IELTS Reading Practice: Matching Paragraph Information

Matching paragraph information question in IELTS reading requires strong skills of paraphrasing. This lesson will help you understand the need to paraphrase the sentences given before you try to locate the information in the paragraphs.

This is an easy practice to help you get started with matching paragraph information questions. For more practice and more challenging reading, please see the recommended links below.
Hobbies for the Elderly
A. Card making – This has become an increasingly popular hobby, as it’s very easy to start and cards can be as simple or complicated as skills allow. Best of all, it’s a lovely way for your parent to send wishes to all the family and friends.

B. Art – this can be done at your parent’s home, or in a local art class. It can be painting, drawing, sculpture, or pottery. It does not matter how skilled your parent is, as there are opportunities for all levels. Just give it a go. The creative process is very absorbing and rewarding and it is a great way for your elderly relative to meet new people.

C. Learning to use the internet – if your aging parent likes the look of new technology, but has never learned how to use it, the internet is very easy once someone has shown them how. It opens up a whole new world of information and they will be able to keep in touch easily with children and grandchildren via email.

Questions 1-2
Which section contains the following information?Write the correct letter (A-C) as your answer.

1. A way to learn new methods of communication.

2. A way to socialize.

For answers and vocabulary, click here.

Recommended Lessons

IELTS Reading Practice: Multiple Choice
IELTS Reading Practice: Summary Completion
IELTS Reading Practice: Sentence Completion

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Comments

  1. Biwas Bhattarai says:

    I got 6.5 in reading in last test (GT). I am again starting with the help of this incredible site. Thank you Liz.

  2. Hi Liz,
    I got 5.5 in reading general test. I am having problem in matching headings. How can i improve my score to 7.5 or 8 bands in reading and in listening too.
    please suggest me.

    Regards,
    Osama

  3. I just want to thank you for making the world better place, unfortunately people be came more greedy there are not alot of blogs or websites that teach for IELTS test for free. you are hero uto me.

  4. Hello
    I am Saba from Pakistan and have been following your blog and practice lessons for my IELTS test.Your lessons are really helping me a lot , thanks for that. I need to ask you , if for matching headings, we should read the complete paragraphs or just the beginning and ending sentences only?

  5. i am in Nigeria,please i want to know the cost,where and how to buy the Cambridge IELTS official examination pappers book 1 to 10

    • You can buy them on amazon, possibly in your local book shop or visit a facebook group for IELTS and see if someone can send you their copies. Alternatively, you can do a free practice test on the BC IELTS website. See my useful websites page for the link (side column).
      All the best
      Liz

  6. I just took the IELTS test and was confused when I read the instructions. My questions asked me to match statements to paragraphs and said THE LETTERS CAN BE USED ANY NUMBER OF TIMES.
    What confuses me is, does it mean each question could potentially draw from two paragraphs, meaning my answer would be A and C for example. Basically, I’d like to know if I can feel at ease by answering each question with just one choice that sometimes reuse the letter.
    Thanks so much for the help

    • The task is to match information with the paragraph. This means which paragraph contains each statement. Of course, paragraphs might contain more than one statement. Always presume that letters can be used more than once.
      Liz

      • Thank you for the reply, however, I’m still uncertain about my question.
        I understand that any letter in that type of question could be used more than once, and that paragraphs may contain more than one statement.
        I was wondering if it was possible that I’d need to fill the answer sheet with two answers (eg both A, B for #15). Could a statement be found in two paragraphs.
        In my test, I eventually decided to only stick to one letter per answer even though there was one where I wanted to write two letters that could have corresponded to my statement.
        Thanks!

  7. 2/2 in 2 mint.

  8. kumar vijay says:

    How can I improve my reading , I tried 8th time ielts test in general but every time I got 5.5 band. Plz help me thanks

    • You must check the reason why you are getting your answers wrong. Is it due to having limited vocabulary or because you don’t understand what to do with the question. The first reason means you must improve your level of English, while the second reason means you need to learn more IELTS reading skills. Only you can find out the problem.
      All the best
      Liz

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