IELTS Listening 6 - Section 3

Section 3: First you have some time to look at Questions 21-30.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 30:

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Questions 21 and 22

Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.

Example

Melanie could not borrow any books from the library because

21Melanie says she has not started the assignment because

22The lecturer says that reasonable excuses for extensions are

Questions 23-27

What recommendations does Dr Johnson make about the journal articles?

Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 23-27 on your answer sheet.

A must read
B useful
C limited value
D read first section
E read research methods
F read conclusion
G don't read

ExampleAnderson and Hawker:  A

23Jackson  

24Roberts  

25Morris  

26Cooper  

27Forster  

IELTS Listening Tip: Labelling Diagrams

In this type of exercise, you will hear the information on the recording in the same order as the numbers on the answer sheet. Before you listen, look at the diagram and notice the position of the numbers. Underline any information you have about the diagram, including the parts that are already labelled.

Questions 28-30

Label the chart below.

Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 28-30 on your answer sheet.

IELTS Listening Test

Possible reasons
A uncooperative landlord
B environment
C space
D noisy neighbours
E near city
F work location
G transport
H rent

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29

30

CHECK ANSWERS

MELANIE
Excuse me, Dr Johnson. May I speak to you for a minute?
DR JOHNSON
Sure. Come in.
MELANIE
I'm Melanie Griffin. I'm taking your course in Population Studies.
DR JOHNSON
Right. Well, Melanie, how can I help you?
MELANIE
I'm ... having a bit of trouble with the second assignment, and it's due in twelve days.
DR JOHNSON
What sort of trouble are you having? Is the assignment question a problem?
MELANIE
Well, that's part of the problem. I'm also having - been having - trouble getting hold of the books. I've been to the library several times, and all the books are out.
DR JOHNSON
Sounds like you should have started borrowing books a bit earlier.
MELANIE
Well, I had a really big assignment due in for another course, and I've been spending all my time on that, and I thought ...
DR JOHNSON
... you might get an extension of time to finish your assignment for me?
MELANIE
If that's possible, but I don't know ...
DR JOHNSON
Well, yes, it is possible, but extensions are normally given only for medical or compassionate reasons, otherwise it's really a question of organising your study, and we don't like giving extensions to students who simply didn't plan their work properly. What did you get for your first assignment?
MELANIE
I got eighty-seven per cent.
DR JOHNSON
Mmm, yes, you did very well indeed, so obviously you can produce good work.
MELANIE
I don't think I'll need too much extra time, as long as I can get hold of some of the important references.
DR JOHNSON
Well, since you did so well in your first assignment, I'm prepared to give you an extra two weeks for this one, so that'll mean you'll need to submit it about a month from now.
MELANIE
Thank you.
DR JOHNSON
Now, what about the reading materials? Have you checked out the journal articles in the list?
MELANIE
Umm, no, not yet, there were about twenty of them, and I wasn't sure which ones would be most useful or important.
DR JOHNSON
Well, they're all useful, but I don't expect anyone to read them all, because a number of them deal with the same issues. Let me give you some suggestions. The article by Anderson and Hawker is really worth reading.
MELANIE
Right, I'll read that one.
DR JOHNSON
You should also read the article by Jackson, but just look at the part on the research methodology - how they did it.
MELANIE
OK ... Jackson, got that ...
DR JOHNSON
And if you have time, the one by Roberts says very relevant things, although. it's not essential
MELANIE
So, OK, if it's useful, I'll try and read that one ...
DR JOHNSON
Now, the one by Morris. I wouldn't bother with that at this stage, if I were you.
MELANIE
OK, I won't bother with Morris. Oh, now, someone told me the article by Cooper is important.
DR JOHNSON
Well, yes, in a way, but just look at the last part, where he discusses the research results. And lastly, there's Forster - I can't think why I included that one. It's not bad and could be of some help, but not that much.
DR JOHNSON
Now, let's deal with the assignment question. What's the problem there?
MELANIE
It's the graph on page two.
DR JOHNSON
What seems to be the problem? It's just the bar graph showing reasons why people change where they live.
MELANIE
Well, I've got a photocopy but the reasons at the bottom are missing.
DR JOHNSON
OK. Look at the first bar on the graph - now that indicates the number of people who move because they want more space.
MELANIE
Oh I see ... bar one. OK ... Now what about the next bar?
DR JOHNSON
Bar two is to do with the people living nearby disturbing them, so they chose to move away to somewhere quieter. Now let's look at bar number three ... another reason people change their place of living is because they want to be closer to the city.
MELANIE
OK. Proximity to the city is an issue ...
DR JOHNSON
Now ... bar number four refers to problems when the owner of the property won't help fix things that go wrong. In other words, the owner is not helpful and so the tenants move out.
MELANIE
OK ... now what about bar five?
DR JOHNSON
Bar five is about those people who move because they need a bus or train to get them into the city or to go to work.
MELANIE
OK ... and bar six?
DR JOHNSON
Bar number six is Interesting. That reason was given quite a lot - people moving because they wanted to be in a more attractive neighbourhood.
MELANIE
Oh, yes, thank you very much.