IELTS Reading: Question Types

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edited May 2016 in IELTS Test

There are 14 different types of questions in the IELTS Reading Test - you should know them all.

Study the table below. 

You will notice that some questions follow the order of the text and some do not.  In other words, the answers follow the order of the information as it is presented/written in the Passage (e.g., if the answer to question 1 is in paragraph 2, then the answer to question 2 will be also in paragraph 2 or paragraph 3, 4, etc.).

Make sure you understand each of these question types so you won't waste one second understanding what you have to do on test day!

Test question type

Follow the order of the text?

1

multiple choice

Yes

2

identifying information

No

3

identifying writer’s views/claims

(eg: T/F/NG, Y/N/NG)

Yes

4

matching information

No

5

matching headings

Yes

6

matching features

No

7

matching sentence endings

No

8

sentence completion

Yes

9

summary completion (no words supplied)

summary completion (words supplied)

Yes

No

10

note completion

Yes

11

table completion

Yes

12

flow-chart completion

Yes

13

diagram label completion

Usually!

14

short-answer questions

Yes

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