IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Flying Time

IELTS Listening Sample Questions Flying Time

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Sample question about flying time

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS.

  1.  Which term is used to refer to something that went by quickly? flew by
  2. Which term is used to refer to the time that passes by very slowly? dragged
  3. Which term is used to refer to the way we see things ? Perception
  4. How much quickly can a fly’s eye react than a human eye? four times
  5. What is the synonym of quick?  Nippy
  6. Which term is used to refer to a situation of extreme activity? Overdrive
  7. Which term is used to refer to someone who is extremely frightened? petrified
  8. Which word is used to refer to something that is very clear and detailed? Vivid
  1. flew by
  2. dragged
  3. perception
  4. four times
  5. nippy
  6. overdrive
  7. petrified
  8. vivid

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IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Travel Choices

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Some people love to travel abroad while others find it better to first visit their own country before travelling abroad. Discuss Both Views. You should write at least 250 words.


Over the past few decades, the international tourism industry has seen a boom period. From cheap air travel, to the rise of the middle class, more and more people are now travelling. Although, there are  people who believe that it is always good to visit the nearby abroad countries, there are many who love to take on the domestic travel before any international travel. In my opinion, it is a great idea to visit international places but one must prefer to have a good knowledge about the local area, before hand.

To begin with, people’s knowledge about their own country and its brands and products has become very sketchy with the increased globalization. For instance, people in India are likely to know more about American television series than the 18th century Indian struggle. It should, therefore, be clear that citizens need to know much more about their own countries and visit their own culture before visiting the other countries. India has versatile culture and incredible locations. India has approximate 35 UNESCO heritage sites and widely visit by tourist.

Secondly, people reap high economic benefits if they are well traveled in their country of birth. This is because they are very much aware of travelling and now their country well. This not only provides them better business opportunities but helps them when they go for the foreign travels. Exploring other countries is in trend and International tourist count increasing year by year.

In conclusion, although few argue outright against foreign travel, there are surely reasons for domestic travel to be preferred.

(260 Word)