The Academic Reading question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic) are the same as in the paper-delivered test.

To check your answers, see the ‘Answers’ section at the bottom of the page.

Questions

For each question you will read an extract text about a particular topic, click on the link and follow the instructions.

1. Multiple choice with one answer

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce.

See sample question 1.

2. Multiple choice with more than one answer

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce.

See sample question 2.

3. Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

See sample question 3.

4. Note Completion

You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

See sample question 4.

5. Matching Headings

You will read a Part 2 text about the physics of traffic behaviour.

See sample question 5.

6. Summary Completion (selecting words from the text)

You will read an extract from a Part 3 text about the ‘Plain English’ movement, which promotes the use of clear English.

See sample question 6.

7. Summary Completion (selecting from a list of words or phrases) 

You will read an extract from a Part 3 text about language.

See sample question 7.

8. Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)

You will read an extract from a Part 3 text about the effect of a low-calorie diet on the ageing process.

See sample question 8.

 

Answers

Question 1

  1. Abolishing pay schemes that are based on age
  2. Allows the expertise of older workers to be put to use
  3. Appeal to distinct groups of older workers
  4. Older people are good at running their own business

Question 2

1 and 2 in either order

They can predict areas that may cause trouble in the future.

They are more skilled in personal relationships.

3 and 4 In either order

They do not stay with the same company for very long.

They are not as well educated as older workers.

Question 3

  1. False
  2. Not given
  3. True

Question 4

  1. Thorium
  2. Pitchblende
  3. Radium
  4. Soldiers
  5. Illness
  6. Neutron

Question 5

  1. How a concept from one field of study was applied in another
  2. A proposal to take control away from the driver
  3. Areas of doubt and disagreement between experts
  4. The impact of driver behaviour on traffic speed

Question 6

  1. Frustration
  2. First-time user
  3. Essential
  4. Special knowledge
  5. Legal formulations

Question 7

  1. Material
  2. Fundamental
  3. Complex
  4. Easy

Question 8

  1. Glucose
  2. Free radicals
  3. Preservation

See also