True, False, Not Given or T/F/NG questions are tricky, to say the least! However, they are part of the IELTS Reading section, so you need to master them! Practice T/F/NG here and then watch our Task of the Week video attached below. Prepare well, gain confidence and understanding and pass your IELTS exam with us!

Let’s start with a little warm up and then when have a crack at the E2Quiz below!

First, Let’s Warm Up!

“Despite being known for its threatening appearance and savage vocalisations, the Tasmanian devil is a timid creature that poses no threat to humans. Since the late 1990s, the devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) has drastically reduced the devil population and now threatens the survival of the species, which in 2008 was declared to be endangered.”

Questions 1-4: Do the following statements agree with the information in the text?

1. Tasmanian devils look fierce.

2.Devils are dangerous to humans.

3.The number of devils has fallen slightly since the 1990s.

4.DFTD is a treatable condition.

ANSWERS:

  1. True – ‘threatening appearance’
  2. False – ‘poses no threat to humans’
  3. False – ‘drastically reduced’
  4. Not given – no information about this

How’d you go? You should have answered T/F/NG based on the directions below:

TRUE – if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE – if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN – if there is no information on this statement

Got it? Now let’s try it for real. Here’s a tip: Before you answer, try and justify each of your T/F/NG answers. Do this by referring to a quote from the excerpt that agrees or disagrees with the statement, or answer NG if you can’t find information for either.

T/F/NG Practice Question

“The Tasmanian devil is a nocturnal animal and after spending its day hiding in a den or dense bushland, it can travel up to 16km by night searching for food. Though a formidable predator, it is mainly a scavenger, feeding on whatever is available, from cow carcasses to reptiles, amphibians and other small mammals. In this regard, it plays an important role in maintaining bush and farm hygiene, preventing outbreaks of flies and other insects and curbing the rise of invasive species such as cats and foxes that might otherwise feed on the carrion.

“On the Australian mainland, devils are believed to have gone extinct around 3000 years ago as a result of increasing aridity as well as the proliferation of dingoes which preyed on them. In recent years, their population has also been decimated by a contagious facial tumour disease. Sightings of the devil fell by up to 95% in some regions of Tasmania however captive breeding programs and interventions both on Tasmania and mainland Australia are helping to bolster numbers. 35 zoos and organisations are participating in the program, swapping their devils regularly in order to preserve the genetic diversity of the species. Devil Ark in NSW is one such organisation, currently home to over half of all mainland devils, with some captive-born animals already re-homed at the Forestier Peninsula, Tasmania.

Read: Must Know Tips for IELTS Academic Reading

Questions 1-5: Do the following statements agree with the information in the text?

1. Tasmanian devils only eat food that they kill themselves.

2. Devils can help to limit the number of non-native pests.

3. Dingoes contributed to the demise of devils on the mainland.

4. 95% of Tasmania has no devils.

5. Most devils now live on the Australian mainland.

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1. False

2. True

3. True

4. Not Given

5. Not Given

Still not sure? Watch Alex’s Task of the Week video below for more tips and tricks on T/F/NG questions! And, for more practice questions like this head over to E2’s IELTS Course. Our practice questions exam-quality because they’re engineered by ex-IELTS examiners… like Alex! So, sign up to E2Language today and get access to hundreds of quality test prep materials!

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