► This task requires you to label a map with the correct places or points using the information you hear in the recording. Similar tasks may require you to label a plan or a diagram.
► The questions follow the order of the recording. If you realise you have missed one question, make sure you focus carefully for the next one.
► The map and the recording will give you a starting point. Listen carefully because finding the answers greatly depends on locating the starting point in the map.
► There are several more possible places than you need marked on the map. Follow the speaker's directions carefully before you decide which is the correct place.
► The information about the starting point is repeated for each question. Do not worry too much if you miss one question, or feel you have got one question wrong.
► Step 1 - Think first
Look at the map and try to locate the starting point.
Remind yourself of the language of directions: turn left, go straight on, follow along, etc.
The possible places on the map will often be quite close together, so you need to listen carefully to decide which of two or three possibilities is correct in each case.
► Step 2 - Locate the starting point
For example: Look at this section of the tapescript, which tells you where the starting point is, and locate it in the map.
Woman: Could you tell me where they are? I’m at the train station at the moment.
Man: Eastern Towers, if you're coming from the station, isn't very far.
In this case, you should start reading the map in the top left corner, which is clearly marked 'From train station'. This is your starting point for all three blocks of flats.
► Step 3 - Check what you will hear
Look at the next section of the script. Follow the speaker's directions carefully. Pay special attention to the different references to 'left' and 'right'.
Man: Eastern Towers, if you're coming from the station, isn't very far. Cross over City Bridge. Then go left, and where the road divides, you want the right-hand fork. You'll see Eastern Towers on the left side of the road. It's a lovely building, with trees around it.
The relevant information is in bold. Notice that the reference to trees will not help you find the answer.
► Step 4 - Listen and do the task