IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Clock

Time and tide wait for none. However, in this century, people have become obsessed with time to an extent that most people do everything at the correct time. We can see clocks in our phone, computers, bus stands and almost everywhere. Although some people believe that it is important to be on time and respect time, there are others of the opinion that one must function according to their internal clocks. This time, we are listening to a BBC podcast on time.

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

  1. What is the most common noun in the English language according to Oxford Dictionary?
  2. What was the word clock originally referred to as?
  3. Which word describes the stick that swings regularly from side to side?
  4. What is the round part of the clock called?
  5. Which word can be used for something that is accurate?
  6. Which phrase is used for limiting yourself from doing things that in turn can be damaging?
  7. What is the silent instrument that does not have bell called?
ANSWERS
  1. time
  2. bell
  3. pendulum
  4. dial
  5. precise
  6. straitjacket
  7. timepiece
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IELTS Letter Sample Questions # Building

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

There is a historical building in your town and the city council wants to pull it down because there is no money for repairs. You are not happy with this decision. Write a letter to the city council and say :

  • why is the building important?
  • suggest a solution to finance the repairs.

You should write at least 150 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have been living in Bhubaneswar for the past four years and have become accustomed to the different places it has to offer. Recently, it came to my knowledge that the city council is planning to shut down the house of Raja Vasudevan. Raja Vasudevan was one of the pioneers who helped in the making of the history of Bhubaneswar.

I have visited the place often and agree that the building requires repairs urgently. However, shutting down the building will have more negative impact than positive. There are many people who look up to the place and it can even act as a tourist spot. If the city council collects Rs.10 from the entire city, we are more likely to have around 10 lakh from the city and the rest can be afforded by the council.

Once the repairs are done, the building can be used as the tourist spot and be a profitable site. Although it sounds a distant plan, this will surely help is restoring the building and in turn the history of Bhubaneswar.

Best

Avantika

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IELTS Essay Sample Questions # New Technologies

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Due to the new technologies and the internet radio is going to disappear in a few years. Do you agree or disagree with the statement?

Give your opinion.

Write at least 250 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

We have made a rapid advancement in the field of technology and managed to even surpass our own expectations. Gone are the days when pigeons were used for communication. Mobile phones and the internet are the new dimensions of our space and time. While new technologies are heading towards us with a jet speed, the old ones are disappearing even faster.

Just after its invention, the radio was used primarily for communication in the armies and the navies. However, in recent times, radio is being used in wireless technology like mobile communication etc. We are at a time when the internet has made information easily accessible. From news to songs, one can easily get whatever they like on the internet in an instant. Whereas, they have to wait if they want to hear something on the radio.

Although the internet provides everything instantaneously, there is much more fun in listening to the RJ in the local language, giving news and other fun talks. There is a personal connection while talking with the RJ and explaining problems. And then, there is always a surprise element. Radio is also the best thing you can turn on sitting in your car.

Overall, in my opinion, even though various new technologies have taken over, radio is still a very tough contender and will take a long time to become dormant. People in this fast paced life often look out for personal connect, which radio provides.

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