IELTS Reading 4 - Passage 1
You should adjust your reading speed throughout the exam. When you are looking for detailed information (e.g. the writer's opinion), you will need to slow down to make sure you find the exact answer. When you are asked for more general information (e.g. matching paragraph headings), you may be able to read faster. By practising, you will find the ideal balance between reading slowly enough to understand and fast enough to finish on time.
1) details of the range of family types involved in an education programme
2) reasons why a child's early years are so important
3) reasons why an education programme failed
4) a description of the positive outcomes of an education programme
Classify the following features as characterising
|A the 'Headstart' programme|
|В the 'Missouri' programme|
|С both the 'Headstart' and the 'Missouri' programmes|
|D neither the `Headstart' nor the 'Missouri' programme|
Write the correct letter A, B, C or D in boxes 5-10 on your answer sheet.
5) was administered to a variety of poor and wealthy families
6) continued with follow-up assistance in elementary schools
7) did not succeed in its aim
8) supplied many forms of support and training to parents
9) received insufficient funding
10) was designed to improve pre-schoolers' educational development
Do the following statements agree with the information given
In boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet, write
|TRUE||if the statement is true according to the passage|
|FALSE||if the statement is false according to the passage|
|NOT GIVEN||if the information is not given in the passage|
11) Most 'Missouri' programme three-year-olds scored highly in areas such as listening, speaking, reasoning and interacting with others.
12) 'Missouri' programme children of young, uneducated, single parents scored less highly on the tests.
13) The richer families in the 'Missouri' programme had higher stress levels.