Reading Question Type
Matching names is quite a common task and it requires you to match names (individuals, nationalities) to statements according to the information in the text.
The statements and the names will not be in the same order as the information in the text.
In some tasks there will be more names, in the list, than statements. See example above.
In some tasks there will be more statements than names in the list. When this happens, the instructions will say..
NB. You may use any letter more than once
Strategies & Tips
Start by speed reading or skimming the text first. This will give you a good idea about what information is contained in each section or paragraph.
While reading, make brief notes of the question paper that summarize the information contained in each section or paragraph.
Read the statements and highlight the key words.
Matching names uses synonyms and paraphrase extensively so think of these when highlighting key words.
Read the list of names and scan the text to match examples of these.
Be aware that the names from the list will be mentioned several times in the text.
Read before and after the name for the information about them.
Read the statements again and the sections of the text carefully and match the statements.
Statement 5. They devised a civil calendar in which the months were equal in length.
Text: Centuries before the Roman Empire, the Egyptians had formulated a municipal calendar having 12 months of 30 days,
Answer 5: B
Note the use of synonyms and paraphrase.
the months were equal in length
having 12 months of 30 days