IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers

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In this IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers,  you will be provided with practice questions, where you need to match the given paragraphs to the correct heading from the list of headings given. Headings that you will choose must convey the central idea of the paragraph. You need to be careful while you choose the heading because there will be extra headings in the list. Make sure that you read the instructions carefully to avoid the errors in answering questions.

IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings is considered as one of the notable IELTS academic reading question types. We provide you at least 3 IELTS academic reading matching headings exercises with answers in this article to improve your ability to tackle this question type. It will help you to secure a good score in IELTS Academic reading.

3 2022 IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercises with answers 

It is essential to know the tips before practicing the questions. Read the instructions carefully and don’t choose the heading only because you found one or more words from the passage. Look for the gist and main idea of the passage to choose the heading.

Also read: IELTS academic reading tips

IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercise 1 

Questions 1 - 3

The reading passage has three paragraphs, A-C.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number, i-vi, as your answer to each question.

List of Headings

  • i Palm trees dangers
  • ii Characteristics of Palms
  • iii Palm tree origins
  • iv Extinction of Palm trees
  • v Uses of Palm tree
  • vi Symbolisms of Palm tree
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Palm Trees

  1. Palm trees belong to the family of Arecaceae. Mostly, it grows in hot regions. Trees of this kind are long and the stems are unbranched for the most part. About flowers, it is white and small. Also its shape is similar to the star. Palm tree’s fruits contain one seed and are covered with flesh.

  2. Palms are useful for many things. There are Palm oil, Sago and its wine is popular among several countries. Palm oil is used for cosmetic purposes and as a food ingredient. Coir is taken from the outer shell of the coconut. It is utilised for doormats, mattresses, ropes, etc., Currently, palm trees are popular in park and beaches.

  3. In Roman times, Palm trees indicated victory. In Christiniaty, the palm is represented as victory over the soul. In Judaism, it is the sign of plenty and peace. For Ancient Egyptians, it represented a long life. For Assyrians, the palm tree is represented as a god ishtar. In the Contemporary world, palm is a sign of tropical island paradise.

Answer for Exercise 1 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

Paragraph A = ii 

Explanation: Trees of this kind are long and the stems are unbranched for the most part. About flowers, it is white and small. Also its shape is similar to the star. Palm tree’s fruits contain one seed and are covered with flesh.

Paragraph B = v 

Explanation: Palm oil is used for cosmetic purposes and as a food ingredient. Coir is taken from the outer shell of the coconut. 

Paragraph C = vi 

Explanation: In Roman times, Palm trees indicated victory. In Christiniaty, the palm is represented as victory over the soul. In Judaism, it is the sign of plenty and peace. For Ancient Egyptians, it represented a long life.

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IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercise 2 

Questions 1 - 3

The reading passage has three paragraphs, A-C.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number, i-vi, as your answer to each question.

List of Headings

  • i Quit India Movement
  • ii Gandhi on Women
  • iii The Story of my experiments with Truth
  • iv Gandhi on Non Violence
  • v Civil disobedience movement
  • vi Criticism on Gandhi
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Gandhi

  1. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. He is famously called “Father of India”. He did lots of protests to resist the domination. He played a main role for the independence of India. One of the famous protests is the Quit India Movement. In this protest, demand is to terminate the ruling of the British. In his speech, he made a call to Do or Die. Britishers refused this demand and imprisoned numerous leaders.

  2.  Gandhi is a proponent of nonviolence. His way of protesting is not based on violence. He claimed that truth and non violence are two sides of the same coin. He believed that peace can be attained through truth and non violence. He rejected violence not because it is crude, but an ineffective weapon. 

  3. Gandhi had a numerous experience that shaped him in the form of Mahatma. He admires morality and ethics. He turned his life experiences into a book. He wrote an autobiography - The Story of my experiments with truth. In this book, he details his encounter with life events and lessons he has learned.

Answer for Exercise 2 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

Paragraph A = i 

Explanation: One of the famous protests is the Quit India Movement. In this protest, demand is to terminate the ruling of the British.

Paragraph B = iv 

Explanation: Gandhi is a proponent of nonviolence. His way of protesting is not based on violence. He claimed that truth and non violence are two sides of the same coin. He believed that peace can be attained through truth and non violence.

Paragraph C = iii 

Explanation:  He wrote an autobiography - The Story of my experiments with truth. In this book, he details his encounter with life events and lessons he has learned.

Attempt this free IELTS academic reading matching headings mock test 

IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercise 3 

Questions 1 - 3

The reading passage has three paragraphs, A-C.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number, i-vi, as your answer to each question.

List of Headings

  • i Owl’s life cycle
  • ii Owl’s Characteristics
  • iii Owl’s Hunting Method
  • iv Symbolisms of Owl
  • v Attacks of Owl
  • vi How Owls are dangerous
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Owl

  1. Owls are nocturnal birds. It belongs to the order of Strigiformes - it includes over 200 species. There is a division of family in owls. True family and Barn-owl family. It embodies several traits such as broad face, upright stance, binocular vision, binaural hearing. Most of the time, it hunts small mammals and insects. 

  2. In Mongolia, it is represented as a benign omen. In modern Japan, it is a sign of luck and prosperity. Modern West considered owls as an epitome of wisdom and vigilance. In Hinduism, an owl is the vehicle of the goddess lakshmi. Therefore, it is considered as a symbol of wealth, fortune and prosperity.

  3. Owls are harmful for humans and pets. Owls are endowed with sharp talons and other sharp features which can create injuries to humans as well as pets. Owls aggressively defend its territory and their chicks. It’s difficult to know its presence because it never produces noises. It can fly at a great speed, that will be an added advantage for that and dangerous to human beings. 

Answer for Exercise 3 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

Paragraph A = ii 

Explanation: It embodies several traits such as broad face, upright stance, binocular vision, binaural hearing. Most of the time, it hunts small mammals and insects. 

Paragraph B = iv 

Explanation: In modern Japan, it is a sign of luck and prosperity. Modern West considered owls as an epitome of wisdom and vigilance

Paragraph C = vi 

Explanation: Owls are endowed with sharp talons and other sharp features which can create injuries to humans as well as pets. Owls aggressively defend its territory and their chicks. 

Also check IELTS academic reading matching heading tips

Conclusion 

These 3 IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Exercises with answers helped students to improve their answering capability and developed their comprehension skill as a byproduct. Browse through the articles in this website to know more about the IELTS Exam. 

 

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