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1.C
2. B and trying to listen to the rest of it , as the tape keeps going backward. I just try it again ))

oops i think its A rather B for second one. Sorry Simon that tape is still going crazy..

the* second

1. C
2. B
3. C

I think its C,B,B.

c
b
b

1-C
2-B
3-A

1-A
2-B
3-C

1-A
2-B
3-B

C,
B,
B

1.C
2.B
3.B

1C
2B
3C

Yes Rain, I found the same problem as you,unable to finish the listening part.
My answers to question 1. C 2. B 3??

1.C
2.B
3.A

C
B
B

C B B

C
B
B

1.C
2.B
3.B

1.C
2.B
3.A

1.A
2.B
3.B

1- C
2- B
3- A

1-C
2-B
3-B

C
B
C

C-B-B

1. C
2.B
3.C

My answer:

1.C
2.B
3.C

C,b,A

C-B-B

I would say:
1-B
2-B
3-B

I tried to write the transcript.
It might not be 100% correct, but I am sure some of you will help out to make it perfect.


"What will be unemployment rate (to be) a year from now, The economy seems to do a little better and as I said things are getting worse more slowly,and therefore one might assume the unemployment rate from one year now would be well fairly good or at least not really as bad, but I am going to disappoint you.
My prediction is that the unemployment rate a year from now is going to be 9 or 10%, still is going to be high nationally. I am not talking about California ,
which had been running( or money) even higher, I am talking about nationally. Why would that be? Well there are two major reasons even if we as a nation enjoy a fairly
moderately robust recovery or even any kind of recovery between now and a year from now, The things you need to keep in mind is number one the work week.
The average work week right now is only about 33 hours, which means that when employers get around to hiring people and it's going to take a long time before employers have the courage and confidence to start hiring again, but lets assume that employers start hiring and some industries and some businesses have already beginning, it is going to take a longtime before they decide they need to hire, because they can use their own workers,and just expand the number of hours their
own workers are putting in. 33 hours work week means that you have a lot of room to just keep on of your own workers for more time.I should add that these are not classified as necessarily as part time workers. Many of these workers are classified as full time workers that are just working a much much shorter work week.
The second thing to keep in mind, and this is one of the paradoxes and ironies of the way we measure unemployment is that; As the economy begins to improve more and more people who have been out of workforce to discourage to look for work, decide that they might have a better chance getting a job, and so they get start looking and the bureau of labor statistics measures unemployment in a household survey by knocking on people's doors and saying are you looking for work.
and if you got more people looking for work and fewer people discouraged to such extent that they don't look, then you have a higher unemployment rate than you
do when you have a massive number of people as we do right now who were too discouraged even to look.
So for those two reasons that is a shorter work week that is going to permit a lot of expansion of your own workforce before you have to hire from outside, and secondly because of the way in which we measure on the household survey unemployment, we are likely to have a fairly high and I said again 9 or 10% unemployment rate a year from now.

1- C
2- B
3- B

C,B,B

C B B

C,B,B

1c 2b 3b

1.C
2.B
3.B

1-C
2-B
3-B

my transcript:

What will unemployment rate be a year from now? the economy seems to do a little better and as i said things are getting worse more slowly and therefore one might assume that the unemployment rate a year from now would be well fairly good or at least not nearly as bad, but i am going to disappoint you, my prediction is the unemployment rate a year from now is going to be 9 to 10 percent Still to be very very high nationally, i am not talking about California which is even run higher, i am talking about nationally.

There are two measure reasons, even if we as a nation enjoy fairly moderately robust recovery or even any kind of recovery between now and a year from now, the things we need to keep in mind, number one the work week. The average work week now right now is only about 33 hours, which means that when employers can round..the... hiring people and going to take along time before employers have the courage and confident to start hiring again, but lets assume that the employers start hiring and some industries and some businesses are already beginning its going to take a long time before they decide the needs to hire because they can use their own workers and just expand the number of hours their workers are putting in.Three,33 hours work week you have a lot room to just keep unpaid your own worker for more time. i should add that, these are not classified necessarily as part time workers, many of these are classified as full time workers, they just working a much short week.

The second thing to keep in mind, and this isone of paradoxes and irony is the way measure unemployment is tat as the economy begin to improves more and more who have been out of work force discourage to go for work, decide that they have a better chance getting the job,.... so start looking. And the pure of labor statistics measures unemployment in the household survey by knock on peoples' doors and saying are you looking for work? and if you got more people looking for work and fewer people to such a..... they dont look that you have higher unemployment rate that you do when you have a massive unemployment as we do ... who discouraged even to look, so for those two reasons that is should we work week is going to permit a lot of expansion on workforce before you have to hire outside and secondly because of the way of which we measure under the household survey, unemployment we are likely to have a fairly high and i will say again 9 to 10 percent unemployment rate a year from now.

1 A
2 B
3 A

1 C
2 B
3 B

1.A
2.B
3.A

A
B
B

1-a

2-a

3-c

1.C
2.B
3.B

1.B
2.B
3.B

I'd say:
C (He says that it's about the whole country and not about California: Unemployment rate would be very very high nationally)
B(employers expand work hours)
B (people think there are more chance!)

1.C
2.B
3.A

I think
1C
2A
3C

@lulu & aria: thank you for transcribing.
my answer:
1.C
2.B
3.B

My Answer:
1.C
2.B
3.C

My answer:
1. C
2. B
3. B

1.C
2.B
2.B

@aria: thank you for your transcript
My answer:
1. C
2. B
3. B

My answer is C, B and B

1.C
2.B
3.B

C
B
B

1-C
2-B
3-A

1- C
2- B
3- A

1. C
2. B
3. B

Sorry for my spam.
More than I can say thank you very much simon
your lessons and tips helped me to get 6.5 in the ielts test last month. you and your dedication are more than useful to students like me. we are so grateful to you.:))

1C nationally
2B expand wokers hour
3B more chance

c
b
a

C
B
A

My answer is 1-B 2-B 3-C

1-C
2-B
3-B

1-c
2-a
3-c

1. C
2. A
3. B

C
B
B

C B B :)

C, B, B .

Well, I would say that:

C
B
C

C
B
B

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

C


B


B

C
B
B

C,B,B

C, B, B

I could not understand a part of this article, even when read it especially when lecturer is talking about workforce; moreover, the meaning of workforce must be firstly expressed and then say something about up and down of some economical elements. Without prejudice of that this excerpt came from IELTS forum, I am 100% sure, it is unfairly, at least in last part
incorrect and contradictory.

1. C
2. B
3. B

1. C
2. B
3. B

1. c
2.b
3.b

dear simon
could you please explain for us why the fist question is B still confusing.
appreciate it

Hi Simon
Please help me with this ,, which one is correct " educational department or education department" the correct answer in Cambridge listening test was "educational department" while I wrote the first one what do you think???
Another one is "half hour" is it ok to write it " half an hour " ????
Please answer my questions I am very confused and most of mistakes in listening are like that!!!

1.(c)
2.(b)
3.(b)

c,b,a

I listened to it again and am sure now that it is c,b,c now.

cbc

1. C
2. B
3. B

1.C
2.B
3.I guessed it is B...but not pretty sure though

why the 3rd is B? not A

a - c -c

i think the answer is c b c

1.a
2.b
3.c

C
B
B

B
C
C

getting confused.. speaker speaks all option how to select right 1?my answer:
C
B
C

1.C
2.B
3.B

C.
A
C

Confusing .1a 2b 3a

c b a

cbb

C
B
C

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