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IELTS Listening - Section 3

IELTS Listening Section 3

Section three is concerned with educational or training contexts. You will hear a conversation among up to four people, for example, a discussion between a tutor and a student, or several students discussing an assignment. Some typical tasks that can be found in this section are summary completion, diagram labelling, and matching. This section may test a range of skills, such as listening for specific information, main ideas and supporting points, and understanding a speaker’s opinion. The following are examples of conversations you may hear in section three:

1) A conversation between a tutor and a student about completing an entry form for an engineer competition
2) A group of students giving a presentation on an academic topic
3) A job interview
4) A discussion between a student and a tutor on how to complete a project

Questions 21-24

Complete the notes below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Section 3:
You will hear a tutor and two students discussing a business case study.
First you have some time to look at Questions 21-24.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 24:



Box Telecom
Problem: been affected by drop in 21 .........................
growing 22 .........................
delays due to a strike
Causes of problems: high 23 .........................
lack of good 24 .........................
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Questions 25-27

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

25) What does Karin think the company will do?
A look for private investors
B accept a takeover offer
C issue some new shares
26) How does the tutor suggest the company can recover?
A by appointing a new managing director
B by changing the way it is organised
C by closing some of its retail outlets
27) The tutor wants Jason and Karin to produce a report which
A offers solutions to Box Telecom's problems.
B analyses the UK market.
C compares different companies.

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Questions 28-30

Which opinion does each person express about Box Telecom?

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A-F next to questions 28-30.

A its workers are motivated
B it has too little investment
C it will overcome its problems
D its marketing campaign needs improvement
E it is old-fashioned
F it has strong managers

28) Karin  

29) Jason  

30) The tutor  

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