IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Honest

Honesty is the best policy. The one quote that we all have heard since our childhood and some even tried to follow it. There are some people who do believe it to be absolutely true and do follow it but then some who think honesty is true only until it does not hurt people. This time we are looking at a BBC 6 minutes audio on how honest we are!!

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

  1. Which adjective means that you are trying to be honest and not trying to cheat people?
  2. What is the noun for the quality of being truthful?
  3. Which word is used to mean that you tricked someone to do what you want to?
  4. Who said, “Honesty is the best policy”?
  5. Name the book authored by Philip Grave?
  6. What is a person who buys things or services called?
  7. What is to be caring only about oneself and not the people around?
  8. Which word means working towards a shared goa?
  9. In which book did Benjamen Franklin wrote,” There are no pains without gains”?
  10. What is the way our mind works called?
ANSWERS
  1. honest
  2. honesty
  3. cheat
  4. Benajamen Franklin
  5. Consumerology
  6. consumer
  7. selfish
  8. co-operatively
  9. Poor Richard’s Almanac
  10. Psychological make up
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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Money

Money, no matter what, is the most important commodity we have in our lives. We are sure that money cannot buy happiness but without it, most people do end up having depression. This time we are looking at questions asked in the IELTS speaking section related to the importance of money, its impact on young people and society. Before we begin, let us have a look at some of the vocabulary words related to money, young people and society.

MONEY VOCABULARY
  1. barter – to trade without using the money
  2. counterfeit – fake money made in order to deceive
  3. denomination – the face value of a banknote, coin, or postage stamp.
  4. foreign exchange – it is used to describe the currency of other countries and the system for dealing in such currencies
  5. mortgage – a legal agreement by which a bank, building a society, etc. lends money at interest in exchange for taking the title of the debtor’s property, with the condition that the conveyance of title becomes void upon the payment of the debt.
  6. standing order – an instruction to a bank to make regular payments
YOUTH VOCABULARY
  1. adolescence – a period of time when a person is developing into an adult
  2. generation gap – a term used to describe a big difference between the younger generations and the adults
  3. juvenile – a person who is young enough not to be considered old. ( In India, below 18)
SOCIETY VOCABULARY
  1. ancestors – the older generation of your family
  2. rebel – someone who goes against an authority
  3. prejudice – having a negative view of someone because of their age, gender, race or religion
  4. extremist – a person whose strong views are not held by the society

 

Why do some parents give money to their children some fortune to spend each week?

There could be several reasons for it. Possibly, the child is living away from the parents, like in a hostel, it becomes important therefore for the child to have some fortune in hand. There are even parents who want their children to be financially intelligent. Like, a friend of mine got 400 each week and it was his responsibility to make sure his expenses are met. Initially, he fumbled and we thought his parents made a mistake. Looking back at it, I believe, my friend is now more financially active because he knows how to take care of money, which in turn has helped him in real life.

Do you agree that schools should teach children how to manage money?

Teaching children how to manage money could be beneficial, but I believe this must be done only in the later years of school. Probably in the Intermediate years of the school. Money is an important aspect of our lives but education is far more. It could be possible that a child gets engrossed so much in the money aspects that he or she forgets about having fun in life. But, teaching it in the intermediate years, will make children a bit more responsible.

Do you think it is a good idea for children to earn money while studying?

Part time jobs have become the rage of this millennia and most students do take up jobs when studying. I believe doing jobs simultaneously with studying helps in higher education. Not only do they provide a real time experience to students, they make them understand which profession would be correct for them. But, then, one must not do a job at the cost of education. So, skipping school for the job might not be the best thing. One can always do work during holidays and have the best of both worlds.

Do you think in today’s society money cannot buy happiness?

Money always has the power to make you feel happy although it can never get the satisfaction one can get with their loved ones. But, to an extent, money does make it possible for people to extend their happiness. For example, two friends can have more fun on a trek than sitting at home and for a trek to happen, money is important. So, I think ,money does not brings happiness but surely can act as a catalyst.

What disadvantages do you think a society where the gap between rich and poor is large has?

A society with a huge gap between rich and poor often ends up being a depressed and a falling society. Society is like a train with wheels and if the last wheel is broken or is not functioning properly, the entire vehicle will slow down. One of the biggest short backs is the higher crime rates. The more the number of poor people, researchers say, more are the crimes. It also decreases the health levels. A society where most people cannot have good health care will lead to a society with mostly ill people. All of this will lead to a depreciated.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Doors

DOORS

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. The audio talks about doors. You can download the audio from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What is a one bed flat called?
  2. Which phase is used to refer to the fact that someone is listening carefully?
  3. The speaker uses a term to describe meeting somebody by chance. What is it?
  4. The speaker uses a term to refer to an area shared by lot of people. Which is that area?
  5. The speaker uses a word for the luxurious foyer. What term is it?
  6. What is a foyer?
  7. The speaker uses a term for the narrow passage between buildings. This term is called ?
  8. What is something fashionable and expensive designed to impress people called?
  9. The speaker uses a synonym for tinted glass? What is it?
  10. What is the synonym of separation?
  11. The speaker uses a word to describe the fact that you accept something annoying without complaining about it. What word is it?
  12. What is the amount of money that one pays to the owner of an apartment for things like putting out of rubbish called?

ANSWERS

  1. bijoux
  2. I’m all ears
  3. Bump into
  4. communal area
  5. plush
  6. entrance hall
  7. alleyway
  8. swanky
  9. colored glass
  10. segregation
  11. put up with something
  12. service charge

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Global Warming

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can even download the audio from the given link –

AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. How much has the average temperature of the Earth’s surface increased in the last hundred years?
  2. Which country is collecting cow emissions to convert it into a usable energy?
  3. How long can a car run on the energy provided by the cow emission?
  4. Which word is used as the synonym of pledged?
  5. What are the plants which remove salt from sea water to produce drinking water called?
  6. What is the phrase used for something that has been prepared locally?
  7. Which word is used to refer to the fact that something has the good value for the money you pay?
  8. What is the organization of complex activity called?

ANSWER

  1. 0.85
  2. Argentina
  3. 24 hours
  4. promised
  5. desalination plants
  6. home grown
  7. cost efficient
  8. logistics
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