IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions

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  1. IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions
  2. 5 IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions & tips to solve them ( With Answer Key)
  3. IELTS general Reading Sentence completion practice question 1
  4. IELTS general Reading Sentence completion question list for practice
  5. Conclusion

The IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions are given for you to practise for the sentence completion section. In this section you will have to read a given paragraph thoroughly and find answers to the questions. The question will have a sentence from the paragraph but with a blank. You have to fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the paragraph. 

Using the IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions you can solve one of the tricky questions in the IELTS general reading question types. This article has 3 practice questions which you can use to prepare for the IELTS reading section. Practice these questions well to get a high band score in IELTS general reading. 

5 IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions & tips to solve them ( With Answer key)

You have to learn some tips and tricks before you practise the questions to easily solve them. Quickly read through the question and look for similar sentences in the paragraph with the same meaning. Look for the missing word from the question in the paragraph. Fill the blank in the paragraph meaningfully without exceeding the word limit.

Also read: IELTS general reading tips

IELTS general reading sentence completion practice question 1

Save the turtle

As a general sea turtle body, leatherback turtles have a large flattened, round body with two pairs of very large flippers and a short tail. To swim in the open ocean leatherback’s flattened forelimbs get adapted as the other sea turtles. Both pairs of flippers don't have claws. AMong sea turtles the largest in proportion to its body is leatherback’s flippers. The front flippers of the leatherback can grow upto 2.7 metres (9 ft) in large specimens. It is the largest specimen in comparison with any of the sea turtle bodies. The only member surviving in the family is the leatherback turtle which has various characteristics that differ from other sea turtles. One of the notable features is it lacks the bony carapace over other extant sea turtles.

From Wexford to Kerry, four turtles have gone along Irish coasts last month. These turtles are like warmer water and only occur in Irish waters when they move outside. It most probably originated from Florida, America. A necropsy (post mortem for animals) is conducted to find out the age, sex and the origin for two specimens which is taken to Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (stored at the National Maritime College), University College Cork. In the same period, in Scotland two leatherback turtles and in Wales a rare Kemp’s ridley turtle were found. This makes an exceptional month for stranded turtles in Ireland and the UK.

The extensive research is carried out related to the ability of the sea turtles returning from hundred miles away to their nesting regions and to the exact location. Due to the powerful current in the water their path will be affected. Even with the limited vision and lack of landmarks in water, they are able to find their path to migrate. This phenomenon has explanations that sea turtles can detect the angle and intensity of earth’s magnetic fields.

The four turtles lost their way far north from the Gulf stream might be on the way around the Atlantic. The fate of the turtles were sealed as the water of the North East Atlantic are too cold for loggerheads unlike leatherback, they usually have anatomical and physiological adaptations to swim in seas. In cooler water, the loggerhead body gets cold stunned and will get hypothermia and die.

Questions 1 – 5

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.

1. Likewise other sea turtles _____________ get adapted while swimming in the ocean.
2. ____________ metres leatherback front flippers grow
3. The age, sex and origin is discovered in _______________
4. Turtles move _____________ away to their location.
5. The four turtles were strayed in _____________

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Answers for practice questions

  • Answers for practice questions 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 regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. Leatherback flattened forelimbs

Explanation: To swim in the open ocean leatherback’s flattened forelimbs get adapted as the other sea turtles- This statement shows that the leatherback flattened forelimbs get adapted in the ocean while swimming.

2.  2.7 

Explanation: The front flippers of the leatherback can grow upto 2.7 metres (9 ft) in large specimens - This statement is too direct to the question.

3. Necropsy

Explanation: A necropsy (post mortem for animals) is conducted to find out the age, sex and the origin for two specimens which is taken to Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (stored at the National Maritime College), University College Cork - This statement shows that necropsy will discover the age, sex and origin.

4. Hundred miles

Explanation: The extensive research is carried out related to the ability of the sea turtles returning from hundred miles away to their nesting regions and to the exact location - This statement gives the miles that turtles take to return to their nesting region.

5. North East Atlantic

Explanation: The fate of the turtles were sealed as the water of the North East Atlantic are too cold for loggerheads - The statement mentions the place where the four turtles get strayed.

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IELTS General reading sentence completion question list for practice

Architecture - Reaching for the Sky

Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. A structure represents the scientific and technological advances of an era, as well as the designer's and client's thoughts and objectives. Individual buildings, on the other hand, are frequently controversial.

The use of a certain architectural style does not begin or end on a specific date. It's also not possible to pinpoint exactly what defines a certain movement. However, the beginnings of modern architecture may be tracked back to the social and technological revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Instead of using wood, stone, and traditional building techniques, architects began to experiment with new technologies and materials like steel, glass, and reinforced concrete, which is made out of steel reinforced steel bars. As people moved to the cities to work in the new factories, technological advancements also contributed to the crash of rural industries and an increase in urban populations. Some parts of cities turned into slums as a consequence of such rapid and uncontrolled growth.

Architects all around Europe were reacting to the conditions created by industrialisation by the 1920s. A new architectural style appeared to express more optimistic future visions. It was known as Modernism, and it was made possible by new materials and construction processes.  

Questions 1 – 5

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.

1 Architecture is the art and science of ________ buildings and structures

2 The beginnings of modern architecture may be tracked back to the _______ and technological revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

3 Instead of using wood, stone, and ________ building techniques, architects began to experiment with new technologies and materials.

4 Some parts of cities turned into slums as a consequence of such rapid and ________. 

5 A new architectural style appeared to express more optimistic future visions known as ________. 

Answers

(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. designing

Explanation: Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and structures.

2. social

Explanation: The beginnings of modern architecture may be tracked back to the social and technological revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

3. traditional

Explanation: Instead of using wood, stone, and traditional building techniques, architects began to experiment with new technologies and materials like steel, glass, and reinforced concrete, which is made out of steel reinforced steel bars.

4. uncontrolled growth

Explanation: Some parts of cities turned into slums as a consequence of such rapid and uncontrolled growth.

5. Modernism

Explanation: A new architectural style appeared to express more optimistic future visions. It was known as Modernism, and it was made possible by new materials and construction processes.  

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Conclusion

The exercises in IELTS general reading sentence completion practice questions will help you in understanding the type of question and the method to solve it. Solve all the questions given in this article to practice well before the IELTS exam. 

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