IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #27
Tip for IELTS Reading
When reading an IELTS Reading text, it is important to think about what type of information it covers. Other types of information could be:
The Reading Passage has five sections A-E.
Choose the correct heading for each section from the list of headings below.
Write your answers in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
ExampleSection A v
Classify the following as linked in the passage to:
5produced by the human body
6involves only safe amounts of radiation
7is used for medical purposes
9produces a constant level of radiation
10can enter the food chain
Complete the summary of Section D of the Reading Passage below.
Choose your answers from the box below the summary and write them in boxes 11-16 on your answer sheet.
Note: There are more words/phrases than you will need to. fill the gaps. You may use a word or phrase more than once if you wish.
Radiation can affect an organism by damaging which may then die or malfunction. If the affected in this way is small, the effect will not be too drastic and may not be noticeable. Alternatively, the may grow uncontrollably and form cancers, in which case the organism is likely to die.
If the DNA in a germ cell in the ovaries or testes is affected, any originating from that may display which can in turn be passed on to further offspring.