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Master IELTS General Training 3

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Published on: 13 Feb 2019

Reading Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 A,B
  • 2 E
  • 3 C
  • 4 F
  • 5 TRUE
  • 6 FALSE
  • 7 NOT GIVEN
  • 8 TRUE
  • 9 FALSE
  • 10 TRUE
  • 11 heavy rain
  • 12 portable gas stove|
  • 13 gemstones and fossils
  • 14 travel/drive 60 km/be arranged
  • 15 people under 18
  • 16 Australian culture
  • 17 travel and expenses
  • 18 undertake training
  • 19 awareness
  • 20 Home Tutor Scheme
  • 21 one hour
  • 22 will be assessed/marked
  • 23 what is required/its requirements/ the requirements
  • 24 strengths/strong points
  • 25 finish/complete tasks
  • 26 organise and volunteer
  • 27 PowerPoint/PowerPoint presentation
  • 28 D
  • 29 E
  • 30 A
  • 31 C
  • 32 B
  • 33 E
  • 34 F
  • 35 TRUE
  • 36 NOT GIVEN
  • 37 TRUE
  • 38 TRUE
  • 39 NOT GIVEN
  • 40 FALSE

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-14

Questions 1-4

Answer the questions below. Look at texts A-F above from a 'What's On in Winter· guide.

For which text 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 two activities involve outdoor sport? (Ex:A,B)

1

Which activity would music lovers enjoy?

2

Which activity is held monthly?

3

Which activity would suit young science lovers?

4

  • 1 Answer: A,B
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q1. Which two activities involve outdoor sport?

    A: The Great Outdoors Where: various bush and farm locations Orienteering is an outdoor activity that combines adventure and sport with navigational skills through the bush.

    B: Mountain Designs Adventure Race Australia Adventure Race Australia heightens the thrill of adventure racing, combining biking, running, trekking, kayaking, rock climbing and other adventure sports to test physical strength, endurance and willpower.

    Note

    - Keywords in Q1 are “activities”, “outdoor sport”.

    - Skimming through text 1, we find those keywords appear in activities A and B, “outdoor activity” and “biking, running, trekking…” represents to “outdoor sport”.

    - So, the answers for Q1 are A and B.

  • 2 Answer: E
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    Q2. Which activity would music lovers enjoy?

    E. Music Magic Louis Armstrong revolutionised American jazz and dominated the scene for more than 60 years. He defines the jazz style and is a legendary figure in music history.
     

    Note

    - Keywords in Q2 are “activity”, “music”.

    - Skimming through text 1, we find those keywords appear in activity E “music

    - So, the answer for Q2 is E.

  • 3 Answer: C
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    Q3. Which activity is held monthly?

    C Film Frenzy Take a trip down memory lane at the Memorable Movies gathering, held once a month.

     

    C. Film Frenzy Take a trip down memory lane at the Memorable Movies gathering, held once a month.
     

    Note

    - Keywords in Q3 are “activity”, “held monthly”.

    - Skimming through text 1, we find those keywords appear in activity C Film Frenzy which is “held once a month” means “monthly”.

    - So, the answer for Q3 is C.

  • 4 Answer: F
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    Q4. Which activity would suit young science lovers?

    F. All the Rest Become a detective for a day at the Whodunnit? Exhibition. The exhibition is a fabricated crime scene in a zoo: someone has shot and killed a security guard, and a famous white rhino is missing. Guests use forensic science to obtain evidence and solve the crimes.
     

    Note

    - Keywords in Q4 are “activity”, “science”.

    - Skimming through text 1, we find those keywords appear in activity F All the Rest which is about “forensic science”, so it suit young science lovers.

    - So, the answer for Q4 is F.

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.

Access roads to the national park can at times be closed due to 11

Using wood for campfires in the park is not encouraged, so campers are asked to use a 12  for cooking.

It is not permitted for visitors to collect rocks, 13 from the national park.

Visitors can stay overnight at the camping ground near the Gorge, or can  14  to other accommodation at Gascoyne Junction.

  • 11 Answer: heavy rain
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     Q11. Access roads to the national park can at times be closed due to _______

    Access
    The unsealed road to the eastern escarpment is usually suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.
    Access to the western side of the park via the Gascoyne River is recommended only for high-
    clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Watch out for wildlife.

    Note

    - Keywords in Q11 are “access”, “roads”, “park”, “be closed”   

    - Take a look at the paragraph named “access” of section “visitor information”, it contains the keywords “roads”, “park”, “be closed”.

    - Q11 is about the reason for “the roads be closed”, according to the third sentence of the paragraph, the reason is “heavy rain”. So the answer here is “heavy rain”.

  • 12 Answer: portable gas stove|
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     Q12. Using wood for campfires in the park is not encouraged, so campers are asked to use a _______ for cooking.

    Be responsible. Use your portable gas stove. Dead wood is habitat for wildlife.

    Note

    - Keywords in Q12 are “wood”, “campfires”, “cooking”.

    - Take a look at fourth sentence to sixth sentence of section named “caring for the park”, it contains the keywords “wood”, and relate to “cooking”.

    - According to three above sentences, “portable gas stove” is encouraged for cooking to ensure the habitat of wildlife. So the answer for Q12 is “portable gas stove”.

  • 13 Answer: gemstones and fossils
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     Q13. It is not permitted for visitors to collect rocks, _______ from the national park.

    Be considerate. Fossicking and collecting rocks, gemstones and fossils is not permitted.

    Note

    - Keywords in Q13 are “collect”, “rocks”.

    - Take a look at two final sentences in section named “caring for the park”, it contains keywords “collect”, “rocks”.

    - According to those sentences, “rocks”, “gemstones and fossils” are not permitted to collect. So the answer for Q13 is “gemstones and fossils”.

  • 14 Answer: travel/drive 60 km/be arranged
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     Q14. Visitors can stay overnight at the camping ground near the Gorge, or can _______ to other accommodation at Gascoyne Junction

    Overnight
    Bush camping is permitted at Temple Gorge campground at the base of the eastern escarpment.  Accommodation is available at Gascoyne Junction (about 60 km from the park) and station accommodation can be arranged by contacting the Shire of Upper Gascoyne.

    Note

    - Keywords in Q14 are “overnight”, “camping ground”, “Gorge”, “accommodation”, “Gascoyne Junction”.

    - Take a look at paragraph 1 in section named “overnight”, we can easily find those keywords.

    - According to those sentences, visitors can stay overnight at other accommodation at Gascoyne Junction by travel 60 km from the park. So the answer here may be “travel (drive) 60 km/be arranged”.

Section 1

READING PASSAGE 1

WHAT'S ON IN WINTER

Read the text and answer the questions 1-4.

TEXT 1

Winter is here but shorter days don't mean less to do.

A
The Great Outdoors

Sundays, June and July

ORIENTEERING

Where: various bush and farm locations Orienteering is an outdoor activity that combines adventure and sport with navigational skills through the bush. Take a hike or mountain-bike ride through a set course in a different bush or farm location on each excursion with guidance from a compass and a map. Each course is within an hour's drive of the CBD. This is a fun, easy way to enhance fitness for the whole family, ages 7-70. To learn more about orienteering or sign up for a course, visit wa.orienteering. asn.au or call 9215 0700.

B

Mountain Designs Adventure Race Australia

4 July

Where: bush camp and forest retreat

Adventure Race Australia heightens the thrill of adventure racing, combining biking, running, trekking, kayaking, rock climbing and other adventure sports to test physical strength, endurance and willpower. The race caters to both inexperienced and seasoned racers with a 'Raw' course for beginners and a 'Hardcore' course for racers who want an extra challenge. To get involved go to adventureaustralia.com.au

C

Film Frenzy

21 June & 19 July

MEMORABLE MOVIES IN MIDLAND

Where: Town Hall

Take a trip down memory lane at the Memorable Movies gathering, held once a month. This June the memorable movie is Roman Holiday, the 1953 classic starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Then in July there is a school holiday special presentation of The World's Fastest Indian, a true-life story of motorcycle enthusiast and world-record breaker Burt Munro, starring Anthony Hopkins.

D

Festivals and Fairs

17 to 19 June

HILLARYS ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FAIR

Where: Hillarys Boat Harbour

The Antique and Vintage Fair will showcase hidden treasures from the past, including fascinating items from antique furniture to retro fashion. Antique valuers will also be on the premises to give expert advice on buying and selling as attendees peruse the various stalls underneath one giant tent.

E

Music Magic

29 to 30 July

A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Where: Concert Hall

Louis Armstrong revolutionised American jazz and dominated the scene for more than 60 years. He defines the jazz style and is a legendary figure in music history. Conductor Benjamin Northey will accompany trumpeter James Morrison to pay tribute to the famous musician by playing some of his most well-known and beloved hits. Go to waso.com.au for more details.

F

All the Rest

Until 18 October

WHODUNNIT? EXHIBITION

Where: Scitech

Become a detective for a day at the Whodunnit? Exhibition. The exhibition is a fabricated crime scene in a zoo: someone has shot and killed a security guard, and a famous white rhino is missing. Guests use forensic science to obtain evidence and solve the crimes. For details visit scitech.org.

Source: RAC Horizons magazine

Read the text below and answer questions 5-10.

TEXT 2

BARE-HEADED BIKER DIES IN HELMET PROTEST RIDE

New York. A motorcyclist taking part in a protest against helmet laws has died after he went over his handlebars and hit his head on the pavement. Philip Contos, 55, probably would have survived the accident on Saturday in Onondaga if he was wearing a helmet, police said. Mr Contos was riding a Harley-Davidson when he braked and lost control. New York is one of 20 states that require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Lobbying by motorcyclist groups has

led some states to repeal helmet laws.

Source: Reuters.com

Read the text below and answer questions 11-14.

TEXT 3

KENNEDY RANGE NATIONAL PARK

CARING FOR THE PARK

Be kind. Do not disturb animals, plants or rocks. No firearms or pets are permitted in Kennedy Range National Park. 

Be responsible. Use your portable gas stove. Dead wood is habitat for wildlife.

Be clean. Take your rubbish out of the park when you leave.

Be careful. Stay on the paths and help prevent erosion. Look out for falling rocks. Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.

Be prepared. The trails are rough and steep in places. Wear sturdy footwear and carry your own water at all times.

Be considerate. Fossicking and collecting rocks, gemstones and fossils is not permitted. 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Access

The unsealed road to the eastern escarpment is usually suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.

Access to the western side of the park via the Gascoyne River is recommended only for high- clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. Roads may be closed after heavy rain. Watch out for wildlife.

Flights and safari tours to Kennedy Range are available through visitor centres in Carnarvon, Denham and other local towns.

Overnight

Bush camping is permitted at Temple Gorge campground at the base of the eastern escarpment.  Accommodation is available at Gascoyne Junction (about 60km from the park) and station accommodation can be arranged by contacting the Shire of Upper Gascoyne.

Always carry ample supplies of fuel and water. Pastoral stations surround the Kennedy Range National Park and access through the stations is only permitted with the manager's approval. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Department of Environment and Conservation campground hosts are usually based at the Kennedy  Range during the winter months.

Source: Department of Environment and

Conservation, WA

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