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"There'll also be a competition" - for this means not yet decided

Answer: A

Reason: A figure for the statue is going to be determined by the competition.

Key paraphrase in the script: statue -> sculpture

Already decided:
B-> June 15th
C-> Coral White

B is correct.i think 15 june has mentioned but not exact time of oppening

Not all three choices are mentioned.Exact opening times is not anywhere in the text.
Decisions have been made about
A.The competition for the public to decide which statue will be placed at the entrance

C.Who is going to declare the pool open,that is Coral White

so correct answer is B
keywords: there''ll also be a competition

I think the answer is A.

C is definitely indicated.

B-The text doesn't have any information that says, the time will be set up later. So I think we can't say that this information lacks.

A-"You'll decide which historical figure from the city we should have"
-The decision whose statue will has not been made yet

A

A is the correct answer

A.... competition, to decide, you will decide

It means the decision has not yet made...

B IS THE CORRECT ANSWER

A

I prefer A. Keywords are competition and to decide.
But B confused me because of the word 'exact'. June 15th is the date we are on schedule for. It is not an 'exact' time.

A

What decision has not yet been made about the pool?

A. whose statue will be at the door = you will decide which famous historical figure from the city we should have
B. the exact opening times = We're on schedule for a June 15th opening date
C. who will open it = We have engaged award-winning actress Coral White

Right answer is A

the correct answer is A,

A: whose statue will be at the door

My guess from these keywords.

"...the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance"

Answer : A

B and C are already given in the passage.

keywords : to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance

Answer A is correct

Coral White will declare the pool open -> decision has been made -> rules out answer C

The text does not mention any time, only the date. A decision on the time may or may not have been made -> rules out answer B

It was decided that the public will choose the sculpture (=statue) in a competition. The decision on whose statue this will be has therefore not yet been made (still open until after the competition) -> A is correct

You have to decide
Sculpture ,.,.,. Statue
At entrance ,,.,.,., door


Answer is A

A

A

The answer is "A"

A) whose statue will be at the door = not yet been made
B) the exact opening times = June 15th (time-date)
C) who will open it = Coral White

There'll also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance; you will decide which famous historical figure from the city we should have.

the sculpture(statue) has not yet been decided

A is right because the transcript puts it that there will also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance.

Keywords are decision, the pool.

All three choices are already mentioned in the recording as follows:
C reads award-winning actress Coral White to declare the pool open
B reads schedule for a June 15th opening date
A is correct because the decision has not been made yet.


The correct answer is A) whose statue will be at the door because "There'll also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance; you will decide which famous historical figure from the city we should have".
Keywords are "sculpture", "you will decide".
All three choices are mentioned:
B) the exact opening times - "We're on schedule for a June 15th opening date"
C) who will open it - "We have engaged award-winning actress Coral White to declare the pool open"

Answer is B and other two already decided

My answer is A. June 15th is the exact opening times and Coral White will open the pool. But the statue will depends on the public so they did not decide it yet.

correct answer is A

CORRECT ANSWER FROM SIMON:

A

Keywords:

whose = which famous historical figure
statue = sculpture
at the door = at the entrance

An important note about answer B:

Although "exact" opening times are not given, the speaker doesn't say that the decision about this hasn't been made.

Hi Simon,

Dear Simon, I would like to ask you to explane, why B is correct.

As my logical interpretation the first sentence doesn't give any information about previous decision: really, the speaker doesn't say that the conclusion about this hasn't been made, but he/she says that this has been made, neither. As my opinion, it is not clear.

Thank you in advance, Krisztina

Ps.: This is my first comment in my life!

I am sorry, in my previous comment I wanted to ask why B is incorrect?

Hi Krisztina,

You're right - B is like a "not given" answer. This is why we can't choose it. We have to choose the answer that is clearly the right one: A

A is correct
Sculpture = statute
In front of door = at the entrance
Whose = historical figure

A
"there will be a competition to the public to decide whose statue will be at the door"
It means that after they open the doors the public will be able to choose the statue.

Hi Simon,

I would like to seek your advice on how to answer date questions in a listening test. I recently attempted practice test from Cambridge book 9 and I am a bit unsure why the correct answer is "31st March" and not "March 1972".

Here is the transcript of the relevant part from Test 2.

Man: Good Morning. Can I help you?

Woman: Yes. I've just been accepted on a course at the university and I'd like to try and arrange accommodation in the hall of residence.

Man: Yes, certainly. Please sit down. What I'll do is fill in a form with you to find out a little more about your preferences and so forth.

Woman: Thank you.

Man. So first of all, can I take your name?

Woman: It's Anu Bhatt.

Man: Could you spell your name please?

Woman: Yes. A-N-U . . . B-H-A double T.

Man: Thanks, and could I ask your date of birth?

Woman: 31st March 1972

The instructions were "Write ONE WORD AND / OR A NUMBER for each answer". Could you please elaborate why the preferred answer is "31st March"?

Regards,
Jay

"We're on schedule for a June 15th opening date and well within budget"

Sorry, but i think they decided exact time about opening is on June 15th? Please explain for me.

Thank in advance

A) whose statue will be at the door

"There'll also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance"

A

"There'll also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance"

It means they are not making the decision yet

A

"whose" is the keyword in the question
"you will decide" is not confirmed yet, reply to the question

I think A is the correct answer , because simply sculpture bears the same meaning of statue , and this would be determined by the competition

A is the correct answer.

A) whose statue will be at the door
"...There'll also be a competition for the public to decide on the sculpture we plan to have at the entrance; you will decide which famous historical figure from the city we should have."

- clearly states it is not yet decided.


B) the exact opening times
"...and there'll be drinks and snacks available at the poolside."
- Usually, we eat drinks and snacks at noon time, so time is also decided.

C) who will open it

"...award-winning actress Coral White to declare the pool open ..."

- clearly mentions Ms. Coral White will be declaring pool open.

A
reason is:
We're on schedule for a June 15th opening date=> B

Coral White to declare the pool open => C

A( "will "in the question and "will " in the transcript

B(exact opening date is given June 15th "

C(Coral white to declare )

Decision has not been made: A. "There'll also be a competition for the public to decide"

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