Further Practice for Listening 8 Section 4


It is important to be clear about the context in which facts and figures are mentioned, and not to jump to conclusions when you hear a number or a detail in the recording.


Dr Charles Butt will be giving

The other figures (B-D) are all either mentioned or can be deduced from what you hear in this section of the listening test, but they do not answer this question.

The following exercise will help you to focus on what the numerical data mentioned refers to.

Listen again to Section 4 and choose the correct answer A-D. More than one answer may be correct in each case.

Stop the recording when Dr Butt says 'considered to be collapsing'.

1From six to eight is

2Twenty-seven minutes is

3Nine out of ten is

4The proportion of days off sick that workers take but bosses do not think are genuine is

5At local car plant, 30% is


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