Academic Reading Sample

Academic Reading

The Academic Reading question types in IELTS for UKVI (Academic)  are the same as in the paper-delivered test: 

  • Multiple Choice
  • Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) 
  • Identifying a Writer’s Views/Claims (Yes/No/Not Given) 
  • Matching Features
  • Matching Sentence Endings
  • Sentence Completion
  • Note Completion
  • Table Completion
  • Flow-chart Completion
  • Diagram Label Completion
  • Short-answer Questions
Any of these question types may appear in any of the three parts of the test. 

You can find detailed information about the IELTS Academic Reading question types here.

A selection of sample Academic Reading test questions is given below. Answer keys are also provided for you to check your answers.

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Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce. 

Click on the correct answer.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer)
Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (one answer) Answer Key 

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about older people in the workforce.

Click on the correct answers.

Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer)
Sample Academic Reading Multiple Choice (more than one answer) Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

Click on the correct answer.

Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given)
Sample Academic Reading Identifying Information (True/False/Not Given) Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Note Completion
You will read an extract from a Part 1 text about the scientist Marie Curie.

For each question, write your answer in the gap.

Sample Academic Reading Note Completion
Sample Academic Reading Note Completion Answer Key

Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)
You will read an extract from a Part 3 text about the effect of a low-calorie diet on the ageing process. 

For each question, write your answer in the gap.

Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text)
Sample Academic Reading Flow-chart Completion (selecting words from the text) Answer Key


Listening Answer Sheet
Listening Answer Sheet (PDF, 233KB)