IELTS® Listening Practice 27

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(Section 3: You will hear a conversation between two students who are chatting about the classes they are attending. First, you will have some time to look at questions 22 to 30 [20 seconds]. Listen carefully and answer questions 22 to 30.)

J=Jemma

T=Tony

J: Hi Tony! Good to see you at last! How are you? I haven't seen you for ages. When did you arrive back on campus?

T: Hi Jemma. Good, thanks. I just arrived yesterday. I'm still feeling a bit tired after my journey. How about you?

J: Oh, I've been here for a few days already. I arrived on Saturday. My first lecture is on 15th October and I wanted to get some books out of the library before then.

T: Wow. You're keen! My first lecture is not until 21st.

J: Oh! Lucky you! What are you studying again? I can never remember. Was it Media?

T: No, Psychology. I used to do Media but I changed my courses last term. What are you doing? French, wasn't it? 

J: Yes, I'm regretting it a bit. I wish I'd done Chinese. I think it would be more useful. 

T: Have you got loads of reading to do this term? I looked on the student portal for the reading list this morning and it's huge. I don't know how I will manage to read all those texts.

J: Oh dear. How many are there?

T: More than 60. I didn't count them. What's your list like? 

J: Well, there aren't as many on mine. We've only got 35 this term. They're all in French, though so it will take me ages to read them. I don't know how I'm going to manage.

T: We'll manage. Try not to worry. Have you got your tutorial timetable yet?

J: Yep. They emailed it to us this morning. My first one is on Monday. When's yours?

T: Thursday. Actually, my tutor is really helpful. She gave us some study tips last term and they've really helped me manage all the reading I have to do. 

J: Oh really? Like what?

T: Well, she said if you have lots of articles to read, for example, you don't always have to read the whole article. Just read the summary.

J: You mean the abstract?

T: Exactly. It's like a summary for the whole article. 

J: Hmm. I suppose that makes sense. You can just read the summary to decide if it's useful. If it is, then it's worth spending the time reading the whole article.

T: Exactly. She also said that you should take notes while you read an article, so that you never have to read it twice.

J: Well, that makes a lot of sense. I like that tip!

T: Yes. But she did warn us that we should always write down the author's name and the title of the article too, because we'll need that information for our references.

J: For the bibliography?

T: Right. 

J: Thanks for sharing those tips. I need all the help I can get this term!

T: No problem. Shall we go to the library?

Note the answer requires different grammar than what is stated in the audio.
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