Exercise Boss Lift 2018 – Day 1

Objectives

At the end of the tasks you will be able to:

• identify the general meaning (gist)
• identify main ideas
• identify key points in a short brief

Australian Army soldier Corporal James Boulton (right) helps his civilian employer, Mr Robert Warburton, try on body armour during Exercise Boss Lift in Malaysia on 2 February 2018.
Photo: courtesy of “Defence Image Gallery”


Task 1

Listening for the main idea

First read the statements.
Listen to the audio.
Choose the answer that best summarises the main idea.

Click on ‘Check Your Answers’ when you have finished.

Task 2

Listening for vocabulary development – matching word/phrase meanings

These are some words and phrases you will hear in the audio.
Listen to the words and phrases in context.
Click on a definition in the “Meanings” box.
Then click in the “Move meanings into this column” box.
A correct meaning will show a green background and a tick.

Click on ‘Check Your Answers’ when you have finished.

Task 3

Listening for specific information – true / false

First read the statements and highlight key words.
Then listen to the audio.
Select True or False.

Click on ‘Check Your Answers’ when you have finished.

Task 4

Listening for specific information- short answers

Read the sections from the recording below.
Listen to the recording again.
Type the missing prepositions in the gaps.

Click on ‘Check Your Answers’ when you have finished.

Task 5

Grammer – Identifying pronouns

These are some phrases you will hear in the interview.
Listen to the pronouns bold in context.
Choose the correct person/people.

Click on ‘Check Your Answers’ when you have finished.