Solution for ielts recent actual test with answers different ways to make money fast (vol 3) listening practice test 5

JONATHAN: thank you for having me. Yes, I would like to start by introducing my company yazoo different ways to make money fast car rental. We are the cheapest and most reliable rental company in different ways to make money fast the city and have won multiple awards for the quality different ways to make money fast of our services. This success did not come easily, however, and it proved important that we stay fresh and are different ways to make money fast always thinking of ways to attract new customers. Our first attempt to do this was to offer a different ways to make money fast free gift with every car rental, which we were confident the customers would be very interested different ways to make money fast in. The offer of a free hoover with each rental, however, did not attract any new customers so we quite quickly different ways to make money fast stopped offering it.

In 2002, a new taxi company opened next door to us and different ways to make money fast we started losing a lot of business to them, so we introduced an offer that we hoped might compete different ways to make money fast with their service. We offered a new package where you could rent a different ways to make money fast car with a driver for a small extra fee. By introducing this offer, we found that all of our customers preferred to drive different ways to make money fast the cars themselves, so again this offer was unsuccessful in attracting more customers.

In order to attract a younger demographic, we updated the models of cars that we offered for different ways to make money fast rental. We began offering more trendy cars such as minis and different ways to make money fast smart cars that we thought might appeal to the younger different ways to make money fast crowd and we also purchased them in more fun colours different ways to make money fast like reds and greens. This offer attracted some new customers of a younger age different ways to make money fast group, however not as many as we hoped.

Next I decided to offer our services at a discounted different ways to make money fast price on our website where it could be seen by different ways to make money fast thousands of people. I thought that this could be a great way to different ways to make money fast attract a number of new customers who would never have different ways to make money fast heard of us before and it worked fantastically well. Following the success of the discount offer, we had so many customers that it became necessary to different ways to make money fast open a new branch of the company in the centre different ways to make money fast of the city. The cost of renting offices in the city centre was different ways to make money fast very high, so we hoped that our profits would justify this expensive different ways to make money fast decision. We made enough profit to keep our city centre offices different ways to make money fast open, but we had hoped for a greater increase in customer different ways to make money fast numbers.

JONATHAN: now for the second part of my talk, which is on the topic of public transport. There are many benefits to public transport, for example, the recent introduction of bus lanes has meant that buses different ways to make money fast are now unaffected by traffic jams and are able to different ways to make money fast stay on schedule. Unfortunately, as fewer and fewer people are taking the bus nowadays, the service has become quite inefficient. This reduction in passengers may be due to the stories different ways to make money fast in the newspaper about the dangers posed to pedestrian safety different ways to make money fast by the buses, however this is largely untrue as buses are responsible for different ways to make money fast far less pedestrian-related accidents than cars. I use the bus service often, as car petrol is so expensive nowadays that the bus different ways to make money fast is far more affordable. However, if I am in a rush I prefer to take different ways to make money fast a taxi as they tend to get you to your different ways to make money fast destination very quickly so you can remain punctual for your different ways to make money fast appointments. I also very much enjoy flying to my destinations, as the service is incredibly fast and the airports are different ways to make money fast always very easy to find. Personally, my favourite mode of transportation is the bus. Due to the lack of people using the service I different ways to make money fast have found that the buses are never overcrowded so there different ways to make money fast is always a seat available. They are also never dirty as they get cleaned regularly. However, I have found that sometimes the bus can be over different ways to make money fast a half hour behind schedule which can be very frustrating. There has been a lot of fluctuation in the price different ways to make money fast of bus tickets in the last couple of years. In the past, £1.80 for a ticket was enough to sustain the bus different ways to make money fast companies, however, as the price of fuel increased so did the ticket different ways to make money fast prices. Now the ticket prices are declining as the bus companies different ways to make money fast try to encourage more people to use their service again.

MR THOMPSON: actually it was not as hard as I anticipated. I started out with very clear objectives, so I knew exactly what I wanted my corporate identity different ways to make money fast to be. It was very difficult to find the correct premises as different ways to make money fast the property market in london is so competitive, but eventually I found the perfect site. The hardest part was structuring the business, as I had no formal template so I had to different ways to make money fast create it myself.

MR THOMPSON: it’s always tricky trying to satisfy a group of people different ways to make money fast with varying interests, however, I didn’t encounter many problems. I found it very important to make the staff feel different ways to make money fast appreciated, so I hosted a staff day where we could all different ways to make money fast introduce ourselves and get to know each other as individuals. I was also able to talk to them about the different ways to make money fast type of work that they would be doing and gave different ways to make money fast them the opportunity to share with me the issues they different ways to make money fast had with the allocation of the work.

MR THOMSON: there are many aspects of the company that I am different ways to make money fast pleased with, however, there is one achievement of which I am particularly proud. I wanted a mural painted to brighten up our entrance different ways to make money fast area, so I decided it would be a great idea to different ways to make money fast invite the local primary school to create one for us. The youngsters had a great time and I know they different ways to make money fast were thrilled to be included.

MR THOMPSON: yes, we are always encountering issues with employment because it is different ways to make money fast very hard to find people who are qualified for the different ways to make money fast roles that we were offering, but unfortunately there is no solution to this. One of our administrators also recently left to go on different ways to make money fast maternity leave, which put us in a tricky situation, however, we have managed to find a temporary replacement for her. It’s also now approaching the period when we must carry different ways to make money fast out our financial training so I need to find a different ways to make money fast venue with enough space to hold everyone. It will be interesting trying to organise that event!

MR THOMPSON: I think you will find it very useful. They also have a collection of documentaries on the subject different ways to make money fast of personal organisation and I suggest that you look up different ways to make money fast the literature on management of change. I personally found these sources incredibly useful. Articles are also a valuable resource and we have a different ways to make money fast whole collection of them in our university library. I advise that you look at section 2 where you different ways to make money fast will find articles on the nature of volunteering.

Welcome class to your very first lecture in this series different ways to make money fast on architecture conducted by myself, dr torben dahl. Today we will be looking into the relationship between climate different ways to make money fast and architecture, where I will be giving you a critical overview of different ways to make money fast the main climate influences that shape the design of buildings. Throughout this lecture series we will be looking at the different ways to make money fast latest research into climatic design carried out by experts in different ways to make money fast the field in addition to case studies and examples drawn different ways to make money fast from modernist practice both in cities and rural areas.

Now, acid rain is one of the climatic elements with the different ways to make money fast most devastating effects on our architecture. The chemicals in acid rain can cause paint to peel, corrosion of steel structures such as bridges, and erosion of stone statues. Since the 1970s, our government has been making great effort to reduce the different ways to make money fast release of these chemicals into the atmosphere with positive results. Private organisations have also been raising awareness and funds and different ways to make money fast recently received a huge donation from the bank. It is interesting to look at the studies that have different ways to make money fast been carried out into the effects of acid rain at different ways to make money fast varying altitudes. Research has shown that there are lower levels of acid different ways to make money fast in the damaging pollutants at higher altitudes, meaning that skyscrapers are much less vulnerable to the negative different ways to make money fast effects as they are exposed to acid rain with far different ways to make money fast lower levels of damaging pollutants.

Recently, the alter project was founded to carry out further research different ways to make money fast into acid rain. This project is directed towards studying the effects of acid different ways to make money fast rain on old, traditional buildings of stone construction that are vulnerable to damage different ways to make money fast caused by acid rain. Masonry is particularly vulnerable as it is easily corroded and different ways to make money fast weakened by the acidic chemicals. It is imperative that we protect these buildings, as they are valuable examples of our history and culture.

Pollution is one of the main sources of concern in different ways to make money fast the present day. The construction industry contributes considerably as a source of pollution different ways to make money fast in its day-to-day processes of creating building materials such as concrete and different ways to make money fast glass, however, more new sustainable methods are being developed to counter this. A recent case study for this is sky tower, whose windows have been made from recycled glass to prevent different ways to make money fast pollution from the glass-making process.

Water is the most problematic element to be considered in different ways to make money fast construction. It is imperative that construction elements such as the insulation different ways to make money fast are fitted into the building in dry weather to prevent different ways to make money fast it from getting wet. This makes winter an undesirable season for construction as the different ways to make money fast heavy rainfall can have adverse effects on the building. Another climate type that has an enormous affect on buildings different ways to make money fast is humidity. Constructions made of steel and stone are largely unaffected by different ways to make money fast humidity, however, it can have a serious effect on wooden constructions if different ways to make money fast the timber has not been correctly treated. Moisture from the air can condense in the grain of different ways to make money fast the wood, which then swells and shrinks in proportion to the magnitude different ways to make money fast of change in its moisture content. This variation in size can have disastrous consequences.

In areas of the world that are prone to earthquakes, certain design and environmental conditions are preferable for protecting buildings different ways to make money fast in the event of a tremor. Engineers have come up with numerous building procedures to help different ways to make money fast minimise shaking in buildings. For example, tall buildings have height restrictions and counterweights and multi-storey buildings have reinforced floors and walls. Ground conditions are a cause for worry in many constructions different ways to make money fast as often the soil is of the wrong density to different ways to make money fast protect the foundations.

Luckily technology has now been developed that can help to different ways to make money fast minimise damage by earthquakes. Seismic sensors can give prior warning when an earthquake is different ways to make money fast about to happen so that preparations can be made to different ways to make money fast protect both the people and the buildings from harm. The movement of building structures can now also be measured different ways to make money fast and monitored over time by architects. It has been expressed by architects within the design community different ways to make money fast that it would be valuable to be given special courses different ways to make money fast for designing buildings within earthquake zones. Guidelines are also expected to be produced by the government different ways to make money fast in the near future that will give architects a universal different ways to make money fast checklist to follow.

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