IELTS Listening Sample Question # Hypocrisy


The audio talks about hypocrisy and its true meaning.

Source of Audio is BBC 6 minutes English. You can download the audio from the given link AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What was the actual meaning of hypocrite?
  2. What is the person who says one thing and does the other called?
  3. The speaker uses a synonym for changeable. What is it?
  4. The speaker uses a word to define stern and unkind. Which word is it?
  5. The speaker uses a word to describe you when you show a bit of sympathy and concern. Which word is it?
  6. The speaker uses a phrase to describe the situation when you realize you have made a mistake. What word is it?
  7. The speaker uses a word to refer to being angry about something according to the principles of right and wrong?
  8. What is the one word for something that is very deadly or destructive?
  9. Which phrase is used to talk about something that spreads very quickly on the internet?


  1. actor
  2. Hypocrite
  3. Inconsistent
  4. harsh
  5. compassionate
  6. catch somebody out
  7. morally indignant
  8. pernicious
  9. goes viral

IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Intellectual Skills

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that a person improves their intellectual skills with a group of people more than by doing personal activities.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Write at least 250 words.


  1. Team games require members to perform diverse range of mental caluclations.
  2. One can acquire information that cannot be acquired in isolation.
  3. Feedback helps people to refine their understanding of a particular concept.
  4. Study by Cambridge shows that there are several permutations and combinations that a soccer player is able to fetch in a particular game.


In recent decades, many researchers have studied the importance of group-level comprehension. Although, some intellectuals believe that it is always better to study on own, researches have often showed the other picture. There have been convincing evidence that group activities improve the intelligence of individuals. In my opinion, there are surely more advantages of working in groups than as a single entity.

Firstly, team games mostly require the individuals to perform a diverse range of rapid mental calculations. For instance, a player has to predict and anticipate all the possible actions that the competitor can take with very tight time constraints. A recent study of Cambridge University showed that a soccer player in a fraction of time figures out lots of permutations and combinations from a single soccer event. These predictive powers resulting from the activities performed in a group context improve the mental ability of the individual.

Secondly, study groups enable individuals to obtain information that they might not be able to acquire in isolation. The reason behind is that in isolation a person often lacks good feedback. This is very necessary for the refinement of the understanding of concepts. For instance, a British Learning Group found out that study groups have a far more objective and sophisticated understanding of topics when compared to people or the learners not part of study-groups.

In conclusion, I believe the notion that group activities do improve the intellectual abilities of an individual. With time it is hoped that more schools will try to felicitate group studies and games for a better study culture. (261 Words)