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Listening Practice 4: Writing Addresses

Listening Practice 4 

Writing Addresses

In this practice exercise, we will focus on writing addresses. This is a common task in the IELTS listening test. Before we start the exercise, there are some important things for you to know about addresses given in English and some other top tips.

  1. Addresses will be formatted like this:

Number           Name of Road               Type of Road

2. The number in the address could be given in different forms:

a. Just a number, e.g.             2

b. A number and letter, e.g.  2A

c. A flat number, e.g.              Flat 2

3. There are different words to describe different types of roads in English. Becoming familiar with these will help you in this type of exercise in the test – and it will also help you to build up your bank of English vocabulary. See the different types of roads in the list below.

4. Any words that are considered difficult to spell or more unusual words will be spelt out for you on the recording. Otherwise, you will need to use your knowledge of the English language to spell the addresses correctly!

Types of Roads

Here is a list of the types of roads most commonly used in English addresses.

  • Street
  • Lane
  • Road
  • Way
  • Avenue
  • Crescent
  • Square
  • Boulevard
  • Drive
  • Park

Listen to the audio clip below and copy down the addresses. And remember: to get a mark for a correct answer, the address must be spelt correctly!!!

Question:

Listen to the audio clip and write out the 10 addresses below.

Audio Clip

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

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

  1. ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS

  1. 13 SECOND STREET
  2. 1A BOWRINGTON LANE
  3. FLAT 41 CHURCH ROAD
  4. 104 SOUTH AVENUE
  5. 22 BRIDGE WAY
  6. 41C HOPEWELL SQUARE
  7. 3 STANLEY CRESCENT
  8. FLAT 3 61 HEARD WAY
  9. 2 WESTSIDE PARK
  10. 117 STATTON LANE

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