IELTS general Reading Practice Test 1- Answer

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1 A or C or D 11 cancer 21 B or E or F or G 31 Replicating live interaction

2 A or C or D
12 skin 22 B or E or F or G 32 Staying connected
3 A or C or D 13 D
23 Yes
33 Possibilities in store

4 False
14 A
24 Not given
34 an astronomical pace
5 False 15 G
25 Not given

35 recommendations

6 True
16 C 26 No 36 audio (or) voice and sound
7 Not given 17 B 27 Importance of devising a suitable strategy 37 storytelling, or entertainment
8 Ukraine
18 F
28 A powerful tool in its initial stage

 

38 storytelling, or entertainment 

9 20 mile radius

19 B or E or F or G

29 A tool with wide-ranging applications 39 mimic
10 were evacuated 20 B or E or F or G
30 Time of display as a factor
40 versatile


Answer 1-3:

Write THREE correct letters ( A - F ).
Which THREE of the following are mentioned in the passage in the context of the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Explosion?

Answers can be in any order.

  1. A, or C, or D
  2. A, or C, or D
  3. A, or C, or D

Explanation:

Paragraph 3: Option A- The major factors that led to the Chernobyl accident were the operation of the reactor at irregular intervals, violation of operating regulations...

Paragraph 5: Option C- As per the information in possession of the KGB of the USSR, design aberrations and violations of construction norms had occurred at various places in the structure. The pillars in the generator room were erected with a deviation of up to 100mm from the reference axis, and the horizontal connections were missing. Also, there was an irregularity of up to 150 mm in the wall panels

Paragraph 5: option D- Even the waterproofing was damaged in many places,... The damage could have led to groundwater seepage into the station, and consequently, radioactive contamination of the environment.

Questions 4-7

Choose TRUE if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage, choose FALSE if the statement contradicts the information, or choose NOT GIVEN if there is no Information on this.

4.   Answer: False

Explanation:

Paragraph 7: People in the leading roles and the sub-staff were not technically trained, and the workers were not even given safety equipment.

5.   Answer: False

Explanation:

Paragraph 7: This holocaust was bound to happen! misapprehensions, it seems that the conditions were perfect.

With there being such grave structural 'Envisage' means 'foresee". 'Misapprehensions' means 'a failure to understand something".

So, it implies that the structural flaws of the reactor and hence, the dangerous consequences were not understood beforehand.

Paragraph 8: the response to the disaster was not adequately handled, coused primarily due to a combination of a deficiency of foresight to have accurate radiation detection available.

6.   Answer: True

Explanation:

Paragraph 8: For a nation as large as the then superpower, the USSR, the response to the disaster was not adequately handled,... 
The feature of large countries is expressed with the phrase "For a nation as large as…” The handling of difficult information in the text implies that a large country or a superpower is known for situations appropriately which the USSR failed to do.

7.   Answer: Not Given

Explanation:

Paragraph 8: mentions the event as an outcome of unethical decisions taken by the USSR (a superpower at that time), but the text does not generalise the behaviour for all powerful nations.

Questions 8-12

Complete the summary, passage in each gap.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the

8. Ukraine

Explanation:

Paragraph 2: This horrific meltdown has rendered many regions of Ukraine dangerously radioactive... 
The use of present perfect tense in the above sentence implies that the place is still radioactive.

9. 20-mile radius

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: More than 30 people were killed at the place of the accident because of the radiation levels in the surrounding 20-mile radius....

10. were evacuated

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: More than 30 people were killed at the place of the accident... and nearly 1,35,000 people were evacuated.

11 cancer

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: Six people per million suffered from cancer before the accident had happened. But the statistics from 1986-1997 showed a rise to 45 cases per million.

12 skin

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: The consequences of this accide are being felt even today among which serious medical conditions such as cancer, breathing problems, skin diseases are just a few.

Questions 13-18

Reading passage 2 has six paragraphs (A-G). Which paragraph contains the following information?

13  Answer: D

Explanation:

Paragraph D: A neuroscientist at the Weill Cornell Medical School in New York, Nim Tottenham has conducted extensive studies on children who were adopted from orphanages and then taken abroad, and who had been through tremendous anxiety and emotional issues.

14  Answer: A

Explanation:

Paragraph A: Sometimes stress is just what you need to get you going and is therefore, a positive factor

15  Answer: G

Explanation:

Paragraph G: Various methods can be used to cope with stress. Learning to say no to unreasonable demands made by employers or family members and controlling the source of stress is important The capacity to endure a stressful situation can be increased by listening to musk, participating in a favourite hobby or spending time outdoors in peaceful surroundings

16  Answer C

Explanation:

Paragraph C: Stress is the body's way of reacting to harmful or unpleasant situations. When faced with a threat, the chemical reaction in the body tries to prevent the threat or injury. It is called the fight or flight response.

17  Answer: B

Explanation:

Paragraph B: A Hungarian endocrinologist, Hans Selye was the first to present a scientific, biological Repo explanation of stress. 18 reference to the impact of stress on brain structure

18 Answer: F

Explanation:

Paragraph F: Through experiments, scientists have been able to reveal how stress, be it emotional, physical or mental can physically reshape the brain, ultimately causing long-term damage to humans and even animals

Questions 19-22

Write FOUR correct letters (A-G)

Which FOUR of the following are reported by the writer as the effects of stress in the text?

A chemical reactions and injury due to perceptions

Answer: B palpitation due to some hormone release

C reduced muscle growth

D heightened pace of non-essential body functions

Answer: E susceptibility to infections

Answer: F irritable skin

Answer: G inefficient digestive system

Explanation:

19 Option B:

Paragraph C: Large quantities of cortisol and adrenaline are produced as a response, triggering a rapid heart rate.

20 Option E:

Paragraph C: During this period, functions that are not immediately essential, such as digestion and immunity slow down.

Paragraph E: Constant stress leads to depression disturbances in the immune system. The weakening of the immune system,in turn, make us vulnerable to a variety of diseases and viral ailments such as herpes, the common cold and certain cancers

21 Option F

Paragraph E: Direct effects of stress are skin ailments like hives and rashes

22 Option G.

Paragraph C: During this period, functions that are not immediately essential such as digestion and immunity slow down

Paragraph E: Direct effects of stress gastrointestinal problems such as GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux, diseasel ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome.

Questions 23-26

Choose YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer of the passage, choose NO if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer, or choose NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this.

23  Answer: Yes

Explanation:

Paragraph D: Brain Scans indicated that due to a stressful upbringing there was increased amygdala, a part of the brain that is involved in emotion activity in the

Paragraph F: Through experiments, scientists have been able to reveal how stress, be it emotional, physical or mental, can physically reshape the brain, ultimately causing long-term damage to humans and even animals.

24 Answer: Not Given

Explanation:

Paragraph G: mentions the need to cope with stressful situations, but there is no mention anywhere across the passage about how many people have a problem with adaptation.

25 Answer: Not Given

Explanation:

Paragraph G mentions the importance of managing personal and professional matters (Learning to say no to unreasonable demands made by employers or family members and controlling the source of stress is important), but the author does not mention anything about balancing between the two.

26 Answer: No

Explanation:

Paragraph G: Procrastination is counterproductive as it causes more stress when work piles up

Questions 27-33

Reading Passage 3 has eight paragraphs. Choose the correct heading for each paragraph and move it into the gap. The heading for one paragraph has already been selected.

 27 Answer: Importance of devising a suitable strategy

Explanation:

Paragraph 2: The paragraph mentions a popular strategy but highlights the need for a valid one.

Though every venture has a policy regarding influencer strategy, executing a valid strategy that is sensible B something few organizations have been able to do. Says Bryan Kramer. "Building an army of influencers car help companies of all sizes harness the immense power of word-of-mouth marketing and make it work for you But not all influencers are created equal, and the trick is finding the right influencer for your product"

'Influence of popular personalities is the strongest 'is not the appropriate heading because the paragraph does not mention it as the strongest, though it is one of the most popular strategies currently.

28 Answer: A powerful tool in its initial stage

Explanation:

Paragraph 3 …the marketing potential in audio is vast, but it's an area of advertising that is currently unnoticed by marketers. Consumers, however, are becoming aware of 3D audio… We're just at the beginning of this, says Sauvage. This could be a completely new venture for brands that push them to think seriously about the services they're providing to customers."

29 Answer: A tool with wide-ranging applications

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: the technology of virtual reality and augmented reality, as it has the unbelievable potential for storytelling and entertainment. While virtual reality finds use in education, travel and social issues amongst others, the Wall Street Journal's move to dedicate a whole team to virtual reality is an example of its limitless potential.

30 Answer: Time of display as a factor

Explanation

Paragraph 5: Snapchat showcases the advantage of short-lived material and shows the importance of 'disappearing’ For Generation Z, well-known for its short attention span, this is the key fascination and makes a strong argument for content strategizing.

31 Answer: Replicating live interaction

Explanation:

Paragraph 6: Computer programs called Chatbots make use of artificial intelligence to mimic conversation...Facebook which invests a considerable amount of capital into the chatbot program that offers users with facilities such as personalised responses updates and more, is an example.

32 Answer: Staying connected

Explanation:

Paragraph 7:... With a generation that is always on the move, you have to make sure your content gets integrated into the user's lifestyle

33 Answer: Possibilities in store

Explanation:

Paragraph 8: The future will see numerous channels and tools available with which to reach out to the consumer Regarding marketing and management of your brand, things are going to get more versatile, increasing complexity in marketing and dominance of brand

Questions 34-40

Complete the summary. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage in each gap.

Answer 34: an astronomical pace

Explanation:

Paragraph 1: Global marketing has seen marketing trends change at an astronomical pace, thanks to new and innovative avenues for advertising.

Answer 35: recommendations

Explanation:

Paragraph 2: Influencer marketing as a tool is gaining popularity because it is easy for people to trust recommendations by favourite personalities. Though it was always popular, recent times have seen this trend vaulting to the top five positions.

Answer 36: audio (or) voice and sound

Explanation:

Paragraph 3: the marketing potential in audio is vast, but it's an area of advertising that is currently unnoticed by marketers... A senior strategist at Landor, Thomas Sauvage adds that another way by which marketing may be able to utilise the aspect of voice and sound is by taking advantage of speech... "We're just at the beginning of this," says Sauvage.

Answer 37 & 38: storytelling, entertainment (in any order)

Explanation:

Paragraph 4: What stands out according to Kersten is the technology of virtual reality and augmented reality as it has the unbelievable potential for storytelling and entertainment. While virtual reality finds use in education, travel and social issues amongst others...

Answer 39: mimic

Explanation:

Paragraph 6: Computer programs called Chatbots make use of artificial intelligence conversation they can change the way a person interacts with the internet to mimic

Answer 40: versatile

Explanation:

Paragraph 7: With ever-increasing internet traffic coming from mobile devices, there is little doubt that the future is mobile.

Paragraph B: The future will see numerous channels and tools available with which to reach out to the consumer. This implies that regarding managing and marketing your brand, things are going to get more versatile and of increasing complexity

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