Geography Dissertation IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Geography 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 concern a year before?
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 encouraged Howard to begin 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 suggest Joanne to do in the first month of tutorials?
A
see her tutor every week
B
review all the module book lists
C
buy all the key books
D
take down references for what 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 undergraduate
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

❓ Transcript

Geography Dissertation
Joanne:
Hi, Howard. Haven't seen you for a while.
Howard:
Hi Joanne. Yeah, they are keeping us really busy on the postgraduate program, but how are you? You'll be starting your dissertation soon, aren't you?
Joanne:
Yeah, tutorials start next week. I've got Dr. Peterson. You'll remember still from last year, of course.
Howard:
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 miss the experience.
Howard:
I found it really improved my understanding of the whole degree program, you know, from the first year on.
Joanne:
Right.
Howard:
So what are you doing yours on?
Joanne:
Glaciated landscapes. Although I haven't decided exactly what aspect yet.
Howard:
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 will help you focus.
Joanne:
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?
Howard:
I remember I had different concerns when I was doing my dissertation.
Joanne:
Last year?
Howard:
Yeah, before my first trial, I did a lot of fairly general reading because I haven't fixed on my topic at that stage. I actually enjoyed that quite a lot, and you know, it improved my reading speed.
Howard:
I had gotten through a lot of material, but I was frightened I wouldn't remember it all, so I got into the habit of making very detailed notes.
Joanne:
So, did you find your tutor helpful in getting you started?
Howard:
Yeah, we certainly had some interesting discussions. But it's funny I saw a brilliant program about climate change, and it was that that fired me up. It was talking about some recent research which seemed to contradict some of the articles I've been reading.
Howard:
So you see your tutorials start next week
Joanne:
Yeah.
Howard:
Well, the first month was crucial. You've got to meet your tutor and decide your focus, but don't become too dependent on him. You know you don't see him every week, only when you want to check something
Joanne:
Right.
Howard:
Once you 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.
Joanne:
I haven't got much money.
Howard:
I mean get the books from the library, far better.
Joanne:
And I suppose I should prepare a detailed outline of the chapters.
Howard:
Yeah, absolutely. But don't feel you have to follow it slavishly. It's meant to be flexible.
Joanne:
Okay. Now I'm someone who likes to get writing quickly. I can't just sit and read for a month.
Howard:
Not like me then. But if that's what suits you, you know, your natural approach, then you want to start immediately and write the first chapter.
Joanne:
Right.
Howard:
Now, Joanne. About the library, it's not worthwhile getting on good terms with the staff; they aren't always helpful with undergraduates.
Joanne:
I suppose they focus on post-grads more.
Howard:
Maybe. But show them you are serious about wanting to do good work.
Joanne:
And what if I can't find what I need?
Howard:
Well, there're inter-library loans.
Joanne:
Borrowing books from the libraries. But I've heard it isn't all that reliable.
Howard:
Hmm, 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 15 instead of the usual 10 books.
Joanne:
Should I look at previous years' dissertations?
Howard:
You can do.
Joanne:
But I don't know which are the good ones.
Howard:
The library only keeps the best, and the staff can advise you.
Joanne:
Are they willing to do that?
Howard:
Oh yeah!
Joanne:
And I'm worried about getting journal articles from the electronic library.
Howard:
Well, have you tried to find any yet?
Joanne:
No.
Howard:
Well you should; it's really straightforward.
Joanne:
That's obviously something I'll have to look into.
Howard:
Dr. Peterson will help.
Joanne:
Yeah, I know I can go to him if I have any worries.
Howard:
Except he will be away in the second month. It's the holidays. You should ask him what to do while he's away.
Joanne:
Gosh yeah, but I suppose I can get a lot of support from a couple of people who are thinking of doing the same topic as me.
Howard:
Take care, collaboration can become dependency! I think you'd better see how it works out, what the people are like.
Joanne:
You're probably right. About the reading, I suppose Dr. Peterson would recommend plenty of articles to get me started.
Howard:
One thing I find out is what his attitude is to internet sources.
Joanne:
Surely not in this day and age. I'd better get that sorted out right at the beginning
Howard:
I would if I were you.
Joanne:
And I've also got some questions about the research sections. How much time should I spend explaining the process?
Howard:
Well, I think that's up to you. You can see how it develops as you're writing.
Joanne:
Okay.
Howard:
It's the same with things like time management. That's something a tutor can't really help you with.
Joanne:
I agree.
Howard:
So is there anything else you need me to go over.

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

1
C

Giải thích chi tiết

smiley7 Mình cần nghe xem Howard nói gì về kinh nghiệm viết dissertation (luận án)

Howard hỏi Joanne về việc viết luận sắp tới, ''You'll be starting your dissertation soon, aren't you? ''

=> Mình biết đáp án sắp tới. smiley27 Theo Howard, ''But seriously, although I didn't expect to enjoy writing my dissertation, and in fact, I didn't really find it much fun''

=> Anh ấy không thấy việc viết luận vui => Loại đáp án B cross smiley37 Tuy nhiên, ''I found it really improved my understanding of the whole degree program, you know, from the first year on.''

=> Dù không thích, việc viết luận đã giúp Howard hiểu hơn về kiến thức ngay từ năm nhất, hay nói ngắn gọn là biết trước khóa học (previous course work.) => Đáp án là C check

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