IELTS Reading 8 - Passage 1

IELTS Reading Tip

With IELTS Reading matching headings tasks, the headings will always summarise the paragraphs. So it makes sense to look at them first before you look at the whole Reading passage. Try to spend no more than one or two minutes doing this. At this point, you only need to get a general idea of what the Reading passage is likely to be about.

Questions 1-8

The Reading Passage has nine paragraphs A-I.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write your answers in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i Environmental change has always been with us
ii The scarcity of water
iii Rivers and seas cause damage
iv Should we be despondent? Or realistic?
v Disasters caused by the climate make us feel better
vi Water, the provider of food
vii A pessimistic view of the future
viii How to solve flooding
ix Far-flung flooding
x Humans' relationship with water
xi The destructive force of water in former times
xii Flooding in the future
xiii What is water?

ExampleParagraph A xiii

1Paragraph B 

2Paragraph C 

3Paragraph D 

4Paragraph E 

5Paragraph F 

6Paragraph G 

7Paragraph H 

8Paragraph I 

Questions 9-15

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

9The writer believes that water

10Humankind's relationship with water has been

11The writer suggests that

12According to the text, planting trees

13By 2025, it is projected that

14According to the text, in the future low-lying islands

15According to the writer,

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