IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #31

Tips for IELTS Reading

In an IELTS Reading Yes / No / Not Given task, it is important to look for paraphrases of the statements in the text. This will make it easier to decide the correct answer.

Questions 1-7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the Reading Passage?

In boxes 1-7 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

1Most photographers understand how hard it was to take photographs in the 19th century. 

2Some of the chemicals that Du Camp used for his photography were unsafe. 

3There is a lot of luck involved in taking really good photographs. 

4Itís usually photographs that require a lot of effort that professional photographers are most pleased with. 

5All Souls Day in the Philippines is an older festival than the Day of the Dead in Mexico. 

6Mexican locals are happy for foreigners to attend Day of the Dead celebrations. 

7It has become common for some native American groups to photograph important ceremonies. 

Questions 8-11

Read the final paragraph of the text.

Choose FOUR ideas which are found in the text.

Questions 12-15

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 12-15 on your answer sheet.

Nowadays photographers no longer receive from the work they do, and they need to look for different kinds of project. One option is to get a job with a large company and take photographs for . A job like this is attractive to many photographers, and there is between them. However, it is also true that in general, photographers form with each other, no matter whether they take photos for fun or as a career.

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