IELTS Academic Reading Types of Questions
In the IELTS Academic Reading section, there are several types of questions designed to assess your reading skills. Here are some common question types you might encounter:
- Multiple Choice:
You are given a question followed by several options. Your task is to choose the correct answer.
- True/False/Not Given:
You are given statements, and you have to determine if they are true, false, or if the information is not given in the passage.
- Matching Headings:
You are provided with a list of headings, and you need to match each heading to the correct section of the text.
- Matching Information:
This involves matching a set of statements or pieces of information to the corresponding section of the text.
- Sentence Completion:
You might be given a sentence with a gap, and you need to complete the sentence by choosing the correct word or words from the passage.
- Summary, Note, Table, Flowchart Completion:
You might be asked to complete a summary, note, table, or flowchart based on the information in the passage.
- Diagram Labeling:
You may need to label a diagram or illustration with information from the passage.
- Short Answer Questions:
You might be asked to answer questions with short answers (usually one or a few words) based on the information in the passage.
- Matching Sentence Endings:
You may be given the second half of a set of sentences and asked to match them with the corresponding first half.
- Yes/No/Not Given:
Similar to True/False/Not Given, but here you are asked to determine if the information agrees with the passage (Yes), disagrees (No), or if the information is not given.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with each question type and practice with sample questions to improve your skills. Additionally, make sure to manage your time effectively during the exam to answer all the questions within the allocated time.