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· Listening

Bài 1

Luyện IELTS Listening 9.0 qua bài Ted-ED "How I climbed a 3,000-foot (914 meters) vertical cliff without ropes" (Độ khó: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)

SOURCE:NOSSA

Multiple Choice
1. How many years has Alex been climbing?
a) more than 10
b) more than 20
c) more than 30
d) more than 40

2. What was the problem with climbing Half Dome?
a) it was too easy
b) it was too big
c) it was too alluring
d) it was too far away

3. When Alex came back to climb without a rope, what happened?
a) he was too afraid to climb
b) he did exactly as he did the first time
c) he changed his mind about which way to climb
d) the weather was bad, so he quit

Gap-Fill
Look at the passage below and listen to the recording from 06:31-07:20. Fill in the blanks with the words you hear by using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.
The thing that makes El Cap so ____1____ is the sheer scale of the wall. Most climbers take three to five days to ascend the ____2___ of vertical granite. The idea of setting out up a wall of that size with nothing but shoes and a chalk bag seemed _____3_____. 3,000 feet of climbing represents thousands of _____4_____ hand and foot movements, which is a lot to remember. Many of the moves I knew through ______5_______. I’d climbed El Cap maybe 50 times over the previous decade with a _____6_____. But this photo shows my preferred method of rehearsing the moves. I’m on the summit, about to rappel down the face with _____7______ feet of rope to spend the day practicing. Once I found sequences that felt ______8_____, I had to memorize them. I had to make sure that they were so deeply ingrained within me that there was no ______9_____. I didn’t want to be wondering if I was going the right way or using the best holds. I needed everything to feel _____10_____.
 

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Answers:
Multiple Choice
1. b
2. b
3. c
Gap-fill
1. intimidating
2. 3,000/three thousand feet
3. impossible
4. distinct
5. sheer repetition
6. rope
7. over a thousand
8. secure and repeatable
9. possibility of error
10. automatic

BÀI 2

Luyện IELTS Listening 9.0 qua bài Ted-ED "Super Volcanoes" (Độ khó: *****)
Multiple Choice

SOURCE:NOSSA
1. Where did the strange snow fall?
A England and the USA
B Hungary and Italy
C Italy and England
D All over Europe

2. What was the strange phenomenon known as?
A The year without summer
B The year of the Famine
C The year the Apocalypse began
D The year of darkness

3. Which aspect of a supervolcanic eruption makes it the most deadly?
A Earthquakes after the eruption
B Magma destroying everything on its way
C Particles and gases released into the air
D The wind it causes

4. Which of these create a ‘volcanic winter’?
A the cooling temperatures
B Ash and particles blocking out sunlight
C Sulfur dioxide reacting in the stratosphere
D All of the above

5. Where is a volcanic Caldera nowadays?
A Yellowstone National Park
B Mount Vesubio
C Russia
D The Minx Dynasty

6. Which would be the most devastating effect of another supervolcano?
A we won’t be able to build cannals
B Acid rain
C vegetation would die
D we would have nowhere to run

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Answers:
1 B 2A 3C 4D 5A 6D

BÀI 3

Luyện IELTS Listening 9.0 qua bài Ted-Talk "Where did English come from?" (Độ khó: ****)
SOURCE:NOSSA
Summary Completion
Complete the text with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS in each blank
Words with Latin origins came into English with an invasion of England happening in 1 …………………………. Thanks to this invasion and the new words a new language evolved known as 2………………….. Other languages also added to language mix and it is possible to trace them thanks to 3…………………. Which studies sound patterns and specific vocabulary. Studies in the area have shown that English, brother languages like 4……………….. and 5…………………, descend from Proto Germanic spoken centuries before Christ. This in turn has its 6……………. in an older language spoken in today Ukraine and Russia. However, historical and 7……………………………… won’t allow us to go deeper in the study.

True/False/Not Given
Answer TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN for the following statements
1. English shares many words with Italian
2. Beowulf is an example of Old English
3. Words that start with a “pf” sound in German start with “p” in English.
4. The Indo European family compresses all the languages spoken round the world.
5. More than 3 billion people around the world are studying English
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Answers:
Summary Completion
1. 1066
2. Old English
3. comparative linguistics
4. Swedish
5. German
6. origins
7. archeological evidence

True/False/Not Given
1. NG
2. T
3. T
4. F
5. NG

BÀI 4

Luyện IELTS Listening 9.0 qua bài Ted-Talk "Tại sao chúng ta hay ngáp theo người khác"

SOURCE:NOSSA

Listening
Watch the video and complete the summary with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS in each space.
There are three 1_____________ under research: two 2_____________ and one psychological.
The first suggests that yawning is triggered by a 3______________________: an initial yawn, and it is called 4 _______________pattern. It is similar to a 5 _____________ effect.
The second is known as the 6____________effect. It states that people imitate each other’s behaviour without knowing it. This behaviour might be possible due to 7________________ which are also important for learning.
The third one is called the 8 _______________________. Scientists set up an experiment to prove that 9__________ would yawn at the sound of yawning and they also discovered that we yawn more frequently at the yawns of 10____________ rather than strangers.
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Answers
1/ Hypotheses
2/ Physiological
3/ (specific) stimulus
4/ Fixed action
5/ Reflex
6/ Chameleon
7/ Mirror neurones
8/ Emphaty yawn
9/ Dogs
10/ friends.

BÀI 5

Luyện IELTS Listening 9.0 qua bài Ted-Talk "How to succeed? Get more sleeppppp."

SOURCE:NOSSA

Comprehension Questions
1. What made her rediscover the value of sleep?
2. What is unfortunate for men?
3. Why are leaders making terrible decisions?
4. Why would Lehman Brothers benefit from having more women?
5. What are the benefits of sleep, according to Arianna Huffington?
Gap-fill
Watch the video again and fill in the blanks:
1. This is a room of ___________ women.
2. And I began the journey of ____________ the value of sleep.
3. And we women are going to lead the way in this new revolution, this new __________ issue.
4. I was recently having dinner with a guy who __________ that he had only gotten four hours sleep the night before.
5. And they think that means that they are so incredibly busy and __________.
6. We are facing all the multiple __________ in our world at the moment.
True or False?
Listen to the material and answer true or false to the following statements:
1. She fainted from exhaustion three and a half years ago.
2. Women are going to lead the revolution in getting more sleep.
3. Many men consider a lack of sleep to be a sign of strength.
4. In Washington DC, most people have breakfast at 8am.
5. Business leaders made terrible decisions because of their low IQs.
6. Ariana Huffington recommends we all get more sleep.

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Answers

Comprehension questions
1. Fainting from exhaustion.
2. Lack of sleep is a status symbol.
3. Lack of foresight due to working too hard.
4. Women work differently from men.
5. Joy, gratitude, effectiveness, success.

Gap-fill
1. sleep-deprived
2. rediscovering
3. feminist
4. bragged
5. productive
6. crises

True or False?
1. False – it was two and a half years ago.
2. True
3. True
4. False – it is implied get up much earlier
5. False – they have high IQs but still make mistakes
6. True

BÀI 6

HOT!!! Luyện IELTS 9.0 qua TedTalk!!!
"Nếu bạn không uống nước"

SOURCE:NOSSA

Which TWO organs in our body are more than 50% water?
1…………………………
2………………………….
Which are the two extremes of water consumption?
3…………………………
4…………………………
What does the recommended water intake depend on?
5……………………………
6…………………………….
Where else can you find your necessary water intake?
7…………………………..
8…………………………..
For each questions choose the correct answer A, B, or C
1. What percentage of a human baby is made of water at birth?
A/ 55%
B/ 65%
C/ 75%
2. How do we mainly loose water each day?
A/ Breathing
B/ Urinating
C/ both of the above
3. What problem does a dehydrated brain have?
A/ Shrinks
B/ Shakes
C/ Melts
4. What’s the amount of water consumption recommended for women
A/ 2.5 to 2.7
B/ 2 to 2.7
C/ 2.5 to 3.7

1 C 2C 3A 4B

BÀI 7

HOT!!! Luyện nghe IELTS Listening 9.0 với bài TED TALK hay!
Tiền có mua được hạnh phúc không???

SOURCE:NOSSA

Practice
Now fill in the blanks. Answers are at the bottom of the page.
After winning the _____1_____, the lucky couple gave a sizeable ______2______ to their favourite ______3_______.
The scientists conducted an ______4______ to understand why _____5______ behavior was so common in teenagers, and whether the phenomenon was _______6_______ or not.
Comprehension
1/ Why does he think that money usually makes people unhappy?
2/ Describe his experiment.
3/ What were the results of the experiment?
4/ What are the “human universals” that he talks about?
5/ How can generosity help us in business?
6/ What is his conclusion?
7/ What does he suggest that the audience does to make themselves happy?

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Answers:
Vocabulary
1/ Lottery
2/ Donation
3/ Charity
4/ Experiment
5/ Anti-social
6/ Universal

Comprehension
1/ They’re not spending their money right.
2/ He gave different amounts of money to students, company employees, and sportspersons. Then they had to spend money on themselves or on others.
3/ People who spent money on themselves saw no change in happiness; people who spent money on others saw increased happiness.
4/ Shared values across cultures.
5/ Money can buy happiness but not if you spend it on yourself.
6/ Give money to a specific charity –
donorschoose.org

 

Bài 8

HOT!!! LUYỆN NGHE IELTS 9.0 VỚI TED-TALKS
SOURCE:NOSSA
- Useful vocabulary

Tablets: a thin, flat, often square piece of hard material such as wood, stone, or metal.
Theory: a formal statement of the rules on which a subject of study is based or of ideas that are suggested to explain a fact or event or, more generally, an opinion or explanation.
Nightmare: a very upsetting or frightening dream
Unconscious: An unconscious thought or feeling is one that you do not know you have
Symbolic: representing something else.
Take place: to happen
Memory: something that you remember from the past
Take the edge off something: to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone
Complete the sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS. (Answers below)
The first people to record their dreams were 1……………….. and 2……………………
Freud proposed that everything we remember when we wake up from a dream is a 3…………………………. of our unconscious mind.
During sleep 4 ………………………neural connections are deleted.
Dreams involving dangerous and threatening situations are very common and they allow you to practice your fight or 5 ……………………………..
Going over daily traumatic events in your dreams may help the dreamer process these events in a 6……………………… way.
Dreaming can also help the dreamer create different 7………………………to solve his problems.
Speaking
Part Two Cue Card
Describe a dream that you have had
-when you had it
-what it was about
-what you usually dream of when you sleep

Answer Key
1. Mesopotamian
2. Egyptian
3. Symbolic representation
4. Unnecessary
5. Flight instincts
6. Healthy
7. (unlimited) Scenarios

BÀI 9

HOT!!! LUYỆN NGHE IELTS 9.0 VỚI TED-TALKS

- Useful vocabulary
Tablets: a thin, flat, often square piece of hard material such as wood, stone, or metal.
Theory: a formal statement of the rules on which a subject of study is based or of ideas that are suggested to explain a fact or event or, more generally, an opinion or explanation.
Nightmare: a very upsetting or frightening dream
Unconscious: An unconscious thought or feeling is one that you do not know you have
Symbolic: representing something else.
Take place: to happen
Memory: something that you remember from the past
Take the edge off something: to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone
Complete the sentence with NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS. (Answers below)
The first people to record their dreams were 1……………….. and 2……………………
Freud proposed that everything we remember when we wake up from a dream is a 3…………………………. of our unconscious mind.
During sleep 4 ………………………neural connections are deleted.
Dreams involving dangerous and threatening situations are very common and they allow you to practice your fight or 5 ……………………………..
Going over daily traumatic events in your dreams may help the dreamer process these events in a 6……………………… way.
Dreaming can also help the dreamer create different 7………………………to solve his problems.
Speaking
Part Two Cue Card
Describe a dream that you have had
-when you had it
-what it was about
-what you usually dream of when you sleep
Answer Key
1. Mesopotamian
2. Egyptian
3. Symbolic representation
4. Unnecessary
5. Flight instincts
6. Healthy
7. (unlimited) Scenarios

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