IELTS Reading Exercise: Diagram completion 2.

This exercise will help you to improve your diagram completion skills to make you more prepared for the IELTS Reading Test in general.

In this test you'll need to label the diagram after reading the text below. If you want to learn more about this type of questions, you should check out IELTS diagram completion lesson >


Your answering strategy:

  1. Read the text, underlining the new terms and important names.
  2. Look at the diagram and think which parts of it you can label.
  3. Check your assumptions by looking back at underlined terms and label the parts you’re sure of.



Read the text and label the diagram below.


  I learned how to ride a bike when I was very young but I never really knew much about what each part of the bike was called. As I began to ask questions about bikes, I realized I had no clue what the experts were saying. It was like a foreign language to me. So like any foreign language you have to start with the basics.

  The most known part of a bicycle, a bicycle saddle, often called a seat, is one of three contact points on an upright bicycle. It’s a place where you seat while riding a bike. A bicycle saddle is commonly attached to the bicycle frame, the main component of a bicycle, onto which wheels and other components are fitted. Cyclist often attach a bottle of water to the underneath part of the frame, called a down tube.

  The second contact point of the bicycle is a pedal, the part of your bicycle that you push with your foot to propel the bicycle. The pedal provides the connection between the cyclist's foot or shoe and the crankarm. The crankarm turns the chain and propels the bicycle's wheel. The dark round detail in the centre of the back wheel is called cogset, it is used as speed transmission mechanism.

  The last contact point of the bicycle is bicycle handlebar, the steering mechanism for bicycles. You put your hands on the bicycle handlebar and drive your bike by turning it to different sides. The handlebars are attached to the stem, which goes down and connects with a fork. The fork is a thin metal rod, which fore wheel is attached to.

Complete the diagram below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer. Do not write the articles.

IELTS reading diagram completion