Elementary Podcast # Listening Section

Given below is a audio from British Council elementary podcast.
Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-11.

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

  • Tesh belongs to the city of (1)______________
  • Zara would like to meet (2)____________
  • The email id on which you send the names of people you admire is (3)________
  • The word given while playing the quiz is (4)_______
  • Daniel wrote (5)____ words while Alice made up to (6)____
  • (7)________ is the green heart of the new York city.
  • Caralina will be studying in (8)_________ east to England.

Choose the correct letter A, B or C

  1. Caralina will be taking a

A. full time course

B.part time course

C. not came for studying

10. Caralina will be in Britain for a period of

A. 2 years

B. 3 years

C. 13 years

11. The purpose for Gordon to come into the show was

A.Share an information

B. Tell a joke

C.Irritate ravi



  1. London
  2. Angelina Jolie
  3. org
  4. kitchen
  5. 5
  6. 7
  7. Central park
  8. University of New Castle
  9. A
  10. B
  11. B




Compulsory Voting # Listening Section

Given below is a audio from BBC six minutes English on compulsory voting.
Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-10.

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONE WORD ONLY for each answer.

  1. The conversation is taking place between Neil and ___________
  2. The general elections were held in ____________
  3. Right to vote means the _______ to vote.
  4. In ________ the government which will run the country is chosen.
  5. ____________ is one of the country that has made it compulsory to vote.
  6. ____________ is the people who live in and vote in a particular area.
  7. _______________ means doing something quickly or carelessly.
  8. With compulsory voting, the duty also comes on ____________ to educate the voters.
  9. UK has _______ parliamentary constituency.
  10. The smallest constituency of United Kingdom is in the city of _________.


  1. Bob
  2. UK
  3. legal claim
  4. general elections
  5. Australia
  6. constituency
  7. Slash Dash
  8. politicians
  9. 650
  10. London


Poverty # Listening Section

The given audio is by BBC radio 4.

Listen to the audio given and answer the questions 11 to 17

Questions 11-17
Choose the correct letter A, B or C
11. “all things bright and beautiful” was published in
A. 1848
B. 1948
C. 1847
12. Home fit for heroes was a scheme
A. To improve the conditions of houses
B. To build 500 houses
C. To build 5000 houses
13. People were able to claim payments according to National insurance act for the first time on
A. 15 January 1913
B. 15 January 1930
C. 20 January 1913
14. Under the national insurance act, the sick pay was claimable for
A. 20 weeks
B. 26 weeks
C. 15 weeks
15. The person supporting the idea of reform was
A. Churchill
B. Lloyd
C. Franklin
16. Choose the action taken by Lloyd
A. Increased debt duties
B. Lowered the income tax
C. Took of the tax on higher incomes.
17. The first ever survey done by Round tree on the provincial city was published in
A. 1901
B. 1910
C. 1900
Questions 18-20

Complete the sentences given below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
18. Round tree was part of the family __________.
19. The country visited by Lloyd George was _________.
20. Pensions for age 70 or more were introduced in the year ____.

11. A
12. C
14. B
15. A
16. A
17. A
18. chocolate makers
19. Germany
20. 1908


The Listening Section # FAQ

The listening test in IELTS last for approximately 30 minutes.

The listening test has 40 questions and the audio is played only once. There are four sections and with every section you get time to read the questions. At the end of the test, you are given ten minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. You are also given time to check your answers. You may hear various dialects in your listening test. They could be Australian, British American, Canadian, new Zealand and Irish.

FORMATThe listening test has four sections.
Section 1-: you may hear a conversation between two people about the general situations people face in their day to day life. It could be about booking a ticket or knowing about a job vacancy.
Section 2-: this section has a talk about a particular topic, given by a person. The talk may be about a tour, a concert or anything in general.
Section 3-: It has a discussion among tow or four people about a study related topic.
Section 4-:This section has a lecture on a general academic topic.QUESTION TYPEThere are various question types in the listening task and your test may have any of the following-:
3.Short answer questions
4.Multiple choice
5.Summary completion
6.Labeling a map or a diagram
7.Flow-chart completion
8.Form completion
9.Table completion

Chart out a plan for your test and follow it till the end. Remember the better the plan, the more the chances of your success.

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