Studying IELTS reading question types, such as short answer, helps very much to speed up your answering in real test scenarios. IELTS organization has officially published all kinds of questions so that all test takers have the chance to be familiar with possible question types of test papers.
You can get question types from IELTS official website or related books. We get some samples here to demo the short answer question type. Hopefully, these practices may give you a hand to build stronger skills to answer this sort of question.
Academic Identifying/Match Information; Short Answer
Academic Table Completion; True/False/Not Given; Short Answer
Academic Short Answer; Identifying/Match Information; Summary/Note Completion
Universities in Britain
General Match Heading; Short Answer; Identifying/Match Information
Academic Match Heading; Multiple Choice; Short Answer; Yes/No/Not Given
Is Science Dangerous
Academic True/False/Not Given; Short Answer; Match Sentence Ending; Multiple Choice
Life Without Death
Academic Yes/No/Not Given; Identifying/Match Information; Short Answer; Summary/Note Completion