IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #34

Tip for IELTS Reading

In any IELTS Reading task, it is useful to skim read the title and text to get a general idea of the context.

Spend one minute looking at the title and skim reading the paragraphs. Then choose the best summary in the box for each paragraph. There are more summaries than you need.

Questions 1-5

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 1-5 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i Shielding the earth from the atmosphere
ii Bouncing back the sunís rays from earth
iii The effect of volcanoes on the atmosphere
iv Criticisms of geoengineering
v Trapping greenhouse gases
vi The root of the problem
vii Why attempt geoengineering?
viii Protecting glaciers
ix The need for action

ExampleSection A ix

1Section B 

2Section C 

3Section D 

4Section E 

5Section F 

Questions 6-11

Classify the following as typical of

A land-based reflection
B atmospheric reflection
C carbon capture

Write the correct letter, A, B or C on your answer sheet.

6removes carbon dioxide as soon as it is produced  

7increases the reflectivity of white clouds  

8cleans carbon dioxide from the air naturally  

9would increase the number of small plants and animals in the sea  

10may help prevent rising water levels  

11is similar to the effect volcanoes have on the atmosphere  


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