Proficiency Listening Part 2

By Jonathan Olliffe
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Jonathan is an English teacher, offering online conversation classes. He's also the creator of "Free Native Teacher," providing valuable language learning resources.
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  • 1. 

    Jack says it was his special interest in the issue of  ………………………………… that led him to choose his degree subject.

    Explanation
    "....AND IN PARTICULAR CLIMATE CHANGE, WHICH I THINK WAS REALLY THE KEY FACTOR IN INFLUENCING MY CHOICE OF DEGREE SUBJECT."

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  • 2. 

    Jack thinks he’ll be reluctant to work in the (2) ………………………………… industry in the future, due to his interest in conservation.

    Explanation
    "AFTER GRADUATION, I COULD GO ON TO FIND A JOB IN AREAS SUCH AS PHARMACEUTICALS, THE MOBILE PHONE INDUSTRY OR EVEN IN THE OIL INDUSTRY.......THE LAST OF THESE SEEMS LESS APPEALING BECAUSE I´M VERY COMMITTED TO NATURE CONVERSATION...."

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  • 3. 

    Jack hopes that his future work will help various (3) ______ to be processed in a better way.

    Explanation
    "I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESPONSIBLE PROCESSING OF RAW MATERIALS."

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  • 4. 

    Jack says that people sometimes mistake pieces of plastic on beaches for (4) ______ .

    Explanation
    "SOME OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTERS, I DISCOVERED, ARE PARTICLES OFF PLASTIC THAT ....... ARE OFTEN ASSUMED TO BE SMALL STONES."

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  • 5. 

    Jack says that plastic on beaches which is (5) ______ in colour has usually been in the sea longest.

    Explanation
    "...THE WHITER THEY ARE, THE NEWER THEY ARE. THEY SOON START TO YELLOW, AND THE BROWN ONES HAVE GENERALLY BEEN IN THE SEA FOR MANY YEARS, WHEREAS BLACK ONES ARE LIKELY TO CONTAIN TAR, SO THAT'S NOT SUCH A SECURE INDICATION OF AGE."

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  • 6. 

    Jack uses the term (6) ______ plastics when talking about the kind of items he thinks should be eliminated

    Explanation
    "THIS REALLY BROUGHT HOME TO ME THE NEED FOR MORE ECOLOGICALLY-FRIENDLY PLASTIC MATERIALS RATHER THAN WHAT I REFER TO AS SINGLE-USE PLASTICS SUCH AS SUPERMARKET CARRIER BAGS..."

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  • 7. 

    Jack thought that part of a (7) ______ was the most interesting piece of rubbish he found during the project.

    Explanation
    "...BUT I ALSO CAME ACROSS A LARGE CHUNK OFF A SURFBOARD, AND I DID START TO WONDER WHAT THE BACK STORY WAS THERE."

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  • 8. 

    While cleaning the beach, Jack was asked to examine the (8) ______ which was lying on the sand.

    Explanation
    "WHILE I WAS WORKING ON THE BEACH I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO MEET A CONSERVATIONIST CALLED MARTIN, WHO TOLD ME ALL ABOUT THE VARIOUS ROCKS AND SHELLS ON THE BEACH, BEFORE GETTING ME TO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE SEAWEED...."

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Jonathan Olliffe |English teaching
Jonathan is an English teacher, offering online conversation classes. He's also the creator of "Free Native Teacher," providing valuable language learning resources.
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