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Unit one Letters, numbers and numeral relationships----Getting the Facts

在IELTS 听力考试中,常会出现让考生拼写人名或者地名的考题。这就要求考生对英语的26个字母不仅要非常熟悉,而且要掌握其准确的发音。如果你自己的发音不准,就会影响听音的准确性。例如“Gill ”中的字母“G ”常常被考生误听成“J ”,而字母“W ”也常被考生误听成“Double ”。

在IELTS 听力考试中,还常常出现与数字相关的信息,如电话号码、时间、日期等,要求考生用最快的速度把这些信息抓住并准确地记录下来。

本单元就是通过日常对话、报告等针对人名、地名、数字以及数字相关的信息进行训练。目的是:

1. 帮助考生熟悉日常生活中常见的人名、地名、数字以及数字相关的信息,并能在实际交流中准确地拼出人名、地名,记录下数字及其相关信息。

2. 通过字母拼写和数字练习培养学生边听边记的能力,改变只听不写的做法。

建议考生在做本单元联系过程中,当听到人名、地名、数字时一定要跟着重复或默读。这样能加深印象,有助于准确地记住有关信息。在数字练习中,如果掌握了三位数数字的听和记,应付较大的数字就比较容易了。因为英文数字是以三位数为一组读出的。例如:321,321,321,读作three hundred twenty one million ,three hundred twenty one thousand ,three hundred and twenty one。

Listening activity No.1

In Britain, when giving or asking for telephone numbers, we don‟t say thousand, hundred or million, we say each number separately. So 421 6759 is four-two-one, six-seven-five-nine. The “0” is pronounced “Oh ”. 081 436 0872 is oh-eight-one, four-three-six, oh-eight-seven-two. These numbers are in groups. The groups are codes for areas in Britain. When we say the numbers, we pause between the groups. However, when the same number occurs twice the word „double ‟ is used with the number. 1994422 is one-double nine, double-four, double two.

Listen to some dialogues between a caller on the phone and a secretary. As you listen write the telephone numbers and names in the spaces below.

1. Is that 4013745?

Yes. Can I help you?

I‟d like to speak to miss john, please.

2. Yes. Who do you want to speak to? 3. Who do you wish to speak to?

, please.

4. Yes. Can I help you?

I‟d like to speak to , please.

5. I‟Who do you wish to speak to?

, please.

Listening activity No.2

In the UK the house number is given first and is followed by the name of the street. These two items are written on the same line. Next, the name of the city and county are written and are followed by the post code and the county if you are abroad.

Listen to the following dialogues and fill in the missing information in the spaces below.

1. My new address is

23 A Smithfield Road

Ealing W5

London

My telephone number is .

2. My sister lives at

Avenue

Nottingham

Her telephone number is .

3. My friend Alan lives in London. His address is

Road

Ealing, London W5 5RF

His telephone number is .

4. My brother Larry‟s address is

His telephone number is .

5. My parents live at

Their telephone number is .

6. My uncle George lives at

His telephone number is .

7. Mrs. Harper lives at

Her telephone number is .

8. Mr. Johnson lives at

His telephone number is .

Listening activity No.3

In Great Britain, the British Council operates a voluntary scheme for the inspection of English language schools. The schools must comply with strict regulations regarding teacher qualifications and school facilities. EF international language schools in Cambridge, Hastings and Brighton are recognized as efficient by the British Council, and they are members of the Association for Recognized English Language Teaching Establishments in Britain.

Here are their addresses.

Look at this address list, tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the necessary changes.

1. EF Language School

EF House

1 Farman Street

Hove, Brighton

Sussex BN3 1AW

Telex: 778843

2. EF International School of English

21 Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 2RL

Tel: 240020

Telex: 817713

3. EF International School of English

1-2 Sussex Road

Brighton

Sussex BN2 1FJ

Tel: 571802

Telex: 957005

4. EF International School of English

64/80 Warrior Square

Hastings

East Sussex TN7 6BP

Tel: 432898

Telex: 957005

Listening activity No.4

Listen carefully to a conversation between Alison and Alan. Tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the necessary changes.

Alison wants to make a phone call.

It ‟s cheaper to make a call before 6 pm.

Telephone directory provides gardening information.

Arrange an alarm call before 10:30 pm

Tuesday evening.

You would pay until you talk to the right person.

Alison will make a personal call.

Listening activity No.5

Listen carefully to the tape and write down the following names and places.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

Listening activity No.6

Listen to the following dialogue between an operator and an enquirer. As you listen, write down the type of call, name and phone number in the spaces below.

Operator: Long distance. May I help you?

Caller: Yes. I want to 1. , please.

Operator: What is the name of the person, please?

Caller: 2. .

Operator: What is the number?

Caller: 3. .

Listening activity No.7

Listen to the following dialogue between an operator and an enquirer. As you listen, write down the name, address and phone number in the spaces below.

Operator: Directory Enquiries. What city please?

Enquirer: 1.

Operator: Name?

Enquirer: 2.

Operator: Thank you. And could you tell me his address?

Enquirer: 3.

Operator: The number is 4.

Listening activity No.8

Listen to the following dialogue between an operator and an enquirer. As you listen, write down the name, address and phone number in the spaces below.

Operator: Directory Enquiries. What city please? Operator: Name? Operator: And her address?

Listening activity No.9

You will hear a conversation between a secretary and a student. The secretary is asking the student for information in order to complete an application form for a course. As you listen, fill in the appropriate information on the form below.

Surname 1.

(IN CAPITAL LETTERS)

First name 2.

Country 3.

Age 4.

Address 5.

Telephone No. 6.

Listening activity No.10

You will hear a conversation between a secretary and a student. The secretary is asking the student for information in order to complete an application form for a course. As you listen, fill in the appropriate information on the form below.

Surname 1.

(IN CAPITAL LETTERS)

First name 2.

Country 3.

Age 4.

Address 5.

Telephone No. 6.

Listening activity No.11

You will hear a conversation between a secretary and a student. The secretary is asking the student for information in order to complete an application form for a course. As you listen, fill in the appropriate information on the form below.

Surname 1.

(IN CAPITAL LETTERS)

First name 2.

Country 3.

Age 4.

Address 5.

Telephone No. 6.

Listening activity No.12A

Listen to some short dialogues. In each dialogue, you will hear someone ask a question about the time. When answer is given, write down the time in the space below.

1. A: Excuse me. Can you tell me the time, please?

B: Yes. It‟s .

2. A: Do you have the right time, please?

B: I think it‟s .

3. A: Do you know what time the next bus is, please?

B: Yes. It‟s .

4. A: What time do you finish your work today?

B: .

5. When do the shops open, please?

B: .

6. A: What time does the London train leave, please?

B: .

7. What ‟s the next train to Birmingham, please?

B: .

8. A: Excuse me, please. What time does the Liverpool train arrive?

B: .

9. A: When does the Paris flight leave, please?

B: .

10. A: What time‟s the next flight to Amsterdam, please?

B: .

Listening activity No.12B

You will hear a dialogue. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Time of Dr. Kent‟s Lecture

Monday 1. Room No.2.

Friday 3. Room No.4.

Length of each lecture 5.

Listening activity No.13

Listen to the tape and write down the numbers in the correct column

Undergraduate Students at the University

Listening activity No.14

You are going to practice some percentages. We use percentages when we want to express a number more simply. Percentage means the number of X per hundred. For example, there are 46 students in a class. 23 of them are female students. We can say 50% of the students are female students. “Percentage ” is said after the number.

Skip the table below. Then listen to the tape and fill in the missing percentages in the correct column.

British Household Expenditure 1975-1985

Listening activity No.15

You are going to listen to a talk. Look at the table below first, then listen carefully to the talk and fill in the percentages in the correct column.

Listening activity No.16

You are going to practice some dates. Dates in Britain can be written in two ways. 1) In

number only : day, month, year. So 6-3-94 is the 6th of March, 1994. 2) In numbers and words. For example, you can read day, month, year, or month, day, year. For example, 21-12-1994, you read 21st of December, 1994, or December the 21st , 1994.

Listen to the following dates. As you listen, tike the correct letter A or B. 1. When ‟s Lincoln‟s birthday? A. February 12th B. February 20th 2. Do you know Valentine‟s day? A. February 15th B. February 14th 3. When ‟s Washington‟s Birthday? A. February 23th B. February 21st 4. Do you know when April Fool‟s day is? A. April 1st B. April 3rd 5. When is Easter? A. April 3rd B. April 1st 6. When is Mother‟s day? A. May 5th B. May 8th 7. What date is Memorial Day? A. May 13th B. May 30th 8. Do you know when Father‟s Day is? A. June 19th B. June 9th 9. Do you know when Independence Day is? A. July 5th B. July 4th 10. When is Friendship Day? A. August 17th B. August 7th 11. When is Halloween? A. October 1st B. October 31st 12. When is Thanksgiving Day? A. November 25th

B. November 24th

Listening activity No.17

You are going to hear about the circulation of some British newspapers and when they ere founded. Listen to the tape and write down the numbers in the correct column.

Unit two Form Filling and Table Completion

---- Listening for Specific Details

本单元公有20个练习,内容选自国外日常生活场景的各种对话内容,如打电话、找工作、旅馆订房、去银行开户等。

在IELTS 考试中,常常出现的基本题型就是表格填写(Form Filling)或图表完成题(Table Completion)。这些类型的试题要求考生根据所听内容填写表格中的信息,以测试其对所听内容的理解能力和准确性。本单元的重点是表格填写练习,目的是帮助考生了解和熟悉题型;通过日常对话,提高考生的实际听力能力,培养考生在听英语会话中捕捉重要信息的能力。

建议考生在听之间,一定要把表格中的问题、句子认真读一遍,养成认真审题的习惯。要学会横看和竖看图标上的已有信息和需要填补的信息,做到心中有数。这样在听的过程中才能有针对性地寻找所需信息,并准确抓住要记录的信息,填写到正确的栏中。

Listening activity No.1

You will hear a dialogue. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Family name 1.

First name 2.

Length of English study 3.

Examinations passed 4.

Score 5.

Subjects needing help 6.

Biggest problem 7.

Listening activity No.2

You will hear a dialogue. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Which subject put first 1.

Reasons 2.

Second 3.

Third 4.

Forth 5.

Which subject put last 6.

Reasons 7.

Listening activity No.3

You will hear two telephone conversations involving an invitation. As you listen, fill in the forms below.

Conversation 1

Receiver ‟s telephone No. 1.

Receiver‟s name 2.

Reason for phoning 3.

What will they do 4.

When will they do 5.

Conversation 2

Receiver ‟s telephone No. 1.

Caller ‟s name 2.

Receiver‟s name 3.

Why can‟t they meet on Friday 4.

Why can‟t they meet on Saturday 5.

Listening activity No.4

You will hear the BBC weather forecast. As you listen, fill in the missing information in the correct column.

Listening activity No.5

A man is looking for a new flat. He is talking to an estate agent. Listen carefully and fill in the form below.

Rental Application Form

Caller ‟s full name 1.

Address 2. Avenue

Telephone No. 3.

Occupation 4.

Employer 5.

Listening activity No.6

Listen to a conversation between a landlord and a tenant. Imagine you are the tenant. Listen carefully and fill in the form below.

Is the room available? 1.

Number of beds in the room 2.

Facilities to be shared with others 3.

Number of people who are sharing the

Facilities now 4.

Is there a phone in the house? 5.

Can the tenants make calls in the house? 6.

The rent 7.

The rent is due 8.

The first month‟s payment 9.

Telephone number 10.

Listening activity No.7

You will hear a conversation at the customs in Gatwick Airport. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Surname 1.

First name 2.

Sex 3.

Date of birth 4.

Nationality 5.

Occupation 6.

Reason for travel in the UK 7.

Address in the UK 8.

Listening activity No.8

You ‟re a member of the staff in a lost property office in a department store. A woman comes to your office to report that she has lost something. As you listen, fill in the report form with the information she gives you.

Lost Property Report

Item 1.

Total value 2.

Description 3.

Last time noted 4.

Last place noted 5

If found, notify: Name 6.

Address 7.

Phone No 8.

Listening activity No.9

You will hear an interview between a young woman who has applied for a position with a company and the personnel officer of the company. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Name of applicant 1.

University attended 2.

Subject 3.

Year of graduation 4.

Work experience:

Last position 5.

Years 6.

Salary 7.

Previous work 8.

Years 9.

New job‟s salary 10

Benefit of the job 11.

Listening activity No.10

You will hear four telephone messages. As you listen, write down the important information given by the caller.

Message 1

Caller ‟s name 1.

Message for 2.

Message 3.

Ring back 4.

Message 2

Receiver ‟s phone number 1.

Caller ‟s name 2.

Message for 3.

Message 4.

Phone No. 5.

Message 3

Receiver ‟s phone number 1.

Caller ‟s name 2.

Message for 3.

Message 4.

Phone No. 5.

Message 4

Receiver ‟s phone number 1. Caller ‟s name 2. Message for 3. Message 4.

Listening activity No.11

You are going to hear an interview on transportation. As you listen fill in the form below.

Listening activity No.12

You will hear a conversation. As you listen, fill in the missing information in the form below.

Reason for call 1. Personnel manager‟s name 2. Caller ‟s name 3. Caller ‟s college 4. Caller ‟s subjects in college 5. Caller ‟s work experience 6.

What foreign language can the caller speak? 7. Interview place 8. Interview time 9. Documents caller must take tothe interview 10.

Listening activity No.13

You will hear an interview. As you listen, fill in the form about Miss Wood.

Surname 1. First name 2.

Country 3.

Marital status 4.Married/Single

Education 5.

Present occupation 6.

Number of years for the present occupation 7.

How many languages can she speak? 8.

Interests 9.

Previous employment 10.

Listening activity No.14

You will hear a dialogue between a bank officer and a customer. As you listen, fill in the form below.

City to which money is to be transferred 1.

Name of the bank 2.

Recipient of the money 3.

Recipient ‟ address 4.

Account number 5.

Amount of money to be transferred 6.

That amount of money in American dollars 7.

Sender of the money 8.

Sender ‟s address 9.

Fastest method of sending money overseas 10.

Method chosen by customer 11.

Listening activity No.15

You are going to listen to a conversation between a student and a clerk at Barclays Bank. Listen carefully and tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the changes.

Example: Answer

The student wants to open a bank account.

He is going to London University in August.

The grant is paid by the British Council. 1.

A student account offers a cheque book and 2.

an account book. 3.

The card can be used 24 hours a day in the

bank machine. 4.

It is also can be used for a cheque book. 5.

Up to £500, interest is 6%. 6.

A student account offers a £150 overdraft. 7.

You need : a letter from some authority 8.

a library card 9.

simple forms about your course 10.

your previous work employment 11.

youraddress and signature 12.

Listening activity No.16

Listen to Jane on the tape talking about her relatives. Tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the necessary changes.

Example: Answer

Aunt Elme is my father‟s sister. She has got 2 grown-up children.

She is a housewife. 1.

Louise is a housewife. 2.

She is divorced. 3.

Uncle Tom is a bank manager. 4.

Lewis lives in Paris. 5.

Roger is Jane‟s uncle. 6.

He is a sales manager. 7.

Mark studies in Oxford University. 8.

He is talking to his sister. 9.

Listening activity No.17

Julia is a student at university. She is looking for a room to rent. She has seen an

advertisement and has decided to phone the landlord. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Caller ‟s name 1.

Address of accommodation 2.

Telephone No. 3.

The rent 4.

Type of room available 5.

Rooms shared: 6. A. living room

B. bathroom

C. kitchen

D. bedroom

Deposit 7.

House roles 8.

Is it close to public transportation? 9.

Appointment time 10.

Listening activity No.18

You will hear a conversation. As you listen, fill in an accident report form with the information you hear.

ACCIDENT REPORT FORM

Name of casualty Age Sex Address Occupation

Details of accident: Date Time

Category of accident: Road Domestic Sporting Other Injuries sustained Witness ‟s name Address

Action: police notified Ward Family notified Employer notified casualty officer

Listening activity No.19

You are going to hear a talk about some volcanoes. Look at the chart below. Listen carefully

Listening activity No.20

You will hear a dialogue between a student and a landlord. The student has seen an advertisement and is phoning the landlord to find out more about it. As you listen, fill in the form below.

Telephone number 1. Address 2. Type of room 3. Rent 4.

Shared rooms 5.

Day rent due 6.

Deposit amount 7.

House rules 8.

Public transport 9.

When is the room available 10.

Nearest tube station 11.

Appointment time 12.

Unit three Description and Location----Identifying People/Items from Description

本单元共有20个练习。练习的重点是人物描述(Description )和找方位(Location )。这两项技能是我们日常生活不可缺少的,而且与国外实际生活紧密相关。

本单元用图片、图表和图等形式,帮助考生通过对所听到的人物的描述、或对方位的指令和指引,找出要找的人或要找的地方。通过练习培养考生边听、边看、边记的综合能力。

建议考生在做图片练习时,要注意图片中人物的共同点和不同点,以提高答题的命中率。在做找方位的练习时,要认真看图上已有的信息,如街名、地名。这样,在做听力练习时即使没跟上指令,只要你记住了图上的地名,也有助于你找到位置,因为在给指令时常以图中已有的地名为参考,如:opposite the church, behind the school, or next to the post office。

Listening activity No.1

You are going to listen to a conversation about how to make English-style tea. Ads you listen, put the missing words in the blanks below.

1. First, put water in a kettle.

2. 3. 4. Put into 5. Pour over the tea.

6. Let the tea 7. Pour a little a cup.

8. Then pour into cup.

9. Add some to the tea.

Listening activity No.2

Task 1

Listen to a conversation between Mary and her brother, Jack. As you listen, complete the instructions about how to use the water heater.

A. Plug in the B. Close the tap which is the drainage tap.

C. The water tank takes about minutes to fill up.

D. Open the black one which is the tap.

E. About later, you should have water.

Task 2

Listen to the conversation again. Follow the instructions and put them in the correct order.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Listening activity No.3

Listen to the news and complete the following statements.

1. Police are looking for the wanted man for 2. The man escaped with goods valued at around .

3. They included items of jewellery, a stereo, 4. The description was given by 5. The man has a face and a 6. The man was wearing 7. The man has a on his left cheeks.

8. Please contact the nearest if anyone can offer assistance.

Listening activity No.4

Listen to the news and answer the following questions.

1. Where did the man break into a factory? 2. How much money has been stolen? 3. How did he get away? 4. Why is the man dangerous? 5. What should people do if they see him?

Listening activity No.5

Listen to the conversation and answer the following questions.

1. Where is Kathy going to meet her sister? 2. When will they meet? 3. Why can‟t Kathy meet her sister herself? 4. Has Jim met Kathy‟s sister before? 5. How old is Kathy‟s sister? 6. What does Diana usually wear?

Listening activity No.6

Look at the following statements. Tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the necessary changes.

Answer

1. A man just stole a lady‟s purse.

2. He was tall and thin.

3. He was in his twenties.

4. His hair is black.

5. He was wearing jeans and a jacket.

6. The purse was brown.

7. And it was made of leather.

Listening activity No.7

Look at the following statements. Tick (√) if the information is correct, or write in the necessary changes.

Answer

1. Mary went to school this morning.

2. She lives at 31st Bath Road.

3. Mary is ill.

4. Mary is 9 years old.

5. She has long black hair.

She is wearing:

6. A white long-sleeved blouse.

7. A pink and white striped skirt.

8. Long stockings and brown shoes.

Listening activity No.8

You are going to listen to a conversation. As you listen, tick the right letter according to the directions.

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Listening activity No.9

Look at the diagram below and listen to the directions. As you listen, follow the directions and then write the appropriate number beside the name of each place.

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The university library The supermarket The hotel The best bookshop The Lyoyds Bank

Listening activity No.10

Look carefully at the street plan below, follow the sets of directions and then answer the questions at the end of each set of directions.

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1. What‟s the building on your left? 2. What ‟s the building on your right? 3. What ‟s the building on your right?

Listening activity No.11

Look at the map of Maple Town. You will hear five separate sets of directions to particular places on the map. As you listen, follow the directions carefully and write the letter beside the name of the place. Find the station at the bottom left first. listen carefully to the directions.

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1. The bookshop 2. The coffee bar 3. The chemist‟s 4. The hotel 5. The art museum

Listening activity No.12

Look at the map below. You will hear six separate sets of directions to a certain place on the street plan. As you listen, follow the directions carefully, then write the appropriate letters beside the names of the places below. The first one starts at the car park.

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1. The post office 2. The bank 3. The Windsor Hotel 4. The Chinese restaurant 5. The newsagent‟s 6. The grocer‟s

Listening activity No.13

Task 1

You will hear a dialogue between two students. One of them is describing a route on the map. Draw a line to show the route taken. If the student went inside any of that place named on the map, mark that place with a cross (×).

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Task 2

Listen to the conversation again and list the places the student went to, and then write the reasons the student went to theses places.

Listening activity No.14

You are going to listen to a talk about children ‟s safety at home.

Look at the table below.

What can you do:

1. You can help keep them safe by planning and making the right

2. You can medicines and make it more difficult for children to or grab hot things. 3. You should turn away from the front of the cooker. 4. You ‟d better all fires and heaters 5. You should use on stairs and teach them how to go the stairs.

Listening activity No.15

Look at the picture on the sheet in front of you. This is Kevin‟s bed-sitting room. He is describing his room to his friend. As you listen, draw in the furniture in the right places in the

picture, using a square or a circle to mark in the furniture as described. Just a quick sketch will do.

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Listening activity No.16

Sally bought a new house a few days ago in a small village. She is phoning her friend Richard and inviting him for dinner at the weekend. Sally is giving directions to get to her house. Look at the map. As you listen, take notes and mark Sally‟s house with a cross (×).

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Unit four Answering Questions and Multiple Choice

---- Listening for Meaning

本单元共有20个练习。内容多为国外生活中常会遇到的日常生活场景,如找工作、旅馆订房、去银行等等;也有一些国外学习的场景,如与导师谈话、学校图书馆、学生会的职能等。

本单元的练习形式包括了雅思听力考试出现的多种题型,例如:完成句子(sentence completion) 、问题回答(answer questions) 、多项选择(multiple choice) 、判断句子准确与否或未提及(accurate/ inaccurate/ not given)。本单元的每个练习都相当于IELTS 听力试题的一个部分(section),通过多种题型的变化来检查考生的听力理解能力。

本单元的目的是通过多样化的练习形式帮助考生了解和熟悉IELTS 听力考试的不同题型,培养考生的应试能力以及在听英语会话、讲座和报告中捕捉重要信息的能力。

建议考生在听之间,要认真审题。根据IELTS 听力考试的要求,每个部分之前都有30秒钟的读题时间。考生要充分利用者30秒钟时间。可用前10秒钟快速阅读该部分所有的题,以便了解该部分都有什么题;再用后20秒钟认真读前3~4道题,以求理解并记住,这样做题时就有针对性。此外,听力材料中的信息有时不按问题的顺序出现,如果能多记住几道问题,就不会漏掉问题点。同时,切记不要只盯一道题。

Listening activity No.1

Indicate whether the following statements are true or false by writing T for true, F four false and N if the statement is not mentioned.

1. A man is calling from home.

2. He has been phoning for about 15 minutes.

3. The man dialed a wrong number.

4. The man keeps making a funny noise.

5. The man hasn‟t put enough money in the phone box.

6. The operator said the lines were overloaded.

7. The problem is because of crossed lines.

8. The man got after talking to the operator.

9. The man is calling a friend in Manchester.

Listening activity No.2

Answer the questions by writing up to three words or a number.

1. Which session of the conference is it?

2. Which room will the grammar session be held in?

3. Where should people return their keys?

Circle the appropriate letter.

4. What should be returned to the session chairpeople?

A. Discussion handouts.

B. Tape recorders.

C. Discussion records.

D. Section recorders

5. By what time does the speaker want people to gather to take the 3:30 buses?

A.2:30

B.3:15

C.3:30

D.3:25

6. Where should people gather to take the buses?

A. Outside the airport.

B. Outside Room 203

C. Outside the main building.

D. Outside Room 302.

7. Who is not asked to collect reprints from the conference desk?

A. Professor Hurst.

B. Professor Cole.

C. Professor Malnachurk.

D. Professor Olsen.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

8. Professor Olsen is from the Leeds University

9. The sixth Annual Convention of EFL will be held soon.

10. All people have to leave their names at the conference desk.

Listening activity No.3

Answer the questions by writing a few words.

1. Whom is the letter for?

2. What does the mother complain about?

Circle the appropriate letter

3. How much is the bill for 3 months?

A. £30.94 B. £140.44 C. £130.94 D. £300.44

4. The phone calls are more expensive

A. between midnight and 6 am. B. in the evening.

C. after 6 pm D. before 6 pm

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

5. Jane works on Saturdays.

6. Jane has to use the phone box down the road.

7. The phone box down the road is expensive.

8. Jane has to pay half of the bill.

Listening activity No.4

Complete the statements below.

1. Underground tickets are available at .

2. Ticket prices for the underground vary according to the travel .

Answer the question.

3. How many zones are with the travelcard area?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

4. Where can you get travelcards?

A. At travel agencies B. At train station

C. At underground stations D. At bus stops

5. What time can the travelcards be bought?

A. Anytime during the day. B. After 9:30 at weekends.

C. Anytime at weekends. D. After 9:30 am on weekdays.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

6. The easiest and most economical way to travel around London is with a travelcard.

7. You need a passport for a travelard season ticket.

8. Smoking is allowed on the underground.

Listening activity No.5

Complete the statements below.

1. They are talking about a job at a .

2. The company is seeking .

Answer the question.

3. What does the company provided for people to travel in?

4. That does the company offer in addition to a salary?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

5. The job offers excellent prospects for

A. a retired person.

B. a person who has a car.

C. a young person with ambition and enthusiasm.

D. ayoung person with ambition and experience

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

6. The applicant must write to the personnel manager.

7. The man is interested in the jobs.

8. The applicant has to be good on a team.

Listening activity No.6

Answer the questions by writing a word.

1. Who is mike talking about?

2. What was the first complaint about Mike?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

3. Mike often talks about

A. his difficulties at his house. B. finding a place to live.

C. the parties he went to. D. his friend‟s house.

4. Mike wants to move, but he wants to live

A. alone. B. in a quiet place.

C. near the school. D. with his parents.

5. How many people live in Tome‟s house besides Tom?

A.2 B.3 C.4 D.5

6. The expensed which Tom and his housemates share do not include

A. food. B. rent. C. light. D. heating.

7. If mike goes to live with Tom, he will likely have

A. more food B. more expense.

C. more noise D. more freedom.

Write a word or a number in the spaces provided.

8. What day is it when Tom and Mike are talking?

9. On what date will Jane vacate her room?

10. When is Mike moving in to the house?

Listening activity No.7

Answer the questions by writing up to three words.

1. When did the researcher finish her survey?

2. What do the science students complain about?

3. Circle the complaints that students made about the library catalogues.

A. They are too complicated. B. They are incomplete.

C. They are really bad. D. They are out of date.

Circle the appropriate letter(s).

4. When the chief librarian heard the criticisms, he indicated it might be possible to

A. buy some new books.

B. change the librarians there.

C. check all the cards and reprint them where necessary.

D. change to a computer system.

5. How much would it cost to do the first option?

A. About £1,000 B.About £6,000

C.About £60,000 D.About £600

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

6. It would take about a year to change the catalogue system to a computer system.

7. The chief librarian suggested two possible ways to improve the catalogue system.

8. The chief librarian agreed to try to improve the borrowing facilities as well.

Listening activity No.8

Answer the questions by writing up to three words.

1. Where does the student come from?

2. How long has the student been in this country?

3. What is the student studying at the moment?

Circle the correct answer.

4. What does the student worry about now?

A. His English study hours.

B. That her qualifications may not be accepted here.

C. Her working experience in her own country.

D. Her tutoring at school.

5. What kind of course does the counselor suggest the student to apply for?

A. Civil engineering diploma course.

B. Master‟s degree in English.

C. English diploma.

D. Master‟s in engineering.

Write up to three words in the spaces provided.

6. Did the student study engineering at a university?

7. How long did the student work for a big company?

8. When does the counselor suggest the student apply for a degree course?

Listening activity No.9

Answer the questions by writing a few words.

1. Where are all student services to be found at the college?

2. Are all students automatically members of the Student Union?

3. What document do the students need to get their students cards?

4. Where do students go to get their student cards?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

5. When is the student health centre open?

A. From 9:30 to 8:45 on weekdays.

B. From 9:30 to 5:00 on Fridays.

C. From 9:30 to 5:00 on weekdays.

D. From 9:30 to 8:45 on Monday to Thursday.

6. Circle the days when Dr. B. Kearns hold a surgery in the medical Centre.

A. Monday and Tuesday morning.

B. All weekdays mornings except Friday.

C. Either Wednesday or Friday afternoons.

D. Thursday afternoon.

7. Whom do students have to register with if they stay in England?

A. A college doctor. B. Dr. B Kearns.

C. A local doctor. D. A hospital doctor.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

8. The nurses will make appointments for you.

9. Dr. Kearns can be found at her surgery any time during the day.

10. Dr. Kearns‟ surgery is located at No.2 Ascott Avenue, W5.

Listening activity No.10

Answer the following questions by writing a number or up to three words.

1. Who is Ms. Penny Rawson?

2. What is Ms. Rawson going to discuss?

3. How many counselors are there in the college?

4. Are counselors full-time at the college?

5. Circle the ways students are referred to the counselors.

A. By themselves B. By their parents.

C. By their teachers. D. By a tutor.

Circle the appropriate letter.

6. How do counselors meet students?

A. See the students only individually.

B. See the students only in groups.

C. See the students in any way necessary.

D. See the students only in the courses.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. Counseling Service can solve all students‟ problems.

8. Counseling Service is a confidential service.

9. Counseling Service has a small fee.

10. No one, according to Ms. Rawson, ever has problems at this university.

Listening activity No.11

Complete the following statements by filling in the relevant words.

1. Susan will be a student.

2. She wants to keep her money in a safe place with easy

3. She is suggested to open an Account.

Circle the appropriate letter(s).

4. A current account provides the following facilities:

A. achequebook B. a cashcard

C. a deposit book D. all of the above

5. If the balance is £500 or over the interest is

A. 5.25% B.2.55% C.7.25% D.7.55%

6. Money can be withdrawn with

A. achequebook B. a cash card

C. an ID card D. a passport

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. The bank statement tells you how much money is in your account.

8. The back statement provides you with a permanent record of income only.

9. You can ask your bank about your statement by telephone.

10. You can use a cash card to check the balance.

Listening activity No.12

Complete the statements below. Use up to three words.

1. Mrs. Jane smith is .

2. Mrs. Smith would like to talk about .

3. Where is peter presently working?

Circle the appropriate letter.

4. Peter has had his present job

A. since 2002 B. for more than three years

C. for three months D. since 2003

5. The reason he wants a new job is

A. for a chance B. to earn more money

C. to get a promotion D. to have a new challenge

6. The thing he likes most about his present job is

A. the responsibility B. good salary

C. his colleagues D. working conditions

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. They are looking for someone prepared to work overtime.

8. Peter graduated from Leeds University.

9. Peter has a diploma in design.

10. Peter will get the new job.

Listening activity No.13

Complete the statements below.

1. In britian a foreign student can get treatment from the British Medical Scheme if the student ‟s course of study is for

2. For a long-term student, treatment in British hospitals is

Answer the following questions by writing a short phrase in the space provided.

3. What should the student do first if he wishes to join the British Medical Scheme?

Circle the appropriate letter.

4. Where can you find lists of doctors?

A. From the Student Union office. B. From local post offices.

C. From the registration‟s office. D. From the university medical clinic.

5. Give two ways to find out a doctor‟s consulting hours.

A.

B.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

6. Casualty or emergency treatment is free for everyone in all hospitals.

7. A dentist can choose whether or not to accept a patient for NHS treatment.

8. A private patient will pay the full cost of dental treatment.

9. Dentists like to check patients‟ teeth once a month.

10. Basic dental treatment is a minimum of 17 pounds.

Listening activity No.14

Answer the questions and complete the statements below. Use no more than three words for each answer.

1. The college‟s first aim is to be a institution.

2. The college judges people on theirand commitment to study as much

as

3. Circle the statements about the students that the director has mentioned.

A. Some students are seeking specific skills.

B. Some are learning about the latest scientific knowledge.

C. Some are seeking to develop their artistic abilities.

D. Some are stretching their bodies.

4. How many teachers and staff are there at the alilities.

A.500 B.800 C1000 .D.1500

5. Which word best describe the director‟s speech?

A. Informative. B. Depressing.

C. Inspiring D. Amusing.

Write a word in the space provided.

6. Is it a congratulation speech?

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. You may find a suitable course at the polytechnic college.

8. The college specializes in a narrow range of subject areas.

9. The college has a homogeneous student body.

10. The college has the longest history of any school in its community.

Listening activity No.15

Complete the following statements by filling in a relevant word or a number.

1. Bell College is one of a group of schools run by the Bell Educational Trust, a educational

foundation.

2. The College offers an attractive environment for study and leisure for students aged or over. Answer the following questions with a word or a number as required.

3. How many students live on campus?

4. How many students live off campus?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

5. What areas of study do the courses offer?

A. English for Industrial Training B. English Programme

C. Teaching Training D. Social Studies

6. How many nationalities are there in the college?

A.13 B.30 or more C.50 D.50 or more

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. Teachers in the college are from many parts of the world.

8. According to the college policy teachers from Rwanda are presently not welcomed.

9. The college has its own medical centre.

10. The college provides cultural and social activities only on weekends.

Listening activity No.16

Complete the statements below. Use up to three words.

1. Peter asks Anna to do him a

2. Peter is going to visit

3. Peter will be away for

4. Circle the animal that Anna is being asked to look after

A. rabbits B. brids C.cats D.dogs

5. Circle the things that Peter wants Anna to do

A. To look after a pregnant animal

B. To buy a box of cat food.

C. To feed the animal.

D. To wash the animals every day.

Circle the correct answer.

6. How many babies did one of the animal have last time?

A.2 B4 .C.5 D.6

7. When Peter mentioned that one of the animals is going to be delivering soon, Anna was

A. happy B. worried C. sad D.angry

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

8. The mother cat eats only cat food.

9. Peter will bring a box of cat food.

10. One of the cats is a male.

Listening activity No.17

Complete the following statements below.

1. Our health is affected by

2. Safeway tries to help customers not only in the range and types of food offered, but also by

providing up-to-date reliable

3. Circle the reasons given for using less sugar.

A. For the sake of our eyes. B. For the sake of our body‟s weight

C. For the sake of our teeth D. For the sake of our lives

4. Which of the following attacks the tooth itself?

A. Carbohydrates B. Saliva

C. Acid D. Plaque

Write a short phrase in the space provided.

5. What is the worst thing you can do to your teeth?

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

6. The speaker advises people to stop taking sugar at once.

7. The speaker suggests choosing snacks carefully.

8. The speaker suggests substituting yogurt for sugar.

9. The speaker suggests cutting back on the sugar you use in baking.

10. The speaker is a dentist.

Listening activity No.18

Complete the following statements by filling in a relevant word or a number.

1. An au pair is single girl without any dependants who comes to UK to learn English and to

live as of an English speaking family.

2. An au pair may help in the house for up to hours a day for pocket money.

3. Circle the suitable tasks that an au pair may do in the house.

A. Dusting the house B. Painting the house

C. Taking care of children D. Mowing lawn

4. How much money should be given as pocket money?

A. 14 to 20 pounds a week B. 15 to 20 pounds a week

C. 15 to 20 pounds a month D. 50 to 60 pounds a month

5. An au pair must be a single girl aged

A. under 17 B. under 27

C. more than 27 D. between 17 to 27

6. Circle the appropriate nationalities for an au pair

A. Japanese B. French

C. Turkish D. Russia

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

7. A girl who has been in the UK before as an au pair will be allowed to come to the UK again

as an au pair even if the total period is more than 2 years.

8. An au pair who is from the Commonwealth or EC will have to register with the police is she

stays longer than 6 months.

9. An au pair may change host families during her time in the UK.

10. Write two possible ways for an au pair to apply for a longer stay in the UK.

A.

B.

Listening activity No.19

Answer the questions by writing a word or a number.

1. Which month would the customers like to book a holiday for?

2. Do they know exactly where they want to go for their holiday?

Circle the appropriate letter.

3. When will both customers be free to travel?

A. The first week of July

B. The whole month except for the last five days.

C. From the first to the twenty- third of July.

D. From the seventh to the twenty-thrid of July.

4. Which country did the two customers visit last year?

A. Italy B. Sweden.

C. France D. Portugal

5. How long did the customers want for their holiday?

A. A week B. Ten days

C. Two weeks D. Four weeks.

6. Why don‟t the customers want to go to Italy?

A. Because there are too many young people.

B. Because it would be too hot.

C. Because they‟ve been there.

D. Because the dates don‟t suit them.

7. Circle the reason that they don‟t like to go to Sweden?

A. Too expensive B. Too hot

C. No beaches D. Not enough facilities.

Indicate whether the following statements are accurate or not by writing

A for an accurate statement

I for an inaccurate statement

N if the information is not given

8. The customers prefer to visit Portugal by flight from London.

9. It would be 385 pounds for them to visit Portugal.

10. The customers have decided where to go for the holiday.

Listening activity No.20

Answer the following questions by writing a few words in the spaces provided.

1. What was the name of the popular song during the 1930s mentioned in the talk?

2. When was tea first imported to Britain?

Circle the appropriate letter(s)

3. When did the first coffee house offer tea?

A. in 1760 B. in 1716 C. in 1706 D. in 1786

4. Who was the owner of Tom‟s Coffee House?

A. Lloyds B. The Golden Lion

C. An insurance company D. Thomas Twining

5. What was the sign of the tea shop owned by Twining?

A. The Golden Lion B. The Strand

C. The Tea Shop D. Twining

6. Circle the items which a comprehensive eighteenth century tea-tray would consist of

A. Glasses and spoons B. A teapot and stand

C. A sugar bowl and a milk jug D. Cups and saucers

7. Where was tea kept by the mistress of the house?

A. In basins B. In locked wooden commodes

C. In metal kettles D. In locked caddies

Answer the questions in the spaces provided.

8. How were late-afternoon hunger pangs alleviated?

9. When was tea first imported from India?

Complete the following statements.

10. Tea form Ceylon, India and gives the broad range of teas that are today.

11. There have been few changes in centuries of tea trading.

12. Twinings still has a shop on the site of the original coffee shop at

13. The name Twining has been linked with tea for over years

Answer the following questions

14. Who persuaded the Prime Minister to reduce the high tax on tea in 1784?

15. Who was the Prime Minister?

Unit five Note Completion and True/False

---- Listening for Details

本单元共有20个练习。内容选自国外生活中常会经常遇到的日常生活场景及有关国外学习的场景。

本单元的练习形式包括了雅思听力试题中曾出现的两种题型。一种是摘要填空题

(summary or notes completion)。摘要填空题是根据所听文章内容或部分段落内容给出一段或多段留有空格的内容摘要,要求考生根据所听内容填补缺少的信息,以测试其对所听文章的理解及捕捉具体信息的能力。答案常可以从所听内容中直接找到。

另一种是判断正误题(True/False/?)这种题要求考生根据所听文章内容所提供的信息对一些陈述句坐车正误判断。如果句子的内容与文章内容相符,答案是true ;如果句子内容与文章内容不符,答案是false ;如果句子内容根据文章中提供的信息不足以判断正误,就用?来表示。

本单元通过大量练习帮助考生了解和熟悉考试的题型,培养考生的应试能力以及在听英语会话、讲座和报告中捕捉重要信息的能力和边听边记的能力。

建议考生在听之前把题或短文读一遍,并根据上下文推测要填的词,这样才能在听的过程中有针对性地去寻找所需要的关键词。

Listening Activity 1

You are going to listen to a talk about Student Coach Cards. As you listen, fill the missing

words in the banks.

If you are a student in 1.education or aged 2. , you can get a Student Coach Card for only

3. . It will save you 4. off standard fares throughout Britain on National Express and Scottish Citylink services. You even get this 5. on Midweek Returns. It also entitles you to 6. off some

continental services and to discounts on some Oxford Citylink and Invictaway services. A Student Coach Card lasts for a full 7. months with no restrictions. Student Coach Cards can 8. at Student Travel 9. , many National Express and Scottish Citylink agents or by 10. simply by completing the attached coupon.

Listening Activity 2

You are going to listen to a talk about telephone service. Listen carefully and fill the missing words in the banks.

Alarm calls to wake you up in the 1.,should be booked before 2.the previous evening.

Transferred change calls are 3.where the people you want to speak to 4.to pay for your call to

them. Transferred charge calls can also be 5.to many countries 6. . Personal calls are those where you tell the operator 7.of the person you wish to 8. . You are not connected if that person 9.found, though a message can be 10.for him or her to ring the operator later. This service is normally

11.for international calls as well.

For emergency calls, if you want the police, fire or ambulance services in an emergency, dial

12. . Tell the operator the 13.you want. Give your exchange and number or all figure number as appropriate. Wait until the emergency 14.Answer. Then give them the full address where help is needed and other necessary information. 999 calls are 15. .

Listening Activity 3

You are going to listen to a talk about bats. Listen carefully and fill the missing words in the banks.

James Austin is a(n) 1.researcher. His talk is about bats. Bats are black reatures which hang

2.and fly in the dark. Now they are become more 3.because they can eat mosquitoes up to 4.in an hour. So many people want them 5.

Indicate whether the following statements are true or not by writing

T for a statement which is true

F for a statement which is false

? if there is insufficient information

6. People build bat houses on their roof in summer.

7. People don‟t really know what bats look like.

8. Bat houses should be dark and hot.

9. Bat houses should be 12 to 15 feet off the ground.

10. People prefer to use chemicals to get rid of mosquitoes.

Listening Activity 4

You are going hear a conversation between a salesman and a customer. Listen carefully and write down the missing information in the notes below.

Patricia bought a videocassette recorder 1 ago. She phoned the shop and told them that she has some problems with 2 . One of the problems is that the VCR won‟t 3 when she sets the timer. The other one is that she can‟t find 4 .

Indicate whether the following statements are true or not by writing

T for a statement which is true

F for a statement which is false

? if there is insufficient information

5. The VCR has got a one-year guarantee.

6. Patricia has got the salesman‟s name.

7. The salesman knows the customer.

8. Patricia should bring in the receipt when she goes back to the shop.

9. The salesman has to report to his manager about it.

10. The salesman will be there when Patricia goes back.

Listening Activity 5

You will hear a dialogue. As you listen, fill the missing words in the gaps in the notes below. Mr. Smith comes to London for a 1 . He will stay there for 2 of months with 3 pounds. He wants to open an account. He is suggested to open a Higher Tate Deposit Account which requires 4 to open the account. Its interest is 5 on net and 6 on gross.

Indicate whether the following statements are true or not by writing

T for a statement which is true

F for a statement which is false

? if there is insufficient information

7. A higher rate deposit account is calculated and paid monthly.

8. He can get a special card to his cash money.

9. The rate of interest will go down to 5.52% if it has savings go below five hundred pounds.

10. He higher rate deposit account allows people to be five hundred pounds overdrawn.

Listening Activity 6

You are going to hear a talk from a course director. As you listen, fill in the gaps below.

There is variety of opinions about 1 that should exist within initial teacher education between 2 in school and the study of the disciplines of education. It is our conviction that beginning teachers need to 3 on ideas about the aims and methods of education, but we believe more strongly that 4 of teaching is best learnt in school. Working with 5 teachers.

Indicate whether the following statements are true or not by writing

T for a statement which is true

F for a statement which is false

? if there is insufficient information

6. The director provides a general introduction to the course at Sussex.

7. All of the teaching takes place in small group seminars and workshops.

8. The course director is one of the interviewers.

9. All applicants will be interviewed before places are offered.

Listening Activity 7

You are going to hear an announcement. As you listen, fill in the gaps numbered 1-5 in the notes below.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We are arriving at Cambridge now, and there are a few things you need to remember. First, remove all 1 from the coach because we can‟t guarantee their safety. Second, note 2 on the front of the coach, so it can be recognized in the coach park. Third, stay with your own 3 . Don‟t wander off as the town is large and people can 4 get lost. Photographs can only be 5 at certain points, so obey your guide‟s instructions.

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6. The speaker is an airline flight attendant.

7. The speaker will be guiding a group of tourists through the town

8. The coach will leave for the park at 6:15.

Listening Activity 8

Debby buys a newspaper and goes to the café. She sits next to a man and they discuss the gales. As you listen to their conversation, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

Here is the news about the gales. It says gales reaching 90 mph swept 1 last night as two more days of wind and rain were forecast. In the 2 , guests had been recorded of 94 mph in Aberporth, southwest 3 . 82 mph in the Cairngorms in 4 and 78 mph in Camborne,

Cornwall.The Clarence Esplanade at Southsea, Hmpshire, was 5 due to fears that walkers could be over 6 .

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7. Police in London had warned people not to travel unless their journey was essential.

8. 3000 houses were blown down.

9. A33000 volt cable was damaged because of the gales.

10. Engineers battled to restore electricity supplies to 3000 customers in Scotland.

Listening Activity 9

You are going to hear a dialogue between two friends. As you listen, fill in the gaps numbered 1-5 in the notes below.

There was a lot of traffic in Chase Village 1 years ago. People drove too fast. Richard had a very serious 2 on New- 3 that road when he visits his sister. But now things are 4 . People put on

their brakes and 5 on Newland Street because they can see a 6 there.

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7. Now some people still take a risk when the police officer is away on Newland Street.

8. The police officer doesn‟t get any pay for the work.

9. Officer Springirth is a real man and he is a volunteer there.

10. Officer Springirth helps the police to reduce the crime rate in Chase Village.

11. The police department will put more mannequins on other roads.

Listening Activity 10

You will hear some advice from a British programme adviser. As you listen, fill in the gaps with the relevant words in the notes below.

Whe you first arrive in Britain you will be given the name and telephone extension number of the 1 who will be administering your programme. It will be 2 if you make a note in your diary of this 3 and also if you make an appointment 4 by telephone whenever you want to see your programme officer.

If your base is to be outside London, you will be given 5 about reaching your destination. Please follow these carefully and, again, keep a note of them in your 6 .

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8. If you bring money to Britain you‟d better carry large sums of cash on your person.

9. Your money will be more secure if you convert it into traveller‟s cheques.

10. It ‟s not safe to deposit your money with hotels or hostels.

11. It ‟s wise to put your purchases in your shopping bag.

12. You should never put anything into your own pockets or bag until it has been paid for.

13. All shops provide a receipt for you.

Listening Activity 11

You will hear an interview between a reporter and an officer from the British Council. As you listen, fill in the gaps below.

The Student Union Welfare Office will put overseas students in touch with overseas students‟ societies and organizations, which are often run by overseas students. The 1 which will have been put in the students‟ passport by the 2 officer indicates whether or not they are required to 3 with the police. If you are from a 4 Community or Commonwealth country, you should 5 register with the police. If you are required to register with the police you must do so 6 of arrival in Britain.

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7. All overseas students are required to register with the police as soon as they arrive in Briatin.

8. Working in Britain without acquiring the relevant permission is illegal.

9. If overseas students are to get a job in the UK, they need to get forms OW1 and OW5 at the

job centres.

10. Overseas students have to get forms OW21 and OW22 from job centres if they are looking

for work experience. Overseas students can only take part-time work.

11. It is free of charge to register with the police when you arrive in the UK.

Listening Activity 12

You are going to listen to a talk about the student union. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

All 1 students automatically belong to the Student Union and have full 2 and membership rights. Part-time students also have 3 to what the Union has to offer. Further details of this are

available from the Student Union offices. The Union is 4 to the NUS, which represents students on a 5 level. Students can take advantage of 6 travel facilities and a wide range of reductions on 7 goods, through the Student 8 Cards.

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9. The talk gives an introduction to the Student Union.

10. The Social Committee is responsible for entertainment on campus.

11. The Student Union finances all the clubs and societies at college.

Listening Activity 13

You are going to hear a conversation that took place at an accommodation agency. As you listen , fill in the gaps in the notes below.

I‟ll start with self-contained flats. The flats are 1 but you will find you have your 2 to do what you want. With bedsitters ,you would have your 3 although you will have to 4 the kitchen and bathroom. Lodgings are more expensive than 5as you receive a meal.

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6. Hostels are more expensive than lodgings.

7. The agent suggests that the best option is to look through the local paper for accommodation.

8. The accommodation office in the university will offer students a list of cheap accommodation

in the area.

Listening Activity 14

You are going to listen to a talk about Cambridge. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

The university town of Cambridge, just one hour 1 of London, has been one of the world‟s most important centres of learning for 2 years. Its academic vitality and beauty create the perfect 3 in which to study. Like other students here, you will enjoy 4 unique to the Cambridge way of 5 . During your free time you might like to 6 along the “Backs ”, or try your 7 at “punting ” on the river.

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8. Cambridge is home to some famous museums.

9. The city has extensive sporting facilities.

10. Many fine performing actors and musicians are originally from Cambridge.

11. The university has many excellentrestaurant.

Listening Activity 15

You will hear a talk about Skunks. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

Some animals which people hate and fear are gaining new 1 . People have begun to 2 their ideas about skunks. Cherry Briggs, an animal researcher, said that skunks are very 3 animals because they catch 4 and beetles. They are great for 5 control.

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6. People fear the skunks because of their awful smell.

7. Skunks always warn you after they spray.

8. Skunks are easily recognized by their color.

9. One of the skunk‟s warning signs is to raise its feet.

10. Skunks will move away when they hear loud rap music.

11. Skunks love all kinds of milk products.

12. Skunks are wanted to be back because they are great for pest control.

Listening Activity 16

You will hear a conversation between Gladys and Jack. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

The lecture was interesting. The new student really 1 it.The student enrolled in the M.A. teaching programme2 . He‟d like to know something about 3 . He asked the lady about the

assessment and the exams for this particular programme. He is nervous about 4 because he hasn‟t had an exam for a 5

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6. Five assays are required before the finals.

7. The lecture and the student are good friends.

8. The lady lived on the campus while she was studying in the university.

Listening Activity 17

You will listen to a doctor‟s talk. As you listen, complete the notes below.

In Western countries, many people have 1 deposits on the inside wall of their arteries. These deposits build up over 2 of years, narrowing the arteries. Sometimes the deposits can 3 the

formation of blood clots. If a clot breaks free, it can enter the 4 and sooner or later it will become trapped and block off a blood vessel, possibly causing a 5 attack or a stroke.

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6. Too much saturated oil in your diet can result in developing cancer.

7. What people eat may determine the cholesterol level in their blood.

8. Saturated fat will help to lower blood cholesterol level.

9. People are suggested to eat more saturated fat. Fatty acids are essential for people‟s

health.

10. The human body can make a lot of fatty acids.

11. Some nuts, seeds and fish contain a high proportion of polyunsaturated fats.

Listening Activity 18

You will listen to a talk about the city of Pompeii. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

Over 2,000 years ago, many rich Romans spent 1 in the city of Pompeii which was located on the Bay of Naples. Pliny saw the eruption of 2 , Vesuvius. It was a 3 sight. Rock and ash flew through the air. The city of Pompeii was 4 of Mt. Vesuvius. When the volcano first erupted, many people are able 5 the city. Unfortunately, there was 6 time for everyone to escape. More than 7 people died. They were buried alive under the volcanic ash. The eruption lasted for about 3 hours.

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8. Pompeii was buried under 20 feet of volcanic rock and ash.

9. The city of Pompeii could never be forgotten.

10. An Italian farmer found a part of a wall of the ancient city of Pompeii on farm.

11. Today the whole of the ancient city of Pompeii was uncovered.

12. Now, tourists come to see the ruins of the famous city of Pompeii.

Listening Activity 19

You will listen to a dialogue accommodation in the UK. As you listen, fill in the gaps in the notes below.

If you pay your rent weekly, you have to pay it in 1 on a fixed day of the week. If you want to leave, you have to give 2 notice. If you pay 3 , it‟s one month‟s notice. But if you have 4

accommodation or no meals are provided, then 5 you have to give a month‟s notice, even if you‟re 6 weekly. Lt‟s therefore important to have a definite 7 with your landlady at the beginning of your 8 .

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9. The landlady doesn‟t have to give you any notice if she wants you to leave.

10. If you don‟t return the key at the end of your tenancy, you may lose your deposit.

11. The tent book provides a record of payment.

12. The house regulations in the rent book are legally binding.

13. The landlady may evict you is you try to share a single room.

14. You ‟re more likely to have to sign an agreement if you live in lodgings.

Listening Activity 20

You will listen to a conversation between two students. As you listen, complete the following notes.

If you are living in 1 you should find out when meals are served and be 2 for them. You

should also find about when it‟s most3 for guests to visit you or to have a 4 . If you know that you will be 5 you should let her know, so she can 6 your dinner or give you a 7 .

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8. The landlady would appreciate your help in keeping the house clean.

9. In lodgings, gas and electricity are usually included in the rent.

10. All private houses have central heating.

11. The landlady will provide enough blankets to keep you warm for the winter.

12. Before using your own electrical apparatus, make sure they work on the voltage of the house.

Unit six summary

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本单元共有20个练习。内容以在英国生活和学习的场景为主,同时还有一些有关美国、爱尔兰等国家情况的介绍。这些内容提供了大量的西方文化背景知识,如英国的超市、酒吧、如何到英国人家作客、英国的警察、美国人的特点、美国的总统、爱尔兰的历史和音乐等。

本单元的练习形式主要以摘要填空题(summary or notes completion)为主。这种练习是根据所听文章内容或部分段落内容给出一段或多段留有空格的内容概要,要求考生根据所听内容填空,以测试其对所听文章的理解概况能力。答案常可以从所听内容中直接找出。

本单元的听力材料都比较长,其目的是通过大量的、长段的练习,培养考生在听英语讲座和报告中,捕捉重要信息的能力以及边听边读边记笔记的综合能力。

建议考生在听之前要把题或摘要读一遍,并根据上下文推断要填的是什么词,这样才能在听的过程中有针对性地去寻找所需要的关键词。

Listening Activity No.1

You are going to hear a talk about security in UK, listen to the talk and complete the

statements below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

1. Don ‟t carry cash than you need for daily expensed.

2. When you stay at a hotel, ask the manager to keep your valuables in .

3. Don ‟t keep a note of together with your traveler‟s cheques.

4. You should carry wallets and purses in an inside .

5. Your passport, travel tickets and other important documents should be taken .

6. You can leave your heavy luggage in a at most large stations and pick it up later.

7. It ‟s necessary to keep and check the opening hours when you leave your luggage at the

station.

8. The Lost Property Office can be found at both and .

Listening Activity No.2

You are going to hear a lecture on some useful information for your travelling around Britain. Listen to the first part of the lecture and complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

You will find Tourist Information Centres at major1 ,airport, stations, 2 and towns and

holiday centres. You will see two kinds of public telephones in operation. One is 3 and the other is cardphones. For the latter ones, you can buy at 4 , news kiosks, station bars and 5 . Banks are normally open from 6 Monday to Friday but at London‟s two 7 there are 24-hour banks.

Trafalgar Square Office opens from 8 weekdays and Saturdays. On Sunday, it opens from 10:00 to 17:00. The Bureau de Change services are available to 9 . You can also change money at Bureau de Change, large hotels, 10 and travel agents.

Listening Activity No.3

Listen to the second part of the lecture. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

In Britain shops usually open at 9:00 and close at 17:30, but in many cities, they have a 1 once a week. They stay open 2 about 20:00. British voltage is 3 V AC, 50HZ. Many hotels will be able to supply 4 for electric shavers. Stamps can be bought at 5 . Most hotel bills include a service charge, usually6 , but in some larger hotels it‟s 15%. People often leave 7 % for the waiter in the

restaurants, and give 8 per suitcase fro porters, 9 % of the fare for taxis and 10 for hairdressers and 50p to the assistant who 11 your hair. You must remember it is the rule to drive on the 12 and overtake on the 13 . Driver as well as front-seat passengers must wear 14 .

Listening Activity No.4

You are going to hear a dialogue between two students talking about how parliament makes new laws. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

New laws can start in either the House of Lords or the House of Commons. They are usually proposed by 1 . A law which is being proposed is called 2 until it is passed. Then, it becomes 3 of Parliament.

The bill goes through its 4 which means that the title of the bill is set to be discussed, then it goes through its Second Reading which is the 5 stage. If the bill is passed it will go on to the 6 stage where a small group of members meet and discuss it in details. The Report stage will be the stage in which 7 can be made. After the Report stage, the bill is taken for its 8where a vote is taken. If the bill is passed, it will go to the 9 . When the Queen gives her assent the bill becomes an act.

Listening Activity No.5

You are going to hear a talkabout the English policeman. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

A“copper ” is one of 1‟ nicknames. It comes from the verb “cop ” which means to 2 .“Bobby ” comes from the 3 name of Sir Robert Peel who was the founder of 4 .“Peeler ” used to be an 5 nickname for the policeman but this one has 6 .

The British bobby is a very 7 sort of character. They are very busy 8 visitors about the city. British bobby has some very distinctive features. For example, he doesn‟t carry 9 . An English policeman can be seen from a distance because of his height and 10 . The police are aware that they are the country‟s 11 and not its 12 .

Listening Activity No.6

You are going to hear a short talkabout the banks in Britain. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

1. The safest place to keep your money is .

2. A account is the most useful type of account offered by the banks for students in Britain.

3. There will be an if you overdraw on your account.

4. You should open account if you have more money than you need for month-to month

expenses.

5. You do tax on the interest if you are not normally resident in Britain.

6. A check card can be used as a check guarantee card. With this card, you can draw up to

cash from almost any bank in Britain. AEurocheck card can be used to draw cash from

most banks in .

7. Many shops will not accept a check unless a backs it.

8. Many banks provide a cash card, which can be used to draw cash from .

9. Most banks provide dispensing machines which are set of the bank outside.

10. When the bank is closed, a cash card allows you to draw up to a day.

Listening Activity No.7

You are going to hear a talkabout some British customs. Listen carefully and complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

In Britain, there is a common saying, “An Englishman‟s home is 1 . ” It‟s important to act thoughtfully if you are living in a 2 or are visiting a British home. There are a few British 3 . You should be 4 for meals. Make your own bed and keep you room 5 . When you stay with a British family for several days you should give 6 when you leave. British people normally wait until 7 has got their food before they start eating. You‟d better use 8 and title if you are unsure how to call them. At a formal meal, the host 9 expect guests to help with household chores.

Listening Activity No.8

You are going to hear a series of lectures on Irish culture. Listen to the first part of the lecture. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

Riverdance is based on a culture which had its 1 from the 6th to the 9th century. Before that period, 2 was oral and based on a love of complicated stories and 3 .In the 6th century,

missionaries introduced 4 . Since then the culture of Ireland began to develop and had 5 in

northern Europe. In the 9th century this golden age 6 because of the invasions and there never was real recovery. At the end of the 7 Irish Nationalism began to influence 8 in English to write in a way that was 9 from English writes of the period. A distinct style of writing in English called 10 literature came out. There are many 11writers, for example, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. All of them have received 12 for literature. Irish music was 13 as

people move to the cities. Some efforts were made to make it 14 to city people but without success. Since 1980‟s this has begun to change. Modern Ireland has been 15 more than just a revival of traditional music. There are 16 people employed in Ireland in the music industry.

Listening Activity No.9

Listen to the second part of the lecture. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

In 1829 Irish people were largely 1 and living in the countryside. There was a 2 in the

agricultural system. All crops were grown to pay the rent of the land and all that was grown to eat was 3 . A great famine struck the Irish people. From 1845 to 1848 the crops failed so 4 people died or left the country by 5 . The population continued to 6 until 1961. The people left their homes and went to England, 7 or Australia. Ireland has the highest 8 rate of any country in Europe for 9 centuries. Almost every family in Ireland has 10 abroad.

Listening Activity No.10

Listen to the last part of the lecture. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

The emigrants experienced a lot of 1 in their new countries. In England, there used to be

signs for 2 which read “Irish need not apply”. The emigrates often experienced 3 so they formed many organizations to 4their own fellow emigrants. In America, the Irish chose 5 and some

significant cities were controlled by 6 . President 7‟ grandparents came from Irelandand his election had a significant impact in 8 , helping the process of recovery of 9 , which they have today. Today there are 10people if Irish descent living 11Ireland. In America there are 12 who have 100% Irish background. Many emigrants who came back to live in Ireland often found it 13 to fit into Irish society, but they have always had 14 in the old country.

Listening Activity No.11

You are going to hear a talk about universities and colleges in Britain. As you listen,

complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

There are 1 universities and 2 polytechnics in the UK. In 1973-1974, there were over 3

full-time students in universities. 10% of them were from 4 . University first degree courses

usually last three or four years. The academic year normally has 5 terms, beginning from 6 . You should apply to a university at least 7 months before the proposed date of admission. When you have filled in your application form you must send it to 8 . If you want to enter Oxford or

Cambridge University, you should remember to return your application by the closing date, in 9 . The usual minimum qualifications for entry to a first degree course in a university are good passed in the 10 or an 11 examination. All enquiries should be accompanied by a copy of the 12

certificate and where appropriate an approved translation.

Listening Activity No.12

You are going to hear a talk on Canada. As you listen to the talk, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

Canada is located in the northern half of the continent of 1 . The most northern part of

Canada are called the land of 2because at certain times of the year the sun 3 . This northern part of Canada is cold and mostly 4 with snow all year round. The original people in the northern part of Canada are called 5 . They are also called the “First Nation”. The populations in the Atlantic

Provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are 6 . The land there is not very fertile so their main industries are forestry, 7 and mining. The province of British Columbia is in the 8 of Canada and is an attractive place for 9 because of its mild climate, mountains seacoast and 10 . The original settlers came from 11 . In the 16th century, the first Europeans arrived in 12 Canada. They came from 13 . By the end of the 14 all of Canada was under British rule. In this century, Canada has had an influence of settlers from all 15 .

Listening Activity No.13

You are going to hear a conversation between two students.They are talking about English bars. As you listen to the talk, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

Bar is the place where 1are kept. At the bar, people don‟t wait for someone to take 2 , instead, they go to the bar directly to 3 their drinks. They pay as soon as they4 . It‟s not the custom to give 5 . When you want to have another drink you ought to take your 6 back to the bar for refill. You can get 7 alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the bar. Alcoholic drinks include beer and wine. Cider is made from 8 , port is a type of 9 wine from Portugal, and sherry is a type of wine from 10 . Spirits are a kind of 11 drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks include all kinds of fruit juices, such as

orange and 12 . Soft drinks are sweet drinks made with 13 . Cordials are strong and sweet drinks tasting of 14. VAT stands for 15 Tax. VAT can be 16 to you if you take the goods with you when you leave Britain.

Listening Activity No.14

You are going to hear a talk about English pub. As you listen to the talk, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

There are 1 different methods of serving beer in Britain. Some beer is 2 and draught beer is a kind of beer that comes from 3 . There are two different methods of serving draught beer. Keg beer is served with modern method which uses 4 and traditional draught uses5 to pull the beer up the pipe and out of the tap. Keg beer is sold almost 6 in Britain, and you can always have exactly 7 in any pub. Traditional beer is not served 8 but allows you to taste 9 . Lager is served cold and available in 10 .Guinness is a thick, almost black, bitter tasting 11 beer. Pale ale is less strong and 12 than bitter. The pub‟s opening times are regulated by 13 and usually a pub is open from 14 and from 5:30 to 11:00. 15is forbidden is pubs. Children are 16 to enter pubs according to the law.

Listening Activity No.15

You are going to hear a talk about the Tall Ships Race in Britain. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

In July 1956, a fleet of 21 sailing ships from 1 countries raced each other form Torbay in

Devon to 2 . The purpose of the gathering was to mark the passing of the 3 .They raced again 4 . Since then the title “The Tall Shop” was given to them. As race succeeded race, 5 shops began to be built and young people from all 6 wanted to participate. The race ship has to satisfy 7

requirements. First of all, it has to have a minimum 8 of 9.09 metres, then half its crew must be between the ages of 9 , and its principal means of propulsion must be a sail. The race has 10 huge crowds of spectators. In 1984 more than 11 people watched the fleet set off in the River Mersey in 12 , and in 1986 two million spectators with 13 watched the parade at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Ship Race started from London in . A grand fleet of up to 100 vessels fathered on the River Thames near 15 . All of their crews were 16 and few were expert sailors. The ships were berthed on 17 side of Tower of Bridge. Many of the large ships were open to 18 . It was an amazing and historic spectacle as the ships sailed slowly up the River Thames.

Listening Activity No.16

You are going to hear a conversation about using recorded delivery and registered post. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

You can use the recorded delivery to send all kinds of 1 postal packets except parcels and airway and railway letters. You can get a Certificate of 2 from the container in the post office. The certificate 3 your record of posting.You can obtain confirmation of delivery by completing an 4 from. This form will be signed by the post office official, not by the 5 . The compensation is very limited and 6 paid for loss or damage, but will not be paid for 7 or any other inadmissible item. Registered post is a 8 service. All registered mail receives special security treatment. Packing is very 9 .you will get the compensation if you send your articles in one of the 10 envelopes sold by the post office since these envelopes are already stamped for 11 postage and

have the 12 registration fee. The registered mail is signed by 13 on delivery. The post office delivers registered mail to the14 . You can obtain confirmation of delivery by paying an 15 and completing an Advice of Delivery form either at the time of posting or later. The Advice of Delivery fee is lower if the form is handed in 16 of posting.

Listening Activity No.17

You are going to hear the first part of a lecture on American culture and American customs. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

The population of the USA 260 million

The population of the White 1.

African American 12%

Hispanic 2.

Asian or Pacific Islanders 3.

American Indian or Eskimo 4.

Americans value individualism, independence, 4 ,directness,5 , achievement and 6 .

Individualism is the most highly 7 value in American culture and an important 8 to understanding Americanbehavior. If a group of friends go to a restaurant everyone wants to pay 9 . If you do too many favors, this may create an 10 situation for the American. Americans are direct. They are quick to get 11 and do not spend much time on 12 amenities. They think it gives an indication of 13 to look at the person if they speak to him or her. It is considered better to refuse graciously than to 14 an invitation and not go. Punctuality is an important 15 in the U.S. You should be 16 for school or business appointments at the 17 agreed upon. In social appointments you can arrive 18 minutes after the agreed – upon time without giving offense. But if you are more than 15 minutes late for an 19 , you need to offer an 20 and an explanation.

Listening Activity No.18

Listen to the second part of the lecture. As you listen, complete the notes below by writing no more than three words in the spaces provided.

Americans are often 1 but they also have a good sense of 2 and cooperate with others to

achieve a goal. They are friendly, but in their 3 . Friendships among Americans tend to be 4 and more casual than friendships among people from 5 . Americans are not comfortable with 6 . They are open and usually eager to 7 . When you accidentally bump someone you should say 8“”. Men don‟t hold hands or link arms 9 with other men. This is acceptable between women and it is quite 10 between men and women. For your safety, don‟t walk alone 11 . Don‟t carry too much cash or wear 12 of great value. Don‟t 13 when you travel. You should give up your 14 and observe as much as possible about 15 to tell the police when you are threatened by one. Don ‟t judge what you see as 16, but make it a challenge to try to 17 the variety of American behaviors. You do not have to 18 in something you disagree with , but you can try to understand it .

Listening Activity No.19