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Questions 1-4  Listen from here

You will hear two Geography students talking. An older student, called Howard, is giving advice to a younger student, called Joanne, on writing her dissertation. Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

Advice on writing a dissertation

1    What does Howard say about the experience of writing his dissertation?

A It was difficult in unexpected ways.

B It was more enjoyable than he’d anticipated.

C It helped him understand previous course work.


2    What is Joanne most worried about?

A Finding enough material.

B Missing deadlines.

C Writing too much.


3    What does Howard say was his main worry a year previously?

A Forgetting what he’d read about.

B Not understanding what he’d read.

C Taking such a long time to read each book.


4    What motivated Howard to start writing his dissertation?

A Talking to his tutor about his problems.

B Seeing an inspirational TV show.

C Reading a controversial journal article.

Questions 5-6  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things does Howard advise Joanne to do in the first month of tutorials?

A See her tutor every week.

B Review all the module booklists.

C Buy all the key books.

D Write full references for everything she reads.

E Write a draft of the first chapter.

Questions 7-8  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things does Howard say about library provision?

A Staff are particularly helpful to undergraduates.

B Inter-library loans are very reliable.

C Students can borrow extra books when writing a dissertation.

D Staff recommend relevant old dissertations.

E It’s difficult to access electronic resources.

Questions 9-10  Listen from here

Choose TWO letters, A-E.

What TWO things does Joanne agree to discuss with her tutor?

A The best ways to collaborate with other students.

B Who to get help from during college vacations.

C The best way to present the research.

D Whether she can use web sources.

E How to manage her study time.

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