IELTS Reading 7 - Passage 3


The heading you want will probably not use the same words as those which appear in the paragraph, but will paraphrase the ideas.

Be careful: sometimes the first sentence of a paragraph seems to fit entirely with one particular heading. However, don't be caught out - you still need to check by reading the whole paragraph.

Questions 28-32

The Reading Passage has six paragraphs A-F.

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

Write your answers in boxes 28-32 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i Octave develops sestet
ii The Faerie Queene and Modern Love
iii The sonnet form: variations and additions
iv The Shakespearean sonnet form
v The structure of the Petrarchan sonnet form
vi A real sonnet?
vii Rhyme scheme provides structure developing themes and ideas
viii Dissatisfaction with format
ix The Sicilian sonneteers
x Howard v. Shakespeare
xi Wordsworth's sonnet form
xii Future breaks with convention
xiii The origins of the sonnet

ExampleParagraph A xiii

28Paragraph B 

29Paragraph C 

30Paragraph D 

31Paragraph E 

32Paragraph F 

Questions 33-37

Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage.

Write your answers in boxes 33-37 on your answer sheet.

33Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder and Henry Howard were .

34It was in the third decade of the thirteenth century that the was introduced.

35Among poets of the Italian Renaissance was considered to be the better sonneteer.

36The Petrarchan sonnet form consists of .

37In comparison with the octave, the rhyming scheme of the sestet is varied.

Questions 38-40

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

38According to Charles Gayley,

39The Shakespearean sonnet is

40According to the passage, whose sonnet types are similar?