IELTS Listening Sample Questions # The Talk

We all as humans communicate and express our emotions. There are, however, different ways in which we humans express our emotions. Some people prefer having a quiet talk where they politely talk about their problems or their happy moments. There are then few others who prefer yelling or shouting before they actually tell the things bothering them. Each group of people can have different perspectives on the other one. This time we are going to listen to a BBC learning 6 minute English audio on the different ways people interact.

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

  1. Which phrase is said to someone you have argued with but still would like to be their friends?
  2. In which country does shaking your hand means yes?
  3. Which term means that you have done something embarrassing in a social situation?
  4. What phrase means that you have made someone angry or upset?
  5. What does waving arms to express your feeling called?
  6. If a person shows what he feels or thinks, what do we call him or her?
  1. no hard feelings
  2. Bulgaria
  3. faux pas
  4. to offend
  5. gesticulating
  6. expressive

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Social Media

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English.

You can download the audio from the below link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS
  1.  Which word describes a situation where you’re talking to someone and they suddenly look down at their phone or answer it?
  2. What is the word used to describe the rules of polite behavior in society?
  3. What are the rules of behavior considered acceptable in a group or society?
  4. Which phrase is used to describe that you are doing something deliberately in order to annoy someone?
  5. What word defines that you are engaged with someone emotionally?
  6. What is the engagement with each other called?
  7. The synonym of closeness, is?
  8. What is the act of deliberately ignoring someone you know called?
  9. What is the synonym of portmanteau?
  10. Which word is used to describe the word that are made by joining two existing words?


  1. phubbing
  2. etiquette
  3. social norms
  4. wind someone up
  5. connection
  6. interaction
  7. intimacy
  8. snub
  9. blends
  10. blends or portmanteau

IELTS Listening Sample Question # Preparing English

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can download the audio from the given link above.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What term is used to speak that you study a particular information that you have learned before?
  2. What is the word for a system such as the use of special poems or rhymes to help you remember things?
  3. What is the synonym of critical used by Rob?
  4. What does getting something back means?
  5. What is the practice of testing yourself over a longer period of time called?
  6. What is the method where one learns a lot of things in short period of time called?
  7. What term is used to describe when you add more information to something?
  8. What are subjects which are based on abstract ideas rather than things called?


  1. revise
  2. mnemonics
  3. important
  4. retrieving it
  5. distributed practice
  6. cramming
  7. elaborate
  8. conceptual subjects


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample # Shopping

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shopping questions
Shopping means procuring commodities in exchange of money. We all shop for ourselves or others and it is a part of our everyday life. However, different people have a dissimilar outlook towards shopping. Some consider it a great stress buster while others look at it as a waste of time and money. In today’s time, online shopping has gained immense popularity as it has many advantages over traditional shopping.

Question 1: Are there many shops near your home? (What kind?)
Answer A: Indeed, there are several shops near my house and a shopping complex as well. Most of the shops cater everyday needs like groceries, bakery products, medicines and stationery etc.

Answer B: Actually there is only one shop near my place as I’m living in the countryside. We normally shop from the main city mall every weekend and stock essential commodities for the entire week. Sometimes, I shop online for clothes, accessories, gadgets and other items.

Question 2: Do you like shopping? (Why? Why not?)
Answer A: Of course, I love shopping. I shop for my family and myself frequently. It lifts my mood and is also a good way to spend leisure time. Nowadays I am spending lot of time on online shopping as well.

Answer B: Well, I’m not very fond of shopping and prefer buying only the essential items. I feel that one must spend his/her earnings carefully rather than wasting it unnecessarily.

Question 3: Who usually does the shopping in your home?
Answer A: I’m a busy person so my wife does shopping for home. She visits the grocery store daily to get fresh fruits, vegetables and other kitchen supplies. She also shops online for toiletries, kids’ toys, home utilities and clothes.

Answer B: My mom generally shops for the entire family. She goes to the grocery store twice or thrice a week to get the kitchen supplies. She also purchases toiletries for all of us, according to our individual choices of soaps, perfumes and shampoos etc. However, we accompany her for buying our clothes and accessories.

Question 4: How often do you buy something in a shop?
Answer A: I usually buy chocolates, wafers and stationery twice or thrice in a week from the shop near my college.

Answer B: I rarely buy things from shops as I prefer online shopping for most of my needs.


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