Number one for English language teachers

IELTS: Reading

Activities and suggestions to help students deal with the reading component of the IELTS exam.

 Objectives: The exercise helps students:

  1. understand the true, false and not given type questions in the IELTS
  2. develop strategies for tackling True/ False/ Not Given type questions
  3. understand and tackle text summaries
  4. read without focusing on vocabulary
  5. increase reading speed

The exercise may be used or adapted with a range of levels and several times with the same class.


Materials: (see related pages below) the materials consist of:

  • a reading text from The Guardian Weekly*
  • an exercise on true, false and not given, of which there are three versions
  • a summary exercise
  • a vocabulary exercise
  • an explanation of false, not given in true, false, not given
  • strategies to help students tackle true, false, not given exercises 

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Readers' comments (6)

  • I couldn't find the original article on this onestopenglish page, but I searched the Guardian Weekly and I believe this is the article that the questions relate to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/feb/26/italy.arts?INTCMP=SRCH

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  • I cannot open the actual text for some reason - is there any way that someone could put it into a format that I can download please?

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  • It was to prove inspired, - this is the beginning of the 2nd paragraph in reading 1 in IELTS test 1. Please! If anyone could explain the meaning !!! 'was to prove + adjective ' ?

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  • useful

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  • it is very useful. I love it.

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  • An excellent lesson. I'm going to use it as a pre-exam reading exercise.

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