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

The answers are now available. Click to see answers: Answers to pterosaur reading exercise

Liz

Comments

  1. 1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. TRUE

  2. vilsiamol says:

    1)F
    2)NG
    3)T

  3. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

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

  5. Osunsanmi opeyemi says:

    False, not given, true

  6. Mohammed says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

  7. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1) true
    2) not given
    3) true

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

  9. Sabha Mustafa says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true

  10. False
    NG
    True

  11. F
    NG
    T

  12. False, Not Given, True

  13. Dr Hidayat ullah says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)false

  14. Parth patel says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  15. F
    NG
    T

  16. Mohammad Abujar says:

    1) False
    2) Not given
    3)True

  17. 1. True
    2. N.G
    3. True

  18. Charles says:

    1= True
    2=Not Given
    3=True

  19. Priyanka says:

    1) F
    2) NG
    3) T

  20. Arpitaben says:

    False
    NG
    True

  21. Sakhawat jahan Bhuiyan says:

    This site is very helpful for IELTS preparation.

  22. Navneet says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  23. Pushpinder Singh Munna says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 false

  24. Aschalew says:

    1.false
    2.ng
    3.false

  25. Aniket Pawar says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

  26. F
    NG
    T

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

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

  29. F
    T
    NG

  30. Chandra Kant Kumbhar says:

    False, Not Given, True

  31. false
    not given
    true

  32. F
    Ng
    T

  33. Virginia says:

    1.True
    2.Not given
    3.True

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

  35. Gurpreet singh says:

    1.true
    2.false
    3.Notgiven

  36. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-F

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

  38. Binu Thomas says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  39. Juhi kardam says:

    1. True
    2. Not given
    3. False

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

  41. Neetu chandran says:

    1.False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  42. Rawan Alanazi says:

    1/False
    2/Not given
    3/True

  43. april07 says:

    1. Not Given
    2. False
    3. True

  44. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

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

  46. 1. true
    2.false
    3.true

  47. Aswin Godson says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3.True

  48. Monisha says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  49. JESSICA CAHETE says:

    FALSE
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  50. 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

  51. Shahzeel raza says:

    False, not given and true

  52. Nisarg Shah says:

    1) NG
    2) False
    3) True

  53. 1 True
    2 Not given
    3 False

  54. T, F, NG

  55. True
    False
    Not Given

  56. Ritesh desai says:

    1) True
    2) Not Given
    3) True

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

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

  59. jolsana says:

    True,NG,True

  60. gratefulforLiz says:

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

  61. F
    NG
    T

  62. LAURA TC says:

    1.True 2. False 3. Not Given

  63. LAURA TC says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  64. JUHI MARY THOMAS says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

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

  66. Joseph Ogbekhiulu says:

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  67. f,ng,t

  68. Jeffrey says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  69. samson satheesh says:

    1.true 2,flase, 3.true

  70. Ramakrishnan says:

    False
    NG
    True

  71. 1. F
    2. F
    3. T

  72. 1. NG
    2. F
    3. T

  73. False
    Not given
    True

  74. 1-False
    2-NG
    3-True

  75. Carelle says:

    True
    Not given
    True

  76. Benn Solomon D says:

    1)False
    2)Not Given
    3)True

  77. Nitesh maharjan says:

    1)false
    2)not given
    3)true

  78. 1 false
    2 notgiven
    3 true

  79. ANSWERS
    1 FALSE
    2 NG
    3 TRUE

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

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

  82. mongi kombo says:

    1 true
    2not given
    3true

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

  84. False
    Not given
    True

  85. Mohammad Sujoun lasker says:

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

  86. 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

  87. Satpreet Kaur says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  88. Mohammed Ahmmed Mohammed Abdullatif says:

    F
    NG
    T

  89. jaspreet kaur says:

    1 false
    2 NG
    3 true

  90. My answer is

    true
    not given
    true

  91. 1- True
    2- Not Given
    3- True

  92. Laeth Al-Sadi says:

    F
    NG
    T

  93. 1- Not Given
    2- False
    3- True

  94. jayalakshmi says:

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

  95. Shashank sharma says:

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

  96. Bhawna Sharma says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  97. 1 T 2 Ng 3 T

  98. Ani John says:

    1) False
    2)Not Given
    3)Trues

  99. Hashem Yahya says:

    1.T
    2.F
    3.T

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

  101. Vashisht says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  102. 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

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

  104. Flase
    Not given
    True

  105. Shajahan says:

    1- F
    2- NG
    3- T

  106. false
    not given
    true

  107. Foujia yasmin Zomo says:

    1)False
    2)NG
    3)True

  108. Meena Naik says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  109. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  110. 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).

  111. MITHRA GITHIN says:

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

  112. Rashmita says:

    1. False
    2. not given
    3. True

  113. Hello Mam !

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

  114. f
    t
    t

  115. sarith nath says:

    False
    Ng
    True

  116. Akabueze Ephraim says:

    1 true
    2 not given
    3 true
    Thanks

  117. 1F
    2NG
    3T

  118. 1 False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  119. F
    NG
    T

  120. Ugochukwu Ogonna says:

    True
    Not given
    False

  121. 1- False
    2- False
    3- True

  122. F.
    NG
    T

  123. Ayaz Ali says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  124. Harpreet says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  125. F
    NG
    T

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

    Thanks

  127. Maxwell Ezekiel says:

    1) FALSE
    2) FALSE
    3) TRUE

  128. 1 -F
    2-NG
    3-T

  129. Oyedeji ademola oyewumi says:

    False
    False
    True

  130. Pawandeep says:

    F
    Ng
    T

  131. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  132. F
    Ng
    T

  133. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  134. Magdalena says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  135. Nadia Akram says:

    False
    NG
    T

  136. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. F

  137. Yes
    NG
    Yes

  138. True
    N/G
    True

  139. T
    Not Given
    True

  140. 1-true
    2-false
    3-true

  141. 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)

  142. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.F

  143. False
    Not Given
    True

  144. 1. False
    2. NG
    3.True

  145. False
    Not Given
    True

  146. SPARSH GOUR says:

    TRUE,NOTGIVEN,TRUE

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

  148. Rita Zamora says:

    Yes
    Not Given
    Yes

  149. False,NG,true

  150. Ritika Gadale says:

    1)False
    2)Not given
    3)Tes

  151. 1- False
    2-False
    3-True

  152. Tina Tran says:

    Following are my answers:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  153. T
    NG
    T

  154. Syed Fareed Murtaza says:

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

  155. 1=F, 2=NG, 3=T

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

  157. KINLEY JAMTSHO says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  158. YASH PATEL says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  159. Khushwinder says:

    F, NG, T

  160. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  161. 1-false
    2-true
    3-true

  162. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. Not Given

  163. 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!

  164. Suleiman says:

    F,NG, and T

  165. 1 true
    2 false
    3 true

  166. 1. FALSE
    2. NG
    3. TRUE

  167. Anonymous says:

    1True
    2false
    3True

  168. Hardik Sompura says:

    1- NOT GIVEN
    2- FALSE
    3- TRUE

  169. True
    Not Given
    True

  170. ritchie manawatao says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. Not Given

  171. karthick says:

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

  172. Sunitha says:

    Option 1 is true.

  173. keerthika says:

    1 False
    2 True
    3 Not Given

  174. Hetshri Shah says:

    1. true
    2. not given
    3. false

  175. Irfan S.P. says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

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

  177. janardanareddym says:

    NO \
    no
    yes

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

  179. 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.

  180. Yeboah Jones says:

    False
    True
    True

  181. Kalaiselvi says:

    1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  182. 1) False
    2) True
    3) True

  183. 1. false
    2. false
    3. true

  184. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  185. 1.T
    2.NG
    3.T

  186. 1-false
    2-not given
    4-tru

  187. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True

  188. Syeda Saima Shabbir says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  189. 1. True
    2 not given
    3 true

  190. piyush pareek says:

    True
    Not Given
    True

  191. Gagandeep singh says:

    1-true
    2-NG
    3-true

  192. Nigar Qureshi says:

    I am working towards academic IELTS

  193. Janet james says:

    1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  194. Not given , no , yes

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

  196. 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

  197. Rakesh Roby says:

    1. True
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  198. Kalsoom says:

    1..False
    2.True
    3.True

  199. False
    Not Given
    True

  200. javeria says:

    F
    NG
    T

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

  202. Maureen says:

    1.True
    2. False
    3. Not given

  203. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  204. 3 will be true

  205. vishvam thaker says:

    Ng f t are the answers 😁

  206. 1. True
    2. Not given
    3. True

  207. Hi the answers are below

    1. True
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  208. Mavis ighota says:

    1. F
    2.F
    3 T

  209. Prakash says:

    1. F
    2.NG
    3.T

  210. Riken patel says:

    1-Fales
    2-True
    3-Not given

  211. Ramya Ganesh says:

    1.True

    2 Not Given

    3 True

  212. Sangam Shrestha says:

    1. False
    2. True
    3. True

  213. 1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. False

  214. Bhavika beri says:

    1.True
    2.Not Given
    3.Not Given

  215. Alexandra Alexand says:

    True
    False
    Not given

  216. F
    NG
    T

  217. 1. false
    2. NG
    3.True

  218. Augustine says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  219. 1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

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

  221. 1-T
    2-NG
    3-T

  222. Jeniffer says:

    1. Fapse
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  223. 1 True.2. Not given 3.not given

  224. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  225. Deva Annie Sam says:

    1-false,2 -NG,3 -true

  226. Mohamed says:

    Not Given, Not Given, True

  227. 1- F
    2- T
    3- NG

  228. vaidehi says:

    False
    True
    Not given

  229. Sahil Sharma says:

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

  230. ananda Ale says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  231. Ngoc Nguyen says:

    1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

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

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

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

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

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