Sample answers for IELTS academic reading sentence completion mock test

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  1. Sample answers for IELTS academic reading sentence completion mock test
  2. Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion - Question 1
  3. Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion - Question 2
  4. Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion - Question 3
  5. Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion - Question 4
  6. Conclusion

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Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion -  Question 1

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. quarter

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - It runs through 14 American states, and Virginia is home to a quarter of the trail.


2. modifications 

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - The estimated length of the trail is about 2,200 miles; however, the exact dimensions undergo some change with time, due to rerouting or modifications. 

3. farms

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - The idea of the trail was conceived by a forester, Benton MacKaye, ... The plan had the details of a vast trail that would interconnect a succession of farms and work or study-related wilderness camps engineered for people living in the cities.

4. continuous 

Explanation: Paragraph 3 - However, no one had attempted a continuous backpacking journey through the whole trail until the year 1948, when Earl Shaffer, a World War II veteran residing in Pennsylvania, decided to attempt it. 


5. confrontations 

Explanation: Paragraph 5 - The largest animal which inhabits the entire region of the trail is the American black bear, but confrontations with humans are rare.

6. snakes 

Explanation: Paragraph 5 -  Other hazardous creatures are venomous snakes such as the Eastern Timber rattlesnake or the copperhead. It is the drier and the rockier parts of the trail that the snakes prefer to dwell in.

7. markings 

Explanation: Paragraph 6 -  ... the Appalachian Trail is very forgiving as there are thousands of white paint markings guiding the trekkers as they walk. However, there are still a few trekkers who end up going the wrong way

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Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion -  Question 2 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. (just) seven / 7 years 

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - Organic agriculture has been adopted as the official government strategy for all new agriculture in Cuba, after its highly successful introduction just seven years ago.

2. economic necessity 

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - The catalyst, which revolutionised the Cuban approach, was an economic necessity after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

3. livestock 

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - Now the island is self-sufficient in organic fruit and vegetables and organic livestock is also being reared successfully. 

4. housing shortages (or) overcrowding 

Explanation: Paragraph 3 -… the Cuban government has increased rural wages and is providing favourable housing for farm workers which also helps solve the problem of severe housing shortages and overcrowding in the cities.

5. Essential

Explanation: Paragraph 4 - Over 40 countries were represented at a recent Pesticide Action Network (PAN) conference in Cuba to challenge the view that pesticides are essential for agriculture.

6. Agricultural researchers

Explanation: Paragraph 5 - … that organic agriculture has a great deal to offer and has been unjustifiably ignored by agricultural researchers.

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Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion - Question 3 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. medieval

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - Japanese and European medieval societies developed along similar feudal lines,... In both parts of the world, honour played an important part in their cultures,...

2. warrior codes 

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - In both parts of the world, honour played an important part in their cultures, and knights and samurai were expected to follow their respective warrior codes,... 

3. soul (or) inner power 

Explanation: Paragraph 3 - In both Europe and Japan throughout the Middle Ages, the sword was considered the noblest weapon and would hold spiritual significance for the warrior. The samurai famously believed that the legendary samurai sword contained its owner's soul… the same sort of importance was put on the medieval knight's sword, which was believed to possess the essence of the warrior's inner power and true nobility.

‘Tru nobility’ is not an answer because its synonym ‘integrity’ is already mentioned in the question statement.

4. fictitious 

Explanation: Paragraph 5 - Although both preferred to fight in a 'gentlemanly' manner, this
probably happened much more in fictitious accounts of warfare than on the real battlefield
as the realities of war usually would not allow for formalities.

5. differed (considerably) 

Explanation: Paragraph 7 - However, both often differed considerably in what they deemed honourable, suggesting that the definition of the word honour changed to suit the needs of the people involved in a given time and place. 

6. social

Explanation: Paragraph 7 - To the medieval knight, a defeated enemy of high social rank was to be captured and ransomed when possible, but those of low birth could be slaughtered. 


7. Seppuku 

Explanation: Paragraph 8 - …so rather than be taken prisoner, a samurai would take his own life in a ritual known as 'Seppuku’,... 

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We trust that the IELTS academic reading sentence completion mock test gives you more courage and confidence, also it will assist you in attaining a great score on the IELTS academic reading tasks. To score high in the reading module you must be familiar with all the IELTS academic reading question types

Answers for IELTS Academic Reading Sentence Completion -  Question 4 

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. toys 

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - Claus had a lot of fun delivering his toys to the children who had been waiting for them for a long time. 

2. travel 

Explanation: Paragraph 1 - …after rapidly providing the nearby children, he realised he needed to broaden his travel.

3. large sack 

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - So he packed a large sack with various toys, threw it over his back to make it easier to carry, and set out on a journey longer than he had previously completed.

4. greeted 

Explanation: Paragraph 3 - He was greeted warmly everywhere he appeared, whether in a hamlet or a farmhouse because his popularity had travelled far and wide. 

5. Laughing Valley

Explanation: Paragraph 4 - He returned to the Laughing Valley when the sack was empty and filled it to the full once more. 

6. third 

Explanation: Paragraph 4 - The stock of gifts got exhausted after a third journey, which was so far distant that Claus had to travel for days to cover the distance,...

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Conclusion 

You will be able to improve your band score by taking the IELTS academic reading sentence completion mock test. Complete the mock test, check the sample answers, and analyse your skill level. This analysis will be helpful in finding out your area of weakness and to pay attention to the necessary topics.

 

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