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Listening Practice 9: Listening For Names and Numbers (North American Accent)

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.

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.

 

Question

Listen to the audio clip and write down the names or numbers you hear.

 

Audio

 

 

Answers:

1. HANNAH

2. PAULINE

3. ROHAN

4. MISS ANNA SMITH

5. SALLY

6. RONALD

7. 81

8. 422-931-6167

9. 23rd

 

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