notes completion in LISTENING

Today I am sharing a listening exercise taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10; University of Cambridge ESOL Examination.

Listen to the recording carefully and complete the notes. Answers are given below.

Exercise

Recording

Answers

01 8:30
02 REFERENCE BOOKS
03 CHILDREN’S BOOKS
04 BE REPAIRED/REPAIR V
05 BE SOLD/SELL

And now here is the TED Talk.

Which of the following is awesome: your lunch or the Great Pyramid of Giza? Comedian Jill Shargaa sounds a hilarious call for us to save the word “awesome” for things that truly inspire awe.

PPF Strategy – SPEAKING Part 2

Let us talk about PPF strategy in the IELTS Speaking test where not only your fluency and coherence will be assessed but you must demonstrate knowledge of a range of more complex grammar structures accurately.

As you know in Part 2 of the Speaking test you have to talk for 1-2 mins about a topic from a topic card and 1 min will be given to prepare.

For example you are required to speak on a memorable trip.

What was the most memorable trip you’ve ever taken?
When did you go?
Where did you go?
What did you do?
Why was it memorable?

PPF stands for (Past, Present, Future). You can see in the worksheet different underlined verbs, so write Past, Present, Future on the left of the worksheet.

Notes:

  • It is not essential that you must talk about past, present and future in Speaking Part 2
    This strategy is an aid to help you to develop your answer. It is also likely to help you
    demonstrate knowledge of a wider range of structures.
  • It might not be natural, for example, to stick to future tenses only when talking about the future (see the ‘future’ extract on the worksheet – the speaker uses present perfect). Again, this doesn’t matter. The important thing is to try to develop your answers

Alternative suggestion

PPF strategy can be used with any Speaking Part 2 task.
e.g. describe an important building in your country, describe a film you have learnt something from, etc; try to give PP and F sentences for each.

Source: www.britishcouncil.org

Notes, Diagram Completion & Matching in LISTENING

Today’s IELTS listening activity covers:

  • Section 3: an educational talk among two or more people, such as a class discussion.
  • Question Types are Notes, Diagram Completion & Matching.
  • With the instruction NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.
  • There are 10 questions.

AUDIO

ANSWER KEY

IELTS Listening Answer Sheet

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Source: http://www.ielts.org/

Today’s TED Talk I have selected for your practice is about leaders.

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.

Enjoy Listening!