IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #30
Tips for preparing for the IELTS Reading test
Complete the summary below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
There are currently approximately 6,800 languages in the world. This great variety of languages came about largely as a result of geographical . But in today's world, factors such as government initiatives and are contributing to a huge decrease in the number of languages. One factor which may help to ensure that some endangered languages do not die out completely is people's increasing appreciation of their . This has been encouraged though programmes of languages classes for children and through 'apprentice' schemes, in which the endangered language is used as the medium of instruction to teach people a . Some speakers of endangered languages have even produced writing systems in order to help secure the survival of their mother tongue.
Match each statement with the correct person A-E.
Write the correct letter A, B, C, D or E in boxes 5-9 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
5Endangered languages cannot be saved unless people learn to speak more than one language.
6Saving languages from extinction is not in itself a satisfactory goal.
7The way we think may be determined by our language.
8Young people often reject the established way of life in their community.
9A change of language may mean a loss of traditional culture.
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
In boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet, write
YESif the statement agrees with the writer's claims
NOif the statement contradicts the writer's claims
NOT GIVENif there is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this
10The Navajo language will die out because it currently has too few speakers.
11A large number of native speakers fails to guarantee the survival of a language.
12National governments could do more to protect endangered languages.
13The loss of linguistic diversity is inevitable.