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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 no obligation
  • 2 discriminate
  • 3 monthly instalments
  • 4 a courtesy car
  • 5 comprehensive insurance cover
  • 6 hospitalisation
  • 7 an emergency
  • 8 UK-based team
  • 9 B
  • 10 D
  • 11 A
  • 12 C
  • 13 A
  • 14 E
Part 2: Question 15 - 28
  • 15 vii
  • 16 x
  • 17 v
  • 18 i
  • 19 vi
  • 20 iii
  • 21 ii
  • 22 at stake
  • 23 Cosmetic concerns
  • 24 D
  • 25 E
  • 26 A
  • 27 B
  • 28 C
Part 3: Question 29 - 40
  • 29 H
  • 30 B
  • 31 D
  • 32 C
  • 33 A
  • 34 G
  • 35 F
  • 36 the pipeline
  • 37 hostile thoughts
  • 38 controversy
  • 39 pilot study
  • 40 debate

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Review & Explanations:

Part 1: Questions 1-14

Questions 1-8

Complete the sentences below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.

Quotes are given with 1 to buy.

There is a tendency to 2 drivers over a certain age.

Those paying in 3 will not be liable for extra interest.

Provision of 4 will ensure you are not left without a means of transport.

To receive full benefit from the policy, 5 is required.

Should 6 be required, medical transfers may be possible.

Claimants are entitled to a maximum of £100 after a breakdown, should 7 arise.

By phoning our 8 you can receive a quote today.

  • 1 Answer: no obligation

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Tips: From Q1 to Q8, you should skim (quickly read the whole passage to understand its meaning and the main idea of every paragraph). Next, locate paragraphs in the passage where there are similar words to keywords in the questions. Note that you should complete the questions in order.

    Q1: Quotes are given with no obligation to buy.

    If you're looking for insurance that gives you the kind of policy you deserve, call for a no-obligation quote today.

    Note: The answer to the first question of every test is likely to be in the first paragraph. Here, we change the adjective “no-obligation” into a phrase “no obligation” to suit the question.

    Therefore, the answer to Q1 is “no obligation”.

  • 2 Answer: discriminate

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q2: There is a tendency to ___ drivers over a certain age.

    Unlike many other car insurance companies, we do not discriminate against more mature drivers.

    Note: After skimming, we can conclude that many insurance companies tend to discriminate drivers when they get older.

    Therefore, the answer to Q2 is “discriminate”.

  • 3 Answer: monthly instalments

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q3: Those paying in ___will not be liable for extra interest.

    Hence, we will not charge interest if you choose to pay by monthly instalments.

    Note: The answer to Q3 should be a noun. The company will not charge interest, so buyers do not have to pay more money for them.

    Therefore, the answer to Q3 is “monthly instalments”.

  • 4 Answer: a courtesy car

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q4: Provision of ___ will ensure you are not left without a means of transport.

    Should you have to make a claim and you have comprehensive insurance cover, you will be guaranteed a courtesy car in the event of an accident. You can therefore rest assured that you will never be left high and dry without a means of transport should your vehicle need to be taken in for repair.

    Note: Again, the answer to this question is a noun. The main idea is that if you have an accident and your vehicle is in repair, the company will surely provide (“provision”) you with a courtesy car.

    Therefore, the answer to Q4 is “a courtesy car”.

  • 5 Answer: comprehensive insurance cover

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q5: To receive full benefit from the policy, ___ is required.

    Should you have to make a claim and you have comprehensive insurance cover, you will be guaranteed a courtesy car in the event of an accident.

    Note: A noun is required for Q5. The main idea is that you need a comprehensive insurance cover to receive the benefit of being given a courtesy car.

    Therefore, the answer to Q5 is “comprehensive insurance cover”.

  • 6 Answer: hospitalisation

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q6: Should ___ be required, medical transfers may be possible.

    We also cover the cost of a medical transfer service for you or any passengers if hospitalisation is required and the trip exceeds a 50-mile radius from your home.

    Note: This blank should be replaced with a noun because it is followed by “be”. It is written that the company will cover medical transfers if hospitalisation is required.

    Therefore, the answer to Q6 is “hospitalisation”.

  • 7 Answer: an emergency

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q7: Claimants are entitled to a maximum of £100 after a breakdown, should ___ arise.

    You can claim up to £100 should you break down more than 25 miles from home to cover costs of accommodation in the event of an emergency.

    Note: The blank should be filled with a noun because it is a subject of the sentence. The phrases highlighted are synonymous.

    Therefore, the answer to Q7 is “an emergency”.

  • 8 Answer: UK-based team

    Keywords in Questions

    Similar words in Passage

    Q8: By phoning our ___ you can receive a quote today.

    If you're still making up your mind, why not call the UK-based team for a quote today on 0800 7893 234?

    Note: The blank follows the adjective “our” and therefore should be filled with a noun. You should base on synonyms to answer this question.

    Therefore, the answer to Q8 is “UK-based team”.

Questions 9-14

Part 1

READING PASSAGE 1

Read the text below and answer Questions 1-8.

UK Car Insurance for the over 50s

If you're looking for insurance that gives you the kind of policy you deserve, call for a no-obligation quote today. Independent online research has shown that 3 out of 5 over 50s could save money with UK Car insurance.

No upper age limit

Statistically, older drivers have fewer accidents so we believe older drivers should be rewarded and not penalised by car insurance policies. Unlike many other car insurance companies, we do not discriminate against more mature drivers. We pride ourselves on delivering an unbiased and great value policy to our older clientele.

No extra charges for paying monthly

Our policy is to give our customers a fair deal for their money. Hence, we will not charge interest if you choose to pay by monthly instalments.

If you need to make a claim

Should you have to make a claim and you have comprehensive insurance cover, you will be guaranteed a courtesy car in the event of an accident. You can therefore rest assured that you will never be left high and dry without a means of transport should your vehicle need to be taken in for repair. We also cover the cost of a medical transfer service for you or any passengers if hospitalisation is required and the trip exceeds a 50-mile radius from your home. For simple breakdowns, if it is not possible to repair your vehicle by the roadside, we will collect you and your vehicle. You can claim up to £100 should you break down more than 25 miles from home to cover costs of accommodation in the event of an emergency. Home service is also included in the cost of your insurance.

Don't delay, act today!

If you have already received a quote from us or bought a UK Car Insurance policy, thank you! If you're still making up your mind, why not call the UK-based team for a quote today on 0800 7893 234? Alternatively, pop into your local UK Car Insurance branch or get a quote online.

Read the texts below and answer Questions 9-14.

Winter Events in London

A. The Art of the Brick Exhibition

It’s not improbable that you indulged a Lego habit as a child. When you see this exhibition you might wish you had kept going. Former corporate lawyer turned master of tiny bricks, Nathan Sawaya, never stopped. Returning from a tour of Asia, America and Australia, the show is headed for Brick Lane, London (where else?) for its UK debut at the Old Truman Brewery.

Venue: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, El 6QL

B. Harry Potter Tour

A walking tour for fans of J.K. Rowling's much-loved fictional character, Harry Potter. The tour explores film locations and inspirations for the books with props and trivia. Ten percent of proceeds go to charity. Group sizes are restricted so booking is essential. A travel card is also needed as a short tube ride is incorporated in the tour.

Venue: London Bridge. Please refer to our website pottertours@london.co.uk for further details.

C. Covent Garden

Glittering baubles and twinkling fairylights turn the cobbled piazza into a winter wonderland. Wander amongst the street buskers and living statues and experience the lively atmosphere of the market. Even if you're not a fan of bric-a-brac and crafts, Covent Garden is irresistible at this time of year, tempting even the most reluctant of shoppers.

Every Saturday a live reindeer will put in an appearance to add to the festive fun. Liquid refreshments will be nearby as well as festive fare.

Venue: Covent Garden Piazza

D. Somerset House Skating Rink

No matter how impressive your skating skills, a trip to this 900-m2 outdoor rink is highly recommended.

With the magnificent eighteenth-century Somerset House as a stunning backdrop and a rink that is aglow with fairylights as dusk falls, this is the perfect Christmas setting. The now well-established Skate School and Penguin Club are on hand to help visitors of all ages build confidence and learn new tricks.

Tickets available now!

Advance bookings recommended for peak sessions during weekends.

Venue: Somerset House, Strand WC2 R1LA

E. Winter Sun Installation

Offering up a more unorthodox form of entertainment but promising to chase away the January

blues, 'Winter Sun’ is a commission undertaken by a 3-strong team of two artists and one architect. Doubling up as an event space and bar, the circular, metallic construction is covered on the outside by mini ‘suns’ that mimic the effect of natural daylight. Within, the space functions as a bar and venue for events. If the mini ‘suns’ fail to lift your spirits then step inside and cheer yourself up with a selection of warming winter drinks and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

Venue: Granary Square, London NCI 4AA

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