Crime Report Form IELTS ListeningMay 30, 2022
you will listen to a woman
reporta robbery to an officer at a police station first you have some time to watch questions one through three now we will start you must answer the questions while
listeningbecause you will not hear the recording the second time listen carefully and answer questions one two three good morning, what can I do for you? I want to
reporta theft. Yesterday some things were stolen from my bag. i start with your name louise taylor ok thanks and you are a UK resident no i am actually canadian although my mother was british and your date of birth is 14th december 1977 so you are just visiting this country thats right , I come here most summers on business I'm an interior designer and I come to buy old furniture antiques you know there's some really nice stuff around here but you have to go to small towns I've had a really good trip this year until this happened it's ok so have you been here quit for a while yes im here for two months im back next week so may i ask where are you staying now ok now i got a place in the park apartments which is on king street ,i was staying in the riverside apartments just down the road but the apartment there was only available for six weeks so i had to find another one ok and apartment number 5 e just before you listen to the rest of the conversation you have some time to look at questions four to ten now listen and answer questions four to ten now i need to get some details of the theft so you said some things were stolen from you your bag, that's right, and were you really carrying the bag when the robbery happened?
Yeah, I really can't figure it out, I had my I put on my backpack and went into a supermarket to buy some things and when I opened it, my wallet wasn't there and what did your wallet have? Well luckily I don't keep my credit cards in that wallet that I keep them with. my passport in an inside compartment of my backpack but there was quite a bit of cash in there about £250 I should think I withdrew £300 from my account yesterday but I did some shopping so I must have already spent about £50 of that, okay, at first I was like, oh, I must have.
I left my wallet in the apartment, but then I realized my phone was gone too. I was only a week old and that's when I realized I had been robbed anyway. At least they didn't take my rental car keys. Let's say the robbery happened yesterday. Yes, that was on September 10. Do you have any idea where or when the things might have been stolen? Well, at first I couldn't believe it because the bag had been on my back ever since. i left the apartment after lunch it's just a small backpack but i usually use it when i travel because it seems safer than a bag anyway i met a friend and we spent a couple of hours in the museum but i remember that when we were going from there to About four o'clock a bunch of little kids ran up to us and they were really crowding around us and asking us what time it was and all of a sudden they ran off.
Can you remember anything about them? The one who talked the most was wearing a T-shirt. -shirt with a picture of something, uh, let's see a tiger, right? Any idea how old he might have been around 12 years old. Can you remember anything else about his appearance? Not much. He was quite thin. Hair color. blond everyone else was dark haired and any detail of the others wasn't really they came and went so fast so what I'm going to do now is give you a
crimereference number so you can contact your insurance company , so this is ten digits eight seven nine five four eight two three six one thank you so i need to contact you that is the end of section one now you have half a minute to check your answers now go to section two section two you will hear from a manager welcome speaking to a group of trainees who are starting their training at the company first you have some time to look at questions 11 to 14 now listen carefully and answer questions 11 to 14 good morning everyone my name is janet parker and I am the human resources manager we are very pleased to welcome you to your new apprenticeship I hope the next six months will be a positive and enjoyable experience for you.
I would like to start with some general advice about being a trainee most of you have very little or no experience working for a large organization and the first week or so can be quite challenging there will be a lot of new in
formation to take in but don't worry too much for trying to remember everything, the important thing is to check with someone if you're not sure what to do. You will find that your supervisor is very approachable and won't mind explaining things or helping you. You are here to learn, so make the most of that opportunity.
You will spend time in different departments during your first week, so make an effort. to talk to as many people as possible about your work you will make new friends and find a lot of useful in
formation as well as having a supervisor each will be assigned a mentor this person will be someone who recently completed an apprenticeship and you will meet them on a weekly basis their role is to help and support you throughout your learning, of course this doesn't mean they will actually do any of your work for you, just asking what your goals are. achieved so far, as well as helping you identify any areas for improvement, you can also discuss your longer-term ambitions with them and before you listen to the rest of the talk, you have some time to look at questions 15 to 20. now listen and Please answer questions 15-20.
Now I just want to go over some company policies for our learning plan with you, most importantly, the internet as part of your job, you'll be doing some research online, so obviously you'll have unlimited access. access for that but don't use it for personal use you will have your own phones for that some of you have already asked me about flexible working after your three month trial period some of you will be eligible for this but it will depend what department you're in and what your personal circumstances are, so don't assume you'll be allowed to do this automatically.
I want to make sure there is no confusion about our vacation policy, other than official holidays. do not book holidays until after you have finished your six month apprenticeship, you should only take time off if you feel unwell, talk to your supervisor if this is going to be a problem, you are expected to work a 40 hour week but there may be opportunities to put in extra hours during busy periods, although you are not required to do this it can be valuable experience so we recommend you do this if possible obviously we understand people have commitments outside of work so please don't.worry if there are times you are not available as you know we don't have a formal dress code here you are welcome to wear casual as long as it is practical and the only shoe restriction we have is high heels per health and safety reasons comfortable shoes such as sneakers are preferable there is a heavily subsidized canteen on site where you can get cheap hot meals or salads o Snacks and drinks are also provided so we have decided to introduce an unpacked lunch policy this is partly to encourage healthy eating at work and partly to prevent people from eating at their work station which is unsanitary ok let's go that's the end of section two now you have half a minute to check your answers now move on to section three section three you will hear two urban planning students named carla and rob discussing their presentation on cities built by the sea following the instructions of your tutor first you have some time to look at questions 21 to 25 now listen carefully and answer question 21 to 25 ok so what i would like you to do now is talk to your partner about your presentations on urban planning, you should have done most of the reading by now, so I would like you to share your ideas and talk about re the structure of your presentation and what you should do next ok rob glad we picked a pretty specific topic cities built by the sea made it much easier to find relevant information yes and cities they are growing so fast i mean we know that over half of the world population lives in cities now yes even though those are all cities not just the ones on the coast but most of the bigger cities are built by the sea. built in places where rivers flow into the sea, but apparently this can be a problem because, as the city expands, agriculture and industry tend to spread inland along the rivers and therefore agriculture moves further into the river, that's not necessarily a problem, except it means more and more pollutants are being dumped into the rivers, so they're carried downstream to cities, right?
Did you read that article about Miami on the east coast of the US in case of flooding sounds sensible yes they spent quite a bit of money on it but what they didn't take into account was global warming so they built the drainage channels too much close to sea level and now the sea levels are rising they are more or less useless if it rains a lot the water can't run there is nowhere to go the whole design was faulty so what are the authorities doing about it now i don't know, I read that they are trying to stop dumping sewage into the ocean for the next 10 years, but that won't help with flood prevention now, right?
No? They really just need to find the money for something to replace the drainage channels to protect against flooding now, but in the T long term they need to look at the whole ecosystem properly, although coastal cities can't deal with their problems on their own. Do you mean they should start acting together internationally instead of just doing their own thing? knows what the issues are and environmentalists have a pretty good idea of what we should do about it so they should be able to work together to some extent but it will be a long time before countries make a decision on which principles I am prepared to meet yes if ever before you listen to the rest of the discussion you have some time to look at questions 26-30 now listen and answer questions 26-30 so i think we probably have enough for our presentation It's only 15 minutes, okay, so I guess we'll start with some general historical background on why coastal cities were established, but we don't want to take too long that the other students will already know a bit about it.
It all has to do with communications etc. Yes, we should mention some geographical factors such as wetlands and river estuaries and coastal erosion etc. We could have some maps of different cities with these features marked on a handout or some slides. I can see, yeah, that would be better, it would be nice to look at past mistakes in a little more detail. Did you read that case study of New Orleans' problems with flooding a few years back? The basis for that part of the talk I don't think the other students have read it but they will remember hearing about the flood at the time okay so that's probably enough information so we'll continue to talk about what action has been taken to dealing with the issues of coastal cities ok what else do we need to talk about maybe something about future risks looking more long term if populations continue to grow yeah we'll have to do some work there I haven't .
I have a lot of information I have no, we'll have to look at some websites, it shouldn't take a lot of time, okay, and I think we should finish talking about the international implications, maybe we could ask the audience, we have people from many different places that would be interesting if we had time yes, now we should go that's the end of section three now you have half a minute to check your answers now move on to section four you will hear part of a lecture on renewable energy using energy from the sea first you have some time to See questions 31 to 40.
Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. Producing enough energy to meet our needs has become a serious problem Demand is increasing rapidly due to increasing world population and expansion The industry that burning fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil severely damages the environment and it will eventually be depleted for several years. Now, scientists have been investigating how we can get energy from renewable sources like the sun and light and without causing pollution, today I will describe marine renewable energy, also called ocean energy, which harnesses the movement of the oceans. TheMarine renewable energy can be divided into three main categories: wave energy, tidal energy, and ocean thermal energy conversion, and I'll say a few words.
About each of the early wave energies, numerous devices for harvesting wave energy with names like wave dragon, the penguin, and the mighty whale have been invented, and research is underway to try and find a really efficient method. This form of energy has great potential as the source is constant and there is no danger of waves stopping, electricity can be generated using onshore systems using a reservoir or offshore systems, but the problem with ocean waves is that they are erratic with the wind causing them to travel in all directions this adds to the difficulty of creating efficient technology ideally all waves would travel smoothly and regularly along the same straight line another dra The downside is that sand and other sediment on the ocean floor could stop flowing normally, which can lead to environmental problems.
The second category of marine energy that I will mention is tidal energy. One of the main advantages of using the tide instead of the waves as a source of energy is that it is predictable. We know the exact times of high and low tides. For years to come, for tidal power to be effective, the difference between high and low tides must be at least five meters and this occurs naturally in only about 40 places in the world, but the right conditions can be created by building a tidal lagoon in an area of sea water separated from the sea a current plan is to create a tidal lagoon on the coast of wales this will be an area of water within a bay in swansea protected by a u shaped breakwater or a dam built on the shoreline the breakwater will contain 16 hydraulic turbines and as the tide comes in the water rushes through the breakwater activating the turbines which spin a generator to produce electricity and then over three hours when the tide goes out the Water is retained wit At the breakwater the difference in water level increases until it is several meters higher inside the lagoon than in the open sea, then to release the water stored on the breakwater the gates are opened which pours powerfully out of the lagoon driving the turbines on the breakwater in the opposite direction and again generating thousands of megawatts of electricity as there are two high tides a day this lagoon scheme would generate electricity four times a day every day for a total of about 14 hours every 24 and enough electricity for over one hundred and fifty thousand homes this system has a lot going for it unlike solar and wind power it is not weather dependent the turbines run without the need for fuel for what generates no greenhouse gas emissions and requires very little maintenance is estimated that the electricity generated in this way will be relatively cheap and that the manufacture of the components would create more than two thousand jobs, a great boost for the economy local, on the other hand, there is a fear that the lagoons could harm both fish and birds, for example by alte reduce migration patterns and cause an accumulation of sediments that affects local ecosystems.
There are other forms of tidal power, but I'll move on to the third. marine energy category ocean thermal energy conversion this depends on there being a large temperature difference between the surface water and the water a couple of kilometers below the surface and this occurs in tropical coastal areas the idea is to bring cold water to the surface using a submerged pipe the concept dates back to 1881 when that is the end of section four you now have half a minute to check your answers that is the end of the
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