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Spoken Corpus Comes To Life IELTS Reading Answers
Spoken Corpus Comes To Life IELTS Reading Answers

Spoken Corpus Comes To Life IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Spoken Corpus Comes To Life’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 12. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

Spoken Corpus Comes To Life

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Answers 

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 vi compiling of dictionaries has been historically the provenance of studious professorial types, usually bespectacled, the image was always rather dry and dusty. Paragraph A;

Lines 1 – 4 

2 ii For the first time, dictionary publishers are incorporating real, spoken English into their data, It gives lexicographers access to a more vibrant, up-to-date vernacular language which has never really been studied before. Paragraph B;

Liness 1 – 3 

3 x database does allow lexicographers to search for a word and find out how frequently it is used Paragraph D;

Lines 6 – 7 

4 viii one of the most frequent English phrases which has never been in a language learner’s dictionary before: it is now. Paragraph E;

Lines 5 – 6 

5 iv It also reveals the power of the pauses and noises we use to play for time, convey emotion, doubt and irony. Paragraph F;

Lines 2 – 3 

6 ix The Spoken Corpus is part of the larger British National Corpus, an initiative carried out by several groups, publishers, universities and the British Library. Paragraph G;

Lines 4 – 7 

7 existing This has been the basis – along with an existing written corpus Paragraph C;

Line 1 

8 (related) phrases  shows advanced foreign learners of English how the language is really used, In the dictionary, key words such as “eat” are followed by related phrases Paragraph C;

Lines 3 – 4 

9 meaning/forms If you look at the word “like”, you may intuitively think that the first and most frequent meaning is the verb, as in “I like swimming”. Paragraph D;

Lines 2 – 4 

10 spoken/oral Researchers have found that written English works in a very different way to spoken English Paragraph E;

Line 1 

11 Noise and pauses  It also reveals the power of the pauses and noises we use to play for time, convey emotion, doubt and irony. Paragraph F;

Lines 2 – 3 

12 B For the first time, dictionary publishers are incorporating real, spoken English into their data. Paragraph B;

Line 1 

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