Answers to MC Listening Turtles

Below you will find the transcript and answers for the Multiple Choice listening lesson about turtles. If you have not completed this lesson, please do so before looking at the answers below. Click here to complete the lesson: MC Listening Turtles

Transcript for MC Listening Turtles

You can use the transcript in 3 ways when reviewing your answers:

  1. You can use it to improve your awareness of your listening ability.
  2. You can use it to improve your pronunciation.
  3. You can use it to review your answers and see which keywords you missed.
  4. I’ve added the audio below so you can read and listen at the same time:

The volunteer program is aimed at helping to conserve and protect the population of Olive Ridley turtles in Costa Rica, although other species of turtles are also involved. The program is run at Ostional beach which has been an active conservation area for the last 40 years. Volunteers can sign up for any length of time from 2 to 12 weeks. All volunteers will be housed with local families near the beach – do not expect luxury, this is basic at best . Have your dictionary ready because English is not usual in local families. It is possible to sign up as a group or just as an individual without prior experience but we do have an age requirement of over 18. A health check and police check will also be required. The main involvement in this program is with recording data, helping with tagging, removing debris from the beach to ensure clear passage for adult and baby turtles and also to assist in egg relocation. This is a unique experience for anyone interested in turtles and conservation.

Answers to Questions 1-5

  1. C
    1. “is aimed at helping to conserve and protect the population of Olive Ridley turtles in Costa Rica, although other species of turtles are also involved”
    2. The above part of the sentence shows that it was not exclusively Olive Ridley turtles because other types of turtles were in involved. This means if you continued to listen, you find that answer B is not possible.
    3. Also this part of the sentence does not state that ALL turtles (100% of all turtle species) were involved. This means the answer cannot be A.
  2. B
    1. “Volunteers can sign up for any length of time from 2 to 12 weeks.”
    2. This means that option A is not possible because there is definitely a time limit. And option C is not possible because the minimum time is 2 weeks, not 1 week.
  3. C
    1. “All volunteers will be housed with local families near the beach – do not expect luxury, this is basic at best”
    2. This means that it is not luxury (A). Also it is not B. Option is there to make sure you are not trying to match words ie the word “best”.
  4. C
    1. “It is possible to sign up as a group or just as an individual without prior experience but we do have an age requirement of over 18.”
    2. The keyword in the question is “MUST” . This means you are listening for a requirement of the programme.
    3. A is not the answer because it is not a requirement to be an individual – groups are also possible.
    4. B is not the answer because experience is not a requirement.
  5. A
    1. “The main involvement in this program is with recording data, helping with tagging, removing debris from the beach to ensure clear passage for adult and baby turtles and also to assist in egg relocation.”
    2. The answer A can only be recognised if you are good with paraphrasing. The word “rubbish” is a synonym of “debris”. Also “to clear the beach” is a paraphrase for “removing debris to ensure a clear passage”.
    3. B is not the answer because the recording shows that eggs are relocated (not baby turtles). This option is checking to make sure you are not trying to match words “relocation”.
    4. C is not possible because at no time are turtles assisted in being able to move.

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Comments

  1. Thanks Liz I got 3/5
    No. 1 & 5 are missed

  2. Thanks for this I got 3/5
    Missed no. 1 & 5

  3. Yess! I got 5/5 as well.

    Thank you Liz.

  4. 5/5 thx

  5. Thanks Liz! I got 5/5

  6. I have a relatively good hang of the listening test.
    I’m a new subscriber working to improve my reading scores – hovering around 6.5-7.5 on most exercises – and it’s largely because I struggle with the inferential statements T, F, NG.
    Even though I write at my spare time, the requirement for IELTS, as I have come to see is quite different, and I need a lot of work on that before I take my exam in September.
    Looking to get all the help I can from here.

    Thank you, Liz.

  7. Harwinder singh says

    Thanks mam

  8. Thanks I got 3/5

  9. Chinwe Ukaegbu says

    Thank you very much ma.I started following you today but don’t really understand what this section is all about.please ma,I need some explanation to be able to understand what is obtainable here.

    • Do you mean this page? This page contains answers to a listening lesson. I suggest you go to the HOME page and learn how to use this site for your free IELTS preparation.

  10. Thanks its really helping. More of this ma.

  11. Thank you, Liz, I got 3/5

  12. Thank you Liz, for all your useful tips.

  13. Thanks Liz keep doing the good job. I got 4/5.

  14. 4/5 and the first one is really tricky.

  15. Thanks Liz I got all. Thanks for all you do for us (your students). You put so much effort in these.

  16. Thanks Liz, this is helpful.

  17. Ufuoma Obue says

    Thank you so very much Liz. I started following your lessons just a day ago and beginning to find them very useful. More if it ma. Tnx

  18. Great .. keep up the good work

  19. Mahi kaler says

    I got 4 out of 5. Thanks Liz☺☺

  20. Chuks Philps says

    Thanks Liz, your the best. Keep it coming. Sorced 4/5.

  21. Thanks a lot, Liz. These practice lessons are quite helpful. Got 3/5. God bless you. Keep it up.

  22. Emmanuel immaculate Akachi says

    Am enjoying the lessons And learning alot more every day. Thank you for the test ma, i got 4 out Of 5. Am preparing for My test next month. Hope to get it through. My first time though.

  23. Emmanuel says

    Thank You Liz. Its been exceptionally helpful

  24. Thanks it was helpful

  25. Caroline says

    I failed the first one and got 4/5

  26. Madhulika says

    Thank you liz 🙂

  27. All correct 🙂 Thank You ..

  28. Hello Liz! Thank you for being there to help…i started following you a few days ago. I have started preparing for my IELTS test. The tips you provide are indeed very useful. .God bless you…Love from India😍
    Navdeep Kaur

  29. Perpetual says

    Wow thanks Liz. This is very helpful.

  30. All correct except last one

  31. 1:c
    2:b
    3:b
    4:a
    5:b

  32. Thanks for the test, Liz

    It was very helpful, I got all but the last one.
    I didn’t know ‘Debris’ , which I have learned that now !

    Cheers,

    • Check the pronunciation of the word using the audio – it’s a great word to know 🙂 Although “rubbish” can be used as a synonym, it is not a perfect synonym. The word debris does not have to be limited to only rubbish, it can also relate to other things which are naturally occurring rather than man made.

  33. Margaret says

    Hi,Liz thanks a lot for this. Got 4 out of 5.missed no 1

  34. Liz,
    thanks for the knowledge you impacted into my life.
    I wish u the best.

  35. Beatrice says

    💃💃💃💃💃💃I got all thanks ma

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