IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Water Burial

Technology is changing and changing at a pace that no one can imagine. There are new ways being developed for solving the age old problems and sometimes new problems do create along this journey. This time we are looking at a new way of cremating people, water burial. The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English podcast.

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

  1. Which word means something that is unpleasant or without hope?
  2. On average how many people die each hour?
  3. Which term refers to a body dug into Earth?
  4. Which term refers to a burnt dead body?
  5. What is the place the body and coffin go into?
  6. Quantify the land of forest used in the US to make coffins?
  7. What is the synonym of toxins?
  8. Up to what temperature the body is heated in water burial?
  9. How many hours does water burial take?
  10. Which word means that it is easy to break?
  11. What are the artificial additions to a body called?
  1. bleak
  2. six thousand
  3. Burial
  4. cremation
  5. grave
  6. four million acres
  7. poison
  8. 150 degrees centigrade
  9. 4 hours
  10. brittle
  11. implants

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Honest

Honesty is the best policy. The one quote that we all have heard since our childhood and some even tried to follow it. There are some people who do believe it to be absolutely true and do follow it but then some who think honesty is true only until it does not hurt people. This time we are looking at a BBC 6 minutes audio on how honest we are!!

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

  1. Which adjective means that you are trying to be honest and not trying to cheat people?
  2. What is the noun for the quality of being truthful?
  3. Which word is used to mean that you tricked someone to do what you want to?
  4. Who said, “Honesty is the best policy”?
  5. Name the book authored by Philip Grave?
  6. What is a person who buys things or services called?
  7. What is to be caring only about oneself and not the people around?
  8. Which word means working towards a shared goa?
  9. In which book did Benjamen Franklin wrote,” There are no pains without gains”?
  10. What is the way our mind works called?
  1. honest
  2. honesty
  3. cheat
  4. Benajamen Franklin
  5. Consumerology
  6. consumer
  7. selfish
  8. co-operatively
  9. Poor Richard’s Almanac
  10. Psychological make up

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Genetic Happiness

If there is one emotion everyone wishes to feel, it is happiness. There might be very few who do not like to be happy and those are certainly the ones who need the help of a psychiatrist. Studies have shown that happiness is often genetic and this time we are listening to a BBC 6 minute English on happiness and what is the relation between genes and happiness.

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

  1. Which country was listed top on the happiest country in 2017 by UN?
  2. Name the country to lead the board of happiness submitted by UN from 2012 to 2016?
  3. What place did UK grab in the report of happiness submitted by UN?
  4. What are the questions based on personal belief, experience or feelings called?
  5. Which word is used for something that gives illness protection?
  6. Which word is used to mean warm, comfortable and safe?
  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. 19
  4. subjective
  5. inoculation
  6. cosiness


IELTS Letter # Best Employee

Every year, someone in the company where you work is chosen as best employee. Your manager has asked staff members to make suggestions about who should be chosen this year.
Write a letter to your manager. In your letter
• Identify a colleague who you think should be best employee
• Explain what the job of this colleague involve.
• Give reasons why the colleague should be chosen as best employee.

Best Employee IELTS Letter

Sample Answer:

Dear Sir,

I am writing to nominate Smita Singh for the employee of the year award for 2017. She has a proven track record and her contribution deserves special recognition.

Smita has been working as an education consultant in our organisation for 5 years. She is appointed in the head office, Dehradun. Her day to day responsibilities are manifold. These include consulting with parents and students about the courses offered by foreign colleges and universities, contacting colleges/universities and arranging admission offer letters for students, filling in their visa application forms and constant follow up with the authorities in embassies. I would like to emphasize that she manages all these tasks on her own.

I believe that she should be the best employee of this year because she is an enthusiastic, dynamic, and well-organized person. She not only manages to reach our set targets but exceeds them by a considerable amount. Her pleasing personality, intellectual honesty and smooth manners create a very positive atmosphere in our office. In fact, her professional attitude has inspired her colleagues to follow her footsteps.

I hope that you consider Smita for this prestigious award for her outstanding efforts in the growth and development of our firm.

Yours sincerely
Divakar Bhanu


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