IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Questions

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Table of Contents

  1. IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Questions
  2. IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Questions & Tips to solve them ( With Answer key)
  3. IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Question
  4. Answers for Practice Question
  5. IELTS General Reading Table Completion Question List for Practice
  6. Conclusion 

In this blog, you will find IELTS general reading table completion practice questions created by IELTS trainers. In this task, the incomplete table of information derived from the reading passages. You are required to complete the table by picking up the most suitable word or words from the passages. You must not write more words than the word limit mentioned in the instructions. Make sure you have not written your own words as an answer.

Table completion is one of the toughest IELTS general reading question types as this asks you to pick the appropriate words from the passage. In this article, you will find 2 IELTS general reading table completion practice questions to help you to acquire a 8+ band IELTS reading score. 

IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Questions & Tips to solve them ( With Answer key)

Before attempting our practice questions, know the following tips to answer them. Read the headings and information in each cell of the table to grasp what it actually talks about. With this understanding, you can locate the relevant portion of the passage. And, also decide what type of word can complete the sentence. It primes your mind while reading the passage and answering the questions. 

Also read: IELTS general reading tips

IELTS General Reading Table Completion Practice Question

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

Memory and Age

In our body, all our organs go through a process of maturation called aging. Arnold B. Scheibel, M.D., reports, ““In a sense, aging is keyed to the level of the vigor of the body and the continuous interaction between levels of body activity and levels of mental activity,”. Scheibel is a professor of anatomy, psychiatry, cell biology and behavioural sciences at the University of California. Experimental evidence suggests that an aging mind is analogous to the aging body. Psychologists conclude that performance of memory and other mental functions deteriorate over a period of time because of the organic changes in the brain, also, the mental decline after young adulthood is evident. 

Stanley Rapoport, Ph.D., at the National Institutes of Health, measured the blood flow in the brains of old and young people when they went through the task of matching photos of faces using imaging techniques. As blood flow represents neuronal activity, Rapoport compares the network of neurons being used by different subjects. Rapoport finds that reaction times of both older and younger subjects were the same but they used their neural networks differently. It is found that older subjects used different internal strategies to accomplish the same at the same time. The older subjects might have put more effort to complete the task. 

Psychologist Timothy Salthouse, Ph.D., at the Georgia Institute of Technology compared a group of young fast typists with the group in their 60s. As the reaction times are faster for young people, it is expected that young people perform better than older people. But, the result is different, both are typed 60 words a minute. It is found that older people used little cunning strategies to accomplish the task. They have made a few finger movements, saving some seconds here and there. They also have the ability to read faster. 

Questions 1 – 5

Complete the table below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

Psychologist/Psychiatrist Statements/Findings
Arnold B. Scheibel

aging is keyed to the level of the vigor of the body and the continuous interaction between levels of body activity and levels of 1______.

 

Stanley Rapoport
  • measured the 2_____ in the brains of old and young people when they were doing the task of matching photos of faces
  • Found that older subjects used different 3______ to finish the same task at the same time. 
Timothy Salthouse
  • compared a group of young fast 4_____ with the group in their 60s
  • Both ages are typed 5____ per minute.

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Answers for Practice Question

(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. Mental activity

Explanation: Arnold B. Scheibel, M.D., reports, ““In a sense, aging is keyed to the level of the vigor of the body and the continuous interaction between levels of body activity and levels of mental activity,”. 

2.Blood flow 

Explanation: Stanley Rapoport, Ph.D., at the National Institutes of Health, measured the blood flow in the brains of old and young people when they went through the task of matching photos of faces using imaging techniques.

3. Internal strategies

Explanation:  It is found that older subjects used different internal strategies to accomplish the same at the same time. 

4. Typists 

Explanation: Psychologist Timothy Salthouse, Ph.D., at the Georgia Institute of Technology compared a group of young fast typists with the group in their 60s.

5. 60 words

Explanation: But, the result is different, both are typed 60 words a minute.

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IELTS General Reading Table Completion Question List for Practice

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

Story of Coffee

In Eastern Africa, Coffee was first discovered. Currently, Eastern Africa is referred to as Ethiopia. A goat herder named Kaldi observed that his goats acted unusually briskly after eating berries from a bush. He became curious about this incident and tried eating the berries by himself. He recognised that those berries gave him renewed energy.

Full region starts to know about this energy laden fruit. After that, Coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula and cultivated in the place which we currently call Yemen. Before spreading the coffee to Turkey, Europe continents by means of Venetian trade merchants, it remained a secret. 

Coffee was first treated as a food, still later people in Arabia extracted a drink out of boiled coffee beans for its narcotic effects and medicinal value. For a period of time, Muslim conceived coffee as a Arabian wine, who were banned from alcohol by Islam. After finding the different usage of coffee beans, by accident, Turkey roasted the beans and made the delicious drink. The roasted beans were crushed and after boiling it in water, this rough version of the beverage we enjoy today. In the 17th Century, Europe opened the first coffee houses and the Viennese developed a habit of refining the brew through the process of filtering, sweetening and adding a dash of milk in 1675. 

It was found that 60 species of coffee plants in total are growing wildly in Africa, Malaysia and other regions. But about ten of them are only cultivated. In these ten, two species are only responsible for all of the coffee made in today's world: Coffee Arabica and Coffea Canephora. It mutates and forms into subspecies as they undergo ecological differences. 

Questions 1 – 5

Complete the table below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

Places Events/Happenings
Eastern Africa Coffee was 1_____ discovered
Arabia

Coffee 2______ were transported from Eastern Africa and cultivated in the place called 3______

 

Europe Opened the first 4_______
5_________


developed a habit of refining the brew through the process of filtering, sweetening and adding a dash of milk.

 

Answer 

(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. First 

Explanation: In Eastern Africa, Coffee was first discovered.

2. Berries 
3. Yemen 

Explanation: After that, Coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula and cultivated in the place which we currently call Yemen. 

4. Coffee houses 

Explanation: In the 17th Century, Europe opened the first coffee houses 

5. Viennese

Explanation: Viennese developed a habit of refining the brew through the process of filtering, sweetening and adding a dash of milk in 1675. 

Conclusion

These IELTS general reading table completion practice questions can help you to fill the blanks in the table more efficiently. It is designed by IELTS trainers to boost their students' answering skills. 

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