IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test

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Table of content

  1. IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test 
  2. IELTS Academic Reading Mock Test 
  3. General Information about IELTS Academic Reading Test 
  4. Instructions to the Candidates 
  5. IELTS academic reading Practice test 1
  6. IELTS academic reading Practice test 2
  7. IELTS academic reading Practice test 3
  8. IELTS Academic Reading Mock test based on Question type 
  9. IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test based on Question type 
  10. Conclusion

 

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardized test to assess the language proficiency of non-native speakers. If you have a plan to study, work or migrate to English-speaking countries, then you should take an IELTS test. It is necessary to improve your reading skills as reading will be one of the skills to be tested. You can increase your competency in the reading section by attempting our IELTS academic reading practice test

Taking an IELTS academic reading practice test can help you to understand how actually the reading test works in the IELTS exam. It is designed to sharpen your reading skills such as skimming and scanning. It is important to identify your weakness in order to perfect your learning. These IELTS academic reading tests will make you aware of your skill level so that you can speed up your learning process. You also get other advantages like time management skills, familiarising yourself with question types, understanding of test patterns, etc.

 
 

IELTS Academic Reading Mock Test 

In this IELTS academic reading mock test article you will be having 3 practice questions to check your reading skills. In each question, three reading sections with 40 questions will be given. You will be given 60 minutes to complete the reading test. 14 different question types are used to assess your reading skill including matching headings, summary completion, etc. The two basic and major skills required for answering the reading questions are skimming and scanning. Skimming is the ability to get the gist of the passage while scanning is the ability to locate individual words or short phrases in the passage. 

Check out the other IELTS academic reading tips 

General Information about IELTS Academic Reading Test 

Test Duration Total Marks Marks per Question No. of. Question types

No. of sections

Skills Tested
60 minutes 40  1

14

3

(Each section has 10 to 17 questions)

  • Skimming
  • Scanning
  • Read for detail
  • Ability to understand the logical argument
  • Ability to recognise the writer’s opinion, attitudes and opinion.

 

Attempt the following IELTS academic reading practice tests and evaluate your answers. This will enable you to attain an 8+ band score on the IELTS academic reading test. 

Instructions to the Candidates 

The following are the usual instructions mentioned in the actual test. 

  • Open the question paper only when you are told to do so
  • Make sure to write candidate number and your name in the spaces at top of the page
  • Read the instructions properly before starting to answer questions
  • Answer all the 40 questions
  • You must write your answers on the answer sheet; use a pencil
  • Complete the answer within a time limit

IELTS academic reading Practice test 1 


IELTS academic reading Practice test 2 

IELTS academic reading Practice test 3

IELTS Academic Reading Mock test based on Question type 

There are 14 different question types in the IELTS academic reading section such as multiple choice questions, flowchart completion, etc. Each question type has its own difficulty and problems. Commonly, You need to have skimming, scanning, and paraphrasing skills to perform well in reading tests. 

For a detailed explanation of the question type, you can visit our IELTS academic reading question type page

Below, we gave mock tests for each question type for you to practice. Use it well.

  1. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test
  2. IELTS Academic Reading Locating Information Mock Test
  3. IELTS Academic Reading True False Not Given Mock Test
  4. IELTS Academic Reading Multiple Choice Questions Mock Test
  5. IELTS Academic Reading Summary Completion Mock Test
  6. IELTS Academic Reading Diagram Labelling Mock Test
  7. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Sentence Endings Mock Test
  8. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Features Mock Test
  9. IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion Mock Test
  10. IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test
  11. IELTS Academic Reading Notes Completion Mock Test
  12. IELTS Academic Reading Flow chart Completion Mock Test
  13. IELTS Academic Reading Yes No Not Given Mock Test
  14. IELTS Academic Reading Table Completion Mock Test

IELTS Academic Reading Practice Test based on Question type 

To excel in the IELTS academic reading test, you must have the ability to grasp the main ideas, read for detail and understand the logical argument. One of the biggest problems in writing the IELTS exam is managing time. You can develop your reading skills and the ability to manage time well by taking the practice tests that we’ve given below. 

  1. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Practice Test
  2. IELTS Academic Reading Locating Information Practice Test
  3. IELTS Academic Reading True False Not Given Practice Test
  4. IELTS Academic Reading Multiple Choice Questions Practice Test
  5. IELTS Academic Reading Summary Completion Practice Test
  6. IELTS Academic Reading Diagram Labelling Practice Test
  7. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Sentence Endings Practice Test
  8. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Features Practice Test
  9. IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion Practice Test
  10. IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Practice Test
  11. IELTS Academic Reading Notes Completion Practice Test
  12. IELTS Academic Reading Flow chart Completion Practice Test
  13. IELTS Academic Reading Yes No Not Given Practice Test
  14. IELTS Academic Reading Table Completion Practice Test

For more exercises, click IELTS academic reading exercise with answer 

Conclusion 

These free IELTS academic reading practice questions are tested and tried by hundreds of students and their answering skills are improved. These practice tests prepare you to complete the task within a time limit. We hope that you will use these practice questions to the maximum. 

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