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Reading tests for Ielts are easy enough to come by, it's what you do with them that count. If they are simply "reading tests for Ielts," then you’re missing some great opportunities to improve your overall Ielts score.

What do we mean by that?

Well, let's say that when you practice for the Ielts reading module, the following question types are on it; multiple choice, sentence completion, chart labelling and classification. No problem, right? But, what if the book you use to prepare for the reading tests for Ielts test doesn't have chart labelling practice in it?

Don't worry, most books by reputable publishers cover all of the question types. However, do to space and page limitations, (i.e., expense to them and cost to you) you may not get enough practice on certain question types because the book publishers thought it was too expensive to include those questions in their reading tests for Ielts.

Besides, who wants to buy 2 or 3 books just to cover one need?

What need is that?

Your need to familiarise yourself with, learn and practice ALL the question types you may face on the reading test for Ielts.

Well, seeing we will provide you with all of the Ielts information you could possibly want or need, your only real limitation is one of time.

What does the Short Answer section of the Reading module test?

Your ability to skim for the relevant information then scan that section in detail to answer specific questions.


Directions for this section usually say; answer in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. Numbers from the text may also be required in your answer and can be written as both numbers and words. (i.e., 3 or three)

Be careful - sometimes you will be instructed to use one word, no more than two words or even four words for your answer. Again, read the instructions carefully and follow them!

A typical short answer text follows:

Directions: Read the following notice from an automobile manufacturer and answer the questions that follow in no more than three words. Space has been provided next to the questions on the Answer Sheet for answers.


General Motors (Vauxhall UK) wishes to inform the public that faulty tyres may have been found on some recent models of their vehicles. The models of the vehicles involved are the 2006 Orion four-door sedan, Orion two-door sport model xtz, and the Riviera two- door coupe. The vehicle numbers involved are 1269453821657 through 1269453821660.

If you have recently purchased an above model with vehicle numbers in the posted range, please return your vehicle to the nearest dealer. Vauxhall UK will replace all four tyres at no cost to you.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our loyal customers and once again we want to thank you for your purchase of our vehicles. We are always striving to win your loyalty and trust.

Other models have not received the faulty tyres from our supplier and, therefore, have not been affected. Please do not return any models to our dealers other than the ones mentioned above. New tyres will be placed on affected models only.


General Motors has set-up a 24 hotline to handle inquiries concerning products purchased in the months of November and December 2005. Products purchased after December 2005 have not been affected. For products purchased before November 2005, call the 24 hour hotline for information.

  • How many models have been affected?  

Answer: Three or (3)

  • Where should you take the vehicle if it qualifies?  

Answer: The nearest dealer

  • What will Vauxhall replace?  

Answer: all four tyres

  • What is Vauxhall continually trying to gain?  

Answer: loyalty and trust

  • What has General Motors done for products purchased before November 2005?  

Answer: established a hotline


When doing the Short Answer reading tests for Ielts, remember that:

  • You don't HAVE to use three words - just don't exceed three!  
  • You don't have to capitalise your answers  
  • Answers are usually found in the order of the questions!  
  • You may need to interpret words (like the last answer above, you needed to know that established = set up)  
  • hyphenated words count as one word  
  • contractions won't be tested here  

To continue in our series of looking at every question type you'll face in the reading tests for Ielts, click on the preceding link. You will be taken to a page that explains table summaries and note fill-in concerning reading tests for Ielts questions.

To return to the first page in this series from where you will find links to all of the pages concerning the Ielts Academic Reading Module, click on the preceding link.