Free online IELTS Reading Exercise with Answers

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If you are preparing for the IELTS reading section, then you are in the right place. In this article we have a number of IELTS reading exercises with answers for your practice. You can make use of these IELTS reading exercises with answers to check your understanding of each question type and the ways of solving them. 

The IELTS reading exercises with answers given in this article are crafted by the IELTS experts. By solving these exercises, you will be able to identify your skill level and can pay more attention to the areas requiring improvement. The exercises given in this article has both academic reading and general reading questions. 

Skills required to answer the IELTS reading section

The IELTS reading module has 3 sections and 40 questions. Each section has 1 passage with 13-16 questions of 2-4 question types. There are 13 question types in the general reading type and 14 question types in the academic reading test. To solve these question types, you must have the following skills.

  • Skimming
  • scanning
  • Summarizing 
  • Paraphrase identification
  • Understanding the content organisation
  • Time management
  • Strong vocabulary
  • Detailed reading
  • Locating specific information

How will I answer the IELTS reading section

The IELTS reading section consists of a reading passage followed by the questions. You have to read the passage and answer the questions with the texts taken from the passage. You will be given 60 minutes to answer the 40 questions. To answer the IELTS reading section within the stipulated time limit, you can follow the below mentioned strategies. 

Strategy 1:

  • Read the given reading passage.
  • Identify the keywords and underline them
  • Understand the overall meaning of the reading passage.
  • Read the given questions and identify the question type.
  • Read the instructions to find out what type of anwer is required.
  • Predict the answer with your understanding of the passage
  • Now return to the passage and scan for the specified information
  • Identify the appropriate text from the passage and check for its grammar suitability with the question.
  • If it matches, write the answer in the answer sheet with correct spelling. 

Strategy 2:

  • Skim the given reading passage to understand the basic concept of the content.
  • Read the given instruction carefully to understand the question type and the answer required.
  • Now read the given questions and identify the keyword.
  • Visualize the answer based on your understanding of the question. 
  • Now return to the passage and scan the content for the required answer.
  • Identify the text that is suitable for the question 
  • Check for the grammatical suitability of the text.
  • If the answer matches the question and the word limit mentioned in the instruction, you can transfer the answer to the answer sheet. 

IELTS reading exercise 1 (40 questions)

IELTS reading exercise with answer 2 (40 questions)

IELTS academic reading exercise 1 (40 questions)

IELTS academic reading exercise 2 (40 questions)

IELTS General  reading exercise 1 (40 questions)

IELTS General reading exercise 2 (40 questions)

IELTS Reading Exercise with answer based on the question type

The IELTS reading test is assessing your overall reading skills with various reading comprehension questions. There are 14 IELTS reading question types. These IELTS reading exercises with answers based on question types will give you familiarity about the individual question types.

The IELTS reading exercise with answers based on question types for IELTS academic reading test and IELTS general reading test are given below for your reference.

S no IELTS academic reading Exercise with answer based on question type
1 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Matching headings
2 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Locating information
3 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for True/false/not given
4 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Multiple choice question
5 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Summary completion
6 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Diagram labelling
7 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Matching sentence endings
8 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Matching features
9 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Sentence completion
10
IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Short answer question
11 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Note completion
12 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Flow chart completion
13 IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Yes/no/not given
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IELTS Academic Reading Exercise with Answers for Table completion

 

S no IELTS general reading exercise with answers based on the question types
1 IELTS general reading matching headings exercise with answers
2 IELTS general reading locating information exercise with answers
3 IELTS general reading true false not given exercise with answers
4 IELTS general reading multiple choice questions exercise with answers
5 IELTS general reading summary completion exercise with answers
6 IELTS general reading matching sentence endings exercise with answers
7 IELTS general reading matching features exercise with answers
8 IELTS general reading sentence completion exercise with answers
9 IELTS general reading note completion exercise with answers
10 IELTS general reading flow chart completion exercise with answers
11 IELTS general reading yes no not given exercise with answers
12 IELTS general reading table completion exercise with answers
13 IELTS general reading short answer questions exercise with answers


For more practice questions, click IELTS reading practice questions

Summary

Practicing these IELTS reading exercises with answers given in this article will help you in achieving a high band score in the IELTS reading section.  These exercises have chosen reading passages with reviewed answer sets to enhance your overall performance. 

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