Reading Practice Question

Below is a short reading passage with questions to help you practice your IELTS reading TFNG. This topic was reported in the test this month, July 2017.  This is an IELTS Liz reading exercise, not a test paper.

Tips:

  • True = the passage shows the statement is correct
  • False = the passage shows the statement is incorrect
  • Not Given = not enough information is given to know if it is correct or incorrect

Reading Exercise: Pterosaurs

Neither birds nor bats, pterosaurs were reptiles, close cousins of dinosaurs who evolved on a separate branch of the reptile family tree. 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. They evolved into dozens of species. Some were as large as an F-16 fighter jet, and others as small as a paper airplane.

Pterosaurs were an extremely successful group of reptiles. They flourished all through the age of dinosaurs, a period of more than 150 million years. 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.

This passage is from amnh.org (American Museum of Natural History) See the full reading passage: What is a Pterosaur?

Questions: Are the following statements True/ False or Not Given according to the information in the passage?

  1. Pterosaurs were the first creatures to be able to fly by creating lift.
  2. Pterosaurs were able to fly as high as modern aeroplanes.
  3. The shape and the size of pterosaurs varied over time.

Answers

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Comments

  1. MillieOnz says:

    1) T – guessing, as to generate lift = by creating lift?
    2) NG
    3) T

  2. False
    Not given
    True

  3. F/NG/T

  4. Tinh Nguyen says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  5. TRUR
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  6. THEKRA AL SALIHI says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  7. True, NG, True

  8. vaishali says:

    1) false
    2) Not given
    3) True

  9. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  10. 1) F
    2) NG
    3) T

  11. 1) False
    2) Not Given
    3) True

  12. 1) True
    2) not given
    3) false

  13. 1) false
    2) Not given
    3) True

  14. Jot Cheema says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  15. 1. False. 2. Not given. 3. True.

  16. Rasheed Bola says:

    1) false
    2) not given
    3) true

  17. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  18. Maria Hasmin says:

    1.False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  19. 1-not given
    2-false
    3_true

  20. 1true
    2N g
    3N g

  21. Ezeokafor says:

    true
    false
    trur

  22. Ezeokafor says:

    true
    false
    true

  23. Sushma Sharma Adhikari says:

    1) false
    2) not given
    3) true

  24. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE

  25. vilsiamol says:

    1)F
    2)NG
    3)T

  26. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  27. 1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  28. Osunsanmi opeyemi says:

    False, not given, true

  29. Mohammed says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  30. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1) true
    2) not given
    3) true

  31. 1.False
    2.N/G
    3.True

  32. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true

  33. False
    NG
    True

  34. F
    NG
    T

  35. False, Not Given, True

  36. Dr Hidayat ullah says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)false

  37. Parth patel says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  38. F
    NG
    T

  39. Mohammad Abujar says:

    1) False
    2) Not given
    3)True

  40. 1. True
    2. N.G
    3. True

  41. Charles says:

    1= True
    2=Not Given
    3=True

  42. Priyanka says:

    1) F
    2) NG
    3) T

  43. Arpitaben says:

    False
    NG
    True

  44. Sakhawat jahan Bhuiyan says:

    This site is very helpful for IELTS preparation.

  45. Navneet says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  46. Pushpinder Singh Munna says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 false

  47. Aschalew says:

    1.false
    2.ng
    3.false

  48. Aniket Pawar says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

  49. F
    NG
    T

  50. 1)TRUE
    2)NOT GIVEN
    3)TRUE

  51. 1.false
    2.true
    3.not given

  52. F
    T
    NG

  53. Chandra Kant Kumbhar says:

    False, Not Given, True

  54. false
    not given
    true

  55. F
    Ng
    T

  56. Virginia says:

    1.True
    2.Not given
    3.True

  57. 1. False.
    2. Not Given.
    3. True.

  58. Gurpreet singh says:

    1.true
    2.false
    3.Notgiven

  59. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-F

  60. 1) FALSE
    2) NOT GIVEN
    3) TRUE

  61. Binu Thomas says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  62. Juhi kardam says:

    1. True
    2. Not given
    3. False

  63. 1.- F
    2.-NG
    3.-T

  64. Neetu chandran says:

    1.False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  65. Rawan Alanazi says:

    1/False
    2/Not given
    3/True

  66. april07 says:

    1. Not Given
    2. False
    3. True

  67. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  68. 1) False
    2) Not given
    3) True

  69. 1. true
    2.false
    3.true

  70. Aswin Godson says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3.True

  71. Monisha says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  72. JESSICA CAHETE says:

    FALSE
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  73. 1-False: the first animals after insects and not the first creature
    2-NG: what was given only that they were as large as F-16 jet or small airplane but not their speed or height
    3-true

  74. Shahzeel raza says:

    False, not given and true

  75. Nisarg Shah says:

    1) NG
    2) False
    3) True

  76. 1 True
    2 Not given
    3 False

  77. T, F, NG

  78. True
    False
    Not Given

  79. Ritesh desai says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

  80. 1)false
    2)Not given
    3) false

  81. 1. False
    2. N/G
    3. True

  82. jolsana says:

    True,NG,True

  83. gratefulforLiz says:

    Thanks a lot for the practice.
    1. False
    2. Not given
    3. True

  84. F
    NG
    T

  85. LAURA TC says:

    1.True 2. False 3. Not Given

  86. LAURA TC says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  87. JUHI MARY THOMAS says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  88. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  89. Joseph Ogbekhiulu says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  90. f,ng,t

  91. Jeffrey says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  92. samson satheesh says:

    1.true 2,flase, 3.true

  93. Ramakrishnan says:

    False
    NG
    True

  94. 1. F
    2. F
    3. T

  95. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. T

  96. False
    Not given
    True

  97. 1-False
    2-NG
    3-True

  98. Carelle says:

    True
    Not given
    True

  99. Benn Solomon D says:

    1)False
    2)Not Given
    3)True

  100. Nitesh maharjan says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)true

  101. 1 false
    2 notgiven
    3 true

  102. ANSWERS
    1 FALSE
    2 NG
    3 TRUE

  103. said answer:
    1- F
    2-NG
    3-T

  104. Hi liz mam ,
    1 . False
    2 . Not given
    3 . True

  105. mongi kombo says:

    1 true
    2not given
    3true

  106. Hi Liz,
    My exam is on 20th July. I need some help in Academic writing. Pls. provide some resources or topics.

  107. False
    Not given
    True

  108. Mohammad Sujoun lasker says:

    The answer is
    a) not given
    b) false
    c)true

  109. 1)False-they were also the first animals after insects to evolve powered flight
    2)Not given -some were as large as an f-16 fighter jet and others as small as a paper air plane.
    3) True

  110. Satpreet Kaur says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  111. Mohammed Ahmmed Mohammed Abdullatif says:

    F
    NG
    T

  112. jaspreet kaur says:

    1 false
    2 NG
    3 true

  113. My answer is

    true
    not given
    true

  114. 1- True
    2- Not Given
    3- True

  115. Laeth Al-Sadi says:

    F
    NG
    T

  116. 1- Not Given
    2- False
    3- True

  117. jayalakshmi says:

    1.false,2.not given,3.true

  118. Shashank sharma says:

    1.- false
    2.- not given
    3.- true

  119. Bhawna Sharma says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  120. 1 T 2 Ng 3 T

  121. Ani John says:

    1) False
    2)Not Given
    3)Trues

  122. Hashem Yahya says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.T

  123. 1) false. 2) not given 3) true

  124. Vashisht says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  125. Mam I really afraid from reading please send more exercises… i got 5.5 too times i need more than 6 please help me out to achieve my goal

  126. 1. False
    2. Not given
    3. True

  127. Flase
    Not given
    True

  128. Shajahan says:

    1- F
    2- NG
    3- T

  129. false
    not given
    true

  130. Foujia yasmin Zomo says:

    1)False
    2)NG
    3)True

  131. Meena Naik says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  132. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  133. Lucia Ngoddy says:

    1. False (they were the first animal after insects to evolve powered flight by flapping their wings to generate lift and travel through the air).
    2.Not given (they evolved in size not flight into large species as large as an F-16 fighter jets).
    3.True (The shape and size varied from relatively small flying reptiles into species of long jaws, elaborate heads and large bodies).

  134. MITHRA GITHIN says:

    HAI LIZ,
    THE ANSWER IS
    1. FALSE
    2.NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  135. Rashmita says:

    1. False
    2. not given
    3. True

  136. Hello Mam !

    I think…
    1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  137. f
    t
    t

  138. sarith nath says:

    False
    Ng
    True

  139. Akabueze Ephraim says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true
    Thanks

  140. 1F
    2NG
    3T

  141. 1 False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  142. F
    NG
    T

  143. Ugochukwu Ogonna says:

    True
    Not given
    False

  144. 1- False
    2- False
    3- True

  145. F.
    NG
    T

  146. Ayaz Ali says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  147. Harpreet says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  148. F
    NG
    T

  149. Hi Liz,
    My answers are as follows:
    1) False
    2)NG
    3) True

    Thanks

  150. Maxwell Ezekiel says:

    1) FALSE
    2) FALSE
    3) TRUE

  151. 1 -F
    2-NG
    3-T

  152. Oyedeji ademola oyewumi says:

    False
    False
    True

  153. Pawandeep says:

    F
    Ng
    T

  154. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  155. F
    Ng
    T

  156. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  157. Magdalena says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  158. Nadia Akram says:

    False
    NG
    T

  159. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. F

  160. Yes
    NG
    Yes

  161. True
    N/G
    True

  162. T
    Not Given
    True

  163. 1-true
    2-false
    3-true

  164. Barinderjit Singh says:

    Answers:

    True
    Not Given
    True

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • first s false because they said ..pterosour were first after inscts..it means insects were first(before pterosour there were insects)

  165. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.F

  166. False
    Not Given
    True

  167. 1. False
    2. NG
    3.True

  168. False
    Not Given
    True

  169. SPARSH GOUR says:

    TRUE,NOTGIVEN,TRUE

  170. 1. TRUE
    2.NOT GIVEN.
    3.FALSE.

  171. Rita Zamora says:

    Yes
    Not Given
    Yes

  172. False,NG,true

  173. Ritika Gadale says:

    1)False
    2)Not given
    3)Tes

  174. 1- False
    2-False
    3-True

  175. Tina Tran says:

    Following are my answers:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  176. T
    NG
    T

  177. Syed Fareed Murtaza says:

    1. Not given according to the information in the passage.
    2. False.
    3.True

  178. 1=F, 2=NG, 3=T

  179. 1.True
    2.False
    3. Not Given

  180. KINLEY JAMTSHO says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  181. YASH PATEL says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  182. Khushwinder says:

    F, NG, T

  183. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  184. 1-false
    2-true
    3-true

  185. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  186. 1. F (insects were the first to evolve powered flight which involves flapping to create lift)
    2. NG (It compares them towards ‘size’ of airplanes, not the altitude at which they were able to fly)
    3. T (the earliest were small but after they evolved some became giants, in addition to development in size and shape of particular parts of body)

    Thanks for the practice!

  187. Suleiman says:

    F,NG, and T

  188. 1 true
    2 false
    3 true

  189. 1. FALSE
    2. NG
    3. TRUE

  190. Anonymous says:

    1True
    2false
    3True

  191. Hardik Sompura says:

    1- NOT GIVEN
    2- FALSE
    3- TRUE

  192. True
    Not Given
    True

  193. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. Not Given

  194. karthick says:

    Answers: 1) False; 2) Not Given; 3) True

  195. Sunitha says:

    Option 1 is true.

  196. keerthika says:

    1 False
    2 True
    3 Not Given

  197. Hetshri Shah says:

    1. true
    2. not given
    3. false

  198. Irfan S.P. says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  199. Hi Liz
    My answers are:
    1 True
    2 Not given
    3 True
    Thank you very much

  200. janardanareddym says:

    NO \
    no
    yes

  201. Greeting
    I’m reading all your posts and I appreciate highly your efforts and kindness.
    Thank you from my heart.

  202. 1.false
    2.not given
    3. True
    Mam I am preparing for ielts just this week. I was listening some of your videos and came to know about this site. Thankyou so much for your guidance. I am sure this site will help me alot to prepare myself.

  203. Yeboah Jones says:

    False
    True
    True

  204. Kalaiselvi says:

    1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  205. 1) False
    2) True
    3) True

  206. 1. false
    2. false
    3. true

  207. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  208. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  209. 1-false
    2-not given
    4-tru

  210. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True

  211. Syeda Saima Shabbir says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  212. 1. True
    2 not given
    3 true

  213. piyush pareek says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  214. Gagandeep singh says:

    1-true
    2-NG
    3-true

  215. Nigar Qureshi says:

    I am working towards academic IELTS

  216. Janet james says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  217. Not given , no , yes

  218. 1. Not given
    2. False
    3.True

  219. Nigar Qureshi says:

    1- False because in the first para it is mentioned they were the first animals after insects so the first creatures to fly were insects
    2- not given: some were as large as F-16 flighter jets but whether they were able to fly as high as modern aeroplane is not given
    3- True : from second para it is clear their shape and size varied over time

  220. Rakesh Roby says:

    1. True
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  221. Kalsoom says:

    1..False
    2.True
    3.True

  222. False
    Not Given
    True

  223. javeria says:

    F
    NG
    T

  224. Hi liz,
    1. False
    2. NG
    3. True

  225. Maureen says:

    1.True
    2. False
    3. Not given

  226. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  227. 3 will be true

  228. vishvam thaker says:

    Ng f t are the answers 😁

  229. 1. True
    2. Not given
    3. True

  230. Hi the answers are below

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  231. Mavis ighota says:

    1. F
    2.F
    3 T

  232. Prakash says:

    1. F
    2.NG
    3.T

  233. Riken patel says:

    1-Fales
    2-True
    3-Not given

  234. Ramya Ganesh says:

    1.True

    2 Not Given

    3 True

  235. Sangam Shrestha says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. True

  236. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  237. Bhavika beri says:

    1.True
    2.Not Given
    3.Not Given

  238. Alexandra Alexand says:

    True
    False
    Not given

  239. F
    NG
    T

  240. 1. false
    2. NG
    3.True

  241. Augustine says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  242. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  243. 1.true
    2.false
    3.not given

  244. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-T

  245. Jeniffer says:

    1. Fapse
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  246. 1 True.2. Not given 3.not given

  247. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  248. Deva Annie Sam says:

    1-false,2 -NG,3 -true

  249. Mohamed says:

    Not Given, Not Given, True

  250. 1- F
    2- T
    3- NG

  251. vaidehi says:

    False
    True
    Not given

  252. Sahil Sharma says:

    Answers: 1 – True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  253. ananda Ale says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  254. Ngoc Nguyen says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  255. 1. False
    2. Not given
    3. True

  256. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  257. 1.FALSE
    2.NOT GIVEN
    3.TRUE

  258. 1) False
    2) Not given
    3) True

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