IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Smart Phones

Smart Phones are the rage of the world currently! They are the ones that are defining things around and almost everyone is using them! Smart phones have changed the way people act or react, the way things are being done and everything around! They have changed how people take photographs and listen to music. This time, we are looking at a BBC listening module that talks about the smart phones.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions –

  1.  When was the first digital camera introduced?
  2.  Who is the editor of Tech Radar magazine?
  3.  Which expression is used to describe a big fall in sales?
  4. Which expression is used to explain that you have chosen something over something else?
  5.  What expression is used to show that you are disappointed with something?
  6. Which expression is used to show that you are becoming interested into something?
  7. What expression does the author uses to show that something is moving at a higher level?

ANSWERS

  1.  2000
  2. Phil Hall
  3. dropped off a cliff
  4. opt for
  5. frustrated
  6. getting into
  7. taking the next rung up

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Writing task 2 # Cultural Invasion

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Write 250 words on the following topic, give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
In modern days people are heavily influenced by other cultures. Is this cultural invasion a positive development or a negative development?

Sample Answer

In these modern times when the world has become so united and accepting to one another it baffles me how some individuals still view accepting different cultures and customs as a threat. Most of the modern cities are filled with people from different backgrounds and various corners of the earth. If we take a tradition from a different culture and make it our own it does not do any harm.

Locals have become more accepting nowadays and it gives them a chance to learn something new about a culture that is not their own. I have seen people who have got so intrigued by different customs and traditions that they ended up visiting the land of their origin to find out how it is originally celebrated there.

Chinese New Year is one such event where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate a new year which is not even their own. Toronto, New York, London, Paris and all other major cities in the world have a place called Chinatown. People of Chinese origin have moved and settled there and they along with the local population celebrate the festival and enjoy the festivities. It is a very welcoming sign that modern day societies are so welcoming to one another’s customs.

There are some individuals in the society who view everything that is not their own as a threat to their culture. These pupils fail to realize that as a society we are continuously evolving and any change that takes us towards a more united and well informed world is a step in the right direction.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Street Food

The world is changing and it is evolving in ways that no one could have ever thought about! The one thing that has changed the most is the way we eat food. Gone are the times when people enjoyed eating food in their homes, the generation that we live in has shifted their focus from the daily foods to the street foods! The one food that is easily available. This time we are looking at the BBC listening module that talks about the emergence of street food in our lives.
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Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions –

  1. Recently archaeologists in Jordan discovered what they believed is the oldest remains of bread. How old is the bread?
  2. From which location does Mark Laurie belongs to?
  3. What is the word for the part of country outside of the cities?
  4. Which word is used to mean that the growth of something has been spectacular?
  5. What word is used for something that becomes successful and popular?
  6. Which word is used to refer to something that is no longer unusual or different?
  7. Which word does Mark Laurie uses to refer to street food?

ANSWERS

  1. 14000
  2. nationwide caterers association
  3. provinces
  4. phenomenal
  5. takes off
  6. mainstream
  7. authentic

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IELTS Writing Sample Questions # Letter for Accommodation

Career is the most important part of our lives and it is only we who shape our careers. This time we are looking at the problems an individual has to face when he or she is sharing the room with someone! The below letter is a letter for accommodation sent by the individual.

You live in a room in college which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find it very difficult to work.
Write a letter to the accommodation officer at the college. In the letter,
• describe the situation
• explain your problems and why it is difficult to work
• say what kind of accommodation you would prefer
You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
Write at least 150 words.

LETTER FOR ACCOMMODATION
SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have been living in the accommodation provided by the college with my roommate for the past two years. However, recently my room mate changed and the new one and I do not seem to gel along very well because of different opinions and interest.

He is part of the extra-curricular activities and often tends to come late to the room which causes disturbance in my sleeping patterns. Even more, often he plays loud music or brings along some of his friends or a chat. We both being from different streams, do not have much to talk about and there are times when our exams clash as well!

This change in our time tables and contradictory personalities has caused troubles in both our lives and there is an added pressure of adjusting when our entire focus should be on our careers. It would be helpful, if you could either provide me with single accommodation or with someone who has a similar stream as mine.

Best,
Avantika

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