IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Sedentary Lifestyle

We are living in a world, where most of us are living sedentary lifestyles! The 9 to 5 job, the quirks, the facilities everything is so darning that we often end up loving this lifestyle and moving ahead with it. But, have you ever wondered, what could be the consequences of such a life!! Well, most of us do not know! But, this time we are looking at an audio clip by BBC 6 minutes English, that teaches us how to beat this sedentary lifestyle. It also ensures you have enough practice material to study and prepare well for IELTS listening!

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1.  How long does the average person in the UK spend sitting down every day?
  2. Which country was the unhealthiest around 40 years ago?
  3. By what years the life expectancy has increased in Finland in the last 40 years?
  4. Which term is used for something that is funny and should not be taken seriously?
  5. What is the term for someone who avoids doing something usually because they are being lazy?
  6. What is the adjective for someone who is very serious and strict, or someone without a sense of humor ?


  1. 8-9 hours
  2. Finland
  3. 10 years
  4. tounge-in-cheek
  5. shirker
  6. stern


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Computers

The world has changed and so are the means of working. Gone are the days when everything that we did was manual. Right from the grocery stores to the way we learned. We are now in the age of computers and everything from the way we learn to the way we communicate and do business is all on computers. What amazes the world the most is that computers have the power to change the world and in so many ways it is doing it as well. This time we are listening to a BBC audio that talks about the computers and their impact on our lives.

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

  1. What is the ability of machines to copy human intelligent behavior called?
  2. What is the set of steps the computer follows in order to solve a problem called?
  3. Which computer beat the world champion of chess Gary Kasparov using algorithms?
  4. What is the guess based on knowledge and experience and therefore more likely to be correct called?
  5. Which word is used for someone or something that has limits on what it can do?
  6. What is something very new and advanced called?
  7. Which company built the AI that beat the world chess champion?
  1. artificial intelligence
  2. algorithm
  3. Deep Blue
  4. educated guess
  5. limitations
  6. cutting edge
  7. IBM


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # The Talk

We all as humans communicate and express our emotions. There are, however, different ways in which we humans express our emotions. Some people prefer having a quiet talk where they politely talk about their problems or their happy moments. There are then few others who prefer yelling or shouting before they actually tell the things bothering them. Each group of people can have different perspectives on the other one. This time we are going to listen to a BBC learning 6 minute English audio on the different ways people interact.

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

  1. Which phrase is said to someone you have argued with but still would like to be their friends?
  2. In which country does shaking your hand means yes?
  3. Which term means that you have done something embarrassing in a social situation?
  4. What phrase means that you have made someone angry or upset?
  5. What does waving arms to express your feeling called?
  6. If a person shows what he feels or thinks, what do we call him or her?
  1. no hard feelings
  2. Bulgaria
  3. faux pas
  4. to offend
  5. gesticulating
  6. expressive

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Clock

IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Clock

Time and tide wait for none. However, in this century, people have become obsessed with time to an extent that most people do everything at the correct time. We can see clocks in our phone, computers, bus stands and almost everywhere. Although some people believe that it is important to be on time and respect time, there are others of the opinion that one must function according to their internal clocks. This time, we are listening to a BBC podcast on time.

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

  1. What is the most common noun in the English language according to Oxford Dictionary?
  2. What was the word clock originally referred to as?
  3. Which word describes the stick that swings regularly from side to side?
  4. What is the round part of the clock called?
  5. Which word can be used for something that is accurate?
  6. Which phrase is used for limiting yourself from doing things that in turn can be damaging?
  7. What is the silent instrument that does not have bell called?
  1. time
  2. bell
  3. pendulum
  4. dial
  5. precise
  6. straitjacket
  7. timepiece

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