IELTS Reading 1 - Passage 1

Reading Tip: matching headings

You should read the headings before reading the text to focus your mind on the main ideas you need to look for.

Questions 1-9

The Reading Passage has nine paragraphs AI.

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

List of Phrases
i Island legends
ii Resources for exchange
iii Competition for fishing rights
iv The low cost of equipment
v Agatti's favourable location
vi Rising income levels
vii The social nature of reef occupations
viii Resources for islanders' own use
ix High levels of expertise
x Alternative sources of employment
xi Resources for earning money
xii Social rights and obligations

1Paragraph A 

2Paragraph B 

3Paragraph C 

4Paragraph D 

5Paragraph E 

6Paragraph F 

7Paragraph G 

8Paragraph H 

9Paragraph I 

Reading Tip: multiple-choice questions

  • Multiple-choice questions will commonly include four choices, which will be related to the information mentioned in the text. A process of elimination of the incorrect answers is useful in helping you to reduce the number of errors you make.
  • You should read the question carefully, and then consider the information given for each choice. The ideas in the choices may not be mentions at all, be irrelevant to the question, refer to someone or something else, or be the opposite in meaning to the text.
  • Through understanding and eliminating incorrect choices, you have a better chance of choosing the correct answer under time pressure. A 50/50 chance is good, eliminating all the incorrect answer is best.

Questions 10-13

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

10What proportion of poor households get all their income from reef products?

11Kat moodsal fishing

12Which characteristic of present-day islanders do the writers describe?

13What do the writers say about the system for using the reef on Agatti?

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