IELTS General Reading 1 - Passage 1


You have limited time to take the IELTS exam, so read only what you need to know in order to do the task. It is a good idea to read the first sentence of a short paragraph only. In longer paragraphs, read the first and last sentence. This technique is called 'skim-reading'.

Questions 1-7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in in the text?

In boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet write

TRUEif the statement agrees with the information
FALSEif the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVENif there is no information on this

1Women's cotton socks cost less than men's. 

2Men's silk shirts are available in more than five colours. 

3Children's T-shirts come in a variety of colours. 

4The child's jacket has four pockets. 

5If you buy clothes worth $80 in August, you will receive a free alarm clock. 

6The charge for special next-day delivery in Australia is $7.95. 

7All clothing is guaranteed to arrive within two months. 

IELTS Preparation Tip

To help you prepare for the Reading test, try not to look up every word in a dictionary when you are reading a passage. Limit yourself to only ten words and try to work out the meaning of any other words from context.

Questions 8-14

The list of New Book Releases on the following page has nine book descriptions A-I.

Choose the correct title for each book from the list of book titles below.

Write the correct number i-xi in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

List of Book Titles
i Field Guide to Native Birds of Australia
ii The Bush on Two Wheels: 100 Top Rides
iii Bush Foods of Australian Aborigines
iv A Pictorial History of the Dinosaur in Australia
v Bushwalking in Australia
vi World Geographica
vii Driving Adventures for 4-wheel-drive Vehicles
viii Survival Techniques in the Wild
ix Encyclopaedia of Australian Wildlife
x Guide to the Art of the Australian Desert
xi Field Guide to Animals of the World
Book Dvi
Book Ivii

8Book A

9Book B

10Book C

11Book E

12Book F

13Book G

14Book H


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