Reading Skill 1 - Identifying the Tasks

On the Reading test, you will see a variety of question types. The questions test your ability to identify details and main ideas, find specific information, and understand how facts and ideas are linked. 

You should become familar with the different types of questions and how to answer them.

PRACTICE 1 - Study the reading task instructions below and make sure you understand what you are expected to do.

1, You are going to read an article about a park in New York. For questions 31-36, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. (Cambridge English: First)

2, You are going to read a newspaper article about people who have difficulty counting. Six sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the sentences A-G the one which fits each gap (37-42). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. (Cambridge English: First)

3, You are going to read an article in which four writers talk about the first book they wrote. For questions 43-52, choose from the people (A-D). The writers may be chosen more than once. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. (Cambridge English: First)

4, Read the following text, then read the five statements. Some of these statements are true according to the text, some of them are false. Write T for True and F for False in the box next to each statement. (LanguageCert C1)

5, Read the four texts below. There are eight questions about the texts. Decide which text (A, B, C or D) tells you the answer to the question. The first one is done for you. (LanguageCert C1)

6, Read the text and answer the questions. Write a maximum of five words for each answer. An example is done for you. (LanguageCert C1)

7, Reading Passage 1 has six paragraphs labelled A-F. Which paragraphs contain the following information? Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-5 on you Answer Sheet. (IELTS Academic Reading)

8, Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer in the passage? In boxes 6-13 on your Answer Sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with the views of the writer

NO if the statement contradicts the views of the writer

NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this. (IELTS Academic Reading)

9, Reading Passage 3 has four sections (A-D). Choose the most suitable heading for each section from the list of headings below. Write the appropriate numbers (i-vii) in boxes 27-30 on your Answer Sheet. There are more headings than sections, so you will not use all of them. (IELTS Academic Reading)

10, Look at the part of the passage that is displayed above. The numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 indicate where the following sentence could be added.
This new party argued against the policies of Jackson and his party in a number of important areas, beginning with the economy.
Where would the sentence best fit?

Choice 1

Choice 2

Choice 3

Choice 4

(TOEFL Reading)