IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Brain Tranining

IELTS Listening Sample Questions: Brain Tranining

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Sample Questions about Brain Training

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What is the ability of speaking two languages equally well called?
  2. What are the ways in which you learn to increase your memory or intelligence called?
  3. How many neurons or nerve cells are there in a typical human brain?
  4. What is the illness that occurs when blood flowing to a certain area of the brain is cut off?
  5. What are the mental skills involved with doing things like problem solving and planning called?
  6. What is the synonym of changes?
  7. What is the synonym of prevent?
  8. Which food is said to improve the cognitive performance of your brain?
  9. What is the synonym of enhance?
  10. What is the the idea of building up extra abilities to protect the brain against declining memory or thinking called?
  11. Which word is used to define something that makes your more active?


  1. Bilingualism
  2. Brain training
  3. 86 billion
  4. stroke
  5. executive functions
  6. switches
  7. resist
  8. chocolate
  9. improve
  10. cognitive reserve
  11. stimulates

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