Yazoo Car Rental IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Yazoo Car Rental IELTS Listening Answers With Audio, Transcript, And Explanation

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Question 1 - 6
What is customers’ attitude towards the following services?
Write the correct letter, A, B or C.
List of Findings
A
They are very interested.
B
They might be less interested.
C
They are not interested.
1
a free gift
2
a driver for an extra fee
3
a package service
4
updated car models
5
a discount
6
a new branch company
Question 7 - 10
Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.
7
What is the problem of the public transport?
A
Traffic jams
B
Pedestrian safety
C
Low efficiency
8
According to the speaker, what is true about the transportation?
A
Buses are easy to find.
B
Taxis are punctual.
C
Airplanes are unaffordable.
9
According to the speaker, what is true about the bus?
A
Passengers occasionally spend more than half an hour waiting for it.
B
It is sometimes overcrowded.
C
It is often dirty.
10
What is the existing situation about the price of bus tickets?
A
It is fluctuating severely.
B
It is declining.
C
It needs to be increased.

❓ Transcript

Yazoo Car Rental
00:00
PRESENTER:
Good morning, listeners! And welcome back to Star Radio!
PRESENTER:
Today on the show we have a visitor from Yazoo Car Rental who is going to give us an insight into his company and into the public transport system!
PRESENTER:
Welcome Jonathan!
JONATHAN:
Thank you for having me.
JONATHAN:
Yes, I would like to start by introducing my company Yazoo Car Rental.
JONATHAN:
We are the cheapest and most reliable rental company in the city and have won multiple awards for the quality of our services.
JONATHAN:
This success did not come easily, however, and it proved important that we stay fresh and are always thinking of ways to attract new customers.
JONATHAN:
Our first attempt to do this was to offer a free gift with every car rental, which we were confident the customers would be very interested in.
JONATHAN:
The offer of a free hoover with each rental, however, did not attract any new customers so we quite quickly stopped offering it.
JONATHAN:
In 2002, a new taxi company opened next door to us and we started losing a lot of business to them, so we introduced an offer that we hoped might compete with their service.
JONATHAN:
We offered a new package where you could rent a car with a driver for a small extra fee.
JONATHAN:
By introducing this offer, we found that all of our customers preferred to drive the cars themselves, so again this offer was unsuccessful in attracting more customers.
JONATHAN:
Learning from these mistakes, we decided to offer a package service where the customer no longer had to come to our offices to pick up the rental car.
JONATHAN:
Instead we could drop off and pick up the car anywhere in the city to make the customer’s experience a lot more stress free.
JONATHAN:
This offer was very popular and increased our profits by 30%.
JONATHAN:
In order to attract a younger demographic, we updated the models of cars that we offered for rental.
JONATHAN:
We began offering more trendy cars such as minis and smart cars that we thought might appeal to the younger crowd and we also purchased them in more fun colours like reds and greens.
JONATHAN:
This offer attracted some new customers of a younger age group, however not as many as we hoped.
JONATHAN:
Next I decided to offer our services at a discounted price on our website where it could be seen by thousands of people.
JONATHAN:
I thought that this could be a great way to attract a number of new customers who would never have heard of us before and it worked fantastically well.
JONATHAN:
Following the success of the discount offer, we had so many customers that it became necessary to open a new branch of the company in the centre of the city.
JONATHAN:
The cost of renting offices in the city centre was very high, so we hoped that our profits would justify this expensive decision.
JONATHAN:
We made enough profit to keep our city centre offices open, but we had hoped for a greater increase in customer numbers.
JONATHAN:
Now for the second part of my talk, which is on the topic of public transport.
JONATHAN:
There are many benefits to public transport, for example, the recent introduction of bus lanes has meant that buses are now unaffected by traffic jams and are able to stay on schedule.
JONATHAN:
Unfortunately, as fewer and fewer people are taking the bus nowadays, the service has become quite inefficient.
JONATHAN:
This reduction in passengers may be due to the stories in the newspaper about the dangers posed to pedestrian safety by the buses, however this is largely untrue as buses are responsible for far less pedestrian-related accidents than cars.
JONATHAN:
I use the bus service often, as car petrol is so expensive nowadays that the bus is far more affordable.
JONATHAN:
However, if I am in a rush I prefer to take a taxi as they tend to get you to your destination very quickly so you can remain punctual for your appointments.
JONATHAN:
I also very much enjoy flying to my destinations, as the service is incredibly fast and the airports are always very easy to find.
JONATHAN:
Personally, my favourite mode of transportation is the bus.
JONATHAN:
Due to the lack of people using the service I have found that the buses are never overcrowded so there is always a seat available.
JONATHAN:
They are also never dirty as they get cleaned regularly.
JONATHAN:
However, I have found that sometimes the bus can be over a half hour behind schedule which can be very frustrating.
JONATHAN:
There has been a lot of fluctuation in the price of bus tickets in the last couple of years.
JONATHAN:
In the past, £1.80 for a ticket was enough to sustain the bus companies, however, as the price of fuel increased so did the ticket prices.
JONATHAN:
Now the ticket prices are declining as the bus companies try to encourage more people to use their service again.
JONATHAN:
Well, that’s all from me today. Thank you for listening.

🔥 Answer key (đáp án và giải thích)

1
C
Rút gọn

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "Our first attempt to do this was to offer a free gift"

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào

Tiếp đó nghe "which we were confident the customers would be very interested in."

Tuy nhiên "however, did not attract any new customers so we quite quickly stopped offering it."

=> Không thu hút được khách hàng như họ nghĩ nên họ đã dừng lại => Đáp án là C



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2
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe " you could rent a car with a driver for a small extra fee. "

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào

Tiếp tục nghe "we found that all of our customers preferred to drive the cars themselves, so again this offer was unsuccessful in attracting more customers."

=> Các khách hàng muốn tự lái => Offer này không thành công trong việc thu hút khách hàng => Đáp án đúng là C



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3
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "we decided to offer a package service"

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào

Tiếp tục nghe "This offer was very popular and increased our profits by 30%."

=> Offer này rất được yêu thích và làm tăng lợi nhuận lên 30% => Đáp án đúng là A



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4
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "we updated the models of cars"

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào





Tiếp đó nghe "This offer attracted some new customers of a younger age group, however not as many as we hoped."

=> Thu hút khách hàng trẻ tuổi nhưng không nhiều như kì vọng => Đáp án đúng là B



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5
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "offer our services at a discounted price"

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào





Speaker tiếp tục nói "I thought that this could be a great way to attract a number of new customers who would never have heard of us before and it worked fantastically well"

=> Đây có thể là cách thu hút khách hàng mới và nó rất hiệu quả => Đáp án là A



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6
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Sau khi nghe "necessary to open a new branch of the company "

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào





Tiếp tục nghe "We made enough profit to keep our city centre offices open, but we had hoped for a greater increase in customer numbers."

=> Tạo ra đủ lợi nhuận để duy trì nhưng họ đã hi vọng một lượng customers lớn hơn => Đáp án đúng là B



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7
C
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Đầu tiên speaker nói về lợi ích của public transport "There are many benefits to public transport"





Sau đó mình nghe được từ "Unfortunately" => Ý đối lập





Nghe thấy "as fewer and fewer people are taking the bus nowadays, the service has become quite inefficient."

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8
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Đầu tiên speaker nói mình đi xe bus vì giá xăng cao, không phải vì dễ tìm

=> Loại đáp án A



Sau đó nghe "However, if I am in a rush I prefer to take a taxi as they tend to get you to your destination very quickly so you can remain punctual for your appointments"

=> Khi vội sẽ chọn taxi vì nhanh hơn và kịp giờ => Đáp án là B



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9
A
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Khi nghe tới "my favourite mode of transportation is the bus"

=> Biết đáp án chuẩn bị vào

Tiếp tục nghe "buses are never overcrowded "

=> Bus không bao giờ quá đông => Loại đáp án B



Speaker nói tiếp "They are also never dirty as they get cleaned regularly."

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10
B
Mở rộng

Giải thích chi tiết



Đầu tiên speaker có nói giá vé xe bus "has a lot of fluctuation", nhưng đó là in the last couple of years chứ không phải hiện tại

=> Loại đáp án A



Speaker nói tiếp nó tăng nhưng đó là ở năm 1980s

=> Loại đáp án C



Cuối cùng speaker nói "Now the ticket prices are declining as the bus companies ..."

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