Listening Skills II
Part II of the Listening Test can take the form of a short talk or a narrative account of some events. Look at the example below:
Voice 1: Part 11
Voice 2 : Bloom 2012, the largest gardening, food and family event, took place in Phoenix Park. This was the sixth year of the event and to date had been the most successful yet. Bloom 2012 attracted more than 100,000 visitors to the 28-hectare site at the Visitor's Centre in the Phoenix Park.
There were spectacular show gardens, with something for everyone and fun for all the family. Visitors enjoyed cookery and craft demonstrations, free gardening advice from the experts, local food produce, live entertainment and vegetable planting workshops.
There were many stalls selling gardening products as well as heavy machinery. Adults paid normal entrance fees, senior citizens had discounted fees and children were exempted. There were 27 stunning show gardens and over 40 magnificent horticultural displays. A total of 81 medals were awarded on the first day of the show to garden designers, nurseries and floral artists by the international judging panel.
Voice 1: You are now given one minute to answer Questions 9 – 14. (Pause one minute)
For Questions 9 and 10, complete the sentences using the letters A-F listed below.
Bloom, the largest gardening, food and family event had been organised
9. _______ times. The event took place in the Phoenix Park and attracted more than 10. __________ visitors.
For Questions 11 to 14, circle the correct answer.
11. The following were activities at Bloom except
A. cookery and craft demonstrations
B. vegetable planting
C. white water rafting
12. There were many stalls selling gardening products _________ heavy machinery.
B. instead of
C. but not
13. Who of the following did not have to pay entrance fees?
B. senior citizens
14. The judging panel consisted of
A. a proper jury
B. people from all over the world
C. local experts
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