IELTS listening practice | English listening test
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IELTS listening practice | English listening test


Hello everyone! This is Andrew from
Crown Academy of English and
today we are going to do a listening
exercise.
So this will help you improve
your listening skills. So
let’s get started. So
let’s just have a look at the plan
for the lesson. So
first of all, we will start with
some vocabulary. So I
will explain about
three words to you. There are three words
which are
important to know for this lesson…
and then I will
show you the questions. So you will be
able to
read the questions before the listening
exercise starts okay…
and then I will play you
the …. the text. I will…
you will listen to
the news report okay. So it is
a news report that you’re going to hear.
So I will let you
listen to it okay…
and if necessary you can listen to it
a second time. You will have the
opportunity to rewind…
to rewind the news report.. to listen to
it
a second time if necessary. And then
I will give you the answers to the
questions and then I will show you
the transcript or
the text. So you will be able to read
what you listen to
okay. So do not worry. There will NOT be
any subtitles
during the listening exercise
okay because that would be cheating! But
do not worry,
there will be captions…
you will be able to see the text AFTER
the exercise ok? So do not worry.
There is..there are subtitles
AFTER the listening exercise. Ok..
let’s carry on. So
the vocabulary – The first word
is “gig”
Now this is a “gig” here.
So a gig is a concert –
a pop … usually a pop concert
or a rock concert okay.
So gig… you could for example say
“Last night I went to
the Michael Jackson gig.” or
“to the Madonna gig” okay. So
it is used for pop music
or rock music. You would not say
“gig” for classical music. If it was
classical music,
you would just say it was a concert.
“truck” –
ok, so what is a truck?
Well this is a truck.
Okay so it is a vehicle
for transporting heavy goods.
So…
this is a truck here … now
“truck” is
British English and also American
English
ok? But in British English, there is
also another word for “truck”.
So in British English,
this is also called a “lorry” …
ok? So British English this
is a “truck” or
a “lorry” but in American English
it is only a “truck” …
they only really say “truck”
for this.
Okay next word…
“audience” – So what is an audience?
Well
an “audience” is ….
the word that we give to
people who are watching a show
or listening to a show.
So for example, on this picture, the
people in blue… the blue people…
that is the “audience”
Ok? So the show
is the person in red – they are watching
a show
and they are the “audience”
They make up the “audience”
And so, for example,
if they went to the theatre,
the audience would
sit in these seats here….
okay so the audience
is the word given to the people
who are watching a show.
Very important to note that the word
“audience” is only
ever singular… ok.
It is NEVER a plural word.
So you never say “audiences”
okay. So although there are
several people in the audience,
the word itself… the word “audience”
is only singular.
Ok, so that is the
end of the vocabulary. I am now going to
give you
the questions. So these are the questions
that you must
answer during the listening test.
So the first question is: 1) How old
is the singer ? So
you have to give me the age of
a singer. Question two:
What did the singer say to the audience?
Question three: Why was Harel
disappointed? Harel
is a person.
Harel is a person … so…
Question four: Complete
the sentence.
So you will hear
a sentence and I want you to give me
the last five words of the sentence.
So, the beginning of the sentence you … you
will hear
“In an interview with the BBC, Paul said
‘It was very exciting.’ …and then
you will hear five words and I want you
to tell me
what those five words are.
Question 5:
When did the singer surprise his fans
in New York?
And the last question. Question 6:
Who had the idea for these surprises?
Okay so that is the
end of the questions.
So you are now going to hear the
the listening exercise okay? So get
ready….
I’m going to start it…. NOW!

(END)
Okay, so that is the end of
the listening erm..
okay… so if you would like
to listen to that again,
then you can click here on the screen
and it will go back and you can listen
to it again. OR
if you have finished, and you would like
to continue,
you can just wait 10 seconds for the
answers
and I’ll give you the answers in 10
seconds. So,
click here to go back and listen again
or just wait 10 seconds…….
Ok, let’s go on and I will give you the
answers
to the questions. So
here are the questions. Question 1 – How
old
is the singer? Well the singer
he is 71.
71 years old. Question 2 –
“What did the singer say to the
audience?”
Well he said
“Thank you very much. Okay now, back to
work!”
Question 3 –
“Why was Harel disappointed?”
Well he was disappointed
because the singer… because Paul
McCartney…
he only sang four songs. And “Complete
the words below. In an interview with the
BBC,
Paul said ‘It was very exciting.
It felt like a dream.’
“It felt like a dream.” Question 5 –
“When did the singer surprise his fans
in New York?” Last week.
So he was in New York… he
gave a surprise performance last week.
And the last question…
“Who had the idea for these surprises?”
The answer is:
His daughter. His daughter who is called
Stella. Okay, so
that is the end
of the exercises. There are the
answers
and I will now play you
the listening exercise a last time
and I will
display the text on the screen for you
so that you can see
the text on the screen.
So here we go!

Okay,
so that is the end of the listening.
So as you can see
here in the second
paragraph, it tells us that
before the concert, he announced it
on Twitter. So Twitter
is a messaging service
on the Internet. So I’m going to show you
the message that he.. that Paul McCartney
wrote
on Twitter:
So here we are. This is the actual
…. original message. So
this is a true story! This happened
last week. It happened on the
18th of October. You can see the
date here.
He wrote this on the 18th of October…
so just last week. And so you if you go
to his Twitter account,
@PaulMcCartney, you can see this
message there.
So he wrote “I’m getting ready to pop up
in Covent Garden at 1 pm today.
Oh baby!” So “oh baby!” just means he’s very
excited!
And this is an expression…
to “pop up” …
so “to pop up”, it means
to appear … to appear.
So this is very informal English …
okay … so to “pop up”
means to appear.
I am preparing to appear
in Covent Garden.” And.. Covent Garden is a
very famous
square in the centre of London.
Okay? So,
there we go. That is the end of the
lesson.
I hope you enjoyed it. If you would like
to
subscribe to my channel, then you can
click here
on the screen… and
here are 2 other videos which
might interest you. So you can click
on the screen here or here
if you would like to see one of these other
videos.
So this one is comparing
the difference between the word “all”
and “every” and
this one is comparing the words
“borrow” and “lend”
because these words often cause
confusion to people. So
this is a lesson to explain when you
should use
the word “borrow” and when you should use
the word
“lend” Alright?
And I have a new Twitter account
so if you would like to follow me
on Twitter, then here is
my Twitter account.
And I give little
vocabulary lessons everyday.
I give you some advice on learning
English.
So on Twitter, I write probably 1 or 2
messages
every day. Okay so
that is the end of the lesson. I hope you
enjoyed it.
Thank you very much for watching.
This is Andrew from Crown Academy of
English.
Bye bye and I will see you next time 🙂

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