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IELTS Listening Summary Completion | Example 8
IELTS Listening Summary Completion | Example 8

IELTS Listening Summary Completion | Example 8

Section 1 

David: Good morning, Miss Jones. I’m David White, Personnel manager.

Miss Jones: Good morning.

David: Please take a seat.

Miss Jones: Thank you.

David: Good morning, Miss Jones. I’m David White Personnel manager.

Miss Jones: Good morning.

David: Please take a seat.

Miss Jones:Thank you.

David: Well, did you manage to find us easily enough?

Miss Jones: Oh, no problem, but the traffic was terrible. I was terrified. I’d be late.

David: Well you made it on time. So no problem. How did you get here?

Miss Jones: I took the bus but even the bus lane was blocked.

David: I know the problem. Well, let’s start with a few personal details to make sure everything on the printout of your application form is correct. Our computers have been doing funny things lately. Full name Penny and Jones.

Miss Jones: Yes, that’s correct.

David: British citizen. Date of birth, January the 3rd 1980.

Miss Jones: That’s right.

David: And your address 28 Green Lane Oxford.

Miss Jone: Actually, no, that’s my old address. I was living there when I applied. But now I’ve moved to Flat 502 56 Rose gardens, but it’s still in Oxford.

David: Okay. I’ll just change that, good. And is your home phone the same?

Miss Jones: Yes, 798 4865

David: And your email [email protected]

Miss Jones: Yes, that’s it.

David: And you have a first class honours degree in Public Health Management from Keele University.

Miss Jones: Yes.

David: What made you choose this major Miss Jones?

Miss Jones: Well, both my parents are doctors and I got my interest in health and things from them, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be a doctor myself. At the same time, I wanted to be involved in the health field and I thought Public Health Management would be ideal. Also, I’ve always been interested in politics and the environment. So, I figured this would allow me to satisfy various interests.

David: I can’t disagree. As workers in the County Public Health Department are often faced with a health threat from pollution or unsafe working conditions. We try to do something about it and most companies or government departments are very cooperative. But it’s not unusual to find a company that isn’t. They start threatening things like loss of jobs. And of course that’s always a political hot potato. Especially with unemployment, running around 11% in the country. So what do you think about such things, Miss Jones?

Miss Jones: Well, I think the first thing is that some companies think meeting environmental standards is expensive. But so many companies find that they can reduce costs by adopting cleaner technologies, seeing waste as resources that sort of thing and as dangerous or unhealthy working conditions if they don’t get fined. Then sooner or later, there will be a big lawsuit which is always expensive even if they win.

David: Good, I agree. Oh how rude of me. Would you like a cup of tea,coffee or something?

Miss Jones: A coffee would be lovely.

Questions 1-4

Answer the questions below. Use NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS from the audio for each answer.  Write your answers next to 1-4 on your answer sheet. 

Ms. Jones got to the interview 1.____________. Ms Jones has a degree in 2. ____________. Threatening things like job losses are 3.  ____________ Companies can reduce costs by 4.____________

Answers

  1. By bus
  2. Public health management
  3. A political hot potato
  4. Adopting cleaner technologies 

Explanation

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

“I took the bus but even the bus lane was blocked. ”

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

“And you have a first class honours degree in Public Health Management from Keele University.”

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

“They start threatening things like loss of jobs. And of course that’s always a political hot potato.”

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

“ But so many companies find that they can reduce costs by 4. adopting cleaner technologies, seeing waste as resources that sort of thing and as dangerous or unhealthy working conditions if they don’t get fined.”

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