IELTS Listening Sample Question # Dancing Into Old

Dancing Into Old

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download it, from the given link –
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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What does it mean to be more accepting and tolerant about growing age?
  2. Which classic ballet did John Lowe picked to give his performance in Ely?
  3. How old was John Lowe during his performance?
  4. In which dance type do the dancer marks the rhythm by dancing shoes on floor?
  5. Which phrase is used to describe an event that started because of an action in the past and is still in continuity?
  6. Which phrase is used to describe “allowing oneself to become less healthy or attractive?”
  7. According to John, what is a sure shot way to remain fit irrespective of age?
  8. Which word does John uses explain why British men don’t take ballet dancing?

Dancing Into Old
ANSWER

  1. To grow old gracefully
  2. The Stone Flower
  3. Almost 80
  4. Tap
  5. Ever since
  6. To let themselves go
  7. Ballet dancing
  8. Effeminate

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IELTS Sample Listening Question # Nuclear Script

Nuclear Script

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download it, from the given link –
http://goo.gl/3dhV4A

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. Which is the place where the records of Britain history are kept?
  2. When were British National Archives started?
  3. In which year did British people felt that there are chances for a nuclear attack?
  4. With which company did the British company collaborate during cold war to write a script?
  5. What is a document that used to be secret, but now is made public called?
  6. Which word is used to talk about the number of people killed or injured during war?
  7. Using which jargon does the speaker tells that the people were told to remain in the same frequency of radio?
  8. For which period of time did the BBC and the government decided entry to be made in the secret script?
  9. What is the synonym of destroyed?

Nuclear Script
ANSWER

  1. National Archives
  2. 820 years ago
  3. 1970
  4. BBC
  5. declassified
  6. causalities
  7. stay tuned
  8. 1972 to 1975
  9. obliterated

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IELTS Sample Listening Question # Sanitation

Sanitation

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download it, from the given link –
http://goo.gl/mRDPbs

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What is regarded as one of the biggest mass killer?
  2. What is the system used to take dirty water and other waste products from the buildings in order to maintain public health?
  3. Which disease is caused by dirty water or infected food?
  4. Which verb means to be of greater importance than something else?
  5. In which area are wrong choices being made by government leading to increased number of deaths?
  6. If the world spent 10.8 billion dollars in 2004-2006 on HIV/AIDS, how much was spent in improving sanitation?
  7. Which word describes putting money into something worthwhile?
  8. Which country’s example does Oliver cunning give to show the improved sanitation facilities?
  9. Which phrasal verb means “to bring about something”?

Sanitation
ANSWER

  1. Poor sanitation
  2. Sanitation
  3. Diarrhea
  4. To outweigh
  5. Health care priorities
  6. 1.5 billion
  7. investment
  8. United Kingdom
  9. To result in something

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IELTS Sample Listening Questions # Jargon

BBC Jargon

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download it, from the given link –
http://goo.gl/fzRvzI

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What is the noun that we use for specific group of words or expressions?
  2. In what kind of situation is jargon used?
  3. What does glossing mean?
  4. Which British Prime Minister became known as ‘Jack the Jargon Killer’ because he wanted officials to stop using jargon?
  5. Which phrasal verb is used to explain that you want to bring attention of others to something?
  6. Which word is used for the local government in UK?
  7. Who are the local politicians that people in UK vote for?
  8. Which word is used to refer to the fact that you understand something or part of it but not entirely?
  9. What word does Yvone use for jargon?

jargon
ANSWER

  1. jargon
  2. special or technical
  3. Winston Churchill
  4. explaining
  5. flag it up
  6. Councils
  7. Councillors
  8. sort of
  9. vernacular

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