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Time for you to listen up

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 November, 2011, 12:00am

John wants to buy some earbuds, so he does some research before he goes shopping. He finds a podcast talking about in-ear headphones.

Listen to the podcast yourself and then answer these questions. The podcast talks about four different models.

1 Which earbuds are cheap but good value?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

2 Which model doesn't have a microphone?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

3 Which earbuds get a four-star rating?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

4 Which buds are best for phone calls?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

5 Which earbuds have an odd shape?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

6 Which buds are best for classical music?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

7 On which model do voices sound blurred if the volume is turned up?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

8 Which set comes with two different types of earplugs?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 8

9 John likes to listen to music when he is out jogging. Which earbuds will he definitely not consider?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

10 Which buds come in a stylish carrying case?

a Quiet X b Leaf 3 c Wall DB3 d Easy-ear 88

11 Earbuds are also sometimes called ...

a cans

b in-ear headphones

c over-ear headphones

12 Where is the microphone on the Quiet X model?

a in a box

b it's a separate hand-held unit

c it's built into the cable.

13 What, besides the low price, might put you off considering buying the Leaf 3?

a the buds are very big

b the finish looks cheap

c the microphone is poor quality

14 Why is the Wall DB3 model a different shape to the others?

a it has a separate treble section

b the microphone is in the ear-piece

c it has a separate bass section

Answers:

1 b, 2 b, 3 d, 4 d, 5 c, 6 d, 7 b, 8 c, 9 c, 10 a, 11 b, 12 c, 13 b, 14 c.

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