IELTS Listening - Section 1
WOMAN: Well, I'm thinking of buying a new car and I'd like some advice.
MAN: Sure, yes. Had you got any particular make in mind?
WOMAN: I'm interested in a Lida - I've had one before and liked it. But I haven't really made up my mind.
MAN: Sure. We've got various models. Umm, right. What about the engine size? Any ideas?
WOMAN: The one I've got at the moment's a 1.2 litre engine but I find it a bit slow on long journeys. I'd like a bit more power this time ... a 1.4 should do, don't think I need a 1.6 or anything.
MAN: Right. Well I think the model you're looking at is the Max. Here's a picture.
WOMAN: Oh, yes ... have you got one in?
MAN: Yes. I'll take you to have a look at it in a minute. I'll just get a few more details.
Er ... Is there anything else to do with the engine? What kind of gear change do you want? I presume you'd want a manual?
WOMAN: I'd want automatic - I've never driven a car with manual gears.
MAN: Right. Well now, here's the colour chart for the Max. Have you given that any thought? This blue's very popular at the moment.
WOMAN: Yes, it is nice, I like blue. What's it called? 'Royal'?
WOMAN: But actually, I think I prefer this lighter shade here - 'sky'.
MAN: Yes, that's popular too.
WOMAN: I think I'll go for that.
MAN: You might have to wait a week or so for that colour, but I assume that'd be OK?
WOMAN: Oh yes, fine.
MAN: Well, we can go outside and you can have a good look at one, and perhaps take it out. But first, can I just ask you about finance? The cash price is going to be somewhere in the region of seven and a half thousand. How would you like to pay? Are you in a position to pay cash, or would you need credit?
WOMAN: I'd like credit provided the terms are reasonable.
MAN: Well you can discuss that with my colleague in a moment; we have various arrangements. And would you be interested in us taking your present car as part exchange?
MAN: OK, fine. So I'll just need some details from you and then we can do a valuation ... Is that OK?
WOMAN: Fine, yes.
MAN: Could I have your full name?
WOMAN: Wendy Harries, that's H-A-double R-I-E-S.
MAN: And is that Mrs ... Miss ... Ms ... ?
WOMAN: It's Doctor, actually.
MAN: Oh, right. And your address?
WOMAN: 20 Green Banks.
MAN: Is that 'Green' spelled as in the colour?
WOMAN: Yes, that's right.
MAN: Is that O-L-T-O-N?
WOMAN: Not quite, it begins with an A, not an O.
MAN: Oh yes, that's in Hampshire isn't it?
WOMAN: That's right.
MAN: And do you know your postcode?
WOMAN: Yes. It's GU8 9EW.
MAN: Do you have a daytime phone number?
WOMAN: Well, I work at the hospital but it's a bit difficult to get hold of me. I can give you a number just for messages, and then I'll get back to you when I can.
is that OK?
MAN: That's fine.
WOMAN: It's 0-7-9-8-2-5-7-6-4-3.
MAN: Fine. And about the car you have now, what make is it?
WOMAN: It's a Conti.
MAN: Do you know the year or the model name?
WOMAN: I think it's 1996, and it's called a Lion - like the animal.
MAN: Then it must be 1994, because they brought out the Fox after that.
WOMAN: Oh right, yes.
MAN: Mileage? Roughly?
WOMAN: I'm not sure. I know it's less than seventy thousand.
MAN: OK. What colour is it?
WOMAN: It's grey, metallic grey.
MAN: Right, and one last thing-what sort of condition would you say it's in?
WOMAN: I'd probably describe it as reasonable. Do you need to see it? It's parked outside.
MAN: Not at the moment, no. Perhaps you could call in one day next week ...
At the beginning of each section read the questions for that section carefully, before the recording starts. This will help you to follow the recording and identify the answers.
Complete the form below using NO MORE THAN THREE
WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear.
There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you have a chance to check your work.
All the recordings will be played once only.
The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.
Now turn to section 1:
You will hear a conversation between a customer and a salesman at a car showroom.
First you have some time to look at Questions 1-10.
You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So Lida has been written on the form.
Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen, because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.
Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:
MINTONS CAR MART
|Engine size:||(1) ....................|
|Type of gears:||(2) ....................|
|Preferred colour:||(3) .................... blue|
|Customer wishes to arrange||(4) ....................|
|Name:||Wendy (5) ....................|
|Address:||20, Green Banks
|Contact number:||(for (8) .................... only) 0798257643|
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