IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Food Bank

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can even download the audio from the given link –

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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1.  How many British people are estimated to have used food banks?
  2. In which year did the financial crisis took place in Britain?
  3. In which year were the cut offs to the welfare system made?
  4. What is the phrase being used to talk about underemployment?
  5. Which phrase is used to mean “unlimited access”?
  6. What is the meaning of limited stocks?
  7. Which term is used to refer to people who want something for nothing?
  8. Which term is used to refer to a food in a can that needs to be only heated?

ANSWERS

  1. 500,000.
  2. 2008
  3. 2013
  4. zero-hours contracts
  5. open door
  6. shortage of goods
  7. scrounger
  8. tinned ready meals

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Teenage Brain

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can download the audio from the below link –

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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. What is a sweatshirt with a hood called?
  2. What part of the brain is connected with basic emotions?
  3. Which term describes the situation when you have to stay at school after the day to do some extra work?
  4. What are sudden changes of mood called?
  5. What are the chemicals in the body that stimulate cells and organs into action?
  6. What is the age when we start becoming adults?
  7. Which part of the brain kicks you to taking risk?
  8. Which part of the brain stops you from taking risk?
  9. What is the synonym of “slows down”?
  10. What is the other way of saying clever?
  11. When someone copies a style in an exaggerated way to make others laugh, what is it called?
  12. Which phrase is used to say that you are talking evil or threatening about someone?

ANSWER

  1. hoody
  2. limbic system
  3. detention
  4. mood swings
  5. harmones
  6. adolescence
  7. limbic system
  8. pre-frontal cortex
  9. inhibit
  10. brainy
  11. parody
  12. to demonize

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Outernet

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. You can download the audio from the given link –

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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. Which phrase has been used to mean isolated?
  2. What is the device called that stores books from the interenet and lets you read it even when you don’t have access to internet?
  3. What is the proportion of the world’s population that still has no internet access?
  4. What is the person who makes their own money called?
  5. Which word means that you send out signals or program?
  6. What is the synonym of drawback?
  7. Which word is used to symbolize that something is not connected to the internet?
  8. What is the other way of saying two-way?
  9. What is the right to use material without paying any fees called?
  10. Which word is used to refer to a tall metal tower?

ANSWERS

  1. cut off
  2. e-reader
  3. two thirds
  4. entrepreneur
  5. Broadcast
  6. disadvantage
  7. offline
  8. bi-directional
  9. copyright -free
  10. masts

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Intellectual

An intellectual is a person who engages in critical thinking, research, and reflection about society and proposes solutions for its normative problems. Over a period of time, we meet people who are masters of their own fields or for that matter are all-rounders. These are often the same people who push the human race, the ones who come in our lives and teach us some valuable lessons. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a person you have encountered in your life who is the master of his or her field.

Describe someone who knows a lot about something. You should say :

  • who is the person?
  • how do you know him or her?
  • what did you learn from him/ her?

Also, explain why do you admire the person.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Over a period of few years, I have worked for various companies and in different fields. This has led me to know a multitude of people with varied interest. One such personality I chanced upon to meet was Abhinav. I met him during my stint at a Multinational company where we met over the group called Toastmasters. I had gone to attend a meeting of the club and heard him give an impromptu speech.

The speech motivated me to an extent that I joined the club. Over a period of time, he became my mentor in the journey of Public speaking. We came to know more about each other. It was through those talks that a realization dawned on me that not only was he an excellent speaker but also a really wise man. He had been through a lot in his life and yet chose always to be happy.

Over his journey, he told me about different things about public speaking. The quirks of writing complicated things in a shorter way, of giving a message and ensuring that people always have something to look forward to. He taught me the importance of words. How the same words can have an impact or be of no use.

The reason I really admire Abhinav is that he is one person who fought back his fears and won his battles. Coming from Hindi background he aced speaking in English and taught me the art of speaking well. He is the one person who in many ways taught that the best way of living life is to enjoy it, with all its problems and happiness.

Vocabulary :

multitude – a large number of people or things.

impromptu – done without being planned or rehearsed.

mentor – an experienced and trusted adviser.

quirks – a particular aspect of a person’s character or behavior.

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