George's Experience Of University IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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George's Experience Of University IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 2
Choose TWO letters, A-E.
Which TWO subjects did Martina like best before going to university?
A
Art
B
English
C
French
D
History
E
Science
Question 3 - 6
Complete the summary below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer
George’s experience of university
George is studying Mechanical Engineering which involves several disciplines. He is finding
3

the most difficult. At the moment, his course is mainly
4

. He will soon have an assignment which involves a study of
5

. He thinks there are too many
6

and would like less of them.
Question 7 - 10
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
7
Martina thinks the students at her university are
A
sociable.
B
intelligent.
C
energetic.
8
George hopes that his tutor will help him
A
lose his shyness.
B
settle into university.
C
get to know his subject better.
9
What does Martina know about her first assignment?
A
The topic
B
The length
C
The deadline
10
George would like to live
A
in a hall of residence.
B
in a flat on his own.
C
with a host family.

❓ Transcript

George's Experience Of University
Martina:
Oh hi George, how’s it going?
George:
Hi Martina, it's going well. How about you? How's university life?
Martina:
Well it's great - apart from the studying of course.
George:
Yeah - me too! What are you studying? I seem to remember that you were going to do Art. That was your best subject, wasn't it?
Martina:
No - not really - I just liked the teacher. He was French and had an amazing accent. My favourite subject was History but I couldn't see what career that would give me.
George:
Ah, right. So what did you choose?
Martina:
Well I found it really difficult to decide. I was really good at Science but I must admit I never really enjoyed studying it. So, in the end I decided to opt for English which was my second favourite subject and I thought it would be more useful to me than studying anything else. So - that's what I'm doing. Um - how are you finding university?
George:
Well – it's a bit of a challenge I suppose.
Martina:
Are you finding it difficult?
George:
Well, some of it. I'm doing Mechanical Engineering which is really interesting but it covers quite a lot of areas like materials science, machine design, physics and of course mechanics - and they're all fine. But it's maths that I'm struggling with. It's a lot harder than it was at school.
Martina:
I can believe it. It all sounds very difficult to me. But then I never was very good at mechanical things. I suppose it must involve some practical work?
George:
Well - not at the moment. Currently, it's nearly all theory, so it's a bit heavy-going.
Martina:
I guess you need to start with that so that you can get a grasp of the concepts and learn a few facts before you start putting it into practice. It must be a lot different to the course that I'm taking.
George:
Yes - but in a few weeks we'll be having a lot more practical experience. In fact, I've got a great assignment this term working on jet engines which means I'll be going on a few field trips to a nearby airport.
Martina:
Oh - that's great. It sounds like you're going to be very busy.
George:
Yes Im’m not sure how I’m going to cope with the work. We have a lot of lectures - and that’s fine. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and I learn a lot from them. But we also have a lot of seminars and I find with so many people expressing their views it can get quite frustrating. It would be better if we didn’t have so many of those.
Martina:
Yes - It's the same for me.
Martina:
Um - how are the students at your place?
George:
Well I haven't really met anyone yet. They all seem a bit quiet.
Martina:
Perhaps they're working hard - they don't appear to be very studious here, but they are very friendly. I must say I've been doing a lot of sitting around and chatting over the last week or so.
George:
Well, that's good. The only person I've spoken to really is my tutor. He's very approachable and seems to understand how difficult it can be starting university.
Martina:
It's good to have someone you can talk to. And he may help you meet other students.
George:
Actually that doesn't bother me. I'm bound to get to know some people sooner or later. It's more a question of finding out what I need to do, where to go and so on. I hope he can help me with that.
Martina:
Oh I would have thought so. Well we certainly have a lot of work ahead of us. It seems like a long time, doesn't it - studying for three years.
George:
Yes it does - but I'm sure it'll go quickly. You know I'm really dreading the first assessments.
Martina:
Yes – for the course I'm doing we have to hand our first one in at the end of next month.
George:
Really - so have you got the topic yet?
Martina:
No - but we'll get it soon. I'm not sure how much we have to write yet – not too much, I hope!
George:
I know what you mean. And it's hard to study especially where I am now.
Martina:
Oh - where are you living?
George:
I'm living in a hall of residence. I thought that would be a good idea as there'd be a lot of people around but I'm finding it a bit noisy. I can see that I'm going to have problems when I really need to get down to some work.
Martina:
So I guess you need to be somewhere on your own then?
George:
Yes - well I do like to have some people around me, so I’d prefer to live with a family somewhere in a house not too far from the university.
Martina:
Well good luck with that.
George:
Yes thanks - and good luck to you as well. I have to dash now. I’ve another lecture in ten minutes. Buy for now.
Martina:
Bye.

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

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B

Giải thích chi tiết

smiley37 Mình cần biết Martina thích học 2 môn nào nhất

=> Đáp án sẽ có sau ''What are you studying?'' smiley15 Đầu tiên, khi George hỏi về Art, ''That was your best subject, wasn't it?'' Thì Martina trả lời là '' No - not really - I just liked the teacher.''

=> Martina không thích Art mà chỉ thích giáo viên dạy môn này thôi => Loại đáp án A cross smiley34 Sau đó, Martina nói là ''My favourite subject was History but I couldn't see what career that would give me.''

=> Cô ấy thích History, chỉ có điều là cô ấy không biết nếu học Lịch sử thì sau này sẽ làm nghề gì (thông tin này không ảnh hưởng) => Đáp án là D check

smiley15 Tiếp theo, ''I was really good at Science but I must admit I never really enjoyed studying it.''

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