IELTS general reading locating information mock test

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Table of contents

  1. IELTS general reading locating information mock test 
  2. IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 1 
  3. IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 2 
  4. IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 3
  5. Answers for the mock test 
  6. Conclusion 


The IELTS general reading locating information mock test checks your skimming and scanning abilities. The questions have a set of paragraphs labelled as A, B, C, D, and so on. You are asked to find the correct paragraph that matches the question statement. Remember that the statement may be paraphrased or have used different word forms with the same meaning. Read the question clearly, compare it with the given paragraphs. Find the correct passage using the proper keyword. Note that your answer will be the letter of the paragraph. 

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IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 1 

Answer questions 1- 6 which are based on the reading passage below.

What is the best way to become a famous crime writer?

  1. One genre, in particular, crime fiction, has traditionally been a stronghold for British authors. For others, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie are synonymous with the genre, with their fictitious creations, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, achieving superstar status. These two authors set the bar high for future crime fiction writers by creating such unforgettable characters. So, how do you write suspenseful literature that will stand the test of time, too? Here are a few pointers to get you started and increase your chances of getting your work published.
  2. Different genres of crime novels abound in the fiction world. Before you start writing, read as many fiction novels as you can with different storylines. You will learn how to construct credible fictional characters and narratives in this manner. The ending is, of course, the make-or-break moment in any crime tale. Readers will be delighted by unexpected revelations or a surprising turn of events. Even the most seasoned armchair detective enjoys being kept guessing until the very end.
  3. We've discovered that the crucial factor in all crime novels is a fantastic cliffhanger. But how do we develop suspense and keep the reader guessing about who the genuine bad guy is? So, without getting too involved, utilise as many red Ferrings and sub-plots as feasible. Sub-plots and false clues should never completely obscure the primary plot; otherwise, the reader will become lost in the sub-plots complexities and minutiae.
  4. It's critical to have your facts straight. If you're writing a historical novel, avoid using modern-day technology or innovations that didn't exist at the time you're writing. Many Hollywood movie has been ruined by anachronisms, such as the wearing of a watch in 'Gladiator,' which is set in the Roman era. The same can be said for the written word. If, on the other hand, you're working in a modern context, make sure you're up to speed on the latest hi-tech detection procedures and forensic approaches. Google and other search engines can assist you in learning the most up-to-date techniques.
  5. Don't let the plot get away from you! Keep track of not only your main characters but also lesser ones and their deeds. It is critical to maintaining a high level of consistency throughout. While humans aren't always sensible or consistent in real life, your fictional characters must be consistent in their thoughts and behaviours if they are to keep readers’ trust. Before you start writing, sketch down a broad outline of the plot. This will help you keep your novel's structure.
  6. Have you run out of ideas? Truth is stranger than fiction, so why not draw inspiration from real-life events? A quick perusal of a few local and national newspapers may turn up a narrative idea. After all, if it worked for renowned crime author Jeffrey Archer, why shouldn't it work for you? To avoid being accused of libel and having an otherwise promising career abruptly cut short, a degree of fictitious embellishment of real-life persons is required. 
  7. Now that you've finished your best-selling work, all that's left is to find a publisher! Again, an Internet search will turn up a list of publishers who are most likely to print your literary genre. If you can't find a publisher, keep looking. After all, some of the world's most famous authors were rejected on their first try!

Questions 1- 6

This reading passage has seven paragraphs, A–G.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter, A-G, as your answer to each question.
Note: You may use any letter more than once. 

1. Unexpected revelations or a startling turn of events will delight readers.

2. If you want your fictional characters to retain the reader's trust, they need to be consistent in their thoughts and actions.

3. A quick search on the internet will yield a list of publishers who are most likely to publish your literary genre.

4. There are many different types of crime novels in the world of fiction.

5. You can study the most up-to-date tactics using Google and other search engines.

6. A degree of fictitious embellishment of real-life persons is needed to avoid being accused of Slander.

Also, read the IELTS general reading tips 

IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 2 

Answer questions 1- 7 which are based on the reading passage below.

Pterosaurs

  1. Pterosaurs are one of nature's most remarkable success stories. They first arose 215 million years ago during the Triassic period and survived for 150 million years before becoming extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. Pterosaurs colonised all continents and evolved into a wide variety of shapes and sizes because they were uncontested in the air.
  2. In terms of flight capacity, most scientists would not have classified pterosaurs in the same category as birds until recently. Because pterosaurs were reptiles, scientists assumed they were cold-blooded, like modern snakes and lizards. Flying would have been difficult since they lacked the endurance to power their muscles for extended periods of time.
  3. However, in the last three decades, a number of fossil* discoveries have caused scientists to reconsider their positions. Pterosaurs were unlike any extant animal, according to a new image. Pterosaurs may have had a fur-like covering, according to a fossil unearthed in Kazakhstan. If that's the case, this information suggests a warm-blooded body capable of maintaining the level of effort required to stay in the air. Indeed, many pterosaurs were given airborne predators, built to feed while in flight, according to scientists. Indeed, since the first discovery of a pterosaur in the early 1700s, pterosaurs have been the subject of heated debate.
  4. Cosimo The first natural historian to analyse and describe the fossil, Alessandro Collini, was unable to classify it. The eminent French anatomist Georges Cuvier didn't figure out that the animal was a flying reptile with a wing on its fourth finger until 1791. He gave the specimen the name Pterodactylus, which is derived from the Greek terms for wing and finger. The term pterosaur, or winged reptile, was coined a few decades later to characterise the expanding number of comparable specimens.
  5. In 1873, a superb pterosaur specimen was discovered, confirming Cuvier's theory. Unlike previous fossils, this latest discovery near the Bavarian town of Solnhofen included exquisite wing impressions, proving that the prehistoric reptile could fly. Even though there are over a thousand pterosaur specimens known today, wing impressions like these are still uncommon. Only bones usually make it through the fossilisation process.
  6. However, how pterosaurs learned to fly is still a point of contention. Pterosaurs are thought to be descended from a small tree-dwelling lizard that spent its existence hopping between branches, according to most scientists. To land gently on the earth, this creature would have stretched its limbs and employed flaps of skin linked to its limbs and body. The fourth finger on each of its front 'arms' would have grown longer over many generations, increasing the skin surface area and allowing the animal to fly farther. 
  7. Pterosaurs, on the other hand, are thought to have evolved from two-legged reptiles that ran along the ground, maybe spreading their arms for balance. The front arms would have grown into wings as a result of the progressive expansion. The discovery of earlier types of pterosaurs will be the only way to tackle this complex problem.
  8. 'It's hard to say how pterosaurs evolved throughout time because the earliest fossils we have are of pterosaurs with a fourth finger that has already converted into a wing,' explains Italian researcher Fabio Dalla Vecchia. Indeed, the first known pterosaurs were discovered in the northern Italian highlands, where he has spent years looking for flying reptiles. These species have shorter wings than later forms, but evidence suggests they were skilled flyers capable of capturing fish in open water. A 215-million-year-old pterosaur named Eudimorphodon was discovered near Bergamo, Italy, as proof of this. Several fish scales can be observed in the specimen's abdomen under a microscope, indicating that it was the pterosaur's last meal.

Questions 1- 7

This reading passage has eight paragraphs, A–H.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter, A-H, as your answer to each question.
Note: You may use any letter more than once. 

1. As they lacked the energy to power their muscles for long periods of time, flying would have been difficult.

2. Pterosaurs are one of the most incredible success stories of nature.

3. A fossil found in Kazakhstan suggests that pterosaurs may have had a fur-like covering.

4. Over many generations, the fourth finger on each of Pterosaurs' front 'arms' would have grown longer.

5. Several fish scales were found in Pterosaurs’ abdomen, indicating that this was their last meal.

6. Pterosaurs were originally discovered in the northern Italian mountains.

7. Georges Cuvier named the creature Pterodactylus, which comes from the Greek words for "wing" and "finger."

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IELTS general reading locating information mock test - Question 3

Answer questions 1- 6 which are based on the reading passage below.

  1. The elegant Kingsley House was constructed in the 18th century, and all of the rooms are adorned and furnished in the period's style. The dining room, library, and dressing room, which has a collection of 18th-century ladies' attire, are among them. With stories from the past, our volunteer guides in each room bring the house to life.
  2. The Africa Museum has formed 50 years ago, and to mark the occasion, we've selected 50 masterpieces from the permanent collection and assembled them to convey the continent's remarkable tale. This show will run until the end of the year. The Folk Art Gallery, which features traditional paintings and other artifacts from all around Africa, opened to the public.
  3. 17 Mansfield Street may not appear interesting from the outside, but once inside, you'll find yourself in a historic structure that began as a theatre, then became a bank, and finally, a restaurant, all of which are still in existence. When the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays, a guide will take you around the building and its intriguing architectural features.
  4. The intriguing story of a local family business is told at the Industrial Heritage Centre. In this structure, Mr. John Carroll began his engineering firm exactly 150 years ago. The company went out of business in 1969, but the factory has been rebuilt with machines similar to those used by Mr. Carroll. See what working life in the nineteenth century would have been like a life far apart from the opulence of the wealthy.
  5. The Fashion Museum has only recently opened its doors. It houses an extraordinary collection of over 30,000 men's, women's, and children's clothing items from the 17th century to the current day. You'll be able to see how people dressed in the past! Dressing the Stars, which features genuine costumes worn by the stars of many popular films, is presently on display in addition to the permanent exhibits.
  6. The Mason Museum reopened its doors recently after being closed for the better part of two years for renovations. It provides a lovely backdrop for Mason's art collection as well as the stunning 18th-century furnishings for which Mason is known. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions 1- 6

This reading passage has six paragraphs, A–F.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter, A-F, as your answer to each question.
Note: You may use any letter more than once. 

1. On Sundays and Mondays, when the restaurant is closed, a guide will show you around the building and its fascinating architectural features.

2. Among these are the dining room, library, and dressing room, which houses a collection of 18th-century ladies' clothing.

3. Mason Museum serves as a magnificent backdrop for Mason's art collection and the stunning 18th-century furniture for which the Mason is famous.

4. Mr. John Carroll founded his engineering firm 150 years ago today.

5. The permanent collection's 50 masterpieces were chosen and arranged to tell the continent's amazing story.

6. All of the rooms of the elegant Kingsley House are adorned and furnished in the period's style. 

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Conclusion

While practising helps improve your knowledge, taking a mock test will help you improve and correct all of your mistakes. If you are expecting to get a good band score in the IELTS general reading, keep taking the mock test till you feel confident. 

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