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Questions 21-23

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 23:

Lorraine
• has been with them on the course for (21) .....................
• has left because she has got a (22) .....................
• has returned to (23) .....................

Questions 24-30

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 24 to 30:

24) Steve's mark could have been better if he had
A not made mistakes in his project.
B done a better book review.
C written more words.
D chosen a different topic for his project.
25) Steve's book review was
A too long.
B not as good as his project.
C excellent.
D fairly good.
26) Steve's tutor criticizes which aspect of his project?
A the beginning
B the argument about road pricing
C the end
D the length
27) The tutor recommends that Frances should do
A a PhD but not an MPhil.
B an MPhil or a PhD.
C another project.
D her work more carefully.
28) As regards getting funding, the tutor thinks Frances's
A chances are slim.
B chances are greater than many other students'.
C exam results will be decisive.
D chances are better now than in the past.
29 The last time a student in the department achieved a first in their exams was
A three years ago.
B thirty years ago.
C last year.
D in the first three years the college was open.
30) Steve does not plan to go on to do research because he wants to
A stop studying.
B do lots of really exciting things.
C earn some money to do the things he would like to do.
D return to his job.
  • Tutor
    Ah, Frances and Steve, Hi. Now, before we start the tutorial ... am I right in thinking that you haven't heard about Lorraine?
    Frances
    No. What about her?
    Tutor
    Mmm, she's already left.
    Steve
    What?
    Frances
    Well, she hasn't told anyone!
    Tutor
    You sound surprised. Weren't you half expecting it?
    Frances
    Yes, but she could at least have told us, though. We've been on the course together for the past three yearsQ21 and it would have been nice to know. She always was the sort to keep herself to herself.
    Steve
    Yes. I know what you mean. Did she give any reason?
    Tutor
    Well, she got that jobQ22.
    Frances
    What??
    Tutor
    Yes, and she's been given permission to leave as there's only a week to go before the end of the course. But she'll be back for the exam week.
    Frances
    Oh, well. We'll just have to catch her on the mobile after the class.
    Tutor
    She's gone back to WalesQ23 first.
    Frances
    Oh, dear.
    Steve
    We'll get hold of her on the mobile.
    Tutor
    She did say that it might not be possible to contact her for a couple of weeks.
    Frances
    Oh, okay. If that is what she wants.

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    Tutor
    Right. To work! We're here to look at your assessment marks for your course work. I take it you haven t seen them yet.
    Frances
    No.
    Steve
    not yet.
    Tutor
    Well, you'll both be pleased. In fact, very pleased.
    Steve
    Yes?
    Tutor
    Frances. You have come out with the top mark in the year.
    Frances
    Oh!
    Tutor
    You have, in fact, got a starred First.
    Steve
    Wow.
    Tutor
    Aren't you pleased, Frances?
    Frances
    Yes. I'm just speechless.
    Steve
    And what about me?
    Tutor
    Well, Steve, you got a First as well.
    Steve
    I don't believe it!
    Tutor
    You might have done even better, but there were a few faultsQ24 with the 5,000 word project you did on traffic management.
    Steve
    And what about the book review we had to do?
    Tutor
    Yours was, I can safely say, the best we have ever had.Q25
    Steve
    You're kidding!
    Tutor
    I'm not. In fact, you have won the departmental prize for the piece. It is a pity really that your project wasn't of the same calibre.
    Steve
    It's still not bad at all, though. Is it?
    Tutor
    It certainly isn't. What do you think were the faults with your project?
    Steve
    I just wasn't very happy with the conclusion and I got myself in a bit of a twist with the argument about road pricing.
    Tutor
    By and large, your overall conclusions were okay and I would say that your thoughts on road pricing were quite original. The problem was more with the actual end. It was a bit disappointing.Q26 You started off well, but then it ended rather suddenly as if you got fed up with it.
    Steve
    Yes. I did kind of stop fairly abruptly. I couldn't think of much to say, even though I knew it was important.
    Tutor
    Yes. That section needed a bit more work on it. But as I said, by and large it was very good. And Frances. Your project was excellent, so much so that we think you should take it further and perhaps do a PhD or at least an MPhil.Q27 What do you think?
    Frances
    I hadn't really thought about it. I've just been concerned with getting through this final year and getting all the course work and exams out of the way.
    Tutor
    I can understand that, but I do think that you ought to consider it seriously. If you perform as well in your exams as in your project work you are on course for a first.
    Frances
    Do you think that I'd get funding for it?
    Tutor
    Well, any grant will be discretionary, but you have as good a chance as anyone else - I'd even say a much better one.Q28
    Frances
    Mmm.
    Tutor
    If you do get a first, it will be the only one we've had in this department for three years.Q29 And I'd be happy to be your supervisor.
    Frances
    Thanks! I'd like that. Do you think I should start applying for it now or wait until after the exams?
    Tutor
    I think you must really start thinking about it as soon as you can. And Steve, what about you? Have you thought about going on to do research?
    Steve
    I have thought about it, but I have a job lined up if I get a good degree and, quite honestly, I am fed up with not having enough money to do the things I would like to do.Q30
    Tutor
    I can understand that. Is there anything that either of you would like to talk about?
    Steve
    Yeah. I have a couple of things I'd like to ask, if you don't mind.
    Tutor
    Okay. We have roughly twenty minutes left. So Steve, would you like to go first?
    Steve
    Right , ammm ...
  • Questions 21-23

    Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

    Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 21 to 23:

    Lorraine
    • has been with them on the course for (21) ...........three/3 years..........
    • has left because she has got a (22) ..........job...........
    • has returned to (23) .........Wales............

    Questions 24-30

    Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

    Now Listen carefully and answer Questions 24 to 30:

    24) Steve's mark could have been better if he had
    A not made mistakes in his project.
    B done a better book review.
    C written more words.
    D chosen a different topic for his project.
    25) Steve's book review was
    A too long.
    B not as good as his project.
    C excellent.✔
    D fairly good.
    26) Steve's tutor criticizes which aspect of his project?
    A the beginning
    B the argument about road pricing
    C the end✔
    D the length
    27) The tutor recommends that Frances should do
    A a PhD but not an MPhil.
    B an MPhil or a PhD.✔
    C another project.
    D her work more carefully.
    28) As regards getting funding, the tutor thinks Frances's
    A chances are slim.
    B chances are greater than many other students'.✔
    C exam results will be decisive.
    D chances are better now than in the past.
    29 The last time a student in the department achieved a first in their exams was
    A three years ago.✔
    B thirty years ago.
    C last year.
    D in the first three years the college was open.
    30) Steve does not plan to go on to do research because he wants to
    A stop studying.
    B do lots of really exciting things.
    C earn some money to do the things he would like to do.✔
    D return to his job.

In section three of the IELTS listening test you will hear two or three people speaking.

You are going to listen to a conversation between a tutor and two students.