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. Manjeet Verma says:

    False
    Not Given
    True

  2. Hi Liz,

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  4. 3 out of 3

  5. False
    Not given
    True

  6. false
    not given
    true

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

  8. Hi Liz, I must say that you are a great teacher. You have that flair for describing everything, from listening to writing. This blog’s really helpful. Recently, I referred this site to my teacher who said that the site doesn’t have updated material. I didn’t argue with him but please clarify cause I’m preparing from this site. Very perplexed.

  9. 1.false
    2.NG
    3.True

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

  11. Rajdeep Thind says:

    F
    NG
    T

  12. Pauline says:

    F
    NG
    T

  13. F
    NG
    T

  14. Malebogo Matshaba says:

    Thanks Liz I got them all right before I saw the answers,keep on posting pls reading is a problem

  15. Mahamudul says:

    1.False.

    2.Not given.

    3.True.

  16. NGAMBIRWOHA says:

    FALSE
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  17. 1.F
    2.F
    3.T

  18. Mohammed says:

    1. T
    2. F
    3. T

  19. 1. False = because insects were the first creature.
    2. Not Given = Not mention that they can fly as high as planes.
    3. True

  20. 1. False = because insects were the first creature.
    2. Not Given = Not mention that they can fly as high as planes.

  21. False
    Not given
    True

  22. Shweta Kumari. says:

    1. False
    2. Not given
    3. True

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

  24. Hi Liz,
    Could I please know what are the correct answers ? Sorry ,I am not sure if you have posted the answers already.

    Thanks a lot

  25. Oyeronke says:

    1. False
    2.Not given
    3.True

  26. ZingaZonga says:

    1. True
    2. False
    3. True

  27. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

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

  29. Maureen says:

    Please what is the correct answer for yesterday reading practice.
    My answer were
    1 true
    2 false
    3 not given

  30. True
    Not Given
    True

  31. 1) F
    2)NG
    3)T

  32. 1)True
    2)Not Given
    3)True

  33. PoojaBhayani says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  34. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  35. Hossam Altaweel says:

    1)T
    2) N/G
    3) T

  36. 1 true
    2 false
    3 not given

  37. mehari fisehaye says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  38. 1. False
    2. NG
    3. True

  39. Bijal jaiswal says:

    F, NG, T

  40. False
    Not given
    True

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

  42. Ashis Gurung says:

    1)F
    2)NG
    3)T

  43. Kalpana Adhikari says:

    FALSE, NOT GIVEN, TRUE

  44. anirban mandal says:

    1.true
    2.not given
    3.true

  45. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  46. 1. T
    2. NG
    3. T

  47. 1. F
    2. NG
    3. T

  48. Tania Hossain says:

    a) False
    b) Not given
    c) True

  49. Lijalo Kalebe says:

    T
    NG
    F

  50. I ) False.
    2) NG
    3) True

  51. Racheal says:

    False Not given. True

  52. Ambreen says:

    1) False
    2) NG
    3) NG

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

  54. 1. True
    2. False
    3. True

  55. lateef abiodun says:

    1,False
    2,True
    3,True

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

  57. 1- False
    2- Not given
    3- True

  58. Abdulmajeed says:

    f
    T
    N G

  59. priya
    1. false
    2. NG
    3. TRUE

  60. zenaida gangan says:

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    true
    not given
    true

  61. false
    not given
    true

  62. True
    Not given
    True

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

  64. Avith D souza says:

    False
    Not given
    True

  65. 1. False
    2. False
    3. True

  66. Md. Ashraful Alam says:

    false
    not given
    true

  67. Archana says:

    1.True
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  68. Rupinder kaud says:

    False,not given,true

  69. 1.true
    2.ng
    3.true

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

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

  72. Victoria R. Hipolito says:

    July 11,2017
    Vicky
    1. T
    2. NG
    3.F

  73. nilmini says:

    1.False
    2.False
    3.True

  74. Shella Mae Amante says:

    1. Fasle
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  75. Godfree says:

    True,notgiven,True

  76. Manar Hekal says:

    Manar says:
    July11,2017 at10:35 pm
    1-F
    2-N.G.
    3-T

  77. Navjot kaur says:

    False
    not given
    true

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

  79. Navjot sidhu says:

    False
    Not given
    Yrue

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

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

  82. Carol

    1. TRUE
    2. NOT GIVEN
    3. TRUE

  83. HUmm nice.

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

  85. 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

  86. 1.F
    2.NG
    3.T

  87. 1. ّF
    2. NG
    3.T

  88. Shrijana Dangal says:

    1.False
    2.Not Given
    3.True

  89. MillieOnz says:

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

  90. False
    Not given
    True

  91. F/NG/T

  92. Tinh Nguyen says:

    1. False
    2. Not Given
    3. True

  93. TRUR
    NOT GIVEN
    TRUE

  94. THEKRA AL SALIHI says:

    1-F
    2-NG
    3-T

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