IELTS LISTENING PART 3 | TEST 3

Questions 21–25

IELTS LISTENING PART 3 | TEST 3

Questions 21–25

Complete the notes below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

IELTS LISTENING PART 3 | TEST 3

Questions 26–30

Complete the flow-chart below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer

IELTS LISTENING PART 3 | TEST 3

Answers

Questions 21–25

21. abstract

  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR: Great.  So, firstly, you need to write an abstract.  Make sure it’s short and concise.
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (abstract):
    • brief = short and concise
  • Explanation:  The supervisor tells the student (Jeremy) that he must first write an abstract for the article.
  • The answer is abstract.

22. key words / keywords

  • Key words: list, relevant
  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR:  But take some time to make a list of key wordsthat are accurate and relevant.
  • Explanation:  His supervisor tells Jeremy that he must list relevant key words for the abstract.
  • The answer is key words.

23. final draft

  • Key words: two, academic, read over
  • Here’s what the speakers say:
    • JEREMY:  Okay.  Another thing, could you have a look at my article before I submit it?
    • SUPERVISOR:  Absolutely.  Actually, at least two senior staff members should always read through a final draft, before submission.
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (final draft):
    • academic advisers = senior staff members
  • Explanation:  The supervisor tells Jeremy that two members of the academic staff should read through the final draft of his article, before Jeremy submits it to the journal.
  • The answer is final draft.

24. style guide

  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR:  ….you’ll need to adjust your article so that it matches the style guide of the journal you are submitting to.
  • Explanation:  Jeremy must follow the style guide of the journal which he decides to submit his article to.  In other words, he must apply this style guide to the article which he submits, so that the style is the same as the journal.
  • The answer is style guide.

25. copyright form

  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR:  One more thing, you’ll have to sign the copyright form – just confirming that it’s your own work….
  • Explanation:  The final thing that Jeremy should remember before submitting his article is to sign the copyright form.
  • The answer is copyright form.

Questions 26–30

26. (the) manuscript

  • Here’s what the speakers say:
    • JEREMY: Now, the submission process. How does it work exactly?
    • SUPERVISOR: Well, the first thing is just to send it off. You’ve got to send in themanuscript before anything else can happen.
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (manuscript):
    • submit = send in
  • Explanation: So, the first step in the process is to submit the manuscript of the article.
  • The answer is (the) manuscript.

27. confirmation

  • Key words: e-mail, submission
  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR:  ….all you have to do is to log onto your e-mail regularly because you will get a submission confirmation once they have processed the manuscript.
  • Here are some key words to help you get the correct answer (confirmation):
    • check = log onto
  • Explanation: The supervisor tells Jeremy to check his e-mail regularly because he will receive confirmation that he has submitted his manuscript.
  • The answer is confirmation.

28. peer review

  • Here’s what the speaker says:
    • SUPERVISOR:  …..that e-mail is just to let you know they have received it.  The next stage is what is known as peer review.
  • Explanation: The supervisor then explains what happens after the confirmation that the journal has received Jeremy’s manuscript. Experts in the field review the manuscript and decide if it should be accepted. This is called peer review.
  • The answer is peer review.

29. rejection

  • Key words: acceptance
  • Here’s what the speakers say:
    • JEREMY:  And then what, once they’ve made their decision?
    • SUPERVISOR:  Well, there are four possible outcomes. You might get an acceptance. But a first-off acceptance is very, very rare. Don’t pin your hopes on it. You could also get a rejection, but these don’t happen very often either.
  • Explanation: So, after the peer review, Jeremy’s article might be accepted. This is very rare. Or, alternatively, the article might be rejected, but this is also rare.
  • The answer is rejection.

30. cover letter

  • Key words: revise, send back
  • Here’s what the speakers say:
    • SUPERVISOR: But, to be honest, you will probably end up with a revise & resubmit. This means they are definitely interested, but you will need to rework the paper before it’s accepted. The necessary changes will be outlined by the reviewers
    • JEREMY:  Okay, so I just fix the things that need changing and present it again?
    • SUPERVISOR:  Yes, but include a cover letter that discusses the changes you have made.  The same goes for a conditional acceptance…..
  • Explanation: The supervisor discusses the other two possibilities with Jeremy – conditional acceptance or revise and resubmit the manuscript. In either case, Jeremy must make changes and include a cover letter, explaining the changes that he has made.
  • The answer is cover letter.

Transcript

You will hear a conversation between a research student, Jeremy, and his supervisor. They are talking about the process of having a research project published in a journal. First, you have some time to look at questions 21 to 25. [20 seconds]

Listen carefully and answer questions 21 to 25.

SUPERVISOR: So, you’re nearly ready to submit your article to an academic journal, are you?

JEREMY: Yes, I think so. I just wanted to go over all the things I need to do before I submit it. And then I wanted to go over the submission process with you.

SUPERVISOR: Great. So, firstly, you need to write an abstract. Make sure it’s short and concise.

JEREMY: Of course, I forgot all about that. And what about key words?

SUPERVISOR: Yes, a lot of students overlook this part and just jot down whatever comes to mind. But take some time to make a list of key words that are accurate and relevant.

JEREMY: Okay. Another thing, could you have a look at my article before I submit it?

SUPERVISOR: Absolutely. Actually, at least two senior staff members should always read through a final draft, before submission. Do you mind if I give it to Professor Johnson to have a look at, as well?

JEREMY: Not at all. I’d be glad to have the feedback.

SUPERVISOR: Do you know which journal you want to submit to yet?

JEREMY: Not yet. I have a shortlist of about three that I’m interested in.

SUPERVISOR: Make that decision soon. Because you’ll need to adjust your article so that it matches the style guide of the journal you are submitting to.

JEREMY: I bet that can take a while.

SUPERVISOR: Yes, but after that you are just about ready to submit. One more thing, you’ll have to sign the copyright form – just confirming that it’s your own work – and then you’re good to go.

Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 26 to 30. [20 seconds]

Now listen and answer questions 26 to 30.

JEREMY: Now, the submission process. How does it work exactly?

SUPERVISOR: Well, the first thing is to just send it off. You’ve got to send in the manuscript before anything else can happen.

JEREMY: Sure. And then should I call to check if they have received it?

SUPERVISOR: No need for that, no, all you have to do is just log onto your e-mail regularly because you will get a submission confirmation once they have processed the manuscript.

JEREMY: And that will have comments on what they thought of it?

SUPERVISOR: No, no comments yet – that e-mail is just to let you know they have received it. The next stage is what is known as peer review. This is when experts in the field review your manuscript and decide whether to accept it.

JEREMY: Aagh, they’ll never accept me. I’m only a Master’s student!

SUPERVISOR: Don’t worry about that, Jeremy. It’s all done through a double-blind method. That means that whoever reads your manuscript has no idea whether you are a grad student or a Nobel Prize laureate. They’ll only be judging your work, not you.

JEREMY: Well that’s good to hear. And then what, once they’ve made their decision?

SUPERVISOR: Well, there are four possible outcomes. You might get an acceptance. But a first-off acceptance is very, very rare. Don’t pin your hopes on it. You could also get a rejection, but these don’t happen very often either. I don’t think this will be a problem.

JEREMY: What do you think I’ll get?

SUPERVISOR: If you’re very lucky, you’ll get a conditional acceptance. This means that they’ve accepted the article and it will be published, but you need to tweak a few things first: a sentence here, a heading there, nothing major.

JEREMY: That sounds good.

SUPERVISOR: But, to be honest, you will probably end up with a revise & resubmit. This means they are definitely interested, but you will need to rework the paper before it’s accepted. The necessary changes will be outlined by the reviewers.

JEREMY: Okay, so I just fix the things that need changing and present it again?

SUPERVISOR: Yes, but include a cover letter that discusses the changes you have made. The same goes for a conditional acceptance, actually. It helps the reviewers see that you’ve taken their criticism seriously.

IELTS Listening Part 3 British Council

IELTS LISTENING PART 3

Leave a Reply