IELTS Academic Reading Passages (Part 1)
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IELTS Academic Reading Passages by Passage Titles (1- 50)
This section gives you all the important Academic Reading Passage links that you should practice for your IELTS Reading test. Some of them come with answer explanations which are really handy for solving the questions while also enhancing your skill in the reading section.
Reading Passage 1: Population Viability Analysis [ Population Viability Analysis ]
Part A: To make political decisions about the extent and type of forestry in a region it is important to understand the consequences of those decisions. One tool for assessing the impact of forestry on the ecosystem is population viability analysis (PVA)...
Reading Passage 2: Visual Symbols and the Blind [ Visual Symbols and the Blind ]
Part 1: From a number of recent studies, it has become clear that blind people can appreciate the use of outlines and perspectives to describe the arrangement of objects and other surfaces in space...
Reading Passage 3: Zoo Conservation Programmes [ Zoo Conservation Programmes ]
One of London Zoo’s recent advertisements caused me some irritation, so patently did it distort reality. Headlined “Without zoos, you might as well tell these animals to get stuffed”, it was bordered with illustrations of several endangered species and went on to extol the myth that without zoos like London Zoo...
Reading Passage 4: A Workaholic Economy [ A Workaholic Economy ]
For the first century or so of the industrial revolution, increased productivity led to decreases in working hours. Employees who had been putting in 12-hour days, six days a week...
Reading Passage 6: A Remarkable Beetle [ A Remarkable Beetle ]
Some of the most remarkable beetles are the dung beetles, which spend almost their whole lives eating and breeding in dung’. More than 4,000 species of these remarkable creatures have evolved and adapted to the world’s different climates and the dung of its many animals...
Reading Passage 7: Alarming Rate of Loss of Tropical Rainforests [ Alarming rate of loss of tropical rainforests ]
Adults and children are frequently confronted with statements about the alarming rate of loss of tropical rainforests. For example, one graphic illustration to which children might readily relate is the estimate that rainforests are being destroyed at a rate equivalent to one thousand football fields...
Reading Passage 8: Changing Our Understanding of Health [ Changing Our Understanding of Health ]
A: The concept of health holds different meanings for different people and groups. These meanings of health have also changed over time. This change is no more evident than in Western society today...
ABSENTEEISM IN NURSING: - A LONGITUDINAL STUDY
THE ROCKET - FROM EAST TO WEST
A.D.D. - Missing Out on Learning
THE BEAM-OPERATED TRAFFIC SYSTEM
DESTINATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH STUDENTS
Looking for a Market among Adolescents
MEASURING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life
ARCHITECTURE - Reaching for the Sky
Right and left-handedness in humans
Moles happy as homes go underground
GLASS - Capturing the dance of light
IMPLEMENTING THE CYCLE OF SUCCESS: A CASE STUDY
Green Wave Washes Over Mainstream Shopping
A Revolution in Knowledge Sharing
Fierce, fabulous and fantastic
William Henry Perkin - The man who invented synthetic dyes
IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? - The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
A Neuroscintist Reveals How to Think Differently