IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test

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Table of contents

  1. IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test
  2. IELTS general Reading Sentence Completion mock test - Question 1
  3. IELTS general Reading Sentence Completion mock test - Question 2
  4. IELTS general Reading Sentence Completion mock test - Question 3
  5. Answers for the mock test
  6. Conclusion

In the IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test they will check your reading and thinking skills. You will be given a passage and asked to fill in the blanks in the question after reading the passage. You should understand the meaning of the question and find suitable words from the passage and fill in the blanks to create a meaningful sentence. Read this article and practice the questions given to understand the question type.

IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test Question 1

Answer questions 1-5 which are based on the reading passage below.

HOW DOES THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK TICK?

Our lifespan is restricted and everyone accepts this as ‘biologically’ obvious. ‘Nothing lives forever!’ But, in this statement we think of artificially made, technical objects, products which are exposed to natural wear and tear during use. This leads to the result that at some time or other the object stops working and becomes unusable (‘death’ in the biological sense). But are the wear and tear and loss of function of technical objects and the death of living organisms really similar or comparable?

Our ‘dead’ products are ‘static’, closed systems. It is always the basic things which constitute the product and which, in the natural course of things, is worn down and becomes ‘older’. Being old in this case must occur according to the laws of physical chemistry and of thermodynamics. Even though the same law holds for living organisms, the result of this law is not inevitable in the same way. At least as long as a biological system has the ability to revive itself it could actually become old without ageing; an organism is an open, dynamic system through which new material flows continuously. Destruction of old material and formation of new material are thus in permanent dynamic equilibrium. The material of which the organism is formed changes continuously. Thus our bodies continuously exchange old substances for new, just like a spring which more or less maintains its form and movement, but in which the water molecules are always different.

Questions 1 - 5

Complete the sentences below.

Write Three or fewer words  from the passage for each answer.

1 Our ‘dead’ products are ______, closed systems.
2 Being old in this case must occur according to the laws of ________ and of thermodynamics.
3 An organism is an open, ________ through which new material flows continuously.
4 Destruction of old material and formation of new material are thus in ________.
5 Our bodies continuously exchange old substances for new, just like a ________ which more or less maintains its form and movement.

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IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test Question 2

Answer questions 1-5 which are based on the reading passage below.

High Speed, High Rise

Zhang Yue is founder and chairman of Broad Sustainable Building who, on Jan 1, 2012, released a time-lapse video of its 30-story achievement. It shows construction workers going around like bees while a clock in the corner of the screen marks the time. In just 360 hours, a 100 m tall tower called the T30 rises from an empty site to oversee Hunan’s Xiang River. After the video, the camera rotates around the building as the Broad logo appears on the screen: a lowercase that wraps around itself in an imitation of the @ symbol. The company is in the process of giving its technology to partners in India, Brazil, and Russia. What it is selling is the world’s first standardised skyscraper and with it, Zhang aims to make Broad the McDonald’s of the sustainable building industry. When asked why he decided to start a construction company, Zhang says, ‘It’s not a construction company. It’s a structural revolution.

So far, Broad has built 16 structures in China, and another in Cancun. They are fabricated at 2 factories in Hunan, almost one hour’s drive from Broad Town, its headquarters. The floors and ceilings of the buildings are constructed in parts, each measuring 15.6 x 3.9 metres with a height of 45 cm. Pipes and ducts for electricity, water and waste pass through each floor module while it is still in the factory. The client’s flooring choices are also installed prior on top. Standardised truckloads carry two modules each to the site with the required columns, bolts and tools to connect them stacked on top of each other. Once they reach the location, each section is carried by crane to the top of the skyscraper, which is assembled like toy Lego bricks. Workers use the materials on the module to quickly fix the pipes and wires. At last, heavily insulated exterior walls and windows are inserted in by crane. The result is far from pretty but the method is surprisingly safe – and phenomenally fast. 

Questions 1 - 5

Complete the sentences below.

Write Three or fewer words  from the passage for each answer.

1 ________ founded the Broad Sustainable Building

2  In just 360 hours, a 100 m tall tower called the T30 rises from an empty site to oversee ________. 

3 Zhang aims to make Broad the ________ of the sustainable building industry.

4   Broad has built 16 structures in China, and another in ________

5 Once they reach the location, each section is carried by crane to the top of the skyscraper, which is assembled like the toy ________.

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IELTS general reading sentence completion mock test Question 3

Elephant communication

A postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, O'Connell Rodwell, arrived in Namibia's premier wildlife reserve to investigate the intriguing world of elephant communication. She and her colleagues are a part of the scientific revolution that began 20 years ago with the astonishing discovery that elephants communicate over long distances using low-frequency sounds, often called infrasounds, that are too low for most humans to hear.

The African elephant's ability to catch seismic sound may begin in the ears, as one might assume. The elephant's inner ear hammer bone is very massive for a mammal, still it is a characteristic of animals that use vibrational signals. As a result, it is possible that elephants can communicate with seismic sounds. The elephant and its related, the manatee, are also the only animals with a reptilian-like cochlear structure in their inner ear. The cochlea of reptiles permits a high level of sensitivity to vibrations, and elephants' cochleas may accomplish the same.

Other features of elephant anatomy, on the other hand, assist that ability. Then, massive bodies, which can create low-frequency noises almost as loud as a jet takeoff, provide ideal frameworks for detecting ground vibrations and transferring them to the inner ear. Second, the elephant's toe bones are situated on a fatty cushion that may assist focus ground vibrations into the bone. Finally, the elephant's massive brain is found behind the eyes, parallel to the auditory canal, in the cranial cavity. Sinus canals act as resonating chambers for ground vibrations.

Questions 1 - 5

Complete the sentences below.

Write Three or fewer words  from the passage for each answer.

1 A postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, O'Connell Rodwell, arrived in Namibia's premier _______ to investigate the intriguing world of elephant communication. 

2 The African elephant's ability to catch seismic sound may begin in the ________, as one might assume.

3 It is possible that elephants can communicate with _______. 

4 The ________ of reptiles permits a high level of sensitivity to vibrations, and elephants' cochleas may accomplish the same.

5 ________ act as resonating chambers for ground vibrations.

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The IELTS general reading question types can be solved easily if you practice the questions given in this free online mock test article. The mock tests given in the IELTS general reading sentence completion article can be used to improve your skills in answering the questions and to develop speed and confidence for attempting the IELTS general reading section. 

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Conclusion

Practise with these mock tests and be able to score well in the IELTS general reading section. The mock tests will make you confident and will give you an idea of the question types and how to answer them.

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