IELTS Reading: Matching

Here is one General Training IELTS practice section 1. Read the following 5 advertisements for Hall of Residence accommodation at one university. Read the requirements for 6 students below and then choose the Hall (A – E) that best meets their requirements.

Below you can find the Hall of Residence accommodation possibilities that the university offers its students. Gwyn House, Plas Hall and Rath Place are all situated on the Hawley Site which is only 7 minute walk from the university. Read through and decide which hall would suit you best.
General Training IELTS Reading section 1 matching

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IELTS Reading: General Training – Matching

Read the following General Training IELTS Reading practice – a notice that gives information about school excursions. Each excursion is labelled A-F. Answer questions 1-5 below by writing the appropriate letter A-F behind each question.

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

A Ancient and Modern Museum
This is a museum with a difference. Along with the usual historical exhibits, this museum features an up-to-date display of hands-on information technology.

B Shortlands Wildlife Park
This is not the usual animal gaol. Here exotic animals wander free in large compounds, separated in such a way that they can't harm one another.

C Botanical Gardens
Besides the many exotic plants one expects to see in a botanical garden, these gardens feature an array of native birds and other wildlife.

D Wax World
If you're interested in seeing how people used to live and dress, Wax World is the place for you. Featuring over 100 wax models of famous people, this venue is well-suited to anyone interested in changing trends in clothing.

E Technology Park
In the planetarium you can observe features of the night sky, and learn about such historical events as the origin of the crab nebula. This excursion also includes a visit to the Satellite Mapping Centre.

F The Light Fantastic
Find out about the fascinating process of candle making. This factory also holds the additional attraction of illustrating the diverse uses that candles and other wax products can have—from the projection of film to their use in the art of sculpture and decoration.

Questions:

1. Which excursion would you choose if you wanted to know about the different uses of wax?
2. Where could students learn something about the animals of the country they are studying in?
3. On which excursion is it possible to learn something about the stars?
4. Which excursion would be suitable for students of fashion and design?
5. Which excursion would attract people interested in computers?

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IELTS Reading: Matching practice

Here is a General Training IELTS Reading Matching practice. Please use your watch to time yourself when you are doing this practice. (10 minutes)

The following notice gives information about school excursions. Each excursion is labeled A-J.

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

A Ancient and Modern Museum
This is a museum with a difference. Along with the usual historical exhibits, this museum features an up-to-date display of hands-on information technology.

B Shortlands Wildlife Park
This is not the usual animal gaol. Here exotic animals wander free in large compounds, separated in such a way that they can't harm one another.

C Botanical Gardens
Besides the many exotic plants one expects to see in a botanical garden, these gardens feature an array of native birds and other wildlife.

D Wax World
If you're interested in seeing how people used to live and dress, Wax World is the place for you. Featuring over 100 wax models of famous people, this venue is well-suited to anyone interested in changing trends in clothing.

E The Central Art Gallery
The art gallery has six chambers each exhibiting paintings from different periods, from the Middle Ages to the present. The walking tour, recorded on tape, is designed for visitors interested in art history and criticism.

F Technology Park
In the planetarium you can observe features of the night sky, and learn about such historical events as the origin of the crab nebula. This excursion also includes a visit to the Satellite Mapping Centre.

G Parliament
Students are met at the entrance by ushers who show them around the Houses. The tour includes the Hansard library, the grand lounge, government and opposition offices and the public gallery.

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