Listening is a skill, not a gift

Listening is a skill, not a gift

Often Listening can be your biggest problem.Your Listening ability in many cases is not developed enough. But the good news is that Listening is a skill, not a gift, which means anyone can learn how to listen and understand.

When training, take a recording of the news, a lecture, a television program, a movie or an actual IELTS Listening test and work with it.

Listening Tip # 1 – use a transcript.

Listening Tip # 2 – repeat phrases.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Food Bank

Food Bank

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

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

Teenage Brain

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can download the audio from the below link –

AUDIO

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. Which chemicals in the body 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

Outernet

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

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. Which term is used for 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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