Trevor And Stephanie IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Trevor And Stephanie IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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00:00
Question 1 - 5
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
1
What does Trevor find interesting about the purpose of children’s literature?
A
the fact that authors may not realise what values they’re teaching
B
the fact that literature can be entertaining and educational at the same time
C
the fact that adults expect children to imitate characters in literature
2
Trevor says the module about the purpose of children’s literature made him
A
analyse some of the stories that his niece reads.
B
wonder how far popularity reflects good qualify.
C
decide to start writing some children’s stories.
3
Stephanie is interested in the Pictures module because
A
she intends to become an illustrator.
B
she can remember beautiful illustrations from her childhood.
C
she believes illustrations are more important than words.
4
Trevor and Stephanie agree that comics
A
are inferior to books.
B
have the potential for being useful.
C
discourage children from using their imagination.
5
With regard to books aimed at only boys or only girls, Trevor was surprised
A
how long the distinction had gone unquestioned.
B
how few books were aimed at both girls and boys.
C
how many children enjoyed books intended for the opposite sex.
Question 6 - 10
What comment is made about each of these stories?
Choose FIVE answers from the box and write the correct letter, A-G
List of Findings
A
translated into many other languages
B
hard to read
C
inspired a work in a different area of art
D
more popular than the author’s other works
E
original title refers to another book
F
started a new genre
G
unlikely topic
6
Perrault’s fairy tales
7
The Swiss Family Robinson
8
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
9
The Lord of the Rings
10
War Horse

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Trevor and Stephanie
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STEPHANIE:
Hello, Trevor.
TREVOR:
Hello, Stephanie. You said you wanted to talk about the course I’m taking on literature for children.
STEPHANIE:
That’s right. I’m thinking of doing it next year, but I’d like to find out more about it first.
TREVOR:
OK, well, as you probably know, it’s a one-year course. It’s divided into six modules, and you have to take all of them. One of the most interesting ones, for me, at least, was about the purpose of children’s literature.
STEPHANIE:
You mean, whether it should just entertain children or should be educational, as well.
TREVOR:
Right, and whether the teaching should be factual – giving them information about the world – or ethical, teaching them values. What’s fascinating is that the writer isn’t necessarily conscious of the message they’re conveying. For instance, a story might show a child who has a problem as a result of not doing what an adult has told them to do, implying that children should always obey adults.
STEPHANIE:
I see what you mean.
TREVOR:
That module made me realise how important stories are – they can have a significant effect on children as they grow up. Actually, it inspired me to have a go at it myself, just for my own interest. I know can’t compete with the really popular stories, like the Harry Potter books – they’re very good, and even young kids like my seven-year-old niece love reading them.
STEPHANIE:
Mm. I’m very interested in illustrations in stories. Is that covered in the course?
TREVOR:
Yes, there’s a module on pictures, and how they’re sometimes central to the story.
STEPHANIE:
That’s good. I remember some frightening ones I saw as a child and I can still see them vividly in my mind, years later! Pictures can be so powerful, just as powerful as words. I’ve always enjoyed drawing, so that’s the field I want to go into when I finish the course. I bet that module will be really helpful.
TREVOR:
I’m sure it will. We also studied comics in that module, but I’m not convinced of their value, not compared with books. One of the great things about words is that you use your imagination, but with a comic you don’t have to.
STEPHANIE:
But children are so used to visual input – on TV, video games, and so on. There are plenty of kids who wouldn’t even try to read a book, so I think comics can serve a really useful purpose.
TREVOR:
You mean, it’s better to read a comic than not to read at all? Yes, I suppose you’re right. I just think its sad when children don’t read books.
STEPHANIE:
What about books for girls and books for boys? Does the course go into that?
TREVOR:
Yes, there’s a module on it. For years, lots of stories, in English, at least, assumed that boys went out and did adventurous things and girls stayed at home and played with dolls. I was amazed how many books were targeted at just one sex or the other. Of course this reflects society as it is when the books are written.
STEPHANIE:
That’s true. So it sounds as though you think it’s a good course.
TREVOR:
Definitely.
TREVOR:
Have you been reading lots of children’s stories, to help you decide whether to take the course?
STEPHANIE:
Yeah. I’ve gone as far back as the late seventeenth century, though I know there were earlier children’s stories.
TREVOR:
So does that mean you’ve read Perrault’s fairy tales? Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and so on.
STEPHANIE:
Yes. They must be important, because no stories of that type had been written before, there were the first. Then there’s The Swiss Family Robinson.
TREVOR:
I haven’t read that.
STEPHANIE:
The English name makes it sound as though Robinson is the family’s surname, but a more accurate translation would be The Swiss Robinsons, because it’s about a Swiss family who are shipwrecked, like Robinson Crusoe in the novel of a century earlier.
TREVOR:
Well I never knew that!
STEPHANIE:
Have you read Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King?
TREVOR:
Wasn’t that the basis for Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker?
STEPHANIE:
That’s right. It has some quite bizarre elements.
TREVOR:
I hope you’ve read Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. It’s probably my favourite children’s story of all time.
STEPHANIE:
Mine too! And it’s so surprising, because Wilde is best known for his plays, and most of them are very witty, but The Happy Prince is really moving. I struggled with Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings – there long books, and I gave up after one.
TREVOR:
It’s extremely popular, though.
STEPHANIE:
Yeah, but whereas something like The Happy Prince just carried me along with it, The Lord of the Rings took more effort than I was prepared to give it.
TREVOR:
I didn’t find that – I love it.
STEPHANIE:
Another one I’ve read is War Horse.
TREVOR:
Oh yes. It’s about the First Word War, isn’t it? Hardly what you’d expect for a children’s story.
STEPHANIE:
Exactly, but it’s been very successful. Have you read any …

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A
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "One of the most interesting ones, for me, at least, was about the purpose of children’s literature" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Nhiều bạn sau khi nghe "You mean, whether it should just entertain children or should be educational, as well." và Trevor đồng ý "right" thì chọn đáp án B(the fact that literature can be entertaining and educational at the same time) nhưng đây chỉ là thắc mắc của Trevor (entertain hoặc có cả educational) chứ chưa đề cập tới việc có cả 2 tính chất ( ... at the same time) >> loại câu B.

- Sau đó nghe "the writer isn’t necessarily conscious of the message they’re conveying" >> đáp án là câu A(the fact that authors may not realise what values they’re teaching).

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2
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "That module made me realise how important stories are" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "Actually, it inspired me to have a go at it myself, just for my own interest" >> đáp án là C(decide to start writing some children’s stories).

- Nhiều bạn nghe tới "and even young kids like my seven-year-old niece love reading them" thì chọn đáp án là A(analyse some of the stories that his niece reads) nhưng ở đây Trevor không đưa ra một sự phân tích(analyse) nào mà chỉ là những lời nói bình thường.

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3
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "Yes, there’s a module on pictures" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "That’s good. I remember some frightening ones I saw as a child and I can still see them vividly in my mind, years later!" >> loại đáp án B(she can remember beautiful illustrations from her childhood) vì trong audio là "frightening" (gây hoảng sợ) còn đáp án B hình ảnh có tính chất đẹp "beautiful".

- Khi bạn nghe "Pictures can be so powerful, just as powerful as words" >> loại đáp án C(she believes illustrations are more important than words) vì Stephanie cho rằng 2 cái bằng nhau "as powerful as" chứ không có cái nào "more important".

- Bạn sẽ nghe "I’ve always enjoyed drawing, so that’s the field I want to go into when I finish the course" >> chọn đáp án A(she intends to become an illustrator).

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4
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Đề bài câu này nói về sự đồng ý của cả 2 người Trevor và Stephanie.

- Sau khi Stephanie nói "There are plenty of kids who wouldn’t even try to read a book, so I think comics can serve a really useful purpose" thì Trevor cũng đã nói lại "You mean, it’s better to read a comic than not to read at all? Yes, I suppose you’re right" >> chọn câu B(have the potential for being useful).

- Do Trevor đã nói "We also studied comics in that module, but I’m not convinced of their value" Trevor không bị thuyết phục bởi giá trị của Comics" >> loại đáp án A(are inferior to books).

- Nhiều bạn nghe "One of the great things about words is that you use your imagination, but with a comic you don’t have to" nhưng Stephanie không đồng ý >> Loại đáp án C(discourage children from using their imagination).

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5
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "What about books for girls and books for boys?" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "I was amazed how many books were targeted at just one sex or the other" >> chọn đáp án B(how few books were aimed at both girls and boys).

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6
F
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "So does that mean you’ve read Perrault’s fairy tales? Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and so on" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "because no stories of that type had been written before, there were the first" (vì không có một câu truyện nào thuộc thể loại đấy được viết trước đó, nên đó là câu truyện tiên phong) >> chọn đáp án F(started a new genre).

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7
E
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "Then there’s The Swiss Family Robinson" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Một số bạn khi nghe thấy keyword "translation" thì chọn đáp án A(translated into many other languages) nhưng ở đây đề bài đang nói tới việc bản dịch chính xác hơn cho tên của bộ truyện.

- Sau đó bạn nghe "a Swiss family who are shipwrecked, like Robinson Crusoe in the novel of a century earlier" (một gia đình người thụy sĩ bị đắm tàu giống như Robinson Crusoe trong tiểu thuyết của một thế kỷ trước) >> đáp án là câu E (original title refers to another book).

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8
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "Have you read Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King?" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "Wasn’t that the basis for Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker?" (có phải đó là nền tảng cho vở ba lê kẹp The Nutcracker của Tchaikovsky không) và sự xác nhận của Stephanie >> đáp án là câu C (inspired a work in a different area of art).

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B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Nhiều bạn khi nghe "And it’s so surprising, because Wilde is best known for his plays, and most of them are very witty, but The Happy Prince is really moving" thì chọn đáp án là câu D(more popular than the author’s other works). Nhưng câu này đang nói về "Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince" chứ không nói về "The Lord of the Rings".

- Sau đó nghe "I struggled with Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings – there long books, and I gave up after one"(Tôi vật lộn với Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings- những cuốn sách dài đó, và tôi từ bỏ sau khi đọc 1 cuốn) >> chọn câu B(hard to read).

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G
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

- Sau khi nghe "Another one I’ve read is War Horse" là biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào.

- Sau đó nghe "Hardly what you’d expect for a children’s story" (gần như không phải những gì bạn mong đợi với một cuốn sách cho trẻ em) >> chọn đáp án G(unlikely topic).

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