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Master IELTS General Training 2

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Published on: 04 Sep 2018

Reading Practice Test 2

Answer Keys:

  • 1 C
  • 2 B
  • 3 D,E,F
  • 4 A
  • 5 FALSE
  • 6 TRUE
  • 7 TRUE
  • 8 FALSE
  • 9 NOT GIVEN
  • 10 FALSE
  • 11 hands infected
  • 12 get vaccinated
  • 13 pneumonia and/or bronchitis
  • 14 immunity can develop
  • 15 TRUE
  • 16 FALSE
  • 17 NOT GIVEN
  • 18 TRUE
  • 19 FALSE
  • 20 TRUE
  • 21 NOT GIVEN
  • 22 II
  • 23 I
  • 24 III
  • 25 VI
  • 26 III
  • 27 IV
  • 28 B
  • 29 A
  • 30 G
  • 31 C
  • 32 E
  • 33 D
  • 34 F
  • 35 vegetables
  • 36 over-use of pickling
  • 37 seafood
  • 38 south of
  • 39 France
  • 40 beautiful surroundings

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-14

Questions 1-4

The business cards above are from a Local shop noticeboard.

They offer local services.

Look at the six business cards, A-F. For which card are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

Note: you may use any letter more than once.

Which service provides daycare?

1

Which service is provided at a local shopping centre?.

2

Which three services provide improvements to the home? (Ex: A,B,C)

3

Which service offers something free?

4

  • 1 Answer: C
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q1: Which service provides daycare?

    C - GOOD MANNERS DOG TRAINING Dog daycare & training centre.

    Note:

    The keyword is “provides daycare”.

    After skimming, we can find that information of Q1 should be found in C paragraph which mentioned “good manners dog training dog daycare & training centre”

    So, we can conclude that the answer is C.

  • 2 Answer: B
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q2: Which service is provided at a local shopping centre?

    B - DRY CLEANERS
    For quality & friendly service
    • Wedding & evening dresses
    • Duvets & blankets
    • Curtains
    • Woollens/silks etc.
    • Alterations and mending
    Phone 9244 0000
    Shop 1, Mundaring Shopping Centre
    700 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

    Note:

    The keyword is “at a local shopping centre”.

    After scanning, we can find the information in the B paragraph.

    B paragraph mentioned the address of this service is “shop 1, Mundaring Shopping Centre”.

    For that reason, we can conclude that the answer is B.

  • 3 Answer: D,E,F
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q3: Which three services provide improvements to the home?

    D - CLEANING
    A-TOP CLEANING
    Carpet steam cleaning
    Window cleaning
    28 yrs
    Owner operator
    Phone: 4419 924 575
    E - BUILDING SERVICES GCH CONSTRUCTION
    Greg, qualified tradesman
    Bricklaying & limestone
    Paving & concrete
    Building maintenance
    Renovations & new homes
    6423 233 058
    gchconstruction@bigpond.com
    F - AIR CONDITIONING & GAS
    Markham Air & Appliances Pty Ltd
    Split system installations
    Air-conditioning service & repairs
    Appliance service & repair (gas & electric)
    Phone: 4468 118 491
    Eftpos available

    Note

    The keywords are “three” and “provide improvements to the home”.

    “Provide improvements to the home” means alter the structure of an existing home, it can also include improvements to gardens or outdoor structures such as garages.

    After scanning, we can find that D,E,F paragraph mentioned their services such as “carpet steam cleaning”, “renovations & new homes” or “air-conditioning service & repair”.

    For that reason, we can conclude that the answer is D,E,F.

  • 4 Answer: A
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q4: Which service offers something free?

    A - HAIRDRESSING

    Ginger's Unisex Hair Studio

    SPECIAL

    Wed & Thurs only

    Colour/Foils & Blow-wave and

    Receive a FREE Haircut

    Enquiries to 9489 8888

    Shop 5 Smith Arcade

    104 Old Northern Hwy, Northland

    Note

    The keyword is “offers something free”.

    After scanning, we can find the keyword in the A paragraph.

    B paragraph mentioned “Receive a FREE Haircut”.

    For that reason, we can conclude that the answer is A.

Questions 5-10

Questions 11-14

Answer the questions below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 11-14 on your answer sheet.

Influenza is a virus which is easily spread from person to person via infected droplets in the air and by 11  with the virus.

It is necessary to 12  against influenza because the virus is constantly changing.

The influenza virus can lead to medical complications such as  13 , or can make existing medical conditions worse.

It is recommended that vaccination take place in autumn so that  14 before the winter flu season starts.

  • 11 Answer: hands infected
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q11: Influenza is a virus which is easily spread from person to person via infected droplets in the air and by_______with the virus.

    Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a virus which spreads easily from person to person through infected droplets in the air and by hands infected with the virus.

    Note

    The answer should be noun.

    The keywords are “Influenza” and “a virus which is easily spread from person to person via infected droplets in the air and by_______with the virus”.

    The information is mentioned in the first paragraph that  a virus which spreads easily from person to person through infected droplets in the air and by hands infected with the virus. So this question is quite easy to answer.

    For that reason, the answer is hands infected.

  • 12 Answer: get vaccinated
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q12: It is necessary to _____ against influenza because the virus is constantly changing.

    Flu is a vaccine-preventable disease. Because the flu virus is constantly changing, it is necessary to get vaccinated every year. The flu vaccine protects against the three strains of the virus which are most likely to occur over the winter.

    Note

    The answer should be a verb.

    The keywords are “against influenza” and “virus is constantly changing”.

    The writer said that because the flu virus is constantly changing, it is necessary to get vaccinated every year. All the keywords are mentioned here.

    So this question is quite easy to answer.

    For that reason, the answer is get vaccinated.

  • 13 Answer: pneumonia and/or bronchitis
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q13: The influenza virus can lead to medical complications such as _______, or can make existing medical conditions worse.

    Flu complications include pneumonia and bronchitis. Flu can also make some underlying medical conditions worse.

    Note

    The answer should be noun.

    The keywords are “medical complications” and “can make existing medical conditions worse”.

    It is said that flu complications include pneumonia and bronchitis or can make some underlying medical conditions worse. Almost keywords are mentioned. And the word “include” can be transfer to “such as” in this circumstance.

    For that reason, we can conclude that the answer is pneumonia and bronchitis.

  • 14 Answer: immunity can develop
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q14: It is recommended that vaccination take place in autumn so that_____before the winter flu season starts.

    Vaccination is recommended in autumn to give time for immunity to develop before the flu season starts.

    Note

    The keywords are “vaccination take place in autumn” and “before the winter flu season starts”.

    The writer said that vaccination is recommended in autumn for immunity to develop before the flu season starts. It means immunity can develop before the flu season starts so vaccination is recommended to take place in autumn.

    For that reason, we can conclude that the answer is immunity can develop.

Section 1

READING PASSAGE 1

Community business cards

Read the advertisements below and answer questions 1-4.

TEXT 1

COMMUNITY BUSINESS CARDS

A - HAIRDRESSING

Ginger's Unisex Hair Studio

SPECIAL

Wed & Thurs only

Colour/Foils & Blow-wave and

Receive a FREE Haircut

Enquiries to 9489 8888

Shop 5 Smith Arcade

104 Old Northern Hwy, Northland

B - DRY CLEANERS

For quality & friendly service

• Wedding & evening dresses

• Duvets & blankets

• Curtains

• Woollens/silks etc.

• Alterations and mending

Phone 9244 0000

Shop 1, Mundaring Shopping Centre

700 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

C - GOOD MANNERS DOG TRAINING Dog daycare & training centre

• Small classes for all ages

• Positive methods

• Qualified trainer

• Classes in Westland & hills

Enquiries: 9244 4056 or 5419 924 133

Web: www.goodmanners.net.au

D - CLEANING

A-TOP CLEANING

Carpet steam cleaning

Window cleaning

28 yrs

Owner operator

Phone: 4419 924 575

E - BUILDING SERVICES GCH CONSTRUCTION

Greg, qualified tradesman

Bricklaying & limestone  

 Paving & concrete

Building maintenance

Renovations & new homes

6423 233 058

gchconstruction@bigpond.com

F - AIR CONDITIONING & GAS

Markham Air & Appliances Pty Ltd

Split system installations

Air-conditioning service & repairs

Appliance service & repair (gas &  electric)

Phone: 4468 118 491

Eftpos available

Read the texts below and answer questions 5-10.

TEXT 2

HIGHLIGHTS OF PERU SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Lima Discover the city's colonial sights, including the expansive Plaza San Martin and its impressive cathedral and government palace; visit the Church of San Francisco and its catacombs.

Sacred Valley Visit Awanakancha and meet llamas, vicunas and alpacas; pick up some handicrafts at the lively Pisac market; explore the massive Inca fortress of Ollantayambo.

The Vistadome Ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; enjoy large panoramic windows, first-class service and a light meal.

INSIDER HIGHLIGHTS

Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert tour director.

• Be My Guest Join Doctor Francisco Diez Canseco Tavara, the descendant of an old Peruvian family, for a welcome reception and typical Peruvian lunch; visit the beautiful estate and learn about the Diez
Canseco family's and Peru's history.

• Machu Picchu Immerse yourself in the history and atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour and during free time for independent exploration.

• Cusco Delve into the city's Inca and Spanish colonial past; explore the Plaza de Armas; visit the Church of Santo Domingo and Korikancha or Temple of the Sun; explore the citadel of Sacsayhuaman and nearby shrines and Inca warehouses.

• Audio headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

Local speciality Visit a weaving centre in the Sacred Valley to watch artisan weavers at work; on the way to Cusco, visit a chicheria and taste chichi, the traditional Andean corn beer.

• Local expert Meet Kike Pinto, founder and Director of the Museum of Andean and Amazon Musical Instruments, for a presentation on Andean instruments and music in Cusco.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

• Welcome reception with your tour director in Lima

• 7 full breakfasts

• 1 picnic box lunch

• 2 three-course dinners

farewell dinner with wine and folklore show in Cusco

• Be My Guest with wine in Lima

CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

• Includes all first-class features

• A Trafalgar bonus-all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports

• Qualified local guides in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco

Souvenir photo captures treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.

Source: Trafalgar Tours

Read the texts below and answer questions 11-14.

SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAM

PART 1

Get vaccinated

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a virus which spreads easily from person to person through infected droplets in the air and by hands infected with the virus.

The virus infects your nose, throat and, sometimes, your lungs. In most people it causes mild to moderate symptoms for about a week, but some people can develop severe illness and complications which may need to be treated in hospital and can even result in death. 

Flu complications include pneumonia and bronchitis. Flu can also make some underlying medical conditions worse.

Flu is a vaccine-preventable disease. Because the flu virus is constantly changing, it is necessary to get vaccinated every year. The flu vaccine protects against the three strains of the virus which are most likely to occur over the winter. Vaccination is recommended in autumn to give time for immunity to develop before the flu season starts. You cannot get flu from the vaccine.

PART 2

To prevent complications from flu it is recommended that people in the eligible groups outlined in this brochure get vaccinated each year.

65 years and over

People aged 65 years and over have the highest risk of complications associated with seasonal flu. Vaccination decreased hospitalisation and mortality rates by up to 50 per cent.

Indigenous people

Respiratory diseases are major causes of preventable sickness and death in Indigenous people. All Indigenous people are now eligible for the free flu vaccine from 15 years of age.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe complications associated with the virus. The flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women, including in the first trimester. Vaccinating against flu during pregnancy also provides protection for the baby during the first vulnerable months of life.

People medically at risk

People with some existing medical conditions are at increased risk of complication from flu and may now be eligible for free seasonal flu vaccine. These include anyone who is over six months of age and has a condition such as:

• heart disease

• chronic respiratory conditions

• chronic illness requiring medical follow-up or hospitalisation in the past year

• diseases of the neuromuscular system

• impaired immunity, or

• aged six months to 10 years and on long-term aspirin therapy.

Source: Immunise Australia Program

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