IELTS LISTENING S54T3
Bill: Oh hi Jen and Irene are you two heading to class?
Irene: Hey bill, yes we’re just walking there now we’re a little bit early but we wanted to prepare our apparatus for the experiment. Do you want to walk with us?
Bill: Yes sure it’ll be good to catch up. How is everything going with your experiment? Have you decided what your test subject is yet?
Jen: It’s going really well and we’re conducting the test as laboratory partners we’ve decided to test the effects of gravitational force on a series of objects with different densities.
Irene: It’s interesting but it’s a lot of work i’ve been planning the experiment for the last two weeks and I only finished yesterday.
Bill: Gosh Irene, i’m really impressed by how hard working you are.
Irene: I enjoy chemistry so much that it doesn’t feel like work whenever I have some free time at the weekend Q21 I spend it in the laboratory working on it. It almost feels like a second home to me.
Jen: How about you Bill, who is your laboratory partner?
Bill: The tutor partnered me with Kim. At first I was worried because i’ve never worked with him before and I was worried that he wouldn’t be very good at laboratory work, but actually Q22 he’s very capable.
Irene: I’ve noticed that he’s always very well dressed.
Bill: Yes he’s very stylish and we share the same tastes in clothes. That doesn’t stop him from getting his hands dirty though, he’s a very hard worker and makes a significant contribution which i’m really grateful for.
Jen: Ah it’s good that you get on well with your partner. It makes the experiment so much more enjoyable when you work well together.
Irene: What do you think of the other people in our group?
Bill: A lot of the boys are really good at maths. Which is really helpful with all the calculations we have to do.
Jen: Irene is good at maths as well which makes her contribution really useful because she can do all the equations. I take care of all the writing because Irene finds that difficult we’d probably fail without each other’s help.
Irene: That’s true i’m so glad that we’re nearly finished
Jen: Only because Q23 you finished the data analysis.
Irene: Oh Jen you give me too much credit,
Bill: i’m so glad that I didn’t get partnered with Linda again Jen and I were grouped with her for our last experiment and it was a nightmare.
Jen: Yes she always submitted her work on time for the group work, but she never had her phone on her so Q24 it was impossible for anyone to keep in touch with her and vice versa.
Bill: Her attitude was pretty annoying but in all fairness she was a very hard worker because she realized the amount of work needed to get a high score.
Irene: Jen is such a hard worker in fact she has been invited to work on the professor’s personal project.
Bill: Wow that’s amazing well done. Why were you picked?
Jen: I thought he would pick one of the students that he’s closer to but he told me he was impressed with me because Q25 I always complete reading the assignments in time for class.
Irene: I bet you’ll be really popular among the other students when they find out they’ll all want to hear about the project.
Irene: You should give everyone tasks so that they have the opportunity to participate.
Jen: That’s a really good idea actually. Will you help me decide who to assign each task to?
Bill: Of course, now let’s see well as Irene finds writing difficult perhaps it would be useful for her to practice that by doing the bibliography.
Irene: I think the bibliography is a bit long for me. I think i’d be better suited to the Q26 methodology.
Jen: Yes that makes sense. Bill you’ve told us that Kim is a hard worker so I think he should be tasked with the conclusions as there is quite a lot of effort involved.
Bill: Okay sure I know that Kyle hasn’t been feeling well so he should take care of the abstract and the acknowledgement because there is very little work to be done for those tasks.
Irene: Jen do you want to Q28 review some of the literature it’s a lot of work but I know that you really enjoy writing so i’m confident that you’ll do a good job.
Jen: Sure, sounds great.
Bill: Right so that leaves the Q29 bibliography and the Q30 discussion to assign I think that Linda will struggle with the amount of work involved in the referencing so perhaps I should take care of that task and she can do the other one.
Irene: That’s great guys. Thanks for your help i’ll tell the tutor when he arrives.