IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Penicillin

THE PENICILLIN

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English. The audio talks about a medicine,”penicillin” used as a life saving drug.

You can download the audio from the link – AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. How many lives penicillin has saved?
  2. What is a substance that kills micro organisms called?
  3. Penicillin was discovered on ____________?
  4. Which Scottish scientist discovered Penicillin?
  5. What is the synonym of halo?
  6. The delay in washing dishes causes a green fuzzy thing to grow on dishes. What is it called?
  7. The speaker uses a term for the chemical treatment which kill cancer cells. What is it?
  8. The speaker uses a synonym for stop? What is it?
  9. What is the defense against infection and disease that our body has called?
  10. The speaker uses a phrase that means “to mean to make something possible”. What is it?
  11. Against what kinds of bacteria does penicillin work?
  12. The speaker defines a word for a thing that something cannot harm it anymore. What is it?
  13. What word is used to refer to dead bodies?
ANSWERS
  1.  200 million
  2. anti biotic
  3. 1928
  4. Alexander Fleming
  5. circle
  6. mould
  7. Chemotherapy
  8. suppresses
  9. immune system
  10. pave the way
  11. bacteria with protein
  12. resistance
  13. corpses
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