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How did the student hurt his foot? How are Type 2 questions marked? In this type ofshort answer question, you will have to make a list ofup to three things. Note the question numbers as this will tell you how many marks they are worth. Look at these example questions to see how many marks each one is worth.
There is only one question, so you need both answers for one mark. There are three questions, so you get one mark for each answer. You can write numbers in words or figures.
Section 2 ACT'. Check to see ifall the questions follow the same format. Underline or highlight the key words in each question and decide what kind ofinformation you need to listen out for.
D As you listen, write your answers. CD Track 5 Answer the questions below. Questions 14 and 15 14 On which level is the new section located?
Question 16 16 Name TWO things which accompany. I7 How does question 16 differ from questions I4 and IS? I You will hear a discussion with up to four speakers on an educational topic.
Section 3 is more difficult than Sections I and 2. You will have to follow the discussion and listen for important facts, reasons or ideas. You may also have to identify views or opinions. How can I follow the discussion? What is the logical order for them to speak in? A lot ofpeople don't realise that, but I still think ancient Egyptian art is more interesting than rock art.
I believe it comesfrom the dried leaves ofa small tree called a camellia bush. Aren't there two main types oftea: Section 3 How can I pick out important facts, ideas or reasons? You need to listen to what the speakers ask ortell each other, and then decide what their main point is. Sometimes you have to understand how the idea has been re-worded in the questions. The student needs to work on his i concentration.
Student Are there any areas ofmy work that you think lcould improve? Tutor Well, your work's been pretty good this term. I like the way you set out your data. You could perhaps learn a bit more about the topic, that's the only thing. But you obviously pay attention in lectures. Mr Peterson is unavailable because he is i offsick. He seems to have developed a nasty cold.
Tryjoining hisfour o'clock class tomorrow. He should be back by then. I'm not so sure. I think it's made offat, which can be converted to energy and water. But I don't think it actually contains water.
A camel's hump contains water so that it can go without drinkingfor many days, doesn't it? You have a point. It is lazy ofthem. But ifwe had more public rubbish bins, that might help too. It's awful when people throw rubbish and cigarette butts in the street andjust expect someone else to clean it up. It's really so lazy! That's all very well but it's not very healthy.
You need carbohydrates to give you energy. Personally, I think it's better to try to have a balanced diet. What is multiple choice? There are two types ofmultiple choice questions, and you can get both types together in the same set ofquestions. A question followed by three possible options. How was the project funded? The project was funded by A by the government A the government. B by the university B the university. C by raising money C raising money. You only need to write the correct letter A, B or C on the answer sheet.
Underline or highlight the key words. As you listen, choose the correct answer. A to ensure they remain healthy B to supplement their diet C to keep their bodies pink 8 How did you re-phrase the three options? There may not be a match for every item in the box, and you may need to use some items in the box more than once. What is matching? You will see a list otnumbered questions and a list oioptioris labelled with a letter.
You match the correct option to each question based on what you hear. Lee '5 research is assessed yet, so I'm not in a position to comment. Re—phrase each ofthe options in your own words. As you listen, match the options to the questions. She deserves a solid pass.
A needs to re-submit B reasonable level throughout C still to be marked D shows potential E needs more data F excellent originalwork G below average 11 David. You may have a box of possible answers to choose from.
What sort ofdiagram will I have to label? You may have a diagram illustrating a process or you may have to label parts ofan object. The parts to be labelled will be clearly indicated. Listen to Extract 2. CD Track 7 Questions Label the diagram below.
Choose three answersfrom the box and write the correct letters A-G next to questions A metal fra me Prototype for a plastic ca B wing C plastic 17 Cells. D door rnulti-directional 18 E computer wheels F road map C camera You will hear a lecture or talk based on a course-related topic. Section 4 is the hardest section ofthe test. The question types are similar to those in Sections , but you will have to follow the development ofthe lecture and identify the main ideas or key points.
How is a lecture usually structured? The language is quite formal. The speaker usually begins by tellingthe listeners what he or she is going to say and then the main points are clearly identified, often illustrated with examples. Firstly we'll look at keyboard skills and young children. Look carefully at the vocabulary in the questions and listen out for 'signpost' words used during the talk, e.
The words given will help you predict what is coming. Match the words in the box with the meanings a-j. There may be more than one possibility. There are various views on the causes ofpollution, but. What does note completion involve? You complete the notes with the words you hear on the recording. Notes may not follow standard grammatical rules or layout, e. How can I tell where the answers are in the recording? The words included in the task can guide you through the recording, so it is important to read all the notes in the task carefully during your reading time.
Use your own words to form a question for each gap. Listen to Extract 1 CD Track 8 and check your predictions with the recording script on page String of human DNA - approximately three feet long 0 looks like a 5.
Section 4 How should I write my answers? CD 7'rack 9 Questions Complete the notes below. What is flow chart completion? Flow chart completion is like note completion. Note how the sequence works. CD Track 70 Questions Complete thejlow chart below. Olive oil production Olives picked The categories are usually A, B, C, etc.
The words or statements are usually the questions. A classification task has a list ofoptions labelled A, B, C, etc. Based on what you hear, you match the words or ideas in the questions to one ofthe options. Read the question and note how it relates to the numbered items and options A—C. Which method works bestfor thefollowing materials? You only need to write the correct letter A, B, C, etc. CD Track 11 Questions According to the speaker, which method works bestfor mastering these skills?
Write the correct letters A—C next to questions The Academic Reading Test A minute test ofyour reading skills How many sections does the reading test have? There are three sections in the reading test. Each section consists ofa reading passage and 13 or 14 questions. There are 40 questions in total. The whole test lasts an hour and you are advised to spend 20 minutes on each section. Altogether you have to read a maximum of words. The only difference is that Section I may be a little easier than the other sections.
There is no other difference. What is the reading test like? You will receive an answer sheet, and a reading test booklet with the passages and questions in it. Each passage will be on a different topic. Where do I write my answers? You can write on the question booklet but you must write all your final , ,,, , H answers on the reading 1: The topics are ofgeneral interest but related to an academic subject.
They often deal with global issues, such as the environment, language, conservation, tourism, etc. Will I be able to understand the passages? Although the topics may seem unfamiliarto you, none ofthe passages will contain technical information or specialist vocabulary that is not explained or cannot be understood by an educated reader.
Sometimes, however, you will need to ignore unknown words or guess their meaning. There are many different question types in the reading test see pages Often you have to choose the correct letter or write some words. Introduction Will I get every question type in the test?
Each section ofthe test usually contains two to four question types, so in one complete reading test you could get a maximum of' 2 different question types.
Usually you will get about eight or nine. Remember, you may get a mix ofthe reading question types in any section ofthe test.
Why are there different reading question types? IELTS tests a range ofreading skills that you need for study purposes. For example, ifa passage has eight paragraphs, each with a clear theme, then you may get paragraph heading questions that test whether or not you can identify the main theme ofeach paragraph. Ifa passage contains a lot ofdetailed information, you may get sentence completion questions that ask you to find specific information. What general approach should I take to the reading test?
Do the sections in the order they come. Read the title and sub-heading if there is one ofeach passage and use these to form an idea ofwhat the passage is about. Then read quickly through the questions and note what type they are. Read the passage quickly before you start doing the questions to see how the topic is developed and note the main ideas.
Start with the first set of questions.
When you go on to the second set ofquestions, you may have to go back to the start ofthe passage to find the answers. How can I improve my score in the reading test?
You can help improve your score by making sure that you know what each question type tests and by having a general approach for each set of questions. The following pages, divided into three sections, provide you with an Action Plan for each set ofquestions. What else can I do to prepare for the reading test? You should read as widely as you can and practise reading quickly to get the main ideas. You should also familiarise yourselfwith ideas and vocabulary related to topics ofglobal interest or concern.
How is the reading test marked? You can get halfbands in the reading test, e. Your spelling must be correct and your handwriting must be clear. The answers must come from the reading passages, and you will lose marks lfyou copy words incorrectly. You should not use abbreviations unless they are in the passage, and you should check plurals.
You complete the gaps in the notes, table or flow chart using words from the passage. You answer the questions using words from the passage. You name parts ofa diagram using words from the passage. You decide whether the statement agrees with or contradicts the passage, or whether there is no information. You decide what the main theme ofthe passage is.
You match statements to items in a box. You decide whether the statement agrees with or contradicts the writer's views or claims, or whether there is no information. You choose the correct letter A, B, C or D. You choose the correct heading for each paragraph from a list of headings. You complete the gaps in the summary using words from the passage. You complete the gaps in the summary using words or phrases from a box.
You decide which category some statements or features belong to. You pick the correct answers from a list ofoptions. Key points - Answers are in passage order. Introduction Page 45 47 49 50 52 54 55 57 The answers are in passage order. What is involved in sentence completion questions? You need to try to predict the kind ofwords that are missing before you look forthe answers.
Read the sentences below and decide what type ofinformation is missing, e. Make a note in the box.
You should only use words from the passage, and you must use no more words than you are told to use. They should be written exactly as they are in the reading passage numbers too and they have to be spelt correctly. Do not include unnecessary words, or repeat words that are already provided in the sentence. Power-packed fliers this thanks to an ingenious series of tests performed by researchers at Duke University in North Carolina.
The small bird had to be trained. For their size. We know The mask allowed zoologist Vance Tucker and his colleagues to monitor the budgerigars oxygen demand. What they discovered was experimental proof of the incredible power-to-weight ratio of birds. That might not sound very much on its own. The answers may not be in passage order.
How are these question types different from sentence completion? Notes Research shows: As expected, people exposed to extremely loud noises at work, sftclfas construction workers, had poor hearing. But the hearing of those " living in quiet, rural areas, such as farmers, was just as bad. Orchestral musicians and airline pilots, by contrast, can usually hear well despite exposure to noise at work. And there is little difference between people who go to noisy concerts and those who do not.
Hearing specialists have long believed that prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise degrades hearing and so industrial standards are based on peoples average exposure to sound energy. Geographical research area: Examples of people with poor hearing: Most dangerous type of noise: You need to underline or highlight the key words in the questions that tell you what kind ofinformation to find and how much to write in your answer.
These are often words like when, who, how many, which, etc.
Here is an example ofkey words in a question: Which group ofscientists does the writer criticize? Do not include unnecessary words. From the earliest times, people have devised highly ingenious methods for conserving water where it is scarce.
In the Sahara in Africa, where two-thirds of the sparse population live iripermanentsettlements, many of the oases , that provide natural supplies of water have been enlarged by human industry. In some places, gently sloping channels calledfoggaras run below the surface, collecting ground water that flows to a central oasis. In other places, artesian wells are used to irrigate date palms and other crops that grow in the shade they provide. In Egypt, only one per cent of all water enters the domestic supply.
The remainder is used to irrigate farm crops. O 17 Where do many people in the Sahara have their homes? Answer must be a place — perhaps geographical, perhaps 4 a building, perhaps an area. However, the answers are usually grouped together in one part ofthe passage, where the diagram is described. Look at the diagram to form a general idea ofthe content.
Zinacantan The rural village of Zinacantan, situated high in the hills of southern Mexico, is inhabited by people descended from the ancient Mayans.
The villages of this area are unique and interesting in terms of their traditions and lifestyle. A typical house has only two rooms: In the kitchen there is an open fire in the centre of the room, a bench for grinding corn and two large storage bins in the corner. A wide variety of crops are cultivated on the surrounding land, including herbs near the kitchen, and fruit trees beyond this.
On the outer edge of the property the family would grow sugar cane. StatementA is therefore not True but False as it contradicts the passage. Although you may know this to be a fact, the passage does not say that Bannister was English, so the 4 answer to statement C is NotGiven. The answers are in passage order but they may be grouped together in one part ofthe passage or spread across the passage.
How do I know ifthe statement is true, false or not given? The statement agrees with what is in the passage, i. The statement contradicts what is in the passage, i. Not Given: There is no mention ofthis piece ofinformation in the passage. Read the article below and the three statements. Look at the explanations and answers given in the boxes. The four-minute mile One of the great sporting achievements of the 20th century was when the runner Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile record.
In being the first to do so, he denied his Australian rival, John Landy, the chance of achieving immortality in the field of athletics. Media interest in the 50th anniversary of the event, including the publication of two books on the subject, highlights the significance of the achievement.
You only need to write T, F or NC. However, it is best to write the words in full so thatyouranswer is clear. Often you will find the same words, names or numbers in the passage. This is done to help you find the idea or information and get started in the right part ofthe passage. At the turn of the twentieth century, the world record had stood at about four minutes ten seconds. But despite efforts around the globe, by the record remained intact.
The press regularly stated at that time that man had reached his athletic limits; that room for improvement was minimal. Then in May , in a run that was to go down in history, Roger Bannister stopped the clock at 3 minutes Public fascination partly reflected the seeming symmetry of the event — four laps in four minutes.
A very similar achievement is that of the less well-known Russian swimmer Vladimir Salnikov, who in became the first man to break 15 minutes for metres. Part of the appeal of athletes such as Bannister and Landy is linked to the amateur environment in which they competed.
For both men, running was an aside to the real matters of life and they received no monetary reward. Phrases in the passage that tell KEY you the answer Phrases in the passage that match these False inthels becamea 'T'l3J0l' sporting challenge These questions usually come at the end.
Often the passage will not have a title ifit has a global multiple choice question. Write A, B, C or D. A to show the overall improvement in sporting achievements B to illustrate an important event in the world ofsport C to encourage young people to participate in sport D to compare running and swimming world records 35 Why are the other options attractive, but wrong?
The statements are usually numbered I, 2, 3, etc. There may not be a matching statement for every item in the box, while you may need to use some items in the box more than once. The items in the box are usually in passage order, but the statements are in random order. What sort ofthings can be matched? There are many possibilities but matching people to statements is the most common.
You may also have to match things like features to languages, historical events to dates, teaching methods to educational programmes, etc.
You only need to write the correct letter A, B or C, etc. There is only ONE answer for each question. You may use any letter more than once. Underline or highlight these in the passage. Match each statement with the correct person A—D. The agencies who. Other experts cials argued that, because there was. Being more aware of the Others attacked this view: Wilkins A Brierley ,. D Lannon 4 A heavy focus on the advertisement, rather than the product, is unsuccessful.
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