LISTENING

Listen to Faith Jegede as she talks about her two autistic brothers.

The questions are IELTS-like. Read through them before you begin listening. Use the questions and the structure to help you keep your place in the listening and to help you answer.

WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM MY AUTISTIC BROTHERS

Listen to the text and complete the notes.
Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER.

Remy:

  • is (1) _______________ years old
  • is tall and handsome
  • communicates joy
  • knows love and shares it unconditionally
  • is not greedy
  • doesn’t see (2) _______________
  • has never told a lie

Samuel:

  • is (3) _______________  old
  • is tall and handsome
  • has the best (4) _______________, but it is selective

Different Views:

  • society doesn’t think they are normal
  • society often bypasses them and they are (5) _______________
  • but they are both autistic and (6) _______________

Autism:

  • is a complex brain disorder
  • affects social communication, (7) _______________ and sometimes physical skills
  • is different in each individual
  • is diagnosed in a new person every (8) _______________ minutes
  • has no known cause or cure

As Remy grew older,

  • he grew more (9) _______________
  • but he was pure and innocent, without prejudice and he never lied

Finally:

Potential is killed the moment we try to be like (10) _______________

ANSWERS

  1. 22 / twenty-two (if you wrote ’22 years old,‘ your answer is wrong)
  2. skin colour
  3. 16 / sixteen (if you wrote ’16 years old,‘ your answer is wrong)
  4. memory
  5. misunderstood (Did you get the tense right? If not, your answer is wrong)
  6. extraordinary (Did you get the spelling right? Any answers that have the wrong spelling, are wrong.)
  7. learning
  8. 20 (If you wrote ’20 minutes,’ your answer is wrong)
  9. different
  10. someone else

 

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