Sentence completion in IELTS Reading

An important IELTS Reading task that candidates should not ignore is the sentence-completion task. Quite often, this is overlooked in favour of the more popular Yes/No/Not Given or Paragraph/Header Matching type of questions. Candidates are tested in their ability to:

  • skim for general information
  • read more closely for details
  • understand paraphrases in the questions

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See if you can get all the answers correct in under 10 minutes.

Is there life on Jupiter’s ice moon?

Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below:

  1. Recent images of Jupiter’s support
  2. Scientists predict the existence of life through
  3. More research needs to be done from
  4. Advocates for space exploration believe in
A a need to prove that tidal waves create an internal heat on Europa.
B the promise of success compared to the failure of politics.
C the possible existence of water beneath its surface.
D a regular occurrence of water sprouting from a geyser.
E the collection of data through photographs and analytical instruments.
F the sporadic eruptions of water from geysers on the moon.
G their claims of inaccurate data from the Europa clipper.

Source: New Statesman

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