IELTS listening map labelling is common in Section Two of the test, though you may get a map in any of the sections.
In section two of the IELTS listening test you hear one person speaking. It is quite common for the map to be related to some kind of tour.
The aim in labelling a map is to connect the information that you hear in the listening to the gaps in the map.
In some maps you are given a list of words and you have to choose the correct word to fit in the map.
Other times, you will just be given some gaps and you need to listen and choose the right word from the listening.
This lesson is an example of the second type - no list of words are given so you have to identify them yourself.
First, take a look at the map, and then read the IELTS listening map labelling tips.
There can be various phrases to explain where things are, but below are listed some of the most common you'll need for IELTS listening map labelling or diagram labelling.
Make sure you understand them all.
Now take a look at the map again below. Play the audio and answer the questions.
Click below to see the answers, the script and some further tips for IELTS listening map labelling.
15. car park
16. rose garden
Below is the script for the IELTS listening map labelling audio.
The answers are underlined in bold. Also note the language of location which is highlighted in red.
The features that are given close to the feature you have to identify are in blue. Remember that they help you to know when your feature is about to be mentioned.
Well, here we are at the top of the tower, and we're going to look at the view from each direction. Out to the east, the large buildings about a kilometer away are on the Olympic site. There's an indoor arena for gymnastics, a stadium for track and field and a swimming pool for races and synchronised swimming and also diving. If you look carefully down there, you can see the train lines. The Olympic site has its own station to encourage the use of public transport. There is also a car park, but it only holds a limited number of cars.
The formal park has some specially-created water features. If you look out here to the south, you can see a circular ornamental pond.
And around to the west, you can relax and sit on a bench to smell the flowers in the rose garden, and finally up to the north, if you look in front of you now, there's a lake with a small island in the centre. You can hire rowing boats at the boat shed, which you can't see from here, but if you look through the trees, you can see the cafe, which has lovely views across the water. OK, let's climb down now. We will go now and have a look at the nature reserve section of the park, which has opened up natural wetland to the public.
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