Academic Reading Samples

Academic Reading Test has three sections or three reading passages that you'll have to answer in an hour. Each reading passage will come with 13-14 questions and three reading passages will have 40 questions (sometimes 41) in total. Each question carries 1 mark. For each correct answer, you will get one mark.

You can't read every single line of the reading passages and then answer the questions as time will be against you then. You need to use scanning, skimming, guessing, eliminating wrong answer etc techniques to find the answers to these questions. You are allowed to mark and make notes in your reading question booklet, but you will have to write your answers on the answer sheet. No extra time will be given to transfer the answer.

Each section of the Academic Reading Test contains one long text or reading passage. These texts/passages are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been written for a non-specialist audience and are on academic topics of general interest. If texts contain technical terms, then a simple glossary is usually provided.

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Academic IELTS Reading Sample 283 - Fun for the Masses 47371
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 284 - The art of healing 31427
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 285 - Snow-makers 59996
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 286 - Why are so few tigers man-eaters? 24234
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 287 - Keep taking the tablets 42932
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 288 - Reducing electricity consumption on the Isle of Eigg 10884
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 289 - Change in business organisations 11074
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 290 - The creation of lasting memories 12819
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 291 - The Great Australian Fence 28708
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 292 - It’s Eco-Logical 36074
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 293 - Striking the right note 24176
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 294 - Trends in the Indian fashion and textile industries 32735
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 295 - Sustainable growth at Didcot 17945
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 296 - Language diversity 27975
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 297 - Green virtues of green sand 56465
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 298 - Natural Choice Coffee and chocolate 46854
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 299 - Sport Science in Australia 25952
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 300 - An assessment of micro-wind turbines 24562
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 301 - Pottery production in ancient Akrotiri 20956
Academic IELTS Reading Sample 302 - Tackling Obesity in the Western World 33175