IELTS General Reading Exercise 1- Section 1 (Question 1-14)

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SECTION 1

Read and answer the questions 1

Reading Passage 1

Read the text below and answer Questions 1- 8.

SECTIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE GILMORE LIBRARY

The Gilmore Library consists of more than 9,000 academic documents, which are inclusive of 5,200 textbooks, reference books, 762 dissertations, 38 maps, 2600 research papers and 400 periodicals and journals, which include daily newspapers, monthly/bimonthly/quarterly and yearly periodicals and reports. 

Fiction: 

A range of classical and modern literature available in a few Asian languages, but a majority in English.

Please note that this is a university library and leisure reading material is also majorly relevant to academic subjects. 

Subject-based books: 

  • 22 books on a variety of global languages, popular and in use as well as those that are outdated or have restricted users
  • A range of books on Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Demography, Psychology and Philosophy, Economics and Political Science, all of which fall under the social sciences category 
  • Older and latest publications in science and technology, general as well as specialised streams such as Nanoscience, Environmental science, Bioinformatics, Aeronautics and Neuroscience and Psychiatry
  • Textbooks on Commerce and Business Management studies

Textbooks can be issued for a fixed period -

Two weeks for students (regular as well as part-time) and one week for academic and non-academic staff members only. All students and academic staff are eligible for membership. However, non-academic staff must obtain membership with a nominal charge. ($25 yearly membership) 

No more than two books will be issued at a time. 

Overdue fine is $1 per day. 

Reference Section: 

Daily newspapers, academic journals, and reports are strictly for library reading. Selected reference material can be obtained from the reserve desk. These are issued for project work or presentations on a priority basis, which will be decided by the librarian, who will also help in the selection of appropriate material. 

Non-Book Section: Along with hard copies of the academic material, there are also additional CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio and video cassettes and gramophone records for some subjects, which are available upon request at the library. Digitised versions of gramophone records are underway. 

All material in the non-book section is available for library use only. Pen drives are not permitted. The material required can be availed as hard copy from the library at the reprographic section. 

Reprographic Section: Facilities of scanning and Photostat are available in the library at a nominal charge per document.

Readers are requested to place material on the respective shelves after use.

Every member must have the library card at all times in the library. No books will be issued or accepted without the library card. 

Registration takes place in the first month of every academic year. The library card requirements include a passport size photograph, University registration number, Identity proof which must be national or international. Academic as well as non-academic staff members must submit their employment details, such as the letter of intent and employment code. The card must be renewed at the end of each academic year.

Read the text below and answer Questions 9-14.

HOTEL BRAMPTON

Find the best hotel rooms 

The Brampton is located in the midst of the bustling city of Bali. Popular for its central location, there’s a range of accommodation.

Packages at the Brampton are as follows-

A The Silver Lining Package: This package is ideal for couples. Your suite will be one in the top three storeys, with a king-size poster bed, traditional decor and a separate, large swimming pool on individual storeys. The package also includes spa and gym facilities on the top floor. (discounted rates for this package only) Breakfast is complimentary, and you can enjoy meals in the exclusive dining area on the rooftop with a stunning view of the sea!

Package duration- 3 days, 4 nights

Package cost- $1,500/person

B The Lonely Traveller Package: Are you travelling alone? The Brampton has a perfect package for you! 

You may choose between luxurious suites designed for single occupancy or the regular studio apartments available at half the rate for the same duration. Spa and gym facilities at discounted rates for single suite occupants only, with complimentary breakfast too. 

Package duration- 2 days, 3 nights 

Package cost- $1000 

C The Eco-tourist Package: If you think living in the midst of nature is the ideal holiday, book with Brampton villa, individual cottages located in tropical rain-forest like settings. Enjoy Indonesia’s vast flora and fauna through a special Sumatran safari! (to be booked along with accommodation)

Package Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Package cost- $2,500

Questions 1-8

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text?

Choose

TRUE                            if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE                          if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN                  if there is no information on this

1. The Gilmore University library houses books related to the curriculum only. 
2. There are more books on social science than science and technology. 
3. Academic staff can borrow books at no additional charge. 
4. Students urgently requiring reference material may be given preference. 
5. The older audio records are being converted into the latest versions. 
6. Permission is a must before photocopying any material from the library. 
7. A library card is necessary to enter the library. 
8. Overseas students cannot register at the library. 

Questions 9- 14

Look at the three types of packages offered at Brampton Hotel, A-C.
For which package are the following statements true?
Choose the correct letter A, B, or C.

9. This package gives an opportunity to enjoy wildlife.

10. The occupants can have an aerial view of the surroundings.
 
11. The duration of the package is one week.

12. One has a choice in types of accommodation.

13. One can have an ethnic glimpse.

14. Accommodations are away from urban centres.

Answers for IELTS general reading practice test 1 section 1

Questions 1-8

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text?

Choose

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

1 FALSE

Explanation:

Fiction: A range of classical and modern literature available in a few Asian languages, but a majority in English

Please note that this is a university library and leisure reading material is also majorly relevant to academic subjects

The above lines indicate that the library contains fiction. A majority of them, but not all are related to academic subjects.

2. NOT GIVEN

Explanation: The text mentions various subjects on which books are available but there is no comparison of the numbers of books.

3. TRUE

Explanation: The text mentions that books can be issued to students, academic and non-academic staff members. While students and academic staff members are eligible for membership, non-academic staff must pay for the membership. So it can be inferred that academic staff need not pay for membership.

4. TRUE

Explanation: Selected reference material can be obtained from the reserve desk. These are issued for project work or presentations on a priority basis, which will be decided by the librarian...

5. TRUE

Explanation: Digitised versions of gramophone records are underway.

6. NOT GIVEN

Explanation: Reprographic Section: Facilities of scanning and Photostat are available in the library at a nominal charge per document. Nothing is mentioned in the text about taking permission for photocopying.

7. TRUE

Explanation: Every member must have the library card at all times in the library.

8. FALSE

Explanation: Registration takes place in the first month of every academic year. The library card requirements include a passport size photograph, University registration number, Identity proof which must be national or international.

Questions 9-14

Look at the three types of packages offered at Brampton Hotel, A-C

For which package are the following statements true?

Do Choose the correct letter A, B, or C

9. C

Explanation: The Eco-tourist Package: Enjoy Indonesia's vast flora and fauna through a special Sumatran safari!

10. A

Explanation: The Silver Lining Package: Your suite will be one in the top three storeys....you can enjoy meals in the exclusive dining area on the rooftop with a stunning view of the sea!

11. C

Explanation: Package Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

12. B

Explanation: The Lonely Traveller Package: You may choose between luxurious suites designed for single occupancy or the regular studio apartments available...

13. A

Explanation: The Silver Lining Package: Your suite.... with a king-size poster bed, traditional decor

14. C

Explanation: The Eco-tourist package: If you think living in the midst of nature is the ideal holiday, book with Brampton villa, individual cottages located in tropical rain-forest... 

Also check,

IELTS General Reading exercise 1- section 2

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