IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Workaholism


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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. What is the addiction of work called?
  2. In the UK, how many hours are there in the standard working week?
  3. What is the right balance between personal and professional life called?
  4. Which word is used to describe something that is the standard behavior?
  5. Which word can best explain the long term exhaustion from work or personal relations?
  6. What emotional problems come from working too much?
  7. The ability of producing more output in a certain time is called?
  8. If something becomes less important than any other event, it becomes which issue?


  1. Workaholism.
  2. 40 hours
  3. Work-life balance
  4. Norm
  5. Burn out
  6. Frustration, anxiety, terrible feelings
  7. Productivity
  8. Secondary issue


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