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IELTS General Training Volume 2

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Reading Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 Developmental Art
  • 2 4.50/4.5
  • 3 Developmental art
  • 4 5.00/5/five
  • 5 The North Gallery
  • 6 New Year festivities
  • 7 632
  • 8 132
  • 9 317
  • 10 122
  • 11 443
  • 12 H
  • 13 D
  • 14 A
  • 15 B
  • 16 Language Centre Students
  • 17 Photo-ID card
  • 18 (in) cash
  • 19 REF in red
  • 20 IELTS (materials)
  • 21 FALSE
  • 22 FALSE
  • 23 NOT GIVEN
  • 24 TRUE
  • 25 FALSE
  • 26 NOT GIVEN
  • 27 TRUE
  • 28 NOT GIVEN
  • 29 language development
  • 30 3 or 4/ 3 – 4 years
  • 31 model( speakers)
  • 32 exaggerate
  • 33 recognize/recognise
  • 34 conversation/ interaction/ communication
  • 35 YES
  • 36 YES
  • 37 YES
  • 38 NOT GIVEN
  • 39 NO
  • 40 NO

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6 Muhammad Anwar 8.5 43:26
7 Mariha Tahsin 8 31:18
8 Soumalya Manna 8 32:26
9 Ramya Chandran 8 39:45
10 Hiba Salam 8 43:23

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-15

Questions 1-6

Read the following notice.

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBERS answer the questions below.

Write your answers in boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet.

Example:

How much will it cost a student to see the Greek Olympic Sculpture?

Answer:  $6.00

Which exhibition can you visit in late August?

1

A student would like a headset for the Greek Olympic Sculpture. How much will it cost?

$ 2

Which exhibition shows the work of young people?

3

How much must a member pay to see tine exhibition of art from the United States?

$ 4

In which location would you find the oldest exhibits?

5

Which exhibit could a large group see most cheaply?

6

  • 1 Answer: Developmental Art
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q1: Which  exhibition can you visit in late August?

    Developmental art Opens July 25, closes September 30

    You need to focus on the closed time of the exhibition.

    Only one exhibition closes after late August. This is Developmental art. It closes on September 30.

    → The appropriate answer for Q1 must be “Developmental art.

  • 2 Answer: 4.50/4.5
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q2: A student would like a headset for the Greek Olympic Sculpture. How much will it cost?

    Headsets are available for the Greek Olympic Sculpture only

    A fee of $6.00 per adult, $5 00 for members and $4.50 for students will be charged

    Keywords of this question is headset and student. After skimming, we can find that information of Q2 should be found at the end of the notice. The  headset for students costs $4.50.

    The correct answer of Q2 is $4.50.

  • 3 Answer: Developmental art
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q3: Which exhibition shows work of young people?

    Developmental art work by gifted local school children on show in the East Gallery.

    In this question, work of young people is the keyword. It has the same meaning with word by gifted local school children.

    The appropriate answer for Q3 must be “Developmental art.

  • 4 Answer: 5.00/5/five
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q4: How much must a member pay to see the exhibition of art from the United States?

    The art of the early West : American art of the westward expansion is on show in the South Gallery, Level 3

    $15 adults, $5.00 for members , $4.50 for students.

    Keyword of this question is United States. After skimming, we can find that information of Q4 should be found in the art of the early West. And a member must pay $5.00 to see this exhibition.

    The correct answer of Q4 is $5.00.

  • 5 Answer: The North Gallery
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q5: In which location would you find the oldest exhibits?

    Greek Olympic sculpture a historical exhibit of work by ancient artists is in the North Gallery

    In this question, the noun phrase “the oldest exhibits” has the same meaning with phrase “a historical exhibit of work by ancient artists”. And the question is about the location, not about the name of the exhibition. So we choose North Gallery as the correct answer of Q5.

  • 6 Answer: New Year festivities
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    Q6: Which exhibit could a large group see most cheaply?

    New Year festivities : a multimedia exhibition from the four comers of the earth on show in the Hanson Theatre, Level 2, Main Building

    Free

    Comparing the prices of all exhibitions, we can conclude that the price of New Year festivities is the most cheaply. It’s free.

    So we choose New Year festivities  as the correct answer of Q6.

Questions 7-11

Read the extract below from the service directory of a Motorists’ Association.

Answer the questions by writing the appropriate extension numbers in boxes 7-11 on your answer sheet.

What extension should you call if:

Example:  you want to pay your bill by Visa card?

Answer:    344

you want to find out about a baby’s car seat?

7

you feel cheated by a repair shop near your home in Newcastle?

8

you have trouble hearing and you need road service?

9

you are going on a road trip and want to find out what activities are available?

10

you want advice on purchasing a vehicle?

11

  • 7 Answer: 632
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q7: You want to find out about a baby’s car seat?

    TECHNICAL ADVICE

    (8 30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 11 Saturday) for road tests, car buying, advice and assistance on motoring problems. Local call charge

    Child restraint enquiries 632

    This question is about “a baby car seat”, so you should look at the technical advice and you can see this section: Child restraint enquiries.

    The correct answer of Q7 is 632.

  • 8 Answer: 132
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    Q8: You feel cheated by a repair shop near your home in Newcastle?

    LEGAL ADVICE 

    (8 30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday)

    Newcastle  132

    In this question, you feel cheated by a repair shop near your home in Newcastle, so you should look at the legal advice.

    The correct answer of Q8 is 132.

  • 9 Answer: 317
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    Q9: You have trouble hearing and you need road service?

    SERVICE (HEARING IMPAIRED)

    Road Service  317

    In this question, the phrase “trouble hearing” has the same meaning with “hearing impaired”, and you need road service. So we choose 317 as the correct answer of this question.

  • 10 Answer: 122
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    Q10: You are going on a road trip and want to find out what activities are available?

    DRIVE TRAVEL  122

    Local touring information and attraction tickets

    You are going on a road trip, so you should look at the Drive Travel section for more activities.

    The correct answer of Q10 is 122.

  • 11 Answer: 443
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q11: You want advice on purchasing a vehicle?

    TECHNICAL ADVICE  443

    (8 30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 11 Saturday) for road tests, car buying, advice and assistance on motoring problems. Local call charge

    This question is also about the vehicle, likes the Q7, so you should look at Technical Advice.

    The correct answer of this question is 443.  

Questions 12-15

Section 1

Reading passage 1

Read the passage below and write the answers to the questions which follow in boxes 1-15 on your answer sheet.

ART GALLERY

 

ART GALLERY

The Art Gallery’s mission is to bring diverse forms of art and craft to the people of this city.

 

NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES

A multimedia exhibition from the four comers of the earth on show in the Hanson Theatre, Level 2, Main Building

Free

Opens January 1, closes March 20.

 

THE ART OF THE EARLY WEST

American art of the westward expansion is on show in the South Gallery, Level 3

$15 adults, $5.00 for members, $4.50 for students.

Opens March 13, closes June 30.

 

GREEK OLYMPIC SCULPTURE

A historical exhibit of work by ancient artists is in the North Gallery

$10 adults, $8.00 for members, $6.00 for students.

Opens July 1, closes August 7

 

Developmental art: work by gifted local school children on show in the East Gallery.

$2.00. Donations may be left in the box at the exit, and will be gratefully received

Opens July 25, closes September 30

Notice:

Headsets are available for the Greek Olympic Sculpture only.

A fee of $6.00 per adult, $5.00 for members and $4.50 for students will be charged

 

Questions 7 – 11

Read the extract below from the service directory of a Motorists’ Association.

Answer the questions by writing the appropriate extension numbers in boxes 7-11 on your answer sheet.

 

Call our main number 9292 9222 then call these extensions

MEMBER SERVICES, ROAD SERVICE AND INSURANCE 

 

All insurance enquiries 133

 

Credit card payments 344

Visa, Mastercard for membership and insurance policies (open 24 hours, 7 days)

 

Teleclaims   123

For motor vehicle claims (open 24 hours. 7 days)

 

HELPLINE    

 

Road Service  114

(open 24 hours, 7 days)

 

HOME SECURITY  553

Alarm systems  554

TECHNICAL ADVICE  443

 

(8 30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 11 Saturday) for road tests, car buying, advice and assistance on motoring problems. Local call charge

 

Child restraint enquiries   632

 

Recorded road report for major highways  222

 

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

(7am – 10 pm)

1 300 362 802

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

(8.30 am to 5 pm. Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 11 Saturday)

Home Loan    701

Life Insurance  976

Personal Loans  978

LEGAL ADVICE 

(8 30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday)

 

Sydney   191

Newcastle  132

Wollongong             132

Canberra    426

 

SMASH REPAIRS     900

Repairs guaranteed for life,

(7.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) 

Batteries    111

DRIVE TRAVEL  122

Local touring information and attraction tickets

SERVICE (HEARING IMPAIRED)

Road Service  317

Insurance enquiries 728

 

Questions 12 -15

There are 9 paragraphs in this advice to motorists. Answer the questions below by writing the letter or letters of the appropriate paragraph or paragraphs in boxes 12-15 on your answer sheet.

Advice to motorists

A. Always lock your car and never leave your keys in the car. Sounds obvious, but how often have you left your car unlocked while you paid for fuel at a service station or dashed into a shop? A recently-passed law will ensure that you never forget again – heavy penalties apply.

B.Always lock valuables in the boot. Most car crime is opportunistic, so don’t make it easy. And if something is too valuable to lose, the golden rule is take it with you.

C. Thieves need little incentive. A lot of thefts from cars are carried out by youngsters after nothing more than a few dollars, so don’t leave coin-holders if they can be seen from outside. The cost of repairs often far outweighs the value of what is stolen.

D. At night, always try to park in a brightly-lit area where your vehicle can be seen by passers-by. Poorly-lit streets are the thief’s favourite hunting ground.

E. Never park where you can see broken glass from car windows on the ground. Thieves are creatures of habit and will return to the scene of past successes.

F. Install a car alarm.

G. Where available, use car parks that are well lit and have boom gates. Don’t leave your parking ticket in the car.

H. In high-risk areas leave your glove box and ashtray open to show thieves that there is nothing in the car worth stealing.

I. Don’t buy goods offered for sale if the price seems suspiciously low. Chances are the goods have been stolen.

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Great thanks to volunteer Hoàng Long Vương who has contributed these explanations and markings.

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