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Listening Practice Blue-Footed Boobie Birds

Listening Practice for IELTS preparation. This topic was actually reported in the IELTS Reading Test. But, I have used it to create a listening exercise for you. There’s a funny video if you want to see these birds in action at the bottom of this article.

Blue-Footed Boobies Listening Exercise

Questions 1-8

No more than two words and/or a number.

  1. Strutting and showing off feet is part of the mating …………
  2. When a male boobie has very blue feet, he is considered ……………..
  3. Their name comes from the Spanish word for …………..
  4. On land, blue-footed boobies move  in a ………. manner.
  5. Blue-footed boobies fish in ……………….
  6. They eat small fish, for example ………….
  7. Their bodies are ………..  which is advantageous when diving.
  8. Adult boobies warm their chicks with their ……………….
  9. They usually have a maximum of ………. chicks.

Notice: Based on Article from National Geographic

Answers

The answers are now available for this lesson.

Click here for the answers: ANSWERS FOR BIRD LISTENING EXERCISE

 

All the best

Liz

The Blue-Footed Boobie Video

Sorry this is not an educational video, but it is great fun to watch 🙂

 

 

Comments

  1. Rima Khairatur Ramadhani says:

    1. Ritual
    2. Attractive
    3. Stupid
    4. Clumsy
    5. Group
    6.
    7. Streamlined
    8. Feet
    9. Three

  2. Hi Liz

    Thanks for your wonderful lessons. They are fantastic.
    I have a doubt regarding listening test. I was giving a listening test and while checking the answers I found that some of the answers were had words in brackets, like for an example
    (at) Reception. I want to know that if the student writes just Reception, then is it right or wrong?

    Thanks

  3. NAVEEN CHANDRA says:

    Respected mam
    I am Naveenchandra from india
    providing such a stuff(examples,tips..etc) to us, thank you soo much mam.

  4. Can’t play the listening here. Please how did you guys play it? Thanks

  5. oluwatobi olurin says:

    Thank you Liz, this was quite funny and very useful at the same time.
    my answers were,
    rituals
    more attractive
    stupid
    list gracefully (which didn’t make any sense actually LOL!)
    co-operative
    anchovies
    streamlined
    webbed feet
    three

  6. 1. ritual
    2.attractive
    3.stupid
    4.
    5.groups
    6.anxivies
    7.streamlined
    8.feet
    9.3

  7. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Bobo
    4. Clumsy
    5. Groups
    6.
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed foot
    9. Three

  8. B ACHARYA says:

    YESTERDAY MY IELTS COMPLETED

    THANK U LIZ
    U R SO HELPFUL

    B ACHARYA

  9. 1.
    2. more attractive
    3. pobo
    4. clumpsy and unwary
    5. co-operation or groups
    6.
    7. adaptable
    8. web feet
    9. 3

  10. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Stupid
    4. Clumsy
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Anchovies
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. 3

  11. 1-RITUALS
    2-MORE ATTRACTIVE
    3-CLUMSY
    4-GROUPS
    5-ANTRIBEES
    6-STREAMLINED
    7-WEBBED FEET
    8-3

  12. 1.ritual
    2.attractive
    3,booby
    4,least graceful
    5.cooperate group
    6.anchovies
    7.streamlined
    8.webbed feet
    9.three

  13. Amarabia Ibeawuchi says:

    1) Behavior
    2) Attractive
    3) Stupid
    4) Clumsy
    5) Cooperative groups
    6) anthroves
    7) Streamlined
    8) Feet
    9) 3 (three)

  14. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Stupid
    4.Clumsy
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Antrobees
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. Three

  15. 1. Rituals
    2. more attractive
    3. Bur-bur
    4. colorless
    5. miss it
    6. anchebies
    7. streamlined
    8. back feet
    9. 3

  16. 1rituals
    2more attractive
    3barba
    4 least graceful
    5 cooperative groups
    6 ancheries
    7 physical adaptation
    8 webbed feet
    91-3

  17. 1)RITUALS
    2)ATTRACTIVE
    3)BARBA
    4)LEAST GRACEFUL
    5)cooperative groups
    6)ANCHERIES
    7)PHYSICAL ADAPTATION
    8)WEBBED FEET
    9)1-3

  18. Malu Juricki says:

    1. ritual
    2. more attractive
    3. bobo
    4. clumsy
    5. cooperative groups
    6. anchovies
    7. long streamlined
    8. webbed feet
    9. 1-3

  19. Horani Othman says:

    1)Rituals
    2)More attractive
    3)Bobo
    4)Stupid
    5)Cooperative group
    6)Anchovies
    7)Streamlined
    8)Webbed feet
    9)1-3

  20. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Stupid
    4. Clumsy
    5. Cooperative Groups
    6. Anchries
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. 3

  21. 1. Rituals
    2.stupid
    3.boo boo
    4.incorporate
    5.ancheries
    6.
    7.adaptable
    8.webbed feet
    9.1-2

  22. 1. rituals
    2. more attractive
    3. Bobo
    4. least graceful
    5. co-operative groups
    6.Anchilies
    7. streamlined
    8. webbed feet
    9. 3

  23. 1 rituals
    2 attractive
    3 stupid
    4 night
    5 groups
    6 anchovies
    7 diverse
    8 webbed feet
    9 3chicks

  24. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Stupid
    4. Cooperative
    5. Groups
    6
    7. Streamlined
    8. Feet
    9. 3

  25. Murugavel.R says:

    1 RITUALS
    2 MORE ATTRACTIVE
    3 STUPID
    4 CLUMSY
    5 COOPERATIVE GROUPS
    6 ANCHERVIS
    7 STEAM LINE
    8 WEB FEET
    9 1 TO 3

  26. Suraj timalsena says:

    1)male
    2) attractive
    3) Berber
    4) cooperative
    5) sea
    6)anchovies
    7) streamlined
    8)3

  27. Preet kaur says:

    1. Rituals
    2.more attractive
    3.booboo
    4.clumsy
    5.coperative groups
    6. Archivoes
    7.Streamlined
    8.webbed feet
    9. 3

  28. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Bobo
    4. Clumsy
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Anchovies
    7. Streamlined
    8. webbed feet
    9. 1 to 3

  29. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3.Bobo
    4.Clumpsy
    5.Co-operative groups
    6.Anchovies
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. 1 to 3

    Thank you Liz

  30. 1. RITUALS
    2. MORE ATTRACTIVE
    3. BORBO
    4. CLUMSY
    5. IN-COOPERATIVE GROUPS
    6. ACHIOVIES
    7. PHYSICAL ADOPTATION
    8. WEBBED FEET
    9 THREE

  31. Tiwonge Lora says:

    1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Boboo
    4 . Clumsy
    5. Cooperative group
    6. Anchovies
    7. Webbed feet
    8. Stream-lined
    9. 3

  32. Anjali Dharmik says:

    1. Ritual
    2. More attractive
    3. Burbur
    4. Least graceful
    5. Cooperative group
    6. Ancovies
    7. Streamline
    8. Webbed Feet
    9. Three

  33. Ogbagha glory says:

    1. Rituals
    2.attractive
    3.Bobbie
    4.clumsy
    5.cooperative group
    6.anshebis
    7.strim like
    8.web feet
    9.three chicks

  34. 1. rituals
    2. more attractive
    3. stupid
    4. clumsy
    5. cooperative groups
    6. anchovies
    7. streamlined
    8. webbed feet
    9. 1 to 3

  35. Agunbiade Sunday says:

    1. Rituals
    2. Attractive
    3. Booboo
    4. Clumsy
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Anchovies
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed-feet
    9. 3

  36. 1.rituals
    2.more attractive
    3.booba
    4.
    5.corporate groups
    6.anchovies
    7.streamlined
    8.webbed feet
    9.1-3

  37. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Bobo (stupid)
    4. Clumsy, unwary
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Anchovies
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. 3

  38. Md Mahbubur Rahman says:

    Hello,liz mam. Are British and American English(Grammar,vocabulary, pronounciation etc) equally accepted in ielts speaking and writing? will it affect on my result if I mix them up at the time of speaking or writing.

  39. 1.rituals
    2.attractive
    3.stupid
    4.cooperated
    5.Groups
    6.ancheries
    7.physically adapted
    8.Feet
    9.1-3

  40. 1 rituals
    2 more attractive
    3 boobae
    4 colonies
    5 cooperative groups
    6 Amturelies
    7 streamlined
    8 webed feet
    9 3

  41. 1. ritual
    2. attractive
    3. Bobo
    4. stupid
    5. groups
    6. anchous
    7. streamlined
    8. feet
    9. three

    Really difficult listening… I’ve only managed to catch the answers after listening to the audio trice… And I’m sure some of them are incorrect 🙁

  42. 1. Rituals
    2. Attractive
    3. Boobie
    4. Clumsy
    5. Sea food
    6. Ancholites
    7. Streamline
    8. Webbed-feet
    9. 1 – 3

  43. Christopher says:

    High stepping
    2. Attractive
    3 .boobo
    4. –
    5. Cooperative groups
    6. Anch…….
    7. Stream -lined
    8. Weebed feet
    9. 3

  44. 1.rituals
    2.more attractive
    3. Boobo
    4. unwary
    5. cooperative groups
    6. anchovies
    7. streamlined
    8. webbed feet
    9. 3

  45. 1. Rituals
    2. More attractive
    3. Burbur
    4. Clumsy
    5. Cooperative group
    6. Antabies
    7. Streamlined
    8. Webbed feet
    9. Three

  46. Akansha S says:

    1. rituals
    2. more attractive
    3. Bobo
    4. clumsy
    5. co-operative groups
    6. anchovies
    7. adapted physically
    8. webbed feet
    9. 3

  47. 1 ritual
    2 very attractive
    3 stupid
    4 least graceful
    5 cooperative group
    6?
    7 streamlined
    8 foot
    9 three

  48. Ameet Kumar says:

    High stepping
    More attractive
    Boobo
    Least Graceful
    Cooperative group
    Anchovies
    Stream lined
    Wrapped feet
    1 to 3

  49. Jincy V Abraham says:

    1: rituals
    2:more attractive
    3: Bobo
    4: clumsy , unwary
    5:cooperative groups
    6:anshavies
    7:streamlined
    8:webbed feets
    9: 1-3

  50. Chinar Dhingra says:

    1. Rituals
    2.Attractive
    3. Burbie
    4. Clumsy
    5.Cooperative Groups
    6.Anchvis
    7.Adaptive
    8.feet
    9.10

  51. Mueed Jamal says:

    1. RITUALS
    2. MORE ATTRACTIVE
    3. STUPID
    4. CLUMSY
    5. COOPERATIVE GROUP
    6. ACH…..
    7. STREAMLINED
    8. WEBBED FEET
    9. 3

    I could not get the name of the small fishes . . never really heard of them 😛

  52. 1.Rituals
    2.More attractive
    3.bobo
    4.Clumpsy
    5.Inco-operative groups
    6.Antrivies
    7.Streamlined
    8.Webbed feet
    9.Three….
    Answer for 3rd and 6th am very much unsure as am not able to know the word through how it’s pronounced, it’s totally new for me to at least guess. Thank you liz

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