Advice On Saving Energy IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 6
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
1
What was Jill surprised to find?
A
Some work to reduce the water usage to her house could be done soon
B
The house was poorly insulated
C
She could get financial help
2
What does Jill say can do straight away?
A
Use energy-saving bulbs
B
Turn down the thermostat
C
Turn off their appliances completely
3
What pleased Jill about the energy provider?
A
reduction in price for prompt payment
B
allowing customers to pay online
C
having a reduction in price of the energy-saving sources
4
What difficulty does Jill have with the energy meters?
A
They are difficult to access
B
The figures are hard to read accurately
C
She can’t tell whether they’re for electricity or for gas
5
What kind of energy-saving method is Jill going to take next?
A
Use an energy-saving boiler
B
Have the walls checked for their insulation level
C
Install double-glazed windows
6
Why is Jill doubtful about renewable energy?
A
She thinks it’s unsuitable for her house
B
She doesn’t understand the technical details
C
She believes it’s too expensive
Question 7 - 10
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO water-saving tips are not recommended by Jill?
A
Use more showers than baths
B
Keep the washing machine full before using it
C
Boil only as much water as you need
D
Turn off the taps while you are brushing your teeth
E
Repair leaking taps
Which TWO topics do people most frequently ask about?
A
the ideal temperature setting on the thermostat
B
whether to leave the light on or not
C
whether to use a computer or laptop to watch movies
D
how to work out the operating cost of appliances
E
whether solar panels only work on sunny days

❓ Transcript

Advice On Saving Energy
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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for returning to Action Radio! We are here talking about current affairs and global issues.
I am Jill, and today our focus will be on discussing the very concerning issue of the significance of water conservation and how you can make your own contribution at home.
The most universal wasted energy of all the domestic kinds is heat. Yet since my house has well-insulated walls, I'm lucky enough to do nothing with this problem.
Yet I still found out that a large amount of water was wasted owing to my way of life. I looked into a few approaches online trying to reduce my water usage as much as possible and have been pleasantly surprised to figure out that there are experts in that field who can make some instant changes to my home.
But the only dark side is these works are so costly that there are no means for me to get financial help.
Now, if any of you listeners are interested in reducing your energy usage, here are a couple of easy and positive changes you can make immediately.
A lot of the magazines will recommend that you change your bulbs for those with energy saving capabilities. However, I have found that these make little difference to your electricity bills and they also severely reduce the light levels in your home.
Instead, simply switch off all plug sockets and appliances to make an immediate saving on your electricity consumption. If this doesn't make enough of a saving for you, you could later turn down the thermostat as well.
Even though my energy provider gave me discount on my bills for prompt payment, this doesn't make enough of a saving for my monthly bill considering the amount of energy that I was using.
So, I felt like switching to another provider. Not only could I do a considerable monthly saving and get other perks from the new company. The bills can now be paid online, for instance, which was a thrill to me because it saves me from driving to the bank.
If our contract endures more than one year, they will also provide me with a deduction for all the energy-saving appliances I am currently using.
Now, many of you listeners will have an electricity meter at home so I'm very sure that all of you will know the problems associated with them. These meters can occupy a lot of room in your home and can be very unsightly if you cannot tuck them away in a cupboard.
Mine is as well so large which measures both gas and electricity usage. But it is nicely hidden in the coat cupboard and I'm lucky enough to escape from accessing it easily.
But the cons about this is that whenever I need to take a meter reading, I'll have to use a torch because it is hidden in darkness, and without a flashlight I can't read the numbers on the screen correctly.
I recently extended my house with a new room that takes up as bathroom with a low energy boiler so I am able to take long showers guilty-free.
My walls are nice and thick and well-insulted, but disappointingly the window is a little draughty; thus I am about to make some investments by doing some upgrading.
Given the renewable energy, I initially thought about installing solar panels on the roof to heat the water rather than applying a new low energy boiler, which was the price-friendly alternative.
But I finally determined that the panels would make my house ugly on the exterior, in spite of their easiness on technical operation
Now if you are keen to taking long showers as I am, switching from baths to showers doesn't change much on your total water usage. Instead, some small effective changes can be quite helpful and efficient.
When making a cup of tea, for instance, before boiling water, measure out the amount that you need during the procedure. Also, when brushing teeth, use a cup of water instead of letting the tap water running.
I would recommend you not to fill up washing machine before switching it on, because I found out that the clothes were not thoroughly cleaned. Also, call a plumber to fix your dripping taps; this will give rise to a great reduction of water being wasted.
Before finishing today's show, I'd like to address two questions that we often get asked by listeners.
We had some great feedback about our answer to last week's question on how to calculate the price involved in powering domestic appliances, so let's see how we do this week.
One of the most commonly asked questions this week was which device is the lowest energy option for watching films. The simplest answer is that the smaller the screen, the lower the energy used.
One of our listeners wrote in with a question that made me chuckle, and the answer is yes, solar panels only work when the sun is out! Now, on a more serious note, a number of you wanted to know what the most efficient temperature is to set the thermostat to.
The answer is that the closer you set it to room temperature, the lower the energy used.
Before saying goodbye today, I'll give you one last tip: turn off all the lights when you leave the room.

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1
A
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần biết Jill ngạc nhiên vì điều gì.

Đầu tiên, ''Yet since my house has well-insulated walls, I'm lucky enough to do nothing with this problem.''

=> Nhà cô ấy được cách nhiệt (insulated) tốt chứ không kém, và cô ấy biết điều đó => Loại đáp án B



Sau đó, ''Yet I still found out that a large amount of water was wasted owing to my way of life.''

=> Tuy nhiên, cô ấy mới phát hiện rằng mình vẫn bị lãng phí nhiều nước

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2
C
Mở rộng

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Mình cần biết điều có thể làm ngay lập tức

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''here are a couple of easy and positive changes you can make immediately.'' (immediately = straight away)

Đầu tiên, speaker nói về việc thay bóng đèn, Jill nói là ''However, I have found that these make little difference to your electricity bills''

=> Điều này là không hiệu quảkhông giúp mình tiết kiệm tiền điện => Loại đáp án A



Sau đó, ''Instead, simply switch off all plug sockets and appliances to make an immediate saving on your electricity consumption.''

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3
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem Jill hài lòng gì về energy provider

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''Even though my energy provider gave me discount on my bills for prompt payment'' (câu này cũng nhắc luôn về đáp án A)

Nói về discount của nhà điện, Jill nói là ''this doesn't make enough of a saving for my monthly bill considering the amount of energy that I was using.''

=> Việc giảm giá không đáng kể và không giúp cô ấy tiết kiệm được bao nhiêu, vậy tức là cô ấy không hài lòng => Loại đáp án A



Với nhà cung cấp điện mới, ''The bills can now be paid online, for instance, which was a thrill to me''

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4
B
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem Jill gặp khó khăn gì với energy meters

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''Now, many of you listeners will have an electricity meter at home ...''

Sau khi nói về meters nói chung, Jill bắt đầu nói về cái của mình, ''Mine is as well so large which measures both gas and electricity usage.''

=> Cô ấy biết rõ nó đo cả lượng tiêu thụ gas và điện => Loại đáp án C





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5
C
Mở rộng

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Mình cần biết hành động nào Jill sẽ làm tiếp

Đầu tiên, ''I recently extended my house with a new room that takes up as bathroom with a low energy boiler''

=> Cô ấy đã lắp đặt bình nóng lạnh tiết kiệm năng lượng rồi => Loại đáp án A



Sau đó, ''My walls are nice and thick and well-insulted, but disappointingly the window is a little draughty;''

=> Về tường thì nó đã cách nhiệt tốt rồi, không cần sửa chữa hay kiểm tra gì thêm => Loại đáp án B



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6
A
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem tại sao Jill ngờ vực về renewable energy

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''Given the renewable energy, ...''

Đầu tiên cô ấy nói về action mà mình có thể làm, ''I initially thought about installing solar panels on the roof ...''

Cô ấy có nhận xét rằng solar panels là phương án rẻ hơn, ''which was the price-friendly alternative.''

=> Loại đáp án C



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A
Mở rộng

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Mình cần biết hai điều mà Jill KHÔNG khuyên mình làm.

Đầu tiên, '' ... switching from baths to showers doesn't change much on your total water usage.''

=> Việc chuyển từ tắm bồn sang tắm vòi không giúp ích gì => Cô ấy không recommend dùng shower nhiều hơn bath => Đáp án là A



Điều thứ nhất mà cô ấy khuyên là ''When making a cup of tea, for instance, before boiling water, measure out the amount that you need during the procedure.''

=> Cô ấy recommend nên đo chính xác lượng nước cần đun => Loại đáp án C



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B
Mở rộng

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Điều thứ hai là '' Also, when brushing teeth, use a cup of water instead of letting the tap water running.''

=> Cô ấy khuyên mình nên dùng cốc nước thay vì để nước chảy tự do khi đánh răng => Loại đáp án D



Tuy nhiên, cái mà cô ấy không khuyên là ''I would recommend you not to fill up washing machine before switching it on''

=> Cô ấy bảo mình không nên đổ đầy máy giặt trước khi bật => Đáp án là B



Điều cuối cùng Jill khuyên là ''Also, call a plumber to fix your dripping taps''

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9
A
Mở rộng

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Hai câu cuối cùng là về chủ đề mọi người thường hỏi

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''Before finishing today's show, I'd like to address two questions that we often get asked by listeners.''

Đầu tiên, ''We had some great feedback about our answer to last week's question on how to calculate the price involved in powering domestic appliances''

=> Đây là feedback về câu trả lời, không phảicâu hỏi thường được hỏi => Loại đáp án D



Thứ hai, ''One of the most commonly asked questions this week was which device is the lowest energy option for watching films.''

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10
C
Mở rộng

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Hai câu cuối cùng là về chủ đề mọi người thường hỏi

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''Before finishing today's show, I'd like to address two questions that we often get asked by listeners.''

Đầu tiên, ''We had some great feedback about our answer to last week's question on how to calculate the price involved in powering domestic appliances''

=> Đây là feedback về câu trả lời, không phảicâu hỏi thường được hỏi => Loại đáp án D





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