IELTS Reading Question Types
There are several different types of questions on the IELTS reading test and each one has its own problems and strategy. Click on any of the links below for a full step-by-step guide.
Short Answer Questions
This post will help you answer short answer questions more effectively by looking at a sample question, identifying common problems and giving you a strategy to use on exam day.
This article will help you answer multiple choice questions more effectively. We look at common problems and how to fix them.
In these kinds of questions, you will be given a summary of information from the text and there will be some gaps in that summary.
Matching Sentence Endings
In this IELTS reading question you will be given a list of incomplete sentences with no endings and another list with possible endings. Your job is to match the incomplete sentences with the correct ending based on the reading text.
In this kind of question you will be given a number of sentences with gaps in them and asked to complete the sentences with words from the reading text.
True, False, Not Given
‘True, False, Not Given’ questions requires you to identify if information in a text is true or not.You will be given a number of factual statements and you have to check in the text if it they are true or not.This is probably the most difficult question on the reading paper.
Matching Headings Tips and Strategy
This article will help you match headings more effectively in the IELTS reading test. In the IELTS reading test you may be asked to match headings to sections of text. This type of question tests your ability to understand the main idea of each paragraph.
Labeling a Diagram
On the IELTS reading test you might get a question that asks you to label a diagram. This post will:
show you examples
look at common problems
give you tips
provide you with a strategy for answering these questions.
In this type of question you are asked to match someone’s name, normally an expert, researcher or scientist, to a statement.
Matching Information to Paragraphs
In this kind of question you are asked to match statements to paragraphs in the reading text.