IELTS Listening Practice 77

 
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Questions 1-5

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Water Sports Booking Form
Name Wendy James
Nationality (Example: Australian)
Date of Birth Day: 21st
Month:
Year:
Date of arrival
Choice of water sports water
Questions 6-10

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Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Airport Collection Booking Form
Airport Exeter
Arrival from
Collection Time
Collection Place
Credit Card No.
Mobile No.
 
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 a travel agent and a female customer. 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=Mary

    W=Wendy

    M: Good morning, this is the Aquaventure booking line. This is Mary speaking. How can I help you?

    W: Hi, good morning. I’m ringing to book a water sports holiday for this summer.

    M: Sure … let’s see. Yes, we have lots of places still available. Which location are you planning to visit?

    W: The centre in Devon, if possible.

    M: Yes, that’s no problem. We have places there too. I just need to fill out an application form for you before I make the booking.

    W: Ok that’s fine.

    M: Right, first, what’s your nationality?

    W: I’m Australian.

    M: Right. And your date of birth?

    W: It’s the 21st of March 1996.

    M: Thanks. And which dates shall I book you in for?

    W: I was thinking I’d arrive on 3rd July and stay for 2 weeks.

    M: Right. Just a second. Ok, now, unfortunately, that’s our busiest period as the school holidays start that week and our prices go up by 50% for those 2 weeks you’ve asked for. Is that ok?

    W: Oh no! That’s a shame. Well, I’d rather not pay so much extra, to be honest. What about if I came the week before?

    M: The 25th June? Let me have a look for you. Right, what I’d recommend if you’d prefer to avoid the school holiday premium is to arrive on 21st June. That way there’s no additional cost.

    W: Ok, well actually, that would be fine.

    M: Fine. I’ll book you in then. And have you decided what kinds of water sports you’d like to do?  

    W: Yes, water skiing for sure. I can’t wait to do that.

    M: Ok, and you have one more choice.  

    W: I’d like to try sailing but I’ve never done it before. Will that be a problem?

    M: Ah, I’m afraid you have to have an introductory certificate to do the sailing course. What about kayaking?

    W: Mmm, I’ve done that before. I was hoping to try something new. What about diving? Can I do that as a beginner?

    M: Absolutely. I’ll put you down for that, then.

    (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: Right. Now, shall I arrange for you to be picked up from the airport or will you make your own way here?

    W: Umm, I was thinking about hiring a car at the airport but actually, since my flight arrives quite late it might be a better idea to book a pick-up.

    M: Ok, I can do that. So, collection from which airport? Exeter?

    W: Yes. That’s right. And I’m arriving from London City.

    M: And you said you’re arriving on the 3rd July?

    W: Yes. Oh! No, it will be 21st June now.

    M: Right, I forgot about that. And do you know what time your flight will be arriving?

    W: Well, I haven’t booked it yet, obviously, but all the flight into Exeter from London seem to arrive at 11.20 pm.

    M: Right. In that case, I’ll book your pick-up slot for after 11.30 – let’s say 11.45 – that way you’ll have plenty of time to collect your suitcases and get to the arrivals area. And if when you book your ticket you find you’re arriving at a different time, just give me a call back and I’ll update the booking form for you.

    W: That sounds fine. Thank you.

    M: Oh, that reminds me, the driver will wait for you at the Information Desk.

    W: Fine.

    M: Great. Can I take your credit card number for payment?

    W: Yes, it’s 1433 8527 6497 5810.

    M: Great. That’s payment has been accepted. I’d better take you mobile number too in case out driver needs to call you.

    W: Sure. It’s 07656 039227.

    M: Thanks. So, I think that’s everything! Remember to let me know if your flight arrival time changes, and I’ll email you a receipt for your airport collection now.

    W: Great. Thanks for your help. Bye!

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Listening Script Vocabulary

(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a travel agent and a female customer. 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=Mary

W=Wendy

M: Good morning, this is the Aquaventure booking line. This is Mary speaking. How can I help you?

W: Hi, good morning. I’m ringing to book a water sports holiday for this summer.

M: Sure … let’s see. Yes, we have lots of places still available. Which location are you planning to visit?

W: The centre in Devon, if possible.

M: Yes, that’s no problem. We have places there too. I just need to fill out an application form for you before I make the booking.

W: Ok that’s fine.

M: Right, first, what’s your nationality?

W: I’m Australian.

M: Right. And your date of birth?

W: It’s the 21st of March 1996.

M: Thanks. And which dates shall I book you in for?

W: I was thinking I’d arrive on 3rd July and stay for 2 weeks.

M: Right. Just a second. Ok, now, unfortunately, that’s our busiest period as the school holidays start that week and our prices go up by 50% for those 2 weeks you’ve asked for. Is that ok?

W: Oh no! That’s a shame. Well, I’d rather not pay so much extra, to be honest. What about if I came the week before?

M: The 25th June? Let me have a look for you. Right, what I’d recommend if you’d prefer to avoid the school holiday premium is to arrive on 21st June. That way there’s no additional cost.

W: Ok, well actually, that would be fine.

M: Fine. I’ll book you in then. And have you decided what kinds of water sports you’d like to do?  

W: Yes, water skiing for sure. I can’t wait to do that.

M: Ok, and you have one more choice.  

W: I’d like to try sailing but I’ve never done it before. Will that be a problem?

M: Ah, I’m afraid you have to have an introductory certificate to do the sailing course. What about kayaking?

W: Mmm, I’ve done that before. I was hoping to try something new. What about diving? Can I do that as a beginner?

M: Absolutely. I’ll put you down for that, then.

(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: Right. Now, shall I arrange for you to be picked up from the airport or will you make your own way here?

W: Umm, I was thinking about hiring a car at the airport but actually, since my flight arrives quite late it might be a better idea to book a pick-up.

M: Ok, I can do that. So, collection from which airport? Exeter?

W: Yes. That’s right. And I’m arriving from London City.

M: And you said you’re arriving on the 3rd July?

W: Yes. Oh! No, it will be 21st June now.

M: Right, I forgot about that. And do you know what time your flight will be arriving?

W: Well, I haven’t booked it yet, obviously, but all the flight into Exeter from London seem to arrive at 11.20 pm.

M: Right. In that case, I’ll book your pick-up slot for after 11.30 – let’s say 11.45 – that way you’ll have plenty of time to collect your suitcases and get to the arrivals area. And if when you book your ticket you find you’re arriving at a different time, just give me a call back and I’ll update the booking form for you.

W: That sounds fine. Thank you.

M: Oh, that reminds me, the driver will wait for you at the Information Desk.

W: Fine.

M: Great. Can I take your credit card number for payment?

W: Yes, it’s 1433 8527 6497 5810.

M: Great. That’s payment has been accepted. I’d better take you mobile number too in case out driver needs to call you.

W: Sure. It’s 07656 039227.

M: Thanks. So, I think that’s everything! Remember to let me know if your flight arrival time changes, and I’ll email you a receipt for your airport collection now.

W: Great. Thanks for your help. Bye!

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