Listening Lesson 6 (Paper Option) - Answer Key

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ANSWER KEY CELPIP Preparation Program Lesson 6: Listening Test and Review - Paper Option Listening Test Booklet - Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving Answers 1. d 2. b 3. a 4. a 5. c 6. c 7. d 8. a Analysis 1. The woman says her car is making a lot of noise all of a sudden; although it later emerges that the muffler needs replacing, it cannot be the reason she brought the car in because the cause of the noise was not known at the time. 2. The other options —"angry", "impatient", and "puzzled"— all indicate more intense emotional states, whereas the woman is fairly neutral about the situation. 3. The man offers her a seat in the waiting room, and says there is coffee and a pop machine . He expects that she will only need to wait 15 mins. or so, which is probably not enough time to leave and come back. 4. Nothing is mentioned about "door," "windshield," or "tire"; therefore, "muffler" is the only possible option. 5. "It is not the same quality, but it's still very good" means the same as " slightly lower in quality." 6. "Go right ahead" is an idiom meaning "please proceed." It does not indicate directions in this case. 7. "If you'll just come to reception, your invoice is ready "—"Invoice" is a bill showing the amount payable for the repair. 8. The woman is obviously very satisfied with the service, and would gladly recommend the business to all her friends and colleagues. She would be unlikely to do so if she thought the service were merely good , fair , or poor . Listening Test Booklet - Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation Answers 1. d 2. b 3. a 4. b 5. a Analysis 1. From the statement "we've seen [the film] so many times" we know that the man and woman have known each other for some time. Moreover, it is unlikely that co-workers or divorcees would share new camping chairs or offer to cook dinner for one another. 2. While it is possible that they saw the movie before on TV, and it might reasonably be inferred that the man wants to watch something new or do something else, option B. is a restatement of his exact words " we've seen it so many times . " 3. The woman says, " I'll make you a deal. If you come with me to see this movie, I'll cook your favourite dinner tomorrow night, " as a way of getting him to agree to go to the movie. None of the other options can reasonably be deduced. 4. Option b says "Beer isn't allowed at the park ," which means almost exactly the same as "... it's illegal to drink alcohol in a public park. " 5. The man says, "Now you're talking! It's a deal!" indicating his acceptance of the woman's offer to cook dinner in exchange for going to the movie.
ANSWER KEY Instructor's Guide: Listening Skills Listening Test Booklet - Part 3: Listening for Information Answers 1. a 2. b 3. d 4. a 5. a 6. a Analysis 1. The woman comes in off the street, unannounced, to drop off her resume. The man she speaks to clearly wasn't expecting her, and says that his office hadn't advertised a job. Therefore, we know that she is not doing an interview or applying for a vacancy. 2. Although the man visits all kinds of houses, it doesn't say whether he evaluates them. On the other hand, he says that he loves "meeting lots of interesting people," which is almost identical to option b . 3. The man says, "You do need really good peo ple skills, though, in order to hit it off with clients and make sales ", i.e., you need to communicate well with people . Although he talks about the commission system, he does not mention this as a qualification. 4. Although the man says, " I like your enthusiasm, " and offers to talk to some other people in the office about the possibility of her working there, he does not say anything about her qualifications or potential to do the job well. Therefore, the only thing that can be concluded is that he agr ees to the woman's request because of her enthusiasm. 5. Although the woman walks by the office every day, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is in her neighbourhood. Moreover, there is no indication that she knows anyone in the office, or that she has taken any relevant courses up to now. However, she does say that she was inspired by the sight of well- dressed, professional people working hard . 6. While taking the salesperson exam would seem to be a logical next step, it is unlikely that the woman would do so without knowing whether she had even been successful in getting an interview with the company. Therefore, we must conclude that she will wait to hear back from the company . Listening Test Booklet - Part 4: Listening to a News Item Answers 1. c 2. a 3. a 4. a 5. a Analysis 1. Bernie Dawson's age is given as 45 years old, which is generally accepted as being middle-aged. 2. Although Bernie assumed that his ear pain and hearing loss was caused when his hearing protectors were knocked off, an X- ray showed that " the graphite tip of a lead pencil was lodged in his ear and was puncturing his eardrum ." 3. Far from denying that a nything had happened, Bernie's brother recalled the incident in which he had flicked the tip of his pencil at his brother's head . Therefore, we know that he had in fact caused the problem . 4. The doctor has already investigated the problem by doing an X-ray, and will perform simple ear surgery to resolve it. 5. Although we can assume that Bernie is affectionate toward his brother, his feelings about the incident are best described as indifferent , since he said that after three decades, he found it difficult to be angry with [him].
ANSWER KEY CELPIP Preparation Program Listening Test Booklet - Part 5: Listening to a Discussion Answers 1. a 2. b 3. b 4. d 5. c 6. c 7. d 8. d Analysis 1. The woman says "I have to get this report done by the end of the day," meaning she wanted to finish her task . Although she mentions entering claim numbers, she does not say anything about a specific client. She also says "I've been feeling like this all week", from which we can conclude that she is not feeling better. 2. The woman says, "I don't think you can catch my cold now . I'm past the point of being contagious "; i.e. , she thinks she isn't spreading illness . However, she does suggest taking vitamin C "just in case" she is wrong! 3. He says that it costs the company too much money to have people taking sick time, and that "you [should] take cold medicine, drink lots of juice, and get the job done." From this we can conclude that he believes that work is more important than your health . 4. The guy who came in sick last month "thinks you could stay well just through sheer willpower." Although the woman may be sympathetic to the older man's viewpoint, she does not explicitly agree with it. 5. By sanitizing his desktop devices , such as his keyboard and his phone . He did everything except wear a disposable face mask, and he brought his own mug, rather than sanitizing the office coffee mugs. No mention is made of shaking hands, although he does mention using hand sanitizer. 6. He says " it's just not fair to the rest of us " when people come to work sick, meaning that workplace wellness is a shared responsibility . 7. The woman wishes the company would offer an employee health benefit plan, implying that it does not. We can infer from the older man's comment, "it costs the company way too muc h money with people taking sick time all the time", that the company [pays] staff members who stay home sick . While he also says he has saved up several sick days over the years, no mention is made of any specific formula of how many sick days the company grants. 8. "Work ethic, yes; infecting colleagues, no" best summarizes the discussion, since it includes both the main viewpoints presented. It does not say sick workers should just stay home, nor is there any mention of company rules for calling in sick. Although the older man might agree with the idea of just working harder when feeling sick, this is not the main idea of the discussion. Listening Test Booklet - Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints Answers 1. a 2. c 3. b 4. a 5. a 6. d Analysis 1. A term often used by detractors would most likely have negative connotations . 2. Both a and b state the opposite of what Jeffrey Walsh says, i.e., that "after decades of subsidies and tax breaks for its largest corporations, [the USA] now has the widest gap in the country's history ..."and Canada "... has seen a similar wage gap increase over the years ..." In other words, the division between the rich and the poor is growing . 3. While Steingetz says that corporations "... are just as likely to seek out a cheaper workforce overseas ," it cannot be inferred that he is suggesting that the poor need to look for work overseas. He also says that tax breaks should go directly to the poor, not the rich. 4. Those in favour of providing tax cuts to the wealthy " are more likely to use the term supply-side economics, " which is another term for "trickle - down economics."
ANSWER KEY Instructor's Guide: Listening Skills 5. Sutherland argues that companies such as Apple are successful when they are able to develop products that everyone wants, thus stimulating spending and promoting job growth. In this way , everyone shares in the increase in wealth . 6. Even though Apple invests heavily in low-cost Chinese labour, it remains a significant employer of North Americans
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