Dealing with Natural Disasters: Listen and Write

This listening lessons is to develop two skills:

  1. note taking
  2. reproducing text with accurate grammar and vocabulary

Your aim in this listening practice is to make notes on what you hear. You can do this by focusing on nouns and making notes of them. After that, you must reproduce the whole passage.

This skill is vital for all students who will go to university or attend meetings. This is not an IELTS lesson. It is an opportunity to develop note taking skills at a high level.

Listen and Write Down

Listen to the recording below  (don’t listen more than twice) and write down what you hear. Post your writing in the comments box below to compare with other students.

The answer has been posted by myself in one of the comments box below with my picture 🙂

The Best Way to Deal with Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster = tsunami, typhoon, earthquake etc

Answer

You can find the full transcript and answer in the comments box. I posted the transcript in a comments box – scroll through and take a look.

 

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Comments

  1. It could be commendable action if government invest more into Natural Disaster function. It not only obstruct the damage but also helps to save nature and human life. Advantage like earlier warning, prevent shocking & Instant response can become positive point.

  2. Strenthning community to prevent in cobs the capacity to prevent save life and better protect livelihood.
    Early morning and early cost effective. Public Monetary buy food. As well as from creepily.Early cost effective. Save life per.If spending

  3. Huyen Thanh Dao says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent in cobs with the impact of disaster is the concrete way to save life and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shock from crippling developing within the poor countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster responses and save more life per pound spent. In other words, public money by four-time as much humanitarian impact if spending on proportion and risk reduction rather than on the relief items.

  4. Thank you Liz. I was unable to find the answer earlier.

    By the way is it necessary to write the passage at a stretch or can we pause the audio and write slowly.

    Regards,
    Syaam.

  5. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for your extreme support. Your blog is very useful.
    Can you please post the transcript for this audio.

    Syam

    • Did you read the comment under the word Answer? It says the full transcript has been posted in a comments box by myself.

  6. M.Nikitha reddy says:

    Liz for ielts test ur website is that enough or i shuld prepare sme other websites.
    my xam is on 11th nov i hve very short time period to prepare for ielts xam.

  7. Hi ,
    Thanks Liz for your great efforts with us, we all grateful for you.

  8. Dear Liz,
    All I can say is a big thank you..

  9. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save life and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from
    crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional responds and saves more lives per pound spent in other words public money by four times as much humanitarian impact spending in preparation and rest reduction rather than on relief items.

  10. Please, is this suppose to be listened to once because am not able to do that, even with my being a fast writer.

  11. damilola kendall says:

    strengthing community capacity to prevent and cope with natural disasters is the best way to save lives and better protect livelihoods and also preventing such shocks from crippling development in the poorest countries. early warning and actions are more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. in other words, public money has four times more humanitarian impact on preparations, risk reduction rather than reliefs

  12. Muna Omer says:

    Hello Liz,

    The recording is speaking too fast. I cannot write and listen at the same time! What should I do?

  13. Kamela Bullari says:

    strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from creepling development within the poorest countries early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster responce and saved more lives per pound spent in other words, public money spend four times as much humanitarian impact if spending onpreparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items

  14. Hasong Jeong says:

    Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with impact of disasters is concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent shot shocks crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  15. Dear Mam liz
    Should I pause at some time and write down the words I have heard or should I continue listening and.write down the words which I have heard and dismiss those which are not heard.
    Sorry for.My bad English

  16. I’m understanding enough but can not write down at the time of recording. What can I do now

  17. Javier Caballero says:

    Dear Liz, Thanks a lot. You are doing a great job with us. Thank you so much

  18. Pratiksha M Gajjar says:

    They talk about natural disaster like earth quack, land scap etc. Its became unbalancing of nature and unbalancing action on the earth. It was most off effect of poor country.

  19. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from creepling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  20. Hi Liz this is my work.
    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact to disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from cripling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives profound spent. In other words public money buy four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation rather than on relief items.”
    I know I’m kinda late but i just want to post it…

  21. Strengthening community capacity to prevent in cope with the disastrous is a concrete way to save a live and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shot from crippling development within in poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disastrous points and saves more lives per pound spent, in other words, public money by its four times is as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on the relief items.

  22. Suraj Binnu says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect the livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is most cost effective than traditional disasters response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  23. Temitope Ajose says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives propound spent. Inotherwords , public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than unrelief items.

  24. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent some shocks from creeping development within the poorest countries . Early warning and early action is more costly effective than traditional disaster responses and saves more lives propound spent. In other words, public money buys four-times as much as humanitarian’s impact is spending on preparation and rescue reduction rather than on the live items.

  25. Thanks alot , you are very helpful . i have an exam next weak and only i study what you say in this sit

  26. I can’t write so fast! Is it effective to replay many times?

  27. Liz thank you so much)

  28. strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such sharks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact, if spending on operation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  29. I wish I could see someone who listens and simultaneously writes down. It very difficult guys. Is not it?

  30. Dear Miss Liz,
    Is this type of question , we can find in the exam ?
    It is very hard

  31. strengthening community, capacity to prevent imcope with impact of disasters, to save lives and protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks and make development within poorest countries.
    early warning and action are more effective than traditional disasters responds, save more lives and spends. in other words, public money is by 4 times humanitarien impact rather than release item

  32. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent.
    In other words, public money buy four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending in preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  33. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and co-op with the impact of disasters as a concreate way to save lives and better protect lively hoods. As well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  34. hi its me moustafa ,I am so interested about this is langue , iam from egypt i really speak English good cos I connected with more people from England with a really different accents ,I heard really to your listing test an complete missing words through someone talk ? i need your Advice my teacher .Good luck

  35. Self-Corrections : Risk of reduction,
    saves more lives per pound spent,
    cost-effective

    • Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with an impact of disaster is to save life and protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks and crippling development within the poorest countries. Early morning and early action is most cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent.
      In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

  36. Blessy Sen says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development withing foreign countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact in spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  37. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more costeffective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per Pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

    • Samuele Bruno says:

      Strengtheling community capacity to prevent and cope with a impact of disasters.
      Is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest
      countries.Early warning and early action is more cost effective then traditional disaster response and saves more lives pour Pound spent.
      In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk-reduction rather then on
      relief items.
      Thank you Liz
      Bruno.

  38. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and coop with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives, and better protect lively hood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development with in the poorest countries.
    Early warning and action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public ,money buys four times as much as humanaterian impact spending on preparation and risk, rather than on relief items.

  39. Hi,
    I heard all the vocabulary well, but I have difficulties on how to write it faster with your speech.
    Also, I have more spelling mistakes because I need to write the remaining words faster and hear all of the recording .
    What should I do?

  40. Hi Liz,

    I am so angry with me cause i couldn’t write anything 🙁 what do you think how hard will it be for me to reach the level that the other students are?

  41. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is (why not using “are” over here) more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves (likewise,could I use “save”?) more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

    Cheers, Liz.

  42. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective and saves more lives whole pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  43. Manikumar says:

    Strengthening community and capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. In other words public money raise 4 times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

  44. Hi Liz,

    If i have written cost effective instead of cost-effective. would be it be right or wrong?

    Thanks
    Akriti

  45. thanks a lot 🙂

  46. Thanks

    You do big efforts helpping people learning E

  47. Dear Liz
    I am from Iran and currently living in India. I have found your website EXCELLENT source for IELTS study.
    thanks so much for all your effort 🙂
    Sanaz

  48. kim kerkhof says:

    Hello Liz,

    I found your guiding webpage yesterday and I´m happy to get an idea of the IELTS test.
    I do understand most of the spoken, but I am realy stuggeling with the speed of the dictation as i cant write that quick. My question is, weather this speed is common in the test?
    Thank you for your answer.
    Kim

  49. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a conquered way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as ,prevent such shocks from crippling developments with in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys for times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

  50. Hi Liz

    I would like to know about sollution essay question. i find there if it is given in question only sollution, we should write only sollution? Can you give me some useful information.

  51. mohamed says:

    How many times can I repeat the record ? It’s very hard to write it from the first time or I have a big problem !!

  52. Anandita Rizki says:

    Here what I’ve heard :
    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete ways to safe life and better protect livelihood as well as prevents such shocks from *** development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more life ****. In other words, public money *** four times as much humanitarian impact spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief item.

  53. Please keep posting such dictation lessons regularly.

  54. Thank you liz I really enjoyed the lesson and Ilike the idea of posting more similar lessons .its a creative way to improve our writing
    Though I had to play the recording a cable of to time but eventually I got wright a part from to speeling mistakes. . (Livelyhood ) instead of ( livelihood) and ( relieve ) relief ..

    I cant thank you enough

  55. ANSWER + TRANSCRIPT

    Here is the full transcript. You all did exceptionally well so next time I post this type lesson I might make it more difficult 🙂

    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction, rather than on relief items.”

    This lesson was suggested by a student called Ali. If you have other ideas for lessons which you would like, please let me know and I’ll do my best to organise them.
    Regards
    Liz

  56. The transcript that I could catch :

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as , prevents such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  57. Hi liz, I write what I heard. I hope it won”t sounds funny :))

    Strengthening community copacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrate way to save lives, and better protect livelihood. As well as, prevent such shocks from q****** development within the poorest countries.
    Early warning and early action is more cost affective than traditional disaster response and save more lives P**** spent.
    in other word, puplic money pays four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on popretion and risk duction rather than on relief items .

  58. Strengtening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a conquered way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development with in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys for times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

    • I suppose Conquered must be concrete, and I did not catch ” on” before the relief items. The errors are them. Aren’t they.
      Ahmet

  59. Rene Agsam says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives-per-pound spent. In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  60. Thank you very much.

  61. The Transcript,

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per Pound spent. In other words, public money buy as four times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk-reduction, rather than on relief items.

    Ali M

    • I’ll be kept in suspense until I know what my “small errors” are!!

      By the way, I’m a bit dissatisfied (and I blame myself so much), because I’m not adept enough to write it down over the first time operation of the recording. In fact, I played it more than three times.

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