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IELTS READING

In the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) reading test, candidates are evaluated on their ability to understand and interpret a variety of written texts in English. The reading test consists of three sections, each containing a different type of text. Here's an overview of what you can expect in each sections: 

Social Survival
 

  • This section typically contains texts that are taken from everyday sources such as advertisements, notices, newspapers, magazines, and company handbooks

  • The texts are usually descriptive and factual, focusing on topics relevant to everyday life such as travel, health, shopping, work, and leisure activities.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, and sentence completion tasks.

Work and Study
 

  • In this section, you'll encounter texts that are more discursive and may be taken from magazines, newspapers, journals, books, or online resources.

  • The texts often focus on topics related to work, education, training, or academic subjects.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, sentence completion, and summary completion tasks.

General Reading
 

  • This section contains longer, more complex texts that are typically taken from books, journals, newspapers, or magazines.

  • The texts may be argumentative, persuasive, or analytical in nature, covering a wide range of topics such as science, history, culture, technology, and the environment.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, true/false/not given, yes/no/not given, and summary completion tasks.

Each section is designed to assess your ability to:
Locate specific information in the texts.

  • Understand main ideas, opinions, and details.

  • Recognize the writer’s purpose, tone, and attitude.

  • Follow the development of an argument or narrative.

ACADEMIC READING

IELTS is required to be opted for by international students and professionals who wish to study or work in a country where English is the primary language of communication. The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand are prominent nations where IELTS is recognized for University applications. The IELTS (Academic) test score is required by many Universities and Colleges to gauge the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers.

The IELTS Academic Reading test is designed to assess a candidate's ability to understand and interpret texts in English from academic sources. It consists of three sections, each containing a different type of text commonly found in academic settings. Here's what you can expect in each section:

Section 1: Academic Texts
 

  • This section typically contains one or shorter texts, such as notices, advertisements, or factual texts, that are related to university or academic life.

  • The texts are usually descriptive or explanatory in nature and may include information such as campus facilities, course descriptions, or academic regulations.

Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, sentence completion, and summary completion tasks.

Section 2: Academic Texts
 

  • In this section, you'll encounter two longer texts that are more complex and academic in nature.

  • The texts may be taken from books, journals, articles, or research papers and cover a range of academic subjects such as science, social science, history, technology, or the arts.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, true/false/not given, yes/no/not given, and summary completion tasks.

 

Section 3: Academic Texts
 

  • This section contains one longer, more complex text that is typically related to a specific academic topic or field of study.

  • The text may be argumentative, persuasive, or analytical in nature and may present different viewpoints or theories

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, true/false/not given, yes/no/not given, and summary completion tasks.
     

Overall, the IELTS Academic Reading test aims to evaluate your ability to:

  1. Understand main ideas, opinions, and details presented in academic texts.

  2. Recognize the writer's purpose, tone, and attitude.

  3. Follow the development of an argument or line of reasoning.

  4. Locate specific information and understand vocabulary and concepts in an academic context.

GENERAL READING

The IELTS General Training Reading test assesses your ability to understand and interpret texts in English from everyday sources in an English-speaking environment. Here's an explanation of what you can expect in each section:
 

Section 1: Social Survival
 

  • This section typically contains texts that are taken from everyday sources such as advertisements, notices, newspapers, magazines, and company handbooks.

  • The texts are usually descriptive and factual, focusing on topics relevant to everyday life such as travel, health, shopping, work, and leisure activities.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, and sentence completion tasks.


Section 2: Workplace and Training
 

  • In this section, you'll encounter texts that are related to work, employment, or training opportunities.

  • The texts may include job advertisements, workplace guidelines, training manuals, or job application forms.

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, sentence completion, and summary completion tasks.
     

Section 3: General Reading
 

  • This section contains longer, more complex texts that are typically taken from books, newspapers, magazines, or online resources.

  • The texts may cover a wide range of topics such as science, history, culture, technology, and the environment

  • Questions in this section may include multiple-choice, matching headings, matching information, true/false/not given, yes/no/not given, and summary completion tasks.
     

Overall, the IELTS General Training Reading test aims to evaluate your ability to:

  • Understand main ideas, opinions, and details presented in everyday texts.

  • Recognize the writer's purpose, tone, and attitude.

  • Locate specific information and understand vocabulary and concepts in a general context.
     

The test is designed to simulate the types of reading tasks that you may encounter in everyday situations such as reading newspapers, magazines, advertisements, or workplace documents in an English-speaking environment.

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