IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Online Persona

Literally, the entire world has moved to internet and with everyone being socially active, there are so many people who create different social identities. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes English audio that talks about the different personalities that people take on social platforms.


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

  1. Which word does the speaker uses to show that she does not understand whey people like certain things?
  2. What is the synonym of mind?
  3. How many social media accounts the average person has?
  4. What is a person who is skilled at using words called?
  5. What is the synonym of name?
  6. Which word refers to the language that goes with street or urban culture?
  7. What is an embarrassing mistake called?
  8. Which word defines you when you look very silly although you are trying to be serious?
  9. What is the synonym of social group?
  10. How many hours does a average person spend online?
  1. get
  2. psyche
  3. 5
  4. wordsmith
  5. handle
  6. street
  7. blooper
  8. laughing stock
  9. tribe
  10. 1 hour



IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Leisure Time

Work is surely worship but then there is so much more than work. Life is when you let your work take a chill pill and relax some time with people you love doing things that you enjoy doing. This time we are looking at some sample questions that can be asked in the IELTS speaking section Part I.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love reading and writing when I have some free time available. Apart from these, I also like playing badminton. So, whenever I do get time, I usually read, write or play badminton.

What do you do to relax yourself?

For relaxation, I prefer taking a short nap. It could be either for 20 minutes or may be an hour. But, nothing helps me relax better than some sleep.

What do you usually spend your weekends?

During the weekdays, most part of the evenings usually gets lost doing the office work. But, during weekends, I work on my blog for the entire day and so during evenings I usually spend some time with my friends, going on long walks together or have dinner at their place.

What do you usually do after work or classes?

There is nothing much that can be done after work because it really becomes quite tiring. So, most of the times I am either working on my blog or writing something or some drafts, here and there.

Do you prefer staying at home or going out during evenings?

I love taking long walks. So, if I am not busy at something during evenings, I usually take long walks with my friends or for that matter even alone at times.

Do you think modern lifestyles give enough time to people for leisure?

I think it depends on the kind of modern lifestyle an individual is leading. So, a person doing a corporate job might have less time to spare for leisure activity but probably a person who does freelancing will find more time to leisure. Not because a work is less time consuming but because the way things get done in each. Even more, I think it all depends on how the person sets priorities for themselves.

Do you think people today have more time to relax as compared to that in past?

I certainly believe that people are more busy when compared with their past counterparts. Earlier people lived a content life but with changing times people are less satisfied with what they have and are always on the look out of doing more. This has made lives much more hectic than ever.

What do you think is the importance of leisure time in life?

Leisure is the one thing that makes the life worth living. I surely believe that apart from the daily mundane activities a person should always try to do things that makes him or her happy. It could be either something that he or she likes doing or could even be some person one likes spending time with. It is only through this that a person is able to enjoy life.

Do you think old and young people spend their leisure time in the same way?

I believe it is not about young and old, it is more about individuals. I have seen old people party harder than some of the young chaps out there and then some young people reading better than the wiser older people. In my opinion, it is all about the individual choices that people make.

Do you like to travel in holidays?

Well, I love travelling not only because everyone else does but because for me travelling teaches so much more to me than anything else can ever do. Also, travelling allows me to explore myself and the world in ways that opens up my horizons, giving me a broader aspect of life.

If you had a child, what leisure places would you go with your child?

I think I would like to take my child to library and a field ( could be of any game) as part of leisure activity. Also, I would love to travel with my child because in my opinion, a child learns so much more from travelling, history and art than he or she can ever learn from any of the text books or any motivational videos.


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Friends

Friends are people who make your life more beautiful than it is. They are the ones that you make memories with, the ones who cry with you, the ones who make you happy and the ones with whom you make memories with. This time we are looking at some of the questions related to friends that can be asked in the IELTS speaking part I.

How often do you like to hang out with your friends?

I love enjoying with my friends but because of the tight schedule that we all have, it has become quite tough these days to hang out on regular basis. But, we make sure that during weekends we do spend sometime together. So, we play badminton together and then during evenings we either eat at each other place or go out for walks and eat at road side.

Who do you usually like to spend time with?

I have two really nice friends in the current city that I am living. Although, there are many other friends that I have made but it is usually them that I love spending time with. We three like spending time together, not only because we know each other well but it is amazing to tease each other. The best part of our friendship is that we can have the silliest of the conversation and then a serious conversation together.

Do you like to hang out with a big group of friends or just a few friends?

I think it all depends on the place we are going to hang out. So, if it is just the long walks and some sort of fast food eating, I usually prefer my two close friends. But, for places like museums or for that matter water parks it is always fun to go out with a big group of friends. There are so much more memories that one makes with a huge group of friends.

What kind of person is more likely to be a friend of you?

There are no certain qualities with which I decide whether the next person is my friend or not. But, yes the one thing that surely decides if the person will become my friend or not, is his or her attitude. For me, a person who is very judgemental is less likely to be my friend. I like people who love the other person in spite of the flaws of the other individual.

Have you ever had a friend who is no longer your friend?

Well, there have been many friends that I have made in this journey of life, and there have been many I am not in touch with. But, I do remember a friend of mine, I made in my graduation days. Something just went wrong between us. We stopped talking with each other, I think the main reason was the fact that we never told each other things we didn’t like about the other person. Accumulation of all these things just ended our friendship long before we could become really nice friends.

How important are friends for you?

Friends play a very important role in my life. For some reasons, I have learnt more from people around me than from things or those motivational videos. Friends that I have made have shaped the individual that I have become. For example, a friend taught me the importance of love in our lives and then there was another who taught me how to give yourself the time it needs. Friends are the people I have had memories and I wonder what I would have been were there no friends of mine.

Do you believe that some friendships can be more harmful than good?

Friendship is a relation and I think just like any other relation, it surely can be harmful. But, that happens only when the other person starts giving more importance to someone else. Kinship just like any other relation can turn out to be problematic only when a person allows the other person to take decisions for you.

Is there a friend you wish to remove from your life?

Certainly not, at present moment, there is no person I would like to remove from my life. However, there have been times when I have removed friends from my life but that has happened only when I have realised that the bond that we share is fake and we simply try to push a relationship that does not serves it purpose any more.




IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Family history

Family is where our roots are but in present times, there has been a fuss to know the family history . This is the topic for today’s BBC 6 minutes English.

The below audio has been taken from BBC 5 minutes English.

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

  1. Which word describes the study of family history?
  2. What is the synonym of roots?
  3. What is the meaning of the phrase, skeletons in the closet?
  4. Which word means the same as understand?
  5. What’s the name for the study of ancient handwriting?.
  6. What word describes the official count of people in a population?
  7. Which phrase describes the knowledge passed on from one generation to the next?
  8. Which word means that you are connected by a blood relationship with them?
  1. genealogy
  2. origin
  3. secrets
  4. decipher
  5. Palaeography
  6. census
  7. family lore
  8. descended from
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