IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Animal Phobias

A phobia is actually a fear of something and almost all of us have the phobia of something or other. This time we are looking at the different animal phobias people have and what do we call them.

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What does the irrational fear of insects call?
  2. What part of the brain generates the rational response?
  3. Which part of the brain generates the instinctive reaction?
  4. Which phrase means the same as faint or lose consciousness?
  5. What are the people who have a fear of spiders called?
  6. Which word defines the situation when you can spot something without even thinking about it?
  7. What is the synonym of entomophobia?
  8. Which word describes the fear of death?
  9. What is the fear of beards or bearded people called?
ANSWERS
  1. entomophobia
  2. central cortex
  3. amygdala
  4. pass out
  5. arachnophobes
  6. reflexive awareness
  7. insectophobia
  8. Thanatophobia
  9. pogonophobia

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Driving

Driving. This is not a new term. We all drive, right? Some drive cars, some bikes and then we all drive our lives. This time we shall be hearing a BBC conversation about driving, driving cars.

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word is used by the speaker to define independent or driverless?
  2. Which word does the speaker use to define the way to get to a place?
  3. What are the mistakes made by a human called?
  4. Which phrase does the speaker use for the person who is in control of the car?
  5. On an average, how many people around the world die each day from road accidents?
  6. What word does the speaker use for a person that loves cars and driving?
  7. What title does Eddie Jordan own?
  8. Which word does the speaker use for doing something to the maximum capacity?
  9. Which word means to stop an automatic action by taking control yourself?
  10. What does the phrase “right of the bat” mean?
ANSWERS
  1. autonomous
  2. navigate
  3. human error
  4. behind the wheel
  5. 3000
  6. petrol head
  7. racing team owner
  8. flat out
  9. override
  10. immediately

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Personality Type

We all have a personality type, the one that defines who we are. It shows up in your acts, the deeds that you do. Now, there are two kinds of people : the introverts and extroverts. This time we are listening to a BBC audio that talks about the introverts.

The audio is taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What word describes a person who is a mixture of an introvert and extrovert?
  2. Which word explains that a person is thoughtful?
  3. Who used the word extrovert for the first time?
  4. What word describes the feeling when you are very tired?
  5. What is the synonym of overpower?
  6. Which phrase means that you have carefully considered something before doing it?
  7. What kind of a doctor was Carl Jung?

Personality Type

ANSWERS
  1. ambivert
  2. reflective
  3. Carl Jung
  4. drained
  5. intimidate
  6. thought through
  7. psychatrist
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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Egyptian Queen

Cleopatra?? This is the name most of us have heard but who is she? Yes, we do know that she was an Egyptian queen but what else. This time we are going to listen to a BBC 6 minute English audio about Cleopatra.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Who is regarded as the most famous female ruler in history?
  2. Which word means the same as noticeable?
  3. The speaker uses which synonym for main qualities?
  4. What word does the speaker uses for clever?
  5. Which word is used to refer to brother or sister?
  6. What word describes a person without pity?
  7. Which country did Cleopatra belong to?
  8. What is the strong power to attract people called?
  9. What word does the speaker uses to tell that one places too small a value on something?
  10. Which word does the speaker uses for something that is carefully planned?
  11. Which dynasty was Cleopatra part of?

EGYPTIAN QUEEN

ANSWERS
  1. Cleopatra
  2. prominent
  3. attributes
  4. wily
  5. sibling
  6. pity
  7. Macedonia
  8. charisma
  9. underrate
  10. calculated
  11. Ptolemaic dynasty

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