DEMO OF IELTS READING


DEMO OF IELTS READING

Author’s opinion or TRUE/FLASE/NOT GIVEN questions are generally a headache for most of the IELTS test takers. We give you a very simple way to crack them.

Please read the given text and answer TRUE/FALSE and NOT GIVEN questions. A tick mark (√) will appear if your answer is right and a cross (x) will appear if your answer is wrong.

You should answer True if the statement gives you the same information as that given in the passage

You should answer False if the statement gives you a different or opposite meaning as that given in the passage

You should answer Not Given if the statement mentioned is nowhere to be found in the passage.

When you click on the right answer an explanation box will appear. Click the explanation button to find out the logic of the correct answer.

At the beginning you will find some difficulty in answering these questions but by the end of the course you will be able to do them easily. A simple exercise is given at the beginning, the level of difficulty increases as you progress.

Let’s look at a small passage and understand the way to solve them.

Reading Passage

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass is a 95-storey skyscraper in London. Its construction began in March 2009; it was topped out on 30 March 2012 and inaugurated on 5 July 2012.It will open to the public in 2013. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the European Union, the secondtallest in Europe, and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-metre (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

Questions to be answered in True, False or Not Given:

1. Shard is the tallest building in Europe.
True
False
Explanation X
The passage says that Shard is the tallest building in the European Union and second tallest in Europe.
This means that Shard is not the tallest building, since the expression is absolutely clear the answer will be FALSE.
Explanation
Not Given

2. Shard is the tallest building in the world.
True
False
Explanation X
Keeping in mind that first question itself says that it is not even the tallest building in Europe the answer will again be FALSE as it is clear that it can’t be tallest in the world.
Explanation
Not Given


3. Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Europe.
True
False
Not Given
Explanation X
There is no mention of Eiffel Tower in the para hence the answer is NOT GIVEN.
Explanation


4. Shard is more than 300 meters high.
True
Explanation X
The passage says that it 309.6 meters high which is more than 300 meters, so the answer is TRUE.
Explanation
False
Not Given


5. Shard cannot be referred as a skyscraper.
True
False
Explanation X
In the first line the building ‘Shard’ is referred as a Skyscraper. As the information clearly contradicts the question the answer will be FALSE.
Explanation
Not Given


6. Shard is the tallest free standing building of the United Kingdom.
True
False
Explanation X
The para says that the Shard is the second free standing building in the United Kingdom. As it is the second tallest it cannot be the tallest hence the answer is FALSE again.
Explanation
Not Given



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