IELTS Listening Sample Question # Monkey

The audio has been taken from 6 minutes English, by BBC.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What are humans descendant from?
  2. What is group of animals, of which apes and monkeys are part of, called?
  3. Which organ differentiates between apes and monkey?
  4. What is the word for the situation when one barely manages to escape a difficult situation?
  5. What word is used for a loud, unpleasant sound?
  6. What are small apes called?
  7. How far can the gibbons voice travel?
  8. What kind of songs do gibbons sing?
  9. What is the word used for the different kinds of calling for different purposes?
  10. What is the gradual process of change called?


  1. apes
  2. primates
  3. tails
  4. close shave
  5. screech
  6. gibbons
  7. 1 km
  8. duets
  9. context specific calling
  10. evolution


IELTS Sample Listening Questions # Comper

Given below is an audio from BBC 6 minutes video. Listen to the audio carefully and answer the questions 1-11.

Questions 1-11

Choose the correct letter A, B or C.

  1. Comper is the informal name for

A someone who takes part in competition

B someone who wins competition

C someone who loses competition

2. The biggest lottery ever given in United States was

590 million dollar

B 890 million dollar

1 billion dollar

3. What are the things that a person taking part in competition does not do?

A Write Slogans 

Answering quiz questions

Meeting new people

4. The toughest thing about winning competitions is

there are many people participating

the competition

C both A and B

5. Martin Dove, professionally was

a retired lecturer

B a comper

both A and B

6. Out of the given names, Martin Dove has never been called by which name?

A Master of Comping 

King Of Comping

C The lucky man

7. What makes winning competitions in internet tough?

it is easy to enter in them

millions of people can enter the competition

both A and B


  1. A
  2. A
  3. C
  4. C
  5. A
  6. C
  7. C



Plurals For IELTS Listening

No matter how easy they seem to be, plurals are very important for IELTS listening. Even more, it is quite obvious that you will get questions, answers to which will be plural. This is because IELTS is an English test and will surely check if you can listen for plurals.

There are no half points in IELTS, so even if you write the correct answer but forget the ‘s’ you will be marked wrong. For instance, if the answer is books and you wrote book, you will not get any marks for it. Let us now understand plurals in English.

When you want to change the number of a particular thing, you change them from singular to plural. There are two types of plural nouns –

  1. Regular – If by adding ‘s’ to the singular noun, you are able to change the noun from singular to plural, it is said to be a singular noun. For instance, plural of book is books.
  2. Irregular – The nouns which do not follow the rule of simply adding ‘s’ are known as irregular nouns. Example, plural of fish is fish.

Rules For Making Plural –

  1. Nouns that end in -ch, x, s, z or s-like sounds are made plural by adding es. Example-
    witch witches
    box boxes
    gas gases
    bus buses
  2. Nouns that end in a vowel + y take the letter s. Example – plural of boy is boys.
  3. Nouns that end in a consonant + y drop the y and take ies. Example – plural of baby is babies.
  4. Plurals of nouns that end in f or fe usually change the f sound to a v sound and add s or -es. Example- plural of knife is knives.


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Sleep

Given below is an audio from BBC 6 minutes English.

Complete the sentence below in no more than three words.

  1. The topic of the talk is (1)_______________.
  2. The word used for not getting enough sleep is (2) ____________
  3. The more sleep one gets, the more clever he/she tends to be. (yes/no) (3)__________
  4. Randy Gordner holds the world record of being awake for (4) _____________
  5. Lack of sleep is a major issue in (5)___________________ countries.
  6. Students in affluent countries are affected by the home network which includes (6)___________,(7)__________________ and (8)_________________.
  7. In America, the students aged between (9)__________________ are found to have sleep deprived by the teachers.
  8. The word used for short light sleep is (10)________________
  9. Name a disease caused by lack of sleep (11)______________


  1. Sleep
  2. Sleep deprivation
  3. No
  4. 11 days
  5. Affluent
  6. Tv/smartphones/computers
  7. Tv/smartphones/computers
  8. Tv/smartphones/computers
  9. 13-14
  10. 40 winks
  11. obesity


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