Below is an example of a locating information question. This is different to a headings style question in that you are not matching a heading to the overall paragraph, but only to a small piece of the information inside that paragraph. One of the difficulties with this question type is that sometimes the information you are looking for can be hard to find, and that’s why you need to be able to identify keywords and parallel expressions quickly. There is a complete lesson focused on this later in the course.
NOTE: This is an example only – there is no reading text.
Questions 16 and 17
Reading Passage 1 has seven paragraphs, A-G.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 16 and 17 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
16. The primary cause of the refinery explosion
17. An explanation of how safety devices failed under pressure