IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #33

Tip for IELTS Reading

Texts in the IELTS test might include some scientific names, so it is good if you can recognise them. But donít worry: you wonít be tested on your scientific knowledge!

Questions 1-6

The Reading Passage has six sections A-F.

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

Write your answers in boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i The beginning of the Archaic period
ii The Athenian obol replaces the turtle
iii How product exchange became insufficient
iv Roman and Macedonian coins
v The relevance of ancient Greek coins today
vi New cities introduce new design rules
vii A precursor of the modern euro
viii The difference between Ionian and Lydian coins
ix Modern coin designs and their origin

1Section A 

2Section B 

3Section C 

4Section D 

5Section E 

6Section F 

Questions 7-10

Answer the questions below with words taken from Reading Passage.

Use NO MORE THAN TO WORDS for each answer.

7What were the ancient Greek city-states commonly known as?

8Which type did the Aegina coin use?

9What was the value of a drachma in ancient Athens?

10What did the Romans use prior to the introduction of coins?

Questions 11-12

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

11The Athenian Hellenistic-period tetradrachm coin

12Ancient Greek coins


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