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IELTS Listening Sentence Completion | Example 7
IELTS Listening Sentence Completion | Example 7

IELTS Listening Sentence Completion | Example 7

Transcript:

Good morning, everybody. I’m Richard Smothers from international students consulting and welcome to today’s talk on what you need to know and think about prior to going to study in the UK. Probably the biggest question is that of housing. It can be very expensive, especially in London, and most universities’ halls are certainly not cheap. That’s what you pay for convenience. It is probably the best thing for most of you, I believe it’s the first time any of you have studied in the UK to find a vacancy in a coop house with other students. If you are keen to make maximum progress with your English, I would suggest that you try to find accommodation with at least one native speaker. So many foreign students end up living only with people from their own country and I’ve actually known cases where their English is worse after 3 years than when they arrived. One advantage of living with British students is that they’ll probably have experience of dealing with landlords, looking after the bills and other things that might be done quite differently in your home country. So how do find shared housing? Any housing? Arrive early. It’s best to try and be in the town or city where you’ll be studying for at least a week, before the start of term. If you leave it too late, you’ll be competing with thousands of other students all looking for a place to live and one of your first stops should be the housing office. They have a database of all types of off-campus accommodation and the early bird catches the worm, as they say, you’ll probably meet other students, there, in the same boat, you are. And chat with people. If you meet any that seem to be the type of people you could get along with, then you might well sort out your accommodation quite quickly with them.

Questions:

Complete the sentences using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS. 

1.The host greeted the students and went on to talk about __________ which can be expensive in London. 

2. According to the speaker, the university residences are expensive but ___________. 

3. The host suggests the students must try finding a ______ in _____ with other students. 

4. The speaker recommends the students to find accommodation with at least one _________ to improve their English. 

5. The speaker urges the students to ___________ in order to find shared housing in the town.

Answers:

1.The host greeted the students and went on to talk about housing which can be expensive in London. 

2. According to the speaker, university residences are expensive but convenient

3. The host suggests the students must try finding vacancies in co-op houses with other students.

4. The speaker recommends the students to find accommodation with at least one native speaker to improve their English. 

5. The speaker urges the students to arrive early in order to find shared housing in the town.

Explanation

For the first question, we understand from the conversation that the host greeted the students and continued to talk about housing which is very expensive in London. So, the answer is housing. 

For the second question, we understand that the speaker says that the university residences are expensive but not cheap and what the students pay comes under convenience. So, the answer is convenient. 

For the third question, we understand from the conversation that the speaker suggests the students studying in the UK try to find a vacancy in a co-op house with other students. So, the answer is vacancies and co-op house (a housing cooperative is a type of housing owned by a corporation made up of the co-op owners. 

For the fourth question, we understand that the speaker recommends the students find accommodation with at least one native speaker to make maximum progress with their English. So, the answer is Native speaker. 

For the fifth question, we understand from the conversation that the speaker has urged the students to arrive early to find shared housing accommodation as it will be best to try and be in town for at least a week before the start of the term. So, the answer is to Arrive early. Here, start means commencement. 

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