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IELTS Listening Short Answer Questions | Example 9
IELTS Listening Short Answer Questions | Example 9

IELTS Listening Short Answer Questions | Example 9

Section 1

Listen to Jane and her friend Sally discussing Jane’s preparations to go on a tour abroad

Jane: Who is it?

Sally: It’s me Sally. 

Jane: The door’s open. 

Sally :Hi. 

Jane: Hi. 

Sally: So have you decided where to go for your big holiday? 

Jane: Finally, I narrowed it down to Southeast Asia or India and Pakistan and decided on Southeast Asia. 

Jane: Who is it?

Sally: It’s me Sally. 

Jane: The door’s open. 

Sally :Hi. 

Jane: Hi. 

Sally: So, have you decided where to go for your big holiday? 

Jane: Finally, I narrowed it down to Southeast Asia or India and Pakistan and decided on Southeast Asia.

Sally: Southeast Asia! Wow, sounds romantic! Decide when you’ll leave?

Jane: I have to be back in time for the new term. So, I want to leave by July first.

Sally: That’s a long trip.Three months nearly. Don’t you think it’s too long? 

Jane: No, I want to do research on recycling while I’m there, for my environmental studies course next year. So I’ve got tons of things to do. I don’t know where to start. 

Sally: First things, first. Passport, air ticket and money. How much money are you taking? I hear it’s not cheap like it used to be.

Jane: The passport’s okay for another two years. I’ll go to the travel agent tomorrow and I reckon 3,000 pounds should be plenty. I’m glad I kept doing that horrible waitress job this past three years. A thousand, a month.

Sally: Sounds plenty. Including airfare?

Jane: No, dad’s got a frequent flyer award. So I should be able to get to Singapore and back for nothing. 

Sally:Yeah, but you have to be careful. Normally those free ticket things mean you can only fly when there are empty seats. Don’t want you to get stuck there until all the rich Asian students have flown back here, after seeing their families.

Jane: I’ll manage, but I’ll see what the travel agent has to say. Gosh! July 1st. That’s only a bit over three weeks. 

Sally: Inoculations, all sorts of nasty diseases in those tropical places. Have you checked out the health requirements? 

Jane: Didn’t think of it? How do I start?

Sally:  I think there’s a Ministry of Health web page that tells you what injections and pills you need, before you go to different countries. Yellow fever, malaria, that sort of stuff. How many countries do you plan on visiting?

Jane: As many as I can. Singapore, Malaysia. I’d like to get to Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia, if I can. Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia for sure. 

Sally: That’s pretty ambitious. How do you plan to get around?

Jane: As cheap as I can. Don’t fancy flying much. Maybe I can get a boat from Singapore to Borneo.

Sally: You didn’t mention Borneo?

Jane:  Oh, that’s the big island where Sabah and Sarawak are. Most of it belongs to Indonesia. 

Sally: Oh, I know! And Brunei right, that little place with tons of oil.

Jane: Right? 

Sally: Have you still got your camera? 

Jane: Yeah, and Dave has promised me a digital video camera for my birthday, 

Sally: But your birthday isn’t until late July. 

Jane: An early birthday present. That’s what brothers are for! 

Questions 1-4

Using NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS, answer the following questions.

Write your answers in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

  1. What does Jane have to be back in time for? 
  2. What project will Jane do while on her vacation?
  3. What helped Jane make enough money for her trip?
  4. What award does Jane’s father have?

Answers

  1. New term
  2. Recycling
  3. Waitress job
  4. Frequent flyer 

Explanation

For the first question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:

“I have to be back in time for the new term. So, I want to leave by July first.”

For the second question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:

“No, I want to do research on recycling while I’m there, for my environmental studies course next year. So I’ve got tons of things to do. I don’t know where to start.”

For the third question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:

“The passport’s okay for another two years. I’ll go to the travel agent tomorrow and I reckon 3,000 pounds should be plenty. I’m glad I kept doing that horrible waitress job this past three years. A thousand, a month.”

For the fourth question, it is clear from the talk which goes thus:

“No, dad’s got a frequent flyer award. So I should be able to get to Singapore and back for nothing.”

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