IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Superpower

We all have heard stories of super powerful people but do you know that we all have some superpower within us. This time we are looking at a BBC 6 minutes listening that talks about the super power within us.

Listen to the audio below before answering the questions –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word describes a person who can change shape and become anything?
  2. What is the ethnicity of Ms. Marvel?
  3. Who replaces Tony Stark as Iron Man?
  4. What is the synonym of contaminated?
  5. Which phrase used for something that is very clear?
  6. What is the other word used for filled?
  7. Which word describes the arguing about things that are not important?
  8. Which Japanese comic book is designed for adults and children?
  9. What word describes the career where ou have the freedom to make your own decisions?
  10. Which person is responsible for drawing the character, Ms. Marvel?
ANSWERS
  1. shape shifter
  2. Asian
  3. Riri Williams
  4. poisoned
  5. hard-and-fast
  6. imbued
  7. bickering
  8. manga
  9. autonomous
  10. Adrian Alphono

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IELTS Cue Card # Ways To Relax

There is so much work that we all do but when it is all work and no play we surely get tired easily. Most of the people, hence figure out a way to relax a bit. Let us today have a look at a cue card that talks about ways a person can relax.

Describe a way to relax that you find effective.

You should say:

  • what you do
  • where & when you usually do this
  • who you usually do it with

and explain why this is relaxing for you.

Sample Answer One

I really like taking short breaks while I am working. So, after having worked for almost like an hour, I would go out of my seat and walk a little bit here and there, drink water and just completely close my eyes for some time and be proud of myself for the work that I have done for an hour.

I do it almost for everything. So, it could be while I am playing or working or for that matter while I am studying. It is very important for me because I believe that having a ten minutes break in every hour, not only allows me to push myself harder, it also helps me not to get drained by the kind of work that I do.

I am a software engineer and doing the relaxing thing makes me more committed and focused towards the work. Although, people go out and relax with their friends, I prefer doing this activity alone, so I have no one to talk to and can completely feel good about peace and silence and just go back to work with new mind.

The reason it works for me is because, I am not that sort of a person who can work a lot. But, then I have got dreams which I need to get fulfilled. This every hour break makes me feel as if I am having my quality time and I am able to relax a bit here and there. This allows me not to be exhausted or over whelmed by the work that I do.

ways to relax


Sample Answer Two

I love relaxing after a tiring day but for me the best way to relax is by playing badminton. So, every day after I have finished my work I go out to play badminton with my friends. It is almost exciting and relaxing because to be able to play the game well it is very important for me to forget about whatever has happened in the entire day and focus on what is happening at the present.

This exercise not only makes me good because it is a kind of physical activity but also refreshes because there is so much of mental activity involved in it. And then I with my friends take up those silly competitions, like who is going to win, how long can we play and things like where to hit the target. It is amazing and makes me feel good and prepared for the other day.

Also, when I am playing, it makes me feel as if I am having both, work life balance which helps me go out and do my work in a better way. Because, after the work I know that I do have time for myself and I can enjoy with my friends.

The reason I love it is because apart from just whiling away my time, I am actually doing a physical and a mental activity and it helps me to be able to remain fit and work better.

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IELTS Letter Sample Question # Issues in Museum

ISSUES IN MUSEUM

You went to a museum with an elderly friend of yours last week and found some issues in museum. However, she/he found it difficult to walk around in the museum and figure out things. Write a letter to the manager and say whom

  • did you visit the museum with?
  • what problems or inconvenience did she or he face?
  • suggest a solution that will enhance the museum experience for the elderly people.
SAMPLE ANSWER
Dear Sir/Madam,
We have had an immense pleasure in visiting your museum over the last few years. It was because of this reputation that I invited my grandfather and his friends to visit the museum.It was very obvious to me that they will love it.
However, it is quite disheartening for me to tell you that there were a couple of issues they faced.Firstly, there is no order or story to the things displayed in the museum. This made it very difficult for them to grasp the basic concept of a particular thing displayed.
Secondly, there is very little help available. My grandfather wanted to go to the toilet but could not find it and when we tried seeking out help, all we got were some confusing answers.
I believe it will be better if the items displayed in the museum have a story to tell making it easier to understand the significance of the things displayed. Even more, since the space in the museum is too large, having people to help the elderly in finding things will surely increase the visitors.
Regards,
Avantika
SAMPLE ANSWER 2
Dear Sir/Madam,
Last week I was visited by my grandparents and their friends. To make their stay comfortable, I planned an evening with them in your museum. Initially, the thought of the museum did excite them, adding to which was the reputation that your museum holds.
However, with quite a dissatisfaction, I need to tell you that the services in your museum have detoriated over the years. Firstly, there are not many things to offer in the canteen. For an elderly person, there are only two options available, tea and coffee. Things like juice or fruits or for that matter, simple things like dosa ain’t there. This makes exploring the museum very difficult for the elders.
Secondly, there are not many bits of help available. We roamed for around 20 minutes before we could actually locate the toilet in the museum.
I believe these are not major concerns for the young people. However, when looking at the perspective of the elderly, these do become big issues. Hope that you will work on them.
Regards,
Avantika

Listening Sample Questions # Impersonation

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Listen to the audio and answer the given questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

 

You can download the audio from the given link –

AUDIO

  1. Which term is used to refer to the act of pretending to be somebody else? Impersonation
  2. What term is used to refer to mean something that is of bad quality? cheesy
  3. Name the musical act that impersonates a famous group?  tribute
  4. What is the synonym of copy? Imitate
  5. Which word refers to a well-known phrase associated with a famous person? Catchphrase
  6. Which synonym of jokes is being used by Neil? gags
  7. What term is used to talk about something a person does without realising that he or she is doing it? tic
  8. What are people who act as someone else called? Imposters
  9. What term is used to refers to the fact that you are sorry for something you’ve done? remorse
  10. What is the inner sense of right or wrong called? conscience
  11. What is the person who does not enjoy the company of others called? Ant-social
ANSWER
  1. impersonation
  2. cheesy
  3. tribute
  4. imitate
  5. catchphrase
  6. gags
  7. tic
  8. imposters
  9. remorse
  10. conscience
  11. anti-social

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