Especially in the third and final part of the listening test, it gets increasingly difficult.
So, it's also very likely that you don't know the nouns that they're talking about.
It could be a scientific or academic context that they're talking about.
It could be a really unusual noun that you've never heard before.
All right? That's okay, because as long as you know that you're listening out for a noun, because you look at the question,
if there is a word that you don't know but you know it's a noun because it had "the" before it, or "a" before it, that's probably your answer.
So don't be too scared when you're hearing words, like: "I don't know what that means, I don't know what it means",
because you're not supposed to know what every word means.
You're just supposed to be able to, you know, magically find the answer by knowing...knowing where a noun comes in a sentence, basically.
What else to say? Synonyms: your knowledge of synonyms will be useful and important in the text...in the test.
So, when you're listening, you might hear the word "suitcase", but on the answer paper, the word "luggage" may be written.
And the same for "reservation" and "booking" and "holiday" and "vacation".
同样的还有"reservation"和"booking"，"holiday" 和 "vacation"。
So, know that when you're listening, you're not necessarily trying to find the exact word; you'll be trying to find something similar.
And here is the IELTS trick that they love to do: someone will be talking, and they'll give the answer, whatever the answer is, I can't improvise.
"Yes, I'd like to book a room for, for...I'd like to book a table for two on Monday. Yes, that's great.
Oh, no. Actually, I've changed my mind. On Tuesday next week."
Maybe I said the same day, but this is what they do: they say the answer, and then they take it back.
So...so sometimes, you think you've found the answer, and you write it down, so just be aware of that IELTS trick.