IELTS Exam Preparation
IELTS Express Unit 2 Listening and Writing
What are these things?
mobile phone digital camera
•insurance (extend guarantee or warranty);
•hire purchase agreements (credit)
•date of birth
You will be given a short
pause to read the questions
after hearing the introductory
It’s a good idea to use this
time to think about the
situation and the language
that might be used.
You will hear a customer enquiring about buying a camera.
functional language: asking for and giving information, topic related language:
checking understanding talking about a particular thing
Imagining the situation and language
Exercise 2 Part B
You now will hear (2.1) the discussion you discussed in Part A
Listen and note if your predictions about the situation were correct.
Write down any topic related language you hear which you did not predict.
Topic related vocabulary
Aim: To show the importance and provide practice with identifying the question
being asked. This is very important with tasks where there is not a direct question.
Example: form and note tasks
Day or a date, but no place
Now, write the questions to the answers in the first column “Notes about me”
One problem students have with listening tasks
is that they become confused and anxious
about words and phrases they don’t
Use common sense. You may be able to find
the meaning if you stay focused on the words
you do know.
Stay calm and keep thinking!
Aim: 1. provide practice in identifying the type of answer being listened for
2. provide practice in completing a notes completion listening task type
What do you think the topic of conversation will be? suggestions
Suggestions for topic of conversation
a mobile phone which will be given as a present
•sending a text
how much amount
how many number
what percentage percentage
10 / ten cents
(in the) evening(s)
newsagents and supermarkets
17A Leigham Street NT3 5OP
01382 25669 banks123
four / 4
a / one hundred / 100