IELTS Listening Multiple Choice Questions | Example 10
|Saleswoman: Ah, yes. Mr. Garcia. I took your call. Please take a seat. You said on the phone that you’re studying at the University.
Student: That’s right. I’m currently in University digs, but I have decided to move out.
Saleswoman: May I ask why?
Student: Well, the accommodation itself is fine. Very lovely, in fact. But it’s catered
accommodation, and I find having to have my meals at fixed times somewhat restrictive. I tried to get into self-catering accommodation, but there’s very little of that available and, as I will be a second-year student next academic year. I wasn’t given a place.
Saleswoman: I see. We have many students coming to us who are in the same situation. Do you intend to live alone or share with someone?
Student: I have two friends from Spain and from Colombia who would like to share with me. We thought it would be a good idea to rent a small house together. Does that sound sensible to you?
Saleswoman: Sure. In fact, I recommend it. Where are you from? Mr. Garcia?
Student: I’m from Mexico.
Saleswoman: Really? I went there on holiday, last year. Lovely! So you’re looking for a three-bedroom house. How about a flat? Would that be okay?
Student: Yes, that would be fine too. But if the rents are roughly the same, we’d prefer a house with a small garden, just somewhere, where we can sit outside, in the sunshine.
Saleswoman: Of course, we do have houses, but more flats are available at the moment. Is there any particular area you’d like to live in?
Student: Obviously, we’d like to be close to the University as possible. But not too close. My experience is that people living in the proximity of the uni tend to get many people dropping in. We’d like to avoid that.
Saleswoman: I understand. Places further from the uni are also a little cheaper in general. Before we go on, could I take down a few details?
Choose answers from letters A-D and write answers next to questions 1-5.
1.What was Mr.Garcia looking for?
- Private accommodation
- Catered University accommodation
- Self-catering accommodation
- None of the above
- What is the bad aspect of the catered university accommodation, according to Mr. Garcia?
- Poor maintenance in the hostels
- Poor quality of food offered
- Providing food at fixed times
- Ragging between juniors and seniors
- Where did Mr. Garcia and his friends belong?
- Spain, Mexico, Brazil
- Mexico, Columbia, Spain
- Columbia, Spain, Argentina
- Mexico, Spain, Argentina
- What kind of house is Mr. Garcia looking for?
- A three-bedroom house
- A house with a small garden
- A flat with a garden where they can enjoy the sunshine
- A three-bedroom apartment with garden
- Why is Mr. Garcia avoiding a house nearer to the university?
- Because he doesn’t want too many people to drop by his house
- Because he wants to be late to the class
- He won’t be able to use his car
- None of the above
|1. Self-catering accommodation
2. Providing food at inconvenient times
3. Mexico, Columbia, Spain
4. A house with a small garden
5. Because he doesn’t want too many people to drop by the house
|For the first question, we understand from the conversation that Mr. Garcia was looking for self-catering accommodation and that the university provides a catered accommodation. So, the correct answer is C. Self-catering accommodation.
For the second question, we understand that Mr. Gracia didn’t like catered university accommodation as they provided food at a fixed time, which he found restrictive. So, the correct answer is C. Providing food at fixed times.
For the third question, we come to know that Mr. Garcia belongs to Mexico, and his two friends were from Spain and Columbia, with whom he wanted to share a small rental house. So, the answer is B. Mexico, Columbia, Spain.
For the fourth question, we understand from the conversation that Mr. Garcia and his friends are preferring a house with a small garden where they can sit outside in the sunshine. So, the correct answer is B. A house with a small garden.
For the fifth question, we understand from the conversation that Mr. Garcia prefers a house near the University but not too close as people living in the proximity of the university tend to get a lot of people dropping in. iSo, the correct answer is A. Because he doesn’t want too many people to drop by his house.
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