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In a rush

In a rush

In a rush? What is the worst that can happen if you slow down?
(574 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Summary Completion and True / False / Not Given

Belonging

Our well-being is connected to our sense of belonging.
(782 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Short Answer & Yes / No / Not Given

Lying

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying

There are signs that someone might be lying, but is it better to just trust your instincts?
(677 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings & Summary Completion

Lying

Lying

Some people lie a lot, but most of us lie a little; it is ever okay, or is it always better to tell the truth?
(751 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings & Sentence Completion

creativity

Creativity

Where do ideas come from and how can we be more creative?
(894 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information and Summary Completion

Horror Films

Why We Like Horror Films

What makes horror films scary, and why do people enjoy watching them?
(721 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
True / False / Not Given & Summary Completion

Fairness

Fairness

Fairness is important to humans and some animals, but why do we have such strong feelings when things are not fair?
(780 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information and Sentence Completion

Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Being lost in thought tends to make us unhappy, but mindfulness meditation can help us to be more present more of the time.
(720 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings and Sentence Completion

Influence

6 Ways People Influence You

People who know how your thinking works can use that knowledge to influence the decisions you make.
(645 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings and True / False / Not Given

Fear 2

Fear part 2 – Managing Fears

What are the best ways to manage your fears if they’re causing problems for you?
(889 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Summary Completion and Matching Information

Fear 1

Fear part 1 – Common Fears

Many common fears limit our lives – what are you afraid of?
(759 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information and Sentence Completion

Choice

Too much choice?

Does having so much choice cause us problems?
(600 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Short Answer & True / False / Not Given

Dreams

Dreams

It’s difficult to know if our dreams have any meaning, but it does seem like they’re helping us in important ways.
(674 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings & Short Answer

Attraction

Attraction

Attraction is not always easy to understand, so is it that that makes someone attractive?
(706 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information & Sentence Completion

compassion

Self-Compassion

What would your life be like if you believed there was nothing wrong with you?
(700 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Sentence Completion & Yes / No / Not Given

Morning routines

Morning Routines

Win the morning, and you win the day.
(700 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
True / False / Not Given & Sentence Completion

Body language

Body Language – Your Posture

Could changing your body language change your mind?
(685 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information & List Selection

Tribes

Tribes and Lost Connections

Is the loneliness we feel these days a signal to get back to our tribes?
(891 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Headings & Short Answer

Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is important, so what can you do to ensure you get enough?
(781 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information & Summary Completion

Listening

Listening

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
(706 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Matching Information & Summary Completion

Social media

Social Media

It’s not neutral: social media companies are trying hard to get your attention.
(779 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
Yes / No / Not Given & List Selection

Man's best friend

Man’s best friend

Why are dogs ‘man’s best friend’, and how did it come to be that way?
(893 words)
IELTS Reading Questions:
True / False / Not Given & Summary Completion