IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #25
SKIMMING AND SCANNING
Skimming and scanning are important reading techniques which are very useful in IELTS. As time is limited in the exam, skimming and scanning help you to find the answers you need quickly.
Which THREE of the following statements are true of free settlers in the Australian prison colonies, according to the text?
Choose THREE letters A-H.
The Reading Passage has seven paragraphs A-G.
Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.
Write your answers in boxes 4-9 on your answer sheet.
ExampleParagraph A ii
Complete the notes below.
Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet.
Australia's Convict Colonies
Events preceding first settlement
•1615 - convicts first transported to controlled by Britain
•1770 - Cook claims SE Australian coast for Britain, calling it
•1775 - 1783 - Revolutionary War in America halts transportation there
•1787 - Botany Bay chosen as site for new ; first convict fleet sets sail
•1788 - fleet reaches Botany Bay but chosen instead