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Answer for Complete IELTS 1 - Reading Practice Test 2

1. A 22. 50
2. C 23. 40
3. C 24. C
4. B 25. F
5. B 26. D
6. E 27. E
7. D 28. B
8. A 29. A
9. C 30. H
10. F 31. G
11. 70 32. electricity grid
12. 30 33. 160 km
13. 20 34. work
14. 6 35. price
15. 12 36. navigation system
16. 9 37. robot
17. 27 38. vii
18. 60 39. vi
19. 85 40. ii
20. 75 41. i
21. 45 42. v

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Marking Scheme

Level Band Listening Score Reading Score
Expert 9 39-40 39-40
Very Good 8.5 37-38 37-38
Very Good 8 35-36 35-36
Good 7.5 32-34 33-34
Good 7 30-31 30-32
Competent 6.5 26-29 27-29
Competent 6 23-25 23-26
Modest 5.5 18-22 19-22
Modest 5 16-17 15-18
Limited 4.5 13-15 13-14
Limited 4 10-12 10-12
Extremely Limited 3.5 8-10 8-9
Extremely Limited 3 6-7 6-7

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Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

1     What is the main reason for visiting New Zealand?

A holidays

B visiting friends and others

C business

D others
Answer: A

2     What percentage of visitors go to New Zealand to see friends and family?

A 11%

B 13%

C  29%

D  47%
Answer: C   (Locate)

3     What does the figure 13% refer to?

A holidays

B visiting friends and others

C business

D others
Answer: C   (Locate)

4     In general, do more people visit New Zealand for work or pleasure?

A  For work

B  For pleasure

C  Both

D  Not mention
Answer: B

 

Questions 5-10

Complete the short summary below with phrases from the box.

Write the correct letter, A-F.  

The chart shows why people from other countries 5
Answer: B   (Locate).

6
Answer: E   (Locate) 47 percent, go there on holiday.

29% visit New Zealand in order to 7
Answer: D   (Locate).

8
Answer: A   (Locate) go there on business, and just 11 %
 visit for 9
Answer: C   (Locate).

Overall, the majority of visitors go 10
Answer: F   (Locate), not 
for work.

A 13%

B go to New Zealand

C other reasons

D see friends and family

E the largest percentage

F for pleasure

 

 

Questions 11-14

Complete the short summary below with the correct number.

The chart gives information on the means of transport used by overseas visitors to travel in New Zealand.

Nearly 11 percent of visitors travel around in New Zealand by car which is the commonest mode of transport. The second and third most common ways of travelling in the country are by plane or coach, and just over 12 percent of visitors use each of these. By comparison, only 13  percent of visitors use trains. The least popular method of travel is boat, which 14  percent of traveller use.

Overall, the chart shows that although cars are the most popular means of transport, more people use public transport than private transport.


11. Answer: 70   (Locate)


12. Answer: 30   (Locate)


13. Answer: 20   (Locate)


14. Answer: 6   (Locate)

 

 

Questions 15-18

Complete the short summary below with the correct number. 

The chart gives information about where people who travel to New Zealand come from. The percentage of visitors from Australia is the highest, at 40 percent. The second largest group,15  percent, comes from the United Kingdom, and 16 percent come from the United States. The East Asian countries, China, Japan and South Korea, send 5 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent each. However, 17  percent come from other countries. Overall, more than 18 percent of visitors come from English-speaking countries.


15. Answer: 12   (Locate)


16. Answer: 9   (Locate)


17. Answer: 27   (Locate)


18. Answer: 60   (Locate)

 

Questions 19-23

Complete the short summary below with the correct number. 

The chart shows what international visitors to New Zealand do when they are on holiday.

The most popular activity is walking, which 19 percent  of people on holiday do. 

20  percent of visitors go sightseeing and 21  percent go to see volcanoes.

Another popular activity is boating, which 22  percent of holidaymakers do.

Just over 23  percent of visitors also like going to museums.

Overall, people enjoy doing outdoor activities more than indoor activities.


19. Answer: 85   (Locate)


20. Answer: 75   (Locate)


21. Answer: 45   (Locate)


22. Answer: 50   (Locate) 


23. Answer: 40   (Locate)

 


Questions 24-31

Complete this essay plan by writing phrases A-H in gaps 24-31.

Para. 1: Introduction: families smaller, so 24
Answer: C   (Locate)

Para. 2: Advantages:

  •  played, so 25
    Answer: F   (Locate)
  •  26 , so more responsible
    Answer: D   (Locate)
  •  grandparents 27
    Answer: E   (Locate)

Para. 3: Disadvantages:

  •  one parent 28  - less money
    Answer: B   (Locate)
  •  less money for kids’ education
  •  less 29  for each child
    Answer: A   (Locate)

Para. 4: My opinion: more advantages because

  •  family gave 30
    Answer: H   (Locate)
  •  people never 31
    Answer: G   (Locate)

A attention             

B didn’t work          

C different experience 

D helped in house

E looked after younger kids

F learned social skills

G lonely  

H support and help

 


Questions 32-37

Complete the labels on the diagram below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.


  1. Answer: electricity grid   (Locate)

  2. Answer: 160 km   (Locate)

  3. Answer: work   (Locate)

  4. Answer: price   (Locate)

  5. Answer: navigation system   (Locate)

  6. Answer: robot   (Locate)

 


Questions 38-42

Read the paragraphs one by one to choose the correct headings. 

38. Paragraph A
Answer: vii   (Locate)

39. Paragraph B 
Answer: vi   (Locate) 

40. Paragraph C
Answer: ii   (Locate) 

41. Paragraph D
Answer: i   (Locate) 

42. Paragraph E
Answer: v   (Locate)

List of Headings

i        A solution which is no  solution

ii       Changing working practices

iii      Closing city centres to traffic

iv      Making cars more environmentally friendly

v       Not doing enough

vi      Paying to get in

vii     A global problem

 


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READING PASSAGE 1

International visitors to New Zealand

The pie chart provides information about the percentages of  the reason why international traveller decide to visit New Zealand: for business, holiday, catching up with friends and relatives or other reasons.

As we can be seen in the chart that, there are nearly 47 percent of visitors who have trip to New Zealand for holiday and it is truly the main reason for people to come. Next figure is 29 percent belonging to visiting friends and relatives. People rarely come to New Zealand for business , about 13 percent and the least percentages is for other reasons, with just 11 percent.

Overall, the percentages of people who want a trip to New Zealand for holiday as well as for a friends and relatives' s meeting are absolutely higher than those for other reasons.

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The chart shows why people from other countries  go to New Zealand. The largest percentage 47 percent, go there on holiday. 29% visit New Zealand in order to see friends and family

13% go there on business, and just 11 % visit for other reasons

Overall, the majority of visitors go  for pleasure , not for work.

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The chart gives information on the means of transport used by overseas visitors to travel in New Zealand.

Nearly  70  percent of visitors travel around in New Zealand by car which is the commonest mode of transport. The second and third most common ways of travelling in the country are by plane or coach, and just over 30 percent of visitors use each of these. By comparison, only 20  percent of visitors use trains. The least popular method of travel is boat, which 6 percent of traveller use.

Overall, the chart shows that although cars are the most popular means of transport, more people use public transport than private transport.

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The chart gives information about where people who travel to New Zealand come from. The percentage of visitors from Australia is the highest, at 40 percent. The second largest group, 12 percent, comes from the United Kingdom, and 9 percent come from the United States. The East Asian countries, China, Japan and South Korea, send 5 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent each. However, 27 percent come from other countries. Overall, more than 60 percent of visitors come from English-speaking countries.

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The chart shows what international visitors to New Zealand do when they are on holiday. The most popular activity is walking, which 85 percent  of people on holiday do. 75 percent of visitors go sightseeing and 45 percent go to see volcanoes.

Another popular activity is boating, which 50 percent of holidaymakers do. Just over 40 percent of visitors also like going to museums.

Overall, people enjoy doing outdoor activities more than indoor activities.

READING PASSAGE 2

Family life

Family life in the modern world is not the same experience as in the past, because families are smaller. In the past, there were advantages and disadvantages to being members of a big family.

I believe there were three main benefits. Firstly , children always had other children to play with  in the same house, so they learned social skills . They also quarrelled, but when  they quarrelled, they learned to defend themselves. Secondly , children helped in the house and  as a consequence they became more responsible.  Also different generations lived together, so grandparents looked after young children  and  younger brothers learned many things from their elder brothers.

I think many of the disadvantages were financial. Firstly , one of the parents could not work , because he or she had to stay at home to look after the children and the grandparents. This meant the family earned less. As a result , parents had less money to pay for their children's education and other activities. However in my view, the biggest problem was that parents could not pay so much attention to individual children. As a result , children with problems sometimes suffered.

In my opinion , the advantages of large families were greater than the disadvantages. The family had less money, but  family members formed a stronger relationship and they supported and helped each other when they had problems. Also , people were always surrounded by their relatives, so they were never lonely .

READING PASSAGE 3

The electric revolution

Your next car may be electric. We look at the technologies that will bring the revolution.

The main reasons why electric cars are not more popular at present are their price and their relatively small range. Existing battery systems only allow electric cars to travel a distance of between 100 and 160 km. However, this distance may not be a problem for urban drivers. A recent Sydney study reported that 20 percent of journeys were 30 km or less, and recent data from the US suggests that ?? percent of trips taken there are 48 km or less.

An innovative company called Better Place is aiming to make electric cars an option for all drivers. It wants to see existing vehicles replaced by electric vehicles which, it says, offer a number of benefits. Firstly, they can be powered by renewable energy which produces zero emissions. What is more, electric motors are more efficient and can convert more than 90 percent of power into movement, whereas the

efficiency of diesel or petrol engines is less than 20 percent. To achieve its aim, Better Place plans to use technology which is already available.

The plan is simple but revolutionary. It starts with the installation of a home charge point, and through this, the vehicle will be plugged into the electricity grid whenever it is in the garage, typically at night. In the morning, with a fully charged battery, the car is capable of as much as 160 km in urban motoring conditions. In addition to the home charge point, the battery can be topped up by charge points at work and at supermarkets.

The battery is linked to a control centre by smart technology inside the vehicle. Better Place can then ensure that the car is charged with electricity from renewable sources at the cheapest price . For longer trips, a navigation system directs the driver to the nearest switch station, where the depleted battery can be replaced with a charged one by a robot within a couple of minutes.

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You can view the translation of this article in Vietnamese here .

READING PASSAGE 4

Traffic Jams — No End in Sight

A - A global problem

There are no easy answers to the problems of traffic congestion. Traffic congestion affects people throughout the world . Traffic jams cause smog in dozens of cities across both the developed and developing world.

In the U.S., commuters spend an average of a full work week each year sitting in traffic, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. While alternative ways of getting around are available, most people still choose their cars because they are looking for convenience, comfort and privacy.

B - Paying to get in

The most promising technique for reducing city traffic is called congestion pricing , whereby cities charge a toll to enter certain parts of town at certain times of day. In theory, if the toll is high enough, some drivers will cancel their trips or go by bus or train. And in practice it seems to work: Singapore, London and Stockholm have reduced traffic and pollution in city centers thanks to congestion pricing.

C - Changing working practices

Another way to reduce rush hour traffic is for employers to implement flextime , which lets employees travel to and from work at off-peak traffic times to avoid the rush hour.

Those who have to travel during busy times can do their part by sharing cars. Employers can also allow more staff to telecommute (work from home) so as to keep more cars off the road altogether.

D - A solution which is no  solution

Some urban planners still believe that the best way to ease traffic congestion is to build more roads, especially roads that can take drivers around or over crowded city streets. But such techniques do not really keep cars off the road; they only accommodate more of them .

E - Not doing enough

Other, more forward-thinking, planners know that more and more drivers and cars are taking to the roads every day, and they are unwilling to encourage more private automobiles when public transport is so much better both for people and the environment.

For this reason, the American government has decided to spend some $7 billion on helping to increase capacity on public transport systems and upgrade them with more efficient technologies. But environmentalists complain that such funding is tiny compared with the $50 billion being spent on roads and bridges

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You can view the translation of this article in Vietnamese at cep.com.vn

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