IELTS LISTENING SECTION 1 – TEST 4

IELTS LISTENING SECTION 1 – TEST 4

SECTION 1 Questions 1–10
Questions 1–5
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

Second-hand Bedroom Furniture for Sale

ExampleAnswer
Number of items for sale:three

Bedside tables

Construction:wood
Colour:1 ………………..
Drawers:two (in each table)
handles made of 2 ………………..
Height:3 ……………….. cm
Condition:4 ………………..
Price:5 ……………….. (for both)

Questions 6–10
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

 

Dressing table
Drawers:five (two are 6 ………………..)
Width:7 ………………..
Mirrors:three: one large, two small (all
8 ………………..)
Condition:good
Price:9 ………………..
Seller’s details
Name:Carolyn Kline
Address:19 10 ……………….. Road

Answers

1. cream
2. brass
3. 65 / sixty-five
4. perfect
5. £30 / 30 pounds / thirty pounds
6. deep
7. 1.25 metres / 1.25 m
8. adjustable
9. £50 / 50 pounds / fifty pounds
10. Domain

You will hear a telephone conversation between a woman who is selling some furniture and a man who is making enquiries about it. First, you have some time to look at questions 1 to 5.
[20 seconds]
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: Hello, Carolyn speaking.
MAN: Hello. My name is Lincoln Farraday and I’m ringing to see if you still have the bedroom furniture that you advertised for sale?
WOMAN: Yes, there are three items left – two bedside tables and a dressing table. The woman said she has three items available so three has been written in the space. Now we shall 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 5.

WOMAN: Hello, Carolyn speaking.
MAN: Hello. My name is Lincoln Farraday and I’m ringing to see if you still have the bedroom furniture that you advertised for sale?
WOMAN: Yes, there are three items left – two bedside tables and a dressing table.
MAN: Oh, good. They’re just the items I’m after. Tell me, what’s the construction of the bedside tables – I mean, what are they made of?
WOMAN: Well, they’re a matching pair and they’re made of wood – but the wood has been painted, it’s not brown anymore, it’s been painted cream.
MAN: I see.
WOMAN: Each table has a shelf and 2 drawers. Oh, and the drawers have square brass handles – quite modern and quite nice really.
MAN: And what about the dimensions?
WOMAN: Well, each table is 50 centimetres wide …
MAN: That’s good, much bigger than that and they wouldn’t fit beside my bed. I live in an apartment where the bedrooms are quite small. What I really need to know is how tall they are – you see my bed’s quite high.
WOMAN: 65 centimetres high and 45 centimetres deep.
MAN: Thanks. Just a couple more questions about the bedside tables, what condition are they in and how much are they?
WOMAN: They’re in perfect condition – there isn’t a mark on them, you know. I had them painted professionally, you see, so the finish is much better than you’d normally expect. As for how much … well, I guess … I think fifteen pounds each would be a fair price, but I’ve decided that I’ll only sell them together, as a pair, so that means the price is thirty pounds all up.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions 6 to
10.
[20 seconds]

Now listen and answer questions 6 to 10.

MAN: Now, can you tell me about the dressing table?
WOMAN: Yes, it matches the other tables in colour and style.
MAN: Good – how many drawers does it have?
WOMAN: Five altogether. Um … the bottom two drawers hold more as they’re deep.
MAN: Mmm … and the dimensions – how wide is it? That’s all I need to know – it wouldn’t be more than a metre and a half, would it?
WOMAN: Well, just under actually … it’s … ah, 1.25 metres across.
MAN: Does it have a mirror?
WOMAN: Three.
MAN: Sorry?
WOMAN: It has three mirrors – you know … a central one and a narrower one on each side. And they’re all adjustable.
MAN: I see – and the overall condition of the dressing table?
WOMAN: Well, it has a couple of scratches on the surface but it’s still in good condition so I’m asking fifty pounds.
MAN: Could I call round and have a look later today?
WOMAN: What time were you thinking of?
MAN: In about half an hour …
WOMAN: Oh, yes, that’s fine. By the way, my name is Carolyn Kline – it’s on the gate at the front of the house.
MAN: Kline – is that K-L-I-N-E?
WOMAN: That’s right. And I live at 19 Domain Road.
MAN: Did you say the main road?
WOMAN: No, Domain – D-O-M-A-I-N Road.
MAN: That’s just off Ash Grove, isn’t it?
WOMAN: Yes. See you soon then …
MAN: Yes, in about 30 minutes.

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