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

Click below to reveal the transcript and answers for this lesson.

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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.[/expand]

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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[/expand]

 

All the best

Liz

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Comments

  1. 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.

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

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

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    2- literacy
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    4- delivery drones
    5- digital tools

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  9. yogita kalra says

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  10. HUBS
    LITERACY
    DEVICE
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    DIGITIAL TOOLS

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    3. tracking
    4. Delivery drones
    5. digital tools

  12. Phoebe Escolta says

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  14. Apurva Saxena says

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    Literacy
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    Reminders
    Digital Tools

  15. 1) hubs
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    3)Directions
    4)delivery drones
    5)digital tolls

  16. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  17. HUBS
    LITERACY
    THE DEVICE
    DIGITAL DRONES
    PROJECTOR

  18. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
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    Digital tools

  19. Hubs
    Literacy
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    Digital tools

  20. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Drones
    Digital tools

  21. 1- hips
    2- literacy
    3- device
    4- Amazon drone
    5- digital tools

  22. Francis O Fasuyi says

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    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  23. 1. hubs
    2. literacy
    3.direction
    4.flying machine
    5.digital tools

  24. hubs
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    unman flying machine
    digital tools

  25. 1. hubs
    2. literacy
    3. Navigation
    4. delivery drones
    5. digital tools

  26. 1 hubs
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    Direction
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  27. Gabriela Castro says

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    Literacy
    directions
    drones
    digital tools

  28. 1.hubs
    2.literacy
    3.navigating
    4.flying machines
    5.digital tools

  29. sàfa Abdalla says

    Hub
    Literacy
    Directed
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  30. HIMANSHU MEGHWANI says

    Hub
    Literacy
    Track
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  31. 1 Hubs
    2 Literacy
    3 Navigating
    4 Delivery Drones
    5 Digital Tools

  32. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Library
    Digital tool

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

  34. Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigation
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  35. Hubs
    Literacy navigating
    Amazon drones
    Projector

  36. Hina Khanna says

    Hubs
    Literacy
    Directions
    Flying Machine
    Digital Tools

  37. hubs
    literacy
    track
    delivery drone
    digital tools

  38. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONES
    DIGITAL TOOLS

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

  40. Sania Ameen says

    hub
    literacy
    navigation
    digital
    projector

  41. 1 hubs
    2 literacy
    3 the device
    4 flying machine
    5 digital tools

  42. Hubs
    Literacy
    Directions
    Amazon drone
    Digital tools

  43. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATION
    AMAZON DRONES
    WORK

  44. hubs
    literacy
    device
    flying machine
    digital tools

  45. Mrs Oma Daibo-Omongbale says

    Hubs
    Digital Exclusion
    Navigate
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  46. HUBS
    LITERACY
    SUGGESTIONS
    DELIVERY DRONE
    DIGITAL TOOLS

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

  48. Hub
    Literacy
    Digital drones
    Library
    Digital tools

  49. Nhora Manalo says

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

  50. Hub
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery Drones
    Digital tools

  51. hubs
    literacy
    navigating
    delivery drons
    digital tools

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

  53. siti marlina says

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    literacy
    navigating
    delivery drone
    digital tools

  54. 1,HUBS 2,LITERACY 3,DEVICE 4,DELIVERY DRONES 5, DIGITAL TOOLS

  55. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONE
    DIGITAL TOOL

  56. hubs
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    Navigating
    flying machine
    digital tools

  57. Sivashankar Ravishankar says

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

  58. Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Amazon drones
    Digital tools

  59. Hub
    Literacy
    Direction
    Amazon drone
    Digital tools

  60. Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Amazon Drone
    Real world

  61. Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  62. 1. Hubs
    2. Literacy
    3. Navigating
    4. Amazon drones
    5. Digital tools

  63. 1 hubs
    2.literacy.
    3. Navigate.
    4. Deliver drones.
    5. Digital tools.

  64. Satya
    1.Hub
    2.Literacy
    3.Track
    4.Flying Machine
    5.Digital tools

  65. hubs
    literacy
    direction
    flying drone
    digital tools

  66. HUBS
    LITERACY
    NAVIGATING
    DELIVERY DRONES
    DIGITAL TOOLS

  67. Santi Thomas says

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    Literacy
    Track
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  68. Santi Thomas says

    Hubs
    Literacy
    Track
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  69. Nurudeen Yusuf says

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

  70. I don’t know if it’s correct or not
    1) hubs
    2) literacy
    3) navigation
    4) flying machines
    5) digital tools.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  71. hubs
    literacy
    directions
    drones
    digital tools

  72. hubs
    literacy
    device
    amazon
    digital information

  73. Babatunde Ige Kade says

    1.hubs
    2.literacy
    3.Navigating
    4.delivery drone
    5.digital tools

  74. 1. Hubs
    2. Literacy
    3. Navigation
    4. Delivery drones
    5. Library

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

  76. Amabel Ngoran Fonyuy says

    1. Helps
    2.literacy
    3.Access.
    4 . bookmarks
    5 digital tools

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

  78. Vinayak Nilajkar says

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

  79. Jagdeep kaur says

    Hubs
    Literacy
    Directions
    Flying machine
    Digital tools

  80. Akua Osaa Agyemang says

    Hubs
    Literacy
    Navigating
    Delivery drones
    Digital tools

  81. Agege Emmanuel says

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

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

  83. My answers to Listening;FUTURE OF LIBRARIES

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

  84. 1-hubs
    2-literacy
    3-directions
    4-Amazon
    5-digital tools

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

  86. shamema nasrin says

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

  87. Muslimbek Yuldoshev says

    Hubs
    Literacy
    Device
    Patrons
    Projects. But I’m not confident in answers 3 to 5

  88. 1. books
    2. literacy
    3. track.
    4. delivery drones.
    5.digital tools.

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

  90. 1 hubs
    2 literacy
    3track
    4 delivery drums
    5 digital tools

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

  92. hub
    litracy
    navigate
    delivery trends
    to work

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