. On the other side of the room, by the windows, you can see the computers. They have a database of all books, newspapers, magazines and reports in the library - about half a million entries in all.

Student:    Are they connected to the Internet?

Librarian: No. We found that too many students wanted to use them. Besides, it’s cheap and easy for students to get an Internet connection in their accommodation.

Student:    Those stairs lead to the rest of the library?

Librarian: Yes. On this floor, we have newspapers and magazines. Users are not required to be silent in this part of the library, but we do ask that noise be kept to a minimum. Upstairs, there are all the books and reports.

Student:    What’s that room at the end there?

Librarian: You mean at the opposite end of the room to my desk? That’s the video and DVD room. We have a small selection of videos and DVDs that students can view, but usually an appointment needs to be made in advance. However, this is not necessary if the room is not in use.

Student:    Well, thank you very much.

Librarian: My pleasure.

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