IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Miraculous Survival

Often in news we hear about deaths and accidents happening all over the world. But, then there are times when we get to hear about the miraculous survivals. Times where we hear that a person jumped from the 45th floor but yet managed to survive. This time we are listening to some of these miraculous survivals from BBC. What happens when the person survives. What goes on in the head and everything in between it.

Listen to the audio below :

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What is an experience where an individual nearly dies called?
  2. According to the BBC, what chance of survival does a human have when falling to the ground from around 3 storeys?
  3. Which term is used for a structure of interconnected pipes and boards that creates a frame or shape?
  4. What are extremely worried or upset people called?
  5. Which word means that you are holding something very tightly? clutching
  6. Which word describes that a person has escaped an accident without any injury? unscathed
  7. What word means that something has never happened before ? unprecedented
  8. Which word do people use for something with a positive outcome to a bad situation? miracle

ANSWERS

  1. near-death experience
  2. 50%
  3. scaffold
  4. distraught
  5. clutching
  6. unscathed
  7. unprecedented
  8. miracle
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IELTS Cue Card # Well dressed Person

We often meet people in our walks of life who turn out to be head turners. But, then there are some who remain consistent in the game of being well dressed. These are the people who don’t obviously dress the most flashy but they make sure that you don’t look down upon them. This time in our latest cue card lets talk about a person you think is well dressed.

Describe a person you know whom you think is well-dressed. You should say

  • who the person is
  • how long you have known him or her
  • what clothes they like to wear

And explain why the person dresses so well.

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SAMPLE ANSWER 1

It was during my stint at a major IT company few years back that I met a woman who I still remember as one of the well dressed out of all. She was my senior at the office and when everyone else was tensed about silly things she made sure that she carried herself with an amazing awe.

She would usually wear Indian formals to office and her eyes always carried the Kohl which made her so much more approachable. There were although times when she wore Western but she made sure that it was always in accordance to the office environment. Her hair used to be properly done and her shoes were never in a fit of rage with her legs.

I remember on asking her why she enforces everyone to dress well. On that she answered, that no matter what is going on if you don’t dress well for the situation, you lose it by 50% straight. Later in life I realized she was right.


SAMPLE ANSWER 2

Out of many that I have met during my professional days, I clearly remember my senior at a company as the most well-dressed person. When I was a System engineer at the office, he was around ten years senior to me and I would often reach out to him for help on business perspective.

He had been working on many technologies and although he could not answer every silly question of mine, he made sure that I reach to the answer. He would always wear formals to office, although casuals were allowed. His smile I would say was the most striking thing about his personality.

No matter how many big issues came he dealt with them in the most calm manner  he could do. I recollect asking him why he never wore casuals to office when it is allowed. On that, he answered that when you dress well, you almost win the fight and then all that is required is the work, which you already know.

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IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Shopping Malls

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Young people often spend their time in the shopping malls. This has negative effects on society and the young.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
You should write at least 250 words.

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IELTS Essay about Shopping Malls

SAMPLE ANSWER

Globalisation, technology and media has hit the world with a greater force than we could have imagined. With these changing times, most young people now prefer spending their leisure times at malls rather than having constructive hobby. Some people believe this can have adverse effect on society, which I agree with.

Firstly, most teenagers and youngsters shop either from their pocket money or their parents money, usually to show off. For example, an 18 year old girl will probably buy an expensive dress to brandish in front of her friends or a young man will get an expensive phone to display his wealth. This money if put to better use, like, education for poor or for self improvement can ensure a better society.

Secondly, going to shopping malls is not just about buying things anymore. Youngsters often go to these shopping centres to try out a food chain. Doing this regularly can have adverse effects on the health of the individual.

However, we are in times when an individual is judged by the external appearance rather than internal, at the first sight. Shopping malls often have better options in terms of discount and quality. Even more, there are marts with lot of positive activities. For example, most book shops in the malls allow the person to read a book in the shop for as many hours one wants to.
Overall, youth spending time in shopping malls can have both detrimental and positive effects. Like most of the other changes that hit the society, ultimately it depends on the individual how to take it.(263 Words)

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IELTS Writing Task1 #Students at UK Universities

IELTS WRITING TASK 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The tables below show the distribution of students at UK universities by mode of study and gender.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Male Postgraduate Students
Mode of study 1996/97 2000/01 2005/06 2009/10
Full-time 75,370 87,070 1,15,550 1,51,275
Part-time 1,13,961 1,08,770 1,38,505 1,17,105

 

Female Postgraduate Students
Mode of study 1996/97 2000/01 2005/06 2009/10
Full-time 62,344 85,215 1,18,675 1,46,980
Part-time 1,08,702 1,25,855 1,72,640 1,63,340

Sample Answer:

The tables compare the proportion of males and females enrolled in full-time and part-time postgraduate courses at UK universities in four academic sessions between 1996 and 2010.
It is evident that student enrolments in full-time courses followed an upward trend for both the genders throughout the given period. The number of males rose from 75,370 in 1996-97 to 151,275 in 2009-10 while that of females increased from 62,344 to nearly 146,980 during this period. These figures also indicate that there was a gender disparity in full-time postgraduate programmes. In 1996/96, the gender disparity was the highest (75,370 males versus 62,344 females) but the distribution became more balanced in the following years.
Focusing on part-time courses, overall more students were registered in these programmes as compared to full-time ones. In 1996-97, about 114,000 males and about 109,000 females selected part-time courses. In the next two academic years, there was a rapid increase in the percentage of female students whereas the number of male entrants fluctuated. The year 2005-06 had the highest enrolment rate in part-time programmes for both sexes, 138,505 males and 172,640 females. Notably, the number of students dropped in 2009-10.
In general, it can be concluded that full-time courses were more popular among males than females during the given period. The trend for part-time courses, on the other hand, was the opposite. (227 Words)

 

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