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					IELTS listening
prediction
For 25th July 2009
                 Song Bufeng
Versions in order of importance
1.    08101-08147
2.    07101-07148
3.    30032-30090
4.    21-41
5.    09117- 09142
6.    30014-30020
7.    06101-06148
8.    40101-40112
9.    50101-50233
10.   66-71
Listening basics: call
   Numbers:
    Home / work phone number, emergency number, contact number,
    hot line, information line, enquiry line, mobile phone number, cell
    phone number, toll free number, code number, extension number
   Call: phone, call, ring, give sb a call, a ring, a telephone call, dial
    the number, press key, push key
   Telephone answering machine, operator, hold on, hang on
   Call services: call diversion, call roaming, local number, distance
    number, international call
   Cost: telephone rental, pay per minute, pay per hour, pay per month
   Examples: 077691584             , 99281444
Listening basics: personal details
   Names: surname, family name, middle name, first name, given name,
    maiden name
   Contact: phone number, cell phone number, mobile number
   Documents: C.V. reference, police record, ID documents
   Address, email address (pk2@cat.com, helpline@blackcat.com)
   Post office box (PO box) postcode RH12P
   Age (above, over, under, below, upward, plus, downwards, minus)
   Nationality: China or Chinese? Spain or Spanish? Sweden or Swedish?
    Brazil or Brazilian? Britain or British? Holland or Dutch? Egypt or
    Egyptian?
   Level of English: elementary, intermediate, advanced
   Education: high school/secondary school, primary school, elementary
    school, undergraduate, postgraduate
                  Mr. Hewitt , Murray Atkins, 21A Eagle
    Examples: Curtis,
    Road , 62 Queens Avenue, Acacia Avenue, Sandy's
    College, 6 Beach Road,
Listening basics: time
   Dates: January, February, March, April, May,
    June, July, August, September, October,
    November, December;
    February 21st, 2009, 28th September 1978
   Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
   Time: am (in the morning), pm (in the afternoon),
    o’clock, 8.30 am, 9.30pm,9 o’clock
   Century: in the early/mid/late 19th century
Listening basics: mathematics
Listening basics: money

 Fraction: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 3/4,
 Percentage 50%
 Decimals: 0.8, 0.1
 Currency: pound, dollar, euro
 Currency signs: $ 3.50, £9.50 ¢40
 Local currency, foreign currency,
  exchange foreign currency
Listening basics: geometry
   Dimensions: length, width, depth, height (long,
    wide, deep, high)
   Length units (measurements): millimeter,
    centimeter, meter, kilometer, mile
   Geometrical figures: triangle, rectangle
    (oblong), square, diamond, circle, line, dotted
    line, broken line, inverted, cone, cylinder,
    conical, cylindrical
   Examples: width 140cm size 80cm×60cm
Listening basics: transportation
   Public transportation: bus, train, express train, non-
    stop train, underground railway, metro, subway, tube,
   Private transportation: car, bike, motorcycle, bicycle
   Travelling transportation: cab, taxi, shuttle, coach,
    minibus, full-sized, medium-sized coach, boat, ferry,
    steam boat, yacht, ship
   Air transportation: plane, airplane, aeroplane, by air,
    flight, aviation
   Tickets: one-way, single, round, return
   Costs: first class, expensive, economy, cheap
   Others: carpool, commuting
Listening basics: entertainment
   Music: jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, folk music,
    dance music, disco, tango, string music, organ, music,
    orchestra, light music, background music
   Musical instruments: piano, flute, drum, guitar, violin
   Cinema: documentary, comedy, tragedy, mime,
    romance, thrill, action, cartoon, sci-fi, historical, six-
    screen cinema
   Theatre: opera, production, seats, circle/balcony, box,
    drama house, curtain, performer, performance, box
    office, auditorium, backstage, make-up
Listening basics: research
methodology/methods
   Questionnaires: response rate (too low), representative,
    respondents, list of questions, expected results
   Interviews: interviewees, face-to-face talk, age group (children,
    adult, senior citizens), tape recorder, cassette recorder, laptop,
    notebook
   Fieldwork: field visit, field trip, field research, dos and don’ts, real
    life situation, write up report
   Laboratory: experiment, set-up situation, not real, subject, sample,
    equipment
   Observation
   Case study: investigation, survey (telephone survey, postal survey)
   Experience: witness
   Statistics
listening basics: building
   building types: block, main building, wings, annexes, extension
    building, highrise, complex, construction
   structure: entrance hall, foyer, lobby, first floor, second floor, level
    one, level two, corridor
     front door, side door, rear door, fire door, fire exit
     lift, elevator, escalator, stairs
     reception, enquiry, lounge, waiting room, restroom, toilet
     walls, roof, ceiling, floor, basement, exterior walls, interior doors
   building materials: wood, timber, clay, earth, bricks, tiles, steel,
    glass, concrete, stone, black velvet, plastic, plaster board
   architecture: ventilation, aeration (air-conditioning, fans, windows),
    reinforced
   security: alarm system, double lock windows, video surveillance,
    security personnel, security officer, check ID, fire alarm, fire drill
listening basics: geography
   terrain: plain, plateau, desert, mountain, hilly terrain,
    wetland, marshes, grass, pasture, ice shelf
   water resource: fresh water, underground water,
    subterranean water, reservoir, dam water, pond water,
    river, lake, sea water (NB: evaporation)
   disasters: floods, drought, typhoon, hurricane, tornado,
    snow storm, thunderstorm, dust storm
   mines: iron ore, coal, petroleum, gas, gold, barren mine,
    minerals, deposit
   Continents and oceans: Antarctica ? Atlantic?
listening basics: botany
   plant: leaf (leaves), branch, stem, root, flower, bud, petals, seeds
   variety: pine tree, fruit tree, passion fruit, strawberry, mulberry,
    lemon tree, coco tree, coffee beans, banana, cereals, wheat, barley,
    corn, maize, oat, spice, pepper, chili, ginger, eggplants
   planting methods: greenhouse, transplant, orchard, organic
    farming, additive-free
   Vegetation: trees, grass, lawn, bush
   Farming: altitude, height above sea level, weather, climate, land,
    soil, water, shade, sunshine
   Special applications:
    pepper (perfume, toothache, mood, money, display wealth by
    Romans)
    pine tree (torch, rope, flexibility, water pipes, chewing gum,
    medicines, bathroom oil)
   Botanist, herbalist
listening basics: zoology
   Australian animals: kangaroo, koala
   Mammals: polar bear, squirrel, lion, sheep, elephant,
    cattle, goat, wolf, fox, puma, tiger, camels
    Cub, puppy, calf, lamb, breeding animals
   Birds: ostrich, kiwi, falcon, emu, flamingo, swan, goose
    Chicks, breeding birds
   Insects: bee, wasp, butterfly, dragonfly, firefly, ladybird
     Eggs, worms, butterfly (life cycle)
   Marine animals: whale, dolphin, shark, crocodile,
    finfish, shellfish, tortoise, tiger shark (tail, fins, scales,
    amphibian, gill, lung)
Listening basics: Age groups

 Senior citizens, elderly people
 Adult, mature person, grownup
 Children, teenager, youth, young people


 Employed, unemployed, retired, women
 Male or female
Listening basics: academic
   Lecture: lecture hall, room, theater, lecturer,
    taking notes, attendance
   Tutorial: tutor, presentation, outline, reading list,
    objectives, whiteboard, OHP, PowerPoint, report
    writing, deadline
   Seminar: professor, presentation, skills,
    questions, workshops, discussion workshop,
    group discussion, computer lab/room/center
Listening basics: education
   Primary school, elementary school (pupils)
   Secondary school, high school (school
    students)
   College, university, institute
    Undergraduate, bachelor’s degree, bachelor
    Postgraduate, master’s degree, master
    Certificates: degree, diploma, certificate
Listening basics: student problems

 Academic problems: essay deadlines,
  lecture attendance, how to use library,
  how to write dissertation
 Financial problems: scholarship, grant,
  fees, tuition, loan, debt, overdraft, budget
 Domestic problems: childcare, nursery
 Accommodation and catering
Listening situation: social events (section 2)
   Events: Convention, exhibition, conference, festival,
    exposition
   Examples: Australian retailers’ convention, art exhibition,
    business conference, summer music festival, drama
    festival, travel exposition, world expo
   Publicity: website, leaflets, flyers, notice board, posters,
    advertisements
   Agenda: timetable
   Focus/theme: music, art, ballet, clothes, drama, food,
    business
   Celebration: parade, dance, chorus, music band
   Catering: café, restaurant, pub, cafeteria, canteen,
    refectory, dining room, refreshments, snacks, takeout,
    takeaway, set lunch, barbecue
   Security: security entrance, security office, security
    personnel/staff, fire exit, lockers, Check ID, video
    surveillance
Listening situation: repair (section 1)
   What to repair: fridge, refrigerator, washing machine,
    CD player, electric light, clock, bungalow, cooker, rice
    cooker, printer (shelf)
   Model type/number
   Main problem: leaking, door broken, flashing, hands
    broken, noisy, fan broken, steam escaping
   When to repair: immediately, straight away, right now,
    urgent
    Next week, weekdays, weekends, in a couple of weeks
    Mornings, afternoons (am pm)
   Quality warranty: expiry date, quality guaranteed for
    two years
   Compensation: refund, replacement
   Payment: cash, cheque, credit card, bank transfer
Listening situation: diet and health (section 4)
   Food intake/elements: protein, vitamins, fat,
    carbohydrates, fat acid, calcium, cholesterol,
    minerals, calorie, kilocalorie
   diet: cereals, sugar, salt, lean meat, eggs, fish,
    milk, vegetables, fruit, red meat, white meat
   staple: wheat, corn, barley, oat, maize, rice
   health: low nutrition, malnutrition, overweight,
    obese, underweight, intelligence, eyesight,
    brain, learning difficulty, digestion, congestion,
    heart disease, tuberculosis
listening situation: medicine (section 1 )
 doctors: physician, surgeon, dentist, veterinarian,
  pediatrician, therapist, general practitioner
 treatments: cure, remedy, therapy, acupuncture,
   diseases: headache, toothache, backache (back
  pain), stomachache, heart disease, pneumonia,
  tuberculosis, diabetes, insomnia, asthma, employment
  medical, sprain, sports injury, sprained knee
 medicine: antibiotics, penicillin, aspirin, sleeping pills
  (tablets), painkillers, dose, underdose, overdose, ice
  pack, walking sticks
 surgery: operation
   hospital: clinics, ward, maternity, emergency, surgery,
    practice
listening situation: library (section 1\4)
   registration: information desk, information sector, librarian desk
    registration fee, membership fee
    ID documents: passport, visa, student card, library card, driver’s license,
    credit card, bank statement, phone bill, Identity card, C.V. letter
   Library card, borrower’s card, reader’s card, electronic card, PIN,
    password
   Books: fiction, reference books, technical books, leisure books, notion,
    academic
   Periodicals: magazines, journals
                  Current issues, back issues
   Technical Resources: photocopying machine, photocopier, color, white
    and black photocopier, printer, laser printer, card, coin, internet access,
    computers, laptops
   Electronic, digital: CD, DVD, VCD, videos, tapes, cassettes, CD-ROM
   Recall system: catalogue, call slip, librarian
   Circulation: borrow, loan, return, renew, overdue, fine, reserve
   Loan time: weeks, months
   Training classes: research methods, IT, computer software, dissertation
    writing
Listening situation: job hunting (section 1/2)
   Type of work: vacation jobs, office work, bar attendant, waiter,
    waitress, zoo attendant, childcare, library assistant, restaurant
    work, shop assistant, sales assistant, domestic work, reporter,
    carpenter, freelance, part-time job, full-time job, temporary job
   Main roles: receptionist, shop assistant, looking after animals
    (kangaroo), educate visitors, save wounded/injured animals
   Advantages and disadvantages: pay, working hours, workload,
    flexible, equipment, transportation
   Working hours: am pm weekdays (during the week), weekends,
    bank holidays, public holidays
   Pay rate: pound/dollar per hour, starting salary, wage
   Clothes: shirt, trousers, tie, bow tie, uniform
   Transportation: bus, train, subway, tube, metro, taxi, cab
   Magazine reporters: housing magazine, entertainment
    magazine, sports magazine, economy magazine, IT magazine
Listening situation: shopping
   Price: discount, concession, promotion, sales,
    half price, normal price, 30% off
   Packaging: economy package, family package,
    container, image, presentation of products
   Where to buy: supermarket, market, shop, store,
    department store, chain store, online shopping
   Receipt: invoice, quality warranty, receipt
   Supermarket: entrance (profitable), middle shelf
    (expensive), end of aisles (hard to move),
    quieter places ( need time to think about)
Listening situation: students survey, case
study, placement (section 3)
   Teachers: tutor, supervisor, lecturer, professor,
    coordinator, DOS
   Checklist: notebook, cassette recorder, outline,
    objectives, camera, video recorder, laptop,
    curriculum, ID, student card, passport, driver’s
    license, map, equipment
   Procedure: data collection, data analysis,
    report writing, presentation, hand in report to
    faculty office, department head
Listening situation: urban development
   Areas: suburbs, outskirts, city center, rural areas,
    countryside
   Population: farmer, craftsmen, carpenter, fisherman,
    hunters, worker, merchants, money lenders
   Sectors: farming (agriculture), industry, forestry, fishing,
    husbandry, manufacturing, tourism, mining, ship
    building industry
   Animals: mammals, amphibian, birds, beast, predator
                Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, chickens, donkey,
                mules, horse, pony
   Landscape: coast, beach, trees, highrises, block
   Problems: too crowded, noisy, crime, violence
   Facilities: health services, police, schools, sports
    facilities, sewer, sewage, drainage, tube, cable
    Listening situations: accommodation
    Type of accommodation: homestay, flat/apartment, hall of residence, student hostel,
     house
    Location: city centre, suburbs/outskirts, rural area, north, east, west, south
    Price: rent, rental, maximum, up to, at most
    Furniture: single bed, double bed, bed table, bed lamp, queen-sized, king-sized,
                 mattress, bed linen, blanket, quilt, pillow
                 Fridge, refrigerator, freezer, washing machine, wardrobe, bookshelf,
                 cupboard, drawers, floor lamp, desk lamp, cooker, oven, microwave, cutlery,
                 wash basin, silverware, roaster, TV, video, coffee machine
                 Air-conditioner, heater, radiators, central heating, fireplace
    Requirements:
     Host family, host parents, host father, host mother
     Level of English: elementary, intermediate, advanced
     Dietary requirements: vegetarian, seafood, food allergy, red meat, fish
     Smokers: non-smokers, balcony, garden
     Pets, children
     Two-bedroom, three-bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, double room, bedsit,
     single study
     Kitchen, living room, sitting room, bathroom, spare room, dining room
     Share, social area
     Interest/hobby: theatre, sports, badminton, music
     Garage, garden, swimming pool, yard, fence, keys, front door key, back door key
     Electricity, water, gas, telephone bill, petrol bill
Listening situation: charity (section 2)
 Charity organization, charitable, good cause,
   volunteer, voluntary, helpers
 Fund-raising activity, raise funds for
     Poor people, people in poverty
     Children in hospital
     Unemployed
     Disabled, handicapped, deaf, mute,
     blind people
 Special facilities: wheelchairs, visual aids,
   hearing aids, more leg room
 Activities: charity concert, charity walking
   holiday, charity riders’ club
Listening situations: dissertation (section 4)
   Structure: title, subtitle, subtopic, abstract, introduction
    (beginning, first part) chapter, section, conclusion (last
    part), bibliography, references, index, appendix
   Procedures: bibliography (format), draft plan, data
    collection (research), first draft, hand in/deliver to tutor,
    suggestion, proofreading, print, deadline, hand in to
    faculty office, administration office
   Requirements: word limit, length, wide reading,
    quotation, example, acknowledgement, refer to
    sources (books, journals, internet, downloaded), data
    analysis, link ideas, plagiarism, laser print, double
    space, bold type, italics, underline, highlight, deadline,
    margin, outline, coversheet, ID number, page number,
    top right, training in IT, well-organised
   Extension: sickness, illness, medical conditions,
    special leave, can not find reference books
Listening situations: insurance (section 1)
   Insurance company name (company,
    corporation, firm), telephone number,
    address, insurance agent/agency
   Insurance type: car, building, bungalow,
    home contents, property, real estate, life,
    medical, replacement
   Insurance policy number
   Insurance cost: dollar, pound
   Compensation: broken window, lost
    property, repair cost, car accident
Listening situations: course selection (section 2 & 3)
   Optional courses, elective, selective courses
   Compulsory courses, obligatory, fixed
   Part-time course, Full-time course
   Modular course, Distance course, Vocational course, Evening class /
    night school
   Mature education, Further education
   Course duration: weeks
   Course fee (tuition, cost of the course)
   Entry requirements: school leavers, high school students, degree holders,
    none, working experience
   Courses: mathematics, economics, physics, politics, genetics, statistics
        Geology, biology, psychology, zoology, sociology, archaeology,
        anthropology, Geography, demography, chemistry, ecology,
        Botany, marine biology, microbiology, architecture, accounting,
        marketing, advertising, journalism, finance, mass media, fine arts,
        music, linguistics, education, physical education, literature, language,
        history, veterinary science, medicine, personnel management, MBA,
        business administration, IT, computing, programming ,Civil
        engineering, hospitality
   The arts, The science, The engineering, Medicine, Business
Listening situations: environment and archaeology (section 2 & 3
& 4)
   Tribe name, origin, meaning, population, aboriginal,
    native, aborigines, indigenous people, seasonal
    nomadic, descendants of slaves
   Area: square metre/kilometre, hectare, acre
   Location: rain forest, mountain, desert, natural reserve,
    conservation, sanctuary
   Animals: mammals, endangered animals, lions, fox,
    wolf, cattle, sheep, goat, breed, species, wild life
    specimens, camels, donkeys, mules
   Geography: landscape, altitude, height above sea level,
    soil, fresh water, lake, vegetation, peak
   Historical sites: fort, castle, canal, rock art, rock track
   Dos and don’ts: make fire, camping, touch, intact, take
    shots, at a distance
Listening situations: commerce and business
   Company, corporation, firm, business organization
   Marketing, advertising, financial problem,
    administration, products, packaging, online shopping
   Sales: new product, promotion, discount, concession,
    on sale, half price, normal price, 50% off, bargain
   Finance: money, loan, low-interest, no-interest, fund,
    investment, capital, debt, bankrupt, bankruptcy, good
    value, profit, profitable
   Personnel: manager, business executives, board of
    directors, employers, employees, senior managers
   Placement of company
   Quotation and enquiry
Listening situations: travel
   Types: trip, outing, excursion, tour, journey, voyage, package tour, inclusive holiday,
    economical travel
   Scenery: scene, main attraction, resort, sight, view, place of interest
   Interesting places: temple, gallery, museum, rainforest, cave, town, tribe, park,
    waterfalls, jungle, sea view, farm travel, maritime museum, aquarium
   feature: scuba diving, wreck diving, bush walking, parachuting, fungi tour, four-
    wheel drive, crocodile cruise,package tour, excursion, walking tour
   transportation: bus, train, express train, subway, tube, tram, ferry, sailing boat,
    metro, shuttle, coach, taxi, cab, motorbike, bicycle, plane, airline, flight, by air (N.B.
    donkeys, camels, mule, horse), hire car
   tickets: one way /single, round / return, first-class ticket, economy ticket, ticket
    reservation, family ticket, discounted ticket
   What to bring (clothing): sweater, raincoat, windproof coat, trousers, boots, socks,
    trainers, uniforms, spare socks
   What to bring (medicine): antibiotics, penicillin, aspirin, painkillers, sleeping pills,
    sun cream (sun total block)
   Where to stay: hotel, hostel, motel, hotel rooms (en suite), car park
   What to buy: souvenir, gifts, local history books, handicraft, antique, painting, fruit
    (apple, tomato, cucumber, figs, pineapple, passion fruit), bottled water (no
    minerals)
   Personal interest: weather, food, natural environment, culture, art, exhibition, rare
    fish, coral roof, rock pool, free balloon ride
Listening situations: sports
   Sports and playing venues:
    soccer, football (pitch)
    badminton, squash, basketball, volleyball, tennis (court)
    aerobics (fitness centre, gym, gymnasium)
    yoga (yoga hall)
    table tennis (table tennis table, table tennis hall)
    ice skating (ice rink)
    martial arts: judo, karate, boxing, kick boxing, shadow boxing,
     wrestling (hall)
    weight training, weight lifting, stretching exercises (warming up to
     prevent injuries)
   sports professionals
    athletes, sportsman, sportswoman, sports players, sports
    competitors, sports instructors, sports psychologist, sports
    administrator, coach, head coach, referee, sport club, chairman,
    president
   sports games/matches: score, scoring, teams, junior team, senior
    team, win/lose the game, sports prizes, presentation of awards,
    sports equipment
listening situations: school, university orientation, students
admissions, transfer
    welcome address (president, chancellor, principal, coordinator, DOS,
     students counselor/advisor, admission officer)
    location: city centre, central area; suburbs, outskirts; country, rural area,
     village
    facilities and services:
    catering: dining room, refectory, canteen, restaurant, cafeteria, café,
     refreshments, snacks, takeout, takeaway, pub
    accommodation service
    academic/research facilities: library, laboratory (equipment)
    teaching premises: lecture hall, theatre, room, function room, common
     room
    Advantages and disadvantages: subjects/disciplines, courses, welfare
    school map:
    entrance: front gate, side gate, back gate, rear gate, fire door
    buildings: block, highrise, main building, wings, annexes, complex,
     extension building
    Activities: school tour, chorus, orchestra, chess, tea and coffee break
    student association, club, society, community, union
    notice: notice board, news bulletin, poster, newsletters, website, publicity
     leaflets, email, ring
listening situations: training class
   classes: music, painting, drawing (scenery, objects, persons),
    model making, sculpture, wood work, cooking, musical instruments,
    singing, dancing, voice, ballet, foreign languages
   trainees: age, children, pupils, secondary school students, college
    students, new comers, freshman
   level: elementary, intermediate, advanced
   cost and payment: discount, off, cash, cheque, credit, credit card,
    bank transfer, free of charge, pay in advance, pay at the door, pay
    at the end of the class, book in advance
   materials to bring: mats, trainers, rubber-soled shoes
          paper, color paper, silver paper, golden paper, dye, pens,
         color pens, pencils
          glue, sticker, tape, notebook
          music instruments: guitar, drum, flute, piano, violin
   procedures: cut, overlap, fold, stick, dye
   prizes/award: gold star, CD
   free service: lunch, refreshments, salad, tea, coffee, hot meal,
    sandwiches, hamburgers, veggie burger, free travel (to Rome)
Listening situations: bank
   Bank accounts: current account, deposit account,
    savings account
   Bank documents: chequebook, credit card, bank
    statement, bonus statement, banker’s card, traveler’s
    cheque
   Bank services: withdraw, withdrawal, deposit, loan,
    overdraft, interest, honor/cash one’s cheque, online
    banking, internet service, exchange foreign currency
   Bank equipment: ATM, automatic teller machine, cash
    point machine
   Bank staff: bank teller, bank manager, bank branch
   Credit card:
   Type: visa card, master card, American express card
   Card no.
   Card limit / credit limit
Listening situations: automobile
   Cars
   Car make: Ford, Seable
   Car model
   Car type: four-wheel drive, SUVs/sport-utility vehicle
   Engine size: litre (engine capacity)
   Gear change: automatic gear/Manual gear
   Car insurance
   Car parts: windscreen, rain wiper, engine hood, air-
    conditioning, music equipment, stereo, safety belt,
    steering wheel, brake, back seat, rear-view mirror
   Car parking: car park, parking permit, parking sticker,
    parking lot, garage
   Carpooling
   Driver, chauffeur, driving licence, driver’s license
   Car safety: safe driving, car theft
Listening situations: party
 Birthday party, goodbye party, farewell party,
  leaving party, welcome party, dinner party
 Place: hotel, restaurant, rooms (green, red,
  yellow), halls (function hall, sports hall, main hall)
 Standard, traditional, dinner options
 What to prepare: music, snacks, decorations,
  birthday party hats, balloons, cakes, coffee,
  sandwiches, hamburgers, veggie burgers, drinks,
  flowers, long tables
 People who will attend: friends, teachers, tutor,
  classmates, family members
 Price: included, excluded, extra cost

				
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