IELTS General Reading 5 - Passage 3

IELTS Reading Tip

In the IELTS Reading test, you may be asked to match headings with paragraphs.

First, it is a good idea to pay attention to any key words in the headings. Then, look at the paragraphs quickly, to find out what kind of information they contain. Next, read each paragraph in detail and decide which heading fits best.

Questions 27-33

The Reading Passage has seven paragraphs AG.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

List of Headings
i The need for a high quality instrument
ii Formalities at the beginning of the concert
iii Problems with changes in sound in the hall
iv Poor and ineffective conducting method
v The highs and lows of being a member of an orchestra
vi Pre-concert arrangements
vii The response of the audience
viii The need for detailed rehearsal
ix The importance of the conductor's management style
x Correct adjustment of each instrument

27Paragraph A 

28Paragraph B 

29Paragraph C 

30Paragraph D 

31Paragraph E 

32Paragraph F 

33Paragraph G 

Questions 34-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

34Playing in a large orchestra requires long hours because

35Frequent rehearsals may be needed because

36An effective conductor is one who

37Today, a conductor who loudly criticises the players

38On the evening of a concert, the players, will

39Problems in a concert may occur if

40Players feel satisfaction in their music when


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