Cover art for podcast IELTS with Fiona

IELTS with Fiona

350 EpisodesProduced by Fiona WattamWebsite

A weekly talk-through of IELTS topics and tests to help you learn about the issues, vocabulary, tips and strategies you need to prepare for your test day. Find all my tips on my website www.ieltsetc.com and join the Members Academy for all the downloads, step-by-step online courses and support to geโ€ฆ read more

โ€ข28:45

IELTS Reading: Motivational Factors and the hospitality industry ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ

This is an extremely difficult Academic Reading Passage 3.

It took me 30 minutes to find the answers even with the answer sheet in front of me.

What can we learn from a text like this?

  • Background knowledge and vocabulary will aid understanding
  • Strategies such as locating the researchers' names will speed up your responses
  • Every little helps - 2 of my recent daily tasks from the Writing Challenge will help you break down the dense text

1) affect vs effect

https://ieltsetc.com/2020/12/affect-vs-effect/

2) factor vs reasonย 

https://members.ieltsetc.com/factor-vs-reason/

Add these synonyms to your list:

  • managers need to know = it is beneficial for hotel managers to understand
  • to increase employee retention = to encourage staff to remain
  • employees feel obligated to stay = staff feel they shouldn't move
  • little is done = undeveloped practices
  • employee development = improve their skills
  • if cooperation is encouraged = if managers encourage employees to work together
  • research has shown = evidence exists to support this hypothesis
  • staff have a tendency to = employees have a predisposition toย 
  • to dislike their workplace = to view their work environment negatively
  • they conducted a study = they carried out research
  • to fit with company goals = to align with organisational goals

Want to support my podcast? Please click on the link below:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fionawattam

Many thanks

Fiona

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ieltsetc/message
Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to IELTS with Fiona

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://anchor.fm/s/d3dbf0/podcast/rss

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens