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Questions 21 and 22

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

21) Melanie says she has not started the assignment because
A she was doing work for another course.
B it was a really big assignment.
C she hasn’t spent time in the library.
22) The lecturer says that reasonable excuses for extensions are
A planning problems.
B problems with assignment deadlines.
C personal illness or accident.

Questions 23-27

What recommendations does Dr Johnson make about the journal articles?

Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A–G next to questions 23–27.

A must read E read research methods
B useful F read conclusion
C limited value G don’t read
D read first section
23) Jackson   ⇒  .........................
24) Roberts   ⇒  .........................

25) Morris   ⇒  .........................
26) Cooper   ⇒  .........................

27) Forster   ⇒  .........................

Questions 28-30

Label the chart below.

Choose your answers from the box below and write the letters A–H next to questions 28–30.

50

Possible reasons

A uncooperative landlord

B environment
C space
D noisy neighbours
E near city
F work location
G transport
H rent
  • 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 courseQ21, 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 reasonsQ22, 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 methodologyQ23 - 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 usefulQ24, 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 botherQ25 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 partQ26, 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 muchQ27.
    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 themQ28, 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 helpfulQ29 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 neighbourhoodQ30.
    Melanie
    Oh, yes, thank you very much.
  • Questions 21 and 22

    Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

    21) Melanie says she has not started the assignment because
    A she was doing work for another course.✔
    B it was a really big assignment.
    C she hasn’t spent time in the library.
    22) The lecturer says that reasonable excuses for extensions are
    A planning problems.
    B problems with assignment deadlines.
    C personal illness or accident.✔

    Questions 23-27

    What recommendations does Dr Johnson make about the journal articles?

    Choose your answers from the box and write the letters A–G next to questions 23–27.

    A must read E read research methods
    B useful F read conclusion
    C limited value G don’t read
    D read first section
    23) Jackson   ⇒  .............(E) read research methods............
    24) Roberts   ⇒  ............(B) useful.............

    25) Morris   ⇒  ............(G) don’t read............
    26) Cooper   ⇒  ............(F) read conclusion.............

    27) Forster   ⇒  ............(C) limited value.............

    Questions 28-30

    Label the chart below.

    Choose your answers from the box below and write the letters A–H next to questions 28–30.

    50

    Possible reasons

    29. A uncooperative landlord✔
    30. B environment 
    C space
    28. D noisy neighbours✔
    E near city
    F work location
    G transport
    H rent

In section three of the IELTS listening test you will hear two or three people speaking.You will hear a university librarian given a talk to new students.

Note : In Questions 28-30, 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.