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Answers to Dinosaur Reading Questions

Hi guys,

Yesterday I posted a reading exercise on pterosaur dinosaurs and now you can find the answers. If you didn’t finish the reading exercise, please do it now: TFNG questions pterosaur dinosaurs


Click below to reveal the answers:

Answers, Explanations & Tips


  1. Question = Pterosaurs were the first creatures to be able to fly by creating lift

Answer: F

Passage Information: “They were also the first animals after insects to evolve powered flight—not just leaping or gliding, but flapping their wings to generate lift and travel through the air.”

Explanation: the word creatures refers to both animals and insects. The passage shows that animals (pterosaurs) could fly after insects. This means insects were first. Creating lift relates to “generating lift”.

The reading passage for this lesson was taken from the American Museum of Natural History. You can read the full information about pterosaurs on their website: AMNH pterosaurs.Some students have comments on “flapping wings”.  You can read about insect flight on this page: WIKI Insect Flight  or check directly with AMNH about their article.

2. Question = Pterosaurs were able to fly as high as modern aeroplanes.

Answer: NG

Passage Information: ” Some were as large as an F-16 fighter jet, and others as small as a paper aeroplane.”

Explanation: You can see that the passage does not give information about how high the dinosaurs could fly. No mention of height is given. The passage only mentions “F-16 fighter jet” – not a range of modern planes. This means the answer is Not Given.

3. Question = The shape and the size of pterosaurs varied over time.

Answer: T

Passage Information: “Over time, the earliest pterosaurs—relatively small flying reptiles with sturdy bodies and long tails—evolved into a broad variety of species. Some had long, slender jaws, elaborate head crests, or specialized teeth, and some were extraordinarily large.

Explanation: You can see from the passage that at the beginning all pterosaurs were quite small. But then they changed and some of them grew to be very big. The word “evolved” indicated natural evolution which happens over a period of time and also the confirmation “over time”. The passage also mentioned the shape of the pterosaurs = “Some had long, slender jaws, elaborate head crests”. The word “some” means that some had this shape and others had a different shape.


The answer might not be in one sentence. Once you locate the information, read the sentences before and after to locate more information. You will often have to read 4 or 5 sentences in the passage in order to decide your answer.

You can see that I posted the passage information and explanation. You should do this when you practice full reading tests at home. After you finish the test, review each question and answer -write down the explanation for the answer so you can see your mistakes more clearly in order to learn and develop.

Message from Liz

Most of you got the answers spot on – well done 🙂 If you got one or two wrong, I hope you can understand why from my explanations above.

I will try and post more lessons soon.





  1. http://Imy%20Jack's says

    Thank you Liz

  2. Thank u very much for useful tips.I appreciate it

  3. http://Eunice%20kubania says

    Thanx Liz . God bless you. you make me understand the reason why i chose the wrong answer as try to practice this at home. keep it . thanx again.
    Eunice k

  4. http://Randy%20Christopher says

    Thank you very much Liz. God bless

  5. false
    not given

  6. http://AgossV says

    woot woot..got all right…thank you Liz

  7. http://Mysoon says

    Liz, Thank you, you are an angel and you are doing a great job, I have scored 7.5 in my reading exam IELTS for UKVI, I couldn’t believe it I scored 7.0 with no subtitle less than 6 , so thank you 🙂

  8. http://sumirakeran says

    thats great


  9. http://Lenilson says

    Thank you for your amazing job, including your help and time.
    It’s a pity I can’t afford a class nor a material with you, however I have this huge opportunity to study through your free materials.

  10. http://Navjot%20sidhu says

    You are a great help and i am having mt rxam on 29 july. So just watching your posts and videis for preparation

  11. http://Varie says

    Thank you dear Liz, i
    your information is very helpful… I do appreciate so much.. Be blessed.

  12. http://Sumitha says

    Thanks for the lessons liz. Can you please add some more ielts task 1 band 9 answers.

  13. Hello Liz,
    May I understand the word in the passage (flourish) is kind of trenosaur change Shap and size.
    Thanks in advance.
    Any one feel free to answer my question please.

  14. Thanks alott liz mam.. Your lessons are so informative and cute just like you..💐💐💐💐💐💐💐 ..you are doing a very good job for many students like me…. Waiting for your more reading lessons..such as complete the summary with box.

  15. http://prativa says

    Thank you so much Mam…….

  16. http://Onwuzuruoha%20Chimaobi says

    That was helpful
    Thank you
    I got it correct, honestly in my ielts last year, it was inside the examination hall that I saw this question format for the first time, it was initially confusing but with your tips, I am getting better.

  17. http://Onwuzuruoha%20Chimaobi says

    That was helpful
    Thank you

  18. http://tubi says

    Got all three answers .

  19. http://Success says

    Thank you ma

  20. http://Gee%20aca says

    Hello liz! Just want to ask, is it really necessary to memorize all vocabularies given in each topics?

    • http://Liz says

      Certainly not for reading. The topics are so diverse, it won’t help. But you can learn paraphrases instead which are given between questions and answers.

  21. http://David%20nzuki says

    Wow!I got all correct .. thanks liz for the exercise..😃

  22. http://Vashisht says

    all answers were right thanku MAM.

  23. http://Avith%20D%20souza says

    Thanks lot Liz

  24. http://Laeth%20Al-Sadi says

    Thank you Liz for your great lessons , they are the best.
    Could you please post some lessons on choosing paragraph titles in reading. Now these questions are also very tricky.
    Thank you.

  25. Thanks Liz , please post these like questions more

  26. http://Hani%20singh says

    Thanks liz. You are helping so many student like me who can not afford special classes for IELTS.
    Thank you so much

  27. http://sanjib says

    NG, F , T,

  28. http://Mohamed says

    Thanks liz

  29. http://Mars%20Mathews says

    Thanks Liz, It was really helpful

  30. http://DR.FARRUKH says


  31. http://Nigar%20Qureshi says

    Thanks Liz. I got all my answers right, I posted my answers with explanations. Your lessons are really very effective. Please keep up the good work

  32. http://KusumTamu says

    Thank you Liza mam..

  33. http://Lillyan says

    Needs improving …thx for helping

  34. Thank you liz…You are an awesome facilitator…

  35. Thankyou mam👧

  36. I got All okays.
    but bcz of madam Liz

  37. http://Saravanakumar says

    Thank-you Liz for your continuous effort of teaching IELTS lessons.

  38. http://Zahir says

    Thanks Liz for this lesson. I have got 3 of them correct. Thanks

  39. http://Rdwan says

    Thank you.
    You are the base of my success.

  40. http://lusimi says

    hi, is posible to pay to get classes????

  41. Hi Liz
    Thank you for the exercise. I enjoy your videos.
    Can I ask you, what does this question mean?
    “How would your hometown be improved?”

  42. http://Vinod%20Kumar says

    Thanks Liz for posting the answers with the great explanation. Keep up your good work. That would be very useful for the newbies to IELTS like me 😉


  43. http://Noor says

    thank you liz for this amazing website

  44. http://maheswari says

    I got all correct…..
    Thank you for the exercise

  45. http://gratefulforLiz says

    Great Practice and better than that the answers and explanation. The lessons are priceless.
    Many thanks, Liz.

  46. http://Jaspreet%20kaur says

    Lot of thanks mam for informative lesson

  47. Yepeee! I got all the answers correct. Thank you so much Liz, am beginning to understand ielts with your teaching

  48. http://Maria%20Hasmin says

    Thank you liz for sharing this! I got a perfect score which is astonishing since reading skilla challenges me so much after writing. 😊😊

  49. http://Ferdous says

    Dear Liz,

    Thanks a lot for your cordial help.
    We love and appreciate your splendid effort of teaching for us.

    Wish you all the best…

  50. http://R%20John says

    I got one answer right. Hope i can do better.

    Thank you liz and will try hard for next attempt.

  51. http://Charles says

    I failed no 1,but I now know why. Thanks and God bless you.

  52. http://Ruth%20Li says

    Dear Liz,
    Thank you very much for your English teaching online.
    I have got a great benefit from your teaching and I have started my Bachelor of Theology study at early of this year.
    May Almighty God bless you abundantly.

    Ruth Li

  53. http://Geet says

    Thanks Liz , your lessons are really informative.

  54. http://Elena%20Lanberg says

    Dear Elizabeth!
    Thank you a lot for teaching me! You are doing a great work!
    I think you’ve misprinted in Question 2, Explanation: “… information about how fly the dinosaurs could fly”. I suppose there should be “… how high …”. Am I right or wrong?
    Wish you all the best and waiting for more new practice from you!

  55. http://Brinda%20Patni says

    Wow my answers are right yepeee

  56. http://Gee%20aca says

    Thanks a lot Liz! I got 1 mistake not that bad sibce this is my first attempt to do an activity. I will strive a lot for me to learn more from ur videos. Thanks again.

  57. http://Rojina says

    liz can you make reading lesson on no more than 1 or 2 word …..

  58. http://Priti says

    Hello madam,
    Thank you very much for giving training for ielts.It is very useful for me.You are the best among all the online IELTS class.I have seen the videos on YouTube also.The tips are very useful for me.Thank you very much once again.

  59. http://Nisha says

    My answers were Right ..Thank you Liz .
    Your lessons are very effective.

  60. http://Vicky says

    Hi Liz, where can I find the right answers for listening and reading for IELTS. Had my exams the 08/07 at basil paterson in Edinburgh. Many thanks

    • http://Liz says

      IELTS do not publish each test or the answers. They only publish four tests with answers each year – no more. This means that the majority of people will never know the answers to their test.

  61. http://Rawan%20Alanazi says

    I got all correct,, Thank you for the exercise.

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