Get prepared: IELTS Academic Reading
Before you head into your test, make sure you take some time to get familiar with the computer-delivered format of the test. These sample materials will give you an idea of what to expect in the computer-delivered IELTS Academic Reading and Writing tests.
The Academic Reading question types in IELTS are the same as in the paper-based test:
- Multiple Choice
- Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
- Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given)
- 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
Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.
Computer-delivered IELTS Academic Reading test
Any of these question types may appear in any of the four parts of the test. A selection of 11 sample reading test questions is given in the computer-delivered IELTS Academic Reading test below.
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*Please note that answers are not saved on the familiarisation tests when you move between question types. However, on test day, answers will be saved.