IELTS Listening Multiple Choice Questions | Example 2
|Katarina: So, Jatinder and Ali, how did you deal with culture shock when you first came here to study?
Jatinder: Well, Katarina, when I first arrived in the UK, I was just so excited to be living in a foreign country away from my parents, but I just didn’t really notice anything at first. How about you, Ali?
Ali: yes. I’m here. That’s quite typical, isn’t it? Everything seems new and fascinating but after this initial enthusiasm wears off, all the new experiences may begin to overwhelm you. Things that you found exciting at first, may now seem strange and a little frightening. Even minor differences such as being unable to buy your usual brands of various products can add to that sense of strangeness?
Jatinder: Yes. That’s right. Then you may start to experience sudden new changes and strong reactions. Feeling lost, disoriented, and even irritated and resentful. Most of all, you may wish, you were back among the familiar people and places at home. All International students can experience culture shock in some form, even those coming from countries with very similar lifestyles to those in the UK. It is important to understand that this reaction is entirely normal and that it will pass.
Katarina: Okay. So what suggestions do you have for me?
Ali: Well, I made sure that I arrived early. I got here about ten days. Yeah, ten days, before most of the other students, so that I could settle in before things got busy. Many universities run special induction programs for international students in the week before term begins. A typical induction program provides a tour of the college or university, an overview of its facilities and how to use them, helps with registering for your academic program and social events where you can meet other students and staff. This can help you to start to get used to your new environment.
Katarina: Yeah, I heard about those, but too late, unfortunately! Jatinder, did you go on an induction course like Ali?
Jatinder: No. I wish I had, for my parents wouldn’t let me go a day sooner than absolutely necessary. It was very annoying.
Choose answers from letters A-D and write answers next to questions 1-5.
1.According to Ali, how did he deal with the cultural shock?
- It was perfect until the initial enthusiasm went off
- New experiences seemed to be overwhelming
- Didn’t feel anything new
- Both A & B
- Do international students experience culture shock?
- Yes, they do in some form.
- No culture shock for people who are already accustomed to the lifestyle in the UK.
- No, they seem to adapt themselves to the changing environment
- None of the above
- What are the signs of cultural shock?
- Feeling Strange and frightened
- Feeling disoriented & resentful
- All of the above
- What is the purpose of conducting an induction program?
- To give students a tour of the university
- To give an overview of the facilities offered at the institute
- To help students meet staff and other students.
- All of the above
- Why was Jatinder annoyed?
- Because of the cultural shock
- Because he didn’t get enough time to explore the new culture
- Because his parents didn’t allow him to attend the induction program
- None of the above
|1. Both A & B
2. Yes, they do in some form
3. All of the above
4. All of the above
5. Because his parents didn’t allow him to attend the induction program
|For the first question, we understand from the conversation that Ali felt as if everything was perfect and fascinating till the initial enthusiasm wore off. New experiences seemed to be overwhelming him. So, the answer is C. Both A & B.
For the second question, we understand from the passage that all international students do experience cultural shock in some form, even if their lifestyle is similar to that particular country. So, the answer is A. Yes, they do in some form.
For the third question, we understand from the conversation that cultural shock results when an individual moves to another cultural environment that is different from one’s own culture. Thus, the individual feels disoriented, irritated, strange, frightened, resentful, and anxious. So, the answer is D. All of the above. Here, Irritability refers to the quality or state of being irritated.
For the fourth question, we come to know from the conversation that an induction program provides the students, a tour of the college/university, an overview of the facilities offered, and this also helps the students meet the staff and other students. So, the answer is D. All of the above
For the fifth question, we understand from the conversation that Jatinder was annoyed with his parents as they didn’t let him to the university a day earlier when the induction program was conducted. So, the answer is C. Because his parents didn’t allow him to attend the induction program.
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