Listening Practice: Future of Libraries

A listening lesson about the future of libraries. This is an interesting topic that can appear in IELTS speaking, listening, reading and writing task 2. So, it’s well worth using this lesson to gain ideas and vocabulary. The questions are sentence completion which are common question types in IELTS listening.

Listening Practice: Future Libraries

Always read the questions carefully to spot keywords before listening.

Questions 1-5: No more than two words and/or a number.

  1. Libraries provide creative spaces and learning ………..
  2. Libraries can help to improve technological ……….. in society.
  3. ………… to any given book becomes possible using Library Bookmark.
  4. Patrons would be able to receive books at home using …………….
  5. Fingerlink allows the user to combine …………….. with a printed book.

Source: Information was taken from ebookfriendly.com. Their article contained more ideas for this topic so take a look.

Transcript & Answers

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Transcript

Today, libraries are not only about lending books. They are creative spaces, not only for individuals, but also teams. They are economic incubators and learning hubs. Most of all, the libraries are the entry points to the digital world. They are the way to embrace technology and avoid digital exclusion. Therefore, to improve technological literacy of local communities, libraries should be equipped with relevant technologies.

Here are some suggestions for future improvements of technology in libraries:

  1. Library Bookmark: First of all, the device would be a perfect companion when navigating through the library, by giving turn-by-turn directions to the book the patron wants. The device could also keep track of all borrowed books, as well as remind the user of the return dates.
  2. Delivery Drones: To get the book from a library, you can either go and find it, or you can let it find you. The future belongs to the unmanned flying machines, and just like Amazon drones can deliver the goods to customers, libraries could deliver the books to patrons.
  3. FingerLink: It is a project currently developed by Fujitsu that will let you use digital tools to work with a printed book. It’s a stand you can put on a library desk. It includes two elements: a camera to read the information from the real world, and the projector to display digital information in the real world.
Answers

Spelling must be correct to have the answer marked correct. Using all capital letters is recommended for listening and reading answers.

  1. HUBS
  2. LITERACY
  3. NAVIGATING
  4. (DELIVERY) DRONES
    1. Brackets are used in the answer key of test books to show possible answers. In this case, it is possible to have the answer “drones” or “delivery drones”. You cannot use brackets in your test – you must choose only one answer.
    2. It is not possible to have “flying machines”. The paraphrase of drones is actually “unmanned flying machines” but it contains 3 words which goes over the word count limit.
  5. DIGITAL TOOLS

 

All the best

Liz

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Comments

  1. Smitha Thomas says

    Hi Liz, Thank you for your helpful videos.
    In computer based listening test –
    1) how much time do we get to go through the questions before each audio.
    2) Once the audio is completed how much time do we get to fill in the answer for that particular audio.
    3) Could you please give a distribution of timing for the listening test.

    • Please purchase the IELTS Cambridge test books which contain real tests or go to the BC IELTS website to try their free listening test. The questions you asked are the same for the paper based listening test as well. During a real test will help you get used to timing. You must write the answers as you listen. The only difference between the computer based test and the paper based test is that in the CD IELTS test, you only get 2 mins to check answers at the end of the test.

  2. Good day Liz, please, did you do one on one coaching asides the teaching here.

  3. Abdirahman Jenaqow says

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  4. Hello Liz,
    I recently took an IELTS test. One the question in my listening was a date and the instruction was to use 2 words maximum. The date told in the question was 15th of May. Would it okay if I wrote 15 May?
    Note: I took CDIELTS

    • It is 100% fine to do that. We never write the word “of” when we write dates in English.

      • Thanks for your prompt reply. Instead of “15th May”, I wrote “15 May”. I am sure you would have noticed the same in my previous question. But I just want to make sure. Would it be still okay to do that?

        Thanks a lot Liz

        • Yes, it’s fine. There is no fixed rule that states you need to use “th” with any number for a date. We frequently write dates as 15 May.

  5. Hi Liz,
    Thank you for your amazing selfless efforts.
    I would like to know, is it possible or appropriate to make notes and then write the answers in computer based IELTS too? (Based on your video on Listening tips: tip -19)

    • You won’t have time to do that. In the paper based test, you have 10 mins to transfer your answers onto the answer sheet after the recording has finished. You do not get 10 mins in the computer based test. You get only 2 mins. You are supposed to type your answers directly into the computer – the 2 mins is then for checking spelling.

  6. Hi dear liz
    I would like to say that i am so happy that i found your useful website and i should say thank you so much for this such a great site
    I wish the best and success for you
    Your sincerely
    Keyvan

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    2. LITERACY
    3. NAVIGATING
    4. DELIVERY DRONES
    5. DIGITAL TOOLS

  10. 1. HUBS
    2. LITERACY
    3. NAVIGATING
    4. DELIVERY DRONES
    5. DIGITAL TOOLS

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  13. yogita kalra says

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  14. HUBS
    LITERACY
    DEVICE
    AMAZON DRONES
    DIGITIAL TOOLS

  15. 1. Hubs
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    3. tracking
    4. Delivery drones
    5. digital tools

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  18. Apurva Saxena says

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    Literacy
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    Reminders
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  19. 1) hubs
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    3)Directions
    4)delivery drones
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  20. Hubs
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  21. HUBS
    LITERACY
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    PROJECTOR

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  25. 1- hips
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  26. Francis O Fasuyi says

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    Literacy
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  27. 1. hubs
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    5. digital tools

  30. 1 hubs
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  31. Gabriela Castro says

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  32. 1.hubs
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    3.navigating
    4.flying machines
    5.digital tools

  33. sàfa Abdalla says

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    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  34. HIMANSHU MEGHWANI says

    Hub
    Literacy
    Track
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  35. 1 Hubs
    2 Literacy
    3 Navigating
    4 Delivery Drones
    5 Digital Tools

  36. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Library
    Digital tool

  37. 1) HUBS
    2) LITERACY
    3) NAVIGATING
    4) DELIVERY DRONES
    5) DIGITAL TOOLS

  38. Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigation
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  39. Hubs
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    Amazon drones
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  40. Hina Khanna says

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    Literacy
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    Flying Machine
    Digital Tools

  41. hubs
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  42. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONES
    DIGITAL TOOLS

  43. HUB
    LITERACY
    TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS
    ———
    WORK

  44. Sania Ameen says

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  45. 1 hubs
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  46. Hubs
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  47. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATION
    AMAZON DRONES
    WORK

  48. hubs
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    flying machine
    digital tools

  49. Mrs Oma Daibo-Omongbale says

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    Digital tools

  50. HUBS
    LITERACY
    SUGGESTIONS
    DELIVERY DRONE
    DIGITAL TOOLS

  51. 1) HUBS
    2) LITERACY
    3) NAVIGATING
    4) AMAZON DRONE
    5) DIGITAL TOOLS

  52. Hub
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    Digital drones
    Library
    Digital tools

  53. Nhora Manalo says

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    2)literacy
    3)device
    4)libraries
    5)digital tools

  54. Hub
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery Drones
    Digital tools

  55. hubs
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    digital tools

  56. 1. Hubs
    2. Literacy
    3. Direction
    4. Flying machines
    5. Digital tools

  57. siti marlina says

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  58. 1,HUBS 2,LITERACY 3,DEVICE 4,DELIVERY DRONES 5, DIGITAL TOOLS

  59. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONE
    DIGITAL TOOL

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    2. Literacy
    3. Turn-by-Turn directions
    4. Delivery Drones
    5. digital tools

  62. Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Amazon drones
    Digital tools

  63. Hub
    Literacy
    Direction
    Amazon drone
    Digital tools

  64. Hubs
    Literacy
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    Amazon Drone
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    Literacy
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    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  66. 1. Hubs
    2. Literacy
    3. Navigating
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    5. Digital tools

  67. 1 hubs
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    2.Literacy
    3.Track
    4.Flying Machine
    5.Digital tools

  69. hubs
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    flying drone
    digital tools

  70. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONES
    DIGITAL TOOLS

  71. Santi Thomas says

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    Digital tools

  72. Santi Thomas says

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  73. Nurudeen Yusuf says

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    2) LITERACY
    3) NAVIGATING
    4) FLYING MACHINES
    5) DIGITAL TOOLS

  74. I don’t know if it’s correct or not
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    2) literacy
    3) navigation
    4) flying machines
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  76. hubs
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    3.Navigating
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  78. 1. Hubs
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    3. Navigation
    4. Delivery drones
    5. Library

  79. 1. Hubs
    2. Literacy
    3. Navigating
    4. Delivery drone
    5. Digital tools

  80. Amabel Ngoran Fonyuy says

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  81. 1. HUBS
    2. LITERACY
    3. LIBRARY BOOKMARK
    4. DRONES
    5. DIGITAL TOOLS

  82. Vinayak Nilajkar says

    1) HUBS
    2) LITERACY
    3) NAVIGATION
    4) AMAZON DRONES
    5) DIGITAL TOOLS

  83. Jagdeep kaur says

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    Literacy
    Directions
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  84. Akua Osaa Agyemang says

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    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  85. Agege Emmanuel says

    1. Hub
    2. Literacy
    3. Device
    4, Librarian
    5. Digital information

  86. 1. HUBS
    2. LITERACY
    3. DIRECTION
    4.DELIVERY DRONES
    5. DIGITAL TOOLS

  87. My answers to Listening;FUTURE OF LIBRARIES

    1. HOBS
    2. LITERACY
    3. NAVIGATING
    4. LIBRARIES
    5. DIGITAL TOOLS

  88. 1-hubs
    2-literacy
    3-directions
    4-Amazon
    5-digital tools

  89. Answers.
    1. Apps
    2. Literacy
    3. Navigating
    4. Delivery drones.
    5. Digital tools

  90. shamema nasrin says

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    2.literacy
    3.keep tacking
    4.Amazon drone
    5.digital information

  91. Muslimbek Yuldoshev says

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    Literacy
    Device
    Patrons
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  92. 1. books
    2. literacy
    3. track.
    4. delivery drones.
    5.digital tools.

  93. 1) Hub
    2) Literacy
    3) directions
    4) flying machine
    5) digital tools

  94. 1 hubs
    2 literacy
    3track
    4 delivery drums
    5 digital tools

  95. 1.hubs
    2.literacy
    3.deviece
    4.drones
    5. Digital tools

  96. hub
    litracy
    navigate
    delivery trends
    to work

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