This is the third test aimed at you assessing your scanning speed.
This third test is a little more difficult, as you will also have to identify and find synonyms.
Please, only take the test once.
Scanning refers to the ability to look at (not read) a text and find certain words quickly. It is a critical skill you need to pass the IELTS reading test. Speed is essential so that you can find keywords in a reading text quickly and then answer all the questions.
Synonyms are words with similar meanings (e.g. announce = declare). It is vital that you are able to identify synonyms as in the IELTS test as the keywords in a question will usually refer to a synonym in the text.
After you enter your details below, you will see 10 keywords and a reading text.
THREE of the keywords are in red - this means you will need to find a synonym in the text.
Find the keywords/synonyms and match them with the correct paragraph in the text.
Your time will be recorded when you click 'Confirm Finish'.
Enter your details below to begin the test.
For more scanning speed test, click on the 'Scanning' label, below right.