IELTS Listening 12 - Section 1

IELTS Tip

In the short time you have before listening, it is always useful to look at the questions and decide what you need to listen for. It will help if you know you need to listen for a specific action, a time, a place or a person.

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 four 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 woman calling a local museum, about children's art and craft workshops. 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 Saturday 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 1-5

Complete the sentences below, using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

CHILDREN'S ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS
ExampleAnswer
Workshops organised every:Saturday
  • Adults must accompany children under
  • Cost: 2.50
  • Workshops held in: Winter House, Street
  • Security device: must push the to open door
  • Should leave car behind the
  • Book workshops by phoning the (on 200765)

Questions 6-10

Choose the table below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Next two workshops
Date Workshop title Children advised to wear Please bring
(if possible)
16/11 Building
23/11 (Nothing special)

CHECK ANSWERS

MAN
Good morning, Synmouth Museum. Can I help you?
WOMAN
Oh yes. Good morning. I'm interested in the children's workshops and I'd like a little more information, please.
MAN
Do you mean the Art and Craft workshops?
WOMAN
Yes. A friend of a friend mentioned them - the children do painting and make models and so forth.
MAN
Yes, of course. Um, where to begin? First of all, as you probably know, they run every Saturday.
WOMAN
Fine. And what about ages?
MAN
Well, all ages from five upwards are welcome, though we do ask that children below eight years of age are accompanied by an adult.
WOMAN
Fine. That wouldn't be a problem. What about cost?
MAN
Well, I think you'll find them very reasonable. It's 2.50 a child, with 80 pence off for two or more children from the same family.
WOMAN
Oh yes, very reasonable. And are they held in the main museum?
MAN
Not exactly. They're nearby.
WOMAN
Could you give me the full address? I don't know the area very well.
MAN
Yes, it's Winter House.
WOMAN
Right.
MAN
And that's in Tamer Street.
WOMAN
Could you spell that please?
MAN
Yes, T-A-M-E-R Street.
WOMAN
Lovely.
MAN
And I do need to tell you that there's a security entrance, so you need to press the green button for someone to let you in. Don't press the red button please, but don't worry, it's all clearly labelled.
WOMAN
OK. And one more question - is parking available nearby? We're driving in from out of town.
MAN
Your best bet is to leave your car at the back of the library - on a Saturday morning there are plenty-of spaces there. It's right next door to the museum.
WOMAN
And can I ask about booking places?
MAN
Yes, and I must tell you, you really should book by calling the education department here.
WOMAN
Oh, I'm sorry, should I have rung them instead of the main museum number?
MAN
No, that's fine this time, please don't worry. But for future reference, I'll give you the direct number. It's two hundred-seven-six-five.
WOMAN
Great, I've got that.
MAN
But I'm very happy to give you information about the next two workshops. On Saturday the 16th there's Building Castles.
WOMAN
Oh, sounds great!
MAN
This involves quite a bit of glue, so just make sure the kids are in old clothes.
WOMAN
I know, ones I don't mind getting mucky.
MAN
Exactly. And if possible, could you bring along bottle tops which the children might be able to use in the models, you know, as decoration?
WOMAN
We'll certainly try to find some for you.
MAN
Then the following week ...
WOMAN
That'll be the 23rd, won't it?
MAN
Yes, that's right. On that day, it's what we call Undersea Worlds. This is where they make scenes with fishes, underground caverns and so on.
WOMAN
Is that likely to get very dirty? Lots of paint splashes?
MAN
Not really, so we don't recommend any special clothes for that one. But if you could search out some silver paper to bring along to use in the sessions, you know, it's shiny - it looks like water, that'd be great.
WOMAN
Yes, of course. We'll see what we can come up with. Well, thank you ever so much for all your help. The sessions sound really good and I'll certainly book up for the next two.
MAN
Lovely. Thanks very much for ringing.
WOMAN
Bye.
MAN
Bye-bye.

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