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Questions 21 - 26

Which company website has the following features?

A Hills Cycles website

B Wheels Unlimited website

C both websites

Write the correct letter, A, B, or C next to questions 21–26.

21 bicycle catalogue ....................................

22 price list ....................................

23 bicycle accessories ....................................

24 company history ....................................

25 online ordering ....................................

26 moving graphics ....................................

Questions 27–30

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

27 According to the tutor, the basic criterion for evaluating the websites should relate to

A appearance.

B ease of use.

C target customers.

28 On the subject of timing, the tutor says

A the students’ plan is appropriate.

B the students’ presentation will be too long.

C the students can extend the presentation if necessary.

29 Sarah and Jack will share the work by

A speaking in short turns.

B doing half the presentation each.

C managing different aspects.

30 The tutor advises Sarah and Jack not to

A talk too much.

B show complicated lists.

C use a lot of visuals.

  • Tutor
    Hello you two, have a seat … OK? So, you’re going to tell me about the presentation you’re preparing for next week’s marketing seminar, right?

    Jack
    That’s right. We’ve drafted this plan for you to look at …

    Tutor
    OK, thanks. Perhaps you could just talk me through it, could you? Sarah, do you want to begin?

    Sarah
    Yes. Well, we’re going to compare the websites of two bicycle companies …

    Tutor
    Right … And they’re called Hills Cycles and Wheels Unlimited?

    Sarah
    Yes. And first of all, we’ve compared the content of each site, and the presentation. Then we’ve done an evaluation of each one.

    Tutor
    OK… And did you find much difference between the two websites? Jack?

    Jack
    Quite a bit, yes. Wheels Unlimited has a lot more pages, for a start … Both companies show their catalogueQ21  – I mean pictures of different models of bike, with specifications.

    Tutor
    And prices?

    Jack
    Yes, they’re there tooQ22, although they list them in different ways – Hills Cycles have got them next to the pictures and Wheels Unlimited show them on a separate page.

    Sarah
    But Wheels Unlimited advertises lots of other products connected with bikes – like helmets, and clothing, and tools.Q23

    Jack
    Yes, all kinds of things.

    Tutor
    And Hills Cycles?

    Sarah
    No. They only show the bikes themselves.

    Tutor
    OK. Well … is there anything on the Hills Cycles websiteQ24that Wheels Unlimited doesn’t have?

    Jack
    Not really.

    Sarah
    Yes there is – it’s got a little photo of the original shop, and a paragraph about the history of the company – it’s family owned.

    Jack
    Oh yes, I forgot about that.

    Tutor
    Right … That’s the content then. And you compared the functions of the two websites, did you?

    Jack
    Yes. Hills Cycles doesn’t have any facility for online ordering. You have to ring up to order something, that’s the only way you can do it.

    Sarah
    Well no, you can send off for a paper catalogue with an order form.

    Jack
    Oh yes, I suppose so. But with Wheels Unlimited you can order onlineQ25or in the conventional ways.

    Sarah
    That’s right.

    Tutor
    Fine. OK. And what about the presentation? Did you find any particular differences there? Or similarities? What about visuals?

    Jack
    As I said, both the sites have got pictures, and they’re both quite attractive, but Wheels Unlimited hasn’t got any moving graphics.

    Sarah
    Yes. Hills Cycles has got an animated cartoonQ26at the top of the Home Page.

    Tutor
    Right. Well, it looks as if you’ve got plenty to talk about.

    Sarah
    There are other things too, but those are the main things we noticed.

    Tutor
    OK, well you’d better stick to the most obvious differences, because you’ve only got ten minutes for the whole presentation, haven’t you? And you said you’re going to evaluate each site as well, didn’t you? How are you going to do that? I mean what criteria will you use?

    Sarah
    We thought we’d use three criteria: how attractive each website is, how user friendly it is, and how closely it targets its potential customers. Do you think that’s OK?

    Tutor
    Sounds fine. But I’d look at the criteria in a different order if I were you. Because really you’ve got to look at attractiveness and user-friendliness in relation to the people the website is aiming at.Q27 So, I’d deal with that criterion first if I were you.

    Sarah
    Right.

    Tutor
    What about the timing? Have you thought of that? Ten minutes is very short you know.

    Jack
    Yes. We tried it out.

    Sarah
    Several times!

    Jack
    And we’ve decided to spend four minutes comparing the two sites, then three minutes evaluating them, and leave three minutes for questions. That’s not really enough, but …

    Tutor
    Well it soundsQ28 about right to me. You’ve got ten minutes altogether and you have got to stick to that limit. It’s good practice, and at least the audience won’t have time to get bored! What visuals are you going to use?

    Jack
    We’re going to use Powerpoint and a flip chart as well.

    Sarah
    So we can show two things at once. For example, we’re going to start by showing the Home Pages of each website, and we’re going to put up a list of key features on the flip chart at the same time.

    Tutor
    OK. And it’s a joint presentation, so have you decided how you’re going to share the work?

    Jack
    Yes. First we thought we’d keep taking it in turns to speak – Sarah would say a bit, then I’d take over, and so on.Q29 Then we thought we’d just divide it into two equal parts and do one part each. But it was all too complicated. So Sarah’s going to do all the talking, and I’m going to manage the visuals. And hope we can coordinate properly!

    Sarah
    It’s the only way we can fit everything in.

    Tutor
    Well, good. You’ve obviously worked hard and you’ve been very careful with the details. Only one thing I would say: make sure that you keep your visuals simple. I mean, if you’re showing a list of key features, for example, you should make it as brief as possible. Just use bullet points and simple phrases, even single words.Q30Your audience won’t have much reading time. It’s a classic mistake with seminar presentations to present so much information that the audience can’t process it quickly enough, and they stop listening to what you’re saying. OK?

    Jack
    Yes. Right. OK.

    Tutor
    And now let’s talk about …

  • Questions 21 - 26

    Which company website has the following features?

    A Hills Cycles website

    B Wheels Unlimited website

    C both websites

    Write the correct letter, A, B, or C next to questions 21–26.

    21 bicycle catalogue ......C......

    22 price list .........C..........

    23 bicycle accessories .......B.......

    24 company history ........A.........

    25 online ordering .......B.......

    26 moving graphics ......A......

    Questions 27–30

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

    27 According to the tutor, the basic criterion for evaluating the websites should relate to

    A appearance.

    B ease of use.

    C target customers.✔

    28 On the subject of timing, the tutor says

    A the students’ plan is appropriate.✔

    B the students’ presentation will be too long.

    C the students can extend the presentation if necessary.

    29 Sarah and Jack will share the work by

    A speaking in short turns.

    B doing half the presentation each.

    C managing different aspects.✔

    30 The tutor advises Sarah and Jack not to

    A talk too much.

    B show complicated lists.✔

    C use a lot of visuals.

In section three of the IELTS listening test you will hear two or three people speaking. The topic is going to compare the websites of two bicycle companies.