Book Reviewer

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The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three options. Each option is a word or short phrase. To excel in this test, you must understand the information and main ideas expressed by the speaker.

  • Time

    10-15 minutes

  • Main Skills


  • Topic

    Family and Lifestyles - Book Reviewer

Questions 19-26

You will hear a part of a podcast in which a reviewer talks about a newly published book about a woman called Natalie Hardcastle. Choose the correct answer, A, B, or C.

Now look at questions 19-26

Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 3:

  • Australian outback
  • business venture
  • disastrous life
  • disaster strikes
  • feels depressed
  • financial disaster
  • misfortune
  • penniless
  • ranch
  • stranded
  • wealthy businessman

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  • Speaking

    Skills to communicate with others to express thoughts and feelings.

  • Listening

    Skills to improve active listening in order to develop responses to what someone is saying.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.


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