Who To Promote? IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Who To Promote? IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 5
Choose the correct letter, A, B, or C.
1
The position needs someone good at
A
Computers.
B
Dealing with people.
C
Arts.
2
The directors will select someone from the faculty of
A
Arts.
B
Computing.
C
Business.
3
The position will require the person to
A
Work long hours.
B
Train others.
C
Do weekend work.
4
The position will come with a
A
Car.
B
Parking space.
C
Much better salary.
5
The best aspect of the job is it
A
Gives more responsibility.
B
Comes with a private office.
C
Is a step to higher positions
Question 6 - 10
Complete the table. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER for each answer.

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Who To Promote?
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Dir. A:
Okay, we’ve got to decide who to promote to Leading Education Officer.
Dir. B:
Someone from the arts faculty, I suppose.
Dir. A:
Well, it can be from any faculty, since the position requires more general skills: handling personnel, settling disputes, and motivating them to focus on the task. It was the last position which involved computer knowledge, not this one.
Dir. B:
Surely computer knowledge would help. So too would knowledge in the arts.
Dir. A:
Sure, it would help, but the key criterion is being able to direct the staff appropriately.
Dir. B:
So, it doesn’t matter then from which faculty we select our candidates?
Dir. A:
Not really, but I’ve already looked at those from computing, and rejected them all.
Dir. B:
Why?
Dir. A:
They’ll all too new, lacking in sufficient experience, whereas these ones from the business faculty are longtimers, so we’ll take someone from there.
Dir. B:
I suppose you’re right. The arts faculty doesn’ t present much in the way of suitable candidates either.
Dir. A:
But we’ll still have to train the person—teach the ropes, as they say. And he or she will have to expect to do overtime, as needed.
Dir. B:
Of course. It can get so busy that, if we were open on the weekend, they’d have to work then as well.
Dir. A:
Just as well we’re a Monday to Friday university, right?
Dir. B:
Right! But are you sure these people will actually want the job? The salary isn’t such an improvement on their current ones.
Dir. A:
I know, but there are benefits. You get overtime rates, a nice place to put your car, as well as additional petrol money if you drive for company purposes, which they’ll probably be required to do.
Dir. B:
But those benefits are quite limited, especially given all the work and responsibility involved. People often don’t like that. They prefer the creative freedom of less-senior teaching positions.
Dir. A:
Yeah I know, but these candidates should realise that if they do this job well, there’ll be more promotions down the line. You know how everyone likes having their own office, right?
Dir. B:
Sure.
Dir. A:
Well, that would come after a few years, if they’re prepared to work hard and grow with the university.
Dir. B:
Yes, that should attract these people.
Dir. A:
Well, that’s enough talk about the job. What about the actual candidates? How many do we have?
Dir. B:
Ah, I’ve narrowed it down to four—ah, just using their first names, that’s Steven, Abdul, Lek, and Oscar. As you said, there’s quite a bit of experience between them, about 34 years in all.
Dir. A:
What’s the exact breakdown of figures?
Dir. B:
Abdul and Steven both have seven years, Lek has one more, and Oscar is the most experienced, at 12.
Dir. A:
But who’s the most qualified?
Dir. B:
Steven and Abdul have an MBA — sorry! Abdul’s got something called a M.B.P.— some foreign thing which translates as Master of Business Practice.
Dir. A:
I’m not sure what that is, but does he do the job well?
Dir. B:
Very well, apparently — better than Lek and Oscar, who hold a degree and some certificates, respectively. But we have to think about any drawbacks — y’know, possible issues with any of them. I asked their respective deans for feedback, and I found out that Steven, the younger one, drinks a bit.
Dir. A:
So, he has a problem with alcohol?
Dir. B:
No, he never drinks to excess, but at the bar he’s often expressed his intention of moving on, of teaching abroad.
Dir. A:
Ah, he’s not stable.
Dir. B:
Not stable at all, apparently. We’ll never know for how long he’ll hold the job.
Dir. A:
We need stable personnel, and people without family problems, or sick relatives, like the last guy we promoted. What about Abdul then? Will he do?
Dir. B:
He might do, except his English language ability is limited. It’s functional, but a bit broken, and meaning is sometimes lost. That’s not the problem with the next candidate, Lek, who has good language ability, but this job involves handling people, and his dean says Lek’s attitude is bad.
Dir. A:
In what way?
Dir. B:
His manners are okay, and he’s interested in his job, but he believes there should always be adequate leisure in life. He definitely won’t work overtime and complains a lot already about his job, but this last candidate, Oscar, is probably not the right one, either.
Dir. A:
Why not? Not another problem with language?
Dir. B:
His first language isn’t English, but he speaks it well enough. He’s stable, with a good attitude, but his age is the problem.
Dir. A:
Age is not a problem. That would be ageism, and I don’t believe in that.
Dir. B:
But with his age comes that health problems as well, and serious one is that.
Dir. A:
Oh, that might be an issue then.

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

1
B
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem vị trí này cần người giỏi ở mảng nào

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "we've got to decide who to promote to Leading Education Officer"





Nghe thấy "the position requires more general skills: handling personnel, settling disputes, and motivating them to focus on the task"

=> Cần những kĩ năng như quản lý nhân sự dàn xếp tranh chấp => Phải có khả năng giao thiệp với người khác (deal with people) => Đáp án là B



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2
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe xem director sẽ chọn một người từ faculty (chuyên ngành) nào

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "So, it doesn't matter then from which faculty we select our candidate?"

Nghe thấy "I’ve already looked at those from computing, and rejected them all"

=> Đã loại hết ứng viên từ computing => Loại đáp án B



Nghe tiếp thấy "these ones from the business faculty are long timers, so we’ll take someone from there"

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3
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem vị trí này đỏi hỏi người được nhận làm gì



Nghe thấy "he or she will have to expect to do overtime"

=> Cần phải làm tăng ca => Chọn đáp án A



Nghe tiếp thấy "if we were open on the weekend, they’d have to work then as well"

=> Nếu mở vào cuối tuần thì phải làm thêm cuối tuần luôn

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4
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem công việc sẽ đi kèm với cái gì

Nghe thấy the "salary isn't such an improvement on their current ones"

=> Lương không tăng nhiều so với công việc hiện tại của ứng viên => Loại đáp án C



Nghe tiếp thấy "you get [...] a nice place to put your car"

=> Có nơi đậu xe riêng, chứ không phải được tặng xe => Loại đáp án A

=> Chọn đáp án B


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5
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Mình cần nghe xem khía cạnh tuyệt nhất của công việc là gì

Nghe thấy "these candidates should realise that if they do this job well, there’ll be more promotions down the line"

=> Có khả năng được thăng chức trong tương lai lên vị trí cao hơn nếu làm tốt => Chọn đáp án C



Nghe tiếp thấy có nhắc đến having their own office

Tuy nhiên nghe thêm thì thấy "that would come after a few years"

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6
7
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết

Đáp án cần điền là số năm kinh nghiệm của Steven



Nghe tới tên 4 ứng viên Steven, Abdul, Lek and Oscar

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới

Nghe thấy "Abdul and Steven both have seven years"

=> Đáp án: 7



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7
MBP
Mở rộng

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Đáp án cần điền là chứng chỉ của Abdul

Nghe tiếp thấy "Steven and Abdul have an MBA"

Nhưng sau đó nghe sửa lại là "Abdul's got something called an MBP"

=> Đáp án: MBP



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8
not stable
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Đáp án cần điền là possible concerns về Steven

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "...possible issues with any of them" (=possible concerns)





Nghe thấy "Steven, the younger one, drinks a bit

Tuy nhiên "He never drinks to excess"

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9
bad attitude
Mở rộng

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Đáp án cần điền là possible concerns về Lek

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe "That's not the problem with the next candidate, Lek"

Nghe thấy "but this job involves handling people, and his dean says Lek's attitude is bad"

=> Thái độ của Lek không tốt => Đáp án: bad attitude

Chú ý không được ghi "attitude is bad" vì tối đa chỉ được 2 words

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10
health problems
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Mình cần nghe về possible concerns của Oscar

=> Biết đáp án sắp tới khi nghe ..but this last candidate, Oscar, ..."

Nghe thấy "his first language isn't English, but he speaks it well enough"

=> Tiếng Anh vẫn tốt, tức là không có vấn đề về language

Nghe tiếp thấy "his age is the problem"

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