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Prepare for IELTS General Training Volume 2

Prepare for IELTS General Training Volume 2

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  • Published on: 12 Mar 2022
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Answer Keys:

Part 1: Question 1 - 14
  • 1 E
  • 2 D
  • 3 D
  • 4 B
  • 5 B
  • 6 A
  • 7 A
  • 8 C
  • 9 FALSE
  • 10 TRUE
  • 11 FALSE
  • 12 TRUE
  • 13 FALSE
  • 14 NOT GIVEN
Part 2: Question 15 - 28
  • 15 viii
  • 16 i
  • 17 vii
  • 18 ii
  • 19 ix
  • 20 iv
  • 21 v
  • 22 functional role
  • 23 complex cognitive play
  • 24 B
  • 25 A
  • 26 D
  • 27 E
  • 28 C
Part 3: Question 29 - 40
  • 29 TRUE
  • 30 FALSE
  • 31 FALSE
  • 32 NOT GIVEN
  • 33 acts on
  • 34 insoluble
  • 35 the watery substance
  • 36 to expel
  • 37 a dual purpose
  • 38 shaped
  • 39 its optimal ripeness
  • 40 different

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Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-14

Questions 1-8

Look at the five advertisements, A-E.

Which advertisement mentions the following?

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.

You may use any letter more than once.

A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E

1     a remote location

2     all meals included (not drinks)

3     free transport

4     waiter service

5     an elevated location

6     free luggage assistance

7     all food and drinks included

8     willingness to accommodate children

  • 1 Answer: E

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    *Tips for Q1-8:

    The necessary technique is SCANNING the five short passages for keywords as the questions do not follow any general theme. Also, the questions in these range requires basic knowledge in the field of travelling and accommodation.

    Q1: a remote location

    Stay in a less well-trodden area of Spain and enjoy a warm welcome in this family-run hotel.

    Note: Be careful when looking for keywords: “well-trodden” describes a place that people often pass by, hereby “less well-trodden” means a place where people do not pass by often i.e. a remote place. Thus, the answer is E.

  • 2 Answer: D

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q2: all meals included (not drinks)

    Stays are on a full-board basis only.

    Note: Full-board in the travelling dictionary literally means “all meals included but for drinks”. You need to have prior vocabulary knowledge to answer. If you don’t have one, you can probably guess that “full-board” will include (mostly) everything compared to “all-inclusive” (A) or “bed & breakfast” (E). Thus, the answer is D.

  • 3 Answer: D

    Keywords in Questions

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    Q3: free transport

    A complimentary shuttle bus operates between the hotel and the town of Nerja, which is a 20-minute journey away.

    Note: In the context of business and service, “complimentary” means “not charged for”. You can guess the answer as there are only two sites with transportation (D and E) and the E’s “local bus service” is not mentioned to be free to tourists. Thus, the answer is D.

  • 4 Answer: B

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q4: waiter service

    Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant with table service, an outdoor solar-heated swimming pool with terrace and indoor gym.

    Note: The clue is easy to find as no other site mentions having any kind of service in its restaurant: two serve buffets, one includes only breakfast, one has facilities for self-dining. Thus, the answer is B.

  • 5 Answer: B

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q5: an elevated location

    Perched above inviting San Miguel Bay in north Ibiza, this superb 4-star hotel commands fabulous coastal views.

    Note: Just scanning for synonyms: “perched above” means located above a place. You can also guess the answer just by seeing “above”. You can also guess the answer by observing that no other sites mention “elevated location”. Thus, the answer is B.

  • 6 Answer: A

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q6: free luggage assistance

    Porterage at your hotel included in package.

    Note: Be careful when scanning for synonyms. “Free” here means not being forced to pay more, which also means you pay it in advance. Thus the answer is A.

  • 7 Answer: A

    Keywords in Questions

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    Q7: all food and drinks included

    This all-inclusive, 4-star hotel is reserved exclusively for adults.

    Note: This answer requires knowledge in the field of travelling again. If you don’t have it, you can still guess the answer by guessing that “all-inclusive” must include everything.

  • 8 Answer: C

    Keywords in Questions

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    Q8: willingness to accommodate children

    Modern self-catering apartments situated in the family-friendly resort of Costa Marina.

    Note: Be careful when scanning for synonyms. “Family-friendly” means that it is suitable for everyone in a family, in this case including the children (of course a hotel/resort must be suitable for adult travellers).

Questions 9-14

Part 1

READING PASSAGE 1

Read the texts below and answer Questions 1-8.

A. Hotel Cala Vinas, Majorca

This all-inclusive, 4-star hotel is reserved exclusively for adults. Facilities include a buffet-style restaurant, outdoor and indoor pools and spa.

Live entertainment 4 nights a week.

Porterage at your hotel included in package. Single rooms available with a supplement.

B. Hotel Miguel, San Miguel Bay, Ibiza

Perched above inviting San Miguel Bay in north Ibiza, this superb 4-star hotel commands fabulous coastal views. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant with table service, an outdoor solar-heated swimming pool with terrace and indoor gym. Stays can be upgraded to all-inclusive from half-board on request. Included and optional excursions available; please refer to your travel representative for more details.

C. Costa Marina Apartments, Minorca

Modern self-catering apartments situated in the family-friendly resort of Costa Marina. All apartments are fully furnished with fully equipped kitchens and spacious open-plan lounge and sleeping areas. Apartments are located around a large, heated communal pool with poolside bar.

Optional excursions can be arranged with your travel representative who will be on site 2 days per week.

D. Hotel Playa Azul, Marinas de Nerja, Spain

Located in a tranquil setting, this hotel is ideally situated for the beach and nearby fishing village of Fuenigirola.

A complimentary shuttle bus operates between the hotel and the town of Nerja, which is a 20-minute journey away. Stays are on a full-board basis only. Facilities include a self-service restaurant, indoor heated plunge pool and spa.

E. Hotel Quintamar, Asturias, Spain

Stay in a less well-trodden area of Spain and enjoy a warm welcome in this family-run hotel. Board is on a bed & breakfast basis.

Extra meals available by prior arrangement with the management.

A regular local bus service connects the hotel with the small village of Barro, 10 km away.

Read the text below and answer Questions 9-14.

How your breakfast habits may reveal more about you than you realise

Incredible though it may seem, your breakfast habits may reveal your innermost personality. At least, that's according to a recent study jointly commissioned by Duerr's Marmalade and Robert's Bakery. The study uncovered 15 personality types in all, ranging from 'Thrill-Seeker' and 'Perfectionist' to the more eyebrow-raising 'Status Quo Lover' and 'Tribal Chief'. Quite what the latter 2 types are exactly is left to speculation.

The test itself was the brainchild of Dr. Sandi Mann, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. Apparently the reasoning, for there is one, behind the test IS that subconscious motives prompt even the simplest of choices. 'How we eat our toast and marmalade might seem intuitive but the fact is we each individually make a series of choices at breakfast, based on learnt preferences, innate behaviour and conditioned learning, which could underscore your personality type/ claims Dr. Mann. Key factors analysed in the test were butter-spreading techniques, amount of butter applied and the subject's conserve of choice.

Certainly, Mann's analysis makes for interesting reading. In particular, a handful of personality types had intriguing breakfast habits that in most cases were somewhat predictable in hindsight. 'Perfectionists', for example, gave themselves primarily away by their butter-spreading techniques. Those falling into the Perfectionist category ensured total coverage of toast when spreading it with butter. 'Intolerant' types, however, first removed crusts before eating, whilst so-called 'Achievers' tended to be a sloppy bunch preferring to dip their butter knives in the jam and eat the crusts on their bread. Finally the 'Thrill-Seekers' were the ones who always went for the novelty jams on offer.

If you have not yet identified your personality type from any of the above, you can reveal your innermost character traits by doing the online version of this test to find out where you sit on the scale. Have fun and Bon Appetit!

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