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. Navjot sidhu says:

    False
    Not given
    Yrue

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

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

  4. Carol

    1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  5. HUmm nice.

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

  7. MillieOnz says:

    I agree with those who answered:
    1) F = insects and animals are all creatures, thus, first animals after insects. I was wrong —waaahh!!! 🙁
    2)NG
    3) T

  8. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  9. 1. ّF
    2. NG
    3.T

  10. Shrijana Dangal says:

    1.False
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  11. MillieOnz says:

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

  12. False
    Not given
    True

  13. F/NG/T

  14. Tinh Nguyen says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  15. TRUR
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  16. THEKRA AL SALIHI says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  17. True, NG, True

  18. vaishali says:

    1) false
    2) Not given
    3) True

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

  20. 1) F
    2) NG
    3) T

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

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

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

  24. Jot Cheema says:

    False
    Not given
    True

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

  26. Rasheed Bola says:

    1) false
    2) not given
    3) true

  27. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  28. Maria Hasmin says:

    1.False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  29. 1-not given
    2-false
    3_true

  30. 1true
    2N g
    3N g

  31. Ezeokafor says:

    true
    false
    trur

  32. Ezeokafor says:

    true
    false
    true

  33. Sushma Sharma Adhikari says:

    1) false
    2) not given
    3) true

  34. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE

  35. vilsiamol says:

    1)F
    2)NG
    3)T

  36. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  37. 1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  38. Osunsanmi opeyemi says:

    False, not given, true

  39. Mohammed says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  40. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1) true
    2) not given
    3) true

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

  42. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true

  43. False
    NG
    True

  44. F
    NG
    T

  45. False, Not Given, True

  46. Dr Hidayat ullah says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)false

  47. Parth patel says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  48. F
    NG
    T

  49. Mohammad Abujar says:

    1) False
    2) Not given
    3)True

  50. 1. True
    2. N.G
    3. True

  51. Charles says:

    1= True
    2=Not Given
    3=True

  52. Priyanka says:

    1) F
    2) NG
    3) T

  53. Arpitaben says:

    False
    NG
    True

  54. Sakhawat jahan Bhuiyan says:

    This site is very helpful for IELTS preparation.

  55. Navneet says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  56. Pushpinder Singh Munna says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 false

  57. Aschalew says:

    1.false
    2.ng
    3.false

  58. Aniket Pawar says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

  59. F
    NG
    T

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

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

  62. F
    T
    NG

  63. Chandra Kant Kumbhar says:

    False, Not Given, True

  64. false
    not given
    true

  65. F
    Ng
    T

  66. Virginia says:

    1.True
    2.Not given
    3.True

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

  68. Gurpreet singh says:

    1.true
    2.false
    3.Notgiven

  69. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-F

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

  71. Binu Thomas says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  72. Juhi kardam says:

    1. True
    2. Not given
    3. False

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

  74. Neetu chandran says:

    1.False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  75. Rawan Alanazi says:

    1/False
    2/Not given
    3/True

  76. april07 says:

    1. Not Given
    2. False
    3. True

  77. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

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

  79. 1. true
    2.false
    3.true

  80. Aswin Godson says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3.True

  81. Monisha says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  82. JESSICA CAHETE says:

    FALSE
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  83. 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

  84. Shahzeel raza says:

    False, not given and true

  85. Nisarg Shah says:

    1) NG
    2) False
    3) True

  86. 1 True
    2 Not given
    3 False

  87. T, F, NG

  88. True
    False
    Not Given

  89. Ritesh desai says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

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

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

  92. jolsana says:

    True,NG,True

  93. gratefulforLiz says:

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

  94. F
    NG
    T

  95. LAURA TC says:

    1.True 2. False 3. Not Given

  96. LAURA TC says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  97. JUHI MARY THOMAS says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

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

  99. Joseph Ogbekhiulu says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  100. f,ng,t

  101. Jeffrey says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  102. samson satheesh says:

    1.true 2,flase, 3.true

  103. Ramakrishnan says:

    False
    NG
    True

  104. 1. F
    2. F
    3. T

  105. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. T

  106. False
    Not given
    True

  107. 1-False
    2-NG
    3-True

  108. Carelle says:

    True
    Not given
    True

  109. Benn Solomon D says:

    1)False
    2)Not Given
    3)True

  110. Nitesh maharjan says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)true

  111. 1 false
    2 notgiven
    3 true

  112. ANSWERS
    1 FALSE
    2 NG
    3 TRUE

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

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

  115. mongi kombo says:

    1 true
    2not given
    3true

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

  117. False
    Not given
    True

  118. Mohammad Sujoun lasker says:

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

  119. 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

  120. Satpreet Kaur says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  121. Mohammed Ahmmed Mohammed Abdullatif says:

    F
    NG
    T

  122. jaspreet kaur says:

    1 false
    2 NG
    3 true

  123. My answer is

    true
    not given
    true

  124. 1- True
    2- Not Given
    3- True

  125. Laeth Al-Sadi says:

    F
    NG
    T

  126. 1- Not Given
    2- False
    3- True

  127. jayalakshmi says:

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

  128. Shashank sharma says:

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

  129. Bhawna Sharma says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  130. 1 T 2 Ng 3 T

  131. Ani John says:

    1) False
    2)Not Given
    3)Trues

  132. Hashem Yahya says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.T

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

  134. Vashisht says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  135. 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

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

  137. Flase
    Not given
    True

  138. Shajahan says:

    1- F
    2- NG
    3- T

  139. false
    not given
    true

  140. Foujia yasmin Zomo says:

    1)False
    2)NG
    3)True

  141. Meena Naik says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  142. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  143. 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).

  144. MITHRA GITHIN says:

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

  145. Rashmita says:

    1. False
    2. not given
    3. True

  146. Hello Mam !

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

  147. f
    t
    t

  148. sarith nath says:

    False
    Ng
    True

  149. Akabueze Ephraim says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true
    Thanks

  150. 1F
    2NG
    3T

  151. 1 False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  152. F
    NG
    T

  153. Ugochukwu Ogonna says:

    True
    Not given
    False

  154. 1- False
    2- False
    3- True

  155. F.
    NG
    T

  156. Ayaz Ali says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  157. Harpreet says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  158. F
    NG
    T

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

    Thanks

  160. Maxwell Ezekiel says:

    1) FALSE
    2) FALSE
    3) TRUE

  161. 1 -F
    2-NG
    3-T

  162. Oyedeji ademola oyewumi says:

    False
    False
    True

  163. Pawandeep says:

    F
    Ng
    T

  164. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  165. F
    Ng
    T

  166. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  167. Magdalena says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  168. Nadia Akram says:

    False
    NG
    T

  169. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. F

  170. Yes
    NG
    Yes

  171. True
    N/G
    True

  172. T
    Not Given
    True

  173. 1-true
    2-false
    3-true

  174. 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)

  175. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.F

  176. False
    Not Given
    True

  177. 1. False
    2. NG
    3.True

  178. False
    Not Given
    True

  179. SPARSH GOUR says:

    TRUE,NOTGIVEN,TRUE

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

  181. Rita Zamora says:

    Yes
    Not Given
    Yes

  182. False,NG,true

  183. Ritika Gadale says:

    1)False
    2)Not given
    3)Tes

  184. 1- False
    2-False
    3-True

  185. Tina Tran says:

    Following are my answers:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  186. T
    NG
    T

  187. Syed Fareed Murtaza says:

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

  188. 1=F, 2=NG, 3=T

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

  190. KINLEY JAMTSHO says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  191. YASH PATEL says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  192. Khushwinder says:

    F, NG, T

  193. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  194. 1-false
    2-true
    3-true

  195. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  196. 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!

  197. Suleiman says:

    F,NG, and T

  198. 1 true
    2 false
    3 true

  199. 1. FALSE
    2. NG
    3. TRUE

  200. Anonymous says:

    1True
    2false
    3True

  201. Hardik Sompura says:

    1- NOT GIVEN
    2- FALSE
    3- TRUE

  202. True
    Not Given
    True

  203. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. Not Given

  204. karthick says:

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

  205. Sunitha says:

    Option 1 is true.

  206. keerthika says:

    1 False
    2 True
    3 Not Given

  207. Hetshri Shah says:

    1. true
    2. not given
    3. false

  208. Irfan S.P. says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

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

  210. janardanareddym says:

    NO \
    no
    yes

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

  212. 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.

  213. Yeboah Jones says:

    False
    True
    True

  214. Kalaiselvi says:

    1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  215. 1) False
    2) True
    3) True

  216. 1. false
    2. false
    3. true

  217. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  218. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  219. 1-false
    2-not given
    4-tru

  220. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True

  221. Syeda Saima Shabbir says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  222. 1. True
    2 not given
    3 true

  223. piyush pareek says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  224. Gagandeep singh says:

    1-true
    2-NG
    3-true

  225. Nigar Qureshi says:

    I am working towards academic IELTS

  226. Janet james says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  227. Not given , no , yes

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

  229. 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

  230. Rakesh Roby says:

    1. True
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  231. Kalsoom says:

    1..False
    2.True
    3.True

  232. False
    Not Given
    True

  233. javeria says:

    F
    NG
    T

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

  235. Maureen says:

    1.True
    2. False
    3. Not given

  236. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  237. 3 will be true

  238. vishvam thaker says:

    Ng f t are the answers 😁

  239. 1. True
    2. Not given
    3. True

  240. Hi the answers are below

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  241. Mavis ighota says:

    1. F
    2.F
    3 T

  242. Prakash says:

    1. F
    2.NG
    3.T

  243. Riken patel says:

    1-Fales
    2-True
    3-Not given

  244. Ramya Ganesh says:

    1.True

    2 Not Given

    3 True

  245. Sangam Shrestha says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. True

  246. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  247. Bhavika beri says:

    1.True
    2.Not Given
    3.Not Given

  248. Alexandra Alexand says:

    True
    False
    Not given

  249. F
    NG
    T

  250. 1. false
    2. NG
    3.True

  251. Augustine says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  252. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

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

  254. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-T

  255. Jeniffer says:

    1. Fapse
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  256. 1 True.2. Not given 3.not given

  257. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  258. Deva Annie Sam says:

    1-false,2 -NG,3 -true

  259. Mohamed says:

    Not Given, Not Given, True

  260. 1- F
    2- T
    3- NG

  261. vaidehi says:

    False
    True
    Not given

  262. Sahil Sharma says:

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

  263. ananda Ale says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  264. Ngoc Nguyen says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

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

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

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

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

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