The question type for this particular test asks us to label a map. We will first look at some tips before we do the test questions.
Make sure you complete Listening Section 1.1 first.
Labeling a Map | Understand the Instructions
Read the instructions for questions 9 - 11 carefully, and then answer the questions below with a word or number.
Where can the following buildings be found? Write the appropriate letter. 9.Queens head Pub _____
10.Car Showroom _____
11.Jim’s Motorbike Rental ______
The questions above might seem very easy to answer, however we often see people perform poorly in the listening test because they fail to read the instructions carefully. Make sure that you don’t throw points away by writing names when you must write letters. You must also be careful with this in the reading test.
Before you listen and answer the questions. Think about the following.
People who have a good understanding of prepositions of place and vocabulary connected to location (we will have a lesson for this soon) will do well at this type of activity.
|1.||Rental per day: 1) per day|
|2.||Rental per week: 2) per week|
|3.||Late return Fee: 3) per day|
|5.||Accessories: £30 per day 5) rental|
|6.||£25 per day for a single 6) (the bike can carry a maximum of three)|
|7.||Cover for theft or damage: 7) included in price|
|8.||8) cover at an additional price|
1) Jim says that 'We have a BMW F800 at £145 per day...'
2) '...or £650 per week.'
3) Jim says 'There is a late return fee on that of £250.'
4) 'The deposit for this model is £2000... Sorry, my mistake, its £1750...' Notice here that Jim corrects his first answer. You must be aware in the listening test that the speaker may correct themselves, so stay focused even if you think you already have the answer.
5) 'We have a helmet at £30 per day.' The word order here is different to the word order of the notes, but the meaning is of course the same.
6) '...a dry bag at £25 per day...'
7) Jim states 'The insurance is included in the price.' Notice that the notes don't include 'the' as we are writing in a note taking style.
8) Jim informs us that '...unless you go overseas. We have an extra rate for international trips.' This question is more difficult as it expects you to know that 'extra rate' has the same meaning as 'additional price'. 'Overseas' and 'international' are synonyms and either of them is an accepted answer.
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Listen to the guided listening recording and work along with us.
Complete the Notes
Questions 1 to 5 ask us to complete notes with a number or no more than two words. Before we listen, we have time to read the notes.
In the time before we listen, we should think about:
- The speakers – Who are they? Where are they? What will they talk about?
- The information that belongs in the gaps - Should it be a word, a name or a number?
- How many words can we use?
Let’s try these strategies on the test questions. Do these yourself first, then check to see if you have the same answers.
2) ‘Nearest station is…’ indicates that the answer is a location.
3) A bus goes to a place, so the answer is likely to be a location.
4) This note starts with ‘Number…’ so the answer is probably a number.
5) Similar to question 1, ‘leaves at…’ is for time.
- When we find our answer, we should write what we hear.
- To save time, we should write numbers as figures (“7”, not “seven”).
CENTRAL STREET (OR CENTRAL ST)
Now we have our answers, we should check our spelling, especially for Helendale and Central Street.
Complete the Table
Questions 6 to 10 ask us to complete a table. We have some time before we listen to study the table.
Before we listen we should think about:
- The instructions – How many words can we use?
- The headings and the examples – What kind of information is needed? Are they nouns/verbs etc?
- The answers – we should try to guess what the answers might be.
7) pm indicates that the missing information is a time.
8) Like 6), the heading is card fare, so the missing information must be price.
9) This is more difficult to guess. It is probably a noun, a type of ferry. The transport below uses the word ‘Tourist’ so it could be an antonym (an opposite word) like ‘local’.
10) For $65 you get a whole day on the tourist ferry, so for $35 it is probably a half day trip or something similar.
- Use the information that is already in the table to follow the recording so you are prepared for the gaps.
- Write your answers in the gaps using words from the recording. Are they similar to you guesses?
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About The IELTS Test
Academic Writing Task 1
Academic Writing Task 2
Cause And Effect
Coherence And Cohesion
Complete The Notes
Complete The Table
Frequently Asked Questions
General Training Reading
General Writing Task 1
General Writing Task 2
Listening Section 1
Listening Section 2
Listening Section 3
Listening Section 4
Speaking Part 1
Speaking Part 2
Speaking Part 3
True / False / Not Given