Answers for Copyright Multiple Choice Listening

Below you can find the transcript with the audio as well as the answers.

Make sure you complete the lesson before you look at the answers. Here is a ink to the lesson: Copyright MC Listening

Transcript and Audio

Transcripts are useful to review your answers and improve pronunciation.

Copyright legally protects an author’s works and, therefore, is vitally important to book publishing livelihoods. Copyright protects against literary piracy, which is especially critical in this time of easy digital reproduction and distribution. It is extremely important to authors because it constitutes the ownership of one’s original work. Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as architecture, graphic works, , motion pictures, songs, lyrics, computer software and written works like novels and poems.

Notice: This transcript is adapted from Why is copyright Important?



Remember, that your answer must be a letter. If you write the word or words, your answer will be marked wrong.

(1) C


  • The audio does not mention anything about an author’s future work. It is about their current work. The answer is not A.
  • The audio does not mention privacy – this topic is about piracy (notice the difference in spelling). The answer is not B.
  • The audio is not about adulthood. The answer is not D.
  • The word “subsistence” means livelihood. This relates to an author’s income. Their book publishing income. This is answer C.

(2) C  F

You can write this answer as “C,F” if you want. The comma is not important. Do not write “and” or “&”.


  • C = films = motion pictures. The words “motion pictures” is an old-fashioned synonyms for films or movies.
  • F = words accompanying music = lyrics. This is a paraphrase.
  • The audio mentions architecture. This means the design of a building – not an actual building. The option A is wrong.
  • The audio mentions novels and poems. It does not mention ALL books. Novels and poems are only two types of books – there are some that are not covered by copyright. The answer is not B.
  • Computer components means “parts of a computer”. The word “software” relates to programs. They are two different things. Computer components includes physical parts as well as other parts (all parts of a computer). the recording only refers to software, not physical parts. The answer D is wrong.
  • Nature’s song is from birds, trees etc. The answer E is wrong.
  • The recording mentions graphic works but this is not the same as “public source graphs and charts. The answer G is wrong.

How many did you get right?

When you get an answer wrong, you need to think “why did I get this wrong?”. If the reason is because you didn’t know the words, then you need to build your understanding of English. This can be done by reading different topics and making word lists. See this page for links: Useful resources

If you got the answers wrong because your technique is slow. Then practice will help you. See my main listening page: IELTS Listening Tips & Exercises

I hope this was useful for you 🙂

All the best


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  1. Awesome Liz. This practice lessons are really helpful in cracking the IELTS with good band score.

  2. This is extremely helpful. You are good at what you do. Keep it up Liz.

  3. Really helpful.
    Tnx Liz.

  4. abderrahmane says

    After I heard the audio I lose hope and I knew my weakness

  5. Made it 100%! Tnx Liz

  6. Adnan Baker says

    Thank you so much!.This is very useful.

  7. Really useful
    i got 1 correct and 1 wrong

  8. Stella Obieze says

    Thanks ma. It is very helpful

  9. Kehinde Segun says

    Thanks, this is really helpful.

  10. Thank you so much!

  11. Hi Liz
    Thank you for help and support. I don’t find any lesson for general module. Please give some GT lessons.

  12. liz
    I really appreciate your kindness and effort to help us getting high score in IELTS.

  13. Liz,
    First of all, I would like to thank you for posting so many wonderful videos and articles. I have IELTS tomorrow and I have a query. In Cambridge Book 12 Listening Test 5, there is a question where the answer is Smartphone. If I write it like ‘SMART PHONE’ (with a little gap between two words) will it be considered as wrong answer? The question allows two word answer.


    • The word “smartphone” is one word. It is never two words. You need to make a decision when you transfer your answers to the answer sheet if you will write compound nouns as one or two words. Try not to worry about it. Most answers are not compound nouns. Good luck !

  14. SHERIN GEORGE says

    Thank you mam. Will practice more to improve.

  15. Thank you Liz it was very useful..
    Should we have to always look for paraphrasing in multiple choice or it depend on the question!!?? Thank you.

    • Most IELTS answers involve paraphrasing. Sometimes the words are the same but the meaning is different – this is a challenge to spot and avoid this mistake. Take your time to practise with the IELTS Cambridge test books from 1 to 12 (12 is the most recent) so you can experience real IELTS tests.

  16. Hi Liz
    Thank you very much for your help and support,, I got the first question right, but only on letter right in question 2 . Will I get any marks if I only get one letter right ?? Thanks

    • That is a good question. As you can see, question 2 required 2 letters. This means you need 2 letters to get one point. However, in IELTS, that question might be for question 2 and 3. In that case, each letter is worth one point because each letter is for one question. Do you see? So, in this case, I’m afraid you needed both letters right.

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