Reading tests for Ielts - get the information you need...
Reading tests for Ielts are easy enough to come by, it's what you do with them that count. If they are simply "reading tests for Ielts," then
you’re missing some great opportunities to improve your overall Ielts score.
What do we mean by that?
Well, let's say that when you practice for the Ielts reading module, the following
question types are on it; multiple choice, sentence completion, chart labelling and classification. No
problem, right? But, what if the book you use to prepare for the reading tests for Ielts test doesn't have
chart labelling practice in it?
Don't worry, most books by reputable publishers cover all of the question types.
However, do to space and page limitations, (i.e., expense to them and cost to you) you may not get
enough practice on certain question types because the book
publishers thought it was too expensive to include those questions in their reading tests for
Besides, who wants to buy 2 or 3 books just to cover one need?
What need is that?
Your need to familiarise yourself with,
learn and practice
ALL the question types you may face on the reading
test for Ielts.
Well, seeing we will provide you with all of the Ielts information you could possibly
want or need, your only real limitation is one of
What does the Short Answer section of the Reading module
Your ability to skim for the relevant information then scan that section in detail to
answer specific questions.
Directions for this section usually
say; answer in NO MORE THAN THREE
WORDS. Numbers from the text may also be required in
your answer and can be written as both numbers and words. (i.e., 3 or three)
Be careful - sometimes you will be instructed to use one word, no more than two words or
even four words for your answer. Again, read the instructions carefully and follow them!
A typical short answer text follows:
Directions: Read the following notice from an automobile manufacturer and answer the questions
that follow in no more than three words. Space has been provided
next to the questions on the Answer Sheet for answers.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PRODUCT RECALL
General Motors (Vauxhall UK) wishes to inform the public that faulty tyres may have been found on some
recent models of their vehicles. The models of the vehicles involved are the 2006 Orion four-door sedan,
Orion two-door sport model xtz, and the Riviera two- door coupe. The vehicle numbers involved are
1269453821657 through 1269453821660.
If you have recently purchased an above model
with vehicle numbers in the posted range, please return your vehicle to the nearest
dealer. Vauxhall UK will replace all four tyres at no cost to
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our loyal
customers and once again we want to thank you for your purchase of our vehicles. We are always striving to
win your loyalty and trust.
Other models have not received the faulty tyres from our
supplier and, therefore, have not been affected. Please do not
return any models to our dealers other than the ones mentioned above. New tyres will be placed on affected
General Motors has set-up a 24 hotline to handle inquiries
concerning products purchased in the months of November and December 2005. Products purchased after December
2005 have not been affected. For products purchased before November 2005, call the 24 hour hotline for
- How many models have been affected?
Answer: Three or
- Where should you take the vehicle if it
Answer: The nearest
- What will Vauxhall replace?
Answer: all four
- What is Vauxhall continually trying to
Answer: loyalty and
- What has General Motors done for products purchased before
Helpful READING TIPS
When doing the Short Answer reading tests for Ielts, remember
- You don't HAVE
to use three words - just don't exceed
- You don't have to capitalise your
- Answers are usually found in the order of the questions!
- You may need to interpret words (like the last answer
above, you needed to know that established = set up)
- hyphenated words count as one word
- contractions won't be tested here
To continue in our series of looking at every question type
you'll face in the reading tests for Ielts, click on
the preceding link. You will be taken to a page that explains table summaries and note fill-in concerning
reading tests for Ielts questions.
To return to the first page in this series from where you will
find links to all of the pages concerning the Ielts Academic Reading Module, click
on the preceding link.