Sample answers for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test

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Table of Contents

  1. Sample answers for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test 
  2. Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 1 
  3. Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test -  Question 2
  4. Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 3
  5. Answer for  IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 4 
  6. Conclusion 

This article gives you the sample answers for the IELTS academic reading short answer questions mock test. With these sample answers you can evaluate the answers for the mock test and analyze the result to identify the skills that need improvement.

Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 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.

  1. the piping process

    Explanation: Paragraph 1 - Another feature is piping, where water permeates through the top of a slope and emerges farther down through a hole, the water creating an underground pipe in the process. In certain places, there are so many holes that they have created a Swiss cheese effect.

  2. fossilised coral dunes

    Explanation: Paragraph 2 - Eight million years ago, in the Miocene period, the sea covered the Tabernas desert area, reaching inland as far as the foothills of the Sierra de Los Filabres, where today a strip of fossilised coral dunes delineates the former coastline. 

  3. Salt-resistant

    Explanation: Paragraph 4 - With high levels of salinity in the soil, plants also need to be salt-resistant, like the saltwort, Salsola genistoides, commonly seen here.

  4. dry riverbeds

    Explanation: Paragraph 4 - The desert is riddled with numerous dry riverbeds or ramblas,...

  5. a unique microclimate

    Explanation: Paragraph 4 - The desert is riddled with numerous dry riverbeds or ramblas, which provide a unique microclimate that is more humid than any other place in this otherwise parched landscape. 

  6. a hunting ground

    Explanation: Paragraph 5 - Birds of prey, including Bonelli's eagles and peregrines, come from the nearby Sierra de Alhamilla Natural Area to use the desert as a hunting ground.

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Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test -  Question 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.)

  1. pollination
    Explanation: Paragraph 1 - Not every plant that traps and kills small animals is considered carnivorous. Some capture insects in their flowers to allow pollination.
  2. Antarctic
    Explanation: Paragraph 2 - Due to the large number of seeds it produces, this carnivorous plant can be found in almost every part of the world except in the Antarctic.
  3. 50 years (or) fifty years
    Explanation: Paragraph 2 - These plants can live up to 50 years
  4. Thigmotropism
    Explanation: Paragraph 3 - The struggle to escape triggers the leaves to roll lengthwise towards the centre by thigmotropism, thus covering the insect completely.
  5. one day
    Explanation: Paragraph 4 - The flowers open one at a time and last just one day.

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Answer for IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 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.)

  1. a risky venture
    Explanation: Paragraph 1- Musk stated that the take-off was a risky venture.
  2. the asteroid belt
    Explanation: Paragraph 2 - ... as originally claimed by Musk, the Tesla will not make it to the asteroid belt.
  3. three (or) 3 rockets
    Explanation: Paragraph 3 - Three of Musk’s company’s Falcon 9 rockets were joined together on the Falcon Heavy, ... 
  4. orbital manoeuvre
    Explanation: Paragraph 4 - Before the rocket completed its final engine burn and succeeded in putting the car into its ultimate orbit, it showcased a unique orbital manoeuvre.
  5. cheap publicity stunt
    Explanation: Paragraph 5 - Sceptics call the move nothing but a cheap publicity stunt for his Roadster.

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Answer for  IELTS Academic Reading Short Answer Questions Mock Test - Question 4

(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 regular font explains the answer in detail.)

  1. 25 percent (or) 25%
    Explanation: Yet at least 25 percent of food is wasted each year.
  2. 2,150 trillion kilojoules
    Explanation: Yet at least 25 percent of food is wasted each year. Michael Webber and Amanda Cuellar … calculate that this is the equivalent of about 2,150 trillion kilojoules lost each year.
  3. ethanol biofuel
    Explanation: It is also more than projections for how much energy the US could produce by making ethanol biofuel from grains.

As it is a projection, it is a future possibility.

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Conclusion

These IELTS academic reading short answer questions, mock tests and sample answers were reviewed by topmost IELTS experts and stated that it has the potential to upgrade the solving capability of IELTS Students. Hope it will help you to perform well in the IELTS test. 

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