IELTS reading practice on the common IELTS topic of science and technology
With all the news this week of the NASA rover Curiosity landing on Mars, I thought I’d have a look around for an article that would give you some useful IELTS reading practice.
I chose the article ‘Curiosity arrives on the Red Planet‘ because it provides a good summary of the scientific mission and includes a detailed description of the landing and the rover. Although you won’t get a text on a recent event like this in your IELTS Reading test, you may get a text that describes some previous scientific research in detail.
If you haven’t been following this story, it would be a good idea to check you know the following geographical features before reading the text:
- a crater, the atmosphere, the equator, the Martian surface
I’m sure this story will continue to be covered in the news, and so it could provide you with a lot of reading practice before your IELTS test.
PS The picture above is from the Image Gallery on the NASA website.
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