IELTS Reading Sample (General) #7

Exam information: Matching headings

This task tests whether you understand the organisation of texts and can identify the main idea or topic in each section of a text. You will be given a numbered list with headings, as well as a text divided into sections. The headings will be in the form of short statements which summarise the information in a section. You will need to read the text sections and decide which of the headings best fits that section.

Questions 1-6

The Reading Passage has six paragraphs AF.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

List of Headings
i Indecision about a name
ii Current problems with distribution
iii Uncertainty about financial advantages
iv The contrasts of cinema today
v The history of cinema
vi Integrating other events into cinema
vii The plans for the future of films
viii An unexpected advantage
ix Too true to life?

1Paragraph A 

2Paragraph B 

3Paragraph C 

4Paragraph D 

5Paragraph E 

6Paragraph F 

Questions 7-11

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 7-11 on your answer sheet.

There are big changes ahead for cinema if digital production takes place and the industry no longer uses (7) and gets rid of the old-fashioned (8) and used to show movies. The main advantage is likely to be that the final image will be clearer. However, some people argue that the digital picture will lack (9) . In addition, digital production will only reduce costs if cinemas are willing to buy new (10) . As a result, experiments with what is called (11) '' may mark a change in the whole entertainment industry.