IELTS Listening Sample Question # April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download it, from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. In UK, on April Fool’s Day, until what time are people allowed to play joke on others?
  2. What are the kind of jokes in which one plays a trick on someone to make them look silly?
  3. What is the meaning of hoax?
  4. Which word describes the situation when the media people play a joke on its audience?
  5. Which word describes the story that is not true?
  6. Which phrasal verb is used to tell that often people accept things which are not even true?
  7. Kate uses a word to describe people who can easily be persuaded. What is it?
  8. Which newspaper ran the story about the spaghetti tree?
  9. What is a person who plans tricks on other people called?
  10. In which year did BBC played the prank of radio smelling on people?

April Fool's Day

  1. midday
  2. Practical Jokes
  3. Practical Jokes
  4. Media hoax
  5. spoof story
  6. taken in by
  7. Gullible
  8. Panorama
  9. Prankster
  10. 1965


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Super Rich

More than 90% of the world income is just with the ten percent of the rich people. These are the people who shape the world. This time we are looking at what these rich people do to pass their time.

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

  1. What is the total worth of the super rich people?
  2. What are things that we can own and sell called?
  3. In which country is the percentage of super rich expected to grow fastest over the next 10 years?
  4. By what percent, do we expect the increase in the number of super rich people?
  5. What is the ultimate status symbol for the super rich people?
  6. Which phrase means that something is good for the business?
  7. Which asset does the speaker describes as a black hole for wealth?
  8. What term is used for a place where everything goes missing?
  9. What is the length of the longest super yacht?
  10. Which term is used for the social system from most powerful to least powerful?
  11. What is the the kind of buying one does so that other people notice your money called?
  12. By what percent will the population of super rich will increase in Vietnam?
  1. $30 million
  2. assets
  3. Vietnam
  4. 43%
  5. yacht
  6. makes business sense
  7. super yacht
  8. black hole
  9. 180 m
  10. pecking order
  11.  conspicuous consumption
  12. 170%


IELTS Writing #Professions because of their gender

Writing task 2

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Men and women are commonly seen as having different strengths and weaknesses.


Is it right to exclude males or females from certain professions because of their gender?


IELTS Band7 Writing Task Professions because of their gender

Sample Answer:

It is a common notion in our society that men and women have different abilities and it is fair to exclude males or females from certain professions, simply on the basis of their gender.

I as an individual totally disagree with this viewpoint. In today’s world, everyone is capable of doing everyone’s job. Women are mastering or exceling in the so called men’s zone of expertise and vice versa. We have women winning gold medals for their countries in sporting events like wrestling, archery, marathon, gymnastics, weightlifting, body building and shooting etc. We have women astronauts of the Indian origin, late Kalpana Chawala and Sunita Williams are great examples. In the field of medicine we have Dr. S Padmavati, India’s first woman cardiologist and a national award recipient and Dr T. S. Kanaka India’s first neuro surgeon are in their late 90’s and 80’s. They not only did break the glass ceiling, these doctors also proved their mettle by having several firsts to their credit.
If we talk about armed forces, we have women fighter pilots as well in the naval and ground services. If we look into the world of corporate, we have women like Indra Nooyi Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PEPSICO, world’s second largest manufacturer of carbonated beverages. Ms. Bachendri Pal was India’s first female to climb the Mt. Everest.

Males like Gordon Ramsay, Rick Baker and Javed Habib have excelled in their respective fields of culinary arts and make-up artistry and hair styling, the trades which were largely dominated by females. These examples clearly prove that gender discrimination has no significance in today’s world.

To sum up, whenever designating work to someone, an individual’s skill sets should be taken into consideration and not their gender. From the experience of my own and from the knowledge I have gathered, with all due respect towards our achievers, the women of world, I say it’s totally unjustifiable and inappropriate to typecast men and women, when it comes to professional competency. (333 Words)


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Sighing

Often in life, we sigh! According to dictionary, sighing is when you emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar. So, yes, whenever you want to show sadness or may be relief you sigh! This time let us listen to a BBC 6 minutes audio on what exactly it is and why people do it!

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

  1. How many times does a mouse sigh in an hour on an average?
  2. Which term is used to depict that sighing helps us in living?
  3. What word refers to the system of behaviour?
  4. What does returning something back to its original position called?
  5. The tiny sacs of air in our lungs are called what?
  6. Which type of action is sighing?
  7. Which feeling do we get when things aren’t going well, when things are annoying us and they don’t work?
  8. What is the feeling we get when we finally accept that something bad has happened, that we can’t change?
  9. How many times does a human sigh in an hour on average?
  1. 40
  2. survival mechanism
  3. mechanism
  4. reset
  5. alveoli
  6. reflex
  7. frustration
  8. resignation
  9. 12
1 2 3 4 40