Notes-taking is a very useful skill when you are practicing IELTS listening. As in my previous post, I mentioned that the key factors for getting a higher score in the ILETS listening are detailed information and spelling. So, try to do some notes-taking practices by using short-hand skill without the test paper, if you’ve done all the tests in Cambridge IELTS books.
Here is a short text about volcanoes, and try your note-taking and short hand skills.
Volcano by the Sea
There is a volcano on a Hawaiian island. It pushes lava into ___________ and causes a lot of steam. But it is not the biggest volcano there. On the ocean floor, a new volcano is erupting nearby.
Scientists are watching it underwater from _____________. It has caused a lot of ___________. The scientists found a part of the new volcano is missing. An __________ made the volcano top __________. They can tell that it will be an island some day.
The Hawaiian Islands continue to grow. The lava from the ___________________ continues to push upward. Hot water can be seen pouring out of the ______________of the new volcano. The scientists cannot get too close or they might ______________ from the new land breaking up.
Scientists will watch the ____________and ____________ as the new volcano grows. It will be the newest island in the Hawaiian chain. There will be plenty of time to watch it grow. The new volcano will not reach the _________________ for ______________.