IELTS Reading Test

IELTS Academic Reading Test

The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long. Texts for the Academic Reading test are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. A variety of questions is used, chosen from the following types:

  • multiple choice
  • identifying information
  • identifying writer’s views/claims
  • matching information
  • matching headings
  • matching features
  • matching sentence endings
  • sentence completion
  • summary completion
  • note completion
  • table completion
  • flow-chart completion
  • diagram label completion
  • short-answer questions

IELTS Reading Topics 2017

Here is a summary of different reading topics which have appeared in IELTS tests around the world this year so far:
  • Space exploration & solar system
  • Optimists & pessimists
  • Geodiversity
  • Perfume: its history
  • Interpreting dreams
  • Linguistics: (no other details provided)
  • Design: analysis of errors in the structural design of a bridge
  • materials: benfits of using animal-based materials to replace aluminium
  • Research: rooftop gardens (green roofs) in the UK
  • Traffic: traffic jams & traffic congestion, causes of problems associated with traffic
  • Language: how we use language in communication,
  • Tourist destinations: discussion of facilities & amenties commonly found in popular tourist destinations
  • Nature: explanatory passage about ants in Australia