IELTS Reading Locating Information

In the IELTS Reading test, some questions ask you the locate information in different segments of the passage.

IELTS Reading Locating Information questions provide you with several points, and your task is to find out the paragraph or section of the text (labeled A, B, C…) which contains those information.

Before attempting this question, read all the statements and highlight the keywords.

The information in the text may not be given in the same order as the questions.

Though it is possible to scan the text to find the information from the questions, a better strategy would be to read each paragraph of the text first and then select the question which was present in the paragraph you just read.

Some paragraphs may contain more than one point from the questions, so you may have to select the same paragraph twice. Some paragraphs may not contain any point from the question.

IELTS Reading Matching Paragraph Information practice

BP Highway comes as a boon for Sindhuli folks
Until recently, Ratanchura village in the district of Sindhuli in eastern Nepal was a secluded village comprising of 69 households, most of whom depended on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. But after the village got linked with the BP Highway, Sindhuli Bazaar, one of the main market areas in the district, is now just 36 kilometers away (or approximately one-hour drive). What this has done is effectively paved the path for commercial farming in what was once a remote village.

Local resident Sabitra Thapa, who earned around Rs 35,000 last year from vegetable farming, said, “This is the first time that I was able to generate this much money from vegetable farming in my fields.” While earlier she harvested corn and millet in her land, which were barely enough for self-consumption, now large amount of chilies, tomatoes, and other vegetables she produces in her farm reach the nearby markets by bus where they are sold at good prices.

The 160 km-long BP Highway passes through the Mahabharat Hills in Sindhuli and connects Kavrepalanchowk district in the hilly region to Mahottari district in the plains. Also known as the Sindhuli Road, the highway has become the third major highway linking the Kathmandu Valley to other parts of the country. It has significantly reduced travel time to and from the eastern districts of Nepal.

Funded by the Japanese government, the BP Highway took 20 years to complete with total project cost amounting to Rs 21.28 billion. With the final section of the road completed on March 1, 2015, thousands of people residing along the highway are starting to realize socioeconomic benefits this project has delivered.

Towns and markets are sprawling all along the road with shops, motels, and houses being built at an unprecedented rate. Gyan Bahadur Yonjan of Kusheshwor Dumja village has been able to support his family of nine by selling his farm produce in the local market. The area in the village adjacent to the road has developed as a market center enabling people like Yonjan to reap the benefits. “Earlier we had to walk for days on end to buy daily essentials. Earning money by selling livestock, milk or vegetables was something we couldn’t even imagine back then,” Yonjan said.

Farmers of sweet orange, locally known as Junar, are also cherishing the immense possibilities the highway has opened for them. Around 3,185 households from 42 villages in the district have been engaging in organized commercial farming of the fruit, producing up to 12,000 metric tons of Junar each year in the district alone. Kathmandu and major cities in eastern Nepal such as Janakpur, Birgunj, Biratnagar, and Narayanghat have become ready markets for Junar due to the road linkage.
This text has been adapted from a news article by Gaurav Thapa published in The Kathmandu Post on 16 March 2015. An archive of the original article can be found at

The passage has six sections, A-F.

Which section contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1 changes in the types of crops grown in a personal farm

2 mention of distance between two locations

3 a reference to time taken to complete a project

4 a boom in horticulture

5 a claim that the country is more accessible by roads now

6 supply meets demand

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1. B, 2. A, 3. D, 4. F, 5. C, 6. F

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