Triple A Employment Agency IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Triple A Employment Agency IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 7
Complete the form.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.
Client Details

Example

Name: Andrew Peterson
Educational Qualification: Degree in
1

Previous Job:
2

Hobbies:
3

Main Skills:
4
Expected Salary ($):
5

Can start?
6

Other languages?
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Question 8 - 10
Choose THREE letters from the list, A-G.
Which THREE qualities do employers most value in their staff?
A
Problem-solving skills
B
Diligence
C
Experience
D
Flexible hours
E
Independent thinking
F
Good personality
G
Qualifications

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Triple A Employment Agency
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Andrew:
Hello. Is this the Triple A Employment agency?
Woman:
Yes.
Andrew:
Hi. I rang before. My name’s Andrew. Example Andrew Peterson. I rang you earlier and gave you my personal details. If you remember, I’m that student looking for work during the summer holidays.
Woman:
Oh, sure. Actually, I have your file right here. But... we still need to add some further information.
Andrew:
Yeah, that’s what they told me, and that’s why I’m ringing. What do you need to know?
Woman:
Well, we have to know your main level of education. It’s a degree, I suppose.
Andrew:
Yes, but I’m still doing it, in engineering. It’s quite interesting. Some of my friends are studying computing though, so I’m interested in that, also.
Woman:
Well, I’ll just write in your main degree subject. Engineering. We usually have a demand in computing though. Have you worked with computers before?
Andrew:
No. I just do some programming for fun at the university, but I almost got a job as a computer designer once. Actually, the only job I’ve ever had was as a car salesman, believe it or not.
Woman:
Well, at least you’ve had experience dealing with customers. What about hobbies though? Sometimes they can help develop useful skills.
Andrew:
Ummm ... in my free time I don’t do much — mostly study. I play chess occasionally at the university chess club. That’s right next to the tennis courts, but I’m not interested in that.
Woman:
Chess helps develop analytical skills, so I’ll put that down. Of course, it’s your main skills that employers want to know about. What would you say they are?
Andrew:
Well, I’m in my third year now, studying electrical machines and generating systems, but I’d say electronics is my best skill— much better than, say, my machine skills, which aren’t so good, actually.
Woman:
Okay ... machine skills are in demand, but so too are electronic ones, so we might be able to find you a part-time job in that field. But what sort of money do you expect to got?
Andrew:
Oh, anything really. I’d want the standard payment, let’s say. What’s normal? 1,000 a month? 1,500?
Woman:
I’ll just put $1,200, okay?
Andrew:
That’s fine by me.
Woman:
When can you start? Say, within two days?
Andrew:
Easily! Actually, less. In fact, just give me a ring, and I’ll be able to start immediately, although I admit it’ll take me a few days to get used to getting up early in the morning.
Woman:
Okay! That’s just about it, unless you’d like to add anything else which may help with your application?
Andrew:
Ah, not really. I ride a motorbike, but that’s unimportant. I’m friendly, but every applicant claims that, right? I can speak another language.
Woman:
Ah, that might be useful, depending on the language. Is it Chinese? A Chinese speaker would go down well.
Andrew:
Spanish, I’m afraid. You see, I grew up with some friends who came from South America.
Woman:
Okay, I’ll write that down, but I don’t think it will help that much, sorry to say.
Andrew:
Well, thanks for your help, and hopefully I’ll get a job soon, but can I just ask one more question? [Sure] What, basically, are employers looking for when they Interview someone?
Woman:
Oh, many things. Being hardworking, diligent, and focused on your job is good, but surprisingly, it often means you can’t see the bigger picture, or provide suggestions which help the company move forward. That requires thinking for yourself, outside the box as they say, and being free of the standard ways of approaching tasks. Employers certainly value that.
Andrew:
I guess experience must help, though?
Woman:
It depends. If it involved a routine job, one which didn’t exercise your mind, it might not mean that much at all. But since companies are basically composed of people, it is important to be able to get along with others. There’s no point in hiring someone whom the other employees don’t like, right? That just causes problems — in fact, I would say that being friendly and approachable ranks far more highly than your academic qualifications.
Andrew:
Okay, and that’s all assessed at the interview, right?
Woman:
Yes, and your qualifications, experience, and approach to the job, such as whether you can do different things, work overtime, or do long hours as needed. But those latter qualities are pretty much standard. What may be more important is based on the fact that things inevitably go wrong. Mistakes are made, and someone’s got to fix them in a way that creates the least disturbance. People with demonstrated abilities to do this are certainly regarded highly.
Andrew:
I see. That’s very interesting

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

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engineering
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết



Đáp ná cần điền là tên một ngành học (degree in ___ )

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "It's a degree, I suppose"

Nghe thấy Andrew nói "I'm still doing it, in engineering"

=> Vẫn đang trong chương trình học engineering => Đáp án: engineering



Sau đó nghe thấy "some of my friends are studying computing though, so I'm interested in that"

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2
car salesman
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe về công việc trước đây của Andrew



Nghe tới Andrew nói "almost got a job as a computer designer"

=> Andrew chỉ mém được nhận làm computer designer => Loại computer designer



Nghe tiếp thấy "the only job I've ever had was as a car salesman"

=> Công việc duy nhất trước đây là car salesman => Đáp án: car salesman



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3
chess/play chess/playing chess
Mở rộng

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Đáp án cần điền là một sở thích

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "what about hobbies?"

Andrew trả lời "I play chess occasionally"

Nghe tiếp thấy "that's right next to the tennis court, but I'm not interested in that"

=> Anh thấy thích chơi cờ chứ không thích chơi tennis => Đáp án: chess/ play chess/ playing chess



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4
electronics
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe về kỹ năng chính của anh ấy

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "It's your main skills that employers want to know about. What would you say they are?"





Nghe thấy "electronics is my best skill"

=> Đáp án: electronics



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5
1,200
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe về mức lương mong muốn của Andrew

=> Đáp án sẽ tới sau "what sort of money do you expect to get?" (expected salary)

Nghe thêm thấy Andrew nói "I'd want the standard payment [...] 1,000 a month? 1500? "

=> Ước chừng khoảng 1,000 hoặc 1,500 => Tuy nhiên chưa phải đáp án

Nghe tiếp thấy bên kia nói "I'll just put $1,200" và Andrew đồng ý

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6
immediately
Mở rộng

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Mình cần nghe về ngày Andrew có thể bắt đầu làm

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "when can you start?"

Người phụ nữ hỏi "within two days?" và Andrew đồng ý

Nhưng sau đó có nói thêm là "I'll be able to start immediately"

=> Có thể bắt đầu làm ngay lập tức => Đáp án: immediately



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7
Spanish/speaks Spanish
Mở rộng

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Đáp án cần điền là một ngôn ngữ

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "I can speak another language"

Người phụ nữ hỏi "Is it Chinese?"

Andrew trả lời "Spanish, I'm afraid"

=> Đáp án: Spanish



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8
A
Mở rộng

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Nghe thấy nhắc đến "qualifications, experience và work overtime or do long hours "

Nhưng nghe tiếp thì thấy nói "those qualities are pretty much standard"

=> Những thứ như kinh nghiệm, bằng cấp, hay khả năng làm giờ linh hoạt chỉ là các tiêu chuẩn bình thường => Loại C, D, G



Nghe tiếp thấy "what may be more important is based on the fact that things inevitably go wrong. Mistakes are made, and someone's got to fix them"

=> Ý là employers muốn người có khả năng xử lý và sửa chữa vấn đề (problem solving) => Đáp án là A



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9
E
Mở rộng

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Nghe tới "what are employers looking for when they interview someone"

=> Nhà tuyển dụng muốn thấy được gì ở ứng viên => Biết đáp án sắp tới

Nghe thấy "hardworking, diligent, and focused"

Nhưng sau đó nói thêm là "it often means you can't see the bigger picture"

=> Tức là diligence không phải là thứ quan trọng nhất => Loại đáp án B

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10
F
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Nghe thấy "I guess experience must help, though?"

Người phụ nữ trả lời "If it involved a routine job, one which didn't exercise your mind, it might not mean that much at all"

=> Nếu là một công việc lặp đi lặp lại không cần suy nghĩ, thì experience không có giá trị lắm => Loại đáp án C



Nghe tiếp thấy "it is important to be able to get along with others"

=> Việc quan trọng là khả năng hòa đồng với người khác => Có tính cách tốt, dễ chịu => Đáp án là F



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