IELTS Listening Short Answer Questions | Example 2
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Section 2 is an introduction to group talk to Australia by a travel company manager.
Good morning everybody and welcome to Morning Sun travel. I’m Rick Smith and I manage our group tours to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands. It’s good to see so many of you here. As you know, I’m going to introduce our latest product, the 21-day grand Australian Tour. First of all, why did we develop this tour? Well, our 2 week Aussie tours have proved really popular over the past few years. So after doing some market research, we found that there’s a demand for a longer tour. In fact, looking around, I see some faces I recognize. You two went on our Australian tour last year right? Great. Good to see you back again. If you think I’m exaggerating about Australia, you can interrupt me. Another thing, it’s a long way from England to Australia and many of our clients think it’s a pity to go all that way for a couple of weeks. So, our first three week tour will head off early November about 3 months from now. Now, if we dim the light a bit, I’ll show you some slides of what we’ll do and see down under. Our first stop will be Sydney. It’s one of my favorite cities and we’ll arrive mid- morning and check into one of my favorite hotels – the 5 season’s hotels, Sydney. American’s most popular travel magazine selected it as the best hotel in Australia. Believe me, it deserves every one of its 5 stars. It has fantastic views of Sydney Harbor, the famous opera house and Sydney Harbor Bridge, and for those of you who are born to shop, it’s just a short walk away from Sydney’s major shopping and business districts. Great restaurants and bars. And for those of us who like to keep fit, there’s a state of the art spa and fitness center with sonar and heated outdoor pool. We’ll have lunch in the hotel and then off we’ll go to explore. No time for a rest to get over jet lag, it’s best to get out and do something energetic. Our first afternoon, we’ll stroll around the harbor and visit the Sydney opera house. Then we’ll have a relaxed evening dining at Luigi’s Place, one of the city’s best Italian Restaurants. Day 2, lots of fresh air. We’ll have a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Just look at these slides. Wonderful views, complete with a walk through temperate rainforest and these pictures are citadel Wildlife Park. The best wildlife park in Sydney. Where you can see Kangaroos, have your photo taken with Koala Bears and see over 2000 different other types of Australian animals including crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, and wombats. Look at these pictures of a wombat, it looks like a bear with short legs. And penguins, dingoes and snakes. Lots of snakes. Some of Australia’s snakes are the most poisonous in the world and you can also learn about aboriginal culture and this is fun, trying throwing a boomerang.
And look at these slides. Australia’s Grand Canyon. The mega long and Gemesin Valleys. Incredible. On the way back, we will get in and stop at the Sydney 2000 Olympic site where you can see Stadium Australia, the superdome, the aquatic center, the Olympic village and lots more. So, day 2, great day. But that’s not all. After that we’ll take a cruise down to Parramatta River under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and into Sydney Harbor. Any questions so far? Okay. Let’s see what we’ll be doing on day 3. Anyone flown in a sea plane? Just a few of you. Well, a visit to Sydney will not be complete without visiting the world’s famous Bondi Beach from 500ft in the air and this is a picture of Bondi Beach. We take off from Rosebay, which is not far from our hotel. This should be a slide of Rosebay. Yes, it is. You can see the sea plane taking off. Then we fly down the coast of Bondi Beach. Look at that surf. Returning back up the coast, we fly over Manly and Long reef before returning to the harbor. Climbing to a height of 1000ft for a Vesta of Sydney Harbor which will take your breath away. Look at this slide and this one. Wow and then back to Rosebay. Then it will be time for lunch in ChinaTown. That’s the great thing about Australia. It’s a country of immigrants. So in the cities, you can get just about any food you like, Greek, Chinese, Mexican, you name it. And perhaps you’d like to try Kangaroo meat. Very low fat. And after a big lunch, we’ll walk it off in Lunar Park. I can begin to tell you how much there is to see and do here. We’ll just run through a few slides. Pictures worth a 1000 words as they say to give you an idea. Hey, I see the coffee is here. It’s a bit early not to worry, let’s all grab a cup now and then we’ll move on to Melbourne, then the great Barrier reef and all the other great places on the itinerary.
Using NO MORE THAN SEVEN WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER, answer the following questions.
Write your answers in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
- To which countries does Mr. Smith manage the group tours?
- What is it that one can clearly see from the “Five season’s hotels”, Sydney?
- How high will the seaplane fly over Bondi Beach?
- After Sydney, what is the destination on the tour itinerary?
|For the first question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:
“I’m Rick Smith and I manage our group tours to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands.”
For the second question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:
“It has fantastic views of Sydney Harbor, the famous opera house and Sydney Harbor Bridge, and for those of you who are born to shop, it’s just a short walk away from Sydney’s major shopping and business districts. ”
For the third question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:
“Well, a visit to Sydney will not be complete without visiting the world’s famous Bondi Beach from 500ft in the air and this is a picture of Bondi Beach.”
For the fourth question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:
“It’s a bit early not to worry, let’s all grab a cup now and then we’ll move on to Melbourne, then the great Barrier reef and all the other great places on the itinerary.”
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