Solution for: Building Work

Answer Table

1. Keyworth 6. lock
2. fan 7. storm
3. shower 8. plastic
4. color 9. 8th May
5. gate 10. AG4176

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Building Work

Speaker 1 You will hear a number of different recordings and you will have to answer questions on what you hear. There will be time for you to read the instructions and questions, and you will have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played once only. The test is in four parts. Write all your answers in the listening question booklet. At the end of the test, you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Now turn to part one on page two of your question booklet. Part one. You will hear a woman talking to a builder who is going to do some building work at her house. First you have some time to look at questions 1 to 4. Now listen carefully and answer questions. One, two, four.


Speaker 2 Morning. Thanks for coming round. I'm Sally.


Speaker 3 Morning. So, just before we get started, I'll just make a few notes. So we're at 15 Hill Street?


Speaker 2 Yes, that's right.


Speaker 3 Okay, great. And then you need to write down your contact information just for the office, you know? So first, what's your surname, please? Sally.


Speaker 2 It's Keyworth. I'll spell that. Keyworth.


Speaker 3 And your phone number? I've got that somewhere. Yes. 0275846613.


Speaker 2 That's right.


Speaker 3 Okay, Sally. So what building would you like to have done?


Speaker 2 Well, let's go into the kitchen first. So you see, it's quite dark in here. We've tried having a few lights fitted, but it hasn't really made any difference. So what we've decided is the window is too small. We'd like a larger one.


Speaker 3 It shouldn't be a problem. And is there anything else you'd like done in the kitchen?


Speaker 2 Well, at this time of year, I mean, I shouldn't complain, really. But I wish it wasn't so hot in here. Is there anything you can do about that?


Speaker 3 The air conditioning.


Speaker 2 It's too expensive.


Speaker 3 How about a fan, then?


Speaker 2 Yes, that would be perfect.


Speaker 3 Righto. And what's next, Sally?


Speaker 2 Well, if we walk through into the bathroom, the thing is, when my father's staying, he can't use the bath. So I thought here on the back wall, I'd like you to get a shower. Is that possible?


Speaker 3 Shouldn't be too hard. I'll get you some brochures because there are a few ways of doing that.


Speaker 2 Thanks.


Speaker 3 Now those tiles on the wall look new. So do you want to keep those?


Speaker 2 Yes, the tiles are new, but actually my husband doesn't like them. We want to change to those very small ones. But do I have to choose a color now?


Speaker 3 You can do that later. I'll get some charts for you to look at.


Speaker 1 Before you hear the rest of the conversation, you have some time to look at questions. 5 to 10. Now listen and answer questions. 5 to 10.


Speaker 2 Now the last thing. Let's walk outside. I need to show you some things outside the house.


Speaker 3 Righto. Oh, nice garden. And the fence looks in good condition.


Speaker 2 Yes, it's new. But the thing is, the gate, it's too low. You have to bend down to open it. We need something that's higher.


Speaker 3 Right. I'll see to that.


Speaker 2 Then the other thing is the garage here. We had a break in, actually.


Speaker 3 Yeah, I can see the door should be fine. But the lock. I'll replace that chalet.


Speaker 2 Yes. Thanks then. Also, if you step back here and look up on the roof, you can see that it's damaged.


Speaker 3 Did that happen in the storm a couple of weeks ago?


Speaker 2 Yes, that's right.


Speaker 3 I'll get up there and take a look at that then. That might be quite a big job, but I'll get back to you once I've had a look.


Speaker 2 Okay.


Speaker 3 I can see that your rain gutter has broken as well.


Speaker 2 Can you fix that?


Speaker 3 Well, I'll need to replace it. Maybe with a steel one. It'd be stronger.


Speaker 2 No plastic will be fine, thanks. It's cheaper.


Speaker 3 Okay.


Speaker 2 And that's everything, I think. Is there any other information you need? What about a start date?


Speaker 3 Well, I'm completely booked all April, and I've got a job on May the fifth. That'll be a few days, so let's say May the eighth.


Speaker 2 Okay.


Speaker 3 Now, what about a key in case you're out?


Speaker 2 We have a security code. I'll give you that. It's a mix of letters and numbers. The code is ag4176.


Speaker 3 Got that? Okay. Will organize some skip.


Speaker 1 That is the end of part one. You now have one minute to check your answers to part one.


Questions 1-10

Complete the notes below.

Building Work

Address: 15 Hill Street
Contact Information

  • Name: Sally 1
    Answer: Keyworth
  • Phone: 027 584 6613


  • Needs a bigger window
  • The kitchen is too hot - fit a 2
    Answer: fan


  • put a 3 on the back wall
    Answer: shower
  • decide the 4 of the small tiles later.
    Answer: color



  • put a higher 5 in the garden.
    Answer: gate
  • put a new 6 on the garage door.
    Answer: lock
  • fix the roof - it was damaged by a 7
    Answer: storm
  • fit a new rain gutter made of 8
    Answer: plastic

Other information

Start date: 9
Answer: 8th May

Security code: 10
Answer: AG4176

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