IELTS Listening Practice 87

 
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Questions 22-25

Complete the table below.  

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Toby Jemima
Subject Graphic Design
No. books on reading list
First tutorial Monday
Questions 26-30

Complete the table below.  

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Tips for reading articles
- Read the to decide if it’s .
- Take when you read an article so that you don’t have to
- Write down the author’s and the title of the article for the references.
 
This listening practice simulates the third section of the IELTS Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 22-30.

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

    J=Jemima

    T=Toby

    J: Hi Toby! It’s nice to see you at last! How are you? I was hoping I’d bump into you. When did you arrive back on campus?

    T: Hi Jemima. I’m fine, thanks. I just got back this morning. I’m exhausted after my journey. I’m just on my way to get some coffee. How about you?

    J: Oh, well I’ve been here for a few days now. I arrived on Friday. My first lecture is on 11th October and I wanted to reserve some books on the reading list at the library so I can do some reading in preparation.

    T: You’re keen! My first lecture is not until 15th.

    J: Lucky you! You have plenty of time. Which course did you decide on in the end? Was it Multi Media?

    T: No, I went for Graphic Design. I was planning to do Multi Media but there are more places available on Graphic Design. What are you doing? Arabic, wasn’t it?

    J: Yes, I’m not sure if I’ve made the right choice though. Perhaps I should have Chinese. I wonder if it would be more useful. Or German – that would be easier.

    T: I’m sure you’ve made the right decision. Arabic is very useful. Have you got lots of reading to do this term? I looked on the student portal for my reading list this morning and it’s really long. I don’t know how I will manage to read all of those texts.

    J: Oh dear. How many are there.

    T: More than 50. I didn’t count them. What's your list like?

    J: Oh, not as bad as yours. We’ve only got 15 this term. Some of them are in Arabic 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 yet. Have you got your tutorial timetable yet?

    J: Yep. I downloaded it this morning. My first one is on Friday. When’s yours?

    T: Monday. I’m really happy I got the same tutor as last term. She’s 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? Can you share them with me? I could do with some tips.

    T: Of course. So, she said you don’t always have to read the whole article, especially if you have lots on your reading list. You just have to read the abstract.

    J: Oh really? The abstract is the summary at the start, right?

    T: That’s right.

    J: But won’t you miss lots of important information?

    T: Well, no because it’s a summary of the whole article so you read it to find out if it’s relevant and whether it’s worthwhile you reading the whole thing.

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

    T: Exactly. She also advised us to take notes while reading an article so that you never have to read it again. You just re-read your notes.

    J: Well, that makes a lot of sense. That’s a good tip!

    T: Yes. But if you make notes, remember to always write down the author’s details and the title of the article too because you’ll need that information for the bibliography.

    J: Ah, yes. That’s true. Thanks so much for sharing those tips. I hope they’ll help me get through all my reading.

    T: No problem. Shall we go to the library to reserve those books? We can stop for coffee on the way.

    J: Good idea.

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Listening Script Vocabulary

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

J=Jemima

T=Toby

J: Hi Toby! It’s nice to see you at last! How are you? I was hoping I’d bump into you. When did you arrive back on campus?

T: Hi Jemima. I’m fine, thanks. I just got back this morning. I’m exhausted after my journey. I’m just on my way to get some coffee. How about you?

J: Oh, well I’ve been here for a few days now. I arrived on Friday. My first lecture is on 11th October and I wanted to reserve some books on the reading list at the library so I can do some reading in preparation.

T: You’re keen! My first lecture is not until 15th.

J: Lucky you! You have plenty of time. Which course did you decide on in the end? Was it Multi Media?

T: No, I went for Graphic Design. I was planning to do Multi Media but there are more places available on Graphic Design. What are you doing? Arabic, wasn’t it?

J: Yes, I’m not sure if I’ve made the right choice though. Perhaps I should have Chinese. I wonder if it would be more useful. Or German – that would be easier.

T: I’m sure you’ve made the right decision. Arabic is very useful. Have you got lots of reading to do this term? I looked on the student portal for my reading list this morning and it’s really long. I don’t know how I will manage to read all of those texts.

J: Oh dear. How many are there.

T: More than 50. I didn’t count them. What's your list like?

J: Oh, not as bad as yours. We’ve only got 15 this term. Some of them are in Arabic 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 yet. Have you got your tutorial timetable yet?

J: Yep. I downloaded it this morning. My first one is on Friday. When’s yours?

T: Monday. I’m really happy I got the same tutor as last term. She’s 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? Can you share them with me? I could do with some tips.

T: Of course. So, she said you don’t always have to read the whole article, especially if you have lots on your reading list. You just have to read the abstract.

J: Oh really? The abstract is the summary at the start, right?

T: That’s right.

J: But won’t you miss lots of important information?

T: Well, no because it’s a summary of the whole article so you read it to find out if it’s relevant and whether it’s worthwhile you reading the whole thing.

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

T: Exactly. She also advised us to take notes while reading an article so that you never have to read it again. You just re-read your notes.

J: Well, that makes a lot of sense. That’s a good tip!

T: Yes. But if you make notes, remember to always write down the author’s details and the title of the article too because you’ll need that information for the bibliography.

J: Ah, yes. That’s true. Thanks so much for sharing those tips. I hope they’ll help me get through all my reading.

T: No problem. Shall we go to the library to reserve those books? We can stop for coffee on the way.

J: Good idea.

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