Cathy And Graham IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Cathy And Graham IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 4
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO groups of people is the display primarily intended for?
A
student from the English department
B
residents of the local area
C
the university’s teaching staff
D
potential new students
E
students from other departments
What are Cathy and Graham’s TWO reasons for choosing the novelist Charles Dickens?
A
His speeches inspired others to try to improve society.
B
He used his publications to draw attention to social problems.
C
His novels are well-known now.
D
He was consulted on a number of social issues.
E
His reputation has changed in recent times
Question 5 - 10
What topic do Cathy and Graham choose to illustrate with each novel?
Choose SIX answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-H.
List of Findings
A
poverty
B
education
C
Dickens’s travels
D
entertainment
E
crime and the law
F
wealth
G
medicine
H
a woman’s life
5
The Pickwick Papers
6
Oliver Twist
7
Nicholas Nickleby
8
Martin Chuzzlewit
9
Bleak House
10
Little Dorrit

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Cathy And Graham
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CATHY:
OK, Graham, so let’s check we both know what we’re supposed to be doing.
GRAHAM:
OK.
CATHY:
So, for the university’s open day, we have to plan a display on British life and literature in the mid-19th century.
GRAHAM:
That’s right. But we’ll have some people to help us find the materials and set it up, remember – for the moment, we just need to plan it.
CATHY:
Good. So have you gathered who’s expected to come and see the display? Is it for the people studying English, or students from other departments? I’m not clear about it.
GRAHAM:
Nor me. That was how it used to be, but it didn’t attract many people, so this year it’s going to be part of an open day, to raise the university’s profile.
GRAHAM:
It’ll be publicised in the city, to encourage people to come and find out something of what does on here. And it’s included in the information that’s sent to people who are considering applying to study here next year.
CATHY:
Presumably some current students and lecturers will come?
GRAHAM:
I would imagine so, but we’ve been told to concentrate on the other categories of people.
CATHY:
Right. We don’t have to cover the whole range of 19th-century literature, do we?
GRAHAM:
No, it’s entirely up to us. I suggest just using Charles Dickens.
CATHY:
That’s a good idea. Most people have heard of him, and have probably read some of his novels, or seen films based on them, so that’s a good lead-in to life in his time.
GRAHAM:
Exactly. And his novels show the awful conditions that most people had to live in, don’t they: he wanted to shock people into doing something about it.
CATHY:
Did he do any campaigning, other than writing?
GRAHAM:
Yes, he campaigned for education and other social reforms, and gave talks, but I’m inclined to ignore that and focus on the novels.
CATHY:
Yes, I agree.
CATHY:
OK, so now shall we think about a topic linked to each novel?
GRAHAM:
Yes. I’ve printed out a list of Dicken’s novels in the order they were published, in the hope you’d agree to focus on him!
CATHY:
You’re lucky I did agree! Let’s have a look. OK, the first was The Pickwick Papers, published in 1836. It was very successful when it came out, wasn’t it, and was adapted for the theatre straight away.
GRAHAM:
There’s an interesting point, though, that there’s a character who keeps falling asleep, and that medical condition was named after the book – Pickwickian Syndrome.
CATHY:
Oh, so why don’t we use that as the topic, and include some quotations from the novel?
GRAHAM:
Right, Next is Oliver Twist. There’s a lot in the novel about poverty. But maybe something less obvious …
CATHY:
Well Oliver is taught how to steal, isn’t he? We could use that to illustrate the fact that very few children went to school, particularly not poor children, so they learnt in other ways.
GRAHAM:
Good idea. What’s next?
CATHY:
Maybe Nicholas Nickleby. Actually he taught in a really cruel school, didn’t he?
GRAHAM:
That’s right. But there’s also the company of touring actors that Nicholas joins. We could do something on theatres and other amusements of the time. We don’t want only the bad things, do we?
CATHY:
OK.
GRAHAM:
What about Martin Chuzzlewit? He goes to the USA, doesn’t he?
CATHY:
Yes, and Dickens himself had been there a year before, and drew on his experience there in the novel.
GRAHAM:
I wonder, though … The main theme is selfishness, so we could do something on social justice? No, too general, let’s keep to your idea – I think it would work well.
CATHY:
He wrote Bleak House next – that’s my favourite of his novels.
GRAHAM:
Yes, mine too. His satire of the legal system is pretty powerful.
...:
CATHY: That’s true, but think about Esther, the heroine. As a child she lives with someone she doesn’t know is her aunt, who treats her very badly. Then she’s very happy living with her guardian, and he puts her in charge of the household.
...:
And at the end she gets married and her guardian gives her and her husband a house, where of course they’re very happy.
...:
GRAHAM: Yes, I like that.
...:
CATHY: What shall we take next? Little Dorrit? Old Mr Dorrit has been in a debtors’ prison for years …
...:
GRAHAM: So was Dicken’s father, wasn’t he?
...:
CATHY: That’s right.
...:
GRAHAM: What about focusing on the part when Mr Dorrit inherits a fortune, and he starts pretending he’s always been rich?
...:
CATHY: Good idea.
...:
GRAHAM: OK, so next we need to think about what materials we want to illustrate each issue. That’s going to be quite hard.

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B
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "have you gathered who’s expected to come and see the display?" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Nhiều bạn khi nghe "Is it for the people studying English, or students from other departments?" thì chọn đáp án A(student from the English department).

>> Nhưng ở đây Graham đã đính chính lại là nó từng như vậy nhưng không thu hút được người tham gia

>> loại câu A.



Sau đó nghe "It’ll be publicised in the city, to encourage people to come and find out something of what does on here"

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D
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Sau khi bạn nghe thêm được "And it’s included in the information that’s sent to people who are considering applying to study here next year"

>> đáp án thứ hai là câu D(potential new students).





Nhiều bạn có thể nghe "Presumably some current students and lecturers will come?" thì lựa chọn đáp án C(the university’s teaching staff)

>> nhưng đoạn audio đã nói rằng họ tập trung vào loại đối tượng khác.

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3
B
Mở rộng

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Sau khi nghe " I suggest just using Charles Dickens" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Sau đó nghe " Most people have heard of him, and have probably read some of his novels, or seen films based on them"

>> đáp án đầu tiên là câu C(His novels are well-known now).



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C
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Khi bạn nghe " And his novels show the awful conditions that most people had to live in, don’t they: he wanted to shock people into doing something about it"

>> Tiểu thuyết của ông ấy phản ánh những điều kiện tồi tệ mà hầu hết mọi người phải sống chung: ông ấy muốn shock độc giả, khiến cho họ phải làm gì đó với vấn đề ấy

>> đáp án thứ hai là câu B(He used his publications to draw attention to social problems).





Nhiều bạn sau khi nghe "he campaigned for education and other social reforms, and gave talks" thì chọn đáp án là D(He was consulted on a number of social issues)

>> nhưng ở đây Graham muốn tập trung vào tiểu thuyết và bỏ qua chiến dịch về giáo dục và xã hội.

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G
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Sau khi nghe "OK, the first was The Pickwick Papers" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Sau đó nghe "a character who keeps falling asleep, and that medical condition was named after the book – Pickwickian Syndrome"

>> một nhân vật cứ lúc nào cũng ngủ, và đó là một bệnh lý được đặt tên theo cuốn sách - Hội Chứng Pickwickian

>> đáp án đúng là câu G(medicine).



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B
Mở rộng

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Sau khi bạn nghe "Right, Next is Oliver Twist" là biết đáp án sắp vào.



Nhiều bạn khi nghe "There’s a lot in the novel about poverty" thì chọn đáp án là câu A(poverty)

>> Nhưng ở đây Graham có nói "But maybe something less obvious"

>> Graham không nghĩ chủ đề là Poverty.



Sau đó bạn nghe "very few children went to school, particularly not poor children, so they learnt in other ways"

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D
Mở rộng

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Sau khi nghe được "Maybe Nicholas Nickleby" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Sau đó nghe "company of touring actors that Nicholas joins. We could do something on theatres and other amusements of the time"

>> câu trả lời là D(entertainment).





Một số bạn có thể chọn B(education) vì câu "Actually he taught in a really cruel school"

>> nhưng ý kiến này của Cathy đã không được lựa chọn làm topic khi Graham hỏi "We don't want only the bad things, do we?" và Cathy đồng ý.

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C
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Sau khi nghe "What about Martin Chuzzlewit?" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Sau đó nghe "He goes to the USA, doesn’t he?""Yes, and Dickens himself had been there a year before, and drew on his experience there in the novel"

>> đáp án đúng là C(Dickens’s travels).

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9
H
Mở rộng

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Tác phẩm "Bleak House" nói về "legal system"

>> nhưng đây chỉ là chủ đề chính của tiểu thuyết và không được chọn làm chủ đề

>> loại câu E.



Sau khi nghe "but think about Esther" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.



Sau đó nghe "As a child she lives with someone she doesn’t know is her aunt, who treats her very badly. Then she’s very happy living with her guardian, and he puts her in charge of the household. And at the end she gets married and her guardian gives her and her husband a house, where of course they’re very happy."

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F
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Sau khi nghe "Little Dorrit" là biết đáp án sắp vào.



Sau đó nghe "the part when Mr. Dorrit inherits a fortune, and he starts pretending he’s always been rich?"

>> đáp án là câu F(wealth).



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