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1. access information
2.percent ception
3. adapt as skills
4. skills

Dear Simon

Thank you for your kind helps and sharing your best ideas with us. I have a problem with some parts of listening section and wondering if you can guide me. In some questions of listening sections you can write both plural or singular names and yet the grammar would be correct, for example (Cambrdige book 5 Test 4):

causes of problems: * high 21...............
* lack of good 22.......

in question 21 both "interest rate" and "interest rates" are grammatically correct. At Cambridge IELTS book 5 the "interest rates" is written as the correct answer. I'm wondering is it mandatory to write the exact answer (to put plural s in this case) or it just needs to be correct grammatically?

Thank you for your answer.

1. access information
2. shift demand
3. adapt our skills
4. digital world

1. Access to information
2.
3. Adapt our skills
4. Digita world

1 access information
2 shift demand
3 adapt our skills
4 digital world

1- existed the information
2- shifted of demands
3- adapt our skills
4- digital world

access to information
shift and demand
adapt to our skills
digital world

Farzad

Basically, the recording says 'high interest rates', so they are expecting the plural form.

Also, 'high interest rate' is not technically grammatically correct without an article. If you look at the questions in that section, the answers are 'sales' (plural, so no article needed), 'competition' (uncountable, so no article needed) and 'training' (again uncountable). The only countable noun given is 'strike' and it has an article before it ('a strike'). Therefore, the test is expecting the article 'a' before 'high interest rate'.

access to information
shift demand
adapt to our skills
digital world

Access information
Shiften demand
Adapt our skills
Digital world

access to information
shift and demand
adapt our skills
digital world

Exited information
Shift and demand
Adapt our skills
Digital world

1: access information;
2: shift demand;
3: adapt our skills
4:digital world

Is that fair to use NZ accent for the IELTS Listening test while there are only US and UK pronunciation in all dictionaries I've known? :)

I mean, do they try to trick us, ESL students, when they pronounce "ek.sis" instead of "æk.ses", "tin pɚ.sin" instead of "ten pɚ.sen" ???!!

access to information
certain demand
adapt our skills
digital world

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. access to information
2. shift in demand
3. adapt our skills
4. digital world

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Ann,

I agree that the speaker's pronunciation of words like 'access' is a little tricky if you're not used to the NZ accent.

This wasn't a real IELTS recording - I made the exercise myself, using audio from a Youtube video. I don't think you'll have this problem in your IELTS test - all of the speakers have very clear pronunciation.

1. existent information
2. shift demand
3. adapt our skills
4. digital world

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1 access information
2 shift demand
3 adapt our skills
4 digital world

1- access to information

2- shift demand

3- adopt our skills

4- digital world

1- access to information

2- shift demand

3- adopt our skills

4- digital world

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