IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #29
Tips for IELTS Reading
You have one hour to answer questions in three sections so divide up your time, carefully. The sections become increasingly difficult so allocate perhaps 15 minutes for the first section, 20 minutes for the second and 25 minutes for the third section.
Start each reading section by finding out what information you are looking for. Read the questions first. You will waste precious time if you try to read and understand everything.
When completing the practice tests, remember to write your answers straight onto the Answer Sheet. DO NOT write your answers on the question pages because in the real IELTS test all answers must be written on the Answer Sheet.
The passage has six paragraphs labelled A-F
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet.
1changing light waves to increase capacity
2a practical demonstration of the new technology
3use of the wireless spectrum needing to be monitored closely
4overcoming the problem of the short range of the new signal
5improvements in data transmission possibly leading to technological breakthroughs
6the prospect of saving people a lot of time
Complete the summary using the list of words.
Choose your answers from the box below the summary and write them in boxes 7-11 on your answer sheet.
Researchers are looking for a way of using the more efficiently. One option is to transmit signals that are twisted into and wrapping them together, or them. This is still problematic on earth due to but scientists hope that cable technology will catch up with the research breakthrough.