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Top Listening Tips:

  • Read the directions. They will tell you how many words/numbers you can write in your answers.
  • If you write too many words/numbers, your answer will be wrong.
  • If you spell any of the words incorrectly, your answer will be wrong.
  • If you answer with incorrect grammar in sentence and summary completion questions, your answer will be wrong.

**Check for these specific things at the end of each section. IELTS gives you time for this.



Read the questions below. Then, listen and write your answers.

(Check your answers at the end of the article when you finish.)

Short Answer

1. What is the professor’s name?


Sentence Completion

2. What is the definition of noncomplementary behavior?
Basically, people ____________________.

3. What is an example of noncomplementary actions?
One can _____________ to somebody after this person has been hostile.

4. What is the professor’s opinion on noncomplementary behavior?
It is really _____________.


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1. Chris Hopwood

2. mirror each other

3. be (really) warm

4. hard to do

*This excerpt is taken from a podcast called Invisibilia. Listen here.

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