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Multiple choice questions

Below is an example of a multiple choice question. This is one of the more recognisable question types – multiple choice questions are used in many learning and testing situations, not just IELTS. However, in the IELTS test, there are TWO types of multiple choice question – in one, you will need to find the best ‘ending’ to complete a statement (see the example below), and in the other type you are looking for an answer to a question. The skills you use vary depending on which type of multiple choice question you are faced with – the lesson on multiple choice questions in the reading test covers the best approach for both types.

NOTE: This is an example only – there is no reading text.

Questions 18

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write your answer in box 18 on your answer sheet.

18. The listening test…

A. may be before other sections of the test.
B. will require you to talk about your home town.
C. will take at least 15 minutes.
D. is different in every testing centre.