IELTS Academic Reading

IELTS | Test Takers – Academic Reading sample

 The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long.

Texts for the Academic Reading test are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.

A variety of questions is used, chosen from the following types: multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.

 

Downloadable Academic Reading sample tasks
Academic Reading Sample Task – Diagram label completion (PDF, 61KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Matching information (PDF, 35KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Identifying writer’s views (PDF, 56KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Matching features (PDF, 22KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Matching headings (PDF, 26KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Multiple choice questions (PDF, 21KB)
Academic Reading Sample Task – Table completion (PDF, 59KB)

 

Academic Reading answer sheet
IELTS Reading answer sheet (PDF, 130KB)

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