This is a free IELTS reading assignment to help you practice true/false/not given questions.

I make these questions from years of experience teaching IELTS.

The reading passages come from popular English magazines.  I always give the source for the original article.  If you want to improve your reading, it is a great idea to read the full article!

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island

When a representative from Exceptional Kangaroo Island comes to pick me up from the island's tiny Kingscote airport, he certainly looks the part.  He is tall and broad, wearing a pair of faded jeans and a wide-brimmed hat that conjured up images of crouching begind scrub on a wide-open savannah in anticipation of watching a pod of wallabies hop by.

As it turns out, that's pretty much the plan.  Kangaroo Island, located just off the coast from Adelaide, in the Great Australian Bight, has long been known for spectacular natural beauty.  With wildly diverse topography - from dramatic cliffs that plunge into bright blue wanter and grassy savannahs to massive limestone caves - the island feels both exotic and enticing.  There's also an abundance of amazing wildlife, from kangaroos to sea lions and spiky little echidnas.  Shortly into my visit, I glanced up at a tree in a eucalyptus forest and glimpsed a fluffy koala bear dozing in the midday heat.

But Kangaroo Island is starting to develop a different reputation, thanks to the remarkable - and growing - local food scene, where you can tour a sheep farm before sampling their exquisite cheeses, or wade into the clear waters before shucking a perfect oyster.  And over the course of my 48-hour stay, I am shown the best of the island through wildlife spotting and gourmet sampling.

Our first stop is Clifford Honey, a 23-year-old beekeeping family business.  I meet Sharon Simons, the founder's daughter, who explains that her father initially kept Ligurian bees (found only in Italy and on Kangaroo Island) as a hobby, which later grew into a business.

Questions 1-8

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the passage? Write:

True                     if the statement agrees with the information

False                    if the statement contradicts the information

Not Given            if there is no information on this

  1. The first thing the author notices when he arrives at Kangaroo Island is a pod of wallabies.      .........
  2. Kangaroo Island is located off the north coast of Australia.           ..........
  3. There are a wide range of landscapes on Kangaroo Island.  .......
  4. Koala bears are known for sleeping most of the day when the weather is hot.   .......
  5. People's perception of Kangaroo Island is changing.  .......
  6. The most well known aspect of Kangaroo Island is the sheep farm that produces exquisite cheese.  ........
  7. Clifford Honey is the name of the founder of the beekeeping business on the island.  .......
  8. The rare Ligurian bee species only lives on Kangaroo Island.   .......
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