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IELTS Reading Sample (General) #1

Test Tip: Reading Section 1

-This is the easiest of the three Reading sections.
-The passage tends to be descriptive and factual, while the passages in the other sections contain more argument and discussion.
-You should spend 20 minutes at most on this sections so that you have enough time to complete the other two sections.

Questions 1-4

Look at the five advertisements, A-E, on page 1.

Answer the questions below by writing the correct letters, A-E, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

1) Which TWO advertisements mention entry requirements? 

2) Which TWO advertisements say what you will have achieved by completing the course? 

3) Which TWO advertisements mention being run by professionally trained teachers? 

4) Which advertisement indicates that it doesn't matter how old you are? 

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Questions 5-8

Classify the types of extinguishers which should be used on fires in the following situations.

Answer the questions below by writing the correct letters, A-E, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

Write A    if only cream or black should be used
  B    if only cream or red should be used
  C    if only blue or black should be used
  D    if only cream, red or blue should be used
  E    if only red or black should be used

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 5-8 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

5) a plug in its socket 

6) a large industrial oil spill 

7) a frying pan of cooking oil on an electric cooker 

8) the edge of a curtain 

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Questions 9-14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1.

In boxes 9-14 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage
FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

9) Office managers must work from 8.30 am to 5 pm with one hour for lunch.  

10) All employees must work between 9.30 am and 4 pm, except for lunch time.  

11) The building shuts at 5 pm.  

12) All employees who are not office managers are paid overtime if they work later than 5 pm.  

13) Office managers are paid extra money for working at weekends.  

14) It is possible to have a two-week holiday in summer and a two-week holiday in winter.  

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