Cambridge IELTS 2 Listening Test 4Sep 10, 2023
Cambridge IELTS 2 by Cambridge University Local Examinations Syndicate published by Cambridge University Press 2000. This recording is copyrighted on cassette 2 side 2
test4. You will listen to several different recordings and will have to answer questions about what you hear there. It will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have the opportunity to check your work. All recordings will be played once. The exam alone consists of four sections. Write all your answers on the
listeningquestion booklet at the end of the exam. You will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet.
Now move on to section one. Section one. Paul is renting an apartment. He has some problems with the property and has decided to report them to the housing agency first. You have some time to review. questions one and two you will see that there is an example that has been made for you on this occasion only the conversation related to this will be played first good morning mic house agency good morning I am calling you about the problems I have been having with my apartment yes, of course , s-m-i-l-e-y Paul's last name is smiley, so Smiley has been written in the box.
Now we will begin. You must answer the questions while
listeningbecause you will not listen to the recording a second time. Now listen carefully to the conversation and answer the questions. one and two good morning mic house agency good morning I'm calling about the problems I've been having with my apartment smiley sm i l e y Apartment 2 16 Rose Lane and that's in Newton oh yes I know the property could I ask how long? The lease is for one year, you moved in last week, June 27th, before the conversation continues, you have some time to look at questions three to ten, now listen carefully and answer questions three to ten. and what are the problems you have had. okay, nothing is really dangerous or anything, but you know, it's been building up, yeah, sure, well, first thing is the washing machine, it's been leaking a little bit and it's starting to get worse because we have a little boy and we really need. to do it immediately hey that is a washing machine for immediate repair and then there is a minor problem with the kitchen, the door is broken, it is nothing serious and it can be used, but if you can send someone in the next few weeks, more or less, That would be great, so we're worried about all the windows, no, but they don't have locks and, you know, with insurance these days, oh, that's not really urgent, but you never know when there's going to be a break, we'll get it.
I'll do that for you next week, don't worry, and then there's the bathroom light, it's getting quite annoying, it flickers a lot and gives me headaches. I would really like it to be replaced immediately, no problem and then the last thing on the list is the kitchen curtains, they are torn. Oh, sure, we have enough. Yes, that would be fine. Anything else. No, that's fine. I'll be gone for a short time. Well, tell us your preferred times. Well, the best time. It's about one o'clock. I'll have to check it out and then anytime until 5 p.m. m.
It would be good. Well, I took note of that. Very good, thank you very much for your help. Alright. Thanks for calling. Bye bye. Bye, this is the end of section one. Now you will have half a minute to check your answers. Now move on to section two. In section two you will hear a recreation officer at a resort tell guests about their accommodation and the activities available. First, you have some. It's time to look at questions 11 to 15. Now listen carefully to the first part of the talk and answer questions 11 to 15. Alright, hello everyone, my name is Jody and I'm one of four recreation officers here at Rainforest Lodge, my job. is to make sure that everyone has a great stay here with us and leaves feeling relaxed and refreshed, as you can see we are literally in the middle of nowhere in the hostel there are no newspapers or televisions and there is only one telephone and that is in the office, the hostel is a complete getaway from it all, experience a place to relax and appreciate the world without many interruptions and distractions.
From the balcony of your cabin you will discover that you cannot see anyone else and that the only noise you hear is the birds. When your luggage arrives, one of the guys will take it to your cabin and make sure you know the way back to the main center for dinner at the restaurant. Dinner will be served in about an hour. All the schedules of each day's activities are printed on the blue sheet that you should have in the information guides that were given to you on the bus. Each Explorer trip has a different Focus, so it doesn't matter how many you do or on what day, because there is always something new to discover in the jungle.
Tomorrow I think we still have places left on the Orchids and Mushrooms tour, this one is on foot and takes you to different parts of the jungle or if you prefer there is the 4x4 tour to the waterfalls or the fishing trip where I promise you will have lunch and, last but not least, the famous crocodile cruise that leaves at 11 a.m. every day, just in time for the crocodiles to have lunch, there is plenty to choose from here at the Jungle Lodge or simply sit on your balcony. relax and unwind and enjoy the views in the evenings.
There is a featured tour, one of my favorites. The featured tour departs at sunset and allows you to glimpse a little more of the rainforest. Wildlife comes out at dusk to feed. It's a great trip. and if you can, I will really try to make sure you do so during your stay. Now you have time to review questions 16 to 20. Now listen to the rest of the talk and answer questions 16 to 20. You have made your choice. Visit the rainforest in March which is right at the end of the rainy season so you will soon notice how smooth the waterfalls run and also how wet the ground is, things can also tend to get a little slippery so If you didn't, bring walking boots.
I advise you to hire some at the office. You will also be much better off in long pants instead of shorts because they will give your legs more protection and socks are a good idea too. There is no need to be nervous. of the rainforest, as long as you treat it with respect and common sense, most animals and wildlife are friendly and harmless, there are some poisonous snakes that you should be careful of, but they are actually much more afraid of you than you are to them, the other thing is that certain plants can cause irritation if you touch them with bare skin.
Well, that is all for now. The guys are here to take you and your luggage to the cabin at the end of section two. Now you will have half a minute to check. your answers now move on to section three section three you will listen to a conversation between a counselor and a student named John first you have some time to look at questions 21 to 25. now listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 21 to 25. Hello John. What can I do for you? I heard about these counseling sessions from a friend who was doing a science course and was really interested.
I think they should be mandatory. To be honest, John, I think they would be useful to everyone, but hey, everyone has done it. their own way of doing things I prefer people to just come when they can. Yes, I think talking to students about course requirements helps clarify what needs to be done. I mean, the biggest difference between college and school is that new college students really have to do a lot of work alone and sometimes it's helpful to get advice on how to take control of your time and work effectively. Yeah, I mean, it seems like a very light workload until it's homework time and then it seems like Working all night sometimes I'm not the only one.
It's ridiculous. The resource center is very good, but it closes so early that it is in the library, so you think you could use it more. It's a real problem for me. Well, you certainly are. You're not the only person in that position, as I'm sure you've discovered that it all comes down to using every available hour systematically. If you do this with a plan, you will find that you still have time for yourself and your family. hobbies too, yeah, Thomas told me that you made some kind of plan like this and that he's going away at the weekend with all of his work handed over to him, while I haven't even started.
I need to find out a few more things about you first, I'll give you this form to fill out for your lectures and other things before you leave. Now you have some time to look at questions 26, 6 to 30. Now listen to the rest of the conversation and answer questions 26 to 30. Now what are your main problems? Well, what worries me most is that I'm still not doing very well at my tasks. I know you plan your writing carefully, but this can amount to nothing if the assignment doesn't answer the question it really is. The key is to read the question carefully and think about it a lot before you even start planning or writing your first draft.
It's also vital to review your work for mistakes that everyone makes that can influence the person grading the work, so always take the time. at the end to check what you have written in regards to listening. I sometimes find it difficult to keep up the pace in lectures, especially two-hour ones. Sometimes it seems like I'm immersed in a dream. It's a good idea to find out for yourself. Teachers, if they mind you recording lectures, you just need one of those little cassette recorders. Yes, the quality is quite good and a second listen can really clarify things.
Another thing you can do is review your notes with a friend after the lecture. Yes that is good. Idea, thanks, it's hard to do all that all the time, especially when there's so much reading to do. Yes, it's important, even if you don't just read about your topic. You should also read things of general interest that attract you. You know, novels, newspapers that Do you have a good dictionary? I've never really bothered to have one. Hmm, it would probably be a good idea to get one. Dictionaries are not expensive and can help a lot, plus you can underline or highlight new words and then You have to, that's the end of section three.
Now you will have half a minute to check your answers. Now move on to section four. Section four. You will hear a student talk about her research project in a university tutorial. First you have some time to look. in questions 31 to 40. now listen to the talk and answer questions 31 to 40. Well, good afternoon, in today's session John Upton will share some of the findings from his research project from last quarter. John, thank you. Well, first of all, a little bit. As for the background of the project, our title, as you can see, is quite simple: "Car Safety", but today there is much more than the usual recommendations about drinking and driving or speeding.
I was interested and horrified by several newspaper reports about what people call, for example, road rage, the famous incident in which a man got out of his car in a parking lot and ran over the driver of a van who had hit him. advance before. It seemed to me that there were almost as many serious problems when the cars were parked as there were. stationary like when they were traveling at 90 miles per hour, so I decided to make this the project focus for our research. We mainly relied on talking to people by asking them questions rather than using written questionnaires.
We stop people at a selected garage on the highway. over a two-day period and asked them questions about what they had observed or experienced themselves. Our respondents were both men and women, but women were only a slight majority. We were pleased with the public's willingness to stop and chat with us in the In the end, we spoke to a total of 135 drivers over those two days. What were our findings? As you can see, 93 of those surveyed had had some kind of problem, a surprisingly large percentage, 24 had suffered damage to their car in some way, but the main type of the incident was shouted at 79 had experienced 15 had experienced violence against their own people had actually been hit by someone the police tended to be informed only when there was physical violence involved so what strategies had people developed to ensure their own safety?
Take a look at the figures here, first of all, it was quite surprising that there were often different responses from men and women; It was mainly women, for example, who said that one should never stop to figure out how to get somewhere, while it was men who said that you should try to avoid looking directly at other drivers, both men and women, oh, sorry, no. , it was women who said you had to tell someone when you were supposed to arrive at a particular destination, so I thought it would be mostly men, but both sexes pointed out that it's much safer to get your keys out well in advance as you walk to your car.
The men were well aware that robbers or something else might behidden behind the car. They also noted that enough space should be left. When you park your car so you can make a quick getaway if you end up needing to lock your doors at all times, men didn't think it was as important as women, but they both gave it a high rating for safety when we asked them what they thought it was. Better improvements have occurred in the last five years to help with road rage problems. This is the end of section four. Now you will have half a minute to check your answers.
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