This post is about matching features task in IELTS General Training Reading.Try to solve them several times unless you will get maximum score in shortest time. Don’t forget your skimming and scanning. You can find the answer key in the end.
Here is the post for those who are appearing in IELTS academic module. It is Identifying writer’s views/claims task and your answer will be Yes/No/Not given taken from. I have also attached two worksheets with answer keys taken from http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/ so that you can understand the task completely. It is for the group practice but you can do it alone.
Today, I am sharing sample questions of Matching Information for both general training and academic modules. Try to solve them several times unless you will get maximum score in shortest time. You can find the answer key in the end.
My dear friends I have told you earlier that before appearing in the IELTS exam you must know all the task types which you will encounter in your test. In this way you will be mentally prepared to approach and solve these questions.
Here I am sharing Multiple Choice questions samples of both Academic and General Training Modules. In this way you will come to know the difference between both text types. I advice you to solve both tasks, it is just for your practice.
IELTS reading task types are discussed earlier for both academic and general training modules. There is a wide range of skills which are assessed in your reading test.
• reading for gist
• reading for main ideas
• reading for detail
• understanding inferences and implied meaning
• recognizing writer’s opinions, attitudes and purpose
• following the development of an argument.
IELTS General Training and Academic Module have different content but same task types.
There are three reading texts in this module taken from different books, journals, newspapers, online resources and magazines for general readers. The texts are written in different formats, for example, narrative, descriptive or discursive/argumentative. At least one text contains detailed logical argument. It may have some illustrations, diagrams and graphs. If texts have some technical vocabulary, then a simple dictionary definition is provided.
General Training Module
This module have also three texts but more difficult as compare to academic module.
First section contains two or three short texts or several shorter texts. The texts are based on everyday topics which a non-native speaker can understand easily while living in an English-speaking country. You will need to pick out important information, e.g. from notices, advertisements and timetables.
Second section contains two texts focused on work topics, for example, job descriptions, contracts, staff development and training materials.
Third section contains one long text which deals with a topic of general interest. The style of writing is generally descriptive (containing detailed information) and instructive (telling you how to do something). This text is longer and more complex taken from newspapers, magazines, books and online resources.
Both modules have same task types which are mentioned below. Remember not all the task types are given in a single paper.
Any of the following (though not all) may appear in any section:
Question Type 1 – Multiple choice
Question Type 2 – Identifying information (True/False/Not given)
Question Type 3 – Identifying writer’s views/claims (Yes/No/Not given)
Question Type 4 – Matching information
Question Type 5 – Matching headings
Question Type 6 – Matching features
Question Type 7 – Matching sentence endings
Question Type 8 – Sentence completion
Question Type 9 – Summary/note/table/flow chart completion