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?
ANSWERS
  1. genealogy
  2. origin
  3. secrets
  4. decipher
  5. Palaeography
  6. census
  7. family lore
  8. descended from
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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Romance Vs Love

Romance and love or romance vs love. Two different yet similar concepts. There are people who do differentiate between the two while there are many who believe romance is an integral part of love. Well, this time we are listening to BBC 6 minutes English, on how has romance ruined love.

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

  1. Which movement has influenced literature, art, poetry, music and the way people behave?
  2. What word defines the working of people together to support a idea?
  3. When was the start of the romantic period?
  4. Which word means the spirit of time?
  5. What is the one word for the standard from which other things are judged?
  6. What is the idealised version of a perfect relationship called?
  7. Which phrase means the practical details of something like work, stress?
  8. What is the synonym of imperfect?
ANSWERS
  1. Romanticism
  2. movement
  3. end of 18th century
  4. zeitgeist
  5. benchmark
  6. romantic ideal
  7. nitty-gritty
  8. flawed

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Cities

With globalization happening all over the world, people are now moving towards cities, more than ever. But, with everyone running over for money, people in today’s world are becoming more and more self centered. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute English audio on whether cities have made people rude.

CITIES

Listen to the audio below –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What chemical does our body releases when we have a positive interaction with somebody?
  2. Which word describes that you are extremely watchful of what is going on around you?
  3. Which word describes that you are inward looking?
  4. What word is synonym to not having enough space to feel comfortable?
  5. What is a person who shows too much interest in other people’s business called?
  6. Which word describes your ability to be successful in work relative the average person?
  7. What word means that you work aggressively to make money?
  8. What word means that you are having an unimportant conversation?
  9. Which drug is also called the love drug?
ANSWERS
  1. oxytocin
  2. hyper vigilance
  3. insular
  4. claustrophobic
  5. nosey
  6. success quotient
  7. hustle
  8. chitchat
  9. oxytocin

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Eyes

It is through the eyes that we see the world and its beauty. We often believe everything that we see, but is it necessary that whatever we see is true?? Well, this time we are listening to the BBC 6 minutes English audio on whether we can trust our eyes?

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

  1.  In which part of the brain is there an area dedicated to remembering faces?
  2.  What is the synonym of rebuild?
  3. Which word describes something that has been changed?
  4. What is the place where a crime is committed called?
  5. Which word describes something that gets impure through contact from an outside source?
  6. What word describes a person was under threat of being stabbed?
  7. Which word is the synonym of something that is confusing and bit upsetting?
  8. What is the spoken statement of the eye witness in the court?
  9. Which part of brain is temporal lobe present?
ANSWERS
  1. temporal lobe
  2. reconstruct
  3. distorted
  4. crime scene
  5. contaminated
  6. at knifepoint
  7. disconcerting
  8. testimony
  9. Fusiform Face area

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