Listening Practice 3

Listen to the video here and then answer the questions below:  

Online IELTS Listening Practice 3  

Question 1:  

What is the older version of English called?  

A) New English  

B) Past English  

C) Old English  


Question 2:  

How has English evolved?  

A) Through immigration  

B) English has evolved through generations of speakers  

C) The BBC  


Question 3:  

Modern English has lots of word derived from Latin Romance languages like:  

A) Greek & Russian 

B) Spanish & Chinese  

C) French & Spanish  

Question 4:  

Most of the words came through due to the:  

A) Parisian Invasion  

B) Viking Invasion  

C) Norman Invasion  

Question 5:  

Which date did the invasion begin?  

A) 1066  

B) 1980  

C) 1800  

Question 6:  

Which language is old English more closely related to?  

A) German  

B) Swedish  

C) Finnish  

Question 7:  

Is this statement given true, false or not given?  

Old norse is part of modern English  

A) True  

B) False  

C) Not given  

Question 8:  

Words like skirt and skulls are from old norse:  

A) True  

B) False  

C) Not Given  

Question 9:  

English will become new English in the future:  

A) True  

B) False  

C) Not given  

Question 10:  

How many years of history has shaped the language?  

A) 600 years  

B) 6000 years  

C) 100 years  

Question 11:  

Is this statement given true, false or not given?  

English has 6 billion speakers worldwide:  

A) True  

B) False  

C) Not given  

Answers: Q1 – C, Q2 – B, Q3 – C, Q4 – C, Q5 – A, Q6 – A, Q7 – A, Q8 – A, Q9 – C, Q10 – B, Q11 – C  

Note: Please note it’s important to note that the above task is not a typical IELTS listening task, but this task can help with your listening skills overall in anticipation and preparation for your IELTS exam. The questions for the real test will be different and the format may differ. Some similarities may exist and these are purely coincidental.  

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