IELTS Reading is different for both the general and academic tests, take a look at some tips and information about the reading section here.
- The Reading section lasts for 60 minutes
- The reading is split into 3 sections
- 3 reading passages (Academic)
- 3 reading sections (General), each section could have 1/2 texts.
- Academic reading texts are longer than general reading texts.
- Each question is more difficult than the last in the general reading test.
- There are 40 questions in total.
- Try to spend 20 minutes on each section.
- Incorrectly spelled answers will be marked wrong.
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Try some IELTS Reading questions
Types of questions –
- Matching Headings – match a heading to a paragraph
- True/False/Not given
- Matching paragraph – Match the information from the question with a paragraph.
- Summary – Complete a summary by filling in gaps from a box of given words.
- Multiple choice
- List – Choose correct option from a list
- Choosing a title
- Matching endings – Complete a sentence by matching the start to the end.
- Table completion – Complete the table using the correct word from the passage.
- Flow Chart completion
- Diagram completion
- Short Answers
Writing on the paper – Yes, you can make notes on the paper.
Capitals – Capital letters are not important.
Speed – learn to read quickly, practise finding information from passages quickly.
Order? – Not all questions come in the order you find the information in the passage.