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  • Hi.

  • Welcome to another Isles video.

  • In this video, we're going to run through an entire aisles listening test.

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  • Before you watch this video, you may be interested in downloading this test and trying it yourself under exam like conditions.

  • To do this, click the link in the description of this video.

  • After you complete the test on your own time, come back to the video and compare your testing strategy with the one I am going to present here.

  • Otherwise, get yourself a piece of paper and a pen and answer the questions as we proceed through the video.

  • Before we get to the test itself, I want to go over briefly a few strategies that I hope you can put into use during this exercise.

  • The first thing I would like to say about's the listing test is that's to prepare properly.

  • You will needs to engage as many practice tests as you can.

  • The successful Isles candidates I've talked to in interviews at Isles cast dot com all say the same thing that practicing as many tests as they can is the key to getting a good score on the exam.

  • So practice practice practice now a couple of specific strategies to follow While you listen.

  • Um, the recording will give you some time to read the questions before you begin, so it's essential that you read the directions carefully and a CZ you know, sometimes you will be instructed to write only one word answers.

  • Sometimes you will be allowed to write three word answers.

  • Sometimes you are choosing answers from a list, so it's very important that you read and understand exactly what it is you're supposed to do.

  • Number to know what sort of information you are going to be listening to.

  • So again, as you know, Section one of the exam is an everyday English dialogue.

  • Section two is an everyday English monologue.

  • Section three is an academic dialogue or a training dialogue, and Section four is an academic monologue or a training model log.

  • So when you're looking at the questions as you prepare for the listening note, what type of data you're you're going to be listening to Is it a tour?

  • Is it students talking together?

  • Is it someone paying for a gym membership and try to prepare yourself mentally for the kind of vocabulary that you're going to encounter?

  • Number three Underlying key words in the text This is very important.

  • Number four predict What sort of information or were types could be the answer.

  • So sometimes if you're asked to fill in the blank and you see an article before that blank like the you know this is going to be now or sometimes you see if it's, for example of blank, and you can tell from the blank that it's gonna be a number you should mentally notes that at that section you will be listening for a number.

  • Okay, Number five, if possible, used the review time at the end of each listing section to preview the next sections questions, and this is a strategy that stronger students will use.

  • Okay, let's get started.

  • So now I'll explain what is gonna happen.

  • I'm going to use the pauses in the recording to explain what you should be doing.

  • As we progress through the exam.

  • I will not answer any of the questions until the next pause in the recording occurs, and that's at that time.

  • I will stop the recording and explain to you what the answers are so that you could You could check your progress as we move along.

  • Eilts listening block dot com Mark Eilts Listening Test one.

  • This recording is copyright English, Right?

  • Okay, so, as you know, the listing exam will have a little bit of preamble in the recording.

  • And we can use this time to start previewing our questions because as we've done so many practice exams before, we can only we only need to have listen toe what the recording is saying.

  • So in this first section were asked to complete the form or ask for no more than three words and or a number, and it looks as though we're we're listening to something about booking details for a trip.

  • Now pay attention to the answers that air filled already and pay attention to some of the key vocab we're going to need to know.

  • Turn to Section one Section one.

  • You will hear a conversation between a travel agent and a customer.

  • First, you have some time to look at questions.

  • 123 Okay, so now we want to underline key information like the departure airport.

  • Uh, like the number of hotel nights were going to be there, the rival city.

  • And we want to listen to the example for who is who in this dialogue?

  • Maybe a woman or a man or two men.

  • Or 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.

  • Hello, Palm Travel.

  • Hello.

  • I'm calling to inquire about one of your package deals.

  • Okay.

  • And which do you would that be?

  • Well, your pamphlet says you're offering an all inclusive trip to Jamaica for just shy of £1700 rights.

  • Could you clarify for me exactly what you mean by all inclusive?

  • The customer says he would like to visit Jamaica, So this has been written next to destination country.

  • 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.

  • 123 e.

  • Hello, Palm travel.

  • Hello.

  • I'm calling to inquire about one of your package deals, okay.

  • And which deal with that?

  • Well, your comfort says you're offering an all inclusive trip to Jamaica for just shy of £1700 rights.

  • Could you clarify for me exactly what you mean by all inclusive, right?

  • Well, the package includes return airfare from London Heathrow Airport to Norman Manley International Airport, Norman Manley International Airport.

  • Is that in Montego Bay?

  • No, that's right in the capital, Kingston.

  • I see.

  • You'll arrive 11 a.m. local time and spend five nights of the ocean to tell in Kingston.

  • All of this is included in the package fee.

  • Of course, before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at menopause.

  • Okay, so now let's just talk quickly about the answers you probably picked up.

  • They share all of this information in the recording, so the departure airport is very closely linked to the departure city.

  • It is Heathrow International, the um through international, the arrival city.

  • They trying to throw us in the recording a little bit by the man says, Does it is the arrival airports.

  • Norman Manley is that in Montego Bay?

  • And she says, No, that's in the capital, Kingston, and then they talk about travel times, the total hotel nights.

  • Now we knew when we were we were reading the questions ahead of time.

  • This was going to be a number, and the correct number is five.

  • Okay, now three recording is going to give us some time to preview the Net next set of questions.

  • So let's go ahead and do that questions for 2 10 Okay, so we're proving the questions.

  • We're looking for facilities in the hotel.

  • There's a five star restaurant access to the We know this is going to be a noun breakfast.

  • This could be a number.

  • This could be a kind of restaurant, a separate booking that C bus tours to other cities.

  • Listen for what this is, it could be a kind of bus or could be a hotel.

  • Devon House mansion, years old.

  • This will likely be a number Kingston Day.

  • Trips came in Park.

  • We can see certain kinds of races, so let's listen what kind of race that is.

  • Jamaican visa processing usually has more than a week can be attained via so what could be obtained.

  • Now listen and answer questions about to 10.

  • Okay and date for lunch and dinner will be provided.

  • Oceans Hotel has a beautiful pool with a swim up bar.

  • Several five star restaurants beach access WiFi, a gym with both the sword, her in a steam room on optional day trips to several Jamaican lab box.

  • And all of this is included in the package price.

  • No, let me clarify when I said you will be provided.

  • Lunch and dinner is part of a package deal that does not apply to all restaurants within the hotel, only the hotel's tropical grill.

  • So that means if I go to the other restaurants, we don't have to pay.

  • Yes, anything except Tropical group.

  • Also, please know that you would need to fend for yourself a breakfast time.

  • What do most travelers do for breakfast?

  • The oceans attend is only a short walking distance from an international food court.

  • I suspect most travelers do breakfast there.

  • I see.

  • Our package provides travellers with optional day trips to landmarks within Kingston.

  • I was hoping to visit Montego Bay during my state bus.

  • Tours to neighboring cities are available, but these wouldn't be included in the package on dhe regarding Montego Bay.

  • I believe you would not be able to visit and return to Kingston within a single day, really want is that well, the bus ride itself is maybe five hours or so.

  • Give or take.

  • I see.

  • So visiting Montego Bay would require an extra hotel booking, which the holiday package deal would not cover.

  • Okay, scratch that.

  • So the day trips into Kingston.

  • What can I expect?

  • The day trips to locations like the Devon House Mansion, which is a beautiful historical landmark dating back over 100 years.

  • The Botanical gardens came on his horse racing park in Port Antonio or other areas you will be able to visit.

  • Kingston is brimming with historically interesting locations.

  • Sounds wonderful.

  • So should I book this package for you?

  • Sure.

  • Let's go for it.

  • Okay on.

  • Will you be traveling alone?

  • Yes, it would just be me.

  • And when would you like to be next week, if possible?

  • If I could depart, say, August 20th or 21st that would be ideal.

  • The only issue is that you will need to obtain the Jamaican visa pride to leaving.

  • I'm not sure you'd be able to do that with only a week's time.

  • Is your travel time flexible?

  • Unfortunately, not I only have a week away from my responsibilities with work.

  • Well, we may be able to help.

  • If you could come in today and leave your passport with me, I can get you to fill out the necessary forms and have my assistant run everything over to the Jamaican Embassy.

  • They do have a rush service for Visa issuing, but it is a little more expensive than the normal process.

  • Okay, that sounds all right.

  • And they go ahead and book you on an August 20th flight to ensure your spot is reserved.

  • Great.

  • When can you come by my office?

  • I can be there within the hour.

  • Okay.

  • And how will you be settling with us?

  • I'll put it on my credit card.

  • Perhaps we can arrange all this when I see you.

  • That sounds fine.

  • See you shortly.

  • Okay.

  • So we finished that listening.

  • Now, one thing that I forgot to point out is that we should have noted that all of these answers are only one word or one number.

  • So three listening was very straightforward.

  • We heard the facilities in the hotel.

  • She went one by one through all of them.

  • And you probably caught that.

  • She stated there is beach access.

  • So the answer to this would be access to the And of course, we predicted correctly.

  • It is a now, So this should be beach.

  • Okay.

  • And then she talks about day trips to Jamaica.

  • Uh, breakfast.

  • Now.

  • She mentioned something about a restaurant called the Tropical Grill.

  • And she said that the tropical grill will cover lunch and dinner so you don't have to pay if you go for lunch and dinner.

  • But breakfast.

  • She uses the term fend for yourself, which in English, just means you have to take care of yourself.

  • Nobody's gonna give you something or help you at this time.

  • So the correct answer here for breakfast would have been zero zero.

  • Restaurants are covered by the trip feet, lunch and dinner.

  • Okay.

  • One restaurant, which was the tropical grill bus tours to other cities.

  • They're not included in the package.

  • As she said, they may require a separate booking.

  • And we thought correctly that this probably would have been a noun.

  • It was a separate hotel booking.

  • This isn't lined up very well.

  • Anyway, you know it should be in there.

  • The man expresses interest in seeing things within the city of Kingston, the woman says.

  • Devon House Mansion, a landmark that is over years old.

  • And this is a number, as we correctly predicted it was over 100 years old.

  • Mentions Botanical Gardens K.

  • Manus Park.

  • She said that there are horse races that came in this park probably may have gotten that one in Port Antonio.

  • Now the Jamaican visa processing bits.

  • There's a bit of an issue because the man is, is he's got to goto work or he he has commitments with work, I believe, he said, and she says that that's fine, that they will be able to get his visa quick via rush service.

  • The only issue is that he would have to pay a little bit more.

  • And finally, I'm sure most of you caught that The departure date was August 20th.

  • There was a bit of confusion.

  • I think the man says he mentions 21st or 20th and then they finally decide on the 20th.

  • Okay, good, let's continue the listening.

  • That is the end of section one.

  • You now have half a minute to check your answers.

  • Okay, so we have half a minute to check her answers.

  • We feel confident about her answers.

  • So let's go to the next section now.

  • Here were given a map.

  • No more than three words.

  • We see there's a ground floor and there's a mezzanine.

  • Three questions 11 to 14 will come in order.

  • So the tour starts here.

  • We're facing the main reception desk.

  • To our right.

  • Is a restaurant sizzling?

  • Something that's probably a name is a pine tree.

  • Let's see.

  • There are two things here.

  • They both point to this blank with listen carefully.

  • A led screen led screen and escalators and into the rate.

  • Some being out.

  • Turn to section team that's here.

  • Section two.

  • You will hear a hotel manager giving a tour to new employees.

  • First, you have some time to look at questions.

  • 11 to 20.

  • Okay, uh, there's a spot.

  • There's a gym, and then there's something behind the gym.

  • Now let's go up to the mezzanine.

  • As you know, a mezzanine is the floor that it's not for rooms.

  • It's the floor above the ground floor.

  • Uh, okay, so up the stairs we see a portrait.

  • We see three empty what are probably rooms, because these three are also rooms, bathroom, something here.

  • A portrait of Mr Walton will have to listen to see who Mr Walton is.

  • Now, listen carefully and answer questions 11 to 20.

  • So I'm sorry.

  • Actually, uh, I'm just gonna That's the power that I have here.

  • I forgot to show you that there are actually a couple of other questions here.

  • What two things are the people given at the end of the tour?

  • Okay, Jim passes.

  • Name takes staff.

  • Lift key cards.

  • Time, Kurds.

  • Right.

  • And if everyone's ready, let's get started.

  • At the moment, we're facing the main reception desk, where most of