IELTS Listening Practice 17

 
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Questions 1-10

Complete the table below.  

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Ali
What he thought of the film Example         boring
Type of ticket
What he thought about the cinema
What he thought about the discussion
Next film he wants to see The King
Problems with booking tickets
Suggestions for improving the website
Jane
Name of the first film she saw
Type of ticket
Number of people in her group
What she thought of the cinema
Suggestions for improving the experience
 
This listening practice simulates the first section of the IELTS Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-10.

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    (Section 1: You will hear a conversation between two students and a journalist for the student newspaper who wants to ask for information about a Film Festival. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 5 [20 seconds]. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.)

    I=Interviewer

    A = Ali

    J = Jane

    I: Hello, Ali. How are you?

    A: I’m fine, thanks.

    I: Hi Jane. How about you?

    J: Not too bad.

    I: Great. Now, as I explained on the phone, I’m a journalist for the student newspaper and I’m writing an article about the Film Festival that started yesterday. I know that you’ve both been to see a couple of films already and I’d like to ask you about your experiences of the festival so far – what you thought about the films on offer, how you find the venues etc. Is that ok?

    A: Sure.

    J: Yes, I’m happy to share my views.

    I: Great. So, Ali, I’ll start with you because I know you’ve seen a film that I’d like to see myself and I’m interested to hear what you thought of it. What did you think of ‘Dark Horse’?

    A: Hmm, well to be honest, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found it a bit boring. I wouldn’t recommend it. I thought it was a waste of 2 hours.

    I: Oh really? Well that’s a shame. I was looking forward to seeing it.

    A: Yeah. You might have a different opinion, of course, but I was disappointed and a bit annoyed too because I bought a student discount ticket which means I can only watch one film per day so I couldn’t even see a different film later on that day.

    I: Right. And which venue did you go to watch the film?

    A: It was the Roxy Cinema. It’s cold and dirty there. I didn’t like it at all.

    I: That’s a shame. You didn’t have much luck, did you? And what about the discussion after the film? Did you enjoy that?

    A: Yes, that was interesting. They had some good speakers and the organisers chose me to ask a question.

    I: Great. So what are you planning to see next?

    A: I think ‘The King’. It’s the sequel to ‘The Prince’ that was released in 2015. The only thing is that when I tried to book a ticket this morning, the website was down.

    I: Right, you’d better try again later.

    A: Yes, I will. I wanted to book a ticket by phone instead but the box office phone number wasn’t on the website. They should really update the website to include the phone number.

    I: Mmm, I agree. Thanks, Ali. That was really helpful. I’ll move on to Jane now.

    (Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you will have some time to look at questions 6 to 10 [20 seconds]. Now, listen and answer questions 6 to 10.)

    I: Hi Jane. I hope you are having a better experience at the Film Festival than Ali.  Which film did you see yesterday?

    J: Umm, yesterday I went to see ‘Rex’. That was really good. But the day before I saw a Canadian Film called ‘The Zoo’ and that was just fantastic.

    I: Great. So you would recommend ‘The Zoo’?

    J: Yeah, definitely. It was so funny.

    I: And did you have any problems with the ticket website like Ali did?

    J: Not with the website, no. I had booked an advanced group ticket that admits up to 6 people if they arrive all together.

    I: Good idea.

    J: Well, not really, because in the end I could only find 3 friends who wanted to see the film so we were only 4 people in total and the price of the ticket worked out to be quite expensive in the end.

    I: Right, I see. And what did you think of the venue?

    J: Well, we went to the Film House. It’s new and comfortable. The seats were really spacious.  

    I: Hmm, yes, it’s a nice cinema. And do you have any suggestions for improving the Film Festival?

    J: Hmm, well, I would have liked to buy some popcorn to eat during the film but there weren’t any refreshments on sale. So I think it would be nice if they could sell refreshments.

    C: Right. Well, thank you both very much for your feedback. It will be really helpful for my article.

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Listening Script Vocabulary

(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between two students and a journalist for the student newspaper who wants to ask for information about a Film Festival. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 5 [20 seconds]. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.)

I=Interviewer

A = Ali

J = Jane

I: Hello, Ali. How are you?

A: I’m fine, thanks.

I: Hi Jane. How about you?

J: Not too bad.

I: Great. Now, as I explained on the phone, I’m a journalist for the student newspaper and I’m writing an article about the Film Festival that started yesterday. I know that you’ve both been to see a couple of films already and I’d like to ask you about your experiences of the festival so far – what you thought about the films on offer, how you find the venues etc. Is that ok?

A: Sure.

J: Yes, I’m happy to share my views.

I: Great. So, Ali, I’ll start with you because I know you’ve seen a film that I’d like to see myself and I’m interested to hear what you thought of it. What did you think of ‘Dark Horse’?

A: Hmm, well to be honest, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I found it a bit boring. I wouldn’t recommend it. I thought it was a waste of 2 hours.

I: Oh really? Well that’s a shame. I was looking forward to seeing it.

A: Yeah. You might have a different opinion, of course, but I was disappointed and a bit annoyed too because I bought a student discount ticket which means I can only watch one film per day so I couldn’t even see a different film later on that day.

I: Right. And which venue did you go to watch the film?

A: It was the Roxy Cinema. It’s cold and dirty there. I didn’t like it at all.

I: That’s a shame. You didn’t have much luck, did you? And what about the discussion after the film? Did you enjoy that?

A: Yes, that was interesting. They had some good speakers and the organisers chose me to ask a question.

I: Great. So what are you planning to see next?

A: I think ‘The King’. It’s the sequel to ‘The Prince’ that was released in 2015. The only thing is that when I tried to book a ticket this morning, the website was down.

I: Right, you’d better try again later.

A: Yes, I will. I wanted to book a ticket by phone instead but the box office phone number wasn’t on the website. They should really update the website to include the phone number.

I: Mmm, I agree. Thanks, Ali. That was really helpful. I’ll move on to Jane now.

(Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you will have some time to look at questions 6 to 10 [20 seconds]. Now, listen and answer questions 6 to 10.)

I: Hi Jane. I hope you are having a better experience at the Film Festival than Ali.  Which film did you see yesterday?

J: Umm, yesterday I went to see ‘Rex’. That was really good. But the day before I saw a Canadian Film called ‘The Zoo’ and that was just fantastic.

I: Great. So you would recommend ‘The Zoo’?

J: Yeah, definitely. It was so funny.

I: And did you have any problems with the ticket website like Ali did?

J: Not with the website, no. I had booked an advanced group ticket that admits up to 6 people if they arrive all together.

I: Good idea.

J: Well, not really, because in the end I could only find 3 friends who wanted to see the film so we were only 4 people in total and the price of the ticket worked out to be quite expensive in the end.

I: Right, I see. And what did you think of the venue?

J: Well, we went to the Film House. It’s new and comfortable. The seats were really spacious.  

I: Hmm, yes, it’s a nice cinema. And do you have any suggestions for improving the Film Festival?

J: Hmm, well, I would have liked to buy some popcorn to eat during the film but there weren’t any refreshments on sale. So I think it would be nice if they could sell refreshments.

C: Right. Well, thank you both very much for your feedback. It will be really helpful for my article.

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