IELTS Academic Reading - Type of Questions

In this tutorial we cover:

  • The 10 types of  IELTS Academic Reading task questions
  • How to tackle  “Features matching” questions.
  • Why you shouldn’t read every word of the text…
  • A handful of test-busting tips for solid exam preparation.
  • An important tip to help you avoid sneaky examiner tricks (negative sentences).

Question Types - IELTS Academic Reading

These are types of questions that require you to pick the correct answer from the given choices which are in capital letters of ABC and this type of questions tests your ability to understand detailed and specific information.

These are types of questions that require you to identify whether the given information is either true false or it’s not given. This type of question tests your ability to clearly understand what the text is talking about.

These types of questions require you to find specific information and placing them where they fit to be. You need to have clearly understood the text and be able to understand every paragraph and what information it contains.

These questions require you to pick a heading from the given headings and place each of them to the paragraphs. Mainly, if you have clearly understood the given text, you’ll be able to make a heading out of every paragraph.

In this type of question, you will find an incomplete sentence. You are supposed to complete it with words taken from the text. You, therefore, need to quickly map the incomplete text to a particular location in the text for you to find the correct answer.

A summary part of the text will be given to you. You are required to complete it by picking words from the text with a given maximum number of words to complete it.

These are types of questions that that requires you to find specific information about given features and match it. For example, you can be given different people who discovered different things at different times. You are now required to match who discovered what at what time. You, therefore, need to be very keen when matching.

This is a very simple question. Part of a sentence is picked from a line in the text. What you need to do here is to just locate where it has been taken from and complete the sentence and there you have your correct answer!

You have to be extra careful here! This is a question that expects you to answer the question from the given facts in the text. Moreover, you need to check the number of words because you are limited. A maximum number of words is always given.

You just need not get this question wrong. All that is required of you here is to find some given information and place them where they fit.

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