剑桥雅思8听力第三套题目第三部分的主题为拉丁美洲研究，内容包括学生前往南美的原因，一开始从事的工作，更换项目的原因，学到的东西，对项目经理的评价，以及以后相关的课程选择等。易错点主要是第26题。选项A, B, C均有提到。但B选项是他花的钱很少，而不是给的钱很少；C选项是父母吃惊，而不是它吃惊。提到A选项时说到did not expect，由此确定答案。
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剑8 test 3 Section 3雅思听力原文
WOMAN: I’ve been reading your personal statement, Paul. First, let’s talk about your work experience in South America. What took you there? Was it to gain more fluency in Spanish?
PAUL: Well, as I’m combining Spanish with Latin American studies, my main idea was to find out more about the way people lived there (Q21). My spoken Spanish was already pretty good in fact.
WOMAN: So you weren’t too worried about language barriers?
PAUL: No. In fact, I ended up teaching English there, although that wasn’t my original choice of work.
WOMAN: I see. How did you find out about all this?
PAUL: I found an agency that runs all kinds of voluntary projects in South America.
WOMAN: What kind of work?
PAUL: Well, there were several possibilities.
WOMAN: YOU mean construction? Engineering work?
PAUL: Yes, getting involved in building projects was an option. Then there was tourism – taking tourists for walks around the volcanoes – which I actually chose to do (Q22), and then there was work with local farmers.
WOMAN: But you didn’t continue with that project. Why not?
PAUL: Because I never really knew whether I’d be needed or not. I’d thought it might be difficult physically, but I was certainly fit enough. . . no, I wanted to do something that had more of a proper structure to it (Q23), I suppose. I get de-motivated otherwise.
WOMAN: What do you think you learned from your experience? It must have been a great opportunity to examine community life.
PAUL: Yes, but it was difficult at first to be accepted by the locals. It was a very remote village and some of them were reluctant to speak to me – although they were always interested in my clothes and how much I’d had to pay for them.
WOMAN: Well, that’s understandable.
PAUL: Yes, but things soon improved. What struck me was that when people became more comfortable with me and less suspicious (Q24), we really connected with each other in a meaningful way.
WOMAN: YOU made good friends?
PAUL: Yes, with two of the families in particular.
WOMAN: Good. What about management. Did you have a project manager?
PAUL: Yes and he gave me lots of advice and guidance (Q25).
WOMAN: And was he good at managing too?
PAUL: That wasn’t his strong point! I think he was often more interested in the academic side of things than filing reports. He was a bit of a dreamer.
WOMAN: And did you have a contract?
PAUL: I had to stay for a minimum of three months. My parents were surprised when I asked to stay longer – six months in the end. I was so happy there.
WOMAN: And did anything on the administration side of things surprise you? What was the food and lodging like?
PAUL: Simple. . . but there was plenty to eat and I only paid seven dollars a day for that which was amazing really. And they gave me all the equipment I needed. . . even a laptop.
WOMAN: You didn’t expect that then?
PAUL: NO (Q26).
WOMAN: Well, I’ll look forward to hearing more.
WOMAN: But now let’s look at these modules. You’ll need to start thinking about which ones you’ll definitely want to study. The first one here is Gender Studies in Latin America.
PAUL: Mmm. . .
WOMAN: It looks at how gender analysis is reconfiguring civil society in Latin America. Women are increasingly occupying positions in government and in other elected leadership positions in Latin America. I think you’d find it interesting.
PAUL: If it was to do with people in the villages rather than those in the public sphere, I would (Q27).
WOMAN: Okay. What about Second Language Acquisition?
PAUL: Do you think rd find that useful?
WOMAN: Well, you’ve had some practical experience in the field, I think it would be.
PAUL: I hadn’t thought about that. I’ll put that down as a definite, then (Q28).
WOMAN: Okay. What about Indigenous Women’s Lives. That sounds appropriate.
PAUL: I thought so too, but I looked at last year’s exam questions and that changed my mind.
WOMAN: Don’t judge the value of the course on that. Maybe, talk to some other students first and we can talk about it again later (Q29).
WOMAN: Yes. And lastly, will you sign up for Portuguese lessons?
PAUL: My Spanish is good, so would I find that module easy?
WOMAN: Not necessarily. Some people find that Spanish interferes with learning Portuguese. . . getting the accent right too. It’s quite different in a lot of ways.
PAUL: Well, rd much sooner do something else, then. (Q30)
WOMAN: Alright. Now, what we need to do is. . .
剑8 test 3 Section 3雅思听力答案