Today we are providing you with a sample of a reading passage for IELTS.
Knowing the kinds of text and type of questions in the IELTS exam test is essential for your success. Let’s have a look at an example so you can have a better feel of both complexity and question types. Most importantly, any English exam exercises is an opportunity to harvest new language; language you can add to you existing vocabulary.
The first sample of a reading passage for IELTS is part 1:
Finding relevant vocabulary and structures:
Take a momento to read through this reading passage for IELTS. Did you find any interesting language in the first paragraph?
Here is what I found. Let’s consider the vocabulary (lexis) and collocation first:
- Confronted with
- Alarming rate of
- Graphic illustration
- Readily relate
- In the face of
- Vivid media coverage
- Formal tuition
Any reading passage for IELTS will provide you with almost unlimited amounts of new vocabulary!
Did you make the same choices? As you can see every single text in the IELTS is full of interesting language. Let’s focus on structure (grammar) to see if we can find anything of interest.
In the first paragraph of this reading passage for IELTS, I came across the following:
- The use of “might” in line 4
- The phrase “are being destroyed” is good dynamic grammatical structure
As you can see here, most of the interesting elements were related to vocabulary as most of this first paragraph was written in simple future.
Now proceed by analysing the rest of the sample, then check back soon for our selections and comments.