IELTS General Reading 2 - Passage 1

Exam Tip

Timing is very important in the IELTS exam as you will have to answer 40 questions about three reading passages in one hour. In this type of exam question, you will be looking for detailed information, so you will need to use your scanning skills. Try to get used to scanning and working as fast as you can.

Questions 1-7

Look at the information on the given page about a walk for charity.

Answer the questions below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.

1What is the starting point for the 30 km walk? 

2What is the latest start time for the 20 km walk? 

3Regarding footwear, what are you warned against wearing? 

4What are the officials who help participants on the route called? 

5Where does the 20 km walk finish? 

6What is the frequency of the Fenton to Weldown bus? 

7Which walk does not pass through Lower Brene? 

Questions 8-14

Look at the seven television programmes A-G on the given page and answer Questions 8-14.

For which programme are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

8This programme is in the form of a personal interview. 

9This programme is a documentary about technological developments. 

10These TWO programmes are about time travel. 

11This programme is taken from a book. 

12This film is the introduction to a set of programmes. 

13These TWO programmes are about present-day travellers. 

14This programme is about investigating a possible crime. 


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