IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #22

IELTS Reading Tip

  • What are global reading skills and how important are they for IELTS?
    IELTS Academic Reading passages are long and reflect the type of reading you have to do on a course of academic study. You need to form a global idea of each passage: a mental summary of the content and overall structure.
  • How are these skills tested?
    Global multiple choice questions test how well you understand the purpose/theme of the whole passage. Paragraph headings test your understanding of the main themes of each paragraph.

Questions 1-5

Reading Passage has six paragraphs of A-F.

Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs B-F from the list of headings below.

NB There are more headings than paragraphs, so you will not use them all.

List of Headings
i The spy in the sky
ii The spread of technology
iii The limitations of cameras
iv The cost of cameras
v Robots solving serious crimes
vi Lack of conclusive evidence
vii Cars and cameras
viii Advantages and disadvantages
ix A natural progression
x A feeling of safety
Paragraph Aix

1Paragraph B 

2Paragraph C 

3Paragraph D 

4Paragraph E 

5Paragraph F 

Questions 6-8

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

Write your answres in boxes 6-8 on your answer sheet.

6Britain has already got

7Professor Press

8The Microdrone is

Questions 9 and 10

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for your answer.

9Give examples of 2 events where technology is used to watch crowds. 

10According to the passage, who do we not want to use the Microdrone? 

Questions 11-13

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

In boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet, write

YESif the statement agrees with the writer's claims
NOif the statement contradicts the writer's claims
NOT GIVENif there is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

11The British authorities use too much technology to monitor their citizens. 

12Microdrone is currently not used to check drivers. 

13Technology should not be used to check on people's private affairs. 


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