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1. Section 1

First, you have some time to look at questions 1 to 4.

You will see that there is an example that has been done for you. On this occasion, only the conversation relating to this will be played first.

Woman: Hi. I'd like some information about joining the International Arts Society.

Man: That's no problem. What exactly can I help you with?

Woman: First of all, I'd like to know about the membership fee.

Man: Well, there are 2 types of membership.

The answer is A. So A has been circled.

Now the test will begin. You should answer the questions as you listen because you will not hear the recording a second time. Listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 4.

Woman: Hi. I'd like some information about joining the International Arts Society.

Man: That's no problem. What exactly can I help you with?

Woman: First of all, I'd like to know about the membership fee.

Man: Well, there are 2 types of membership.

Woman: Can you tell me what they are?

Man: First, there is a lifetime membership which means that you can have access to all the facilities at the society itself and all exhibitions. Plus you can have discounts to various events and affiliated arts organizations here and abroad, and on top of that you can use the lifetime members room.

Woman: How much is that type of membership?

Man: Well, the life-time membership fee is £1,537.

Woman: Hmmm...OK, It's rather a lot to pay in one go. What about the other membership?

Man: The ordinary membership that's £193 per year.

Woman: That sounds a bit more reasonable. What does that entitle you to?

Man: You can visit the society including the exhibitions, the library and follow the arts programs on week-days during the opening times from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and at the weekend between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. On Saturday if there's a special event like a lecture or restricted showing of an exhibition and it opens until 9:00 PM.

Woman: So, what is the difference between this and the lifetime membership?

Man: In the long run, you save money as you're making a one-off payment and you have exclusive use of the lifetime members room.

Woman: OK. What arts programs do you run?

Man: Well, the Society has a very extensive programme to cater for all tastes. There's a series of exhibition rooms for the permanent collection of paintings watercolours and sculpture. And then there's a new exhibition area which opened at the beginning of the year. And we run a series of courses and lectures, the goal with the exhibitions?

Woman: Can I ask about the lectures? What is scheduled for this year?

Man: The latest list is in this leaflet.

Woman: Oh, yes, that looks very good. Are all the exhibitions etc free if I join?

Man: Yes, everything is free.

Woman: That's fair enough. I think in that case I'll join.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 5 to 10. Now listen and answer questions 5 to 10.

Man: I just need to take your name address and telephone number. First, your name.

Woman: Margenet Rochester.

Man: I take it that R-O-C-H-E-S-T-E-R.

Woman: Yes, that's it.

Man: And your address?

Woman: It's 55 Stone Avenue.

Man: OK, Avenue, and the postcode?

Woman: Hmmmm.... Let's see. It's MA74PQ.

Man: And a daytime telephone number?

Woman: Can I give you my work number?

Man: Yeah! That's fine!

Woman: It's 0207 895 2220 and the Extension is 6633. Can I pay by credit card?

Man: Yes, of course. Do you want to pay for the full year at one time or by monthly installments? You pay four pounds extra a month if you pay by installments?

Woman: OK, I think I'll pay monthly instalments.

Man: Right. If you just complete this form then we can set up the monthly payments. OK, if you just put your pin number in the machine, I can deduct the first month payment. Right, that's gone through. Here's your card. I now just need to take your photograph over here and then I can put it on your membership card.

Woman: Okay.

Man: That's it. I'll just print out your membership card. Right, here you are.

Woman: Thank you. By the way, can I bring any friends to the Society exhibitions and lecture?

Man: With the ordinary membership, we can issue a day pass once a fortnight which allows you to bring a friend in but you have to accompany them.

Woman: Thank you. Can I go in now?

Man: Yes, you just swipe your card here.

That is the end of section 1. You now have half a minute to check your answers.

2. Section 2

Listening practice section 2. You are going to listen to 2 students talking about a presentation on time management.

Look at the question 1 and 2. Now listen to the first part of the conversation and answer question 1 and 2.

Lucy: Hi Mark. What are you doing?


Mark: Hi Lucy. Well, I'm preparing this seminar on time management. I'm supposed to do a presentation on the topic next week, isn't it? I'm probably the worst student when it comes to time management.


Lucy: I don't think you're not bad compared to some other people I know. Do you need some help with it?


Mark: Yeah, I just don't know where to start to be honest.


Lucy: When are you doing the presentation?


Mark: I'm supposed to hand in the draft on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The presentation is scheduled for 10:00 AM this Friday.

As the conversation continues complete questions 3 to 10.

Lucy: That's not too bad, this gives you the whole weekend to prepare. Let's brainstorm some ideas, shall we? Do you want to get a pen and paper to jot down some thoughts? I think you should start with a broad general statement. For example, I read somewhere that organizing time is a skill like learning to drive or tying your shoelaces, then you could move on to discussing the common problems people have with managing time.

Mark: That's not a bad idea, one of the common problems is putting things off.

Lucy: Yeah, you could also mention some common signs of this symptom such as last minute holiday shopping, pulling off visits to the doctors or the dentists. Another problem is relying in too much in your memory and not writing things down.

Mark: Do you mean not keeping a diary or a planner to plan the tasks?

Lucy: That's right. For example, writing down what I need to do in a diary or planner helps me remember what I need to do and makes me more focused on the task for the day.

Mark: Good idea! That reminds me of something I've been meaning to do for a while now anyway. I should also include some advice on how to deal with the problem, shouldn't I?

Lucy: Sure, you can talk about some ways of stopping procrastination.

Mark: I guess making a to-do list can help one focus on what needs to be done.

Lucy: Definitely, another way to deal with the problem is to prioritize and do the hardest job first, the one which requires the most effort and concentration. Also, my two to recommended that I should break big projects into small parts with a specific goal. Having an action plan has worked for me. I usually make a list of small tasks I need to do to achieve a goal. Sometimes I just don't feel like getting down to work because a task seems too overwhelming for me to even think about, this technique helps me reduce psychological pressure if I think of a project as a set of easily achievable tasks. Do you think?

Mark: I know what you mean. I often feel like that myself with a statistics project I've been doing this term. I'm well behind and the deadline is next week.

Lucy: I think setting deadlines and sticking to them can help one to achieve goals. You can discuss this aspect in your presentation to?

Mark: A good point. Setting deadlines can also help one become more realistic about the time it takes to do tasks.

Lucy: Another point that could include is how to deal with interruptions.

Mark: OK, I guess blocking in time to handle unpredictable interruptions can help one stay focused.

Lucy: Not just that, some interruptions such as phone calls can be easily avoided by using answering machines. For example, saying no which is one of the most useful words in English is also very effective. It can be tough sometimes, but you've got to learn to say it nicely but firmly. I think you've got enough ideas here to start.

Mark: Definitely. Thanks a lot for your help. I just need to type the ideas up and I think I'm all set. Do you think you can lend me your laptop for a couple of hours?

Lucy: Hmmm. I'm afraid I can't. I've got to finish my own project.

Mark: Never mind. I'll use one at the library, you certainly know how to say no.

Lucy: Hmmm. Learned it the hard way, got to go now. Good luck with the presentation.

Mark: Cheers! See you later!

Now turn to section 3 on page 92.

3. Section 3

You hear 2 students Sharon and Xiao Li talking to their tutor about a presentation they gave the previous week.

First, you have some time to look at questions 21 to 23 on page 92. Now listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 23.

Tutor: So. Sharon and Xiao Li, in your presentation last week you were talking about the digital divide - the gap between those who can effectively use communication tools such as the Internet, and those who can't. And you compared the situation here in Northern Ireland with South-East China. Right, so I asked you to do some sell evaluation, watching the video of your presentation and thinking about the three main criteria you're assessed by - content, structure and technique. What do you think was the strongest feature of the presentation, when you watched it? Sharon?

Sharon: Well. I was surprised actually, because l felt quite nervous but when I watched the video, it didn't show as much as I expected.

Tutor: So which of the criteria would that come under?

Sharon: Er, confidence?

Tutor: That’s not actually one of the criteria as such, Xiao Li?

Xiao Li: Technique? It's body language and eye contact, isn't it? Well, I didn't think I looked all that confident, but I think, that our technique was generally good like the way we designed and used the PowerPoint slides.

Tutor: Mmm. So you both feel happiest about that side of the presentation? OK, now on the negative side, what would you change if you could do it again?

Xiao Li: Well, at first I'd thought that the introduction was going to be the problem, but actually I think that was OK. We defined our terms and identified key issues. It was more towards the end, the conclusion wasn't too bad but the problem was the questions, we hadn’t really expected there'd be any so we hadn't thought about them that much.

Tutor: OK. Anything else?

Sharon: Well, like Xiao Li says, I thought the conclusion was OK, but when I watched us on the video I thought the section on solutions seemed rather weak.

Tutor: Mmm. Can you think why?

Sharon: Well, we explained what people are doing about the digital divide in China and Northern Ireland, but I suppose we didn't really evaluate any of the projects or ideas, it was just a list. And that was what people were asking us about at the end mostly.

Now you have some time to look at questions 24 to 30. Now listen and answer questions 24 to 30.

Tutor: OK. Now, I also asked you to get some peer evaluation, from the other students.

Sharon: Yes, er, well, people said it was interesting, like the fact that in China the Internet was used more for shopping than in Northern Ireland. They said sometimes it was a bit hard to understand because we were talking quite fast .. but we didn’t think so when we watched the video.

Tutor: No, it’s a bit different though, because you know all this information already. If you're hearing it for the first time, you need more time to process it ... that's why signposting the structure and organisation of the talk is important.

Xiao Li: That seemed OK, no one mentioned that as a problem. Some people said that we could have had more on the slides... like some of the other groups had nearly everything they said written up on the visuals as well, ... the slides were good, they had ... me key points.

Tutor: Yes.

Sharon: And most people said we had quite good eye contact and body language. They all pointed out we'd over­run … they all said we were five minutes over but we timed it afterwards on the video and it was only three minutes.

Xiao Li: We were a bit unsure about the background reading at first, but I think we did as much as we could in the time. Anyway, no one commented on that under content, but one thing that diet come out was that they liked the fact we'd done research on both Northern Ireland and China, most other people had just based their research on one country. We managed to get quite a lot of data from the Internet, although we had to do our own analysis and we did our own surveys as well in both countries. So the class gave us best feedback for content but it was all OK.

Tutor: Right. Well, that's quite similar to the feedback I’m giving you. I was very impressed by the amount of work you'd done and by your research methodology. So actually I'm giving you full marks for content, five. The structure of the presentation was good, but not quite as good as the content, so I gave that four, and the same for technique. So, well done!

Xiao Li/Sharon: Thank you!

Tutor: Now, the next stage is to write up your report. So just a few pointers for you here. First of all, in your presentation think your ending was rather abrupt - you suddenly just stopped talking. It wasn't a big problem but think about your closing sentences in your report - you want to round it off well. One thing I forgot to mention earlier was that I felt a very strong point was that after you'd given your results, you explained them limitations.

Xiao Li: The fact that we didn't have a very reliable sample in terms of age in China?

Tutor: Yes, that section. So don't forget to include that. And you had some excellent charts and diagrams, but maybe you could flesh out the literature review a bit. I can give you some ideas for that later on if you want. OK, is there anything else you want to ask?

Xiao Li/Sharon: No. Thank you. / Thanks.

That is the end of section 3. You now have half a minute to check your answers. Now turn to section 4.

4. Section 4

In this section, you are going to hear a lecture questions 31 to 40 are based on the lecture for you listen. Please look at questions 31 to 40.

Now listen to the lecture announcer questions 31 to 40.

Urban and community forestry can make great differences in our lives. Each one of us can make a personal contribution as we develop and apply technologies for a better way of life. Oftentimes side effects adversely affect our natural environment. For example, in our urban areas summer temperatures and noise levels are higher than in surrounding countryside, air pollution problems are more concentrated, and the landscape is significantly altered, reducing personal health benefits available to us by reducing access to wooded areas and green open spaces.

Please help solve these problems.

Now seventy five percent of us live in cities and towns, and we can act individually to improve our natural environment through planting and care of trees on our own streets. And by supporting community wide forestry programs through technology we are learning more about trees and how they benefit mankind and how we can do a better job of planting and caring for these trees that make up our urban forests.

Trees are major capital assets in Australia cities and towns just as streets, sidewalks, sewers, public buildings, and recreational facilities, as parts of a community's infrastructure so as publicly owned trees. Trees and collectively the urban forest are important assets that required care and maintenance, the same as other public property. Trees are on the job twenty four hours every day working for all of us to improve our environment and quality of life.

Without trees, the city is a sterile landscape of concrete, brick, steel, and asphalt. If your town without trees would it be a place where you would like to live?

Please make communities liveable for people.

Trees add beauty and create an environment beneficial to a mental health. Trees impact deeply on our mood and emotions, providing psychological benefits which are impossible to measure. A healthy forest growing in places where people live and work is an essential element of the health of the people themselves. A well-managed urban forest contributes to a sense of community pride and ownership.

Trees and other plants make their own food from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, water, sunlight, and a small amount of soil elements in the process they release oxygen for us to breathe. Trees remove gaseous pollutants by absorbing them through the pores in their leaf surface, particulates are trapped and filtered by leaves, stems, and twigs, and washed to the ground by rainfall.

Air pollutants injure trees by damaging the foliage and impairing the process of photosynthesis, they also weaken trees making them more susceptible to other health problems such as insects and diseases. The loss of trees in our urban areas not only intensifies the urban heat island, effect from loss of shade, and evaporation, but we also lose a principal absorber of carbon dioxide and trapper of air pollutants well.

That is the end of section 4. Now you have half a minute to check your answers.

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