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IELTS Listening

Time: Approximately 09 minutes


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IELTS Listening Part 4

Questions 31-40

Complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORDS for each answer.

Bislama - The Pidgin English Language of Vanuatu

  • Languages in Vanuatu

    - Local languages:

    Actively spoken languages:         81

    Declining languages:                   17

    languages       8

    Total:                                          106

    - Foreign languages: English is used in the
  • Bislama

    - It is spoken by 90% of the population today.

    - In the past this language was described as
  • History of Bislama

    - Around 1800 it was used as a common language on many ships.

    - After 1860 Vanuatu people worked in Australian
  • - After 1950 people moved to the
  • Description of Bislama


    - Bislama should be called a
    ' pidgin.
  • Vocabulary

    - Most words come from English.

    - Words such as “from” may have more
    in Bislama.
  • - Less than 10% of words are of
  • - Pacific words describe the natural world and also local
  • Grammar

    - It is based on Vanuatu languages.

    - The word “long” acts as an important
    in Bislama.


Question Your Answer Correct Answer
31 extinct
32 education
33 broken
34 plantation
35 city
36 developed
37 meanings
38 French
39 culture
40 preposition