IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # 2019 Series

Water is the basic necessity of life. One cannot imagine life without water and neither can one think of drinking bad water! With all forms of life surviving on water, the body loses it through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it is so important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate the temperature and maintain the other bodily functions. This time we are looking at some recent questions asked in the IELTS speaking test asked in 2018 in some country.

Q. Do you drink tap water or bottled water?

A. I live in an area that is near to the ocean and so tap water that we get is full of chlorine and has a saline taste as well. Therefore I prefer bottled water or purified water.

Q. Is it affordable? Why?

A. Drinking bottled water is very much affordable in our country because it is available across all the main street corners at a cheap price. Most sellers have water purification machines and such setups installed in their shops and generate the purified water which further is sold through water bottles.

Q. Do you think people should drink from a good bottle of water? Why?

A. Definitely. Water is the basic necessity of life and one cannot deny the importance of it our lives. Drinking water from a good bottle helps an individual not only benefit in health but also in life. Drinking water from a quality bottle helps in avoiding harmful chemicals or other foreign elements.

Q. Have you ever been in a situation where you were thirsty and there was nothing available to drink?

A. So many times, it has happened that I have felt thirst down my spine but did not have anything to drink. Once, I was traveling to Bengaluru and the bus broke down near the mid-way. There were no shops around and I could not find anything to drink or eat. It was only when the bus started and took us to the next place with shops, that I could drink some water.

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IELTS Listening Sample Answer # Heritage Site

Heritage Site

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

You can even download the audio from the given link above.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. Where is the Great Barrier Reef present?
  2. Which term is used to refer to sites which are considered to be at risk and need protection?
  3. Which term is used to refer to things society considers important for history and culture?
  4. Where is Grand Canyon present?
  5. Which sea creature is considered a potential threat to the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem?
  6. What is the process of extracting coal or other minerals from ground called?
  7. Which term is used to refer to the tourism that is designed to have a low impact on the local culture and environment of the place? Sustainable tourism
  8. How does Paul Crocombe do describes the Great Barrier Reef?
  9. Which word is used to refer to something that is active and capable of changing?
  10. Which word is used to refer to the ability to recover or adapt to change?


  1. Australia
  2. World heritage site
  3. Heritage
  4. United States
  5. Star fish
  6. Mining
  7. Sustainable tourism
  8. Dynamic and Resilient
  9. Dynamic
  10. Resilience

IELTS Listening Sample Question # April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day

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

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. In UK, on April Fool’s Day, until what time are people allowed to play joke on others?
  2. What are the kind of jokes in which one plays a trick on someone to make them look silly?
  3. What is the meaning of hoax?
  4. Which word describes the situation when the media people play a joke on its audience?
  5. Which word describes the story that is not true?
  6. Which phrasal verb is used to tell that often people accept things which are not even true?
  7. Kate uses a word to describe people who can easily be persuaded. What is it?
  8. Which newspaper ran the story about the spaghetti tree?
  9. What is a person who plans tricks on other people called?
  10. In which year did BBC played the prank of radio smelling on people?

April Fool's Day

  1. midday
  2. Practical Jokes
  3. Practical Jokes
  4. Media hoax
  5. spoof story
  6. taken in by
  7. Gullible
  8. Panorama
  9. Prankster
  10. 1965


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Sleepiness

There are so many times we do get bored by the dull, mundane life going around us. It could be either during a meeting, work, classes or for that matter while travelling. Some people get sleepy because of the lack of sleep they get, while others tend to get sleepy by the kind of activity they are involved in. This time we are going to listen to a BBC podcast that revolves around sleepiness.

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English.

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. Which biological reason is responsible for our sleepiness and alertness?
  2. What does the word circadian mean?
  3. Which synonym does the  speaker uses for synchronize?
  4. What is the disruption caused to the circadian rhythms by high-speed travelling called?
  5. Which word does speaker uses for internal?
  6. Which word defines the back and forth movement of something?
  7. What is the normal range for the ticking o the endogenous clock in humans?
  8. What is the work outside the traditional 9 to 5 called?
  9. Which word does the speaker uses to refer to adjust?
  10. Which word does the speaker uses for short sleeps?
  1. Circadian rhythms
  2. around a day
  3. adjust
  4. jet lag
  5. endogenous
  6. oscillate
  7. 23.8 to 24.8 hours
  8. shift work
  9. modulate
  10. naps


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