IELTS Reading

IELTS Reading 28: A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15 which are based on Reading Passage 3below: A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life To early man, fire was a...

IELTS Reading 27: HARD DISK DRIVE TECHNOLOGY

You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28 – 40. HARD DISK DRIVE TECHNOLOGY A few years ago, a query about the health of a person’s hard...

IELTS Reading 26: Cleaning up The Thames

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1 – 14 which are based on Reading Passage 28 below. Cleaning up The Thames The River Thames, which was biologically “dead” as recently...

Read 25: Secrets of the Forests

A. In 1942 Allan R Holmberg, a doctoral student in anthropology from Yale University, USA, ventured deep into the jungle of Bolivian Amazonia and searched...

Read 24: The Department of Ethnography

The Department of Ethnography was created as a separate department within the British Museum in 1946, after 140 years of gradual development from the...

Read 23: Tracking Hurricanes

North American meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Hurricane Research Division have recently improved the success rate in their forecasting of...

Read 22: Measuring Organizational Performance

There is clear-cut evidence that, for a period of at least one year, supervision which increases the direct pressure for productivity can achieve significant...

IELTS Reading: False or not given (SIMON Tip)

IELTS Reading: False or not given? Students are often confused by the difference between 'false' and 'not given'. You should choose false if the information in...

IELTS Reading: Paragraph headings (SIMON Tip)

1. Do these questions last Paragraph headings' questions are difficult, especially because the answers will not be in order in the text. For most other...

Read 21: FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT A. Traditionally uniforms were — and for some industries still are — manufactured to protect the worker. When they were first designed, it...

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