IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers

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Table of Contents

  1. IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers 
  2. 3 2022 IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers 
  3. IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercise 1 
  4. IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercise 2 
  5. IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercise 3 
  6. Conclusion


In this blog, you will find IELTS general reading matching headings exercises with answers that can improve your skimming and paraphrasing skills to answer the questions efficiently. In this task, you will see a set of paragraphs and a list of headings. You are required to read the headings and then read the paragraphs to decide which heading is right for each paragraph. Use these exercises to familiarise yourself with the matching headings.

Matching headings is one of the time-consuming IELTS general reading question types. To help you achieve a high band score in the IELTS general reading section, we provided 3 IELTS general reading matching headings exercises with answers in this blog. Hope you will find this useful. 

3 2022 IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercises with Answers

Focus on understanding the main idea of the paragraph to match the heading and sometimes major detail in the paragraph also be the heading in the absence of a central idea. Paraphrase the headings to know the precise meaning of it. It can speed up your matching process. Implement these tips in the following IELTS general matching headings exercises with answers.


Also read: IELTS general reading tips

IELTS General Reading Matching Headings Exercise 1

Questions 1 - 4 

The reading passage has four paragraphs, A-D.

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. Students and Drugs
  • ii. Sociability of the Students
  • iii. Link between violence and television
  • iv. Solutions implemented to resolve the student's misuse of time
  • v. Medium of television and violence
  • vi. Schoolchildrens’ acts of aggressiveness and their usage of time
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C
  4. Paragraph D


Less Television, Less Violence And Aggression

A. Dr. Thomas Robinson from Stanford University found that if schoolchildren limit the usage of television, films, and video games, then it can reduce their acts of aggressiveness. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, discovered that both third- and fourth-grade kids who inin a curriculum where they were asked to reduce their TV, video, and video game use, were found to be less aggressive verbally and physically compared to their classmates. 

B. Watching television, video and playing video games could inculcate violent behaviour in the children. It needs to be solved by implementing several solutions. Teachers motivated the students to keep track of the time they spent on watching TV or playing video games and to report it to them. They believe it will limit them to spend their time on those activities. Teachers offered initial lessons by telling them to reduce their TV viewing time. And, final lessons about minimising their screen activities. 

C. Studies find a link between television and violence. For the past 40 years, All 3,500 research studies have shown the same relationship, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Leonard D. Eron’s study found that if the schoolchildren exposed to television violence, most likely develop aggressive traits later in their life.

D. Centerwall’s study reported that more than a content medium of television itself promotes violence. Even though television is not “violent” , it could be more violent than real life.It may lead them to believe that violence can be a viable solution to their problems. Watching television makes people reduce their interactions with others. The best solution will be turning off the television.

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 = vi 

Explanation: Dr. Thomas Robinson from Stanford University found that if schoolchildren limit the usage of television, films, and video games, then it can reduce their acts of aggressiveness. 

Paragraph B = iv 

Explanation:  Teachers motivated the students to keep track of the time they spent on watching TV or playing video games and to report it to them. They believe it will limit them to spend their time on those activities.

Paragraph C = iii 

Explanation: Studies find a link between television and violence.

Paragraph D = v 

Explanation: Centerwall’s study reported that more than a content medium of television itself promotes violence

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IELTS General 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-v, as your answer to each question. 

List of Headings

  • i. How fishes manages deep-sea pressure
  • ii. Temperature and Pressure of the deep sea
  • iii. Deep sea and Tsunami
  • iv. Human beings still need to explore the earth
  • v. Swimming and the Deep Sea
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C


The Deep Sea

A. Most of everyone is interested in outer space but there are a lot of things to explore on the earth. Robots and spacecraft are surrounding the space to know more about the space, but most of our planet is unexplored. Ironically, we actually know more about craters on the moon than about the largest and longest mountain on the earth. Human beings have crossed about a quarter of a million miles of space but not penetrated two miles deep into the earth to explore the Midocean Ridge. 

B. The temperature near the bottom in very deep water is about four degrees above freezing. Cold down below penetrate a diving capsule than it would penetrate since water absorbs heat more quickly than air.  Whatever enters the deep water, the abyss clamps down it with crushing pressure. This force is the same as air pressure on land, only thing to note is that water is much heavier than air. 

C. Normally, Fishes are filled with water in their environment so they don’t feel pressure in the deep sea. It has always been compressed by abyssal pressure as much as water could be. A diving craft, on the other hand, is a hollow chamber that abruptly dispenses the water surrounding it. That chamber must be able to endure hundreds of pounds per square inch of deep-sea pressure.

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 = iv 

Explanation:  Robots and spacecraft are surrounding the space to know more about the space, but most of our planet is unexplored

Paragraph B = ii 

Explanation: The temperature near the bottom in very deep water is about four degrees above freezing. Cold down below penetrate a diving capsule than it would penetrate since water absorbs heat more quickly than air.

Paragraph C = i 

Explanation: Normally, Fishes are filled with water in their environment so they don’t feel pressure in the deep sea.

Attempt this free IELTS general reading matching headings mock test

IELTS General 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-v, as your answer to each question. 

List of Headings

  • i. Finite resources
  • ii. Allocation of health resources is a necessary one
  • iii. Healthcare policies
  • iv. Right to healthcare
  • v. Mortality rate of people
  1. Paragraph A
  2. Paragraph B
  3. Paragraph C

The Problem of Scarce Resources

 A. Health-care resources need to be allocated so that it can be distributed in a more just and efficient way. Every health-care system in a developed society must decide(either formally or informally) how much of a community's total resources should be spent on health-care; how resources should be apportioned; which diseases and disabilities as well as treatments should be prioritised. And, which members of the community should be focused. 

B. What's new is that, starting in the 1950s, there have been some broad shifts in perspective about the finite nature of resources in general, and health-care resources in particular, as well as more specific changes happening regarding health-care resources and the cost of those resources to the community. Thus, in the 1950s and 1960s, there was a growing realisation in Western cultures that fossil fuel energy resources were finite and exhaustible, and that nature's capacity to sustain economic development and population was likewise finite.

C. In the late 1970s, in most societies the right to health-care for the public was widely accepted though the term “right” seems to be confusing. It is also acknowledged that this right entails a state commitment or duty to ensure that enough health-care resources are given from public funds. The state does not have to establish a health-care system, but it must assure that such a system is provided. 

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: Health-care resources need to be allocated so that it can be distributed in a more just and efficient way. Every health-care system in a developed society must decide (either formally or informally) how much of a community's total resources should be spent on health-care

Paragraph B = i 

Explanation:  Thus, in the 1950s and 1960s, there was a growing realisation in Western cultures that fossil fuel energy resources were finite and exhaustible, 

Paragraph C = iv

Explanation: In the late 1970s, in most societies the right to health-care for the public was widely accepted though the term “right” seems to be confusing.

Also, check IELTS general reading matching heading tips

Conclusion 

These exercises with answers can give you an actual feeling of the IELTS exam. This will prepare you well for facing the matching headings questions in your IELTS reading test and makes you attain a 7.5+ band score. 

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