IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Lifts

The following audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English.

You can download the audio from the below link –


Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What are lifts called by Americans?
  2. Which country has the most lifts?
  3. What word has been used to refer to raise something?
  4. Who invented the first lift?
  5. For what cause were lifts used in the middle ages?
  6. Which word is used to describe the state of feeling strange or uneasy?
  7. How do lifts mark the 13th floor?
  8. What is the word used to define something that is done when people get stuck in a lift?
  9. What is the synonym of thinner?
  10. Which word can be used instead of improve?
  11. What word refers to the non-stop, pre-recorded and usually boring music?


  1. elevators
  2. Italy
  3. elevate
  4. Archimedes
  5. military purpose
  6. awkwardness
  7. 12 A
  8. elevator pitch
  9. slimmer
  10. enhance
  11. Muzak


IELTS General Training Band Score Calculation

Here is a table you can use to convert the number of correct answers into an IELTS band score, which will give you the approximate band score in IELTS General Training.

General Training Listening:
Correct Answers IELTS Band Score Skill Level
10-13 4.0 Limited User
13-15 4.5
16-17 5.0 Modest User
18-22 5.5
23-25 6.0 Competent User
26-29 6.5
30-31 7.0 Good User
32-34 7.5
35-36 8.0 Very Good User
37-38 8.5
39-40 9.0 Expert User
General Training Reading:
Correct Answers IELTS Band Score Skill Level
15-19 4.0 Limited User
19-22 4.5
23-26 5.0 Modest User
27-29 5.5
30-31 6.0 Competent User
32-33 6.5
34-35 7.0 Good User
36 7.5
37-38 8.0 Very Good User
39 8.5
40 9.0 Expert User


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Life on Edge

There are some people who like to live on edge and there are some who like leading a comfortable life. After all, living in extremes, be it too hot or too cold is not a something most people are able to cope up with. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes English that speaks about living life on edge.


  1. What are the species that have adapted to live in extreme conditions called?
  2. Which word is the synonym of hostile?
  3. What word is used for hot springs that shoot hot water and steam into the air?
  4. Which US National Park is home to geysers?
  5. Which word describes something ancient?
  6. What is the study of plant life called?
  7. Which term refers to the study of animal life?
  8. Which micro-organism is similar to bacteria and different to every other known type?
  9. What term refers to organism with larger and more complex cell?
  10. Which word refers to something that is doing well?
  11. What are holes in the ocean floor with lot of pressure and no sunlight called?

life on edge

  1. extremophiles
  2. unfriendly
  3. geysers
  4. Yellowstone national park
  5. archaea
  6. botany
  7. zoology
  8. archaea
  9. eukaryote
  10. thriving
  11. hydrothermal vents


IETLS Cue Card # Open-Air Market

Describe an open-air market which you enjoyed visiting.
You should say:
• where the market is
• what the market sells
• how big the market is
And explain why you enjoyed visiting this market.

open market Cue Card IELTS Band7

open market Cue Card IELTS Band7

Sample Answer:

In this fast-paced world where more and more people are turning to online shopping, open-air markets seem to have lost their popularity. But, I come from a small town in which such markets are still quite popular. Today, I am going to talk about a well-known bazaar that I loved visiting.
It is called Sunday Market. Every weekend local shopkeepers set up their stalls in a huge ground that covers an area of about 4 square kilometers, making it one of the biggest open-air markets in my state, Punjab. This place has a lot to offer to shoppers. The main items sold in the market include traditional seasonal clothes, shoes, utensils, bed sheets, duvets and blankets etc. Some stalls sell fresh fruits, pulses, spices, herbs and vegetables as well.
I visited this market last year. I felt that it was a great place to shop at. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming there. Not only the products were of high quality but their prices were very reasonable too. There was plenty of space for people to walk and shop. This matters a lot in my country because some markets can be overcrowded at times, making it almost impossible to move.
Normally, buyers in open-air markets don’t have the privilege to return any purchased items, but to my surprise, shopkeepers were encouraging people to buy what they wanted and return it later if there was a problem. The best thing about this market was that the facilities such as toilets and car-parking were well-maintained. All in all, this market had everything which customers require. (263 Words)

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