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com GENERAL TRAINING PRACTICE LISTENING TESTS - ANSWER SHEET TEST 1
1. 48 2. R16 GH7 3. 07754 897 432 4. PA 365 5. E6 6. B* 7. D* 8. E* 9. C 10. C 11. Student’s Union 12. University Library 13. Hall of Residence 14. Sports Hall 15. 2 hours 16. Final exams 17. 6pm 18. Vegetarian 19. (Fully) insures 20. £50 21. Tuesday 22. Economics 23. free/nothing 24. Squash 25. Main sports hall 26. About 10 27. Africa and Asia 28. 4000 words 29. 30th October 30. B 31. C 32. B 33. B 34. B 35. Very calm seas 36. Larger slicks 37. Toxic waste 38. Eco-friendly 39. No (discernable) drawbacks/none 40. Deadline for submission
* Answers for qu. 6, 7, + 8: these answers in any order.

TEST 2
1. B 2. B 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. B 7. 34 8. $100 9. Room service 10. $9 11. (About) 6 foot 12. (A) black leather jacket 13. Fat 14. Clean shaven 15. Early 20s 16. Increased competition 17. Significant number 18. Environmental groups 19. Mayor 20. 30th 21. Civil engineering 22. Physics 23. Delivered furniture/ furniture delivery 24. Hotel work 25. (A very) good reputation 26. Hiking/mountaineering 27. Sandwich 28. 5 exams 29. 15,000 words minimum 30. June 31. Dissertations and theses 32. Information societies 33. Statistical quality 34. Low in cost/cheap 35. Expensive/the cost 36. Travelling (around) 37. Easy 38. Closed 39. Panel design 40. (Completely) anonymous summaries

TEST 3
1. Green Street 2. 7434 3. 1976 4. 06634 982 746 5. (An addressed) letter 6. A˚ 7. D˚ 8. F˚ 9. Free/nothing 10. $6 ($60 deposit) 11. accidents*/ burns* 12. heart surgery*/ organ transplants* 13. patients with leukaemia* / cancer* 14. premature babies* 15. Carrying/carry oxygen 16. Immune/defence System 17. Carrying/carries/carry 18. Outpatients 19. 4.30pm 20. 17 21. Staff 22. Library 23. 2 hours 24. In pen 25. Biology 26. Tray 27. Nothing 28. A 29. B 30. C 31. 1964 32. Fastest average speed 33. 12 seconds 34. Most important stations 35. All stations 36. Centralised power system 37. Flimsy 38. Brake 39. Magnetic Induction 40. Semiconductor technologies
˚ Answers for qu. 6, 7, + 8: these answers in any order. * Answers for qu. 11, 12, 13 + 14: any 4 from these answer boxes in any order.

TEST 4
1. Jacobs 2. Rod 3. Highfield 4. NH 87 18 12 C 5. Dr. (Kevin) White 6. A 7. B 8. C 9. A 10. B 11. 5 pound fee 12. University card 13. Daily 14. Friday(s) 15. 6 16. 1 week 17. Computers 18. Non-lending section 19. Arts 20. Basement 21. Tomorrow 22. Reliability 23. 4000 words 24. E-mail attachment 25. Market surveys 26. Stack system 27. Plagiarism/using their conclusions 28. Extension 29. Doctor’s note / certificate 30. Mortgage interest rates 31. B 32. B 33. A 34. Seismic detection system 35. Buoys (at sea) 36. Offshore landslide 37. No wave/zero feet 38. Submarine earthquake 39. 26,000 people 40. None

TEST 5
1. Jameson 2. Forest Avenue 3. 8490 4. 6249 7152 5. 1 - 5 6. 4.30pm 7. 1 hour 8. The cliffs 9. 1.30pm 10. A sweater 11. Mean sea level 12. Concrete and granite 13. About 79 14. 438 15. Falling 16. (Postage) stamps 17. D˚ 18. F˚ 19. G˚ 20. J˚ 21. Chatting/talking 22. Too expensive 23. Take too long 24. 1000 25. Statistically significant 26. 500 27. 5 28. A* 29. D* 30. E* 31. E 32. A 33. D 34. B 35. A 36. C 37. B 38. B 39. A 40. B
˚ Answers for qu. 17, 18, 19 + 20: these answers in any order * Answers for qu. 28, 29, + 30: these answers in any order © ieltshelpnow.com

ieltshelpnow.com GENERAL TRAINING PRACTICE READING TESTS - ANSWER SHEET TEST 1
1. D 2. C 3. B 4. A + D 5. B 6. E 7. 95 8. 20 + 65 9. 5 10. 73 11. (new) films/movies 12. alps/peaks/mountains 13. FALSE 14. NOT GIVEN 15. FALSE 16. TRUE 17. TRUE 18. E 19. I 20. B 21. the computer centre 22. self-paced 23. in-house 24. tailor made 25. TRUE 26. NOT GIVEN 27. TRUE 28. carpet python 29. copperhead 30. bandy bandy 31. carpet python 32. bandy bandy 33. tiger snake 34. FALSE 35. FALSE 36. TRUE 37. FALSE 38. NOT GIVEN 39. NOT GIVEN 40. TRUE

TEST 2
1. E 2. C 3. D 4. A 5. B 6. A 7. Friday + Saturday 8. Wednesday 9. Monday 10. Wednesday 11. Hallows Function room 12. $53 13. 5pm 14. TRUE 15. TRUE 16. FALSE 17. NOT GIVEN 18. 7.30 19. The computer room 20. 10% (of fee) 21. FALSE 22. FALSE 23. TRUE 24. FALSE 25. (Details of) medicine 26. Emergency mobile phone 27. Area of practice 28. v 29. x 30. i 31. xi 32. viii 33. iii 34. YES 35. NO 36. YES 37. NOT GIVEN 38. Roasting 39. Cocoa butter 40. Conching

TEST 3
1. D 2. E 3. F 4. A 5. C 6. F 7. $1200 8. 5 9. 6 10. 8 11. 9 12. TRUE 13. TRUE 14. B 15. A 16. G 17. F 18. D 19. waiting list 20. suggestion book 21. xi 22. ii 23. v 24. ix 25. i 26. 550 27. In-house examination 28. The Ione River 29. v 30. ix 31. ii 32. vi 33. iii 34. x 35. NOT GIVEN 36. TRUE 37. FALSE 38. TRUE 39. FALSE 40. TRUE

TEST 4
1. C 2. E 3. D 4. D 5. A 6. E 7. Copper polish 8. Scale 9. Patented whistling device/ ball (+ valve assembly) 10. Neglect/misuse 11. DO 12. DON’T 13. NOT GIVEN 14. B* 15. C* 16. F* 17. TRUE 18. NOT GIVEN 19. FALSE 20. FALSE 21. Course 2 (essay writing) 22. Course 3 (basic maths) 23. 15 hours 24. 20 25. Course 3 (basic maths) 26. YES 27. YES 28. NOT GIVEN 29. iii 30. ix 31. viii 32. i 33. xi 34. iv 35. Hunting 36. Decline 37. Expanding 38. Compatible 39. Threatening 40. Young * Answers for qu. 14, 15 + 16 in any order

TEST 5
1. B 2. C 3. D 4. A 5. B 6. E 7. C 8. B 9. A 10. D 11. odourless 12. sample powder packet 13. B 14. G 15. A + C 16. C + F + G 17. E 18. B 19. D 20. E + F 21. E 22. C 23. F + G 24. D 25. A 26. F 27. C 28. viii 29. ii 30. v 31. xi 32. ix 33. iii 34. NOT GIVEN 35. YES 36. YES 37. NO 38. YES 39. NOT GIVEN 40. NO

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Example Writing Answers for the ieltshelpnow.com General Training Practice Tests
Below you will find example writing answers for all the writing questions in the ieltshelpnow.com General Training Practice Tests. Some of these example essays were written by IELTS students and some were written by an IELTS examiner in order to give an example of a good answer. Please refer to the question papers while you are reading these answers so that you understand the question that is being answered. After each of the example answers, an IELTS examiner has written a short commentary analysing the good and bad points of the answer. We hope this will give you an insight into how the writing answers should be written for IELTS General Training module.

General Training Writing Practice Test 1 Task 1
Dear Sir, I am writing in connection with a bag that I left on one of your planes. Last week on Tuesday 4th May I came to London on flight ABC from New York. My seat number was R5. The plane arrived late at night and I was tired. As a result when I got home, I remembered that I had left my bag on the plane under the seat in front of me. My bag is small and made of black leather with a zip opening the top. Inside the bag there is a pen, a paperback I was reading, some car keys and my diary. Therefore would your lost property department please check and see if they have my bag and contact me as soon as possible to let me know whether they have found it or not? You can contact me on my mobile telephone number which is: 01753 853 736. Thanking you in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely, John Smith (171 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 9

IELTS Examiner Commentary The letter was written by an IELTS examiner to give an example of a good answer. Please remember that there are other ways of approaching this question that are just as good. The General Training Task 1 Writing is marked in 3 areas. Let’s look at these. Task Fulfilment This mark grades you on basically whether you have answered the question or not. A common mistake is to miss out in your letter one of things that it asks you to do. Has

With Sentence Structure. To answer the question the letter should be set in the appropriate way with a semiformal opening and an ending that is appropriate to this type of letter. The choice of words also never causes any cohesion problems. Task 2 It is true that children today spend far more time indoors than in previous generations. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. Finally there is an appropriate ending. It described the bag and its contents. . The person receiving it would do what was wanted.the letter above answered the question? It explained what happened. The Vocabulary of the letter is good though this Task 1 requires nothing complicated. That is not all. Good paragraphing splits up the letter in easy-to-read chunks. The letter makes the problem and what needs to be done quite plain. The third paragraph explains what the writer wants to happen. The structure helps this. The above letter has excellent cohesion. For an example of bad cohesion. by doing all the above the letter would fulfil its function. The question asks you to write a letter. Coherence is also very good in the letter. So finally. This is definitely bad in some ways because children should develop outdoor pursuits such as football. The spelling is all correct. Children today seem to spend far too long inside with computer games. Because of all the above reasons. It says what the writer wants them to do. The letter is 171 words long so easily fulfils the 150 word limit. The letter also provides information (such as the telephone number and flight details) that would be appropriate in a letter of this type. The reader never has a problem understanding what is said. sets the scene and provides the basic information. see the Free Help Tutorial for the General Training Task 1 Writing. the examiner looks at the grammar. The past tenses are used correctly to describe past events and the present tenses for description. in conclusion. cricket and basketball that would make them healthy now and in their later lives. Cohesion and Coherence These two are interrelated which is why they are done together. If they don‛t learn to play sports when they‛re young. The first paragraph introduces the subject. this letter fulfils all the things that an examiner looks for in a good answer in a letter for the General Training Task 1 Writing. Cohesion is how your writing fits together. I would say that this has both a positive and negative side. This logical progression of ideas in the structure of the three paragraphs gives the letter good cohesion and coherence. it is unlikely that they will develop these healthy habits later in life and the results can be seen today in the higher levels of obesity and related illnesses such as diabetes. this letter would get a very good Task Fulfilment band. All the words chosen are correctly and appropriately used with the correct degree of formality. The singulars and plurals are all correctly used and everything is correctly punctuated including a list. watching TV and videos. The second paragraph describes the bag that is talked about in the first paragraph. The Sentence Structure again is fine. Does your writing with its ideas and content flow logically? Coherence is how you are making yourself understood and whether the reader of your writing understands what you are saying. all agreeing correctly. So. When I was young I had only sports to keep me occupied and I am grateful now that I still love and play the sports of my youth. It uses correct language with the right degree of formality.

All these things would lead to a good band for Arguments. I believe it is up to parents to guide and encourage a reasonable mixture of both indoor and outdoor pursuits. the examiner looks at the grammar. Example are given to backup his ideas – examples of sports. The older generation didn‛t have the opportunity to have this electronic entertainment and so don‛t understand the attraction. The General Training Task 2 Writing is marked in 3 areas. When you look at the above essay. punctuation and vocabulary will cause a breakdown in communication. Let’s look at these. All word usage is correctly used and spelt correctly. Please remember that there are other ways of approaching this question that are just as good. grammar. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. . The Communicative Quality in this essay therefore is very good. how it structures its ideas and backs up the ideas with examples. The minimum word limit of 250 words has also been passed so that is not a problem. The Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band would be very good. It splits the essay up into easy-to-read chunks and separates the ideas of the essay into these chunks. the Vocabulary and Sentence Structure are very good. you are first struck by how it is set out with paragraphs. As pointed out in the section above. punctuation and vocabulary as bad grammar. prepositions and agreements. Communicative Quality This mark grades the candidate on how easily the reader understands the essay. In conclusion I would certainly agree that it is bad and unhealthy for children to spend all their time indoors with electronic entertainment. With Sentence Structure. We cannot expect though that children will totally ignore today‛s technologies and it is important that they grow up with awareness and understanding of these things that will dominate their later lives.On the other hand the world today is dominated by computers and electronics so it‛s important that children learn to like and understand computers and technology early in life. The grammar. the writer’s own childhood. (281 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 9 IELTS Examiner Commentary This essay was written by an IELTS examiner to give an example of a good answer. Then there are 2 paragraphs that provide the ideas on both sides of the question of the essay. prepositions and agreements are all correctly used. Ideas and Evidence This band grades the essay on its content. The paragraphing is the first thing that helps the communicative quality. I don‛t think all children are too dependent on electronic entertainment but too many definitely are. The writer examines both sides of the argument and shows that it is not an issue that is black or white. As said above the paragraphing is very good. Other things affecting communication would be linking words. Firstly there is a short introduction. punctuation and vocabulary are all very good and all the linking words. Finally there is a conclusion where the question is answered by the writer with his point of view. Arguments. The grammar is all error free and the punctuation is good. This depends on accuracy in structure. Ideas and Evidence. illnesses.

. give the arrival and departure details. I look forward to hear from you. Please would you contact to me as soon as possible with the details of prices for this thing? We not know the location where your hotel is very well so could you please write to us also in your letter give us some activities that my family like. The letter asks about activities but not places of interest but this is fairly minor. Cohesion and Coherence These two are interrelated which is why they are done together. The letter is of 151 words so it fulfils the length requirement too. So. Does the writing with its ideas and content flow logically? Coherence is how you are making yourself understood and whether the reader of your writing understands what you are saying. this letter will get a fairly good task fulfilment band. Let’s look at these. The above letter has reasonable cohesion. Thank you for your help.General Training Writing Practice Test 2 Task 1 Dear Sir. Cohesion is how the writing fits together. We arrive on 14 August and want stay til 21 August – Therefore we will stay 6 nights. Me family is consists of me wife. Also the letter is set out in a good way with an appropriate opening and ending. Has the above letter answered the question? The question asks the candidate to write a letter. Alex Luchi (151 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 7 IELTS Examiner Commentary This letter was written by a Romanian IELTS student in the middle of an IELTS practice course. Yours sincerly. Task Fulfilment This mark grades you on basically whether you have answered the question or not. It has good paragraphing which splits up the letter into good easy-to-read chunks. I write to inquire about staying to your hotel with me family. Me two sons are 13 and 11 years old. There are obviously language errors but nearly all these areas have been covered. A common mistake is to miss out in your letter one of the things that it asks you to do. I would like to stay to the hotel with bed and breakfast. The flow of ideas through the letter is fairly logical but occasionally awkward (therefore is used correctly but a native speaker would have avoided its use). The General Training Task 1 Writing is marked in 3 areas. request the type of rooms and price for the weekend and ask about activities and places of interest. Me wife and me would like to take double room with view of sea and my sons will take room at back of the hotel. The faulty grammar takes away a bit from its coherence but it is an understandable letter and it would have the desired effect. me two sons and me.

(277 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 7 IELTS Examiner Commentary This essay was written by a German IELTS student studying in the UK. the examiner looks at the grammar. covers the main points. There are just too many things bad to let the people have the right to smoke anywhere. The writer also uses me instead of my and uses to the hotel instead of at the hotel twice. the more people will realise how they kill them. Spelling is fairly good with only occasional errors (sincerly. we not know) though other verbs are correct with correct use of would like. With Sentence Structure. how it structures its ideas and backs up the ideas with examples. The above essay wholly addresses itself to the question and there is no irrelevance. If this lead to the fall of companies with losses of jobs and money for company owners then I can only say good. Governments will lose duties but I am sure that governments will think up other ways of making more duties! So I completely believe in the statement that all countries should prohibit smoking in public places. The vocabulary of this letter is mainly correct with the occasional awkward choice (take double room. til). slowly. Some verb tenses and patterns are faulty (write. Ideas and Evidence This band grades the essay on its content. is fairly accurate and would fulfil its purpose. In conclusion. I completely agree that all countries should make the rules that outlaws smoking in all the public areas. The Sentence Structure is the weakest part of the letter. People who would normally die would live and huge amounts of money will save on treating smoking diseases such as the cancer and the heart disease. They have a point to some point but tobacco smoke is not the perfume. Many of the smokers believe that they have the right to smoke where they will and that non-smokers can just go away from them. it is well set out. The more that it is prohibited then. clothes and eyes and of course the smoke get into your lungs which make you feel bad the next day and can cause the illnesses over a long time. Let’s look at these. contact to me). It is not probable that all countries in the earth will disallow smoking in all of the public areas although Ireland has just done so and many part of US does. The grammar errors do not really affect communication in the letter though. There are numerous mistakes. Arguments. Task 2 We have been known for some time now that smoking is a killer. The General Training Task 2 Writing is marked in 3 areas. The smell get into your hairs. That is a difficult subject though. It is a good goal to try to do though.Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. to hear from. From the first introductory paragraph the writer makes his . is consists. It is of course only an optimist theory. although the letter is at times a bit awkward. want stay.

the examiner looks at the grammar. duties) but none are serious. So the communicative quality band here would be pretty good. Finally there is one pronoun error (how they kill them). I therefor ask you to call me very soon for tel me that you fix rayio or you give me new radio. prepositions and agreements. I put copi of sale papr and fixing paper. This is restated in the conclusion. Abdulaziz al Suwaidi (122 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 4 . Vocabulary and Sentence Structure is the weakest area of this essay but it is not too bad. I am writ in conection with radyo I buy before two week in your shop at London Road. punctuation and vocabulary as bad grammar. If this lead). I go holday soon and I buy radyo becus of this thing. punctuation and vocabulary will cause a breakdown in communication. 250 words has also easily been passed so the word limit is not a problem. disallow. There are a couple of plural problems as well (smell get into your hairs. Good examples back up the ideas that the writer puts forward. The verb forms are mostly good but there are some slips (We have been known. optimist. when I go hme and play it I fiand it no work well. good goal to try to do. a point to some point.position plain as regards the question. The essay would get a reasonable band for Vocabulary and Sentence Structure. which make you. Other things affecting communication would be linking words. this very bad for me. too many things bad. the smoke get into. many part of the US). Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. I hope to hear yu soon Best regard. accuracy in grammar. I wait one wek for cal from this man and I no hear nothing. This depends on structure. money will save. This makes it occasionally a bit unnatural but it is a minor effect. many part of the US does. The paragraphing is the first thing that helps the communicative quality. General Training Writing Practice Test 3 Task 1 Dear Sir. These things help the “readability” of the essay and therefore help the communicative quality. The grammar is mostly good but there are some errors. The errors are more the wrong form of the word or the choice of a synonym of the correct word. So. The is used wrongly on a number of occasions. There are a few errors with the grammar and word choice but this does not affect the communicative quality. With Sentence Structure. As stated above. the introduction and conclusion are short and to the point and the main ideas for the essay are put into two separate paragraphs. I return radyo next day to your shop and shop man he say that they fix proplem and cal me soon. rules that outlaws. Ideas and Evidence. So this essay would get a good band for Arguments. Communicative Quality This mark grades the candidate on how easily the reader understands the essay. The two paragraphs in between contain the writer’s argument looking at both sides of the question. The linking words and punctuation are both good and this really helps the communicative quality. As pointed out above there are a few errors in word choice (smoke where they will.

a double negative (I no hear nothing). I think that evry day monday to friday the childrn must go to school for the classes. There are other grammar errors eg: (before two weeks. Let’s look at these. The girls and boys no diffrent for this. absence of the and a (definite and indefinite articles). Then they get the muney for this for there famly and there famly they can be doctors or . Although the writer didn’t know the correct words for sales and repair receipts. This leads to poor coherence for the reader also. buy. becus. etc…). A common mistake is to miss out in your letter one of the things that it asks you to do. In conclusion the letter is quite poor in spite of being fairly relevant to the task set. an adjective in place of an adverb (it no work good). giving two subjects of verbs (the shop assistant he say). Most verb forms are faulty in tenses and negative forms (am write. This letter would get a low cohesion and coherence band. the examiner looks at the grammar.). The childrn is need the study for their lifes. absence of the verb to be. therefor. Cohesion here is poor as well. regard. he managed to paraphrase in a clumsy but understandable way in spite of the spelling errors. I hope to hear you soon). With Sentence Structure. Has the above letter answered the question? The first thing that one notices that the letter is considerably under length. no work etc. although with some difficulty the point can be understood. play. Another omission is that the writer did not say how he feels about the situation and this is asked for in the question.IELTS Examiner Commentary This letter was written by an Arabic IELTS student at his college The General Training Task 1 Writing is marked in 3 areas. Task Fulfilment This mark grades you on basically whether you have answered the question or not. proplem. Apart from these things the question is dealt with. Task 2 I am agree with this. They are need the study every day for get the bettr results. The Grammar is more of a problem. By not writing the required 150 words the writer is not answering the question and so is penalised under Task Fulfilment. missing or wrong prepositions (at London Road. The Vocabulary choices in this letter aren’t too bad in spite of some errors but there are lots spelling mistakes (radyo. The study it is so importent now a days. It is often difficult to follow the letter and understand the meaning. Cohesion is how the writing fits together. Cohesion and Coherence These two are interrelated which is why they are done together. The problems with the length and the feelings will give this letter quite a poor Task Fulfilment band. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. Bad spelling causes understanding problems too. The structure with no paragraphing and little punctuation makes it a badly joined together letter. go. If they study then later they can be doctors or law or businessman. If less than 150 words is produced then only a maximum band of 5 (less than 5 can also be given) can be awarded for Task Fulfilment. All these errors and others would ensure a poor Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band. Does the writing with its ideas and content flow logically? Coherence is how you are making yourself understood and whether the reader of your writing understands what you are saying.

When the boys are yung they are like the girls too much and they are look too much the girls and no study. This is of course true but it is not answering the question at all. punctuation and vocabulary will cause a breakdown in communication. the examiner looks at the grammar. Ideas and Evidence This band grades the essay on its content. Ones first reaction on seeing this essay is that it is badly structured. some time instead of sometimes) the writing can still be understood. The vocabulary is not that bad though the spelling is not very good. The grammar is not very good. So for the boys and for the girls they are not get the results and no be doctors etc. the children is need. prepositions and agreements. With Sentence Structure. Ideas and Evidence band would not be very good here. Most of the verb forms are faulty (tense choice. Let’s look at these. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. relevant point that the writer makes in the whole essay is that girls and boys should not study together because they will look at each other. The writer only starts to answer the actual question after Nevertheless. The Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band would not be very good for this essay. The Arguments. This really affects how easy the essay is to read (see General Training Task 2 Tutorial for an example of good and bad paragraphing – Free Tutorials are available on the Home Page). So in conclusion I am believe that the study and the education is too much important for the boys and the girls so they can get the good results for help them in their lifes. Therefor I am agree with this statment. more than a third of the essay is irrelevant.law or businessman. (251 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 5 IELTS Examiner Commentary This essay was written by a Korean IELTS student doing an IELTS preparation course. So. The General Training Task 2 Writing is marked in 3 areas. Nevertheless boys and girls some times are study togethar. The length is no problem as it is over 250 words. Communicative Quality This mark grades the candidate on how easily the reader understands the essay. It is same with the girls becuse they are like also the boys and they are look too much the boys and they are no study. The boys and the girls they must no study in mix sex classes or they are no study very well and they are no get the good results for help them. accuracy in grammar. The communicative quality here is not that good. This depends on structure. Apart from that the vocabulary is a bit repetitive and needs a greater variety. The remaining writing is also a bit repetitive and short on ideas and examples. are need etc…) and the verb to be is used badly (girls and boys no diffrent). Nevertheless is used wrongly and causes the reader to stop and reread. Looking at the argument of the essay. The paragraphing is non-existent. There are also lots of other mistakes scattered through the essay. The only real. There are quite a lot of grammar errors although the punctuation isn’t too bad. The essay is all just in one big lump. the communicative quality band for this essay would not be very good. formation and agreement) (I am agree. Even when the writer has chosen a wrong word (law instead of lawyer. I no think this is good idae. Other things affecting communication would be linking words. how it structures its ideas and backs up the ideas with examples. Arguments. . The writer opens by talking about how important education is to young people. punctuation and vocabulary as bad grammar.

There is a good opening and ending and the important enquiry information is set out nicely in the . Another problem is the length. Task Fulfilment This mark grades you on basically whether you have answered the question or not. Anna da Silva (149 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 9 IELTS Examiner Commentary This letter was written by an Indian lady on an IELTS preparation course. In Task 1 you have to write 150 words. give accommodation requirements. The cohesion and coherence in this letter are both quite good. In addition I would not like to share my room and I would prefer en suite facilities if you have halls offering this. One minus is that the question instructs the candidate to begin the letter with Dear Sir but this letter begins Respected Sir. The General Training Task 1 Writing is marked in 3 areas.General Training Writing Practice Test 4 Task 1 Respected Sir. This is not a serious problem but you should bear in mind that you should follow all instructions very carefully. In addition I also require a vegetarian choice as I am vegetarian. I would like to spend my first year in a Hall of Residence so that I can meet people in this place. 1 word short is not a problem but if a letter is noticeably short it will be heavily penalised in Task Fulfilment as is seen in the Task 1 example for General Training Test 3. Yours sincerely. This letter is only 149 words. As I will not know anyone at the College. I have just recently been awarded a place at your esteemed college and I now write with respect to my accommodation requirements for my first initial year. I would prefer the Hall to be a single sex female only hall and with full board so that I won‛t have to worry about cooking for myself. It seems to me that all these questions have been answered. Thanking you for your assistance in advance. The Task Fulfilment band for this letter would be fairly good. If there are no halls offering the above then I would be satisfied in a hall with kitchens so I can cook. A common mistake is to miss out in your letter one of the things that it asks you to do. The letter is also set out well with good structure. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cohesion is how the writing fits together. Cohesion and Coherence These two are interrelated which is why they are done together. Now. Let’s look at these. give room and food needs and ask for alternatives. Does the writing with its ideas and content flow logically? Coherence is how you are making yourself understood and whether the reader of your writing understands what you are saying. Has the above letter answered the question? The question asks the candidate to write a letter.

Other language also important. Task 2 Everywhere people studies English. The main problem with this essay is the length. do money. Arguments. English is the language for travel and business and other thing. In my country too many people is study English.middle paragraph. a waste of time. Also China language. I think study other language is. This is a shame as the writer makes a fair attempt to answer the question and is mostly . Ideas and Evidence This band grades the essay on its content. India language. Learning a different foreign language is. Spanish language. When I go Dubai last year I only need English in hotel and shops. America also most important economics and science country in world. how it structures its ideas and backs up the ideas with examples. esteemed college). English is Number 1 language in World today. The General Training Task 2 Writing is marked in 3 areas. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. (180 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 6 IELTS Examiner Commentary This essay was written by a Thai IELTS student studying in the UK. The Vocabulary is good and appropriate though it occasionally becomes over formal in a way that would be a little archaic in modern English (Respected Sir. the Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band for this letter would again be pretty good. One thing that does stand out is the redundant use of in this place but that is about all. The grammar is very good with virtually no errors. Today everybody need English. a waste of time. in today‛s world. Let’s look at these. In my country we study English at school. The maximum band that can be awarded in this area for under length essays is 5 though it can be lower. Arab language very important and maybe more important later. Ideas and Evidence. In addition to being under length the writer has also used a small chunk of the question in the introduction and a larger chunk in the conclusion. The Cohesion and Coherence band for this letter would also be fairly good. the examiner looks at the grammar. go restaurant. It is easy to read and well punctuated. If an essay for the General Training Task 2 Writing does not equal or exceed 250 words then the essay will be penalised on Arguments. So. So maybe this language also you can learn in school. Ideas and Evidence would be 5. in today‛s world. So I think English should be the primary foreign language taught in schools around the world. If you want to stay in hotel. you need English. With Sentence Structure. So this essay’s maximum band for Arguments. The country that next to your country maybe you must know this language. Some people studies also other language but everyone say English is most important.

Rebecca Ahlinder (152 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 9 . The only good areas are where the writer has copied the chunks from the question so these cannot be taken into account by the examiner. All in all this essay would get a reasonable band for communicative quality. There is only really one completely incorrect word choice (do money).relevant. All the food was very tasty and well presented. accuracy in grammar. The sentences are also a bit awkward and unnatural. The information is set out into clear. Communicative Quality This mark grades the candidate on how easily the reader understands the essay. punctuation and vocabulary will cause a breakdown in communication. If you could develop that. The essay just needs some more ideas and evidence to back up the argument. I would like though to suggest one improvement. In general the vocabulary in this essay isn’t bad. First of all the structure of this essay is good and this helps the communicative quality. prepositions and agreements. Our waiter. The Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band would not be that good.) but this does not affect intelligibility. China language etc. punctuation and vocabulary as bad grammar. Other things affecting communication would be linking words. it would be a great advantage to your restaurant. On the other hand the grammar is fairly poor and this adversely affects the communicative quality. individual mistakes. Yours faithfully. General Training Writing Practice Test 5 Task 1 Dear Sir. Once again I would like to thank you for my highly enjoyable birthday dinner. The sentences are also short which also makes it more difficult for the writer to get mixed up. The grammar in this essay is not that good. This depends on structure. science. All my friends remarked afterwards on the standard of the food and service that we received. Last week on Saturday night some friends and I had dinner in your restaurant to celebrate my birthday. the examiner looks at the grammar. The verbs are often incorrect. whose name was James. The punctuation is good which helps the communicative quality. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. was fast and friendly and put with well with our bad jokes! The restaurant itself was warm and friendly and the atmosphere showed that all the diners there were enjoying their evening. I am writing to thank you for the great evening that we had. the articles are a problem and there are other smaller. separate paragraphs and this makes it easier for the reader to read it. With Sentence Structure. One of my friends is a vegetarian and he felt that the choice for vegetarians was little small. Quite often the wrong form of the word has been chosen (economics.

This letter would get a very good Task Fulfilment band.IELTS Examiner Commentary This letter was written by an IELTS examiner to give an example of a good answer. Task 2 Many people travel nowadays. The third paragraph suggests the improvement. Finally there is an appropriate ending with another thank you. Does your writing with its ideas and content flow logically? Coherence is how you are making yourself understood and whether the reader of your writing understands what you are saying. in conclusion. For an example of bad cohesion. Just like last century I believe that travel technology will get more advanced and that it will become cheaper and therefore more people will have the opportunity to fly. this letter fulfils all the things that an examiner looks for in a good answer in a letter for the General Training Task 1 Writing. This logical progression of ideas in the structure of the three paragraphs gives the letter good cohesion. So. At no time does the reader have to stop because he does not understand. Please remember that there are other ways of approaching this question that are just as good. vastly more than at the start of the 20th Century. The person receiving it would wholly understand its purpose. The structure helps this. see the Free Help Tutorial for the General Training Task 1 Writing. Let’s look at these. The next paragraph details why the meal was so enjoyable. In this century I believe that the numbers of people travelling will continue to grow. The vocabulary of the letter is good throughout. A common mistake is to miss out in your letter one of things that it asks you to do. The past tenses are used correctly to describe past events and the suggestions are all correctly presented. In the 20th Century this increase was due to the improvement in the means of travelling. The General Training Task 1 Writing is marked in 3 areas. the examiner looks at the grammar. The choice of words also never causes any cohesion problems. The Sentence Structure again is fine. All other grammar is correct and everything is correctly punctuated. This will be due to various factors. The letter is set out in an appropriate way with a semi-formal opening and an ending that is appropriate to this type of letter. With Sentence Structure. The letter also gives the relevant detail of the waiter’s name. Coherence is also very good in the letter. Has the letter above answered the question? The letter thanks the restaurant mentioning the food. Cohesion and Coherence These two are interrelated which is why they are done together. The above letter has excellent cohesion. The first paragraph introduces the subject by mentioning the birthday meal and thanking the restaurant. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. Cohesion is how your writing fits together. service and atmosphere and also suggests an improvement. The letter would certainly fulfil its function. Task Fulfilment This mark grades you on basically whether you have answered the question or not. This is what the question asked. In addition to . It uses correct language with the right degree of formality.

Please remember that there are other ways of approaching this question that are just as good. Finally the conclusion reiterates the writer’s opinion in light of what he has just written. the Vocabulary and Sentence Structure are very good. These I feel will be the factors most responsible for the future growth of travel. grammar. how it structures its ideas and backs up the ideas with examples. The writer does not wholly look at one point of view but looks at factors affecting travel positively and negatively. At present the most important one is probably the threat of terrorism leading to a fear of travelling by plane. With Sentence Structure. Vocabulary and Sentence Structure With Vocabulary the examiner looks at the range of words used and whether they are used in the right place and at the right time. The minimum word limit of 250 words has also been passed so that is not a problem. Other things affecting communication would be linking words. the examiner looks at the grammar. punctuation and vocabulary are all very good and all the linking words. All word usage is correctly used and spelt correctly. The grammar. Also the spread of wealth and opportunities around Southeast Asia and Africa will lessen the need for people to travel for a better life or education. will become richer and more of the population will be able to afford to fly. lesser-developed and poorer nations today. Let’s look at these. (257 words) Estimated IELTS Writing Band 9 IELTS Examiner Commentary This essay was written by an IELTS examiner to give an example of a good answer. punctuation and vocabulary will cause a breakdown in communication. The Vocabulary and Sentence Structure band for this essay would therefore be very good. Then there are 2 paragraphs that provide the ideas and examples that support the writer’s opinion. This depends on accuracy in structure. Other factors will be a greater awareness in travel and travelling in order to obtain a better education. On the other hand there will be factors negatively affecting the growth in travel. Firstly the introduction sets out the writer’s opinion in relation to the question. As pointed out in the section above. The Communicative Quality in this essay therefore is very good. Ideas and Evidence. .this. punctuation and vocabulary. When you look at the above essay. The paragraphing is the first thing that helps communicative quality. The grammar is all error free and the punctuation is good. prepositions and agreements are all correctly used. The General Training Task 2 Writing is marked in 3 areas. All these things would lead to a good band for Arguments. you are first struck by how it is set out with paragraphs. The reasons negatively affecting the growth of travel are certainly important but I believe that the ones that will positively affect its growth will prove far more powerful and so I believe that travel in the 21st Century will certainly continue to grow and become even more popular. As pointed out above the paragraphing is very good. prepositions and agreements. Arguments. Ideas and Evidence This band grades the essay on its content. Communicative Quality This mark grades the candidate on how easily the reader understands the essay. It splits the essay up into easy-to-read chunks and separates the ideas of the essay into these chunks. such as China and other Southeast Asian and African countries. as bad grammar.

com Home Page where you will find a series of free General Training Test Tutorials including Speaking. went on to talk about where her family lived as well.com General Training Tests 1. The rest of Section 1 went equally well. Section 2 Ilaria continued with the same fluency as Section 1. In spite of this Ilaria gave full answers to all the questions. The questions asked in the recordings are the questions in the Speaking Test sections of ieltshelpnow. Because of this Ilaria only needed 2 questions to be asked in Topic 2. without being prompted. Speaking Practice Test 1 Examiner’s Commentary The student interviewed was Ilaria. Section 1 was very well answered by Ilaria and I do not feel that there were any bad points. absolutely and then goes on to explain her answer without the need for the examiner to have to ask Why. if you have not done so already. 2 and 3. This is often a good sign of a good. please look at the right hand side of the ieltshelpnow. Ilaria was not sporty so the questions from Topic 1 on Health and Exercise could not have suited her that well. Here you will find advice on how to do and prepare for the IELTS Speaking Test. This kind of full answer going further than the question asks is a good sign that the student is comfortable in English and can talk with easy fluency. The examiner allowed Ilaria to talk for the full . To further help you. Ilaria answers Yes. Also in reply to the second question in Topic 2. an Italian female.com General Training Practice Tests Below you will find reports by an IELTS speaking examiner on three recordings of example IELTS test interviews. it would be helpful for you to have the question sheets with you to refer to. The reports on each interview were written by the IELTS examiner who conducted the interviews. The Speaking Test is in three sections. While listening to the recordings. On the other hand in Topic 2 Ilaria showed the examiner that she could answer the questions at length in English.Commentary on the Example Speaking Recordings for the ieltshelpnow. It started well when Ilaria gave a very full answer to the first question about her family and. The examiner has tried to analyse the strong and weak parts of each of the students and this will give you a better understanding into how give a better performance in the IELTS Speaking Test. Section 1 Ilaria was very confident and gave full answers to all the questions. fluent candidate. This is important as Ilaria showed that she could speak capably on a subject about which she knew little and had little interest in. The recordings are not real IELTS test recordings but the interviewer is a real IELTS examiner and the recordings are conducted in the exact way that an IELTS Speaking Test is done. The students interviewed were IELTS students who were doing an IELTS preparation course in the UK. Let’s first look at the each of these sections in turn to identify the strong points as well as the weaknesses.

Pronunciation Ilaria’s pronunciation of English is excellent which allows her to be easily understood at all times. then they are less likely to make any fluency. She does say though often that she didn’t know much about the subject. then the easier it will probably be for the student to speak well. However. there are no bad parts to Section 3.2 minutes and she had no problem doing this. Therefore I would always advise candidates to take advantage of the full minute. if candidates talk slowly. It is wholly up to the candidate to decide to take all or part of the minute. grammatical or vocabulary errors and subsequently are more confident and comfortable. Indeed. the longer that a student has to prepare the talk. However. Then in Topic 2 she had more to say and spoke at greater length in reply to the questions. the student can then wait for the question(s) that they can really take advantage of and speak longer about. Again there are no bad parts in this section. Ilaria gave a short answer to this and that is all that is required. There is a trace of an accent in her English but this does not interfere with intelligibility at any time. Despite this she still managed full answers to all the questions. Grammatical Range and Accuracy Ilaria accurately and appropriately uses a wide range of grammatical structures. This Section 2 is shorter than a lot of others but this is because Ilaria did not use the minute available for preparation. although some answers were shorter than others. Fluency and Coherence Ilaria’s fluency and coherence is very good. Ilaria talked with some fluency on the subject in the question and covered the areas that the question asked to be talked about with detail and relevant examples. Ilaria’s answers to questions are logically developed and there is little . Not all IELTS interviews are this long but it is always up to the examiner to decide the length of the interview and not the candidate. Ilaria hardly took any of the one available minute for preparation. This is absolutely no problem. as long as a student answers each question to some extent. None of these is a problem. Marking The marking of the IELTS Speaking Test is done in 4 parts. short hesitations. Below is how the examiner evaluates this student. Ilaria’s language is appropriate and the joining language is all correctly used. Lexical Resource There is the occasional slightly inappropriate word choice but this does not happen very often and it does not affect the listener’s understanding. Finally the examiner asked a question to finish off Section 2. It is not a mistake to speak slowly. Ilaria does not talk that fast. The hesitations and erms are only normal features of someone who has to talk for 2 minutes on a quickly prepared subject. So. Section 3 In Topic 1 Ilaria’s answers were not as full as earlier. says erm quite a lot and has frequent. It does not affect the marking of the test in any way.

First of all let’s look at each of these sections in turn to identify the strong and weak parts of the interview. The Speaking Test is in three sections. and then mentions that her area is near other good places but she does not talk more about this. Section 2 In Section 2 Sandra managed to get over the one minute mark without any problems but it appeared as though it would have been hard for her to go any longer than she did. On the other hand she answered most of the questions quite well and this was certainly no disaster. Section 3 Section 3 started very well with Sandra giving long and full answers to the questions in Topic 1. it would have been a much better talk. the examiner asks Sandra about the advantages and disadvantages of living in her area.repetition or self-correction. This was wasting an opportunity. particularly in Topic 2. It sounds as though the examiner got her started early but it was Sandra who indicated that she was ready to begin. Here is an example where using the one minute preparation time would have had great benefit. In Topic 2 however the answers were not as long and could have been better developed. Sandra’s talk was a bit disjointed and lost coherence at times. which is good. Section 1 Sandra was a little bit nervous and not very confident in her speech. For example. Most people find that Section 1 of the IELTS Speaking Test is the easiest section and therefore students should take the opportunity to talk as long and as fully as they can while the questions are at their simplest. Estimated IELTS Speaking Band: 9 Speaking Practice Test 2 Examiner’s Commentary The student interviewed was Sandra. Like Ilaria in the recording for the Academic Speaking Test 1. could have been longer and better developed. Looking at her actual speaking. She could talk about other good things regarding her area and she did not even mention one disadvantage. The connections were not always clear and she shifted subject a couple of times in one sentence. preparation would have benefited her. By not taking the time to make notes on each part of the question. For example the last question was not really answered properly at all with Sandra only saying that holidays would change by having more amenities. On the other hand Sandra did manage to answer most parts of the question. If she could have finished each of the sentences by developing the subjects of each sentence and then change the subject coherently. speaking about the subjects in more depth. She did not lose marks for not preparing but the lack of coherence in her talk that the lack of preparation caused affected her score. Again. Sandra often had long hesitations as she searched for things to say and to connect her ideas. If . She talks about the climate as an advantage. Sandra did not make use of the one minute preparation time. She answered all the questions but some of the questions. a Colombian female.

First of all let’s look at the each of these sections in turn to identify the strong and weak parts of the interview. Section 1 Tina was a bit nervous and hesitant at the start but she gave full answers that addressed the questions. Pronunciation Sandra’s pronunciation was not that clear. There were quite a few pauses where she had to stop to search for the right word and not always with success. She talked quite slowly but that is no problem. Lexical Resource Sandra’s vocabulary was good enough to discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics but she had limited flexibility. There were lots of mistakes scattered throughout her speech as well. The Speaking Test is in three sections. Marking The Marking of the IELTS Speaking Test is done in 4 parts. Grammatical Range and Accuracy Sandra’s grammar was often faulty. some of them quite basic. There were areas where there were no problems but there were also times when her strong accent. Sandra’s basic sentences were controlled fairly well but more complex grammar often broke down.Topic 2 could have been answered as fully as Topic 1 then she would have made a much better impression. In fact talking slowly allowed Tina to consider what she was saying and so she was less likely to make grammar mistakes and lose . Fluency and Coherence Sandra’s fluency and coherence was sometimes quite good and she showed the ability to talk independently and at some length to questions. On areas that she was not so sure about though her fluency and coherence sometimes broke down and this led to quite a lot of hesitation and a bit of repetition. a Chinese female. Below is how the examiner evaluates this student. intonation and stress problems caused difficulties for the listener. Estimated IELTS Speaking Band: 5 Speaking Practice Test 3 Examiner’s Commentary The student interviewed was Tina.

Occasionally she finished a sentence but wanted to continue in order to make a better impression. Candidates in IELTS are not allowed to ask for a change in topic so. this does not interfere too much with the listener’s comprehension. The fact that Tina did not need all the questions from Section 1 to finish the section shows how well and fully she answered the questions. On the other hand. .control of her coherence. If you have no further ideas. there is nothing wrong with this. as pointed out above. At one point at the end of her talk Tina had finished a sentence and did not know how to continue. there will most likely be a lot of hesitations and eventually repetition of ideas. Where she sometimes went wrong was in trying to say too much. Tina covered the areas required in the question and talked without any problems until the examiner asked her to stop. Sometimes though she was a bit overly hesitant and stopped in the middle of sentences which affected the fluency of the talk a little. This is what happened sometimes to Tina. Nevertheless Tina had a lot of good things to say though she was more hesitant and had more breakdowns in fluency and accuracy due to the more complicated nature of the questions. The topics are all of general interest and anyone should be able to talk about the topics for 2 minutes. This is fine. This allowed Tina to make notes on all parts of the question. Below is how the examiner evaluates this student. This is good of course but only if you have more to say. it is better to stop with the good things that you have already said and wait for a new question. The examiner does not expect everyone to be able to answer every question instantly without thinking for a short time. She often hesitated at the start of answering questions while she thought momentarily about her answer. if you are given a topic you know little about. This shows the value of using the 1 minute preparation time and making the notes on the paper provided. If you have no further ideas and you try to carry on. The first important thing in this interview was that Tina took full advantage of the 1 minute preparation time. She checked her notes and saw that she had written something about how often she went to the restaurant. Pronunciation Tina’s pronunciation was fairly clear. In Section 2 Tina again spoke quite slowly and. although she has a Chinese accent. The errors became more frequent in Section 3 as the questions became more demanding and the language became more complicated to answer them. you will just have to do the best you can. Grammatical Range and Accuracy Tina’s grammar was often good but there were basic errors as well. Therefore. after the short gap to check her notes (which is fine) she was able to continue confidently with her talk. Marking The Marking of the IELTS Speaking Test is done in 4 parts. Section 3 Tina continued to give reasonable answers in Section 3. Most of her speech was easily understood and. Section 2 Tina is lucky as she says she is interested in this topic and so she finds it easy to talk about.

her speech broke down from time to time and hesitancy came in. although sometimes she did not know the right word. However. Fluency and Coherence Tina’s fluency and coherence was fine in Section 1 and parts of Section 2 but as the questions and language became more demanding. Estimated IELTS Speaking Band: 6 . It was easily sufficient to cope with familiar topics and some unfamiliar topics and. she showed the ability to talk at length and clearly answered the questions asked her. she could come up with an acceptable alternative and attempted to paraphrase quite successfully.Lexical Resource Tina used quite a variety of vocabulary.

Is this the right number to call? M Yes.com . Man Pan Asian Airways. You will hear a conversation between a man and a woman discussing the loss of a bag on board a plane. This is the right number. Can I help you? Wom Yes please. Listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 1 to 5. You have time to read the instructions and questions and check your work. I left something on one of your planes last night. That’s K-I-R-S-T-Y A-L-L-E-N. I left something on one of your planes last night. Is this the right number to call? M Yes. I got this number from the operator. You should answer the questions as you listen. Now what happened last night? W Well. In the IELTS test you hear some recordings and you have to answer questions on them. This is the right number. We were delayed a while in New York so that when we eventually landed. (20 second gap) You will see that there is an example. This time only. madam. as the recording is not played twice.This recording is copyright. Test 1. W Kirsty Allen. All recordings are played only once. Man Pan Asian Airways. John speaking. Section 1.30am. M Did you report this to anyone last night? © ieltshelpnow. John speaking. Kirsty is the correct answer. W M Kirsty Allen. I just need you tell me your name to start with so I can fill out a lost property form. the conversation relating to this will be played first. Now turn to Section 1. Now we begin. I got this number from the operator. Right. I was so tired that I accidentally left my handbag on the plane. I’ve got that. That’s K-I-R-S-T-Y A-L-L-E-N. Can I help you? Wom Yes please. I just need you to tell me your name to start with so I can fill out a lost property form. IELTS HELP NOW listening practice tests. First you have some time to look at questions 1 – 5. madam. I was on a flight last night from New York to London that landed at 12. So.

Now I have to take some details about the bag that you lost. Good. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 6 to 10. And what’s the address please? W M W M W M W M 48 Windham Road. your telephone number? Well. Richmond. I’ve got my boarding pass stub right here. © ieltshelpnow. M OK then. hang on a second. M W M W And does the boarding card stub say what seat you had? Oh yes. And you said that it was New York to London Heathrow. you have some time to look at questions 6 to 10. The postcode? RI6 GH7. M Very well madam. Is that right? Yes.W No. the flight number was PA 356. my home number is 020 8927 7651 and my mobile is 07754 897 432. I’m sorry. Err. I’m afraid not. I’ve got that. Now.com . It was a handbag. Now. yes? W M That’s right. I didn’t catch the second one. No. I guess it just looks like any regular handbag. PA365. What was the mobile again? 0 double 7 54 897 432. do you know the flight number of the plane that you were on last night? W Oh yes. It was E6. It’s very dark red with black handles and the catch on the top is gold coloured. OK. so the name was Kirsty Allen. Thanks. I didn’t notice until I got home and then it was really too late to phone. Can you describe it to me? W Well. I’m sorry. Before the conversation continues. That’s it: 365. that’s right. Let me take a few details for this form and I’ll see what I can do.

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Does it have any distinguishing marks?

W Not really. It’s quite new you see so I haven’t scratched it or anything. It’s got a brand name but that’s just inside the bag when you open it, under the catch. M OK. Now, can you tell me what was inside the bag?

W Quite a few things actually. Not my passport of course or I would never have got out of the airport. My purse is inside and that’s got about 200 dollars and about 70 pounds cash. There is also my credit card and some membership cards. M Good. I’ll just write that down. Anything else in the bag?

W A small paperback that I was reading, some makeup, my work keys, but not my house keys thank God and a couple of pens. M W Have you informed the police about the loss of the card? Yes and I’ve also cancelled the card with the credit company.

M Right. Now what I’ll do is to contact the lost property, which is where your bag will have gone if it was found. I’ll give you a call back within an hour and tell you what the situation is. If you haven’t had a call within an hour and a half, call back this number and ask for me. My name is John. OK? W M Yes, that’s great John. I’ll speak to you later. Goodbye. Goodbye.

That is the end of section 1. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 2. Section 2. You will hear a man giving a welcome speech to new students at the University of Westley. First you have some time to look at questions 11 to 14. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully to the welcome speech and answer questions 11 to 14. Hello and good afternoon. My name is John Walker and I’d like to welcome you new students to the University of Westley. What I am going to do today is just explain to you about some of thefacilities that you will find here on our main campus and where you will find them. If you look at the map on the overhead projector, let me talk you through some of the locations before describing some of them in more detail. Well, at present we are in the University’s main
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lecture hall. If you go out of the main front entrance then you will see opposite across the car park the entrance for the focal point of a lot university life for most students. This is of course the Students’ Union. About 150 yards on the left of the Union, as you look at it from here, is another focal point for the students (though not as popular as the Union), the University library. Behind the library is the main University refectory where many students eat both lunch and dinner. On the other side of the Union is the college chapel and behind that there is a small hall of residence. There are three other halls of residence behind the Students’ Union. Behind the hall that we are in now is the sports hall and grounds and either side of us are academic departments with lecturers’ offices, lecture halls and various labs. You will find it all a bit confusing at first but you’ll get to know your way around fairly quickly. You now have some time to look at questions 15 to 20. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the welcome speech and answer questions 15 to 20. I’d like now to talk about a few important places on the Campus. All students must belong to the Students’ Union if they wish to use any of its services. It is very cheap and we certainly recommend that you join. The Union provides a bookshop covering all the course books at the university plus lots of other titles for a range of interests. You can eat and drink at the Union. There is a Fat Phillips on the ground floor serving a wide range of fast foods and drinks. Then there is the main Union bar up on the First Floor. This is where the Union parties, dances and balls are held and there’s a pizza corner where cheap and large pizzas can be served up in a few minutes. Other areas that will be of interest to students are the Welfare Office, the Travel Office and the Clubs’ Office. The Clubs’ office will get you in touch with all the Clubs that are part of the Students’ Union. These clubs vary from football to drama to potholing to beer drinking. There really is something for everyone. The Union opens up at 8 am every day and closes at 12 midnight unless there are any functions going on later. I’d like to move onto the library now. This is where a lot of you will, I hope, be spending a lot of time over the next three or four years working and doing research. Of course this isn’t as exciting as the social aspects of university life but of course it really is the main reason that you are all here. I therefore urge you to get over there as soon as you can as you have to register and then you can have a look around. During the first two weeks of the academic year, that is, now, there are tours every two hours aimed at familiarising new students to all the services that the library offers. The library’s open from 9am to 9pm though it stays open later during final exams. As I said earlier, the refectory is behind the library. The refectory offers a range of cheap meals at lunchtime and in the evenings. It is open from 12 noon to 3 pm for lunch and from 6 pm to 8.30 pm for dinner. They try to offer a variety of food from favourites to healthy options to ethnic foods and there is always a choice for vegetarians and vegans. The University Sports Hall is one of the most used buildings at the University. To use the hall or the grounds you must be a member of the Athletic Union, which is part of the Students’ Union. Again this costs very little and will allow you to use all University sports facilities, represent University teams and it fully insures you during your membership of the Athletic Union. This is really excellent value.

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For departments and academic facilities, there isn’t enough time to go through all of them but your respective departments should furnish you with maps and information that will satisfy your needs. For all services offered at the university, I recommend that you purchase a discount plus card. This card costs £50 and lasts for the academic year. It will then give you discounts on all services at the university. For instance, a £4 meal at the refectory would be reduced to £2.50. It will also give free usage of the late night mini bus that the university runs to places off campus, which normally costs a pound. You can see that it wouldn’t take very long to make it worthwhile. The cards can be bought at the Students’ Union. Well, that’s what I have to say for the moment. Now, are there any questions? That is the end of section 2. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 3. Section 3. You will hear 2 students discussing the new term at their university. First you have some time to look at questions 21 to 25. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 25. Jane Hey John. I didn’t know you were here at the University yet. When did you get here? John Oh just yesterday; Thursday. I’ve got some stuff to get sorted out for the start of my second year as I’ve just got some new subjects. Today I’ve had to sort out my timetable. It seems like I’ve got quite a lot to do this year. When did you get here? Jane I’ve been here since Tuesday. What classes are you doing this year then? John Well, I’m continuing economics of course as that’s my major but I’m taking an extra maths class and I’m dropping Spanish so I can take up French. What about you? Jane My major’s the same as yours of course but I’m going to continue the same classes as last year as I liked them so much. They’re history and music. What’s your Monday timetable like? John Well at 9, it looks like I’ve got French for 3 hours. That’s going to be a tough start to the week! Jane Yeah. I can’t imagine it worse. I’ve got history for three hours which will kill me. The good thing for me is that I’ve got a free in the afternoon which will relax me after that morning. John No such luck for me though. I’ve got that extra maths class starting then so I’ll be hard at work all day on Mondays.
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I don’t like the sound of that. Jane Ooh. So. You can help me with the maths that I don’t understand.com .Jane Yeah. What about you? Jane I’m going to the same as last year. You now have some time to look at questions 26 to 30. That’s why I’m taking it this year. You remember that last year all the essays had to be 3000 words in length? © ieltshelpnow. John It is but remember that I spent some of the summer vacation travelling in Africa and Asia so that has made me more interested in the subject and I’ve also got some first hand ideas on the subject. They’re really expensive so that’ll take quite a long time. John I know. Volleyball. There’s a choice of essays up there. Jane What’s that one then? John It’s about the short-term future of third world economies. I don’t envy you that. For a small fee of course. this year. It seems very wide-ranging. Jane I know it’s early but do you know anything about the first assignment that we have to do? John Yes. I’ll be able to see you a lot this year. I can’t remember any of the titles though apart from the one that I think I’m going to write about. it looks like that. Jane What about sport? What have you chosen to do on the Wednesday sports afternoons? Are you sticking with rowing? John I’d love to but the rowing club storeroom got broken into and the boats were damaged so it’s not possible till the club can get enough money to repair or replace the boats. Jane Does the essay list mention how long the essays have to be and the deadlines? John Yes. I think there are about 10 you can choose from. Jane Yeah. Last year I really struggled with all the maths that I didn’t understand in the economics but hopefully. Still the extra maths will really help your economics in the long run. that will all change. I’m going to try out squash. as I can’t do that. it’s already up on the economics faculty notice board. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the discussion and answer questions 26 to 30. John (laughs) Maybe. John That’s good as it’s in the main sports hall like the squash.

First you have some time to look at questions 31 to 40. For countries such as Japan that have no oil deposits of their own. that leaves only a month to get the first one done. We could go over some questions.com . How about 3 this afternoon at the economics common room? John That seems OK. You will hear part of an environmental sciences lecture. Bye. I’m going to be at the campus cafeteria at 1. Section 4. I was hoping that they’d stay at 3000 words or only go up to 3500. John I know. My name is Professor Wilson and I am lecturing you today as part of your environmental sciences course. It looks like one essay a month like last year. that’s gone up by a thousand words! Jane Oh no! They’ll take ages. Jane Well at least that hasn’t changed but as it’s the end of September now. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. tankers are the only way that the oil needed to power their economies can be moved. John Yes.Well. Good morning everyone. That is the end of section 3. Jane What about the deadline? John The first one has to be in by the 30th October and the second by the 30th November. John Bye. but no luck I’m afraid. Oil tankers are the largest ships to sail in the ocean. We’ll be right by the economics course office where the questions are. you’d better. They are designed to hold millions of barrels of crude or refined oil in reasonable © ieltshelpnow. as I’ll be in the sports hall working out. See you then.30 for lunch. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 4. I’m going to have get onto that straight away. Part of this course is concerned with pollution issues in our world today and part of this lecture will look at some of ways that the oil industry has developed to deal with oil spills around the world. so that’ll be convenient for checking up on them. Jane I can’t then. Jane OK. If you want to talk about it.

The process is safe and cheap. which is the major cause of slicks. they hope to put the best bacteria to work in helping clean up after oil spill disasters. the bacteria’s food source is gone and they die. In previous years. the scientists are breeding these bacteria and studying them to determine which is most effective at reducing oil levels. The other possibility is that the oil then breaks down into tiny droplets. Although these clumps are themselves hazardous. These oil slicks can cover hundreds of miles and they cause huge environmental damage. Barriers are erected in the water and the oil is then sucked up. Chemical Detergents. they’ve found bacteria that seem to have an appetite for the toxic black sludge. slick cleaners would sometimes try to set fire to the slicks and burn them off but this is rarely done nowadays because. Scientists are also trying to improve other methods to fight oil spills. As the bacteria reproduce. it remains fixed there permanently. but it is ships hitting other ships or rocks. One possible result is that the oil can break up into clumps. they eat more and more of the slick until it finally vanishes. Accidents while loading and unloading and deliberate spills account for many slicks today. nearly all oil slicks consist of compounds that aren’t flammable.safety and without damage to the environment. The Sponge. This method is well suited to dealing with the larger slicks. The downside.carbon has invented a giant sponge made of lignite resin that sucks up the oil. Oil is released for varying reasons. The bacteria actually use the oil as food. Eco. leaving nothing behind at all. whose small granules can soak up large amounts of oil. Bacteria. Basically a containment boom is just a large float that surrounds and contains the slick. When oil is released from these ships. The containment boom is the most common method of cleaning up after an oil spill. numerous ways of containing them and cleaning them up have been developed. the problems caused by the clumps are much easier to deal with than the problems caused by oil slicks. is that the mats become toxic waste. which contains crushed coal. A unique advantage is that once the oil is absorbed into the mat. Eventually. A Berlin-based company has developed an alternative method for cleaning up oil spills. At the scenes of oil spills around the world. preventing it from harming the environment. surprisingly. which are soon spread and become harmless. So far this method has no discernable drawbacks. © ieltshelpnow. A negative aspect is that often the chemicals remain in the water and they can kill fish and other marine life. which sink to the bottom of the ocean. The sponge comes as a mat. the oil spreads out over the surface of the water in a large slick. combustibility comes after refining. Another method to clean slicks is to spray detergent solution from airplanes or boats directly onto the spill. two things can happen.com . This method is cheap and straightforward however it only functions in very calm seas. Because oil slicks are so damaging to the environment. Depending on the detergent. Eventually this method should be cheap. however. The four ways of cleaning up oil spills that we’ll look at today are as follows: The Containment Boom. easy to administer and be completely eco-friendly as when the slick is gone. The sponges have so far withstood small-scale testing in pools of water with miniature oil slicks. Now.

(30 second gap) That is the end of listening test 1. This subject is an optional question for your course.com . If you choose it. You’ll find the reading lists and essay questions on the faculty notice boards along with the deadline for submission. In the IELTS test you would now have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the listening answer sheet. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. seminars will be held at a later date. that’s the end of the section of the lecture on cleaning up spills.Well. © ieltshelpnow. That is the end of section 4.

Good Morning. You should answer the questions as you listen. Now turn to Section 1. the conversation relating to this will be played first. Yes…. (20 second gap) You will see that there is an example. as the recording is not played twice. I’m on a business trip so I only need a single room. there are a few left. Section 1. Let’s look. © ieltshelpnow. Are there any rooms still available? Barbara John Yes. You will hear a telephone conversation between a man and a woman discussing a hotel reservation. My name is John Griffin. First you have some time to look at questions 1 – 6. Barbara Sunrise Hotel. Right then. Mr. What were you wanting? Well. That would be great. Good Morning. there are a few left. So. Barbara speaking. There’s 1 single room left. In the IELTS test you hear some recordings and you have to answer questions on them. All recordings are played only once. Barbara I don’t think that will be a problem. What were you wanting? Well. John Hello. My name is John Griffin. Barbara speaking. Shall I book it for you? John Barbara John Yes please. Now we begin. what’s your name again please? John Griffin. Listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 1 to 6. Man Hello. Griffin is on a business trip so B is the correct answer. This time only. Are there any rooms still available? Barbara John Yes.com . You have time to read the instructions and questions and check your work.This recording is copyright. Test 2. Barbara Sunrise Hotel. I’d like to make a booking for tonight please. IELTS HELP NOW listening practice tests. That’s J-O-H-N G-R-I-F-F-I-N. I’m on a business trip so I only need a single room. Let me get a pen. I’d like to make a booking for tonight please.

I’ve got that down. Griffin. Barbara So. Let’s look at the cards. So. Goodbye. that’s right.15pm so by the time I get through the formalities… that should take about 20 minutes… I should be at your place at 10. Barbara Well. Before you hear this. Oh the fries might be cold when you get in. Griffin. Will the restaurant still be open at that time as I’ll be hungry – I hate plane food! Barbara I’m afraid it’ll be closed by then Mr. (20 second gap) © ieltshelpnow.Barbara John OK. Is your credit card number the same to confirm the booking? John OK? Yes. See you tonight Mr. Can I organize some snacks to be left in your room? A burger? Fries? Sandwiches? John Barbara John Barbara John Barbara John Yes. See you tonight. Griffin. that’s right. you have some time to look at questions 7 to 10. that’s all. Griffin? John Well. No. John Griffin. Anything else Mr. right? John Barbara John Yes. it’s a single room for 2 nights. that would be great. John Griffin… from Sydney. That’s no problem at all.com . Age 30. we should have your details already. I’ve stayed with you twice before. No problem. passport number 87637489. but I’ll want you to forward the bill to my company again. So. what time can we expect you tonight Mr. Yes. Mark. tell me if I’m wrong.00. Griffin. Your company have always settled very promptly in the past. Here we are. if that’s Barbara Oh yes. Mr. Ah yes. How about a cheese sandwich with fries? No problem sir. the plane lands at 9. Goodbye. Now you will hear a conversation between Barbara and another man. that’s right. haven’t you? Yes. And. it’s the same. Wait a minute. Just the sandwich then. You’ve been here before. Thank you. I’ll see to that.

Erm… well beef and chicken are both $10 and salad is $8. I should have let him know that there weren’t any singles left. Mark That’s no problem. There was a booking earlier this morning.Now listen carefully and answer questions 7 to 10. Mark Don’t worry it’s not a problem. Barbara Oh dear. Let me just check. I’m so sorry. I should have made a note of the booking so that everyone knew. we don’t want to upset him. Barbara Mr. Mark Barbara Ah good.com . I didn’t realize. Griffin has ordered a cheese sandwich to be left I his room too as the restaurant will be closed when he gets in. It’s my fault. We want him to come back. Wait a moment which room have you put him in? Err… I put him in number 22. Barbara Oh. Mark. Ah yes cheese. Just make it $9. Mark Well. That should be OK. Mark No. Barbara How much shall I charge him for the sandwich? Mark What is it again. Oh blast. it’s not your fault. Just leave a message for my wife in the order book there. Barbara OK. Griffin. Barbara I’m so sorry Mark. She’ll make sure that it’s prepared by the kitchen staff and then room service can take it to his room just before he arrives. You know that nice man from Sydney who’s been here a couple of times before. Make a note that we’ll give him the single rate and he’s got a free upgrade. That was Mr. I took the booking earlier but the computers were down. All the singles are now gone. That is the end of section 1. Thanks Mark. We’ll stick him in number 34. © ieltshelpnow. Barbara What about the price? The double is $150 a night and he’s going to be expecting $100 a night for the single. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. It’s a double room but it shouldn’t matter. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 2. Is that OK? Mark I think so. He’s booked a single room for 2 nights from tonight.

The police hope to issue photo fit pictures later today. First you have some time to look at questions 11 to 15. Although the 2 men were armed with baseball bats. Although the 2 men had motorcycle helmets on. just when the store was opening. CompTec last night announced that they must release 40 workers. dark hair and a small moustache. these were knocked off during the scuffle and the shopkeepers were able to get a good look at them.with a fat build and red hair and clean-shaven. Good morning and welcome to 2RC. More news from the police into the jewellery robbery that occurred last Tuesday in the centre of town.Section 2. You now have some time to look at questions 16 to 20. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the news broadcast and answer questions 16 to 20. in the centre of town last Tuesday. CompTec. Plans for the redevelopment of the Oakley Woods have been shelved. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully to the news broadcast and answer questions 11 to 15. At 9am. Westley International Airport has been awarded by CheapAir. This was blamed on a downturn in sales and increased competition. Nicholls. the local computer hardware manufacturer has announced that it must cut 40 jobs. 2 men burst through the door and demanded bags to be filled up with jewellery. The public are urged to call Westley police if they think they recognise either of the 2 men. And here are your headlines for this morning. 4 new © ieltshelpnow. And. First of all. You will hear a news broadcast on a radio station. slight build. a white T-shirt and a black leather jacket. get set for a heat wave. New routes open up at the Westley International Airport. The 2nd man is much shorter – around 5 foot 8 . They are both probably in their early 20s. The jobs to be lost will be a mixture of early retirement offerings and a spread from all departments in the company. police have released 2 descriptions for the two men wanted in connection with the robbery at the local jewellery store. the shopkeepers bravely attacked them and beat them off.com . your local radio news service for the Westley area. A local cricket team make it to the regional finals. He was wearing a dark blue sweater and black jeans. He was wearing blue jeans. the new low cost carrier. The first man is said to be about 6 foot in height.

get set for a heat wave for the remainder of the month of August.routes into Europe. but those of us who are experienced with the British weather will most likely greet this news with. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 26. Go along and support if you’re around that day. thanks for coming to this interview and thanks for applying to the engineering department of Westley University. Robert Interviewer Oh that’s good. They will play the final at home on Sunday 30th August against Newbury CC.com . Interviewer First of all. When the deals have been finalised. The Woods were to have been developed into a shopping area but opposition from local residents and local environmental groups has led to a turn around by the local council and they will now look for an alternative site. George Finchly. “let’s wait and see!” That is the end of section 2. Environmentalists were delighted this morning by the news that plans by the local council to develop the Oakley Woods area have been shelved. It’s Robert Johnson. Section 3. mayor of Westley. a local league cricket club has made it to the finals of the Sunday league knockout cricket competition. (laughs) Now I know you have applied to us to study Civil Engineering so can you tell me © ieltshelpnow. East Moors CC. says they are ecstatic that the council has bowed to the wishes of people in the area. And finally. Weather experts have assured us that we will have 3 weeks of unbroken sunshine till the end of the month. First you have some time to look at questions 21 to 26. Mr. as you’ll be assured a great Sunday afternoon’s sport. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. a local pressure group. Westley Green. Interviewer Robert Hello there. This is a fairly informal interview where I just get to know you and find out what kind of person you are. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 3. this will lead to a significant number of jobs. isn’t it? Yes. made the announcement and said that the committee responsible took all available information into account before taking the decision and he hopes that Westley residents are happy that the local council are sensitive to their wishes when making decisions. The new routes will be into 4 European countries though the details have not yet been released. Great news. You will hear an admissions tutor at a university interviewing a prospective student. that’s right. There won’t be any technical questions as we’ve got all your education background from your application form.

First of all I’ve always been fascinated by building things. I suppose. first of all I know that the department has a very good reputation in this field and. I would always be interested in the local bridge and all that. who really fostered my interest in these things. Robert I’m also very interested in mountaineering and your campus here in the Midlands is within reasonable distance of Snowdonia so I’ll be able to go hiking at weekends when work allows it. I’d like to say that I got plenty of work experience but what I did was travel. My brother wants to do the same thing as well so you’ll probably get an application from him in another two years! Interviewer Great! Now then. which are the ones that are of particular use for engineering. Interviewer So. I delivered furniture.why you chose this field? Robert It’s a mixture of reasons really. I mean it was interesting to see the brass tacks side of things and a good engineer has to get his hands dirty my father says. I checked out the stats and saw that the percentage of graduates going straight into industry was very good. Interviewer Yes. before applying. and it was he. worked in a pub. Interviewer What kind of work did you do out there? Robert It was fairly menial stuff. I’m lucky as well because my best subjects at school were maths and physics. It helps deal with the stress. Interviewer He’s absolutely right as well. I went over to Australia for the year and spent the time travelling and working all around the country. Robert I also play a lot of football and the University runs quite a few teams in the local © ieltshelpnow. At the end I went to New Zealand and travelled around there for a couple of months. worked in a hotel and worked on a building site for a couple of months too. Interviewer That’s good. Interviewer Working on a building site must have been some good experience for engineering? Robert I suppose so.com . why did you choose Westley University to study Civil Engineering? Robert Well. What did you do during this year? Robert Well. Whenever the family was on holiday. I notice from your application form that you took a year off between school and university. Now. we’re very proud of that. It’s very important for students to have interests outside of their studies. My father is a civil engineer too so he’d always be able to explain things. you’ll be keeping it in the family then? Robert Yes.

this will be the research that you need to do in order to write your dissertations and theses. It has been said that first world societies are no longer industrial societies but information © ieltshelpnow. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. leaving the fourth year to polish it. and study for your finals. The second year is identical to the first year. For most of you. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. First you have some time to look at questions 31 to 40. How will I be assessed over the four years of the course? Interviewer Well. You have to pass the exams in these years but they won’t actually be part of your degree.leagues so I’d like to get into that. In the first year you will have exams at the end of May. as it’s a sandwich course you will be working in industry for the third year and there won’t be any exams for that year. You’ll probably have 5 papers to sit then. Section 4. Interviewer Is there anything you’d like to ask me about the course? Robert Yes. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 4. Welcome to this auxiliary lecture on research methods. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.com . I’d like to ask about … That is the end of section 3. The information in the prospectus wasn’t very clear about assessment. Robert What will I have to do for the finals? Interviewer There will be eight papers in all during June and these will be based on work done throughout the entire course. This lecture is not aimed specifically at one particular course but is a general lecture that will be relevant to any student who must conduct research into a topic for his or her course. You will hear part of a research methods lecture. Anything else? Robert Yes. It’s hard and a stressful time but students usually cope with it. So. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the interview and answer questions 27 to 30. the 3rd year can be spent doing the hard work for the dissertation. In the fourth year you will have to write a dissertation of a minimum of 15 000 words and most people use their time in the 3rd year when they’re working to use as a basis for their dissertation. You now have some time to look at questions 27 to 30.

We also need to the look at the content of our surveys. The industry standard for all reputable survey organizations is that individual respondents should never be identified in reporting survey findings. Even so.or it can be quite long -. They lend themselves particularly well to situations where timeliness is a factor and the length of the survey is limited. Analysts. taking five minutes or fewer -. the results can be projected from the sample to the larger population. Therefore you must always bear in mind a few guidelines. Questions may be open-ended such as: “Why do you feel that way?” or closed such as: “Do you approve or disapprove?” The questionnaire may be very brief -.000 individuals can reflect various characteristics of the total population but it is not always needed to sample the entire population for your needs. What. I’d like now to look at some of the types of survey available to us and the focus here will be on methods for surveying individuals and companies. This way. They should not be designed to produce predetermined results or as a ruse for marketing and similar activities. Mail surveys can be most effective when directed at particular groups.societies. some surveys employ a “panel design. needs and behaviour. There are also certain ethics to be looked at in conducting surveys. is a survey? Today the word survey is used most often to describe a method of gathering information from a sample of individuals. then.” in which the same respondents are interviewed on two or more occasions. Some of you will see that the information that you will compile is of value to companies operating in that particular sector.com . such as subscribers to a specialized magazine or members of a professional association. The sample size required for a survey partly depends on the statistical quality needed and the size of the total population of the area in question. A properly selected sample of only 1. our major problems and tasks no longer mainly centre on the production of goods and services necessary for survival and comfort. A decent response rate though is the major problem. In-person interviews in a respondent’s home or office are good when complex information is to be collected. This is why surveys today are regarded with so much importance. often find that a moderate sample size is sufficient statistically and operationally. It could involve a great deal of travelling around though. Many surveys combine types of question. Mail. For students such as you though. That is. cost will be an issue. The latter can be in offices. Also because changes in attitudes or behaviour cannot be reliably ascertained from a single interview. homes or on the street. and in-person interview surveys are the most common ways for doing this.requiring an hour or more of the respondent’s time. though. there is no simple rule for sample size that can be used for all surveys. telephone interview. Street interviews could also be useful as they are easy but the sampling is not very scientific. All of the survey’s results should be presented © ieltshelpnow. Surveys can focus on opinions and attitudes or on factual characteristics or behaviour. but rather require a prompt and accurate flow of information on preferences. Telephone interviews are an efficient method of collecting some types of data and are being used increasingly. Surveys should be carried out solely to develop statistical information about a subject. An important consideration to take at the start is to decide how large a survey to perform. Mail surveys can be relatively low in cost.a few questions.

© ieltshelpnow. (30 second gap) That is the end of listening test 2. That is the end of section 4. In the IELTS test you would now have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the listening answer sheet. You will now have half a minute to check your answers.in completely anonymous summaries.com . such as statistical tables and charts.

Let me get an application form. This time only. Now we begin.com . P W P W P W P Great Now then. the conversation relating to this will be played first. You will hear a conversation between a man and a woman as the man joins a local library. Here we are. You have time to read the instructions and questions and check your work. How do you spell Camden? C-A-M-D-E-N C-A-M-D-E-N Yes. What’s your full name? Peter Adrian Camden. Now all we have to do is fill this in and then I’ll get you to sign and you’ll be a member. In the IELTS test you hear some recordings and you have to answer questions on them. Peter Hello. You should answer the questions as you listen. What’s your full name? © ieltshelpnow. Test 3. Listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 1 to 5. that’s right. Now turn to Section 1. Section 1. First you have some time to look at questions 1 – 5. So.This recording is copyright. All recordings are played only once. Will That’s no problem. Peter Hello. as the recording is not played twice. Now all we have to do is fill this in and then I’ll get you to sign it and you’ll be a member. Will That’s no problem. IELTS HELP NOW listening practice tests. Here we are. P W Great Now then. (20 second gap) You will see that there is an example. I’m new in the area and I’d like to join the library please. I’m new in the area and I’d like to join the library please. Let me get an application form. Camden is the correct answer.

That’s near here isn’t it? Yes. Finsbury. How do you spell Camden? C-A-M-D-E-N C-A-M-D-E-N Yes. Did you get that? Some of it. Now. can you tell me your date of birth? 8th July 1976. not now.I mean. Can you say it again? The code’s 06634 and the number’s then 982 746 W Right. what’s your telephone number? Well.com . Right. What’s the post code? 7424. Will that © ieltshelpnow. Now I need some kind of identification to prove where you live. sorry. Do you need it now? No. I. I’ve got a letter addressed to me here that arrived this morning. Got that. and what’s your address? Flat 5.. That’s almost it. that’s right. Ok. Do you have a driving license or a passport or anything like that? P W P do? I’m afraid that everything I have. And. 7434. has got my old address on it. but you won’t be able to take anything out until we see that. That’ll do fine. It’s 06634 982 746. Got that now. 53 Green Street. just 5 minutes walk..P W P W P W P W P W P W P W P W P W P Peter Adrian Camden. I don’t have a home number but I’ve got a mobile. Wait a minute.

Too weird. Let’s look. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 6 to 10. what type of books do you like? P Well. when a detective is trying to find out who did the murder. just give the money in when you’re ready to rent them out. I think that’s it then. Romance never! My sister loves them but they bore me to tears. if that’s OK? W M Go ahead.com . © ieltshelpnow. So. P Well thanks very much. That will be fine…. Well. P W I don’t think I’ll get any of those just yet. we rent videos out for $4 each and DVDs are $6. That is the end of section 1. Good. I get them out sometimes. Historical novels interest me too. Ok. Oh. You’ve been very helpful. Before the conversation continues. You know. That’s a good idea. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. W P W P Well. You must leave us a deposit of $60 as well. Well. do you charge anything? The library is free unless you want to rent out some of our videos or DVDs. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 2. That’s returnable of course. How much is that? W Well. I might take a book out now for the weekend. goodbye. Can I pay later? Sure. I quite like books on animals too. I’m very keen on mysteries. you have some time to look at questions 6 to 10. OK. W Could I ask you a few questions? The Council that runs the library is running a survey to find out what kind of books people prefer so that they can direct their buying. Not science fiction either. that’s that finished. no problem. P W Yeah.W Oh yes.

You now have some time to look at questions 15 to 20. Why is it important for us to give blood? Matthew Donating blood is not important. Then the blood is split into its constituent parts. cancer patients. The need for blood is great. heart surgery. Interviewer What are the different types? Matthew It’s a bit more complicated than that. On any given day. In 2002. nearly 29 million units of blood components were transfused. but barely a fraction of those who can give. Interviewer Hello everyone. Yet sooner or later.com . Thousands of accident victims.Section 2. Without donated blood. Good morning Matthew. It’s actually vital that people do this. Interviewer What are the different parts used for? © ieltshelpnow. All blood types are needed. organ transplants. virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. thousands of people would die every year and it’s something that could affect everyone. A. and patients receiving treatment for leukaemia. First there are the red blood cells. Dr. Interviewer We really need that much? Matthew Yes. Matthew Johnson. Blood supplies nationwide have reached critically low levels. cancer or other diseases. First you have some time to look at questions 11 to 14. B or AB though there are also divisions here. I’ve just been joined in the studio by Dr.000 units of red blood cells are needed. Matthew Interviewer Good morning. Matthew. Blood transfusions are often needed for victims of things such as accidents and burns. an average of 38. the demand for blood continues to increase. We all expect blood to be there for us. with less than one day’s supply of several blood types. And we need it now. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the interview and answer questions 15 to 20. premature babies and countless others who need blood to stay alive are hoping you’ll care enough to help them. do. First we collect the whole blood from donors and then it’s sorted into the different types which are basically O. And that time is all too often unexpected. then the white blood cells. Johnson works at Westley General Hospital and he is here today to tell us all about giving blood. then things called platelets and finally plasma. This is shipped off to hospitals where they use the blood parts that the patients need. And with an aging population and advances in medical treatments and procedures requiring blood transfusions. So. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully to the interview and answer questions 11 to 14. We divide it into 4 basic parts. You will hear a radio presenter interviewing a doctor.

as I said before the whole blood is your blood in its natural state and something we rarely use. And let me tell you a few things that will calm your fears about giving blood. Jim Dave Hello there. come down and we’ll let you know. hepatitis or any other disease by giving blood.30pm and we’ll be able to deal with you within one hour. be at least 17 years of age. Interviewer So. Well.: it’s red. weigh no less than 110 pounds. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 27. I do. Now.Matthew Well. Donors must be in generally good health. Remember. this can save up to three lives. Its main function is to carry oxygen to cells. Your body will replace the blood you donate within days of your donation. Finally. Come along between 9am and 4. It’s much more useful to us to have it separated into its component parts. And of course. have not received a tattoo within the past year and not have donated whole blood within the past 56 days. Interviewer And can anyone give blood? Matthew Almost everyone. thanks Matthew. White blood cells are the most important part of the body’s immune system and they’re used for patients whose normal defence systems aren’t working properly. Aside from a brief needle prick. Please come down and see us. plasma is what carries the other parts of blood around and needs to be administered with any of the other components. if you’re unsure. We screen donors with a series of questions before we take the blood so. you’re here in Westley today to collect blood. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 3. Platelets are crucial for making your blood clot and we need to give them to patients who suffer from illnesses that deplete their natural levels of platelets or they will bleed to death. Section 3. It’s widely used to replace lost blood during surgery or when people haemorrhage. Red blood cells are what everyone associates with blood. i. Take away the red blood cells and this is actually yellow. Can you tell us where and when we can donate? Matthew Of course! We’re set up here today. Can I help you? © ieltshelpnow. you get a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards. if you can donate one pint of blood. You will hear a conversation between 3 people about use of university computers.com . that’s Wednesday. and for the next two days at Westley General Hospital at the Outpatients Department. I for one will definitely be going down to Westley General to That is the end of section 2. that’s what blood is all about. Do you work in the computer room? Yes.e. it doesn’t hurt to give blood. First you have some time to look at questions 21 to 27. And finally you can’t catch AIDS. Interviewer donate.

As you can imagine they’re in quite a lot of demand so you have to reserve your time on a computer. they’ll do anything to get some time on the computers.com . Jim James Smith. what I’ll do is pass you over to my colleague. let me do that. it’s a straightforward process. I thought I’d get down here and see what I have to do in order to get time on one of the university’s computers. Jane Well. you can use them but not whenever you like. OK. How do I go about that Well. Franklin is in the Computer Sciences building and Salisbury is in the library. Well. Better not try it yourself though or you’ll be banned from the computers for the rest of the academic year and your password and username will be taken away. Wimborne and Court are in this building. And far more often than you would think. Jane Right. Jim So I can use them whenever I like? Dave Well. If a computer is free though you can go on it straight away. In each of the labs there is a reservation book and you can reserve your time on a computer in that for 2 hours daily.Jim Well. The names of the 4 labs that you can use are Wimborne. First of all tell me your name and I’ll type it into the system. The others can only be used by the staff and postgraduates. your username is jamessmith2 – that’s all small case. There are 4 computer labs open to undergraduates. Hi. It’s quite straightforward but be sure to always write your name in the reservation book in pen or someone can rub it out and put their name in instead. When people are stressed about their assignments. Jane! Jane That reminds me. © ieltshelpnow. as she’s in charge of all Yes Dave. Salisbury and Court. So. I’m a first year and I know that I’ll need to use the computer room for my work as I don’t have a computer of my own. Dave OK. Can you help him out with that? Jane Jim Yeah sure. That means there must be more than one of you at the university at the moment. Franklin. So. Jane. the Johnson building. I’ve got to get a username and password. Jim Oh my God! Does that really happen? Dave I’m afraid so. Dave I’ve got a new student here wanting to find out about usernames and passwords. Jim then? Dave that. Hi there. You see all students are automatically given a username and then they just choose a password themselves.

isn’t it? Jane No that’s Wimborne you’re thinking about. intermediate and advanced. I’d better stick with that. © ieltshelpnow. You could try Thursday at 2. as that’s where all the main printers are. How’s that? Even worse as I’ve a tutorial then.30 in the afternoon on Mondays but yours is the day after at 5 in the afternoon. Intermediate could be too tough. You can now use any of the four undergraduate computer labs. Jane Jim Well. Jane Let’s have a look then. Which would you like to go for? Jim Well. Advanced starts at 4. Jane Jim Well your course is in Franklin then. Jim Jane Jim Jane Jim Are there any other times as I’ve got a part time job then. now it doesn’t cost you anything.00 pm. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the conversation and answer questions 28 to 30. When you print it goes into a queue and it will be left in a tray in Franklin. Anything else? Jim I don’t know what time the course starts. There is beginner. By the way. Franklin’s over in the Computer Sciences Building. I have done some but I don’t know if I’m up to anything more than beginner. Jim I don’t really know much about computing. Yes. We’re in Court now. The good bit is that. I’ll have to re-arrange work then. Anything else? No. You know where that is? That’s in this building too. as that’s the subject that I’m studying though my girlfriend Mary will be upset that it’s not her name I’m using. I can’t miss the tutorial.com .what do you want your password to be? Jim I think I’ll choose biology. that’s all done. although last year it cost 3 pence per page. That’s it. You now have some time to look at questions 28 to 30. can I print out stuff at the labs? Jane Yes you can but sometimes it’s not quick. Is there any training available? Jane Yes. We have introductory courses for all new students.

Tutor Good afternoon everyone. In today’s seminar we are going to continue listening to different students giving us a presentation on the subject of their term paper. to within the second! In one year. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. Now today is Hillary’s turn. The Japanese bullet train system is credited with being the world’s first purpose-built high-speed railway. after several hours. Japan’s main island Honshu is covered by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the island’s major cities and Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu. and the model and inspiration for all other similar type systems running today such as the French TGV. This record is from the 500 series “Nozomi” trains running at a maximum speed of 300km/h between Shin-Osaka and Hakata. There have been several bullet train models since then. First you have some time to look at questions 31 to 40. 500 and 700 series and it’s the 500 series one that can travel at 300 kph. other than that caused by deliberate passenger misadventure. The punctuality puts European train services to shame.km in 44 minutes. The most recent ones have been the 300. Section 4. the total time that all bullets trains were late by was 12 seconds! This statistic is hard to believe but it would be difficult to prove otherwise and that’s what the rail authorities in Japan have told us. I’ll talk more about them later. Most trains arrive at their destination. some of you will know that I was brought up when I was young in Japan and I’m going to do my term paper on Japan’s bullet trains. The train travelled 192. Hikari and Kodama. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 4. You will hear part a university seminar given by a student. and reach Osaka from Tokyo in only about two and a half hours and it’s the most modern of bullet trains that serve as Nozomi. The reputation it has earned for safety. which was 261. As far as speed is concerned the bullet train holds the current world records for the fastest average speed between two station stops. Hikari trains stop a little bit more frequently than Nozomi trains. which have revolutionised their rail industry.8kph between Hiroshima and Kokura. Most of these old trains have now been discontinued. I’d like to give you some figures about that. speed and punctuality is unsurpassed.That is the end of section 3. what are you going to talk about today Hillary? Hillary Well. Now I’d like to tell you a bit about their history. there has never been a death on the bullet train system since it’s inception in 1964.com . (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. The Nozomi trains stop only at the most important stations. The bullet trains operating in Japan today are of the three following categories: Nozomi. Japan’s high-speed trains are called shinkansen but are known to us bullet trains. As regards safety. and need roughly three © ieltshelpnow. The first bullet train was introduced in 1964 by Central & West Japan Railways for the Tokyo to Osaka route. So.

com . keeping the motors rotating. In addition. making the electric train system advantageous on Japanese railways. As the force acts in the direction opposite to the axle’s motion. This is in contrast to locomotive trains in which the locomotive pulls the passenger coaches. It’s a system suitable to European railways. When the power feed to the electric car motors is stopped. I’d like now to talk a little bit about the technology involved in bullet trains. it functions as a brake to the train. by virtue of the remarkable progress achieved recently in semiconductor technologies. © ieltshelpnow. That is the end of section 4. the electric train system has undergone tremendous improvements in power. Older models of bullet trains serve as Kodama. The Shinkansen bullet trains consist of electrically powered cars. In the IELTS test you would now have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the listening answer sheet. operability and safety administration. One of the advantages of the electric car system is that the motor functions as a brake to reduce the speed of the train. Kodama trains stop at all stations and they are the local trains among bullet trains.hours to reach Osaka from Tokyo. in which the heavyweight. The realization of the high-speed Shinkansen with the electric train system had a great significance. high-output locomotives at both ends pull the passenger coaches. making it necessary for the trains to accelerate and decelerate frequently. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. the wheels continue revolving. which involve frequent deceleration and acceleration. (30 second gap) That is the end of listening test 3. The French “Train a Grande Vitesse” or TGV runs on a centralized power system. All the motors equipped on each coach can be utilized effectively to reduce the speed. That means basically all individual cars are equipped with electric motor driving systems. However it is unsuitable in Japan where the ground is flimsy and the tracks full of curves and undulations and inter-city distances are short. resulting in electricity generation by magnetic induction. which run basically on straight tracks in wide plains with solid foundations. so the system is becoming increasingly advantageous.

I’ve just moved to Melbourne for a new job and I’ve been advised to register with a new doctor for my family and myself. I’ve just moved to Melbourne for a new job and I’ve been advised to register with a new doctor for my family and myself. M R M R M R M What’s the name of the road that you live in sir? Dawson Road. I think that this surgery is the nearest one to where I live. All recordings are played only once. Would you like to register with us now? Yes please. And your family? My wife’s name is Janet and I have one little boy whose name is Rod. This time only. Yes. That’s in our area. © ieltshelpnow. Section 1. In the IELTS test you hear some recordings and you have to answer questions on them. First you have some time to look at questions 1 – 5. J-A-C-O-B-S. Recep. Mike (man) Hello.This recording is copyright. I think that this surgery is the nearest one to where I live. the conversation relating to this will be played first. You have time to read the instructions and questions and check your work. Now we begin. Dawson Road is the correct answer. I’ll just have to take some details. So. as the recording is not played twice. IELTS HELP NOW listening practice tests. Test 4.com . First of all. Recep. (20 second gap) You will see that there is an example. M What’s the name of the road that you live in sir? Dawson Road. Now turn to Section 1. You will hear a conversation between a man and a receptionist on the subject of joining a surgery. Right. could you give me your name? It’s Mike Jacobs. Listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 1 to 5. You should answer the questions as you listen. Mike (man) Hello.

We’ll take the first one please. R-O-D. that will be fine. There’s Dr. Rod. Kevin? Yes. Susan Larkins. we’ll leave it as it is for now and my wife can change if she wants to. How about Dr. I’ll go for the last one. White it is. we’ve got 4 doctors here. Good. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 6 to 10. Right. And I’ll need to know your health card number. Dr.00. Was that one a man? R M R No. Will that be the same for your family? M Oh yes. that was Dr. that’s fine. James Nicholson and Dr. Dr. Highfield. Highfield. Linda Williams. M I’d like to make an appointment now for my wife. H-I-G-H-F-I-E-L-D. It’s NH 87 18 12 C. Before the conversation continues.R M R M R M R M Ron? No. only yours for now. 2. Which one would you like to register with? M Oh! I didn’t think of that. Melbourne. I think I would like a man as my doctor. And what is your address here in Melbourne? 52 Dawson Road. Any openings in the afternoon? There are appointments available at 2.30 and 3. Linda. R M R M How about this Friday morning? That’s Friday the 21st. you have some time to look at questions 6 to 10. She wants to come in at the end of the week. Dr. Do you know the name of your old doctor? It was Dr. Well. Good. What about my family? Oh. I don’t think she can make the morning.30. © ieltshelpnow. Kevin White. R Now. My wife might not want a man as her doctor. Well. Mmm. Graham McKenzie in Perth.com .

M R Great. Thanks and goodbye. R Like all Australia. And what shall my wife do if she wants to switch doctor? She can just give us a call here. That is the end of section 1. Anyone can take care of it. M Now what do we do if we need to call out a doctor during the night? R We’ve got a rotation system with the doctors in the area. prescriptions have to be paid for at the chemist at the prevailing rate. It’s 7253 9829 Can you give me your name please? R My name’s Angela but there are two other girls who might be on duty as well. Well that’s all. Do you want to take the number down? Yes please. Got that.R M R M R M Ok. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. © ieltshelpnow. M R M What’s that number? It’s 0506 759 3856. Consultations though are under the National Health Service so they’ll be free. Their names are Elizabeth and Rachel but it doesn’t matter who’s on duty.com . First you have some time to look at questions 11 to 16. Section 2. There’s a mobile number you can call and that’ll get through to the doctor who’s on duty. I didn’t ask about any charges. Goodbye. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 2. Some things like vaccinations for travel and insurance reports we make a standard charge for and I can give you a price list for those. That’s done. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully to the guide talk and answer questions 11 to 16. Oh. You will hear a man giving a guide talk to new students at a university library.

30pm on Fridays to give students more time to organise their book requirements for the weekend. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the guide talk and answer questions 17 to 20. Postgraduates may borrow 6 books at a time. I’d like to welcome you all to Westley University Library. which you can use to search for books and their location. in the basement we have the stack system. At the reception they’ll give you an application form. although this is extended to 6. the Reception operates only between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Ok then.com . Onto the layout of the library. you may not remove them from the Library. You will need to do all this as soon as possible so you’ll be able to use the facilities at once. Finally. Of course. Undergraduate students are permitted to take out 4 books at any one time and each book may be borrowed for a period of two weeks. The reception is closed on Sundays. What I’ll start by doing is telling you about what you need to do to join the library. the computers. though the computer catalogues here will list them so you know where to find everything. On the first floor above us. which are behind the reception. This is not a method of earning money for the Library but merely what we have to do to ensure that all students have access to all the books that they will need. So to join the Library you need to go to the reception between the hours of 9am and 5pm. We do not renew book borrowing over the phone. and the bathrooms. After you fill that in. let me tell you a bit about the facilities. Here we have the reception. individual departments will usually have their specialist libraries in their buildings. Here we keep all the books.Good morning everyone. then you will be charged a fine of 2 pounds for every week that you are late. I’m sure your workload will begin to build up soon! Now. which contains the University collection of © ieltshelpnow. we have the Arts section. You can reserve time with these books at reception and use them during any time that the library is open but. which includes books that students will need for such subjects as languages. art and history. The rest of the ground floor is taken up by the non-lending section of the library. The Library opens daily from 8am to 10pm though. We will also need to see your University Card to confirm that you’re a student of the University and finally we’ll need 2 passport photos – 1 for our records and the other for your Library card. We’ll see these in a minute. though all the other facilities will stay open until 10pm. If you are late in returning any book. After that the reception closes. On the second floor is the science section. as I told you earlier. of course. which you have to give us every year that you’re a member of the Library. You won’t be able to take out any other books until this fine is paid. This is a 20 minute tour around the library to show you all the facilities and all you will need to know to start off your life here as a student at the University. We’re on the ground floor of the library at the moment. you’ll have to give us the fee of 5 pounds. literature. You now have some time to look at questions 17 to 20. whether it’s here or in the specialist libraries. which are either too valuable or are used too much to lend out. Borrowing time can be extended by a period of one week per book if the student comes into the Library in person with the book in question so it can be restamped. Then I’ll briefly tell you about our facilities and then I’ll guide you quickly round and show you everything.

how they dealt with it. Tutor Good morning everyone. but after rooting around in the library.magazines and journals that we have collected and to which we subscribe. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 3. those are the basic details about the University Library. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 27. So. Tutor What are you writing about? Simon I decided to look at the car manufacturing company.com . Some of you will have already started them. It seems now the only problem is keeping to the 4000 word limit. Any problems with that? Simon At the start I had problems getting information from that far back. If there is anything that we do not have or that you can’t find. It just seems that I have so much to write about. The University operates a swap system with other universities and we can arrange for volumes that we do not possess to be sent here on a limited loan. how do you © ieltshelpnow. Section 3. I found some magazines which gave me information and also gave me references to find other stuff. Well. What’s happening with you? Simon Well. By the way. Tutor That sounds pretty interesting. First you have some time to look at questions 21 to 27. your essay title seems to me to be very wide-ranging. well that’s OK but you’ll have to get a move on. which is good and if you haven’t. I’ve researched the background quite extensively last weekend and I should get to the writing stage tomorrow with a bit of luck and I’ll get it finished at the weekend. That is the end of section 2. That will make it much easier to handle. and how it affected their marketing and sales strategy. Jaguar. examine the problems they had with reliability in the 1970s and 80s. Would you think about cutting out part of it? How about looking at their sales and marketing strategy but only mentioning the problems in the 70s and 80s and not going too far into it? Simon That’s a good idea. It seems I’ll need 5000 or even 6000 words to be able to cope. let’s begin with you Simon. in today’s tutorial we’re going to discuss the essays that you have to submit by the end of next week. I’ve made a start on it. You will hear tutor and 3 students discussing their work. Well. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. please go to reception and let them know the details. Tutor Yes.

Is there any chance I can get an extension to the submittal date? Tutor The policy of the department is not to give any extensions unless there are extenuating circumstances. I’ll try and do some research during the rest of this week and I should get writing this weekend. If not. then there shouldn’t be a problem getting an extension. Tutor And Melanie. how about you? Jennifer I’ve not really got going on it yet but I’ve decided on a subject. you’ll be in trouble.com . What subject are you considering anyway? Melanie I thought I’d do an overview of the UK mortgage interest rates and their effect on © ieltshelpnow. Do you have a doctor’s certificate or anything? Melanie I went to the doctor’s but I didn’t get a note as I didn’t realise I would need it. Tutor Be careful about using their conclusions too much. Right. Jennifer. I’ve had a look in the stack system in the library and I’ve found a magazine that surveyed all the UK major supermarkets and a trade publication that analysed the same things in Canadian supermarkets. Jennifer OK. do. If you get one. OK. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the discussion and answer questions 28 to 30. Make sure you properly list where you get your information from in a bibliography and try and do your own analysis. You’ve all got my address. Tutor Jennifer products. I’ll go back and get one. Jennifer I should be OK.want us to hand in our work? Do you want us to drop in a hard copy to your office? Tutor You could do that but I’d prefer it if you just e-mailed it to me as an attachment. The university takes a tough stance on plagiarism. I’ve got a subject I think but I’ve not done any work on it yet. what are you writing about then? I want to look into how supermarkets use market surveys to develop their Tutor Will you have enough time to find out what sort of things that the supermarkets do? You won’t have much time for that. You now have some time to look at questions 28 to 30. How is your work going? Melanie I’m a bit behind I’m afraid. thanks. The doctor will have a record of me though as I got a prescription. give it to the secretary clearly marked that it’s for me. I was sick all last week and weekend with flu. Tutor Yes. Without it though. Get going too as that analysis will take a bit of time.

which means. In the case of earthquake-generated tsunamis. and comets. First you have some time to look at questions 31 to 40. and every once in a while. tsunami. Tectonic plates cover the world’s surface and their movement can be detected anywhere in the world. Deep below the ocean’s surface tectonic plates collide. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. They are also sometimes called seismic sea waves. Tutor Good. The energy of such submarine earthquakes can produce tidal waves. asteroids. They are not caused by tides. It’s a lot of work again though and you’ll really need to get cracking on it even with the extension – if you get one. or more correctly.housing sales trends over the last 10 years. When these waves reach shore. nuclear explosions. Earthquakes though are the largest cause of tsunami. Large vertical movements of the earth’s crust occur at plate boundaries which are known as faults. and subduction earthquakes are the most effective in generating tsunamis. The Pacific Ocean’s denser oceanic plates are often known to slip under continental plates in a process known as subduction. and it is in these places that the largest waves can occur. Section 4.com . (30 second gap) Now turn to section 4. Today we’re going to look at tidal waves. such as meteorites. is there anything else? That is the end of section 3. volcanic eruptions. Good afternoon and welcome to this Earth Sciences lecture. and even impacts of objects from outer space. these forces produce an earthquake. A more accurate word for them is the Japanese name tsunami. since tsunami can also be caused by landslides. the water column is disturbed © ieltshelpnow. moving at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour. However. that name is not really accurate either. harbour wave. Some areas of the world are more prone to greater movement. Melanie Well. since they can be caused by seismic disturbances such as submarine quakes. A tsunami can be generated by any disturbance that displaces a large water mass from its equilibrium position. You will hear part of an earth sciences lecture. Tidal waves are actually misnamed. I’ve not got much on for the rest of the week and I’ve set aside the weekend to really get to grips with it. I thought it might be of interest because of the huge increases of house prices over the last decade. which radiate out in all directions from the epicentre of the quake. Now. Tutor Certainly an interesting subject and it should be no great problem getting information as this has been fairly well documented. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. they can cause enormous destruction and loss of life.

On July 17. got off easy with no casualties. its speed decreases. and are redistributed across the sea floor. One of the worst tsunami disasters engulfed whole villages along Sanriku. If this were to recur today. as scientists say it could. in 1896.000 people. was 23 feet high. But when tsunamis originate near the shore there is often little chance to warn people. almost anywhere in the world.by the uplift or subsidence of the sea floor. Submarine landslides. Japan. Some can be relatively harmless. Tsunamis are very hard to detect. can also disturb the overlying water column as sediment and rock slump down. 1998 a Papua New Guinea tsunami killed roughly 3. transoceanic distances with limited energy losses. they can also travel great. tsunamis generated from these mechanisms. Any questions so far? © ieltshelpnow. Finally. In 1992 an offshore landslide caused a tidal wave of only about three feet high that struck at low tide. where it hit. the wave height is only a few feet.000 people. Instead of travelling fast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has set up a seismic detection system to monitor earthquakes and predict the possible arrival of tidal waves for Pacific countries. super marine landslides and cosmic-body impacts disturb the water from above. because of this. which struck Papua New Guinea on July 17. Generally speaking. Conversely. tsunamis not only propagate at high speeds. and killed at least 1200 people. Violent submarine volcanic eruptions can create an impulsive force that uplifts the water column and generates a tsunami. On January 13th in 1992. dissipate quickly and rarely affect coastlines distant from the source area. The villages of Arop and Warapu were destroyed. about 8. The distance between two wave crests can be 500 km and. as momentum from falling debris is transferred to the water into which the debris falls. However.6 on the Richter scale. which often accompany large earthquakes. as well as collapses of volcanic edifices. An underwater earthquake induced a wave of 35 feet drowning some 26. a recent tidal wave. did not cause any ocean disturbance at all. it would cost billions if not tens of billions of dollars to repair the damage to coastal cities and kill tens of thousands of people. Let’s look at some examples of tsunami and their causes and effects.000 years ago. registering 7.1 submarine earthquake. unlike the devastating Pacific-wide tsunamis caused by earthquakes. but the energy it contains remains about the same. Because the rate at which a wave loses its energy is inversely related to its wavelength.com . A huge underwater volcanic eruption 15 miles offshore was followed within 10 minutes by a wave some 40 feet tall. since they cannot be seen when they are in the deep ocean. This wave was caused by a magnitude 7. a Pacific Ocean earthquake off the coast of San Salvador. 1998. As the tsunami reaches shallow water however. a massive undersea landslide off the coast of Norway sent a 30foot wall of water barrelling into the uninhabited northern coast of Europe. the wave rises high. so Humboldt County. Buoys at sea can also detect water-pressure changes that can indicate tsunamis moving through the ocean.

com . In the IELTS test you would now have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the listening answer sheet. © ieltshelpnow. (30 second gap) That is the end of listening test 4.That is the end of section 4. You will now have half a minute to check your answers.

just a month pass please. as the recording is not played twice. And how do you spell Jameson? J-A-M-E-S-O-N. a 6 month pass or a year pass? Oh. I’m here to get a student bus pas please. So.This recording is copyright. Of course Madam. In the IELTS test you hear some recordings and you have to answer questions on them. All recordings are played only once. Newlands. Test 5. Adelaide. (20 second gap) You will see that there is an example. First you have some time to look at questions 1 – 5. Now we begin. the conversation relating to this will be played first.com . Right then. Yes. what’s your name? Nathalie Jameson. Section 1. You will hear a conversation between two women as one of the women buys a bus pass. First of all. I’m here to get a student bus pas please. You have time to read the instructions and questions and check your work. Of course Madam. Woman 1 Woman 2 Woman 1 Good morning. IELTS HELP NOW listening practice tests. Woman 1 Woman 2 W1 W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 W1 Good morning. Listen carefully to the conversation and answer questions 1 to 5. Of course. a 6 month pass or a year pass? Oh. Thank you. I’ll just have to take a few details. 1 month is the correct answer. This time only. You should answer the questions as you listen. Do you want to buy a month pass. And what’s your address? 45 Forest Avenue. Now turn to Section 1. © ieltshelpnow. Do you want to buy a month pass. just a month pass please.

(20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 6 to 10. The nearest bus stop is in Zone 5. I’m not sure. Do you need a code or anything? W2 W1 W2 Oh no. © ieltshelpnow. And what’s the postcode please? Oh yes… It’s 8490. The side nearer to the town centre is Zone 5 but the far side is Zone 6. Now. you have some time to look at questions 6 to 10. There it is. Now what’s your date of birth … If you don’t mind me asking? Not at all. where is it. W1 OK. Thanks. Before the conversation continues. What road is it you live in again? W1 Forest Avenue. I live in Newlands and I have to get to the university campus in the centre of town every day. that’s OK thank you. It’s 6249 7152. It’s the 13th May 1982. the university is in Zone 1 and Newlands has 2 zones.W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 Is that Forest with 1 R or 2 Rs? Just 1. Go ahead. for which zone do you need a pass? W1 Well. I was hoping you’d be able to help me as I don’t really know my way around here yet. W1 W2 I’ve got some other questions too if you don’t mind. Sure. Now. here it is. I also need to know your telephone number here in Adelaide. Can I see your university card please? Yes.com . W2 Let’s see on this map. I just need to check that as I only moved here last week. Here we are. Zones 1 – 6 are $15 more expensive W1 Great! Make the pass out for Zones 1 – 5 then please. As you know. That’s fine. That’s lucky. Good. W2 Well.

Once there you can walk along the cliffs up to Rocky Point. Then there’s the Pearl Bay trip. They have all the old equipment and a guide takes you round some of the tunnels and shows you some of the techniques they used to use. which has a famous view up the coast. That is the end of section 1. W1 Mm. W2 Right the first one goes up to MacDonald Nature Park. this weekend my friend and I aren’t doing anything so we thought we’d take a trip out of town and visit somewhere new. Once there you can walk around the nature trails. W2 It’s pretty interesting but the mines can be quite cold so take a sweater. © ieltshelpnow. I’d better wait and check out with her what she wants to do before booking.30am and arriving back at 2. It’s just a half-day trip leaving here at 9. how do those three sound? W1 Quite interesting. W1 W2 Thanks very much. we’ve got a selection of trips. W2 No problem at all.00am and takes about 2 hours to get there and leaves for the return at 4. That sounds nice. I really like the idea of going up the coast and spending a day on the beach but my friend Karen will like the idea of the nature park. What else? W2 Well there’s the Huron Gold Mine. See you later. No problem. W1 Yeah. It’s really nice and the Macdonald River runs through there and that’s really beautiful so take a camera with you. Don’t forget to take your swimming gear and a towel! The water’s pretty safe there and there are always lifeguards. You just need to pop in some time during the week and we’ll make the booking.00pm.com . It’s an old worked out mine that has been changed into a sort of museum.00pm. It only takes half an hour to get there which is good. Does the bus service run any trips like that? W2 W1 Yes. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. Thanks.W1 Well.00am and goes up the coast to Pearl Bay. The bus arrives back in Adelaide at 5. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 2. I could do with that. W1 How far is that? W2 It’s an hour away. You might even find some gold they missed. The bus leaves at 8. You’ve been very helpful. I’ll tell you about some of them. So. or you can just lie on the beach and swim.30 in the afternoon. The bus leaves at 9.

the weekly New South Wales Radio programme on subjects of general interest from our local area. Good morning George. and as many as 800 families living there were displaced without compensation. and the concrete is also Australian. most of the steel used to make our great bridge actually came from England? Yes. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully to the interview and answer questions 11 to 16. Anne I didn’t realise that. Mr Jack Lang. When was the bridge actually built? George The bridge was opened in 1932 but work first began in 1924. with the construction of the bridge approaches and spans. though it can actually increase by as much as 18 cm on hot days as the result of steel expanding in heat. The arch span is 503 metres and the weight of the steel arch is 39.com . I’m going to tell you a little about Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge was formally opened on the 19th March 1932 by the Premier of New South Wales. Anne George Anne So. 1930. Today I have in the studio Mr. 16 workers died during its construction. About 79% came from the United Kingdom but the rest was Australian-made. The two pairs of pylons at each end are about 89 metres high and are made of concrete and granite. The granite was quarried in Moruya down the coast. When it was opened.000 tons. mainly from falling off the bridge. George Anne Good morning Anne. I’m afraid that working practices weren’t very fair in those days and the local government demolished 438 homes which were in the way of the approaches. Anne Wow. for people from New South Wales and particularly Sydney. George I think so. The arch was successfully joined on August 19. this will be of great interest – I hope. Several songs © ieltshelpnow. The steel used for the bridge was largely imported. what are you going to talk to us about today George? George Well. George Symonds. George Yes. it was the longest single span steel arch bridge in the world and it was one of the greatest engineering masterpieces of its time. To start with I’d like to tell you a little about the size of the bridge.Section 2. I’m afraid so. However the work force were all Aussie! Thank God for that. So. That’ll be so interesting. The summit is 134m above mean sea level. You will hear a radio presenter interviewing a man about the Sydney Harbour Bridge. good morning again everyone and welcome to “Perspectives”. with two separate teams building the arch on each side working towards each other. Anne Well. The standards of industrial safety were inadequate too. First you have some time to look at questions 11 to 16.

is now worth several hundred dollars today. it’s quite different. The bridge actually carries that much? George Oh yes. trams and buses to stress test its load bearing capacity. (20 second gap) Now listen to the rest of the interview and answer questions 17 to 20. More than 160. Today it carries eight traffic lanes. The bridge is often crowded and in 1992 the Harbour Tunnel was opened to help carry the traffic load. However.were also composed in advance for the occasion but these have now been largely lost or forgotten. Section 3. it was completely packed with railway carriages.000 vehicles cross the bridge each day. three postage stamps were issued to commemmorate the opening of the bridge and these still exist. The basic structure is the same of course. Originally the bridge was constructed to carry a road. Pedestrians. You will hear 3 students discussing a survey they are going to do.000 and would be much higher today if it were not for the Tunnel. While it has had many traffic jams since and half a million people walked across it on its 50th anniversary. In 1957. thus giving the bridge two more traffic lanes. One of the eastern traffic lanes is now a dedicated bus lane.com . Before the Harbour Tunnel was opened this figure was as high as 182. And I suppose the toll for crossing the bridge has changed a bit too? George I’m afraid so!! The initial toll charged for a car was 6 pence while a horse and rider was charged 3 pence. Anne Wow. © ieltshelpnow. two sets of tram lines and railways. One of these stamps. Actually. with a face value of five shillings. the two tram lines were removed when Sydney abolished its trams. two railroad lanes and a footpath along its eastern side.00 but is only charged when travelling to the South as an efficiency measure to speed up traffic flow. Anne Amazing. First you have some time to look at questions 21 to 27. before the Harbour Bridge opened. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. That is the end of section 2. it has probably never been asked to carry that much of a load since. Is the bridge still the same today as when it was George No. that’s the history of the bridge. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 3. You now have some time to look at questions 17 to 20. Anne built? So. horses and pushbikes are not allowed on the bridge anymore. Today the toll costs $3. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 27.

you said that you’d discuss with Professor Donald Walker what type of survey we were going to do. Mel Yes. Mel. OK And how many questions? If there are too many we’ll just have the same problem. Professor Walker said we should have no more than 10 or people get bored. You’re only a couple of minutes behind and we’ve only just been Laura Right then. Sorry I’m a bit late.Phil ages. the survey won’t be statistically significant. Mel Yes.com . Mel chatting. We’re here to organise the survey that we’re going to do. That’ll take us ages. the ideal figure for a survey such as this should be about 1000 people but that will take us about a month to get that many people and we just don’t have that much time. How big should the survey be? Laura Well. I’m not sure but I suppose so. Now. I spoke to Professor Walker two days ago and I told him that the surveys that we were considering were a telephone survey. Phil Mel Laura Mel/Phil Laura Mel then? Phil Laura Phil Mel So. 8. I think 3 fewer again to make sure we can get the numbers done quickly. (20 second gap) © ieltshelpnow. It just didn’t come for Don’t worry. if we just choose 100 people. I got held up by the bus. If we do the street one then we can get the whole thing done in one day and we can get on with analysing the results. Phil I think that’s right. a street survey and a mail survey. You now have some time to look at questions 28 to 30. 10 I think even fewer. What about 600? Still too many. there are some other things that Professor Walker wanted to know about. 400? Let’s split the difference and say 500. that’s right. He thought that the phone one would be too expensive for us and the postal one would take too long so we decided we should do the street one. On the other hand. Hi Laura. I agree with that. OK. what about something in the middle. Hi Mel.

I agree with Laura. There’s the town square. That is the end of section 3. at the University cafeteria. Section 4.com . that’s settled then. The cafeteria will have too many students and that will create too great a bias to our survey. Mel I don’t agree. the bus station and the corner of the High Street and Wilkins Road.Now listen to the rest of the discussion and answer questions 28 to 30. if we split up then I think we’ve got a better chance of getting more people Yes. at the entrance to the train station. I think that the two on the High Street corners are good. that’s those two out then. Laura station. Well. Mel’s right there. We need a good cross section of the population and anywhere too close to the university won’t give us that. We should use Dobbins department store instead. Laura Yes. Professor Walker asked where we were going to do the survey. You will hear part of a further education marine biology lecture. Mel OK. First you have © ieltshelpnow. Phil I can see your point. Phil Now. Phil Laura’s right. Mel Laura Mel Laura surveyed. The High Street corner with College Road will be good but the corner with Wilkins Road is too far out. OK. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. I made a list of the possible locations in Westley where we could station ourselves. So. What do you think? Phil I think the square is great but the people at the train station will be travelling and often in a hurry. All three of us will be stationed in town then but not the Wilkins Road position. Laura I think the other ones in town were good too. Does he want to avoid that area then? Probably! Now we can either all stay together or split up and do different locations. (30 second gap) Now turn to section 4. Not enough people will come by there. Now. out of the other town ones. Mel I agree with all that and I think the bus station will have the same problem as the train OK. outside Dobbins department store. on the corner of the High Street and College road.

com .some time to look at questions 31 to 40. and peaked in abundance about 240 million years ago. Smith. However. which move in a similar fashion to our arms and legs. The Sulawesi coelacanth colony is about 10. Originally it was a concern that the Coelacanth might have a very limited range and that overfishing along the Comoros Islands might wipe it out. scientists were amazed when. who initially identified the fish.000 km east of where the Coelacanths were previously known to occur in the Western Indian Ocean. The story began a few days before Christmas in 1938 when the first living coelacanth was discovered off the east coast of South Africa. recognising the bizarre nature of their catch. and allows the front part of the head to be lifted when the fish is feeding. Mark Erdmann was on a honeymoon trip to the area investigating a coral reef research site when he spotted a strange fish being wheeled into the fish market. But perhaps the most interesting feature of the Coelacanth is that it has paired. Dr.B. Dr. Erdmann’s subsequent research revealed that the people from Sulawesi had a name for it. after mysteriously disappearing from the fossil record. This living fossil comes from a lineage of fish that was thought to have been extinct since the time of the dinosaurs. Coelacanths are known from the fossil record dating back over 360 million years. It was Miss Courtney-Latimer who alerted the prominent South African ichthyologist Dr J. © ieltshelpnow. between the mainland of Africa and Madagascar. lobed fins. raja. Today we are going to look at the coelacanth. The Director of the East London Museum at the time was Miss Marjorie Courtney-Latimer after whom the Coelacanth was eventually named. Coelacanths also have an extra lobe on their tail and a vertebral column that is not fully developed. The brown Sulawesi coelacanth and the steel blue Comoros coelacanth share these unusual characteristics. on July 30th 1998. For 60 years this was presumed to be the only coelacanth population in existence. Good morning everyone and welcome to this further education lecture on marine biology. He recognized the fish as a coelacanth and snapped a picture before it was sold. alerted the local museum in the small South African town of East London. at the mouth of the Chalumna River.L. Before 1938 they were believed to have become extinct approximately 80 million years ago. a division that separates the ear and brain from the nasal organs and eye. The fish was caught in a shark gill net by Captain Goosen and his crew who. Both Sulawesi and Comoros coelacanths are quite different from all other living fish. The discovery of the coelacanth has been compared to finding a dinosaur walking around today over 85 million years after it went extinct. (20 second gap) Now listen carefully and answer questions 31 to 40. The discovery of the Coelacanth in 1938 is still considered to be the zoological find of the century. an American scientist discovered a Coelacanth population in Indonesia. off the remote Comoros Islands. This first coelacanth led to the discovery of the first documented population. and subsequently informed the world about this amazing discovery. ‘king of the sea’. Miss Courtney-Latimer offered bounties to fishermen for unfamiliar fish. They are the only living animal to have a fully functional intercranial joint.

© ieltshelpnow. This allowed scientists to study the fish off the Comoros Islands. But this time the scientists had their own submarine so they could study the coelacanth in its natural habitat through portholes. environments not conducive to fossil creation.How could the Coelacanth disappear for over 80 million years and then turn up alive and well in the twentieth century? The answer seems to be that fossil Coelacanths appeared to live in environments with clay sedimentation with plenty of volcanic activity. That is the end of section 4. As the animal hides in underwater caves some 300 to 700 feet down during the day and comes out at night to feed. diving is not an option and previously only fishermen’s specimens had been available for study. at about 200m. You will now have half a minute to check your answers. Modern coelacanths. In the IELTS test you would now have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the listening answer sheet. In 1991 scientists got a better understanding of the fish when the Comoros got their independence from France and French restrictions on research were lifted. both in the Comoros and Sulawesi inhabit caves and overhangs in vertical marine reefs. (30 second gap) That is the end of listening test 5.com .