IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Ban On Gum


The audio below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English. The audio talks about gums and should their be ban on gum.

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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. The speaker uses a word to describe something that is annoying to other people. Which word is it?
  2. When did the Singapore government outlaw chewing gum?
  3. The speaker uses a phrase to refer to something illegal.What is it?
  4. Which material gum did Ancient Greek chewed?
  5. The speaker uses a word to refer to people who are friendlier and easier to talk. Which word is it?
  6. Which word is used as a synonym of getting rid of ?
  7. What word describes the condition when one thing joins firmly with the other?
  8. Which word describes something that requires lot of people to do it ?
  9. The phrase that has been used to refer to things that are very similar is ?
  10. What is the synonym of break down?
  11. What is the small round ball of something that has become hard called?


  1. anti-social
  2. 1992
  3. to outlaw
  4. resin
  5. approachable
  6. dispose
  7. chemical bond
  8. labor intensive
  9. two of a kind
  10. degrades
  11. pellet



IELTS Essay #Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

IELTS Writing task 2 #Essay
You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The exploration and development of safe alternatives to fossil fuels should be the most important global priority today.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:

Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas are the primary source of energy in the world. These fuels have fuelled almost all major industries and economies across the globe. Many experts propose that finding other forms of energy that are safer than these non-renewable ones should be the topmost priority of all the nations. I strongly agree with this view.

To begin with, the world has overused fossil fuels without paying attention to their detrimental effects on our natural environment. Global warming and soaring air pollution levels have become a threat to our planet and our existence. All nations are experiencing a change in their climate. Their citizens are suffering from diseases caused by hazardous air pollutants. Unquestionably, these are international problems and resolving them is beyond the capacity of any one nation.

Furthermore, the reservoirs of coal, crude oil and natural gas are depleting at a rate faster than ever before. The day when these sources will not be able to support us is not very far. Definitely, the way forward is global co-operation which will focus on the research and development of sustainable means of energy. Many wealthy countries like UK, Japan and USA are trying to reduce their dependence on non-renewable fuels. They are developing technology for other eco-friendly forms of energy such as solar, water, wind and geothermal etc. But, developing and poorer nations are not on par with them. I believe that co-ordinated efforts will be fruitful in bridging this gap as well.

Of course, there are several other serious global problems such as illiteracy, poverty, shortage of food and water, unemployment and terrorism etc. They are as important as exploring alternative sources of energy. Nonetheless, the efforts to repair the damaged environment should be prioritized before it is too late.

To conclude, the unquenched thirst for development and the rise in the global population have exacerbated immense pressure on fossil fuels. Personally, I believe that sincere efforts at a global level are required not only to meet the increasing demands of energy but also to mitigate the problems that excessive exploitation of non-renewable fuels has caused.(353 Words)


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Computer Game


The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. It talks about computer game.

You can download the audio from the below link –


Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

  1. Which word describes the situation when you are not able to stop something?
  2. In America, what percentage of people who play computer games are female?
  3. When you create your own characters, which word describes the situation?
  4. What is the synonym of imaginary world?
  5. The speaker uses a phrase to describe something that does not suits a person’s taste or abilities. What phrase is it?
  6. What are the games where you need to do lot of shooting called?
  7. The speaker uses a word to describe something that is unlikely to hurt or upset anyone. What word is it?
  8. Which word is used to describe the fact that a person is not able to decide?
  9. What is the meaning of for hours on end?
  10. Which word describes that something is very open and in a direct way?
  11. What is the act of someone or something sexual called?
  12. Which word describes that something is not right for a particular situation ?
  13. Which phrase is used to define other groups of people such as friends, relatives and teachers?


  1. Addicted
  2. 48%
  3. role playing
  4. fantasy
  5. up my alley
  6. shoot-’em up
  7. harmless
  8. torn
  9. long time
  10. explicit content
  11. sexualisation
  12. inappropriate
  13. wider community


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Food and Mood

Food is one of the essentials of our lives. Although in recent times people have ignored food and have fallen prey to bad food habits, it remains one of the factors that decides the success of an individual. This time let us listen to a BBC 6 minutes audio that talks about how our food affects our mood.

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

  1. How many bacterial are there in our body?
  2. Bacteria present at which part of the body decides the mental state of an individual?
  3. What is the sate of being worried or anxious called?
  4. Which is the general term for bacteria and micro organisms?
  5. What helps reduce stress in mice?
  6. Which term is used for the process of converting sugars in food into acids and alcohol?
  7. What is the best of kind according to Dr. Michael Mosley?
  8. What is the eating plan designed to lose weight called?
  9. Which phrase is used for something that is not difficult to understand?
  10. Which word is used for the stomach and other organs which digest our food?
  1. 39 trillion
  2. gut
  3. anxiety
  4. germs
  5. germs
  6. fermentation
  7. Mediterranean diet
  8. diet
  9. not rocket science
  10. gut


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