Listening for Paraphrases

This is a new lesson which focuses on your ability to listen for paraphrases and synonyms. This is a skill which you need to do well in your IELTS listening test. This is a short listening practice to help you improve your vocabulary and listening ability. The topic of salt was in the IELTS listening test this month.

In the IELTS listening test, you can listening only once. However, with this practice lesson, you can listen twice if you need to.

The History of Salt: Listening Practice

Questions 1 – 7

Which words can you hear in the recording that have the same meaning as the words below?

Answers will come in order. Answers might be one word or more.

  1. acquired
  2. familiar with
  3. thousands of years
  4. animal skins
  5. limited
  6. originates
  7. world

Listening Practice: Recording

Let me know if you think this is a useful lesson – I’ll make more if it helps you 🙂

Answers

Click below to see the answers for this lesson:

Click here: Answers for Salt Listening Paraphrases

All the best

Liz

 

Comments

  1. Thx Liz your all lessons and tips help me a lot
    I m afraid of my speaking part. I need lots of practice in speaking and developing idea while speaking in part 2 and 3.
    I appriciate your all efforts .
    Thank you
    Regards

  2. I didn’t know that animal skins were “hides”, and “scarce” was an unknown word to me, so thank you for the knowledge!

  3. Lizzy Nwa says:

    That was helpful. Thanks.
    Obtained
    Accustomed
    Many millennia
    Different goods
    Scarce
    Comes from
    Globe

  4. Acquired=obtain
    Familiar with =accustomed to
    Thousands of years=millennia
    Animal skins=hides
    Limited=scarce
    Originated =comes from
    World=globe
    Thank you very much Mrs liz

  5. 1) obtained
    2)costomed to
    3)many millania
    4)magic bands
    5)scarce
    6)history
    7)globe

  6. Ambily Susan Stanley says:

    Obtained
    Accustomed to
    Over a millennial
    Scarce
    Cones from
    Globe

  7. Hi liz,the words are,acquired, thousands of years, limited, world

  8. Fasina niyi says:

    1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed to
    3. Over many millennia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarced
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  9. 1 obtained. 2accustomed 3 over many millennium 4hides 5scarce 6comes from 7 across the globe

  10. Acquired-Obtained
    Familiar with- accustomed to
    Thousands of years- millennia
    Animal kin-Hides
    Originates- emanated
    World – Globe
    Limited- Scarce

  11. Acquired = obtain
    Originates = comes from
    World = globe

  12. Acquired- obtained
    Familiar with- accustomed to
    Thousands of year- over many milennials
    Limited- scarced
    Animal skin- hides
    Originates- comes from
    World- globe

  13. Thank you liz. Very useful

  14. 1.Obtained
    2.Custommed to
    3.over many millennium
    4.scarce
    5.comes from
    6. Globe

  15. Samid Hasan Tamim says:

    Many Many thanks for this usefull listening
    1)Obtained
    2)Accustomed
    3)Over many millenia
    4)Hides
    5)Scarce
    6)Comes from
    7)Globe

  16. 1. Acquired – Obtained
    2. Familiar with- Accustomed to
    3. Thousand of years- Many Mellinnia
    4. Animal skins- Killed Hives
    5. Limited- Scared
    6. Originates- comes from
    7. world- Globe

  17. 1. obtained
    2. accustomed
    3. many millanium
    4. scarce
    5. comes from
    6. globe

  18. Thanks Liz. It’s very useful.

  19. Ogbagha glory says:

    1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed to
    3. Many millennium
    4. Hyde’s
    5. Scares
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  20. Amol Pawar says:

    1. obtained
    2.Accustomed
    3.Many Millennials
    4.hide
    5.scare
    6.comes from
    7.globe

  21. Ogbagha glory says:

    1. Obtaineth
    2.
    3.millennium
    4.hydes
    5.scares
    6.history
    7.globe.

  22. 1. Obtainef
    2. Accoustom to
    3. Many millennia
    4. Animal meet
    5. Scarse
    6. Comes from

  23. 1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed to
    3. Many millennia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  24. Gayathri Kurra says:

    very helpful Liz….tq
    1) Acquired – Obtained
    2) Familiar – Accustomed
    3) Thousands of years – Over many millennia
    4) Animal skin – Hides ( not sure )
    5) Limited – Scarce
    6) Originates – Comes from
    7) World – Globe

  25. orola joseph says:

    1- Obtained
    2- accustomed to
    3- Over many millenia
    4- Hides
    5- scarce and expensive
    6- comes from
    7- Globe

  26. Amara Ibeawuchi says:

    Ignore first post pls. Lots of mistakes!

    1) Obtained
    2) Accustomed to
    3) Many millenia
    4) Hides
    5) Scarce
    6) Comes from
    7) Globe

  27. Nurudeen Yusuf says:

    1) OBTAINED
    2) ACCUSTOMED TO
    3) OVER MANY MILLENNIUM
    4) CURE HIDES
    5) SCARCE
    6) COMES FROM
    7) ACROSS THE GLOBE

  28. Amara Ibeawuchi says:

    1) Obtained
    2) Accustomer to
    3) Thousands of years
    4) Hides
    5) Scarce
    6) Comes from
    7) Globe

  29. Hi Liz,

    Many thanks for posting this. please post more of listening practice which is my weakest area.
    my answers are:
    1. obtained
    2. accustomed to
    3. over many millennia
    4.
    5. scarce
    6. comes from
    7. globe

  30. Hi, Liz!

    This is very useful, very helpful indeed! Appreciate you a lot!

  31. Dear Mrs Liz,
    I would like to thank you wholeheartedly, for all your efforts to help students facing the IELTS exam.

    In particular, I struggle to catch paraphrased word in listening, so this is a very useful exercise. I caught 6 out of 7 paraphrased words. On the second time, I also caught the last missing one that was “obtained”.

    As you pointed out in the past, we students need to acquire a wide vocabulary for the listening test. For example, I learned a lot of new vocabulary reading the Harry Potter’s saga pleasantly.

    Thanks again.
    Antonio

    • Thanks for your message. I’m glad it’s a useful lesson 🙂 It’s funny you mention the Harry Potter stories – I just started reading Harry Potter in Swedish – the sentences are not complicated so it’s an easy, interesting read in a foreign language – of course it helps to know the story 🙂

  32. Ishan Brahmbhatt says:

    1. Obtain
    2. Accouston to
    3. Many millennia
    4. Animal meat
    5. Parlty
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  33. History of salt
    Answers are 3,6,7

  34. Hi Liz, thank you for keeping post lessons to us, this one was really helpful!
    Well, I think I heard this similar words but not sure about the number 4
    1- obtained
    2- accustomed
    3- many millenial
    4- —- hides
    5- scarce
    6- come from
    7- globe
    Thank you!

  35. 1. obtained
    2.accustomed to
    3. over many millenium
    4.
    5.scarce
    6.history
    7. across the globe.
    it was really helpful. thanks Liz

  36. Acquired=obtained
    Familiar with=Accustomed to
    Thousands of years=many millennia
    Animals skin=hides
    Orginates=comes from
    Wirld=globe

  37. Dear Ma’am

    Before I post answers as per my understanding of the audio ,I would like to congratulate you for always being a pioneer when it comes to doing something novice to enhance the understanding of concepts related to IELTS.You have undoubtedly created a new benchmark for being an altruist , a word which is barely found in dictionaries of lives of we humans!All that comes from hearts of every IELTS aspirant for you are blessings and laurels.

    Irrefutably , it is an extremely useful exercise .

    1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed
    3. Millennia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  38. Rawia Obida says:

    Hi Liz ,
    it’s really helpful exercise, thank you so much
    1.hunters
    2.obtained
    3.turned the agriculture
    4.meat
    5.scarce
    6.comes from
    7.globe

  39. obtained-acquired
    accustomed to-familiar with
    animal hides-animal skins
    scarce-limited
    comes from-originates
    globe-world

  40. Thanks liz, very useful
    Here are my answers
    Obtained
    Accustomed
    Millennia
    Hides
    Scares
    Comes from
    Globe

  41. Charity Lankono says:

    1. obtained
    2. accustomed to
    3.over many millennial
    4. hides
    5. scarce
    6. comes from
    7. globe

  42. Acquired – obtained
    Thousand of years – millenia
    Animal skins – hide
    Originate – come from Rome
    Limited – scarce
    World – global

  43. Except for 4.animal Skins, all other words mentioned.

  44. 1.obtained
    2.accustomed to
    3.over the millennia
    4.hides
    5.scarce
    6.comes from
    7.globe

  45. 1. Obtained
    2. Maybe
    3. Over many millennium
    4. ?
    5. Scarce
    6. Can be seen
    7. Globe

  46. Accustomed, millenium, comes from, globe.
    Thank you I’ve never seen this useful exercise below!

  47. 1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed
    3. Millennia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  48. FRANK KOFI VIDOGO says:

    1. Obtained
    2.Accustomed
    3. Millennium
    4. Herds
    5. Scare
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  49. Anish thomas says:

    Thousands of years

  50. 1. Obtained
    2. Accustomed to
    3. Over many millenia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. History
    7. Globe

  51. accustomed, Scarce, comes from,glove

  52. Hi Liz,
    Greetings,
    ALL of your lessons are very useful and helpful not just this. I hope you will continue to make more of this.Listening for paraphrases and synonyms are just one of my weaknesses.
    I APPRECIATE YOU LIZ. I would be subscribing to your WT2 lessons.
    Below are my answers. I had to listen with the recording 5 times to get my answer in #4.
    1. obtained
    2. accustomed to
    3. over many millennia
    4. hides
    5. scarce
    6. comes from
    7. across the globe

  53. Obtained
    Accoustomed
    Millenium
    Hides
    Scarce
    Comes from
    Globe

    This type of lessons are very useful.pls upload more .thanks alot ma

  54. Ritu jain says:

    1) Obtain
    2) Custom to
    3) many millenia
    4)
    5)Scarce
    6)Comes from
    7)Globe

  55. Nada Sebahi says:

    Hi Liz,

    I missed one answer. I could not figure it out.

    1- obtained
    2- accustomed to
    3- millennium
    4- …..
    5- scarce
    6- come from
    7- globe

  56. Obtain/custom/millennial/hides/scarse/globe

  57. 3&7

  58. prescanner says:

    Originates
    Animal skin
    World
    Thousands of years
    Limited

  59. 1. Obtained
    2. Maybe
    3. Many millennia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  60. Thulani Nleya says:

    1 obtain
    2 accustom to
    3 millennium
    4 hides
    5 scarce
    6 history
    7 globe

  61. 1:obtained
    2:accustomed to
    3:millenium
    4:hides
    5:scarse
    6: comes from
    7:globe

  62. Hello
    I guess 2, 5, 6, 7 matches

  63. praxedes cerezo says:

    Originates

  64. Its really useful. If i keep practicing i’m sure that would be so helpful.
    So glad to find out about you ieltsliz 🙂

  65. 1.obtained
    2.accustomed to
    3.many millennia
    4.
    5.scarce
    6.comes from
    7.globe

  66. Dorji Sonam says:

    1. Obtained
    3. Millennia
    5. Scarce
    6. Come from
    7. Globe

    I could hear above words only

  67. 3.thousands of years
    7.world

  68. 1.Obtained
    2.Sea water
    3.Millennium
    4.Food
    5.Scarce
    6. history
    7.Globe

  69. 4.3.5.2.1.6.7

  70. 1) acquired- obtained
    2) familiar with- accustomed to
    3) thousand of years- over the millennia
    4) animal skins- hides
    5) limited – scarce
    6) originates- come from
    7) world- globe

  71. 1. Acquired – Obtained
    2. Familiar- Custom
    3. Thousands of years – Millennium
    4. Animal skin – Meat
    5. Limited- Scarce
    6. Originate – History
    7. World – Globe

  72. 1. acquired – obtained
    2. familiar with – accustomed to
    3. thousands of years – many millennia
    4. animal skins – hides
    5. limited – scarce
    6. Originates – can be seen
    7. world – globe

  73. Rosemary says:

    Answers
    1 Obtained, 2 custom with,3 many milleniun 4?, 5 scarce, 6 comes from, 7 Globe

  74. Mehak Khosla says:

    acquired-> obtained
    familiar with-> accustom
    thousand of years–> millennia
    animal skin–>hides
    limited->scares
    originates->comes from
    world->globe.

  75. 1 Obtained
    2 Custom too
    3 milleanum
    4 heal wounds
    5 scarse
    6 comes from
    7 glode

  76. 1. Obtain
    2. Accustomed
    3.Millennium
    4.
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes from
    7. Globe

  77. Thanks Liz,
    Acquired- obtained
    Familiar with- Accustomed to
    Animal skin- Animal meat.
    Thousand of years- over many millennium
    Limited- scarce
    Originates- Comes from
    World – Globe.

  78. Zulaykha says:

    1. obtained
    2. accustomed to
    3. many millenia
    4. hides
    5. scarce
    6.comes from
    7. globe

  79. 7

  80. 1. obtained
    2.accustomed
    3. millenia
    4. hides
    5.scarce
    6.comes from
    7. globe

  81. Rachael Kanini says:

    1. Obtained
    2. Same
    3 Many millenia
    4. Hides
    5. Scarce
    6. Comes From
    7. Globe

  82. Ayotunde says:

    Obtained
    Turned to
    Many million
    Hides
    Scarce
    Comes from
    Globe

  83. 1.obtained
    2.accustomed to
    3.millennia
    4.animal meat?
    5.scarce
    6.comes from
    7.globe

  84. I hear the similar words which are same in the recording are

    1
    2
    3
    4
    6

  85. Hi Liz.
    In Writing task 2 ,if the question is “Do you think this is a positive or nagative approach”
    Should I discuss both sides?

  86. World

  87. Hey Liz…just love your classes ..

  88. 1- obtained
    2-costume to
    3-many Melanie of years
    4- I couldn’t get it
    5-I couldn’t get it
    6-comes from
    7- globe

  89. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

  90. Originates

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