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How much do you know about the Academic IELTS Reading Test?

Are you ready to take it?

Test your knowledge in the iPass IELTS Reading Quiz and then try out the iPass IELTS practice tests.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q1: It's important to use correct parts of speech in gap-fill answers.

Answer: TRUE

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q2: Spelling mistakes aren’t penalised in written answers.

Answer: FALSE (spelling mistakes are penalised in written answers)

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q3: The information in questions is often a paraphrase of what is in the text.

Answer: TRUE

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q4: It’s unlikely that you can get a correct answer simply by spotting the same word in the question and text.

Answer: TRUE

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q5: In summary tasks, it’s appropriate to write synonyms of words from the text in the gaps.

Answer: FALSE (In summary tasks, it’s wrong to write synonyms of words from the text in the gaps)

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 1 – True or False?

Look at this list of tips about the IELTS Academic Reading exam.

Some of them are true, some are false.

Click True or False for each one. (If you think a tip is false, think of how to change it to make it true.)

Q6: In a multiple choice questions task, the questions will follow the order of information in the text.

Answer: TRUE

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

1. I am accustomed to reading

Answer: I am accustomed to reading in English every day.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

2. I feel confident about my ability

Answer: I feel confident about my ability to understand paraphrased descriptions in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

3. I use a range of reading

Answer: I use a range of reading strategies when dealing with texts in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

4. I feel confident about scanning

Answer: I feel confident about scanning texts to find detailed information in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

5. I always read the instructions

Answer: I always read the instructions on exam tasks very carefully.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

6. I feel confident that I can

Answer: I feel confident that I can follow arguments and opinions in texts in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

7. I read texts in English

Answer: I read texts in English on a wide variety of topics.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

8. I feel confident about understanding

Answer: I feel confident about understanding the gist meaning of paragraphs or sections of texts in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

9. I am aware of the various task types

Answer: I am aware of the various task types used in IELTS Academic Reading.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Before you start, here are two short quiz exercises to see how much you know about the IELTS Academic Reading test and to see how ready you are to take it.

Reading Quiz – Part 2 – How ready am I?

The following statements describe important abilities and actions needed for an effective approach to IELTS Academic Reading.

Choose the correct ending from the drop-down menu to join the two halves of each statement together. 

If all ten statements are true for you, then you are in good shape for taking IELTS!

If there are any that you do not feel are true for you at the moment, then make these your priority objectives in your preparation for the exam.

10. I can quickly identify the main

Answer: I can quickly identify the main topic of each paragraph within a text in English.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

1. an analysis of environmental problems in some places

Answer: NO

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

2. claims about various types of new technology

Answer: YES

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

3. a description of two different projects

Answer: YES

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

4. details about new technology

Answer: YES

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

5. negative opinions about new technology

Answer: NO

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 1

Read the exam text by clicking the link above (a PDF will open in a new window) and answer questions 1-6 (understanding the text).

Understanding the text

Read through the whole text. Which of the following does it contain?

Choose yes/no for each statement (1-6).

6. quotes from various different scientists

Answer: YES

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 2

Now look at the practice test questions (1-4) and complete the exercises in Task 1.

Questions 1 – 4 - Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

types of tree in the area:  1 _____
area contains 2 _____very unusual species
study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _____
name of forest: 4 _____

Task 1 - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than three words.
  • An answer could have less than three words.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

1. Which paragraphs of the text are specifically about the California project?

Answer: Paragraphs 1 and 2

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 2

Now look at the practice test questions (1-4) and complete the exercises in Task 1.

Questions 1 – 4 - Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

types of tree in the area:  1 _____
area contains 2 _____very unusual species
study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _____
name of forest: 4 _____

Task 1 - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than three words.
  • An answer could have less than three words.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q2.1 What kind of word is required to fill the gap in question 1?

Answer: E

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 2

Now look at the practice test questions (1-4) and complete the exercises in Task 1.

Questions 1 – 4 - Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

types of tree in the area:  1 _____
area contains 2 _____very unusual species
study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _____
name of forest: 4 _____

Task 1 - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than three words.
  • An answer could have less than three words.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q2.2 What kind of word is required to fill the gap in question 1?

Answer: D

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 2

Now look at the practice test questions (1-4) and complete the exercises in Task 1.

Questions 1 – 4 - Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

types of tree in the area:  1 _____
area contains 2 _____very unusual species
study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _____
name of forest: 4 _____

Task 1 - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than three words.
  • An answer could have less than three words.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q2.3 What kind of word is required to fill the gap in question 1?

Answer: A

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

Please note: Your answers will only be saved when you navigate through the exercise on a single attempt using the back/forward buttons. If you leave the page and return, it is considered a new attempt and you will lose your original answers.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 2

Now look at the practice test questions (1-4) and complete the exercises in Task 1.

Questions 1 – 4 - Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

types of tree in the area:  1 _____
area contains 2 _____very unusual species
study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _____
name of forest: 4 _____

Task 1 - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than three words.
  • An answer could have less than three words.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q2.4 What kind of word is required to fill the gap in question 1?

Answer: B

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q1 Which paragraph contains the relevant information that you need for question 5?

Answer: Paragraph 4

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q2 Which paragraph contains the information that you need for question 6?

Answer: Paragraph 4 [the sentence beginning 'But experts say...']

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q3 Which word in the text means the same as ‘common’ in this context (qu. 7)?

Answer: normal [5th paragraph]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q4 Which word in the text mean the same as ‘unusual’ in this context (qu. 7)?

Answer: an event [5th paragraph]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q5 Which paragraph contains a reference to what scientists are discovering (qu. 8)?

Answer: Paragraph 5 [the sentence beginning "We're recognizing..."]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q6 Which word in the relevant part of the text means ‘planned or imagined’ (qu.9)?

Answer: envisioned [6th paragraph]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q7 Which word in the relevant part of the text means ‘large areas’ (qu.9)?

Answer: swathes [6th paragraph]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 3

Now look at questions 5-10 and do the support exercises that follow (Task 2).

Questions 5 – 10

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? Select TRUE / FALSE or NOT GIVEN

  
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


  1. Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.
  2.  
  3. The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.
  4.   
  5. Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.
  6.    
  7. Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.
  8.    
  9. Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.
  10.   
  11. Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.
  12.   

Task 2 - REMEMBER!

  • For a statement to be TRUE, the information must be directly stated in the text (using different words and phrases from those in the question).
  •  
  • For a statement to be FALSE, there must be information in the text that makes it clearly incorrect.
  •  
  • For a statement to be NOT GIVEN, there is information in the text that is related to the statement but this information does not make it possible for the reader to say whether the statement is either true or false.
  •  

Q8 Which phrase in the text describes the scientists’ opinion of studies over long periods (qu.10)?

Answer: is considered vital [6th paragraph]

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 4

Now look at questions 11-13 and complete the exercises in Task 3.

 

Questions 11 – 13

 

Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  
  1. What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?
  2. What name has been given to the project in New York State? 
  3. Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?
  4.  

Task 3  - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than two words.
  • An answer could be one word.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q1 The questions all refer to the Hudson River and New York State. In which paragraph can you find the information that you need to answer these questions?

Answer: Paragraph 8

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 4

Now look at questions 11-13 and complete the exercises in Task 3.

 

Questions 11 – 13

 

Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  
  1. What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?
  2. What name has been given to the project in New York State? 
  3. Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?
  4.  

Task 3  - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than two words.
  • An answer could be one word.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q2 In relation to Question 11, scientists want to do two things about this aspect. What is the first one?

Answer: understand

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 4

Now look at questions 11-13 and complete the exercises in Task 3.

 

Questions 11 – 13

 

Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  
  1. What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?
  2. What name has been given to the project in New York State? 
  3. Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?
  4.  

Task 3  - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than two words.
  • An answer could be one word.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q3 In relation to Question 11, scientists want to do two things about this aspect. What is the second one?

Answer: improve

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 4

Now look at questions 11-13 and complete the exercises in Task 3.

 

Questions 11 – 13

 

Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  
  1. What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?
  2. What name has been given to the project in New York State? 
  3. Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?
  4.  

Task 3  - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than two words.
  • An answer could be one word.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q4 In relation to Question 12, which phrase in the relevant part of the text means ‘called’?

Answer: known as (2 words)

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 4

Now look at questions 11-13 and complete the exercises in Task 3.

 

Questions 11 – 13

 

Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  
  1. What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?
  2. What name has been given to the project in New York State? 
  3. Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?
  4.  

Task 3  - REMEMBER!

  • No answer can be more than two words.
  • An answer could be one word.
  • An answer may be (or include) a number.
  • All answers must be exact words and phrases used in the text.

Q5 In relation to Question 13, which word in the relevant part of the text means ‘approximately’?

Answer: roughly

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 5: Test Practice (questions 1-4)

Now try and do do Part 1 of the practice test! (questions 1-13)

Questions 1 – 4

 

Complete the notes below.

 

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

Types of tree in the area:  1 _________

1 pines and hardwoods
1st paragraph, first sentence; ‘hectare’ is a unit of measurement of land; ‘of’ here means ‘containing’

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 5: Test Practice (questions 1-4)

Now try and do do Part 1 of the practice test! (questions 1-13)

Questions 1 – 4

 

Complete the notes below.

 

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

Area contains 2 _________ very unusual species

2 more than 30
1st paragraph; ‘home to’ = living there; ‘rare’ = unusual; there are more than 30, not 30

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 5: Test Practice (questions 1-4)

Now try and do do Part 1 of the practice test! (questions 1-13)

Questions 1 – 4

 

Complete the notes below.

 

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

Study involves the use of small wireless devices called 3 _________

3 motes
1st paragraph, sentence beginning ‘Devices …’; ‘known as’ = called; they got their name from ‘dust motes’, which are very small particles of dust

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 5: Test Practice (questions 1-4)

Now try and do do Part 1 of the practice test! (questions 1-13)

Questions 1 – 4

 

Complete the notes below.

 

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

The California project

Name of forest: 4 _________

4 (the) James Reserve
2nd paragraph; ‘known as’ = with the name of

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

5 Scientists accept that sensors will never be as useful as microscopes.

 

5 FALSE
4th paragraph, sentence beginning ‘She said the gains …’; Dr Estrin says that the gains from the use of small sensors ‘could rival those from the introduction of instruments like microscopes’, meaning that the advantages of using sensors may become as great as the advantages to scientific research that resulted from the invention of the microscope. She is therefore saying that sensors could be as useful as microscopes.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

6 The cost of developing networks of sensors for ecological projects has fallen considerably.

   

6 NOT GIVEN
4th paragraph, sentence beginning ‘But experts say…’; we are told that the sensors ‘cost little compared with instruments now in use’ – they are cheap in comparison with those instruments, but we are not told whether or not the sensors have become cheaper and are now less expensive than they used to be.

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

7 Scientists are trying to distinguish between common and unusual processes in the environment.

   

7 TRUE
5th paragraph, sentence beginning ‘With this technology …’; Dr Isern says that the technology can help them to understand ‘what is an event and what is normal’, meaning that it will help them to see whether something that happens in the environment is unusual and doesn’t happen often (an event) or common and happens regularly (normal).

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

8 Scientists are already discovering that various assumptions they have had about the environment are untrue.

   

8 NOT GIVEN
5th paragraph, sentence beginning ‘We’re recognizing …’; Dr Isern says that they are ‘recognising more and more how different processes in the environment operate at different frequencies’, meaning that they are learning that some processes happen more frequently than others, but she does not say that they are learning things that prove that previous beliefs are in fact not true.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

9 Plans include linking both small and larger devices across large areas.

  

9 TRUE
6th paragraph, sentence beginning ‘Networks of them …’; we are told that networks (linked groups) of motes (very small sensors), ‘and their larger cousins’ (and larger similar devices) are ‘envisioned as dotting swathes of North America’, meaning that it is planned or imagined that networks of both small and larger devices will be in different places (dotting) in swathes (large areas) of the continent of North America.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 6: Test Practice (questions 5-10)

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

 
  • TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  • FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
  • NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
  •  

10 Scientists believe that short-term studies can be as useful as long-term ones.

 

10 FALSE
6th paragraph, ‘Some sites …. altering the planet’; we are told that some of the sites will be permanent and that data will be recorded there over long periods, in contrast with shorter field studies and ocean voyages. We are told that ‘Such continuity’ (recording data over long periods) ‘is considered vital’ (scientists think it is essential, extremely important). Scientists therefore think that long-term studies are more important than short-term ones.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 7: Test Practice (questions 11-13)

Answer the questions below.

   

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

  

11 What aspect of the Hudson River is being studied?

11 water quality
last but one paragraph, beginning ‘In New York State …’; scientists want to ‘better understand and improve’ the water quality of the river.

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 7: Test Practice (questions 11-13)

Answer the questions below.

   

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

12 What name has been given to the project in New York State?

12 RiverNet
last but one paragraph, sentence beginning ‘The project …’; ‘known as’ = called, with the name

 

Lesson 1 – Reading (1 hour)

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In this lesson we are going to look at an example text from an IELTS Reading paper and learn some strategies for doing the following exam tasks:

  1. Note completion
  2. True/false statements
  3. Short answers

Exercise 7: Test Practice (questions 11-13)

Answer the questions below.

   

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

13 Approximately how many devices are being used in the New York State project?

 

13 two dozen / 24
same sentence; ‘roughly’ = approximately, a dozen = 12