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Master IELTS General Training 4

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Published on: 09 Apr 2019

Listening Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 waiter(s)
  • 2 day off
  • 3 break
  • 4 (free) meal
  • 5 dark (coloured/colored)
  • 6 jacket
  • 7 28 June
  • 8 Urwin
  • 9 12.00 (pm)/noon/mid-day
  • 10 reference
  • 11 A
  • 12 B
  • 13 B
  • 14 C
  • 15 D
  • 16 G
  • 17 B
  • 18 F
  • 19 A
  • 20 E
  • 21 22 B,E
  • 23 24 A,C
  • 25 B
  • 26 C
  • 27 priorities
  • 28 timetable
  • 29 (small) tasks
  • 30 (single) paragraph
  • 31 C
  • 32 B
  • 33 C
  • 34 A
  • 35 B
  • 36 B
  • 37 animal/creature
  • 38 sea/water level(s)
  • 39 hunting
  • 40 creation

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

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

West Bay Hotel – details of job 

  • Newspaper advert for ......temporary...... staff (Example)
  • Vacancies for 1
  • Two shifts
  • Can choose your 2 . (must be the same each week)
  • Pay: £5.50 per hour,  including a 3
  • A 4  is provided in the hotel
  • Total weekly pay: £231
  • Dress: a while shirt and 5  trousers (not supplied) a 6  (supplied)
  • Starting date: 7 .
  • Call Jane 8  (Service Manager) before 9  tomorrow (Tel: 832009)
  • She’ll require a 10
  • 1 Answer: waiter(s)
    • The keyword concerned in Q1 must be “kinds of staff”.

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

    • As the man asks to tell him the kinds of staff recruited, the woman respond that they are looking for waiters at that moment. In other words, it is vacancies for waiters. Therefore, the answer for Q1 must be “waiter(s) ”.

    Note: the woman also mentions another kind of staff, a cook, but it’s already been taken. Then, we can’t consider the cook to be looked for.

  • 2 Answer: day off
    • The keywords concerned in Q2 must be “What about time off” and “the same one every week”.

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

    • After getting the information about two shifts, we are being informed of the answer. As the man asks the woman for the time off, accordingly, she replies that the man will get one day off and it has to be the same one every week. From that point, we are aware that the answer for Q2 must be “”.

    Note: it = day off

  • 3 Answer: break
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 must be “the rates of pay”.

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

    • We acknowledge that the needed information is right after the rates of pay, so that we pay attention to that information. It is likely that it is a policy in the salary. Based on the keyword “that includes a”, obviously, we can know that the answer for Q3 must be “break”.

  • 4 Answer: (free) meal
    • The keywords concerned in Q4 must be “Do I have to go home to eat or” and “in the hotel”.

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

    • As the man asks whether he has to go home to eat, it implies that if there is a meal provided in the hotel for the staff or not. Then, the woman’s response confirms our prediction. She said that the man can get a meal in the hotel. In other words, a meal is provided in the hotel. Therefore, the answer for Q4 must be “meal”.

  • 5 Answer: dark (coloured/colored)
    • The keywords concerned in Q5 must be “is there a uniform” or “What about clothes?” and “a white shirt”.

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

    • As the man asks the woman whether there is a uniform, we ensure that the needed information is appearing. After the woman talks about “a white shirt”, what is more, she mentions trousers. It is “dark trousers”, not green or anything like that. Therefore, the answer for Q5 must be “dark”.

  • 6 Answer: jacket
    • The keywords concerned in Q6 must be “What about anything else? Do I need a waistcoat or anything?” and “the hotel lends you that”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a kind of clothes.

    • After getting the information about the shirt and trousers, the man asks the woman whether he need a waistcoat or anything else. It means that the answer for Q6 is about to appear. Accordingly, the woman said that the man has to wear a jacket. She also added the hotel lends the man the jacket. In other words, the jacket is supplied by the hotel. Therefore, the answer for Q6 must be “jacket”.

  • 7 Answer: 28 June
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 must be “what the starting date is”.

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

    • As the man asks the woman the starting date, she replies that it’s sometime around the end of June. Then, she added the exact date, the 28th. Therefore, the answer for Q7 must be “28th June”.

    Note: the date must include the number of the date and month to locate the exact time.

  • 8 Answer: Urwin
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 must be “you can call again” and “Her name’s Jane Urwin”.

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

    • As the woman mention “call” and the title of a person “Service Manager”, we are aware that the needed information for Q8 is about to appear. Obviously, the Service Manager is Jane Urwin. Therefore, the answer for Q8 must be “Urwin”.

  • 9 Answer: 12.00 (pm)/noon/mid-day
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 must be “when’s the best time to ring”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer must be a word of time.

    • As the man asks the woman the best time to ring, she responds whether he can call tomorrow. Then, the woman added that the Service Manager usually starts checking the rooms at midday, so before then if the man can. In other words, the man should call before midday. Therefore, the answer for Q9 must be “midday”.

    Note: 12.00 (p.m), noon, midday are interchangeable.

  • 10 Answer: reference
    • The keyword concerned in Q10 must be “she will ask you for”.

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

    • As the woman said that the Service Manager will ask the man for, we are aware that the answer is about to appear because “ask for” is the same as “require”. Therefore, the answer for Q10 must be “reference”.

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WOMAN: Hello, West Bay Hotel. Can I help you?

MAN: Oh, good morning. I’m ringing about your advertisement in the Evening Gazette.

WOMAN: Is that the one for temporary staff?

MAN: That’s right.

WOMAN: Yes. I’m afraid the person who’s dealing with that isn’t in today, but I can give you the main details if you like.

MAN: Yes, please. Could you tell me what kinds of  staff you are looking for?

WOMAN: We’re looking for waiters at the moment. There was one post for a cook, but that’s already been taken.

MAN: Oh right. Ermm, what are the hours of work?

WOMAN: There are two different shifts – there’s a day shift from 7 to 2 and a late shift from 4 till 11.

MAN: And can people choose which one they want to do?

WOMAN: Not normally, because everyone would choose the day shift I suppose. You alternate from one week to another.

MAN: Okay. I’m just writing all this down. What about time off?

WOMAN:  You get one day off and I think you can negotiate which one you want, it’s more or less up to you. But it has to be the same one every week.

MAN: Do you know what the rates of pay are?

WOMAN: Yes, I’ve got them here. You get £5.50 an hour, and that includes a break.

MAN: Do I have to go home to eat or…

WOMAN: You don’t have to. You can get a meal in the hotel if you want to, and there’s no charge for it so you might as well.

MAN: Oh good. Yes, so let’s see. I’d get er, two hundred  and twenty one, no, two hundred and thirty one pounds  a week?

WOMAN: You’d also get tips-our guests tend to be quite generous.

MAN: Ern, is there a uniform? What about clothes?

WOMAN: Yes, I forgot to mention that. You need to wear a white shirt, just a plain one, and dark trousers. You know, not  green or anything like that. And we don’t supply those.

MAN: That’s okay, I’ve got trousers, I’d just have to buy a couple of shirts. What about anything else? Do I need a waistcoat or anything?

WOMAN: You have to wear a jacket, but the hotel lends you that.

MAN: I see. Er, one last thing – I don’t know what the starting date is.

WOMAN: Just a minute, I think it’s sometime around the end of June. Yes, the 28th, in time for the summer.

MAN: That’s great. I’m available from the 10th.

WOMAN: Oh good. Well, if you can call again you need to speak to the Service Manager. Her name’s Jane Urwin, that’s U-R-W-I-N, and she’ll probably arrange to meet you.

MAN: Okay. And when’s the best time to ring?

WOMAN: Could you call tomorrow? Um, she usually starts checking the rooms at midday, so before then if you can, so she’ll  have more time to chat. I’ll just give you her number because she’s got a direct line.

MAN: Thanks.

WOMAN: It’s 832 double – 0 9.

MAN: 823 double -0 9?

WOMAN: 832

MAN: Oh, okay. Yes, I’ll do that.

WOMAN:  And by the way, she will ask you for a reference, so you might like to be thinking about that. You know, just someone who knows you and can vouch for you.

MAN: Yes, no problem. Well, thanks very much for your help.

WOMAN:  You’re welcome. Bye.

MAN: Bye.

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