IELTS Reading Sample (General) #6
In the IELTS exam, there is advice given about spending 20 minutes on
each section (as written in the Practice tests). However, Passage 3 is more
difficult than the other two, so you may want to save time in the first
two passages to add to the last one. Also, checking time is extremely important.
A better way to divide your time is:
Passage 1:15 minutes
Passage 2:16 minutes
Passage 3:25 minutes
Transferring and Checking:04 minutes
The Reading Passage has nine paragraphs A–I.
Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.
|List of Phrases|
|i how new employees are used in a company|
|ii women and Japanese companies|
|iii why men sometimes resign from Japanese companies|
|iv permanency in employment in Japan|
|v recruiting season: who, when and where|
|vi the social aspect of work|
|vii the salary structure|
|viii the recruitment strategy of foreign firms|
|ix Japanese people after retirement|
1) Section A
2) Section B
3) Section C
4) Section D
5) Section E
6) Section F
7) Section G
8) Section H
9) Section I
Complete the sentences below with words taken from the reading passage. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
10) Japanese employers believe that moving professionals within companies and listening to workers' views leads to ..............
11) Employees receive their wages monthly and a bonus ..............
12) Japanese workers often form close personal
relationships and older staff may even become a .............
to junior staff.
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
|13)||Company training in Japan|
|A is not important|
|B is for factory workers only|
|C is for professionals only|
|D is for all staff|
|14)||Foreign firms are keen to employ Japanese women because|
|A the women are more intelligent than men|
|B the women that apply are more capable than the men that apply|
|C the women will be only short-term employees|
|D the women prefer guaranteed security|
|15)||Japanese people continue to work after retirement because|
|A they need the income|
|B they miss working|
|C they assist in the family business|
|D they have no status outside employment|