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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The statements listed in the T/F/NG questions are numbered in the order in which they appear in the passage.

If you know that a statement is true based on your own knowledge, you should always answer trueon the IELTS.

False means that the fact is the opposite of what you see in the passage.

A Not Given statement will often be related to something in the passage.

If you don’t know the answer, you should spend a lot of time trying to figure it out.

Read the reading passage below:
[...]In the early 1980s, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space. However, she was preceded by Valentina Tereshkova by almost twenty years. Hailing from Russia, Valentina was also the world’s first civilian to enter space[...]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the reading passage?
1.  Sally Ride holds the record as the world’s first woman in space.

Read the reading passage below:
[...]The ancient Maya were originally perceived as a peaceful group by experts. In the mid 1940s, archaeologists uncovered ancient wall paintings in the Maya site of Bonampak. These images were to send shock waves through the scholarly community. They depicted a society that was anything but peaceful[...]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the reading passage?
1. The ancient Maya are thought by experts to have been a society of pacifists.

Read the following reading passage:
[...]Many new mothers have reported that during pregnancy, they notice problems with their memory[...]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the reading?
1. According to experts, pregnancy has a negative effect on memory.

Read the following reading passage:
[...]China’s second largest city, Beijing, is considered one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China[...]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the reading?
1. Shanghai is China’s most populous city.

Read the following reading passage:
[...]Socrates left no written records of his philosophical musings. Most of what we know of Socrates’ philosophy can be found in Plato’s dialogues[...]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the passage?
1. Socrates wrote many famous treatises on ethics.


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183 Comments on “IELTS Reading strategies: True, False, Not Given”


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Thank you very much.

Monday, November 25th 2013

    Emma I don’t mean to be disrespectful but I can’t sometimes concentrate due to looking at you. I’m married and like I said don’t mean to be disrespectful but not only do you teach well but You’re really beautiful. I’m proud of having such a beautiful English teacher. Thank you so much for helping people to improve their language. Please keep doing what you do since it is a privilege to take classes with you.

    Wednesday, November 27th 2013

      nanananana!!!!!!!!!!!! what the heck is wrong with you you idiot

      Monday, February 16th 2015

    Emma you are a great teacher. I do not know how to express my gratitude to you.your lessons are very helpful.

    Friday, December 20th 2013

I love Emma,,,you are my favorite teacher,,,,,you are like the teacher I used to have in high school. I appreciate your time and effort.

Monday, November 25th 2013

Emma you are amazing, thanks for this leeson.
can you explain to us by more details about reading skills please.

Monday, November 25th 2013

7/10 It always become tricky when the question is comes to the IELTS… And my vocabulary is far away from the regular IELTS students… OMG, a lot of things need to do.

Monday, November 25th 2013

Thank you for the video. It’s really helpful. I hope that you didn’t forget to make a video to complete the writing task 1 explanation of the academic module.

Monday, November 25th 2013

I need to improve very fast because I think to take it nex january :_/

Monday, November 25th 2013

Amazing, It’s very useful for me. After watching your video, I try to do this test, 8/10. It’s not good but I will practice more.
Thanks you so much!

Monday, November 25th 2013

I got 6 correct out of 10 :( The quiz was hard for me.
I need to improve my reading and vocabulary more. Thank you, Emma :) Never give up!

Monday, November 25th 2013

    yeah it was hard for me to n i also got 6
    but it was fun thank you emma.

    Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Emma Tank you very much

Monday, November 25th 2013

I alway mistake between False and Not Given..:(. Tks Emma so much, you helped me understand clearly about that

Monday, November 25th 2013

this was my first lesson , i think 6 not bad at all :)i want thank all of you for the great work.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks Ms Emma, I got 80%.

I want to ask a question “drifting off course” is it a idiom or else. Kindly explain about that.
Thanks

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

I totally disagree with the last one question it must be a NOT GIVEN, there’s nothing about Socrates’ ethics

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

    I think so.

    Tuesday, November 26th 2013

    Ethics is a part of philosophical musings, in my opinion. Consecutively, no philosophical musings – no ethics.

    Tuesday, November 26th 2013

    The thing is, he didn’t write anything.

    Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thank very much .

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

I thought the 3rd statement is false, because a statement can be false not only when it’s opposit of the fact (in the passage), but when there are different modifiers in the sentences (i.e. all vs. some or whatever). Or, I didn’t understand well what Emma said in this video?

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks so much,Emma. I’ve learning IELTS recently and i think it has something in common with FCE. Anyway,your tips are really useful.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thank you so much for helping me.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

oh! very difficult! I got only 7. need to improve reading skill.

Thank you, Emma

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Hi,
I want to write IELTS exam.Can i know the books of Toefl will suitable for it or not.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks Emma!
this lesson of yours proved be very useful for me (especially), because I am going to take the IELTS test soon, so just pray for me and keep doing such lessons that could help me handle the IELTS well. NG type is bit tricky though, but you made it easier to distinguish it from T & F. really! thanks a lot!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thanks a lot……

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

9 of 10,thanks, Emma!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thanks!

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thank you very much emma

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Great test! I hope that there is more that difficult tests like this, just 6/10 :( But I hate NG. I do not understand when we should put false and when NG, really tricky.. This border between no informations and opposite information or slightly about this but not exacly …. ech hard, hard task.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

8:10 I like it. thanks for experience.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thanks Emma

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

thinks a lot

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thank you very much. It is difficalt,but very useful

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

sorry,difficult

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

5/10 pity but true. I’ll try to be more attentive, some questions were explicit for me indeed :). Thanks for the tricks in this lesson.

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

thanks on this lesson…:)

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

To moderator. There is a part of the quiestion:

However, she was preceded by Valentina Tereshkov by almost twenty years.

The correct last name of Valentina is Tereshkova (pay attention to the last ‘a’). Correct it please.

Thank you

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    Oops! A slip of the pen found: of course “question” instead of “quiestion”

    Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    Yes. This has been fixed. Thanks!

    Wednesday, November 27th 2013

I don’t understand this exercise:

10. […]Socrates left no written records of his philosophical musings. Most of what we know of Socrates’ philosophy can be found in Plato’s dialogues[…]

Does the following statement agree with the information given in the passage?
1. Socrates wrote many famous treatises on ethics. FALSE

ETHICS is not mentioned in the passage, so how can it be FALSE instead of NOT GIVEN?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    Hi.
    I did the same mistake. Compare the two keywords:
    Socrates – left no written records – of his philosophical musings.
    Socrates – wrote many famous treatises – on ethics.
    The two statments “no versus many” contradict each other, so F is the right answer.
    I hope I could help.

    Saturday, November 30th 2013

    The text did not mention any piece of his writings, they assured that he did not write any thing, He did not write…
    So
    1. Socrates wrote many famous treatises on ethics.
    Must be FALSE(He did not write ethics or whatever).

    Saturday, December 28th 2013

    I have the same confusion Miss Audry

    Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Dear Emma,i understood your video about stopped to smoke & stopped smoking……….How about these verbs dear ? “Continue”; “Begin”; “Continue”; “Like”; “Love”; “Prefer”; “Regret”.Please make a video.Awaiting your reply.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thank you, Emma!

Friday, November 29th 2013

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Saturday, November 30th 2013

Hello Guys !!
I have a question :
what’s the most right sentence ?
1- I had a lot of fun with my friends at the movies today

2- I had a lot of fun at the movies with my friends today

3- I had a lot of fun today at the movies with my friends

Or whatever .. Help me please

Saturday, November 30th 2013

70% try more next time.
Thank you,

Sunday, December 1st 2013

Thank you this instructive lesson. I have to be more careful about the world using, the nuance.

Friday, December 6th 2013

thanks for sharing this wonderful lesson.u r very pretty EMMA AND A VERY GOOD TEACHER.

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thank you, Emma :)

Saturday, December 7th 2013

this is good emma thaks you are my favorite

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    this is good emma thanks you are my favorite

    Saturday, December 7th 2013

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Sunday, December 8th 2013

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Thursday, December 12th 2013

thanks

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thank you very much. emma
its very useful to me.

Monday, December 16th 2013

super thanks a lot

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Thanks for wonderful session Emma once again,..The test results also gives me more information.

Wednesday, December 25th 2013

Where can I find more examples on T/F/NG?

Friday, December 27th 2013

Reading needs training, concentration and timing.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

ur grate!! thanx a lot..

Monday, December 30th 2013

Hi Emma, thanks for your topic..but i need to discs the answer for the 7& 8 question as i think the answer is true for the 1st and false for the 2nd… so please send details why the answer like what is up…thanks again

Monday, December 30th 2013

English is difficult.Thanks Amma

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Hi Emma, thanks for the topic. You taught us good points which we need to consider while attempting True, False, and Not given questions in IELTS. Explanation about words always, never, sometimes, often etc… is very useful in finding the correct answer, which usually we neglect.

Saturday, January 11th 2014

thank you so much

Saturday, January 18th 2014

dear emma you are a great teacher …….thank u so much for giving us a good teaching ……..please give me your facebook id…..

Monday, January 27th 2014

Dear Emma , you are nice teacher , and all others are also very experts , Madam , I want to know about IELTS general reading task 1 and 2.please guide me

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thank u very much for sharing the valuable tricks in identifying the true, false and not given in the long passage. Hoping for the new lectures.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Hello!Thank you very much!
But, I disagree with the last one! Why is it false?False means that the fact is the OPPOSITE of what you see in the passage.
Let’s see, “Socrates wrote many famous treatises on ethics”.Maybe he wrote, maybe he didn’t… We really don’t know…ethics is not mentioned. Why false?
Emma please help us, or Adam, or Alex, or someone, otherwise I’ll go around the bend.

Thursday, February 13th 2014

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Friday, February 14th 2014

Thx Emma,you are great teacher trying to teach us the tips.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

why 7 is false??? Emma teacher RSVP

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Emma,I love your lessons.Thank you!

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Hi Emma, your lessons are informative. I would like to have lessons on writing task l.
How to describe a table or flow chart. Thank you.

Thursday, March 6th 2014

Thank you

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

hi emma your tips are very practical i took IELTS exam but I scored 5.5,while i need 7 i will be owe you if you help me . these day i am upset due to my band.in mu opinion you are a very GOOD teacher.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

thank you very much for this helping lesson <3

Saturday, March 15th 2014

Thanks a lot~ we love you~

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

thank you very much teacher em..

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Dear Emma,
Thanks for giving reading tips and I am waiting for other reading part tips.I beg your pardon.please let me get .
Wish you have a nice day
Regards

Friday, March 28th 2014

Thanks Emma,

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

thank you. Emma please make lesson on writing section 2.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

thanks a bunch pal, its amazing

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

hai emma madum.i have seen your video on true,false,not given.it is very helpful.I am preparing for IELTS exam i don’t have much knowledge on reading.so.please help me in reading passages. my IELTS exam on may 10.

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Emma really you are the best teacher.
I appreciate your time.
Thank you so much….

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Emma,
thanks a lot for your useful lesson.
You’re an amazing teacher
take care

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Hi Emma, Good lesson. we need more question for Ielts Test Preparation…..

Monday, April 21st 2014

Thank you Emma.

Monday, April 28th 2014

got 9 out of 10. thanks emma.

Monday, April 28th 2014

    HEy Bro.

    Saturday, May 17th 2014

Thanks emma!It’s very useful tips!

Thursday, May 8th 2014

GREAT LESSON
THANKS EMMA

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thank you Emma

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thanks a lot Imma, you are very clever and talanted teacher.
I really appreciate you.

Friday, May 16th 2014

emma is a good teacher…it IS GreAt Lesson FoR Me….Thanks A Lot Emma.

Saturday, May 17th 2014

Your tutorial is awesome,Its a great work done by you

Sunday, May 18th 2014

Emma you are a great teacher.your lessons are very helpful.

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

:) your way of teaching is perfect

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Dear Emma. I am so grateful for this class. Bed bugs are too horrible. I watched a documentary about it. In Brazil, we have a lot of problems with mosquitoes, they have transmited deadly diseases.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Thank you very much ^^

Thursday, May 29th 2014

thanks teacher . I’ve got 7 but its not enough for me . could you please suggest me how can i improve my reading test more ? thanks again for your wonderful Quiz

Sunday, June 1st 2014

your lesson is very useful but i still make mistake about it.It’s really very hard

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Thank you for your video. it’s really useful. Can you make more video about speaking? i really really want to improve my speaking skill. thanks again and wish you have a nice day.

Friday, June 27th 2014

thanks Emma, so efficient a lesson is for me

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Really helpful~

Monday, July 21st 2014

Mmm…only 5 correct of 10.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

still its huge challenge in reading sections.guess would be better in video to use more hard examples .thanks again

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

thanks a lot Mrs. Emma my skills in this section are really improved!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Really helpful~

Monday, August 4th 2014

Thanks you for your video.

Monday, August 18th 2014

nice practice test emma

Sunday, August 31st 2014

THANK YOU MAM

Thursday, September 4th 2014

THANK YOU MAM

Thursday, September 4th 2014

I love ema you’re my favorite teacher

Monday, September 8th 2014

Thank you. This is really useful.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Its a disaster.
Thanks

Saturday, September 13th 2014

Hey guys, How come the answer to question 8 is not given ?? Some mother notice problems, it clearly means it should be false that pregnancy has a negative effect on memory. Please explain this.

Thursday, September 18th 2014

You guys are awesome. Great videos, I have learned a lot from your website. All teachers are excellent. I love your website, Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

thank u..

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Thank you so much

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

you give me confidence Emma
thank you

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

i coudn’t see this video today, it was written this video is unavilable in safety mode..!!

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Its a wonderful class..

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

thank you very much Emma

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Really you did a very important lesson thanks so much for your effort

Thursday, November 6th 2014

yes, too much long idiom therefore it is so interesting

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

very useful, 9/10 correct. Thank you very much , and many luck :)

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Thank you so much for all information , I should practice more.

Sunday, November 30th 2014

I got 7 :( I am not satisfied with this result.Emma you are a informative teacher, thanks :)

Sunday, November 30th 2014

Thank you dear Emma for easy to understand explanation

Monday, December 1st 2014

Thanks a lot! The information, giving in this video is very useful.

Thursday, December 18th 2014

great. thanks!

Monday, December 22nd 2014

I don’t understand the quiz 7,why is this false?

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

nice i got 6 out 10

Sunday, February 15th 2015

10 out of 10…..!!! wow.. that’s quite good I guess :)

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

Thank you Maya…. I understand your lesson easily..

Friday, February 27th 2015

Very useful tutorial, as always!

Friday, February 27th 2015

Five out of ten. I realized how weak my reading ability was. I made up my mind to read more and more.
Thank you Emma so much.

Saturday, February 28th 2015

Five out of ten. I have to work hard more by practicing more. Can some one help me by suggesting me few sites, where i can practice more

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

Hi, Emma! I love your lessons very much, but I’d like to ask you question. What should I do, if the statement after the text says that he DID NOT go to the cinema (for example), and the text says he DID go to the library. What should I right in that question???
By the way, where are you from? You have a very nice accent :)

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Good day Emma, first of all thanks for the lessons!!

I am writing you because I am DESPERATE… I took the IELTS exam last Saturday and I completed the True, False, Not Given exercises with only T, F, NG as you recommended in this video.
Now, a friend tells me that I will not receive any marks as I should have writen the full answer (True, False, …)
Is it true? can you please confirm that your lesson is correct and my friend is wrong?
If my friend is right, can you please help me to get out of this situation by advising what can I argue to the test center?

PLEASE, your reply is really appreciated as I can not sleep at night for this reason.

Thanks again
Best regards

Monday, March 30th 2015

Thank you EMMA giving a lots of info and tips about IELTS i would like to learn from you,you are teching very well.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

thank u emma

Thursday, April 16th 2015

tricky!

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

It is not enough to leave a comment that you are a great teacher. You know very well how to teach and draw the attention. Thank you very much for a resourceful lecture.

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Hi Emma,
I want to know if it is right to take the quiz more than one time get used to the question types? I do it many time till I get the full mark.Please I would be grateful for your answer. Anyway, thank you very much.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

Yeah!!!

Sunday, May 17th 2015

\thanks for your tips

Saturday, May 30th 2015

thank you very much for hrlping us to improve our language.so thanks a lot

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Hey Emma.
my exam is tomorrow but with your lessons taken am sure i will pass.

Many thanks

Friday, June 12th 2015

aha!!! 7/10 really disappointing.

Saturday, June 27th 2015

this very cool trick in reading passage…

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Great work guys, you’re awesome. Thanks

Monday, July 20th 2015

I scored 5. it was the most dificult for me. :(

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

what ah… I only got 5.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Thanks Emma :)
my score 8\10

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Thanks Emma

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

Blessing

Thursday, October 1st 2015

9/10 Thank a million Emma :)

Monday, October 19th 2015

Thank you, Emma! T,F,NG questions are the trickiest ones. I always make mistakes in the Reading section, because of them.

Friday, October 23rd 2015

thanks you very much for the lesson and quiz

I was just wondering for question 6 on the quiz:

Valentina Tereshkova is never defined as a woman, in the passage, only as a civilian. As such the person could be either male or female

I have to infer that (because her name looks feminine) is a woman, so she the first woman in space.

I was thinking that this statement would be NG

Saturday, October 31st 2015

Thanks..

Thursday, December 17th 2015

As you said False and Not Given options are too tricky. I only got 6/10. I wish if there were more classes for reading academic module

Thursday, December 17th 2015

Very precious information, thanks Emma

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

thank you emma 7/10

Sunday, February 21st 2016

thank you Emma :)

Monday, February 29th 2016

Great Teacher !

Monday, March 7th 2016

I dissagree with the last question!!!

Saturday, June 18th 2016

Thank you so much Emma! For your important devices:::

Sunday, July 10th 2016

hi these was cool test thanks EMMA

Saturday, August 13th 2016

I got 4/10 reading is really hard for me :(

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

I got 8 :D but Really I didn’t know that the Statments are arranged as in passage :D

Thank you Emma

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Emma! I have a question and I hope you respond as soon as possible since my exam is on 3rd of September. In the first question, you meant by statement listed in the T/F/NG etc, that like first will show up in the first of the passage so I don’t have to look at it in the middle of the passage or at the end of it. Example: Statement/fact: Some of Canadians mostly known that they love cupcakes. In the first of the passage will show up words related to it? Looing forward to your reply! Thank you, appreciate your work.

Monday, August 29th 2016

I love you emma thank you very much you are awsome

Monday, September 12th 2016

HiEmma,
Thanks for your free lesson.Kindly clarify me on why question 7 is False.

Thursday, September 15th 2016

    I was to ask the same question

    Monday, September 19th 2016

got 8/10 is hard to look for the right answer, thank you very much for the tips, they are very helpful!

Thursday, September 22nd 2016
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