The Academic Reading exam
The Reading exam consists of 40 questions and will have a variety of question types. These include: multiple choice, identifying information (True/False/Not Given), identifying a writer’s views/claims (Yes/No/Not Given), matching information,
matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.
There are 3 sections with a total text length of 2,150-2,750 words and each section gets progressively more difficult as you move from sections 1 to 3.
Each section contains one long text. Texts are authentic and
are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.
They have been written for a non-specialist audience and are
on academic topics of general interest. Texts are appropriate to, and accessible to, test takers entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses or seeking professional registration.
Texts range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive
and analytical. Texts may contain non-verbal materials such
as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical terms, then a simple glossary is provided.