IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #28

Reading Tip: locating information

When you do an IELTS Reading task, it is important that you know whether the questions are in the same order as the relevant information in the text.

The questions are always in order except when they are asking you to find which part of the text the information is in.

Questions 1-6

The passage has six paragraphs labelled A-F

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet.

1NASA being able to spend money on important projects 

2events leading to the commercialisation of spaceflight 

3new developments that have made spaceflight more accessible 

4an automated rocket that successfully completed a mission 

5the great dangers of space travel 

6new answers being found to previous questions 

Questions 7-11

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

7Which is NOT mentioned as making private space night possible?

8Why are the recent launches special?

9In order to make NASA look for other spaceflight providers, the US government

10Private companies

11At present, the private space industry is characterised by

Questions 12-17

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 12-17 on your answer sheet.

There are a number of problems with commercial space projects. To start with, the might not be sound. There is also great attached to space flight - what would happen if there was another ? Experts doubt whether NASA can fulfil its as it has often been under pressure. Moreover, the development may lead to a between NASA and the private space industry.


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