IELTS Listening Question Type (2) Short Questions in Section 2

IELTS Listening Short Questions

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Questions 1-6
Answer the questions below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.

NeoTips for Short Questions
When you do short answer questions, remember that the questions are in the same order as the information in the recording. Stick to the word limit.

1 How long has Sport Aid existed for?


2 Who does Sport Aid mainly benefit?


3 What did the money provide for one village?

4 What is thought to be an important part of development? 

5 Where is the main event taking place?

6 What are you advised to wear to the event?

Questions 7-10

Choose the correct letter, A, B or C.

7 You can learn more about different events by contacting

A the radio station.
B the town hall.
C the organizers.

8 The council is more likely to approve

A unusual events.
B expensive events.
C familiar sports.

9 What do you need to provide if you organise your own event?

A equipment
B prizes
C publicity

10 Who is able to organise events?

A anybody
B local residents only
C adults only

Alex: Hello, you’re listening to Redgate Radio, and I’m Alex Dunbar.
As you may know, people in the city will be taking part in Sport Aid
this weekend. Here’s Liz to tell us more about this event and how
you can get involved.
Liz: Thanks, Alex. Well, this is the fourth year of Sports Aid and
it looks like it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Sport
Aid is organised by the city council and it supports a number of
different charities, although the main reason for its existence is
to raise money to help developing countries. Last year, it raised
over 100,000 pounds and that money has helped to make life
a little easier for people in many parts of the world. Just to give
you one example, the village of Otunga in Chad now has a water
supply, meaning that the people no longer have to walk miles
every day just to get water. And there are countless stories like
that. By contributing to the infrastructure of different regions, it’s
hoped that things like Sport Aid will enable many more people
to climb out of poverty. Another way in which that happens is by
giving people the knowledge and skills to earn money. One of the
biggest issues facing people in many poorer areas of the world is
education. Something that we take so much for granted can be
rare and expensive in some regions. Education is seen as key to
development and money from Sport Aid has paid for schoolrooms
and equipment in a number of places.
So what can you do to help? There are lots of ways in which you
as can get involved. First of all, you can go down to the biggest
attraction of the day, the Sport Aid charity football match. There
will be thousands of people at City Stadium and all the money
raised from the sale of tickets goes to charity. Ther’s much more
going on than just a football match, of course, There will also be
lots of entertainment for the whole family, including a fair, stalls
selling all kinds of food, and even a chance to try out some sports
you may not have tried before, like softball and volleyball. It’s
probably going to be a very active day, so it’s best to make sure
that everyone is in comfortable clothes before you go down there.
It’s always a fantastic day out, and it’s a great way to show
your support.
But you’re not restricted to being a spectator. Apart from the
main event, there are a large number of smaller events taking
place across the city. These range from fun runs around the park
to games of cricket, and there’s Sure to be something happening
in your area. Contact details are available for the people putting
together each event and you can get those from the Council
Website. We’ll be giving you the address for that at the end of
the programme.
It’s still not too late to organise your own event, as lots of people
around the city are, although you’ll have to get going on it now.
First of all, do check that there isn’t a similar event in your area,
and then call the town hall to register your event. The local council
needs to approve all events, and you’ll stand more chance if you
can come up with a sport that’s new to some people, rather than
just another game of football. Use your imagination, or try the
internet to get some ideas. Try to come up with something that’s
going to get lots of people along, and which will raise money.
You might not want to go for anything that turns out to be too
costly, though, since the council isn’t able to supply bats or balls or
anything else you need but they will give you advice on finding a
good location and might even be able to help you out with small
prizes for winners, as well as making sure that everyone knows
about your event by publicizing it on the website and sending you
an organiser’s pack, with lots more information.
There are a couple more things you need to be aware of for your
event. There aren’t any age restrictions, although if you’re under 18
you’ll need to get an adult, such as a parent, to sign the forms for
you and to handle any money raised, but you do need to live in the
Redgate area. You should also be prepared for anyone to turn up,
since all events are public.

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