IELTS Reading Sample (General) #2

Reading Tip: Timing

Timing is an important part of the Reading test. Try to finish each section in less than 20 minutes.

  • Read the passage as quickly as possible (up to three minutes).
  • Look at the questions to see what type of information you need to find (up to one minute).
  • Spend 12-13 minutes reading the passage in detail and answering the questions.
  • If a question is taking too long, move on.
  • Use your last 3-4 minutes to transfer your answers, checking and filling in any gaps in your answers.

Questions 1-3

Complete the table below.

Choose NO MORE THAN ONE WORD from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 1-3 on your answer sheet.

Industries that benefit from tourism
transport
1)
2)
3)

Questions 4-7

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 4-7 on your answer sheet.

4The state or territory in which the highest number of overnight trips was made was .

5The state or territory in which the lowest number of overnight trips was made was .

6People travelling from state to state spent more than those travelling .

7The TWO cheapest states or territories to travel to were and .

Questions 8-11

Complete the table below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 8-11 on your answer sheet.

Major expenses for different trips
Purpose of trip Major expense
business accommodation
education 8)
family holiday 9)
visiting relatives 10)
day trips 11)

Questions 12 and 13

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 12 and 13 on your answer sheet.

12The category of people who spent the most on travel in Australia in 2002 were .

13The category who spent the most on souvenirs were .

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