IELTS Reading: True/False/Not Given

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Many students ask me how to do "True/False/Not-Given" or "Yes/No/Not-Given" questions. The reason why this type of question is hard for many candidates is that it tests your understanding or certain information rather than just finding key words. Here are some advices about doing this type of question. Click here.

Here is an easy practice. Try to finish all questions within 8 minutes.

ROADS—THE FACTS
 • In 1994 the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution described "the unrelenting growth of transport "as" possibly the greatest environmental threat facing the UK".
 • The Department of Transport predicts a doubling of traffic on 1988 levels by the years 2025. The Countryside  • Commission has warned that traffic through country areas may treble by then.
 • Vehicle exhaust is the major cause of urban air pollution. World Health Organization limits are regularly exceeded in most UK cities.
 • 1 in 7 children suffers from asthma, thought to be exacerbated by traffic fumes.
 • Over 1500 wildlife sites including ancient woodlands and sites of special scientific interest are still threatened by road building.
 • Four times as many junior-age children are driven to school in Britain as in Germany, because of road dangers. In  Holland 60 per cent of children cycle to school—compared with only 2 per cent here.

The National Cycle Network will
 • Cater for all users—commuters, school-children, shoppers, family groups.
 • Run right through the middle of most major towns and cities, enabling over 20 million people to ride to their nearest town center within 10 minutes!
 • Cost the equivalent of just a few weeks of the current national roads program.
 • Be professional designed and engineered, in cooperation with local authorities and landowners, to created high quality routes.
 • With your help we can build a network of commuter and leisure paths for a safer, healthier future.

On your answer sheet please write:
    TRUE                if the statement is true
    FALSE               if the statement is false
    NOT GIVEN          if the information is not given in the passage

1. There might be three times as many cars in rural areas in 2025.
2. The levels of air pollution in British cities are often higher than the standards set by the World Health Organization.
3. More German children go to school by car than British children.
4. It is believed that pollution from vehicles can make some children's illnesses worse.
5. Most of the national cycle network will be in country areas.
6. The national cycle network will cost the same as the national road program.

Answers

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. Not Given
6. False

1 Comment IELTS Reading: True/False/Not Given

  1. Narayan Paudel

    Hi Jeffery, I see your ielts blog in time by time and this is very useful for ielts students. I have got a question for GT reading. As I looked 1 GT reading practice paper that had been posted in your site, I could not understand the answer that is true in no.1 and and no. 4 is true as well.
    the topic was : Roads – the facts, for true, false, and not- given practice
    Could you please make it clear?
    I hope you will reply me soon
    Thanks for your help
    regards,
    Narayan

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