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.

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

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYmzdvMoUUA”]

Thanks Liz,

Practice listening in this way is useful but enjoyable and relaxing.

The selected content is suitable for IELTS listening practice.

I WANT TO KNOW IF THE TRANSCRIPT IS GIVEN FOR THE LISTENING TEST.

It is a listening test – why would they give you the transcript? You use transcripts for practice at home to improve your skills. It is NOT given in the test.

3. Why is the answer “stupid” and not “bobo”?

Because the question asks for the translation, the meaning.

Is it okay to hit pause in order to write answers during the test?

You do not control the timing in the listening test. There is no pause button.

1. Ritual

2. Attractive

3. Stupid

4. Clumsy

5. Group

6.

7. Streamlined

8. Feet

9. Three

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

See information on this page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-help-faq/

Thanks Liz

Respected mam

I am Naveenchandra from india

providing such a stuff(examples,tips..etc) to us, thank you soo much mam.

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

Check your internet – the audio is streamed online and requires a good internet connection.

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

1. ritual

2.attractive

3.stupid

4.

5.groups

6.anxivies

7.streamlined

8.feet

9.3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Bobo

4. Clumsy

5. Groups

6.

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed foot

9. Three

YESTERDAY MY IELTS COMPLETED

THANK U LIZ

U R SO HELPFUL

B ACHARYA

1.

2. more attractive

3. pobo

4. clumpsy and unwary

5. co-operation or groups

6.

7. adaptable

8. web feet

9. 3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Stupid

4. Clumsy

5. Cooperative groups

6. Anchovies

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed feet

9. 3

1-RITUALS

2-MORE ATTRACTIVE

3-CLUMSY

4-GROUPS

5-ANTRIBEES

6-STREAMLINED

7-WEBBED FEET

8-3

1.ritual

2.attractive

3,booby

4,least graceful

5.cooperate group

6.anchovies

7.streamlined

8.webbed feet

9.three

1) Behavior

2) Attractive

3) Stupid

4) Clumsy

5) Cooperative groups

6) anthroves

7) Streamlined

8) Feet

9) 3 (three)

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Stupid

4.Clumsy

5. Cooperative groups

6. Antrobees

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed feet

9. Three

There are some mistakes on your answer listen carefully

1. Rituals

2. more attractive

3. Bur-bur

4. colorless

5. miss it

6. anchebies

7. streamlined

8. back feet

9. 3

1rituals

2more attractive

3barba

4 least graceful

5 cooperative groups

6 ancheries

7 physical adaptation

8 webbed feet

91-3

1)RITUALS

2)ATTRACTIVE

3)BARBA

4)LEAST GRACEFUL

5)cooperative groups

6)ANCHERIES

7)PHYSICAL ADAPTATION

8)WEBBED FEET

9)1-3

1. ritual

2. more attractive

3. bobo

4. clumsy

5. cooperative groups

6. anchovies

7. long streamlined

8. webbed feet

9. 1-3

1)Rituals

2)More attractive

3)Bobo

4)Stupid

5)Cooperative group

6)Anchovies

7)Streamlined

8)Webbed feet

9)1-3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Stupid

4. Clumsy

5. Cooperative Groups

6. Anchries

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed feet

9. 3

1. Rituals

2.stupid

3.boo boo

4.incorporate

5.ancheries

6.

7.adaptable

8.webbed feet

9.1-2

1. rituals

2. more attractive

3. Bobo

4. least graceful

5. co-operative groups

6.Anchilies

7. streamlined

8. webbed feet

9. 3

1 rituals

2 attractive

3 stupid

4 night

5 groups

6 anchovies

7 diverse

8 webbed feet

9 3chicks

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Stupid

4. Cooperative

5. Groups

6

7. Streamlined

8. Feet

9. 3

1 RITUALS

2 MORE ATTRACTIVE

3 STUPID

4 CLUMSY

5 COOPERATIVE GROUPS

6 ANCHERVIS

7 STEAM LINE

8 WEB FEET

9 1 TO 3

1)male

2) attractive

3) Berber

4) cooperative

5) sea

6)anchovies

7) streamlined

8)3

1. Rituals

2.more attractive

3.booboo

4.clumsy

5.coperative groups

6. Archivoes

7.Streamlined

8.webbed feet

9. 3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Bobo

4. Clumsy

5. Cooperative groups

6. Anchovies

7. Streamlined

8. webbed feet

9. 1 to 3

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

1. RITUALS

2. MORE ATTRACTIVE

3. BORBO

4. CLUMSY

5. IN-COOPERATIVE GROUPS

6. ACHIOVIES

7. PHYSICAL ADOPTATION

8. WEBBED FEET

9 THREE

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Boboo

4 . Clumsy

5. Cooperative group

6. Anchovies

7. Webbed feet

8. Stream-lined

9. 3

1. Ritual

2. More attractive

3. Burbur

4. Least graceful

5. Cooperative group

6. Ancovies

7. Streamline

8. Webbed Feet

9. Three

1. Rituals

2.attractive

3.Bobbie

4.clumsy

5.cooperative group

6.anshebis

7.strim like

8.web feet

9.three chicks

1. rituals

2. more attractive

3. stupid

4. clumsy

5. cooperative groups

6. anchovies

7. streamlined

8. webbed feet

9. 1 to 3

1. Rituals

2. Attractive

3. Booboo

4. Clumsy

5. Cooperative groups

6. Anchovies

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed-feet

9. 3

1.rituals

2.more attractive

3.booba

4.

5.corporate groups

6.anchovies

7.streamlined

8.webbed feet

9.1-3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Bobo (stupid)

4. Clumsy, unwary

5. Cooperative groups

6. Anchovies

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed feet

9. 3

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.

You can have a mixed accent in speaking. But you must choose either US or UK English in writing.

1.rituals

2.attractive

3.stupid

4.cooperated

5.Groups

6.ancheries

7.physically adapted

8.Feet

9.1-3

1 rituals

2 more attractive

3 boobae

4 colonies

5 cooperative groups

6 Amturelies

7 streamlined

8 webed feet

9 3

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 🙁

1. Rituals

2. Attractive

3. Boobie

4. Clumsy

5. Sea food

6. Ancholites

7. Streamline

8. Webbed-feet

9. 1 – 3

High stepping

2. Attractive

3 .boobo

4. –

5. Cooperative groups

6. Anch…….

7. Stream -lined

8. Weebed feet

9. 3

1.rituals

2.more attractive

3. Boobo

4. unwary

5. cooperative groups

6. anchovies

7. streamlined

8. webbed feet

9. 3

1. Rituals

2. More attractive

3. Burbur

4. Clumsy

5. Cooperative group

6. Antabies

7. Streamlined

8. Webbed feet

9. Three

1. rituals

2. more attractive

3. Bobo

4. clumsy

5. co-operative groups

6. anchovies

7. adapted physically

8. webbed feet

9. 3

1 ritual

2 very attractive

3 stupid

4 least graceful

5 cooperative group

6?

7 streamlined

8 foot

9 three

High stepping

More attractive

Boobo

Least Graceful

Cooperative group

Anchovies

Stream lined

Wrapped feet

1 to 3

1: rituals

2:more attractive

3: Bobo

4: clumsy , unwary

5:cooperative groups

6:anshavies

7:streamlined

8:webbed feets

9: 1-3

1. Rituals

2.Attractive

3. Burbie

4. Clumsy

5.Cooperative Groups

6.Anchvis

7.Adaptive

8.feet

9.10

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 😛

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