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Master IELTS General Training 4

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Published on: 09 Apr 2019

Reading Practice Test 1

Answer Keys:

  • 1 E
  • 2 C
  • 3 A
  • 4 G
  • 5 B
  • 6 D
  • 7 annoying
  • 8 stop talking / talk quietly
  • 9 secrets
  • 10 your distance
  • 11 text messaging
  • 12 queue
  • 13 350
  • 14 common sense
  • 15 C
  • 16 F
  • 17 B
  • 18 A
  • 19 C
  • 20 E
  • 21 D
  • 22 standards
  • 23 seamless
  • 24 things
  • 25 income
  • 26 praise
  • 27 commitment
  • 28 C
  • 29 B
  • 30 B
  • 31 B
  • 32 press conferences
  • 33 online
  • 34 3/three
  • 35 6/six
  • 36 location
  • 37 food
  • 38 medical procedures
  • 39 communication satellite
  • 40 no return

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Review & Explanations:

Section 1: Questions 1-14

Questions 1-6

Questions 7-14

Complete the notes below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 7-14 on your answer sheet.

NOTES ON MOBILE PHONE ETIQUETTE

Etiquette # 1

Don’t think about the people you have met using their phone in front of or behind you.

Stop using your phone if you think people will find it 7

Etiquette # 2

Other people will tell you about your phone etiquette. If they don’t like it they might ask you to 8

Etiquette # 3

If you want to keep your 9 to yourself then keep 10

Etiquette # 4

Even if you are not near anyone that is no excuse to shout. People will still hear you.

Etiquette # 5

Remember that people don’t to hear you and so they definitely don’t want to hear the person you are talking to.

Etiquette # 6

If you really want to keep the conversation between the two of you then  11 is the best way to keep people from hearing.

Etiquette # 7

Trying to do too many things at once can be a problem. You know that using your mobile in a 12 is frowned upon but using it in your car could be fatal. In America, of all car accidents there were 13 fatalities in 2011 because the driver was using a phone.

Etiquette # 8

Finally, if you have any 14 , you should know that talking on your mobile in a theatre is a big no-no in mobile phone etiquette.

  • 7 Answer: annoying
  • Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q7: Stop using your phone if you think people will find it __

    Simply imagine all the ways other people will find you annoying if you use your mobile phone

    Note:

       From the connections stated above, we can infer that “Stop using your phone if you think people will find it __

       From the passage we can know that the sentence Simply imagine all the ways other people will find you annoying if you use your mobile phone” which help us can find the answer from this sentence. From the “mispronunciation” we can know which near meaning with “Mistake” from the question.

       The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • “think people will find it” in the question has the same meaning with “imagine all the ways other people will find” in the passage which is have a particular belief or idea.

    • In this situation we can understand “think” in question near meaning with “imagine” in passage which is which is have a particular belief or idea.

    • using your phone” in the question has the same meaning with “use your mobile phone” in the passage which help the reader can find the answer.

    • The keyword in this answer will be adjective.

               Hence the answer is annoying

  • 8 Answer: stop talking / talk quietly
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q8: Other people will tell you about your phone etiquette. If they don’t like it they might ask you to 

    The good thing about people is that sooner or later someone will tell you that you are annoying them. Their request to stop talking or talk quietly might seem unreasonable but if you really want to be a model mobile phone user just follow their request.

    Note:

       From the question we can infer that “Other people will tell you about your phone etiquette. If they don’t like it they might ask you to”

        According to the passage, we can assume that “The good thing about people is that sooner or later someone will tell you that you are annoying them. Their request to stop talking or talk quietly might seem unreasonable but if you really want to be a model mobile phone user just follow their request” which help us can find the answer from this sentence.

         The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • people will tell you about your phone etiquette” In the question has the same meaning with “someone will tell you that you are annoying them” in the passage.

    • “ask” in the question has the same meaning with “request” in the passage in the passage which is Say something in order to obtain an answer or some information.

         

                      So the answer is stop talking/talk quietly

  • 9 Answer: secrets
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q9: If you want to keep your__to yourself then keep 

    To stop #2 from happening, and to keep your secrets to yourself then keep your distance - 3 metres - between you and anyone else.

    Note:

       According to the question, we can assume that “If you want to keep your__to yourself then keep 

         From the passage we can infer that “To stop #2 from happening, and to keep your secrets to yourself then keep your distance - 3 metres - between you and anyone else.”  ‘which support the writer’s ideal and help us can find the answer from this sentence.

          The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • yourself then keep “ appear both in the question and the passage.

    • keep your” appear both in the question and the passage.

    • The keyword in this question will be a noun.

    Hence the answer is secrets

  • 10 Answer: your distance
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q10: If you want to keep your secrets to yourself then keep __

    To stop #2 from happening, and to keep your secrets to yourself then keep your distance - 3 metres - between you and anyone else.

    Note:

       From the question  we can assume that  the writer show “If you want to keep your secret to yourself then keep __”

       From the passage we can infer that “To stop #2 from happening, and to keep your secrets to yourself then keep your distance - 3 metres - between you and anyone else.” Which support the writer’s ideal.  

         The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • yourself then keep “ appear both in the question and the passage.

    • keep your” appear both in the question and the passage.

    • The keyword in this question will be a noun phrase.

    Hence the answer is your distance.

  • 11 Answer: text messaging
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q11: If you really want to keep the conversation between the two of you then __

    If you don’t want to be talked about keep your personal details to yourself. This means that #3 is probably not far enough from wagging ears. Either save the conversation for later or start using text messaging.

    Note:

       From the connections stated above, “If you really want to keep the conversation between the two of you then __

        From the passage we can infer that “If you don’t want to be talked about keep your personal details to yourself. This means that #3 is probably not far enough from wagging ears. Either save the conversation for later or start using text messaging” which is the right information related with question. and support for the sentence in the question.

         The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • “If you really want to keep the conversation between the two of you” in the question has the same meaning with “If you don’t want to be talked about keep your personal details to yourself” in the passage.

    • “then” in the question has the same meaning with “later” in the passage which is After that; next; afterwards.

    • The keyword in the question will be noun phrase.

    The answer here should be text messaging

  • 12 Answer: queue
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q12: You know that using your mobile in a __  is frowned upon but using it in your car could be fatal. In America, of all car accidents there were 

    Don’t use the time you are spending in a queue to phone someone and certainly don’t use the mobile phone when you are driving.

    Note:

        From the question we can infer that “You know that using your mobile in a __”

       According to the passage, the writer show for the reader know “Don’t use the time you are spending in a queue to phone someone and certainly don’t use the mobile phone when you are driving” which is sentence support some information in the question.  

        The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • “using it in your car could be fatal” in the question has the same meaning with “don’t use the mobile phone when you are driving”

    • The keywords in this question is a noun.                   

             The answer here should be queue.

  • 13 Answer: 350
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q13: In America, of all car accidents there were __fatalities in 2011 because the driver was using a phone.

     In many countries this is illegal but it is also dangerous. National data show mobile phones were involved in 350 fatal crashes in 2011.

    Note:

        From the connections stated above, the writer shows the reader In America, of all car accidents there were __fatalities in 2011 because the driver was using a phone

         According to the passage, “In many countries this is illegal but it is also dangerous. National data show mobile phones were involved in 350 fatal crashes in 2011.” which is sentence support some information in the question.  

        The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • “the driver was using a phone.” In the question has the same meaning with “phones were involved” in the passage.

    • “in 2011” appear in both the question and the passage which help the reader can find the clue.

    • fatalities” in the question and “fatal” in the passage have different in terms of type but same in meaning

    • The keyword in the question is number.

    The answer here should be 350.

  • 14 Answer: common sense
  • Keywords in Questions

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    Q14:. Finally, if you have any __, you should know that talking on your mobile in a theatre is a big no-no in mobile phone etiquette.

    There are many places such as a library, museum, theatre, and hospital where, hopefully, common sense tells you not use your phone.

    Note:

        From the question we can know that “Finally, if you have any __, you should know that talking on your mobile in a theatre is a big no-no in mobile phone etiquette.”

      From the passage we can infer that “There are many places such as a library, museum, theatre, and hospital where, hopefully, common sense tells you not use your phone” this sentence support for the question.

         The clue helps the reader to find the answer:

    • “no-no in mobile phone etiquette” in the question has the same meaning with “not use your phone.” In the passage.

    • The writer show the reader the key word “theatre” which appears in both the question and the passage.

    The answer is common sense.

Section 1

READING PASSAGE 1

Waitrose – High Street Branch

TEXT 1

Read the text below and answer Questions 1– 6.

A. Waitrose – High Street Branch

Position available for two cleaners

Night shift and/or early morning

Must be able to work unsupervised, to a time limit.

No experience needed.

Must have own transport.

Drop in and ask for Pete Evans

B. WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

Do you have a bubbly outgoing personality?

Love children?

Good singing voice. Responsible and positive attitude.

Will run musical workshops for preschool children.

Classes are 30-45 minutes in length / training provided

Own transport essential.

Call into ABC Academy - Brook Street between 10am - 2pm and ask for Jenny.

C. Dog Walker

An animal loving person needed to walk our two lovely Yorkshire Terriers three times a week.

Evenings preferred.

No weekends 16 years or older is ideal

Call: 0916-202-7445 to apply

D. Nanny Wanted

To help look after two children - 2 and 5 years old.

Experience useful but patience and willingness to learn is enough.

Accommodation, food and pocket money provided.

Flexible working times. Ideal for foreign student studying English.

Please send resume and photo to – Evelyn1978@hotmail.com

E. 20 full time volunteers wanted

One year project.

Willing to relocate with free accommodation. Basic salary provided.

Supporting people with disabilities and young people from broken homes.

18-65 can apply.

Experience preferred but not essential.

F. Web-based company

Urgently requires a graphic designer

Working knowledge of Photoshop

College graduate preferred but enthusiastic computer nerd can apply.

Send short resume (with photo) to – MegaBites, 10 Oak Road, Ashbourne

G. OLDE WORLDE CAFÉ

Waitress needed. (Full-time / Part-time)

Previous restaurant or café experience preferred.

Must be physically active and able to take orders.

Salary according to experience.

Will consider: high school graduate

Call 0245-67332 for interview. Ask for Mary.

TEXT 2

Read the text below and answer Questions 7-14.

Mobile Phone Etiquette

Etiquette is a code of behavior that allows people to follow the standards accepted in society. Although these rules can change from country to county many similarities can be found. Many of the manners we develop are based on three categories; health, courtesy, and cultural norms. It is through these that we develop the customs and habits of a society.

Etiquette # 1 

This is where you have to think more of others than yourself. Don’t think of all those times that you had to put up with people talking on the phone in the cinema, on the train, and in the queue at McDonalds. Simply imagine all the ways other people will find you annoying if you use your mobile phone.

Etiquette # 2

The good thing about people is that sooner or later someone will tell you that you are annoying them. Their request to stop talking or talk quietly might seem unreasonable but if you really want to be a model mobile phone user just follow their request.

Etiquette # 3

To stop #2 from happening, and to keep your secrets to yourself then keep your distance - 3 metres - between you and anyone else.

Etiquette # 4

Even if you are following #3 you don’t need to shout. This just makes it easier for people to hear you and much easier to annoy them.

Etiquette # 5

Remember, people don’t want to hear you talking on the phone so they certainly don’t want to hear the other person either. Don’t turn your speaker on!

Etiquette # 6

If you don’t want to be talked about keep your personal details to yourself. This means that #3 is probably not far enough from wagging ears. Either save the conversation for later or start using text messaging.

Etiquette # 7

Don’t multi-task, it could cost you your life. Don’t use the time you are spending in a queue to phone someone and certainly don’t use the mobile phone when you are driving. In many countries this is illegal but it is also dangerous. National data show mobile phones were involved in 350 fatal crashes in 2011.

Etiquette # 8

There are many places such as a library, museum, theatre, and hospital where, hopefully, common sense tells you not use your phone.

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