IELTS Reading Samples

The actual IELTS reading test contains three reading passages. The reading section is different for the academic test takers and the general training test takers.

Academic Reading passage texts are taken from magazines, journals, research papers, books, and newspapers. Texts have been written for a non-specialist audience. All the topics are of general interest. They deal with issues which are interesting, recognisably appropriate and accessible to candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration.

General Training Reading texts are taken from notices, advertisements, official documents, booklets, newspapers, instruction manuals, leaflets, timetables, books and magazines. The first section, ‘social survival’, contains texts relevant to basic linguistic survival in English with tasks mainly about retrieving and providing general factual information. ‘Training survival’, the second section, focuses on the training context, for example on the training program itself or on welfare needs. Section 2 of the General Training reading paper focuses on the work context (e.g. applying for jobs, company policies, pay and conditions, workplace facilities, staff development etc).

Click one of the two following listed items to go to the appropriate IELTS Reading Samples:

» Academic Reading Samples...

» GT Reading Samples...

It is important that you try to do the reading tests within the time limit suggested. This will give you realistic practice in working under time pressure.

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