IELTS Listening Practice 53

 
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Questions 1-4

Complete the form below.  

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Tour Booking Form
Name Will Smith
Type of Tour (Example: group tour)
Name of Tour
Length of Tour
Type of Accommodation room
bathroom
Question 5

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write your answers in box 5 on your answer sheet.

5 What is the extra cost of booking a private bedroom?

Questions 6-10

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Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Airport Arrival Booking Form
Airport Stornoway
Date
Pick–up Time
Bags
Flight No.
Credit Card No. 3254
 
This listening practice simulates the first section of the IELTS Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-10.

  • library_books Audio Script

    (Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a male customer and a female staff member about booking a tour. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 5 [20 seconds]. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.)

    M=Maya

    W=Will (Male customer)

    M: Hello, this is the Island Tours booking line. Maya speaking. How may I help you?

    W: Hello, good morning. I’m calling because I want to book a tour. Can you help me to do that?

    M: Of course. Have you decided which type of tour you want to take?

    W: Yes, I’ve downloaded your brochure and decided that the group tour is probably best for me.

    M: Ok, that’s fine. Did you know that we are offering discounts on individual tours this week? It’s 40% off the usual price if you book before Friday.

    W: Oh. I didn’t know that. That’s a very good discount. Hmm.

    M: Would you like me to book you in for an individual tour? The guide will personalise the tour to fit with your preferences.

    W: It does sound tempting but, to be honest, I think it might be more fun to go with a group. Yes, I’ll stick to the group tour, please.

    M: Right. No problem. And what’s the name of the tour you want to go on? The bird watching tour is very popular at this time of year.

    W: Actually, I’m not planning to go for another couple of months but I thought the walking tour sounded more like my thing.

    M: Right, do remember to bring sturdy walking boots for that tour. Some of the paths are quite rough and muddy.

    W: Ok, I will. Thanks.

    M: Now, we have a 2 day and a 3 day option for the walking tours. Which one were you thinking of?

    W: I’d really like to do the 3 day one but I think I’d better stick to 2 days as it’s my first time.

    M: Sure. I’ll book you in for that. What about accommodation? The tour includes an overnight stay in a lodge and you can choose from shared or single accommodation. If you opt for shared you will be in a dormitory with 6 beds.

    W: Hmm, I think I’d prefer my own room.

    M: Fine. So I’ll put you down for a single. And do you need a private bathroom? It’s an extra £35 per night.

    W: No, I’m fine with a shared bathroom.

    M: Ok.

    (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.)

    M: Ok, now, do you want to book an airport collection too? Our driver will pick you up and drop you off at the lodge.

    W: Oh, yes, good idea. That would be much easier than worrying about public transport.

    M: Ok, I’ll book a collection then. So, are you arriving into Stornoway Airport?

    W: That’s right. On the 3rd of August.

    M: Great. And what time does your flight arrive?

    W: Umm … let me just check. I arrive at 11:35 AM.

    M: Right. In that case I’ll book your pick-up slot for after 12 – let’s say 12:15 – that should leave you plenty of time to collect your bags and get to the arrivals area. The airport is quite small so it shouldn’t take you long.

    W: Fine.

    M: Also, do you know how many cases you will have? The driver will bring a car big enough to fit them in, you see.

    M: Oh. Umm, I don’t really know. Probably only one. Does that include hand luggage?

    M: No, just the big suitcases or rucksacks.

    W: Ok, let’s say 2 bags, just in case.

    M: Fine. It’s no problem if you only bring one. And what flight will you be arriving on?

    W: It’s a British Airways flight from Birmingham. The flight number is BA142.

    M: Got it. Can I take your credit card number to pay for the booking?

    W: Yes, just a second. The long card number is 3245 9227 2713 5457.

    M: Great. That payment has been confirmed. So, that’s everything! Enjoy your trip!

    W: Thank, I’m sure I will. Bye!

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Listening Script Vocabulary

(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a male customer and a female staff member about booking a tour. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 5 [20 seconds]. Now listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 5.)

M=Maya

W=Will (Male customer)

M: Hello, this is the Island Tours booking line. Maya speaking. How may I help you?

W: Hello, good morning. I’m calling because I want to book a tour. Can you help me to do that?

M: Of course. Have you decided which type of tour you want to take?

W: Yes, I’ve downloaded your brochure and decided that the group tour is probably best for me.

M: Ok, that’s fine. Did you know that we are offering discounts on individual tours this week? It’s 40% off the usual price if you book before Friday.

W: Oh. I didn’t know that. That’s a very good discount. Hmm.

M: Would you like me to book you in for an individual tour? The guide will personalise the tour to fit with your preferences.

W: It does sound tempting but, to be honest, I think it might be more fun to go with a group. Yes, I’ll stick to the group tour, please.

M: Right. No problem. And what’s the name of the tour you want to go on? The bird watching tour is very popular at this time of year.

W: Actually, I’m not planning to go for another couple of months but I thought the walking tour sounded more like my thing.

M: Right, do remember to bring sturdy walking boots for that tour. Some of the paths are quite rough and muddy.

W: Ok, I will. Thanks.

M: Now, we have a 2 day and a 3 day option for the walking tours. Which one were you thinking of?

W: I’d really like to do the 3 day one but I think I’d better stick to 2 days as it’s my first time.

M: Sure. I’ll book you in for that. What about accommodation? The tour includes an overnight stay in a lodge and you can choose from shared or single accommodation. If you opt for shared you will be in a dormitory with 6 beds.

W: Hmm, I think I’d prefer my own room.

M: Fine. So I’ll put you down for a single. And do you need a private bathroom? It’s an extra £35 per night.

W: No, I’m fine with a shared bathroom.

M: Ok.

(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.)

M: Ok, now, do you want to book an airport collection too? Our driver will pick you up and drop you off at the lodge.

W: Oh, yes, good idea. That would be much easier than worrying about public transport.

M: Ok, I’ll book a collection then. So, are you arriving into Stornoway Airport?

W: That’s right. On the 3rd of August.

M: Great. And what time does your flight arrive?

W: Umm … let me just check. I arrive at 11:35 AM.

M: Right. In that case I’ll book your pick-up slot for after 12 – let’s say 12:15 – that should leave you plenty of time to collect your bags and get to the arrivals area. The airport is quite small so it shouldn’t take you long.

W: Fine.

M: Also, do you know how many cases you will have? The driver will bring a car big enough to fit them in, you see.

M: Oh. Umm, I don’t really know. Probably only one. Does that include hand luggage?

M: No, just the big suitcases or rucksacks.

W: Ok, let’s say 2 bags, just in case.

M: Fine. It’s no problem if you only bring one. And what flight will you be arriving on?

W: It’s a British Airways flight from Birmingham. The flight number is BA142.

M: Got it. Can I take your credit card number to pay for the booking?

W: Yes, just a second. The long card number is 3245 9227 2713 5457.

M: Great. That payment has been confirmed. So, that’s everything! Enjoy your trip!

W: Thank, I’m sure I will. Bye!

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