IELTS Reading 4 - Passage 1
You should adjust your reading speed throughout the exam. When you are looking for detailed information (e.g. the writer's opinion), you will need to slow down to make sure you find the exact answer. When you are asked for more general information (e.g. matching paragraph headings), you may be able to read faster. By practising, you will find the ideal balance between reading slowly enough to understand and fast enough to finish on time.
Reading Passage 1 has six sections, A-F.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
1details of the range of family types involved in an education programme
2reasons why a child's early years are so important
3reasons why an education programme failed
4a description of the positive outcomes of an education programme
Classify the following features as characterising
Write the correct letter A, B, C or D in boxes 5-10 on your answer sheet.
5was administered to a variety of poor and wealthy families
6continued with follow-up assistance in elementary schools
7did not succeed in its aim
8supplied many forms of support and training to parents
9received insufficient funding
10was designed to improve pre-schoolers' educational development
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
In boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet write
TRUEif the statement agrees with the information
FALSEif the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVENif there is no information on this
11Most 'Missouri' programme three-year-olds scored highly in areas such as listening, speaking, reasoning and interacting with others.
12'Missouri' programme children of young, uneducated, single parents scored less highly on the tests.
13The richer families in the 'Missouri' programme had higher stress levels.