IELTS Listening 6 - Section 1

IELTS Listening Tip

When completing a table, look at the headings in the table to try to predict what information you are looking for. The numbers on the answer spaces will tell you what order the information will be presented in.

You will hear a number of different recordings and you have to answer questions on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in 4 Sections. At the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answersheet.

Now turn to section 1: You will hear a student asking the social organiser of his school, for information about organised trips. First you have some time to look at Questions 1-10.

You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. So 5 has been written on the form. Now we shall begin. You should answer the questions as you listen, because you will NOT hear the recording a second time.

Listen carefully and answer Questions 1 to 10:

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Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

NOTES ON SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Example:
Number of trips per month: 5
Visit places which have:
  • - historical interest
  • - good
  • -
Cost: between 5.00 and 15.00 per person
Note: special trips organised for groups of people
Time:
  • departure - 8.30 a.m.
  • return - 6.00 p.m.
To reserve a seat: sign name on the 3 days in advance

Questions 5-10

Complete the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

WEEKEND TRIPS
Place Date Number of seats Optional extra
St Ives 16 Hepworth Museum
London 16th February 45
3rd March 18 S.S. Great Britain
Salisbury 18th March 50 Stonehenge
Bath 23rd March 16
For further information:

Read the or see Social Assistant: Jane

CHECK ANSWERS

MAN:
Good morning.
WOMAN
Good morning. How can I help you?
MAN:
I understand that the school organises ... umm, trips to different ...
WOMAN
Yes, we run five every month: three during weekends and two Wednesday afternoon trips.
MAN:
What sort of places?
WOMAN
Well, obviously it varies, but always places of historical interest and also which offer a variety of shopping, because our students always ask about that ... and then we go for ones where we know there are guided tours, because this gives a good focus for the visit.
MAN:
Do you travel far?
WOMAN
Well, we're lucky here, obviously, because we're able to say that all our visits are less than three hours drive.
MAN:
How much do they cost?
WOMAN
Again it varies - between five and fifteen pounds a head, depending on distance.
MAN:
Ah ha ...
WOMAN
Oh, and we do offer to arrange special trips if, you know, there are more than twelve people.
MAN:
Oh right, I'll keep that in mind. And what are the times normally?
WOMAN
We try to keep it pretty fixed so that, that students get to know the pattern. We leave at eight-thirty a.m.. and return at six p.m.. We figure it's best to keep the day fairly short.
MAN:
Oh yes. And how do we reserve a place?
WOMAN
You sign your name on the notice board. Do you know where it is?
MAN:
Ah ha. I saw it this morning.
WOMAN
And we do ask that you sign up three days in advance so we know we've got enough people interested to run it, and we can cancel if necessary, with full refund of course.
MAN:
That's fine, thanks.
MAN:
And what visits are planned for this term?
WOMAN
Right, well I'm afraid the schedule hasn't been printed out yet, but we have confirmed the dates and planned the optional extra visits which you can also book in advance if you want to.
MAN:
Oh that's all right. If you can just give some idea of the weekend ones so I can, you know, work out when to see friends, etcetera.
WOMAN
Oh sure. Well, the first one is St Ives. That's on the thirteenth of February and we'll have only sixteen places available 'cos we're going by minibus. And that's a day in town with the optional extra of visiting the Hepworth Museum.
MAN:
Oh right ... yeah ... that sounds good.
WOMAN
Then there's a London trip on the sixteenth of February and we'll be taking a medium-sized coach so there'll be forty-five places on that, and, let's see, the optional extra is the Tower of London.
MAN:
Oh, I've already been there.
WOMAN
After that there's Bristol on the third of March.
MAN:
Where?
WOMAN
Bristol ... B-R-I-S-T-O-L.
MAN:
OK ...
WOMAN
That's in a different minibus with eighteen places available, oh, and the optional extra is a visit to the S.S. Great Britain.
MAN:
OK ...
WOMAN
We're going to Salisbury on the eighteenth of March and that's always a popular one because the optional extra is Stonehenge, so we're taking the large coach with fifty seats ...
MAN:
Oh good.
WOMAN
And then the last one is to Bath on the twenty-third of March.
MAN:
Oh yes. Is Bath the Roman city?
WOMAN
Yes, that's right, and that's in the sixteen-Beater minibus.
MAN:
And where's the optional visit?
WOMAN
It's to the American Museum - well worth a visit.
MAN:
OK, well that's great, thanks for all that ...
WOMAN
My pleasure. By the way, if you want more information about any of the trips, have a look in the student newspaper.
MAN:
OK.
WOMAN
Or, have a word with my assistant; her name is Jane Yentob - that's Y-E-N-T-O-B.
MAN:
Right, I've got that. Thank you very much for all your help.
WOMAN
You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy the trips.

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