IELTS Listening Sample Question # Disappearing Words

Disappearing Words

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 THREE WORDS

  1. Some of the oldest sounding English words date back to how many years?
  2. What is the gradual process of change and development over a long period of time called?
  3. Which numerical words are told by the scientist as being very old?
  4. Which is the oldest pronoun in English?
  5. When a person tells what might happen in future as per the knowledge he/she has, what is he/she doing?
  6. Which phrasal verb has the same meaning as to die out?
  7. Which word does the scientist predicts to get lost in the near future?
  8. The word that describes how often something happens is ______________.
  9. Which phrase best explains the language that we use most frequently?
  10. Which word means that you will continue to use it or keep it?
  11. Towards the end, which two words are predicted to get extinct?

disappearing words
ANSWER

  1. 20000
  2. Evolution
  3. two, three, five
  4. I
  5. predicting
  6. to become extinct
  7. dirty
  8. frequency
  9. common everyday speech
  10. retain
  11. squeeze and guts

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