Different Types Of IELTS Reading Questions

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In the IELTS Reading Test, you may have to deal with different types of questions. There are 14 different types of questions which you shall be aware of and each of these question types requires a special set of skills.

 

IELTS Reading Question – What Are The Common Types of Questions?

 

You will just one hour to read 3 different passage and answer a total of 40 questions. Each and every passage may have about 3-4 or 4-5 different types of questions.

 

You will have to have command over answering all types of questions in reading test if you are really trying to score higher in it. Below is the list of the types of the questions which you might across when you take your real IELTS test.

 

Match the headings

 

You will have to choose from the given list of the headings and match them perfectly with the section ro the paragraph of the passage.

 

Skills required:

 

You need to understand the aim of passage (or paragraph or the section). You need to have clear understanding of the main ideas presented in the given text. You need to segregate supporting ideas from the main ideas to (so that you do not get confused when it comes to answering the questions). It is important that you shall read the headings first before answering the given passage or any paragraph of the passage. There will be more number of headings than required. You will have to analyze the heading perfectly well before matching it with any paragraph.

Your answers will never come in order.

 

True, False, Not Given

 

You will have to decide whether the information given is true or false. It is also possible that you may not find the information anywhere in the passage. In such cases, you will have to answer as “Not Given.” There is slight difference between Not Given and False. If the information given is opposite to what is being said in the passage, then it will be marked as “False.: And when you do not find the information anywhere then it will be marked as “Not Given.” you can paraphrase the question if you would like to search if the information given is true or false. (or whether it is not given in the passage).

 

Completing the summary

 

You will be asked to complete the summary using appropriate words (which will be given to you in boxes or by looking for the words in the passage). You will have to scan the text well and understand the supporting points to select the most appropriate words. You can have the option to make use of the different forms of the same word. For instance, fi the word you find in the passage is “invite” and you need to use its form like invites or invited then it is just right.

 

Apart from these types of questions, there will be other types of questions which include the following: Selecting the most appropriate title, Categorization questions, Short answer questions, Matching the endings of the sentences, Table completion, Flowchart completion, Diagram completion, Sentence completion, Multiple choice question, and List selection.

 

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