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IELTS General Reading: Matching Information Questions

In IELTS general reading matching information questions you are given specific information from the reading, and you then have to match the information to the appropriate paragraphs or sections that it comes from.

The paragraphs will be labelled A, B, C, D, etc. Sometimes the specific information could be in the form of pictures instead of text. 


  • Carefully read the specific information / Look at the pictures
  • Underline any key words (if it is text, not pictures) to help you find the information in the text
  • Scan through the text / headings for those key words to find the answer
  • Read the text carefully to see if it matches the information


This simple example without a text but using pictures shows you how you can match information.

Match each instruction (1-5) with its corresponding picture (A-E), and write the letter of the picture in the space provided. The first one has been done as an example.

IELTS General Reading Matching Pictures
  1. Lift receiver, check dialling tone. ANSWER: E
  2. Insert phone card, coloured side up. 
  3. Dial number and wait for connection. 
  4. When call is finished replace receiver.
  5. Your phone card will be rejected. 

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Now you can have some practice at IELTS general reading matching information questions with a longer text similar to that which you will get in the test. 

IELTS General Reading Matching Information Practice

You are given four pictures of an iron, and you have to find out which section (A-F) the picture relates to.

Read the text below and answer questions 1-4.

IELTS General Reading Matching Information Text

Questions 1-4

Match the pictures below to the appropriate section in the instructions. Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

IELTS General Reading Matching Information

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