Advice On Writing A Dissertation IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Advice On Writing A Dissertation IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 4
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
1
What does Howard say about the experience of writing his dissertation?
A
It was difficult in unexpected ways.
B
It was more enjoyable than he’d anticipated.
C
It helped him understand previous course work.
2
What is Joanne most worried about?
A
Finding enough material.
B
Missing deadlines.
C
Writing too much.
3
What does Howard say was his main worry a year previously?
A
Forgetting what he’d read about.
B
Not understanding what he’d read.
C
Taking such a long time to read each book
4
What motivated Howard to start writing his dissertation?
A
Talking to his tutor about his problems.
B
Seeing an inspirational TV show.
C
Reading a controversial journal article.
Question 5 - 10
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
What TWO things does Howard advise Joanne to do in the first month of tutorials?
A
See her tutor every week.
B
Review all the module booklists.
C
Buy all the key books.
D
Write full references for everything she reads.
E
Write a draft of the first chapter
What TWO things does Howard say about library provision?
A
Staff are particularly helpful to undergraduates.
B
Inter-library loans are very reliable.
C
Students can borrow extra books when writing a dissertation.
D
Staff recommend relevant old dissertations.
E
It’s difficult to access electronic resources.
What TWO things does Joanne agree to discuss with her tutor?
A
The best ways to collaborate with other students.
B
Who to get help from during college vacations.
C
The best way to present the research.
D
Whether she can use web sources.
E
How to manage her study time.

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Advice On Writing A Dissertation
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Woman:
Hi Howard ... I haven’t seen you for a while.
Man:
Hi Joanne. Yeah, they’re keeping us really busy on the postgraduate programme. But how are you? You’ll be starting your dissertation soon, won’t you?
Woman:
Yeah ... tutorials start next week ... I’ve got Dr Peterson. You’ll remember it all from last year, of course!
Man:
It’s not something you forget easily. But seriously, although I didn’t expect to enjoy writing my dissertation ... and in fact I didn’t really find it much fun, I wouldn’t have missed the experience ...I found it really improved my understanding of the whole degree programme, you know, from the first year on ...
Woman:
Right.
Man:
So what are you doing yours on?
Woman:
Glaciated landscapes ... although I haven’t decided exactly what aspect yet.
Man:
I did mine on climate systems, so I can’t help you much I’m afraid. But you’ll be fine once you start your tutorials ... Dr Peterson’ll help you focus.
Woman:
I know, and he’ll set me deadlines for the different stages ... which is what I need. My concern is that I’ve got tons of material on the topic, and I won’t be able to stick to the word limit, you know.
Man:
Hmm. I remember I had different concerns when I was doing my dissertation.
Woman:
Last year?
Man:
Yeah ... before my first tutorial I did a lot of fairly general reading ‘cause I hadn’t fixed on my topic at that stage. I actually enjoyed that quite a lot and really improved my reading speed, you know, so I was getting through a lot of material. I was frightened I wouldn’t remember it all though so I got into the habit of making very detailed notes.
Woman:
So did you find your tutor helpful .in getting you started?
Man:
Yeah we certainly had some interesting discussions but it’s funny ... I saw a brilliant programme about climate change and it was that that really fired me up. It was talking about some recent research which seemed to contradict some of the articles I’d been reading.
Woman:
Hmmm.
Man:
So you say your tutorials start next week?
Woman:
Yeah.
Man:
Well, the first month’s crucial. You’ve got to meet your tutor and decide on your focus but don’t become too dependent on him...you know, don’t see him every week...only when you want to check something.
Woman:
Right.
Man:
Once you’ve got the focus you’ve got to get reading - it’s helpful to look through the bibliographies for all the course modules relating to your topic. And get hold of any books you think you’ll need.
Woman:
I haven’t got much money ...
Man:
I mean get the books from the library, far better.
Woman:
And I suppose I should prepare a detailed outline of the chapters?
Man:
Yeah absolutely . but don’t feel you have to follow it slavishly . it’s meant to be flexible.
Woman:
Okay. Now, I’m someone who likes to get writing quickly ... I can’t just sit and read for a month.
Man:
Not like me then ... but if that’s what suits you, you know, your natural approach, then you really ought to start immediately and write the first chapter ...
Woman:
Right.
Man:
Now Joanne, about the library ... it’s worthwhile getting on good terms with the staff ... they aren’t always helpful with undergraduates .
Woman:
I suppose they focus on post-grads more.
Man:
Maybe . but show them you’re serious about wanting to do good work.
Woman:
And what if I can’t find what I need?
Man:
Well, there’s inter-library loans ...
Woman:
Borrowing books from other libraries ... but I’ve heard it isn’t all that reliable.
Man:
You’re right.. .but you probably won’t need it anyway ... be positive, the library is likely to have most things you need ... and during the dissertation writing period, you can take out fifteen instead of the usual ten books.
Woman:
Should I look at previous years’ dissertations?
Man:
You can do .
Woman:
But I won’t know which are the good ones.
Man:
The library only keeps the best and the staff can advise you.
Woman:
Are they willing to do that?
Man:
Oh yeah .
Woman:
And I’m worried about getting journal articles ... from the electronic library.
Man:
Well, have you tried to find any yet?
Woman:
No.
Man:
Well you should . it’s really straightforward.
Woman:
That’s obviously something I’ll have to look into.
Man:
Dr Peterson will help.
Woman:
Yeah, I know I can go to him if I have any worries.
Man:
Except he will be away in the second month - it’s the holidays. You should ask him what to do while he’s away.
Woman:
Gosh, yeah ... but I suppose I can get a lot of support from coursemates ... I know a couple of people who are thinking of doing the same topic as me.
Man:
Take care, collaboration can become dependency. I think you’d better see how that works out what the people are like.
Woman:
You’re probably right ... About other reading, I suppose Dr Peterson’ll recommend plenty of good articles to get me started.
Man:
One thing I’d find out is what his attitude is to internet sources.
Woman:
Surely not in this day and age? I’d better get that sorted out right at the beginning.
Man:
I would if I were you.
Woman:
And I’ve also got some questions about the research sections - how much time I should spend explaining the process.
Man:
Well, I think that’s up to you ... you can see how it develops as you’re writing.
Woman:
OK.
Man:
It’s the same with things like time management . that’s something a tutor can’t really help you with .
Woman:
I agree!
Man:
So is there anything else you need me to go over .

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

1
C
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem Howard nói gì về trải nghiệm viết dissertation

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "You’ll be starting your dissertation soon, won’t you?"

Nghe thấy Howard nói về quá trình viết dissertation "I didn't really find it much fun"

=> Không thích việc viết luận văn => Loại đáp án B



Nghe tiếp thấy "I found it really improved my understanding of the whole degree programme [...] from the first year on"

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2
C
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem Joanne lo nhất về điều gì

=> Biết đáp án tới khi nghe "my concern is that.... "

Nghe thấy "I've got tons of material on the topic, and I won't be able to stick to the word limit"

=> Có quá nhiều tài liệu nên sợ sẽ bị lố số chữ được quy định => Loại đáp án A

=> Chọn đáp án C


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3
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem điều Howard lo lắng nhất ở năm trước

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "I had different concerns when I was doing my dissertation"

Nghe thấy "I actually enjoyed that quite a lot and really improved my reading speed"

=> Cải thiện được tốc độ đọc, đọc nhanh hơn nên không mất nhiều thời gian để đọc => Loại đáp án C



Nghe tiếp thấy "I was frightened I wouldn't remember it all"

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4
B
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem điều gì cho Howard động lực bắt đầu viết

=> Đáp án cần điền là "Did you find your tutor helpful in getting you started?"

Nghe thấy "I saw a brilliant programme about climate change and it was that that really fired me up"

=> Xem một chương trình về climate change và nó khiến cho Howard có hứng thú để bắt đầu viết => Đáp án là B



Nghe tiếp thấy "it was talking about some recent research which seemed to contradict some of the articles I'd been reading"

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5
B
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem Joanne nên làm gì vào tháng đầu tiên

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "Well, the first month's crucial"

Khi nhắc tới tutor, Howard bảo "don't become too dependent on him, you know, don't see him every week"

=> Đừng phụ thuộc vào tutor, đừng gặp tutor mỗi tuần => Loại đáp án A



Nghe tiếp thấy "it's helpful to look through the bibliographies for all the course modules relating to your topic"

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6
E
Mở rộng

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Nghe tiếp thấy Joanne nói "I haven't got much money"

Howard trả lời "Get the books from the library"

=> Nên mượn sách từ thư viện chứ không cần phải mua sách về => Loại đáp án C







Nghe tiếp thấy "you really ought to start immediately and write the first chapter"

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7
C
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe xem Howard nói gì về library provision

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "about the library"

Khi nói về staff thì Howard bảo "they aren't always helpful with undergraduates"

=> Staff thường không hỗ trợ sinh viên nhiều => Loại đáp án A



Khi đề cập đến inter-library loans thì Joanne nói "I've heard it isn't all that reliable"

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8
D
Mở rộng

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Nghe tiếp thấy khi nói về previous years' dissertations thì Howard nói rằng "the library only keeps the best and the staff can advise you"

=> Trong thư viện có giữ các bài luận văn năm trướcnhân viên thư viện có thể cho lời khuyên nên đọc bài nào => Đáp án là D



Nghe tiếp thấy khi nói về electronic library, Howard bảo là "it's really straightforward"

=> Sử dụng thư viện điện tử rất đơn giản chứ không khó => Loại đáp án E



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9
B
Mở rộng

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Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "Dr Peterson will help" (tên người tutor cho Joanne)

Nghe thấy "he will be away in the second month - it's the holidays" và "you should ask him what to do while he's away"

=> Cần check với tutor là trong lúc tutor đang nghỉ lễ thì nên tham khảo ai => Đáp án là B



Nghe tiếp thấy khi nhắc đến việc collaboration, Howard nói "you'd better see how that works out"

=> Không liên quan gì tới tutor => Loại đáp án A



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10
D
Mở rộng

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Nghe tiếp thấy "one thing I'd find out is what his attitude is to internet sources"

Joanne trả lời "I'd better get that sorted out right at the beginning"

=> Cần check trước xem liệu tutor có cho phép sử dụng các nguồn trên mạng không => Đáp án là D



Nghe tiếp thấy Joanne hỏi về research sections -"how much time I should spend explaining the process"

Howard nói là "that's up to you"

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