The Gaelic monologue and conversation examples in this guide are about higher education options and can help you to identify the main points in a listening passage, give you practice in extracting information and answering questions.
In this dialogue you’ll hear Martin discuss his college or university course options with an adviser.
Read the questions, listen to the audio in its entirety twice, then answer the questions.
Listening Test dialogue - Course options.
What has Martin been doing in relation to applying for higher education?
Worrying about getting the grades he needs for his favourite university
Reading information leaflets from all Scottish universities
Speaking to older friends who attend universities about their preferred choices
Why is Martin not interested in practical subjects?
He is not good with his hands at all
He failed his technology exams
He hurt his hand in woodwork
Why would Martin not be interested in being a cook?
The hours are long and the pay isn't too good
His mother told him it's a bad job
He is a terrible cook and buys takeaways often
What was Martin's opinion of the Scottish text he studied in Higher English?
He enjoyed it a lot. He would recommend it to a friend
He thought it was awful and he didn't read it properly
He did not think it was terribly interesting and he didn't understand it correctly
How did he perform in his opinion piece for English?
He got the highest mark in the class
His English teacher praised it highly
It wasn't as good as his personal essay
Other than reading history books, how does Martin satisfy his interest in History?
He talks to his gran about the area's history
He visits the local historical society's website
He listens to old recordings at the local museum
Martin's favourite subject is Geography. What activities does he do connected with this?
Goes canoeing on the loch and running in the forest
Climbs mountains and walks by the river
Takes trips to the beach and swims in the sea
What does Martin's eldest brother do as part of his job?
Works a diver
Works in Sweden
Sails around the world
Why is Martin not sure about going to Glasgow?
It's an expensive place
Not many of his friends expect to go there
He doesn't like big cities
Which choice does Martin discover which would allow him to stay in the Highlands?
A well paid job at the local fish farm
A History course at the local university
A distance learning course online