Category Archives: Make IELTS fun

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5

Advertisement

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5

Alanis Morisette – Ironic

Level: Easy

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 5Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.

Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.

Advertisement

NOTE: There is only ONE word required for each answer.

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the 1. and died the next day
Show answerlottery It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
It’s a death row pardon two 2. too late
Show answerminutes

Chorus:

And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think
It’s like rain on your 3. day
Show answerwedding It’s a free ride when you’ve already 4.
Show answerpaid It’s the good 15. that you just didn’t take
Show answeradvice Who would’ve thought… it figures

Advertisement

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to 6.
Show answerfly He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that 7.
Show answerflight And as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”

(Chorus)

Well life has a 8. way of sneaking up on you
Show answerfunny When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going 9.
Show answerright And 10. has a funny way of helping you out when
Show answerlife You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you’re already 11.
Show answerlate A no-smoking sign on your cigarette 12.
Show answerbreak It’s like ten thousand 13. when all you need is a knife
Show answerspoons It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his 14. wife
Show answerbeautiful And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…

(Chorus)

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out

 

Show All correct answers

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 4

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 4

Everclear – Wonderful

Level: Medium

Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.

Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.

NOTE: There is only ONE word required for each answer.

(Intro)

I close my eyes when I get too 1.
Show answersad I think thoughts that I know are 2.
Show answerbad Close my 3. and I count to ten
Show answereyes Hope it’s 4. when I open them
Show answerover

I want the things that I had 5.
Show answerbefore Like a Star Wars poster on my 6. door
Show answerbedroom I wish I could 7. to ten
Show answercount Make everything be 8. again
Show answerwonderful

Hope my mom and I hope my 9.
Show answerDad Will figure out why they get so 10.
Show answermad Hear them scream, I hear them 11.
Show answerfight They say bad words that make me wanna 12.
Show answercry

Close my eyes when I go to 13.
Show answerbed And I dream of angels who make me 14.
Show answersmile I feel better when I 15. them say
Show answerhear 16. will be wonderful someday
Show answereverything

Chorus:
17. mean everything when you’re little
Show answerPromises And the world’s so 18.
Show answerbig I just don’t 19. how
Show answerunderstand You can smile with all those 20. in your eyes
Show answertears Tell me everything is wonderful now

Please 21. tell me everything is wonderful now
Show answerdon’t

I go to school and I run and 22.
Show answerplay I tell the 23.  that it’s all okay
Show answerkids I laugh aloud so my 24. won’t know
Show answerfriends When the 25. rings I just don’t wanna go home
Show answerbell

Go to my 26. and I close my eyes
Show answerroom I make 27. that I have a new life
Show answerbelieve I don’t believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful 28.
Show answersomeday

(Chorus)
No
No, I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

I don’t wanna hear you say
That I will understand someday
No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna hear you say
You both have grown in a 29. way
Show answerdifferent No, no, no, no
I don’t wanna meet your 30.
Show answerfriends And I don’t wanna 31. over again
Show answerstart I just want my 32. to be the same
Show answerlife Just like it used to be
Some days I hate 33.
Show answereverything I hate everything
34. and everything
Show answereveryone Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now…

I don’t wanna hear you tell me everything is wonderful now

 

Show All correct answers

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 2

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 2

Louis Armstrong – Wonderful World

Level: Easy

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 2Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.

Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.

NOTE: There is only ONE word required for each answer.

 

I see trees of 1.
Show answergreen ,

Red roses too

I see them bloom for me and 2.
Show answeryou

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of 3. and clouds of white
Show answerblue

The bright blessed day,

The 4. sacred night
Show answerdark

And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The 5. of the rainbow
Show answercolours

So pretty in the sky

Are also on the 6. of people going by
Show answerfaces

I see friends 7. hands
Show answershaking

Saying how do you do

They’re really saying ‘I love you’.

I hear 8. crying, I watch them grow
Show answerbabies

They’ll learn much more

Than I’ll ever 9.
Show answerknow

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

10. I think to myself what a wonderful world
Show answerYes

Show All correct answers

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 1

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 1

Oasis – The Importance of being idle

Improve your listening skills for IELTS 1Learning English through music is not only fun, it is very effective for improving your listening skills.

Play the video below and as you listen to the words (lyrics), complete the gap fill with the words you hear. When you are finished, click ‘Show answer’ to check your answers.

Level: medium

NOTE: There are TWO words required for each answer.

 

I sold my soul for the 1.
Show answersecond time

‘Cause 2. don’t pay me
Show answerthe man

I begged my landlord for some 3.
Show answermore time

He said “Son, the bill’s 4.
Show answerare waiting

My 5. called me the other night
Show answerbest friend

He said “Man – are 6.?”
Show answeryou crazy

7. told me to get a life
Show answerMy girlfriend

She said “Boy – are 8. ?”
Show answeryou lazy? Chorus:

But I don’t mind

As long as there’s a bed beneath the stars 9.
Show answerthat shine

I’ll be fine, if you give me 10., a man’s got a limit
Show answera minute

I can’t get a life if 11.not in it
Show answermy heart’s

Hey Hey

(Chorus again)

I lost my faith in the 12.
Show answersummer time

‘Cause it don’t 13.
Show answerstop raining

The sky all day is 14. as night
Show answeras black

But I’m 15.
Show answernot complaining

I begged 16. for one more line
Show answerMy doctor

He said “Son – words 17.
Show answerfail me

It ain’t no place to be 18.
Show answerkilling time

I guess I’m 19.
Show answerjust lazy

Show All correct answers