IELTS Listening Exercise #2
In the IELTS Listening exam, Try to identity the type of information you need before you listen (e.g. for question 1 you need to listen for a date). Pay careful attention to the word limit and check your spelling at the end.
You will hear part of a lecture about Einsteinís Blackboard.
First you have some time to look at Questions 1-5.
Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 5:
Complete the sentences below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND / OR A NUMBER for each answer.
1Einstein's blackboard was used in a lecture in Oxford on 16 .
2Einsteinís theories of relativity were being combined with to explain the shifts towards the red in the spectra of .
3The last four lines contain , giving values for , radius and age of the universe.
4According to the last line, the age of the universe is about 10, or perhaps .
5Einsteinís blackboard deals with some of the most in cosmology.
Einsteinís Blackboard was used in a lecture in Oxford on the 16th of May 1931. At that time, his theories of relativity were being combined with astronomical data to explain the shifts towards the red in the spectra of distant galaxies, which indicated that the universe was expanding. In his lecture Einstein outlined a fairly simple model to explain this apparent expansion.
The last four lines on the blackboard contain numerical data, giving values for the density, radius and age of the universe, where ĎL. Jí stands for ĎLicht Jahrí, Light Year and ĎJí for ĎJahrí meaning year. According to the last line, the age of the universe is about 10, or perhaps 100 billion years. The bracket indicates an alternative figure, not a product of two figures.
Einsteinís blackboard deals with some of the most fundamental questions in cosmology.