IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test

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Table of Contents

  1. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test 
  2. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 1 
  3. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 2 
  4. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 3 
  5. IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 4 
  6. Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test 
  7. Conclusion 

Answering these IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings mock test, will be guiding you in  preparing for this question type. You will be given a list of headings numbered as i, ii, iii, iv, etc. You must match the given paragraphs from the reading passage with suitable headings from the list. You will have more headings than the paragraphs so some headings will not be used. So, be cautious while you choose the heading.

IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 1 

Questions 1-6 

The reading passage has six paragraphs, A-F.
Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.
Write the correct number, i-ix, as your answer to each question.
List of Headings

  • i Symbolising contrasting traits
  • ii Rejected therapies gaining acceptance
  • iii The Middle Ages
  • iv An exclusive colour
  • v The colour of war
  • vi Colours from nature
  • vii Dyeing fabrics
  • viii Using colours to bring positivity
  • ix Discovering the components of sunlight

  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C
  4. Paragraph D
  5. Paragraph E
  6. Paragraph F

Colour Through the Ages

  1. A. The ancient Egyptians have been recorded to have been using colour for cures and ailments. They worshipped the sun, knowing that without light there can be no life. They looked at nature and copied it in many aspects of their lives. The floors of their temples were often green - as the grass which then grew alongside their river, the Nile. Blue was a very important colour for the Egyptians too - the colour of the sky. They built temples for healing and used gems (crystals) through which the sunlight shone. They would have different rooms for different colours. We could perhaps relate our present methods of colour/light therapy to this ancient practice.

  2. During the Middle Ages, Paracelsus reintroduced the knowledge and philosophy of colour using the power of the colour rays along with music and herbs for healing. Unfortunately, the poor man was hounded throughout Europe and ridiculed for his work. Most of his manuscripts were burnt; but today he is acknowledged by many as one of the greatest doctors and healers of his time - a man, it would seem, very much ahead of his time. Not only do we now use colour therapy once again, but his other ideas, using herbs and music in healing, are also reflected in many of the complementary therapies which are now used regularly.

  3. A pioneer in the field of colour, Isaac Newton, published his first controversial paper on colour in 1672, and his work ‘Optics’ forty years later. Newton passed a beam of sunlight through a prism. When the light came out of the prism it was not white but was of seven different colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. He referred to the spreading of light into rays as dispersion and the different coloured rays as the spectrum.

  4. Before World War II it was noted that a lot of red was being worn. Red in its most positive is the colour for courage, strength and pioneering spirit, all of which were much needed by the men and women who were fighting that war. However, in the most negative aspect, it is the colour of anger, violence and brutality. As the war was coming to an end, pale blue became a popular colour - an omen of the peace to come perhaps, also giving everyone the healing they must have so badly needed.

  5. We are lucky that we are now all able to choose any colour we like and can buy products of any colour freely. This was not always the case. In times gone by, the pigments used to dye fabrics violet/purple were very expensive and, therefore, only available to the wealthy. For example, the Romans in high office would wear purple robes since this, to them, indicated power, nobility and thus authority.

  6. We are now using colour in positive ways again. Businesses are accepting that their employees may work better given a certain environment, and hospitals and prisons are also becoming aware of the effect that the colour around them can have on patients and prisoners respectively. Paint companies have introduced new colour cards with the therapeutic aspects of colour in mind. Cosmetic companies too have 'colour therapy' ranges included in their products. Colour has a great deal to offer us and can be found all around us in nature. We need to expand our awareness of colour so that we can truly benefit from nature's gifts so that 'colour' becomes a way of life, not just therapy.


Also read: IELTS academic reading tips

IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 2 

Questions 1-3 

The reading passage has six paragraphs, A-C.
Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.
Write the correct number, i-ix, as your answer to each question.
List of Headings

  • i Crossing the channel tunnel
  • ii Pullman Trains
  • iii Folkestone Harbour
  • iv Aboard the titanic
  • v Jaded Travellers
  • vi Travelling in style
  • vii Heaven and Hell
  • viii Dharma and Chitragupta
  • ix Beautiful Mansions and Statues
  1.  Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Pullman Train

  1. The Pullman train terminates at Folkestone West (a small station just west of Folkestone Central), where passengers transfer to a waiting fleet of executive road coaches. Until 2007 the Venice Simplon Orient Express went down to Folkestone Harbour to meet the buses, reaching the Harbour station via a slow descent of the steep 1 in 30 gradients on the weed-strewn branch line to the seafront, a historic line once used by regular boat trains. The coaches cross the Channel somewhat unauthentically on board a vehicle-carrying shuttle train through the Channel Tunnel. At Calais, the coaches drive off the shuttle train at the Eurotunnel terminal and head for Calais Ville station. Calais Maritime station, where the ferries originally arrived to connect with the trains to Paris and beyond, was closed and tarmacked over in 1994 following the start of Eurostar services via the Channel Tunnel.
  2. For four days the ship’s elite passengers revelled in the brand new amenities of the Titanic, replete with every modern luxury known at the time. During the early part of the 20th century, it was considered quite sophisticated for wealthy families to spend portions of their time in Europe, which necessitated crossing the Atlantic at least once per year. Even to these jaded travellers, however, the Titanic ship was like no other. Nothing had been spared to ensure the comfort of the first class guests. However, the ship was equipped with only 20 lifeboats, so that precious deck space for the first class passengers would not be taken up by bulky lifeboats.
  3. The eastern half of the south gallery, the ceiling of which was restored in the 1930s, depicts the punishments and rewards of the 37 heavens and 32 hells. On the left, the upper and middle tiers show fine gentlemen and ladies proceeding towards 18-armed Yama (the judge of the dead) seated on a bull; below him are his assistants, Dharma and Chitragupta. On the lower tier is the road to hell, along which the wicked are dragged by devils. To Yama’s right, the tableau is divided into two parts by a horizontal line; above – the elect dwells in beautiful mansions, served by women, children and attendants; below – the condemned suffer horrible tortures.


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IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 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 Benefits of Music
  • ii European classical music
  • iii Indian classical music
  • iv Legends in Rock music
  • v Origin of classical music
  • vi Rock Musical Instruments
  • vii Legends in Hindustani Classical Music
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Music

  1. Music is considered as a universal language for a reason. It goes beyond religion, language, and any sort of identification. Music is derived from the Greek word, “mousike” which means “art of the muses”. In Greek, Muses is the goddess of art, literature and poetry. It has numerous benefits. It reduces stress and elevates the mood. It provides a space for relaxation. Overall, it drains the toxic things from our mind and enhances us in a good manner. 

  2. Indian classical music is one of the variety of styles of music we can see in this world. Generally, it is divided into two kinds: Hindustani Classical music which emerged from North India and Carnatic Classical music which comes from South India. Generally, it has three elements - melody, rhythm and harmony. There are a variety of musical instruments used for creating music. Hindustani Classical Music has tabla, sarod, sitar, sarangi and Carnatic Classical Music has violin, kanjira, mridangam. 

  3. Rock music originated from the United States with the name of “Rock and Roll”. It achieved the privilege of popular music by the end of the 20th century. There are great rock musicians who rules the world with their music such as Bob dylan, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Beatles Group etc.,

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We hope that this IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings mock test will help you to attain a high score in the IELTS Reading test. This will ensure that you’ll get a good grasp on the IELTS Academic Reading section. To extend your knowledge further, check out other IELTS academic reading question types .


IELTS Academic Reading Matching Headings Mock Test - Question 4

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 Theory of Environmental Pollution
  • ii Types of Environmental Pollution
  • iii Causes of Environmental Pollution
  • iv History of Environmental Pollution
  • v Air Pollution
  • vi Water pollution
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

Environmental Pollution

  1. Environmental pollution affects the earth's atmosphere badly. Environmental pollution is caused by several things. It can be occured by burning fossil fuels and also the fumes from the vehicles. Garbage acts as one of the causes of Environmental pollution. Radiation can affect the atmosphere adversely.

  2. Environmental pollution is commonly classified into five kinds: Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Noise pollution and radioactive pollution. Mostly, these are man made pollution. It is important to restrain ourselves from polluting the earth. We have a responsibility to hand over the healthy environment to the next generation.

  3. Water is vital for human beings. It must not be polluted. But, the reality is different. Water bodies are badly affected by the toxic substances and waste products. Reviving the water bodies from these pollutants is much needed as this is an important resource for human beings to live. 

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