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Title: IELTS listening prediction

IELTS listening prediction
  • For 13th June 2009
  • Song Bufeng

Versions in order of importance
  • 08101-08147
  • 07101-07148
  • 30032-30090
  • 21-41
  • 30014-30020
  • 06101-06148
  • 40101-40112
  • 50101-50233
  • 66-71

Listening basics call
  • Numbers Home / work phone number, emergency
    number, contact number, hot line, information
    line, enquiry line, mobile phone number, cell
    phone number, toll free number, code number,
    extension number
  • Call phone, call, ring, give sb a call, a ring,
    a telephone call, dial the number, press key,
    push key
  • Telephone answering machine, operator, hold on,
    hang on
  • Call services call diversion, call roaming,
    local number, distance number, international call
  • Cost telephone rental, pay per minute, pay per
    hour, pay per month
  • Examples 077691584 , 99281444

Listening basics personal details
  • Names surname, family name, middle name, first
    name, given name, maiden name
  • Contact phone number, cell phone number, mobile
  • Documents C.V. reference, police record, ID
  • Address, email address (,
  • Post office box (PO box) postcode RH12P
  • Age (above, over, under, below, upward, plus,
    downwards, minus)
  • Nationality China or Chinese? Spain or Spanish?
    Sweden or Swedish? Brazil or Brazilian? Britain
    or British? Holland or Dutch? Egypt or Egyptian?
  • Level of English elementary, intermediate,
  • Education high school/secondary school, primary
    school, elementary school, undergraduate,
  • Examples Curtis, Mr. Hewitt , Murray Atkins,
    21A Eagle Road , 62 Queens Avenue, Acacia Avenue,
    Sandy's College, 6 Beach Road,

Listening basics time
  • Dates January, February, March, April, May,
    June, July, August, September, October, November,
    December February 21st, 2009, 28th September
  • Day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Time am (in the morning), pm (in the afternoon),
    oclock, 8.30 am, 9.30pm,9 oclock
  • Century in the early/mid/late 19th century

Listening basics mathematicsListening basics
  • Fraction 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 3/4,
  • Percentage 50
  • Decimals 0.8, 0.1
  • Currency pound, dollar, euro
  • Currency signs 3.50, ?9.50 ?40
  • Local currency, foreign currency, exchange
    foreign currency

  • Price discount, concession, promotion, sales,
    half price, normal price, 30 off
  • Packaging economy package, family package,
    container, image, presentation of products
  • Where to buy supermarket, market, shop, store,
    department store, chain store, online shopping
  • Receipt invoice, quality warranty, receipt
  • Supermarket entrance (profitable), middle shelf
    (expensive), end of aisles (hard to move),
    quieter places ( need time to think about)

Listening basics geometry
  • Dimensions length, width, depth, height (long,
    wide, deep, high)
  • Length units (measurements) millimeter,
    centimeter, meter, kilometer, mile
  • Geometrical figures triangle, rectangle
    (oblong), square, diamond, circle, line, dotted
    line, broken line, inverted, cone, cylinder,
    conical, cylindrical
  • Examples width 140cm size 80cm60cm

Listening basics research methodology/methods
  • Questionnaires response rate (too low),
    representative, respondents, list of questions,
    expected results
  • Interviews interviewees, face-to-to talk, age
    group (children, adult, senior citizens), tape
    recorder, cassette recorder, laptop, notebook
  • Fieldwork field visit, field trip, field
    research, dos and donts, real life situation,
    write up report
  • Laboratory experiment, set-up situation, not
    real, subject, sample, equipment
  • Observation
  • Case study investigation, survey (telephone
    survey, postal survey)
  • Experience witness
  • Statistics

listening basics building
  • building types block, main building, wings,
    annexes, extension building, highrise, complex,
  • structure entrance hall, foyer, lobby, first
    floor, second floor, level one, level two,
  • front door, side door, rear door, fire
    door, fire exit
  • lift, elevator, escalator, stairs
  • reception, enquiry, lounge, waiting room,
    restroom, toilet
  • walls, roof, ceiling, floor, basement,
    exterior walls, interior doors
  • building materials wood, timber, clay, earth,
    bricks, tiles, steel, glass, concrete, stone,
    black velvet, plastic, plaster board
  • architecture ventilation, aeration
    (air-conditioning, fans, windows), reinforced
  • security alarm system, double lock windows,
    video surveillance, security personnel, security
    officer, check ID, fire alarm, fire drill

listening basics geography
  • terrain plain, plateau, desert, mountain, hilly
    terrain, wetland, marshes, grass, pasture, ice
  • water resource fresh water, underground water,
    subterranean water, reservoir, dam water, pond
    water, river, lake, sea water (NB evaporation)
  • disasters floods, drought, typhoon, hurricane,
    tornado, snow storm, thunderstorm, dust storm
  • mines iron ore, coal, petroleum, gas, gold,
    barren mine, minerals, deposit
  • Continents and oceans Antarctica ? Atlantic?

listening basics botany
  • plant leaf (leaves), branch, stem, root, flower,
    bud, petals, seeds
  • variety pine tree, fruit tree, passion fruit,
    strawberry, mulberry, lemon tree, coco tree,
    coffee beans, banana, cereals, wheat, barley,
    corn, maize, oat, spice, pepper, chili, ginger,
  • planting methods greenhouse, transplant,
    orchard, organic farming, additive-free
  • Vegetation trees, grass, lawn, bush
  • Farming altitude, height above sea level,
    weather, climate, land, soil, water, shade,
  • Special applications pepper (perfume,
    toothache, mood, money, display wealth by Romans)
    pine tree (torch, rope, flexibility, water
    pipes, chewing gum, medicines, bathroom oil)
  • Botanist, herbalist

listening basics zoology
  • Australian animals kangaroo, koala
  • Mammals polar bear, squirrel, lion, sheep,
    elephant, cattle, goat, wolf, fox, puma, tiger,
  • Cub, puppy, calf, lamb, breeding animals
  • Birds ostrich, kiwi, falcon, emu, flamingo,
    swan, goose
  • Chicks, breeding birds
  • Insects bee, wasp, butterfly, dragonfly,
    firefly, ladybird
  • Eggs, worms, butterfly (life cycle)
  • Marine animals whale, dolphin, shark, crocodile,
    finfish, shellfish, tortoise, tiger shark (tail,
    fins, scales, amphibian, gill, lung)

Listening basics Age groups
  • Senior citizens, elderly people
  • Adult, mature person, grownup
  • Children, teenager, youth, young people
  • Employed, unemployed, retired, women
  • Male or female

Listening basics academic
  • Lecture lecture hall, room, theater, lecturer,
    taking notes, attendance
  • Tutorial tutor, presentation, outline, reading
    list, objectives, whiteboard, OHP, PowerPoint,
    report writing, deadline
  • Seminar professor, presentation, skills,
    questions, workshops, discussion workshop, group
    discussion, computer lab/room/center

Listening basics education
  • Primary school, elementary school (pupils)
  • Secondary school, high school (school students)
  • College, university, institute
  • Undergraduate, bachelors degree, bachelor
  • Postgraduate, masters degree, master
  • Certificates degree, diploma, certificate

Listening basics student problems
  • Academic problems essay deadlines, lecture
    attendance, how to use library, how to write
  • Financial problems scholarship, grant, fees,
    tuition, loan, debt, overdraft, budget
  • Domestic problems childcare, nursery
  • Accommodation and catering

Listening situation social events (section 2)
  • Events Convention, exhibition, conference,
    festival, exposition
  • Examples Australian retailers convention, art
    exhibition, business conference, summer music
    festival, drama festival, travel exposition,
    world expo
  • Publicity website, leaflets, flyers, notice
    board, posters, advertisements
  • Agenda timetable
  • Focus/theme music, art, ballet, clothes, drama,
    food, business
  • Celebration parade, dance, chorus, music band
  • Catering café, restaurant, pub, cafeteria,
    canteen, refectory, dining room, refreshments,
    snacks, takeout, takeaway, set lunch, barbecue
  • Security security entrance, security office,
    security personnel/staff, fire exit, lockers,
    Check ID, video surveillance

Listening situation repair (section 1)
  • What to repair fridge, refrigerator, washing
    machine, CD player, electric light, clock,
    bungalow, cooker, rice cooker, printer (shelf)
  • Model type/number
  • Main problem leaking, door broken, flashing,
    hands broken, noisy, fan broken, steam escaping
  • When to repair immediately, straight away, right
    now, urgentNext week, weekdays, weekends, in a
    couple of weeksMornings, afternoons (am pm)
  • Quality warranty expiry date, quality guaranteed
    for two years
  • Compensation refund, replacement
  • Payment cash, cheque, credit card, bank transfer

Listening situation diet and health (section 4)
  • Food intake/elements protein, vitamins, fat,
    carbohydrates, fat acid, calcium, cholesterol,
    minerals, calorie, kilocalorie
  • diet cereals, sugar, salt, lean meat, eggs,
    fish, milk, vegetables, fruit, red meat, white
  • staple wheat, corn, barley, oat, maize, rice
  • health low nutrition, malnutrition, overweight,
    obese, underweight, intelligence, eyesight,
    brain, learning difficulty, digestion,
    congestion, heart disease, tuberculosis

listening situation medicine (section 1 )
  • doctors physician, surgeon, dentist,
    veterinarian, pediatrician, therapist, general
  • treatments cure, remedy, therapy, acupuncture,
  • diseases headache, toothache, backache (back
    pain), stomachache, heart disease, pneumonia,
    tuberculosis, diabetes, insomnia, asthma,
    employment medical, sprain, sports injury,
    sprained knee
  • medicine antibiotics, penicillin, aspirin,
    sleeping pills (tablets), painkillers, dose,
    underdose, overdose, ice pack, walking sticks
  • surgery operation
  • hospital clinics, ward, maternity, emergency,
    surgery, practice

listening situation library (section 1\4)
  • registration information desk, information
    sector, librarian desk
  • registration fee, membership fee
  • ID documents passport, visa, student
    card, library card, drivers license, credit
    card, bank statement, phone bill, Identity card,
    C.V. letter
  • Library card, borrowers card, readers card,
    electronic card, PIN, password
  • Books fiction, reference books, technical books,
    leisure books, notion, academic
  • Periodicals magazines, journals
  • Current issues, back
  • Technical Resources photocopying machine,
    photocopier, color, white and black photocopier,
    printer, laser printer, card, coin, internet
    access, computers, laptops
  • Electronic, digital CD, DVD, VCD, videos, tapes,
    cassettes, CD-ROM
  • Recall system catalogue, call slip, librarian
  • Circulation borrow, loan, return, renew,
    overdue, fine, reserve
  • Loan time weeks, months
  • Training classes research methods, IT, computer
    software, dissertation writing

Listening situation job hunting (section 1/2)
  • Type of work vacation jobs, office work, bar
    attendant, waiter, waitress, zoo attendant,
    childcare, library assistant, restaurant work,
    shop assistant, sales assistant, domestic work,
    reporter, carpenter, freelance, part-time job,
    full-time job, temporary job
  • Main roles receptionist, shop assistant, looking
    after animals (kangaroo), educate visitors, save
    wounded/injured animals
  • Advantages and disadvantages pay, working hours,
    workload, flexible, equipment, transportation
  • Working hours am pm weekdays (during the week),
    weekends, bank holidays, public holidays
  • Pay rate pound/dollar per hour, starting salary,
  • Clothes shirt, trousers, tie, bow tie, uniform
  • Transportation bus, train, subway, tube, metro,
    taxi, cab
  • Magazine reporters housing magazine,
    entertainment magazine, sports magazine, economy
    magazine, IT magazine

Listening situation students survey, case study,
placement (section 3)
  • Teachers tutor, supervisor, lecturer, professor,
    coordinator, DOS
  • Checklist notebook, cassette recorder, outline,
    objectives, camera, video recorder, laptop,
    curriculum, ID, student card, passport, drivers
    license, map, equipment
  • Procedure data collection, data analysis, report
    writing, presentation, hand in report to faculty
    office, department head

Listening situation urban development
  • Areas suburbs, outskirts, city center, rural
    areas, countryside
  • Population farmer, craftsmen, carpenter,
    fisherman, hunters, worker, merchants, money
  • Sectors farming (agriculture), industry,
    forestry, fishing, husbandry, manufacturing,
    tourism, mining, ship building industry
  • Animals mammals, amphibian, birds, beast,
  • Cattle, sheep, goats,
    poultry, chickens, donkey,
    mules, horse, pony
  • Landscape coast, beach, trees, highrises, block
  • Problems too crowded, noisy, crime, violence
  • Facilities health services, police, schools,
    sports facilities, sewer, sewage, drainage, tube,

Listening situations accommodation
  • Type of accommodation homestay, flat/apartment,
    hall of residence, student hostel, house
  • Location city centre, suburbs/outskirts, rural
    area, north, east, west, south
  • Price rent, rental, maximum, up to, at most
  • Furniture single bed, double bed, bed table, bed
    lamp, queen-sized, king-sized,
    mattress, bed linen, blanket, quilt, pillow
  • Fridge, refrigerator,
    freezer, washing machine, wardrobe, bookshelf,
    cupboard, drawers, floor
    lamp, desk lamp, cooker, oven, microwave,
    cutlery, wash basin, silverware,
    roaster, TV, video, coffee machine
  • Air-conditioner, heater,
    radiators, central heating, fireplace
  • Requirements
  • Host family, host parents, host father,
    host mother
  • Level of English elementary,
    intermediate, advanced
  • Dietary requirements vegetarian,
    seafood, food allergy, red meat, fish
  • Smokers non-smokers, balcony, garden
  • Pets, children
  • Two-bedroom, three-bedroom, twin bedroom,
    single bedroom, double room, bedsit, single study
  • Kitchen, living room, sitting room,
    bathroom, spare room, dining room
  • Share, social area
  • Interest/hobby theatre, sports,
    badminton, music
  • Garage, garden, swimming pool, yard,
    fence, keys, front door key, back door key
  • Electricity, water, gas, telephone bill,
    petrol bill

Listening situation charity (section 2)
  • Charity organization, charitable, good cause,
    volunteer, voluntary, helpers
  • Fund-raising activity, raise funds for
  • Poor people, people in poverty
  • Children in hospital
  • Unemployed
  • Disabled, handicapped, deaf, mute,
    blind people
  • Special facilities wheelchairs, visual aids,
    hearing aids, more leg room
  • Activities charity concert, charity walking
    holiday, charity riders club

Listening situations dissertation (section 4)
  • Structure title, subtitle, subtopic, abstract,
    introduction (beginning, first part) chapter,
    section, conclusion (last part), bibliography,
    references, index, appendix
  • Procedures bibliography (format), draft plan,
    data collection (research), first draft, hand
    in/deliver to tutor, suggestion, proofreading,
    print, deadline, hand in to faculty office,
    administration office
  • Requirements word limit, length, wide reading,
    quotation, example, acknowledgement, refer to
    sources (books, journals, internet, downloaded),
    data analysis, link ideas, plagiarism, laser
    print, double space, bold type, italics,
    underline, highlight, deadline, margin, outline,
    coversheet, ID number, page number, top right,
    training in IT, well-organised
  • Extension sickness, illness, medical conditions,
    special leave, can not find reference books

Listening situations insurance (section 1)
  • Insurance company name (company, corporation,
    firm), telephone number, address, insurance
  • Insurance type car, building, bungalow, home
    contents, property, real estate, life, medical,
  • Insurance policy number
  • Insurance cost dollar, pound
  • Compensation broken window, lost property,
    repair cost, car accident

Listening situations course selection (section 2
  • Optional courses, elective, selective courses
  • Compulsory courses, obligatory, fixed
  • Part-time course, Full-time course
  • Modular course, Distance course, Vocational
    course, Evening class / night school
  • Mature education, Further education
  • Course duration weeks
  • Course fee (tuition, cost of the course)
  • Entry requirements school leavers, high school
    students, degree holders, none, working
  • Courses mathematics, economics, physics,
    politics, genetics, statistics Geology,
    biology, psychology, zoology, sociology,
    archaeology, anthropology, Geography,
    demography, chemistry, ecology, Botany,
    marine biology, microbiology, architecture,
    accounting, marketing, advertising,
    journalism, finance, mass media, fine arts,
    music, linguistics, education, physical
    education, literature, language, history,
    veterinary science, medicine, personnel
    management, MBA, business administration,
    IT, computing, programming ,Civil
    engineering, hospitality
  • The arts, The science, The engineering, Medicine,

Listening situations environment and archaeology
(section 2 3 4)
  • Tribe name, origin, meaning, population,
    aboriginal, native, aborigines, indigenous
    people, seasonal nomadic, descendants of slaves
  • Area square metre/kilometre, hectare, acre
  • Location rain forest, mountain, desert, natural
    reserve, conservation, sanctuary
  • Animals mammals, endangered animals, lions, fox,
    wolf, cattle, sheep, goat, breed, species, wild
    life specimens, camels, donkeys, mules
  • Geography landscape, altitude, height above sea
    level, soil, fresh water, lake, vegetation, peak
  • Historical sites fort, castle, canal, rock art,
    rock track
  • Dos and donts make fire, camping, touch,
    intact, take shots, at a distance

Listening situations commerce and business
  • Company, corporation, firm, business organization
  • Marketing, advertising, financial problem,
    administration, products, packaging, online
  • Sales new product, promotion, discount,
    concession, on sale, half price, normal price,
    50 off, bargain
  • Finance money, loan, low-interest, no-interest,
    fund, investment, capital, debt, bankrupt,
    bankruptcy, good value, profit, profitable
  • Personnel manager, business executives, board of
    directors, employers, employees, senior managers
  • Placement of company
  • Quotation and enquiry

Listening situations travel
  • Types trip, outing, excursion, tour, journey,
    voyage, package tour, inclusive holiday,
    economical travel
  • Scenery scene, main attraction, resort, sight,
    view, place of interest
  • Interesting places temple, gallery, museum,
    rainforest, cave, town, tribe, park, waterfalls,
    jungle, sea view, farm travel, maritime museum,
  • feature scuba diving, wreck diving, bush
    walking, parachuting, fungi tour, four-wheel
    drive, crocodile cruise,package tour, excursion,
    walking tour
  • transportation bus, train, express train,
    subway, tube, tram, ferry, sailing boat, metro,
    shuttle, coach, taxi, cab, motorbike, bicycle,
    plane, airline, flight, by air (N.B. donkeys,
    camels, mule, horse), hire car
  • tickets one way /single, round / return,
    first-class ticket, economy ticket, ticket
    reservation, family ticket, discounted ticket
  • What to bring (clothing) sweater, raincoat,
    windproof coat, trousers, boots, socks, trainers,
    uniforms, spare socks
  • What to bring (medicine) antibiotics,
    penicillin, aspirin, painkillers, sleeping pills,
    sun cream (sun total block)
  • Where to stay hotel, hostel, motel, hotel rooms
    (en suite), car park
  • What to buy souvenir, gifts, local history
    books, handicraft, antique, painting, fruit
    (apple, tomato, cucumber, figs, pineapple,
    passion fruit), bottled water (no minerals)
  • Personal interest weather, food, natural
    environment, culture, art, exhibition, rare fish,
    coral roof, rock pool, free balloon ride

Listening situations sports
  • Sports and playing venues
  • soccer, football (pitch)
  • badminton, squash, basketball, volleyball,
    tennis (court)
  • aerobics (fitness centre, gym, gymnasium)
  • yoga (yoga hall)
  • table tennis (table tennis table, table
    tennis hall)
  • ice skating (ice rink)
  • martial arts judo, karate, boxing, kick
    boxing, shadow boxing, wrestling (hall)
  • weight training, weight lifting, stretching
    exercises (warming up to prevent injuries)
  • sports professionalsathletes, sportsman,
    sportswoman, sports players, sports competitors,
    sports instructors, sports psychologist, sports
    administrator, coach, head coach, referee, sport
    club, chairman, president
  • sports games/matches score, scoring, teams,
    junior team, senior team, win/lose the game,
    sports prizes, presentation of awards, sports

listening situations school, university
orientation, students admissions, transfer
  • welcome address (president, chancellor,
    principal, coordinator, DOS, students
    counselor/advisor, admission officer)
  • location city centre, central area suburbs,
    outskirts country, rural area, village
  • facilities and services
  • catering dining room, refectory, canteen,
    restaurant, cafeteria, café, refreshments,
    snacks, takeout, takeaway, pub
  • accommodation service
  • academic/research facilities library,
    laboratory (equipment)
  • teaching premises lecture hall, theatre,
    room, function room, common room
  • Advantages and disadvantages subjects/disciplines
    , courses, welfare
  • school map
  • entrance front gate, side gate, back gate, rear
    gate, fire door
  • buildings block, highrise, main building, wings,
    annexes, complex, extension building
  • Activities school tour, chorus, orchestra,
    chess, tea and coffee break
  • student association, club, society, community,
  • notice notice board, news bulletin, poster,
    newsletters, website, publicity leaflets, email,

listening situations training class
  • classes music, painting, drawing (scenery,
    objects, persons), model making, sculpture, wood
    work, cooking, musical instruments, singing,
    dancing, voice, ballet, foreign languages
  • trainees age, children, pupils, secondary school
    students, college students, new comers, freshman
  • level elementary, intermediate, advanced
  • cost and payment discount, off, cash, cheque,
    credit, credit card, bank transfer, free of
    charge, pay in advance, pay at the door, pay at
    the end of the class, book in advance
  • materials to bring mats, trainers, rubber-soled
  • paper, color paper, silver paper,
    golden paper, dye, pens, color pens,
  • glue, sticker, tape, notebook
  • music instruments guitar, drum,
    flute, piano, violin
  • procedures cut, overlap, fold, stick, dye
  • prizes/award gold star, CD
  • free service lunch, refreshments, salad, tea,
    coffee, hot meal, sandwiches, hamburgers, veggie
    burger, free travel (to Rome)

Listening situations bank
  • Bank accounts current account, deposit account,
    savings account
  • Bank documents chequebook, credit card, bank
    statement, bonus statement, bankers card,
    travelers cheque
  • Bank services withdraw, withdrawal, deposit,
    loan, overdraft, interest, honor/cash ones
    cheque, online banking, internet service,
    exchange foreign currency
  • Bank equipment ATM, automatic teller machine,
    cash point machine
  • Bank staff bank teller, bank manager, bank
  • Credit card
  • Type visa card, master card, American express
  • Card no.
  • Card limit / credit limit

Listening situations automobile
  • Cars
  • Car make Ford, Seable
  • Car model
  • Car type four-wheel drive, SUVs/sport-utility
  • Engine size litre (engine capacity)
  • Gear change automatic gear/Manual gear
  • Car insurance
  • Car parts windscreen, rain wiper, engine hood,
    air-conditioning, music equipment, stereo, safety
    belt, steering wheel, brake, back seat, rear-view
  • Car parking car park, parking permit, parking
    sticker, parking lot, garage
  • Carpooling
  • Driver, chauffeur, driving licence, drivers
  • Car safety safe driving, car theft

  • Birthday party, goodbye party, farewell party,
    leaving party, welcome party, dinner party
  • Place hotel, restaurant, rooms (green, red,
    yellow), halls (function hall, sports hall, main
  • Standard, traditional, dinner options
  • What to prepare music, snacks, decorations,
    birthday party hats, balloons, cakes, coffee,
    sandwiches, hamburgers, veggie burgers, drinks,
    flowers, long tables
  • People who will attend friends, teachers, tutor,
    classmates, family members
  • Price included, excluded, extra cost