IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #1

Question 1-5
The first six paragraphs of Reading Passage 1 are lettered A-F.
Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs A-F from the list of headings below.
NB There are more headings than paragraphs, so you will not use them all.

List of Headings
i Why lights are needed vii Seen from above
ii Lighting discourages law breakers viii More light than is necessary
iii The environmental dangers ix Approaching the city
iv People at risk from bright lights  
v Illuminating space 
vi A problem lights do not solve  
Example Answer
Paragraph A ix (Approaching the city)

1 Paragraph B .................... 
2 Paragraph C .................... 
3 Paragraph D ....................
4 Paragraph E .................... 
5 Paragraph F .................... 

Question 6-9
Complete each of the following statements with words taken from the passage.
Write ONE or TWO WORDS for each answer.

 6 According to a recent study, well-lit streets do not .................... or make neighbourhoods safer to live in.
 7 Inefficient lighting increases .................... because most electricity is produced from coal, gas or oil.
 8 Efficient lights .................... from going into areas where it is not needed.
 9 In dealing with light pollution .................... is at least as important as passing new laws.
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Questions 10-13

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

In boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information.
  FALSEif the statement contradicts the information.
  NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
 10 One group of scientists find their observations are made more difficult by bright lights.  
 11 It is expensive to reduce light pollution.  
 12 Many countries are now making light pollution illegal.  
 13 Old types of light often cause more pollution than more modern ones.  

 


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