General Training Reading

The General Training Reading question types in computer-delivered IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test. A variety of tasks is used including:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
  • Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given)
  • Matching Information
  • Matching Headings
  • Matching Features
  • Matching Sentence Endings
  • Summary Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Diagram Label Completion
  • Short Answer Questions

Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Reading question types here.

A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.

You will need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample test questions. You can download Firefox for free here. Once downloaded, open Firefox and use the links below to view the sample test questions. 

Sample General Training Reading - Matching information

Sample General Training Reading - True/False/Not Given

Sample General Training Reading Note Completion 

Sample General Training Reading - Sentence Completion 

Sample General Training Reading Matching Features

Sample General Training Reading Multiple Choice 

Sample General Training Reading Summary Completion