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Listening Practice 2: Names and Numbers

Listening For Names and Numbers

Another common task within the IELTS test is listening to names and numbers and writing these down correctly. Some names may be spelt out for you, but be warned that some may not! Be sure to listen to the whole name and record the title, first name and surname if they are given in the audio recording.

As with practice test 1, it is recommended that you use capital letters to record your answers – this will make your answers more clear. And remember: to get a mark for a correct answer, it has to be spelt correctly!!!

In this test, listen carefully and try to distinguish between letters with similar sounds. Think also about the word as a whole – if you hear a letter and are not sure if it is a B or an E, jot both letter down and come back at the end. If the letter is going between an N and a T, the correct answer must be E to make NET (because there are definitely no names spelt NBT!).

The more you practice listening to and distinguishing letters, the better you will get at this task.

 

Questions

Listen to the audio clip and write the names or numbers below.

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

 

  1. ___________

Audio Clip

Listen to the audio file by clicking on the play button:

 

ANSWERS

  1. BARBARA
  2. WEMBLEY
  3. JEREMIAH
  4. MR ERIC JONES
  5. POLLOCK
  6. ROBIN
  7. DONALD
  8. 18
  9. 02074413869
  10. 21ST

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