IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercises with answers

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  1. IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercises with answers
  2. 2 2022 IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercises with answers
  3. IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercise 1
  4. IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercise 2
  5. Conclusion

In this blog, you will find IELTS general reading yes/no/not given exercises with answers recommended by hundreds of IELTS experts. In this task, a list of statements in the question set and reading passages will be given. You are supposed to check whether the claims of the given statements agree or not agree with the reading passages. You need to write “yes”, if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer, “no” if the statement disagrees or contradicts the writers’ claims and “not given'' if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about.

Yes, no, not given is one of the frequently asked IELTS general reading question types. To crack the questions easily, we provided 2 IELTS general reading yes/no/ not given in this article. It can help you to perform well in the reading test and attain your targeted IELTS reading score. 

2 2022 IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercises with answers

Use the following tips to answer the yes, no, not given question efficiently. First, you should read the passages and understand the writer’s point of view. And, read the question statements and underline the significant words. Skim the passage with the intent of finding the underlined words, it will help you to locate the relevant portion in the passage.

Also read: IELTS general reading tips

IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercise 1

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

How to reduce employee turnover

The large hotel’s chief executive officer came to realise that his company was undergoing an annual employer turnover of about 60 percent, with an annual cost calculated between 10 to 15 million dollars. This massive amount of money was estimated based on three factors: training replacements and the money spent for hiring; the cost to the business of lower productivity since employees become familiar with the requirements of their new job; and receded occupancy rates because of the poor guest satisfaction levels.
The Chief Executive understood that he had to reduce the high turnover costs if he wanted to save his company. Reviving the lost income due to turnover is a difficult task and most of the companies did not declare war on unwanted employee turnover since they have not taken the time to figure out the costs of lost revenues and productivity. Still, the hotel boss planned to implement a 4 point plan to deal with the issue. 
The results were remarkable within the two year period. The annual employee turnover receded by 78 percent and this influenced the downtime because of training and guest satisfaction. 10 million dollars are being saved for this company. Most do not know what is the underlying cause of employee turnover and costs, which are not usually known. Consequently, solutions are not focused on the company's individual and specific causes. It should be done in order to properly run the company.

Questions 1-5

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the Reading Passage?
Write
YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer
NO, if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

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

  1. The chief executive officer of the large hotel did not realise about his company’s annual employee turnover condition.
  2. The large amount of money was calculated based on three factors
  3. Chief executive knew that in order to save his company, he should reduce the employee turnover cost
  4. Company decided to change their working environment and hours to increase the productivity
  5. Company’s general causes of problems should be known in order to run the company successfully.

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 regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1.   No

Explanation: The large hotel’s chief executive officer came to realise that his company was undergoing an annual employer turnover of about 60 percent

2.   Yes

Explanation: This massive amount of money was estimated based on three factors

3.   Yes

Explanation: The Chief Executive understood that he had to reduce the high turnover costs if he wanted to save his company. 

4.   Not Given
5.   No

Explanation: Consequently, solutions are not focused on the company's individual and specific causes. It should be done in order to properly run the company.

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IELTS General Reading Yes/No/Not Given Exercise 2

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

How well do we concentrate ?

People who have habits like reading while listening to music or finishing homework while watching TV are called multitaskers. Multitaskers are able to finish the two or more tasks simultaneously by dividing their focus. Nonetheless, a researcher in Psychology, Thomas Lehman believes that people can never do multiple things at the same time. The brain can only focus on one task, though a person is reading while listening to music. You will ignore some of the words in the music while you read the words in the book. When people complete two different tasks, they are actually dividing their focus. People focus less on their surroundings when they are listening to music. For example, we all have an experience that when we’re talking on the phone with friends, they might not respond properly. The reason could be that they are listening to other people or reading a text and don’t hear what we are saying. Lehman calls this phenomenon “email voice”.

Computers and its spin offs such as smartphones and cell phones have changed the world. Currently, most of the individuals use personal devices like a smartphone or a laptop, to read frequently, reading, watching or listening to virtual information. Multitasking occurs in our day to day life in this way. For instance, when you work, you work with your phone, typewriter and your colleagues could drop by anytime to inform you of something to you. In professional meetings, generally when one focuses and listens to one another, probably people have a cell phone on their lap, reading, silently communicating with other people. Cordless phones have increased multitasking. In the old days, if the traditional wall phone rings, the housewife needs to stop all the activities that she is doing and answer it. In the modern era, as we are having good technology, there is no need to stop our daily tasks. 

Earl Miller, who is an expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explored the prefrontal cortex, which controls the brain when the person is multitasking. Based on his study, what he found was that cortex size varies between species. He found that the cortex takes one third of the portion in the human brain. It is only 4 to 5 percent in dogs, and 15 percent in monkeys. In this way, we can understand that humans have a large cortex so they can be more flexible and accurate in his or her multitasking. Still, Miller was driven to find whether the cortex was truly processing information while doing two different tasks. 

Questions 1-5

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the Reading Passage?

Write

YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer
NO, if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

  1. People who do two or more tasks simultaneously are called multitaskers
  2. Thomas Lehman believes that humans can easily do multiple things at the same time
  3. Nowadays, people are using personal devices
  4. Cordless phone have decreased the multitasking
  5. Multitasking can improve the company’s productivity

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 regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. Yes 

Explanation: People who have habits like reading while listening to music or finishing homework while watching TV are called multitaskers. Multitaskers are able to finish the two or more tasks simultaneously by dividing their focus. 

2. No

Explanation: Nonetheless, a researcher in Psychology, Thomas Lehman believes that people can never do multiple things at the same time

3. Yes

Explanation: Currently, most of the individuals use personal devices like a smartphone or a laptop, to read frequently, reading, watching or listening to virtual information.

4. No 

Explanation: Cordless phones have increased multitasking

5. Not Given

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Conclusion

These yes/no/not given exercises with answers can help you to succeed in the IELTS exam with a good band score. It would have helped you understand the yes, no, not given question format and the answering method. 

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