KATE AND LUKI IELTS #listening #idp #patiala #punjab #canada #studyvisa #usa #uk #aus #nz #guide #79

KATE AND LUKI IELTS #listening #idp #patiala #punjab #canada #studyvisa #usa #uk #aus #nz #guide #79

[Music] to set one side two practice test two you will hear a number of different recordings and you will have to answer questions on what you hear there will be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work all the recordings will be played once only the test is in four sections write all your answers in the listening question booklet at the end of the test you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet now turn to section 1 of your question booklet section one in this section you will hear two overseas students kate and lucky being interviewed by a university counsellor first look at questions one to five you will see that there is an example which has been done for you on this occasion only the conversation relating to the example will be played first hi there kate come on in how are you today fine thanks hi luki how’s things okay well as i explained on the phone i’m a counselor here at the student services section of the university and i’m interviewing overseas students to help me draw up a guide for new students so i’d be grateful if you could tell me a little about your time since you’ve been here in cambridge right now okay let’s start with you okay um this is your second semester isn’t it could you tell us something about your first impressions of the town when you arrived yeah well first of all i was struck by how quiet it is here in the evening kate’s first impression of the town is that it is quiet in the evening so quiet is the answer now we shall begin you should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time now listen to the first interview with kate and complete the notes by filling in the numbered spaces 1 to 5. hi there kate come on in how are you today fine thanks hi luki how’s things okay well as i explained on the phone i’m a counselor here at the student services section of the university and i’m interviewing overseas students to help me draw up a guide for new students so i’ll be grateful if you could tell me a little about your time since you’ve been here in cambridge right yeah now okay let’s start with you okay um this is your second semester isn’t it could you tell us something about your first impressions of the town when you arrived yeah well first of all i was struck by how quiet it is here in the evening yeah i suppose cambridge is a quiet place um where did you live when you first arrived well i i went straight into student accommodation it was a kind of student hostel all right so uh you didn’t have to worry about doing your own cooking or anything like that no but sometimes i wished i had the food at the hostel was awful oh dear but how were the other students to be honest i haven’t managed to make many friends even though the place is full people seem to keep to themselves they’re not really very friendly oh i’m sorry to hear that um well what about the actual course you’re studying um i’m i’m doing a master’s by coursework in environmental studies all right and how are you finding that yeah well it’s been pretty good really i’ve enjoyed the course but i feel there hasn’t been enough contact with the lecturers they all seem to be incredibly busy the only chance i’ve really had to talk to them was on the field trip well that’s no good um could anything be done to improve the course in your opinion well i think it would be helpful to have meetings with lecturers on the course say once a fortnight something like that regular meetings yes that could certainly help now kate we’ll come back to you in a minute but i’d just like to ask lucy some questions before they continue the interview look at questions six to ten as you listen to the rest of the interview complete the notes lucky where are you from i am from indonesia and how did you find cambridge when you first arrived well i like it here i think the city is very beautiful what about your accommodation was that okay yes okay at first i stayed with a family for three months they were very kind to me but they had three young children and i found it difficult to study right i see so after three months i moved out and now i live with two other students in a student house it’s much cheaper and we like it there good and um what about your studies what are you studying and doing a bachelor of computing computing i see um apart from the language difficulties if you can separate them how have you found the course okay but yes go on well the main difficulty for me is getting time on the computers in the computer room it’s always busy and and this makes it very hard to do my practical work yes i’m sure it would can you reserve time in the computer room no you can’t but it would certainly help if we could reserve computer time yes i’ll look into that and see if something can’t be done to improve things over there now let’s go back to case that is the end of section one you now have half a minute to check your answers now turn to section two section 2 you are going to hear a radio talk about buying a bicycle first you have some time to look at questions 11 to 20. now listen to the first part of the talk and complete the notes by filling in the numbered spaces 11 to 20. well last week we talked about buying camping equipment and today i’d like to talk to you about buying a bicycle a simple enough exercise you might imagine but there are lots of things to look out for to make sure you get the best deal for your money well the range of bicycles is enormous there are racing bikes touring bikes mountain bikes or just plain ordinary bikes for riding around town they vary enormously in two basic ways price and quality this means that the choice you make will probably be determined by the amount of money you want to pay your own personal needs what is actually available or a compromise of all three things however in broad terms you can spend anything from fifty dollars to two thousand dollars on a bike so you’ll need to know what you’re looking for single speed cycles that is bikes with no gears are really only suited to short casual rides their attraction is their simplicity and reliability after years of neglect they still manage to function though not always too efficiently if it’s basic transport you’re after then you can’t go wrong three speed cycles on the other hand are all that is really necessary for most town riding going to the shops and things like that like the single speed bike they’re simple and reliable if you’re going to be going up and down lots of hills then you’ll probably want something more efficient 5 and 10 speed bicycles are best suited to riding over long distances or hilly terrain and to serious touring so if it’s serious touring you’re interested in get a 5 or 10 speed bike however it’s worth remembering that the difference in price between a 5 and 10 speed cycle is usually very little and so it’s well worth paying that little bit extra to get the 10 speed one so i would tend to recommend that 10 speed bike as the price is similar however you’ll be getting better quality components now the next thing we need to look at is size buying a cycle is like buying clothes first of all you find the right size and then you try it on to see if it fits contrary to what you might imagine the size of the cycle is not determined by the size of the wheels except in children cycles but by the size of the frame so you’ll need to measure the length of your legs and arms to get a frame that is the right size for you well that’s all from helpful hints for today that is the end of section two you now have half a minute to check your answers now turn to section three section three in this section you will hear a conversation between two students fiona and martin talking about a tutorial topic first look at questions 21-24 now listen and answer questions 21 to 24. hi there martin how are you going with your australian studies tutorial paper oh good i finished it actually lucky you what did you do it on i’m still trying to find an interesting topic well after some consideration i decided to look at the history of banana growing in australia banana growing yeah banana growing fascinating i’m sure well it’s not as boring as you’d think and i wanted to tie it into the work i’ve been doing on primary industries and the economy anyway i bet there are a few things you didn’t know about bananas such as such as the fact that bananas were among the first plants ever to be domesticated oh really yeah an extremely nourishing food i suppose you’re going to tell me the whole history of banana growing now aren’t you well it’d be a good practice run for my tutorial next week i’ll do the same for you sometime okay fire away so where were these bananas first domesticated according to my research the cavendish banana which is a type of banana and the first type to be cultivated here actually originated in china but they had a fairly roundabout route before they got to australia you mean they didn’t go straight from china to australia no they didn’t it seems that in 1826 bananas were taken from south china to england i suppose they’d have made a welcome addition to the english diet yes i’m sure well apparently there was an english duke who was particularly fond of bananas and he used to cultivate them in his hot house which is where you have to grow them in england of course because of the cool climate and they became quite popular in the uk so he was the one responsible for cultivating the cavendish banana which was then introduced into australia i see and we’ve been growing them ever since now look at questions 25-32 as the conversation continues complete martin’s notes are they hard to grow well yes and no to grow them in your garden no not really but to grow them commercially you need to know what you’re doing you see you only get one bunch of bananas per tree and it can take up to three years for a tree to bear fruit if you don’t do anything special to it but this period is greatly reduced with modern drying methods particularly in plantations where you have perfect tropical conditions right so what are you looking at one year two years no no around 15 months in good conditions for a tree to produce a bunch of bananas and once you’ve got your bunch you cut the bunch and the plant down so how do the trees reproduce then well bananas are normally grown from suckers which spring up around the parent plant usually just above the plant they tend to like to go uphill or at least that’s the common wisdom so that’s why banana plantations are usually on hillsides is it yeah they grow best like that that’s interesting if you plant them in rich soil and give them plenty of water at the beginning of summer then they should be well advanced by the beginning of winter when growth virtually stops but in a country like england they’re hard to grow although you can grow them in a hot house but in australia it’s not difficult no well even here the guys put plastic bags around the bunches to protect them and keep them warm if you go up to the banana growing districts you’ll see all these banana trees with plastic bags on them but how do they stop the bananas going bad before they reach the shop well the banana bunches are picked well before the fruit’s ripe once you cut the bunch the bananas stop growing but they do continue to ripen the interesting thing is that once one banana ripens it gives off a gas which then helps all the others to ripen so they pretty much all ripen within a few hours of each other amazing so do we export lots of bananas overseas to europe and asia for instance well oddly enough no i believe new zealand takes a small proportion of the crop but otherwise well they’re mostly grown from the domestic market which is surprising when you think about it because we’ve grown an enormous number of bananas each year yes well thank you for all that information i’m sure the tutorial paper will go really well you certainly seem to have done your research on the subject let’s hope so that is the end of section three you now have half a minute to check your answers now turn to section four section four you are going to hear part of a public lecture for new students first look at questions 33-35 now listen and answer questions 33-35 good morning good morning everyone and uh welcome to our regular lecture on health issues um this series of lectures is organized by the students union and is part of the union’s attempt to help you the students of this university to stay healthy while coping with study and social life at the same time so um it’s a great pleasure for me to welcome back ms diane greenbaum who is a professional dietitian and um who has been kind enough to give up her time in what i know is a very hectic schedule to come along and talk to us today thank you thank you very much john may i say it’s a pleasure to be back now stresses at university being away from home and uh having to look after yourselves learning your way around the campus all contribute to making it quite hard sometimes to ensure that your diet is adequate so today i’m going to talk about ways of making sure that you eat well while at the same time staying within your budget now look at questions 36-41 as you listen to the second part of the lecture complete the notes and diagram in the spaces provided if you have a well-balanced diet then you should be getting all the vitamins that you need for normal daily living however sometimes we think we’re eating the right foods but the vitamins are escaping perhaps as a result of cooking and anyway we’re not getting the full benefit of them now if you lack vitamins in any way the solution isn’t to rush off and take vitamin pills though they can sometimes help no it’s far better to look at your diet and how you prepare your food so what are vitamins well the dictionary tells us they are food factors essential in small quantities to maintain life now there are fat soluble vitamins which can be stored for quite some time by the body and there are water soluble vitamins which are removed more rapidly from the body and so a regular daily intake of these ones is needed okay so um how can you ensure that your diet contains enough of the vitamins you need well first of all you may have to establish some new eating habits no more chips at the uni canteen i’m afraid now firstly you must eat a variety of foods then you need to ensure that you eat at least four servings of fruit and vegetables daily now you’ll need to shop two or three times a week to make sure that they’re fresh and store your vegetables in the fridge or in a cool dark place now let’s just refresh our memories by looking at the healthy diet pyramid okay can you all see that good well now as you see we’ve got three levels to our pyramid at the top in the smallest area are the things which we should really be trying to avoid as much as possible things like yes sugar salt butter all that sort of thing uh next on the middle of our pyramid we find the things that we can eat in moderation not too much though and that’s where we find uh milk lean meat fish nuts eggs and then at the bottom of the pyramid are the things that you can eat lots of because they’re the things that are really good for you here we have bread vegetables and fruit so don’t lose sight of your healthy diet pyramid when you do your shopping that is the end of section four you now have half a minute to check your answers you
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