IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Group Think

GROUP THINK

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English. It talks about the ways in which group think.

You can download the audio from the below link –

Audio

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.
  1. The speaker describes the coffee which has its caffeine removed using a word. What is it?
  2. Speaker uses a term to describe the type of bad decisions one makes in a group? Which term is it?
  3. What is the synonym of against?
  4. In which story by Hans Christian Andersen does a young boy dare to tell the truth when everyone else goes along with an obvious lie?
  5. What is the behavior that is the same as the way most other people people behave called?
  6. The speaker uses a word to explain that the person has given up? What is it?
  7. The speaker uses a phrase to mean, “agreeing with something”. What is the phrase?
  8. The speaker uses a phrase for strong determination. Which phrase is it?
  9. What is the force that keeps something going once it has started called?
  10. Which word is used to describe the person who thinks and behaves differently from other people called?

ANSWER

  1.  decaffeinated coffee
  2. groupthink
  3. contrary
  4. The Emperor’s New Clothes
  5. Conformity
  6. fold
  7. going along with
  8. will of steel
  9. momentum
  10. non conformist
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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Multiple Careers

We are living in times when people are having more than one jobs. With internet coming at pace, there are so many other jobs that people are being offered online. So, a person who is possibly a good coder does not end up working only for a company. He/she has the option of having some more income online. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute English audio that talks about multiple careers.

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

  1. What is the case for carrying large pictures called?
  2. Which profession people had the surname Bond?
  3. What is a person who makes violin called?
  4. What is a person who starts and runs business called?
  5. Which adjectives describes someone who does the same thing again and again?
  6. What is a job at a big organisation, company or corporation called?
ANSWERS
  1. portfolio
  2. peasant farmers
  3. Luthier
  4. Entrepreneur
  5. serial
  6. corporate

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Emoji

We are living in times when we are surrounded by technology and within the effects of technology. Gone are the days when people expressed themselves using letters or through calls, we are in an era where people use emoji’s to showcase their emotions. This time let us listen to a BBC 6 minute English audio that talks about emoji’s and how they came into existence.

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

  1. In which year did the first emoticon used?
  2. What are the images made using normal keys on a keyboard called?
  3. How many hours do people spend on average online in UK?
  4. What is the ability to show you understand someone else’s feeling called?
  5. When people or things communicate with each other, what is it called?
  6. What is a signal that you need to do something called?
  7. Which word describes something that is done without using spoken language?
  8. Which word describes a person who is physically awkward and so keeps falling here and there?
  9. What word is for error made when typing too fast or carelessly?
ANSWERS
  1. 1862
  2. emoticons
  3. 22 hours
  4. empathy
  5. Interaction
  6. cue
  7. non-verbal
  8. clumsy
  9. typo
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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Lunch Time

Lunch time is when we finally stop and do something for ourselves. However, we are living in times when every minute counts. Gone are the days when people sat down calmly had more of quality time with their family. We surely are living in times when most of us have got so busy feeding our kitchen that we have forgotten that we need to feed our souls as well. And more importantly, the later is very crucial. This time let us have a look at what we have in our lunch time says about us.

Lunch Time

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

  1. How long is the average lunch break in the UK?
  2. Which word means the same as being a bit hungry?
  3. What is the temporary solution of low quality called?
  4. Which word means that something is practical and useful rather than attractive?
  5. Which phrase means to open up your minds and experience new things?
  6. What phrase means getting on well with the team members?
  7. What word means to accept a new belief or an idea?
ANSWERS
  1. 25 minutes
  2. peckish
  3. makeshift
  4. utilitarian
  5. broaden our horizons
  6. team spirit
  7. embrace
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