IELTS Listening Actual Test 2023 with Answers | 06.02.2023Sep 10, 2023
This is the IELTS
test. You will listen to several different recordings and have to answer questions about what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have the opportunity to check your work on all recordings. will be played only once the
testconsists of four parts at the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your
answersto the answer sheet now move on to the first part you will hear a mother, Shirley, talking to Kate and admissions. officer in a school first you will have some time to look at questions one to three now listen carefully and answer questions one to three good morning you must be Shirley Peters my name is Kate yes hi I'm Shirley Peters nice to meet you an appointment with us at 10 o'clock, that's right, I'm supposed to go to the admissions office.
Here yes, please take a seat, as I have several forms that you must complete so that you can enroll your child in this school. We have a form for your name, address, etc., one for your child's health and one for him to choose additional topics to join. Thank you. Firstly, this form is only so that we have a record of your child's personal data. Can you complete it? Leave it for me, yes, I'll do it now. Can I verify the details with you? Your son's name is John, no, that's his middle name after his father, Richard John, my son's name is Colwyn.
Can you spell it c-o-l-w-i-n, not c-o-l-w-y-n like some? people do, yeah I'll make a note of that and how old Colwyn is. I've noted that he's entering his sixth year, so he's 11 and he'll be 12 this year, so right now he's 11. Yeah, right, now you have some time. to see questions four to ten now answer questions four to ten let's move on to your address do you live at 7 Watley Crescent Mount Lawley yes that's right the street is spelled w-h-a-t-l-e-y Crescent in Mount Lawley yes I can see you have written what The phone number is best to contact you.
Well I'm out and doing things during the day so it's probably my mobile phone rather than my home number so oh four one double three two five Triple eight yes zero four one three three two five eight eight eight secondly Can you fill out this form about your child's health? Yes, I will do it for you now. Thank you. I can now review the most important areas of this form with you to make sure our information is accurate. Yes, of course, your son is drinking. any medication at this time that teachers will need to be aware of yes you have asthma so you will carry your inhaler in your school bag so you have an inhaler are you allergic to anything?
Yes, peanuts, you should
actually avoid all types of nuts, that is. It's okay, because we have a policy of not having crazy people in our school. Is there anything else you think we should keep in mind? As I've already written, he also wears glasses which he must have on at all times. I'll highlight it. section on the form to let his teacher know about his glasses finally this school has a wide range of interesting subjects that your child can participate in could you mark on this form what your child would like to do? Yes certainly here it is, firstly it seems like your My son is particularly interested in football so I will make a note of that secondly regarding music would you like him to start learning piano in class music?
Yes, that would be fantastic. Now that he moves on to art, I'll let his art teacher know. he likes to draw wonderful cartoons, let's finally look at languages now, did you know that Mandarin
actually just started in school this year very well? I think Chinese would be the most useful even though my son's friends have already been learning Indonesian and Italian. we have all the information we need about your child we hope he has fun at our school I am sure he will that is the end of part one now you have a minute to check your
answersto part one second part you will hear a recorded message providing information about an area where tourists can visit to try local food you will first have some time to look at questions 11 to 13. now listen carefully to the first part of the message and answer questions 11 to 13. welcome to the tourist information line For Valley food trail, here you will find many local food products for you to try and purchase.
You can spend as much time as you like, but I suggest setting aside a full day to tour this area, of course. There are many half-day tours available for those short on time. It is now quite a large area and extends from Brookville to Ford Hill. For those unfamiliar with the area, that means it is between 10 and 35 kilometers from the city center. by car 15 minutes to the nearest point and continues up to 55 minutes at its furthest point from the CBD, of course apart from food there are many other places of interest in this area including cafes, restaurants, galleries and studios but I wouldn't recommend you go. here to see parks and gardens, the other information lines will give you specific information related to these particular attractions before the final part of the message.
Now you have 20 seconds to look at questions 14 to 20. Now answer questions 14 to 20. But come on. Back to food, if we start in Brookville and head north towards the Upper Valley clockwise, passing through West Valley on West Road, we cross Coast Road to reach our first place of interest, magical cafe, which should not be confused with the cafeteria located. Opposite, across the valley, on the train track, Magic Coffee is next to the chocolate company, which is on the corner, just after the ice cream shop, on the corner of John Street is the fresh produce store, A little further north, we have arrived at Ford.
Hill where we can begin our journey south on the great northern highway following the railroad, first reaching the organic market near the corner of Memorial Avenue and then Olive Farm facing Olive Road before reaching the next street. At the intersection we see the honey jar. which is practically in front of the cafe, there is another chocolate company that also sells nougat, right nearby, following the train track on the great northern highway, now we return to Brookville, as I said before, if you only have a few hours free, there are some. places you shouldn't miss Both chocolate places make equally good chocolate, but the factory has the added bonus of nougat, unlike the company of course everyone loves ice cream, especially unusual flavors like coffee and nougat, so the ice cream parlor is definitely worth a visit. and although the cafe sells expertly prepared hot drinks, including hot chocolate, I think your time would be better spent sampling the many products on offer at The Organic Market.
I hope you enjoy your time visiting the Valley Food Trail and enjoy all the wonderful local foods. on offer, which is the end of part two, you now have 30 seconds to check your answers to part two, part three you will hear an interview with Professor Green from a local university that enrolls a large number of foreign students in courses those you are talking to. Indra, a student representative on the importance of attending lectures first, will have half a minute to look at questions 21 to 30. Now listen carefully to the interview and answer questions 21 to 30. Good afternoon Professor Green, thank you for your time today.
I wonder. If you could explain why he thinks it is important for us to attend lectures in a course we are studying well despite the increasing dependence on online communication these days. I think it is important in addition to conveying the content of the conference itself. that there are some general communication benefits to having large groups of students together in one place for teachers. It is an opportunity for us to address many students together at the same time. For students, it helps them feel part of a larger learning community following the program. Of course, you can interact with each other before and after the conference to discuss the ideas and content, network with each other and compare your notes.
Most of this is achieved, as you said these days, through online communication. Well, teachers communicate with students online, of course, but we. It usually only provides a summary or lecture notes, so there are significant differences. When you attend lectures, you learn more about what the lecturer thinks is important. We provide additional commentary and anecdotes and, through voice emphasis, can alert you to key concepts. theories and issues of the subject by not attending classes you may miss crucial information about what we expect in an assignment. you know these extra things can make a difference, okay, but there are tutorials, there is a lot of interaction between students and teachers in the tutorials.
Not all of this can be done in tutorial discussion groups instead of having lectures, yes to some extent, but during lectures teachers can sensitize you to the debates and controversies covered in the literature, this can help you think more critically. about the topic so that later when you come to the tutoring you will be able to come with some questions and ideas to discuss, the result of this is that the tutoring class will be more beneficial for everyone who attends. I understand your point, however, surely this also depends on whether the students are able to understand and follow the lecture well.
What strategies do you recommend to help students get the most out of lectures? I would say that, first of all, it is important to do a little background reading. By doing so, you will get guidance on the topic you want. You will become familiar with key terms and be able to follow the lecture points more easily. I also think it's good to arrive early to pick up the brochures and find a seat where it's easy to see and hear what's going on. The most important thing is that during the conference itself you must be attentive. I know from experience that it is often difficult to be attentive.
What can Stu do to improve his attention during the conference? I believe there are two keys to following a lecture successfully using visual cues and using active
listeningtechniques by maintaining eye contact with the lecturer and following how the lecturer makes use of the slide board, etc., you are using the visual cues of the conference that help clarify the structure of the information and give you an idea of what is important and then use Active listing techniques will also help you process the information. What do you mean by active listening techniques? Well, you need to pay attention to the methods the teacher uses to highlight important information, as I said before, in the spoken language of a lecture we get the benefit. of things like accent and intonation use of examples and anecdotes, as well as language cues used to show relationships between ideas.
I see what you mean, these things will be missing from written summaries and what about taking notes? Focus, so I would definitely recommend you do that. It is difficult to listen and write good notes at the same time, so it requires some training. Yes, taking notes takes a lot of practice. I discovered that you have some other advice. Well, I can do it. To finish without emphasizing the importance of asking questions while listening during the lecture, you should ask yourself questions about the content of the lecture and the points you are following. Ask questions like what are the benefits or problems.
What other examples are there? As? work, why is this happening? This will keep you focused and actively involved in the conference content. Professor Green, thank you very much for your valuable advice and time today. You are welcome. It's the end of the third part. You now have 30 seconds to check your answers to part three, part four, you will hear a bird expert talk about sparrows, one of the most common bird species in urban and suburban environments around the world, the expert discusses some possible causes of their decrease in number, you will first have half a minute.
Look at questions 31 to 40. Now listen carefully to the talk and answer questions 31 to 40. Some people don't like sparrows and see them as annoying pests in their neighborhood, others see them as an interesting part of the urban environment, love them or hate them. It could be that the familiar scene of these birds flying, jumping and singing on the streets of our city will soon become a thing of the past until recently there were so many sparrows around that people tried all kinds of methods to get rid of them, but now It seems that many people are starting to worry about the decline in sparrow numbers in many cities around the world over the last 20 or 30 years sparrows have been disappearing in many parts of the world in Britain since the 1920s the total sparrow population has decreased by 92 percent in London.
They were once so abundant thatPeople who did regular surveys didn't bother counting them because they were simply too common now there aren't any. This decline has also been recorded in some cities in continental Europe, parts of North America and India. Some people will be surprised by this as they probably still see plenty of sparrows in their local neighbourhood, but while some suburbs may have a large number of sparrows, the next suburb may not have any, so why are they rapidly disappearing? in some areas and still exist in large quantities? the numbers in others well it's a bit mysterious some say it's due to local problems there are a number of factors here one of which is harassment or predation other local animal species harass them and domestic cats hunt them for feed, secondly, there is an increase. competition for both food and nesting sites from other seed-eating birds in the neighborhood and, thirdly, it is now more difficult for sparrows to make nests in modern buildings because modern construction methods are more effective.
Recent studies suggest that another reason may be related to a problem. with the reproductive success of sparrows, although they continue to breed, chicks continue to die, these deaths have been linked to a lack of insects such as aphids, this decrease in the availability of insects is believed to cause chicks to die of starvation or dehydration . There appears to be a growing global shortage of insects and our modern urban lifestyle with the increasing use of motorized vehicles is being blamed for this. It is suggested that the carcinogenic chemicals released into the atmosphere from unleaded car exhaust are having an impact on insect numbers.
Another theory that is believed to be affecting sparrow numbers is related to our technological advancement. According to some experts, the mobile phone towers that are now a feature of our modern cities emit electromagnetic radiation that could affect the central nervous system of sparrows and lead to their death, the evidence is only circumstantial and the sparrows still continue to thrive in some major cities; However, it is interesting to note that in the 1990s the use of mobile phones and unleaded gasoline skyrocketed and both coincide with the period of declining sparrow numbers in many modern cities, which is the end of the quarter.
You now have a minute to check your answers to the fourth part, which is the end of the listening test in the IELTS exam. please have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet
If you have any copyright issue, please Contact