IELTS Reading Matching Sentence Endings

In IELTS Reading Matching Sentence Endings questions, you will be provided with several incomplete sentences as questions accompanied by a list of options.

Your job would be to complete the sentences with the correct option based on information in the text.

The answers can be found in the text in the same order as the questions.

For such IELTS Reading questions, start by reading and understanding the first question. Each question has keywords which tell you what type of word or phrase to search for in the text.

Most of the times, you have to scan the passage to find the synonym of the keywords in the question.

Read the first half of the incomplete sentence in the question and find a corresponding sentence in the text with similar meaning.

Based on the complete sentence that you find in the passage, see if any of the options match.

After finding the first answer, move to the second question and so on. The next answers will always be below the last answer in the text.

IELTS Reading Matching Sentence Endings practice

Smell n’ tell tack faces public snub
Lack of breathalyzer devices has hindered traffic police in Kathmandu Valley from conducting sobriety test effectively.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has only 15 functional breathalyzers, far fewer than is required to book drunk drivers without them denying their offense.

Without breathalyzers, traffic officers are left with their olfactory ability to tell if a driver has been drinking. And there are always those who, even if they had been drinking, are quick to question the test method.

“Our officers frequently get into altercations with drunk drivers who deny their offense” said MTPD Superintendent Posh Raj Pokharel.

If a person refuses that he or she is driving under the influence, Pokharel said, the only way to prove the offense is blood alcohol test.

“In such cases, the offenders have to be taken to the hospital to confirm that they were indeed drunk while driving,” Pokharel added.

The anti-drunk driving campaign was launched in December 2011 to reduce road accidents. Almost all breathalyzer devices that were introduced at the initial phase of the campaign are not functional. Pokharel said MTPD has more than 200 defective breathalyzer devices from the early days of the campaign.

“We need at least 50 breathalyzers in Kathmandu Valley alone to make the campaign effective,” Pokharel said. “Our jobs would be easier if every unit mobilized for anti-drunk driving campaign has at least two breathalyzers.”
This text has been adapted from a news article by Gaurav Thapa published in The Kathmandu Post on 17 April 2015. An archive of the original article can be found at

Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below.

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

1 The Traffic Police have

2 Drunk drivers tend to

3 A medical test is conducted if

4 For best results, each Traffic Police team needs

A drive recklessly and threaten public safety.
B argue about the efficacy of deciding guilt on the basis of smell.
C around 50 functional breathalyzers.
D insufficient means to charge drivers guilty of driving under influence.
E suspects deny to confess their crimes.
F discourage the campaign against drunk driving.
G a pair of breathalyzers.
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1. D, 2. B, 3. E, 4. G

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Monika parajuli
Monika parajuli
2 years ago

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