IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Mermaids

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes English that talks about whether the mermaids are real or fiction.

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

 

 

  1. What is a half-human and half-fish called?
  2. When did the most recent alleged mermaid sighting take place?
  3. What word that means something is said or believed to be true but not proven?
  4. What is word for the male counterpart of mermaid?
  5. Who is the writer of “The Little Mermaid”?
  6. Which year was “The Little Mermaid” published?
  7. Which word is used for finding something by accident?
  8. Where was the latest sighting of the mermaid done?
  9. What word means something that is a deception or a lie?
  10. Which word means something that is calm and peaceful?
  11. What is a place you go in order to escape from normal life called?
  12. Where was the mermaid reported in 2000s?
ANSWERS
  1. mermaid
  2. 2012
  3. alleged
  4. mermen
  5. Hans Christian Anderson
  6. 1837
  7. stumbled across
  8. Haifa bay
  9. hoax
  10. serene
  11. getaway
  12. Zimbabwe

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy

We are living in a world that is improving in seconds. Every moment their is a new invention happening, a new disease getting cured. With so much of advancement some people believe that we will easily breach the 90 year limit for life. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute English that talks about life expectancy. You can download the audio from –

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

  1. What does the expression “dead on your feet” mean?
  2. Which phrase reflects the beliefs of an organisation or a person?
  3. What phrase refers to the years a person is likely to live?
  4. What will be USA life expectancy by 2030?
  5. Who according to the world health organisation will be the country with highest longevity?
  6. Which word has the same meaning as being fair and impartial?
  7. Which western country has the lowest obesity rates?
  8. What word is used to refer to the fact that you have been consuming lot of alcohol in short time?
ANSWERS
  1. extremely tired
  2. motto
  3. life expectancy
  4. the bottom third
  5. Korea
  6. equitable
  7. France
  8. Binging

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Fame

FAME

Who does not want to be famous? To be the one person who everyone is madly and deeply in love with? The kind of person people would like to become like. So, this time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes audio on fame and being famous.

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

  1. Which phrase refers to the world of entertainment?
  2. What is the ability to do something well called?
  3. Which word describes the signature of a famous person?
  4. How much was the Michael Jackson’s leather glove with shiny crystals sold for in 2009?
  5. Who is considered to the first modern-style celebrity?
  6. Which word has the similar meaning to product?
  7. Which word describes the way other people see you called?
  8. What word describes fans of Justin Beiber?
  9. What were the fans of Byron called?
  10. Which word describes the actions which cause shock and disapproval among people?
  11. What word describes that someone caused damage to property?
ANSWERS
  1. show business
  2. talent
  3. autograph
  4. US $ 350,000
  5. Lord Byron
  6. commodity
  7. reputation
  8. Beliebers
  9. Byron maniacs
  10. scandals
  11. vandalism

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IELTS Listening Sample Question # Old Technology

Technology has changed in ways that we never thought of!! However, there are times that we forget that no matter how old the technology was it still was technology. This time therefore we are going to listen to a BBC 6 minute English audio about old technology.

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

  1. What is a device with a box with turning plate to put the vinyl records into it called?
  2. Which word means you are going back to styles and fashions from the past?
  3. What is the name of the plastic that records are made of?
  4. What are the plastic cases with audio tape on reels inside them called?
  5. Which word is used for new rise in ?
  6. How many records were sold in the UK in 2014?
  7. What is thinking about past with a mixture of warm feelings and sadness called?
  8. Which one word can be used for put together?
  9. What are the disks that stored data magnetically called?
ANSWERS
  1. record player
  2. retro
  3. Vinyl
  4. cassette tapes
  5. resurgence
  6. 1 million
  7. Nostalgia
  8. compiled
  9. floppy disk

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