This lesson is about how to answer identifying information (true/ false/ not given) questions in the Reading section of the test.

What does this type of question look like?

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Passage 2? In boxes 20-23 on your answer sheet 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 performance of a card trick might require pages of instruction.
  2. The audience’s perception of a trick is more important than the magician’s ability to perform it.
  3. Psychologists can make use of the tricks that magicians employ.
  4. The human brain limits information coming into it.

What are the key words in each of these statements? Discuss with your partner.

Choose whether each statement is true - there is information in the text that confirms it. Or choose false if there is information in the text that contradicts it. Or you could choose not given if there is no information about this in the text so it is neither confirmed nor contradicted.

What do I have to write in the answer sheet?

You can write either ‘True’ or ‘true’ or ‘T’; ‘False’ or ‘false’ or ‘F’, or ‘Not given’ or ‘not given’ or NG.

What am I being tested on?

This type of question tests your ability to recognise specific pieces of information in the text. It is likely to be used with more factual texts.

How should I approach this question?


Please open the exercise to continue.