Further Practice for Listening 8 Section 4
MATCHING FIGURES TO CONTEXTS
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