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Prepare for IELTS General Training Volume 2

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Listening Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 catering costs
  • 2 a special discount
  • 3 adjacent to
  • 4 4,500
  • 5 host
  • 6 wedding band
  • 7 ALIBI CLUB 9731
  • 8 regency tower
  • 9 Monday bookings
  • 10 complimentary
  • 11 A
  • 12 F
  • 13 B
  • 14 E
  • 15 C
  • 16 B
  • 17 C
  • 18 B
  • 19 C
  • 20 C
  • 21 C
  • 22 C
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 C
  • 26 C
  • 27 C
  • 28 A
  • 29 B
  • 30 A
  • 31 more familiar name
  • 32 of the tongue
  • 33 an insight
  • 34 how he feels
  • 35 intentions
  • 36 more simple
  • 37 linguistic slips
  • 38 similar context
  • 39 linguists
  • 40 adequate substitutes

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Introduction of IELTS Reading

The IELTS Reading Academic module consists of three passages totalling approximately 2,500 words. The passages are similar to the kind of articles...

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-10

Questions 1-6

Complete the table below.

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

RESTAURANTS

NAME

LOCATION

PRICING

NOTES

The Royal

Just off Burgundy Road in the heart of the city (Example)

£4,000 to book event room for whole evening including 1

Guests can avail themselves of 2 on rooms at sister premises opposite (Royal Hotel)

Venue 1

3 City Hall

£ 4 to hire out both floors

(i) Capacity to 5 250 guests

(ii) Can arrange for a 6 to be provided

  • 1 Answer: catering costs
    • The keyword concerned in Q1 are “the entire evening”, “£4,000” and “includes.

    • From the question, we should concentrate on the man’s voice. He mentions about the room’s including costs when it’s booked. So, the answer must be “catering costs”.

    Note: The only obstacle is the idiom “the icing on the cake”, which means “something that makes a good situation even better”. After learning the meaning of this idiom, the candidate is expected to pass Q1 with ease.

  • 2 Answer: a special discount
    • The keyword concerned in Q2 should be “perk”, “very close proximity” and “the Royal Hotel”.

    • From the question, we should concentrate on the man’s voice. He addresses Royal Hotel, which is near The Royal restaurant for guests to stay after the wedding. So “a special discount” is a correct answer since wedding guests can avail on that perk.

  • 3 Answer: adjacent to
    • The keyword concerned in Q3 are “Venue 1” and “City Hall”.

    • The woman wants to find a bigger venue, and the man addresses Venue 1. Since City Hall is mentioned in the question, the answer must be "adjacent to" as the man compares the distance between Venue 1 and City Hall.

  • 4 Answer: 4,500
    • From the question, we can assure that the answer must be a price.

    • The man is talking about the rooms and the price when booking in Venue 1. So, the candidate is expected to pass Q4 with ease.

  • 5 Answer: host
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 is “250 guests” and “provided free of charge” in Q6.

    • The man mentions that the venue can host 250 guests and provide a wedding band free of charge. So, it is easy for the candidate to recognize the answers for both questions.

  • 6 Answer: wedding band
    • The keyword concerned in Q5 is “250 guests” and “provided free of charge” in Q6.

    • The man mentions that the venue can host 250 guests and provide a wedding band free of charge. So, it is easy for the candidate to recognize the answers for both questions.

Questions 7-10

Now complete the rest of the table below.

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

7

Inside the 8 the city's tallest building

£10,000, but prepared to offer a 50% discount on 9

10 wedding cake provided

  • 7 Answer: ALIBI CLUB 9731
    • The keyword concerned in Q7 is “any other options”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer is the name of another venue. So, the answer must be “Alibi Club 9731”.

    • It is later confirmed when the man spells the name of the venue.

  • 8 Answer: regency tower
    • The keywords concerned in Q8 are “inside” and “the city's tallest building”.

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

    • The man says that the bar is inside the city’s tallest building, so “Regency Tower” must be the correct answer as it is the name of the building.

  • 9 Answer: Monday bookings
    • The keywords concerned in Q9 are “Monday-evening offer” “50% less than the normal price”.

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

    • The man states that customer can get 50% less than the normal price on Monday-evening offer. So, the correct answer is Monday bookings.

  • 10 Answer: complimentary
    • The keyword concerned in Q9 is “As part of the package”.

    • From the question, we can assume that the answer should mention about a type of wedding cake.

    • The man mentions about the package, indicates that the venue will provide all services for the occasion, including cake. So, the answer should be “complimentary”.

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Section 1
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Section 1

You will hear part of a telephone conversation between a customer and a booking agent. First you have some time to look at questions 1-6. [Pause 30 seconds]

You will see that there is an example that has been done for you. On this occasion only, the conversation relating to this will be played first.

BA (Booking agent): OK, well, based on the date you have set for your big day and the information you've told me about how you would like it to be, I can tell you that I have three suitable venues. Would you like to hear what they are?

C (Customer): Of course!

BA: Well, the first is The Royal, a restaurant located just off Burgundy Road right in the centre of the city.

Narrator: The hotel is located 'just off' Burgundy Road, so you write 'just off' in the space provided. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Listen carefully and answer questions 1-6.

BA (Booking agent): OK, well, based on the date you have set for your big day and the information you've told me about how you would like it to be, I can tell you that I have three suitable venues. Would you like to hear what they are?

C (Customer): Of course!

BA: Well, the first is The Royal, a restaurant located just off Burgundy Road right in the centre of the city.

C: Sounds nice.

BA: There's more; the Royal has its own private event room, which can be booked for the entire evening for only £4,000, and, the icing on the cake: the price I've quoted you includes catering costs.

C: Wow, that's good!

BA: And another perk of booking this restaurant is that it is located in very close proximity to a hotel - the Royal Hotel. Wedding guests who want to stay there overnight will get a special discount on bookings.

C: Right, well that's certainly a factor to consider, though now that I think about it, I’ve been to the Royal before and I found the event room rather cramped with just 100 people inside. My wedding will be attended by more than 200 guests so perhaps we'll need a bigger venue. What else have you got?

BA: We also have Venue 1. That's the establishment adjacent to City Hall. You mentioned that you were looking for more space; well, you can hire out both rooms in this venue for just under £4,500

C: Hmmm. That sounds reasonable.

BA: I think it is - very reasonable. There is one slight issue you may have though; the rooms are on separate floors. Essentially, you will be hiring out both floors of the restaurant for the evening and your guests will, unavoidably, have to be separated into two groups.

C: That's not ideal, is it?

BA: I guess not, but the venue can, at least, host 250 guests. Plus, did I mention that a wedding band can be provided free of charge? 

C: Really?

BA: Yes, the restaurant has a very good house band, which is always available for such occasions as part of the package.

Narrator: Before listening to the rest of the conversation you have some time to look at questions 7-10.

[Pause 30 seconds] Now listen and answer questions 7-10.

C: OK, I'll definitely give it some serious thought. Are there any other options though?

BA: There is the Alibi Club 9731.

C: Erm, how do you spell that? 

BA: A-L-l-B-l, as in the word 'alibi'.

C: That's what I thought. Isn't it a nightclub?

BA: It is many things: a nightclub, bar, wine bar, restaurant, sushi bar, etc. It's a huge place inside the Regency Tower - R-E-G-E-N-C-Y, the city's tallest building, so you are going to be guaranteed spectacular views.

C: Sounds expensive!

BA: It is; £10,000 actually!

C: Oh no no ... that's far too expensive.

BA: Well, there is a Monday-evening offer; Monday bookings get the venue for 50% less than the normal price.

C: OK, that's a bit more realistic, but do I really want to have a Monday wedding?

BA: That's what you've got to decide. As part of the package. they'll also give you a complimentary cake for the occasion.

C: Interesting; well, look, I'll have a think (fading) ...

Narrator: That’s the end of Section 1. You have half a minute to check your answers. [Pause 30 seconds]

Now turn to Section 2.

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