Difficulty level: Semi Hard
Listen to six people talk about their experiences of doing volunteer work abroad.
Fill each gap in the summaries below with ONE word.
- She works in the ______ field, and she has always wanted to offer her ______ abroad.
- He wanted to do something ______, and not just be a ______.
- She says that she’s in a safe ______ with friendly ______.
- She talks about the importance of grasping the ______ of the people.
- She thinks it’s an amazing ______.
- He says it’s about more than just reading a ______ book or visiting the tourist ______.
IELTS Listening Exercise Answers
- Healthcare Field, Services
- Different, Visitor
- Environment, Staff
- Guide, Spots
I work in the healthcare field, and have always wanted to go abroad and offer my services.
I guess I just wanted to do volunteer work “cause” I wanted to do something different: travel around but, like, really see the people, you know, rather than just being a visitor.
Here you’re in a safe environment, where you’re looked after, and all the staff are really friendly.
They really want you to grasp the culture that you’re coming into, and the people that surround you, and just everything: the way that they live, their everyday lives.
If you’re willing to give the time and the energy, I think it can be an amazing opportunity, and you can learn so much.
There’s more than just, you know, reading a guide book and going to the tourist spots. It’s about sitting down and trying to communicate with people and trying to understand what their experiences are.
*Instead of because we often say “cause or cos” in informal speech.
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