Habitualmente, para el caso del nivel intermedio, B1, de las EOI, la estructura de un ejercicio de listening, consiste en:
- unos minutos para leer las preguntas
- escuchar el audio por primera vez
- un pequeño periodo para ir respondiendo las preguntas
- escuchar el audio por segunda vez
- terminar de responder a las preguntas
Todo esto suele hacerse en un tiempo entre 15 y 25 minutos.
Por eso, ahora tienes primero el ejercicio, que consiste, en este caso, en elegir las frases que son correctas, y, a continuación, el audio. Por supuesto, al final, tienes las soluciones y, en este caso, además, la transcripción del audio, para que puedas comprender plenamente qué frases son correctas y cuáles son falsas:
Listen to Luke talking about his childhood. Decide which FIVE of the following statements are TRUE according to the recording. Write the correct letters in the answer grid provided below, as shown in example 0. You will hear the recording TWICE.
0.The speaker’s parents decided to name him Luke.
1. Luke has never been into Star Wars films.
2. Luke was named after a Paul Newman film.
3. Luke’s mother admired somebody in the family.
4. As a child, Luke’s parents liked to check his height.
5. Luke’s parents used to be too permissive with him.
6. Luke’s parents didn’t let him see James Bond movies.
7. Luke’s family’s financial situation was rather bad.
8. Unlike his dad, Luke was really sporty and musical.
9. The punishments Luke got from his parents weren’t too hard.
10. Luke was quite badly-behaved for some time.
11. Luke has a younger brother.
CLAVES PARA LA CORRECCIÓN
Let’s get started. So, childhood, my childhood. Well, I was born in 1977 and in fact my mum gave birth to me on a Sunday in 1977. My parents decided to name me Luke. They decided to call me Luke (0). Now, I wasn’t named after Luke Skywalker even though I was born in 1977. I wasn’t named after Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. Although I am a big Star Wars fan. I’ve always loved Star Wars, but I wasn’t named after him. I wasn’t named after Cool Hand Luke, the Paul Newman movie either. Instead I was actually named after my great-great-grandfather, who was also called Luke. And my mum in particular really looked up to him, because he was like very successful person in our family (3). So basically my mum really looked up to him. So they decided to kind of… I think they liked the name Luke anyway, but they also partly wanted to name me after my great-great-grandfather.
So I grew up in West London. That’s where we lived in a place called Ealing in West London. So that’s where I grew up initially. In fact, I grew pretty quickly, my parents used to measure me on the wall. So I’d stand on the wall and they’d use a pencil to mark a line on a wall and then every few months or something they’d measure me again and we can see how much I’d grown (4). I grew pretty quickly like most kids grow pretty fast. I was brought up by my parents, of course. My parents brought me up, I think, to be quite a good lad.
My parents were quite strict sometimes but not too strict. I don’t think I was spoilt as a child either. I mean there were plenty of things we weren’t allowed. For example we weren’t allowed to watch James Bond movies (6) or The A Team. I wasn’t allowed to have a TV in my bedroom for example. I wasn’t allowed to eat too many sweets, things like that, but they weren’t too strict either.
My parents were comfortable with money, but not really well off or rich or wealthy, but they were just comfortable. So I wasn’t really born with a silver spoon in my mouth or anything like that. I’m just from a normal family. My parents and family used to say that I looked.. I took after my Dad. They said that I really took after my Dad because I looked like him and I was quite sporty and good at music, like him.
So, also I could be a bit naughty and badly behaved at times and my parents would sometimes tell me off and send me to my room but it was never that serious (9). Actually, I went through quite a kind of naughty phase, I was quite stubborn for a few years. I remember like my mum having trouble kind of like… she took me to the shops when we
walked back if was kind of like annoyed or something, I’d just stop walking and say: “I’m not moving”. So, I was quite naughty and a bit stubborn, but I grew out of it (10). Actually, I grew out of that phase.
I have an older brother, so I would get a lot of his own clothes, so…
Como habrás observado, en los ejercicios de listening es esencial estar atento, al mismo tiempo, de lo que dice el audio y de la información de las frases, por lo que éstas deben estar bien claras desde el principio.
Seguidamente, puedes seguir haciendo otros ejercicios del nivel intermedio de inglés.