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Summary practice for the IELTS reading test

Summary Type One – Answers from the text

Look at the short paragraph about Siberian tigers and then complete the summary that follows. Remember that after completion the grammar must be correct and the meaning of the summary must be the same as in the text.

 

The Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger can be found in what was the USSR and seems to live mainly on the lower slopes of mountains. It likes to eat wild boar, wapiti and moose and will travel long distances in search of food. The male tiger weighs more than the female and is bigger than any other species of tiger. Genetically it is closely linked to the now extinct Caspian tiger. Although brown bears are capable of killing tigers, they make up approximately 8% of their diet. Russian conservatives are trying to protect Siberian tigers because they keep the wolf population under control.

Questions 1 – 4

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

The main habitat of the Siberian tiger is in low mountainous areas of the former1_______. It hunts a variety of animals including 2_______. It is similar genetically to the 3_______. Russian conservatives want to 4_______ the number of wolves by protecting the Siberian tiger.

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Summary Type Two – Answers from the preselected list

Look at the short paragraph about Siberian tigers (seen earlier on page 38) and then complete the summary that follows by picking words from the box. Remember that after completion the grammar must be correct and the meaning of the summary must be the same as the text.

 

The Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger can be found in what was the USSR and seems to live mainly in low mountainous areas. It likes to eat wild boar, wapiti and moose and will travel long distances in search of food. The male tiger weighs more than the female and is bigger than any other species of tiger. Genetically it is closely linked to the now extinct Caspian tiger. Although brown bears are capable of killing tigers, they make up approximately 8% of their diet. Russian conservatives are trying to protect Siberian tigers because they keep the wolf population under control.

Questions 1 – 4

Complete the summary using the list of words, A-I, below.

The main habitat of the Siberian tiger is in low mountainous 1_______. The female is2_______ than the opposite sex. The Caspian tiger is 3_______ genetically to the Siberian tiger. Russian conservatives are 4_______ the Siberian tiger and at the same time reducing the wolf population.

A bigger B closely C protect
D close E area F heavier
G protecting H lighter I regions

 

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