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IELTS General Training Volume 2

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Published on: 13 Dec 2017

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Reading Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 E
  • 2 A
  • 3 C
  • 4 C
  • 5 H
  • 6 I
  • 7 M
  • 8 hh:mm
  • 9 (Daily) Work Record
  • 10 (your/ the) supervisor
  • 11 (On) Monday
  • 12 (your) Tax Number
  • 13 employee's/your home address
  • 21 D
  • 22 C
  • 23 A
  • 24 B
  • 25 D
  • 26 E
  • 27 A
  • 14 table tennis
  • 15 international clubs
  • 16 University Health Center
  • 17 Health Insurance
  • 18 (a weather) emergency / emergency weather conditions
  • 19 fifteen minutes/ 15 minutes
  • 20 fifty percent/50%/50 percent
  • 36 loyalty
  • 37 twice yearly / twice a year
  • 38 mentor
  • 39 D
  • 40 B
  • 28 E
  • 29 G
  • 30 B
  • 31 A
  • 32 H
  • 33 D
  • 34 F
  • 35 I

Leaderboard:

# User Score Time
Shu-Chen Kuo 9 21:18
Srikanth Kunapuli 9 22:07
Lakshmy Ratish 9 28:10
4 Manvendra Singh Raghav 9 29:09
5 Clive Li 9 29:16
6 Manish Kancharla 9 29:17
7 chishtie.saman 9 30:34
8 C DS 9 31:19
9 Bayan Naim 9 33:23
10 Ma. Rowena Villas 9 34:26

Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-13

Questions 1-3

Questions 4-7

Questions 8-12

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, answer tile following questions.

Write your answers in boxes 8-12 to your answer sheet.

What format must be used to record the hours worked?

8

What should employees copy for their own records?

9

Who must check and sign the work record before payment will be processed?

10

What day must the work record be received?

11

What must be written on the Employment Declaration form?

12

  • 8 Answer: hh:mm
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q8. What format must be used to record the hours worked?

    1.Complete this Daily Work Record using the format hh:mm

    • Key word in the question : “format”. In the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the keyword "format" at the instruction 1.

    • Understanding the idea in the question, the answer here should be hh:mm

  • 9 Answer: (Daily) Work Record
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q9. What should employees copy for their own records?

    4.make a copy of the Daily Work Record for your own records.

    • Key word in the question : “copy”. In the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the keyword "copy " at the instruction 4.

    • The question is repeated in  instruction 4. Understanding the idea in the question, the answer here should be Daily Work Record.

    • Due to word limit (no more than 3 words) answer :  the Daily Work Record is not accepted.

  • 10 Answer: (your/ the) supervisor
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q10. Who must check and sign the work record before payment will be processed?

    when you have completed the Work Record, ask your supervisor to check and sign. Your pay will not be processed until this is done

    • Key word in the question : “Who” and “check and sign”.

    • Due to the keyword “who”, the answer must be a person.

    • Skim through the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the keyword “check and sign at the instruction 3. “when you have completed the Work Record, ask your supervisor to check and sign.”

    • Understanding the idea in the question, the answer here should be (your/the) supervisor

  • 11 Answer: (On) Monday
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q11. What day must the work record be received?

    5. Fax the Work Record back to J&B Pty Ltd by 10:00 am Monday

    • Key word in the question : “day” and “be received?”

    • Due to the keyword “What day ”, the answer must be a day of a week, or in format dd/mm/yy

    • Skim through the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the day at the instruction 5. “Fax the Work Record back to J&B Pty Ltd by 10:00 am Monday.”. The idea of “ the work record be received” is expressed in active voice “ Fax the Work Record back to J&B Pty Ltd”

    • Understanding the idea in the question, the answer here is Monday.

    • The question only asks “What day” so if the answer provided including the time “10:00 am Monday” , it will not be accepted.

  • 12 Answer: (your) Tax Number
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q12. What must be written on the Employment Declaration form?

    a completed employment Declaration form including your Tax number

    • Key word in the question : “Employment Declaration form”.

    • In the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the keyword Employment Declaration form” " at the “details required are” note.

    • The question in passive voice is paraphrase to active voice, understanding the idea in the question, the answer here is (your/employee’s ) Tax number

    • Answers related to a personal name “Amanda/Lee Tax number” are not accepted as the answer is specific, while the question requires general information.

Question 13

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, complete the following sentence. Write your answer in box 13 on your answer sheet.

Tax certificates are sent to 13

  • 13 Answer: employee's/your home address
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q13. Tax certificates are sent to

    Tax certificates are sent out at the end of the financial year to your home address

    • Key word in the question : “Tax certificates”.

    • Due to the phrase “are sent to”, the answer must be a place.

    • Skim through the "INSTRUCTION" part, you shall find the keyword Tax certificates”at the “details required are” note. “Tax certificates are sent out at the end of the financial year to your home address

    • understanding the idea in the question, the answer here is (your/employee’s ) home address.

    • Answers related to a personal name “Amanda/Lee home address” are not accepted as the answer is specific, while the question requires general information.

Section 1

READING PASSAGE 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1- 13, which are based on Reading Passage 1 below.

INTEROFFICE MEMO

A 

Please call Nancy.

She will be at 818 7546 if you miss her at home

B 

INTEROFFICE MEMO

Meeting in the boardroom on Friday, July 10 at 10 am has been changed to Monday, July 13.

Same time, same place.

Please bring the notes of the previous meeting.

C 

You are invited to a demonstration of our new audio-visual office products at 10 Barry Avenue Queenstown, 5 pm, July 28.

RSVP. Refreshments will be served.

D 

MEMO TO: C. Gates

Please confirm your flights with Qantas.

We have you booked to depart August 21 at 10 am and to return a week later, arriving August 28 at 7 pm. The company will pay all expenses of this trip.

E 

Please note:

10.30             12.30 

July 27

Websters Trading Company meeting,

30 Barrow Street.

12 Jones Road

F 

MEMO TO: C. Gates

Check amendments to the Ling Kee contract.

Do we really want to offer 10%?

Please see me this morning at 10 in my office.

Questions 4 -13

Read the Daily Work Record form below. It records a week’s work by Amanda Lee, a temporary typist, who has been sent on a job by her employer, J & B Office Temps Pty Ltd. Some sections of the Daily Work Record form are marked with the letters  A–O.

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Great thanks to volunteer Hoang Ngoc Huy who has contributed these explanations and markings.

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