IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Genetic Happiness

If there is one emotion everyone wishes to feel, it is happiness. There might be very few who do not like to be happy and those are certainly the ones who need the help of a psychiatrist. Studies have shown that happiness is often genetic and this time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute English on happiness and what is the relation between genes and happiness.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS:

  1. Which country was listed top on the happiest country in 2017 by UN?
  2. Name the country to lead the board of happiness submitted by UN from 2012 to 2016?
  3. What place did UK grab in the report of happiness submitted by UN?
  4. What are the questions based on personal belief, experience or feelings called?
  5. Which word is used for something that gives illness protection?
  6. Which word is used to mean warm, comfortable and safe?
  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. 19
  4. subjective
  5. inoculation
  6. cosiness


IELTS Letter # Best Employee

Every year, someone in the company where you work is chosen as best employee. Your manager has asked staff members to make suggestions about who should be chosen this year.
Write a letter to your manager. In your letter
• Identify a colleague who you think should be best employee
• Explain what the job of this colleague involve.
• Give reasons why the colleague should be chosen as best employee.

Best Employee IELTS Letter

Sample Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to nominate Smita Singh for the employee of the year award for 2017. She has a proven track record and her contribution deserves special recognition.

Smita has been working as an education consultant in our organisation for 5 years. She is appointed in the head office, Dehradun. Her day to day responsibilities are manifold. These include consulting with parents and students about the courses offered by foreign colleges and universities, contacting colleges/universities and arranging admission offer letters for students, filling in their visa application forms and constant follow up with the authorities in embassies. I would like to emphasize that she manages all these tasks on her own.

I believe that she should be the best employee of this year because she is an enthusiastic, dynamic, and well-organized person. She not only manages to reach our set targets but exceeds them by a considerable amount. Her pleasing personality, intellectual honesty and smooth manners create a very positive atmosphere in our office. In fact, her professional attitude has inspired her colleagues to follow her footsteps.

I hope that you consider Smita for this prestigious award for her outstanding efforts in the growth and development of our firm.

Yours sincerely
Divakar Bhanu


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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Doors


The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. The audio talks about doors. You can download the audio from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What is a one bed flat called?
  2. Which phase is used to refer to the fact that someone is listening carefully?
  3. The speaker uses a term to describe meeting somebody by chance. What is it?
  4. The speaker uses a term to refer to an area shared by lot of people. Which is that area?
  5. The speaker uses a word for the luxurious foyer. What term is it?
  6. What is a foyer?
  7. The speaker uses a term for the narrow passage between buildings. This term is called ?
  8. What is something fashionable and expensive designed to impress people called?
  9. The speaker uses a synonym for tinted glass? What is it?
  10. What is the synonym of separation?
  11. The speaker uses a word to describe the fact that you accept something annoying without complaining about it. What word is it?
  12. What is the amount of money that one pays to the owner of an apartment for things like putting out of rubbish called?


  1. bijoux
  2. I’m all ears
  3. Bump into
  4. communal area
  5. plush
  6. entrance hall
  7. alleyway
  8. swanky
  9. colored glass
  10. segregation
  11. put up with something
  12. service charge



IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Global Warming

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can even download the audio from the given link –


Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. How much has the average temperature of the Earth’s surface increased in the last hundred years?
  2. Which country is collecting cow emissions to convert it into a usable energy?
  3. How long can a car run on the energy provided by the cow emission?
  4. Which word is used as the synonym of pledged?
  5. What are the plants which remove salt from sea water to produce drinking water called?
  6. What is the phrase used for something that has been prepared locally?
  7. Which word is used to refer to the fact that something has the good value for the money you pay?
  8. What is the organization of complex activity called?


  1. 0.85
  2. Argentina
  3. 24 hours
  4. promised
  5. desalination plants
  6. home grown
  7. cost efficient
  8. logistics


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