IELTS general Reading Practice Test 2- Answer

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Solution for IELTS general reading practice test 2
1 shifts 11 C 21 grammatical 31 Huge potential in treating incurable diseases

2 doubly reinforced
12 D
22 False

32 Denying a possible life raises controversies
3 curling up 13 B
23 Not given
33 Not completely flawless

4 the fixtures (or) fixtures
14 work-manual
24 Not given

34 A sensitive issue needs to be dealt with carefully. 

5 trapped
15 sections
25 True
35 B

6 live
16 repetitive 26 True 36 B
7 presence of mind 17 inference
27 False
37 A
8 B
18 jargon

28 Stem cells classified
38 C

9 C
19 headers
29 Studies conducted in stem cell research

 

39 pluripotent

10 A 20 conclusion 30 Expecting a fruitful or an unavailing outcome of current actions 40 bone marrow

Questions 1-7

Complete the sentences below.

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

Write the correct answer in the gap.

1. Answer-shifts

Explanation: If you are inside a building (office or residence), find a strong table and take cover under it to avoid falling debris. If your furniture shifts during the quake, move along with it.

2. Answer-doubly reinforced

Explanation: Corners and wall linings are the safest....The inner structural frame of the buildings is doubly reinforced which makes the collapse of these structures less likely.

3. Answer-curling up

Explanation: Try to brace yourself for impact by curling up in the corner of the room. It will help you avoid grievous injuries

4. Answer the fixtures (or) fixtures

Explanation: Do not seek refuge under shelves, cabinets or any other furniture which may get loosened from the fixtures...

5. Answer-trapped

Explanation: Avoid using the elevator as you are likely to get trapped midway if the power goes off

6. Answer-live

Explanation: Be watchful of fallen power lines as there is a high probability of these wires being live, which could cause serious injuries or even electrocution

7. Answer-presence of mind

Explanation: Remain calm, the presence of mind is imperative not only to your safety but also to handle any emergency promptly

Questions 8-13

Look at the details of four courses, A-D, in the given text.

For which course are the following statements true?

Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.

You may use any letter more than once. 

8. Answer-B

Explanation: The emphasis lies on group teaching, and paying attention to texts, analysing texts for elements of grammar and vocabulary and...

9.  Answer C

Explanation: "Special discount for Northshire University students only.

10. Answer A

Explanation: This is an intermediate level course and candidates already pursuing an entry-level eligibility.

11. Answer-C

Explanation: Combined Mechanic Course for those interested in jobs....

12. Answer: D

Explanation: Weekend batch: 9.00am to 3.00 pm (Sat & Sun)

13. Answer-B

Explanation: Online programs also available all year round

Questions 14-21

Complete the summary below.
Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.
Write the correct answer in the gap.

14. Answer-work-manual

Explanation: At your workplace, always ensure that you follow the work-manual when it comes to report-writing

15. Answer-sections

Explanation: You are free to change the order and nature of some of the sections but make sure that you do not skip entire sections

16  Answer-repetitive

Explanation: ... ensure equal and systematic distribution of all tasks and that no resource is spent in repetitive work.

17. Answer-inference

Explanation: At the same time, it must not be so objective that inference about the task, the team, or both, difficult

18. Answer-jargon

Explanation: Avoid jargon. Using too many technical terms may confuse team members and even the person evaluating your report.

19. Answer- headers

Explanation: Headers and bullet points can be used to organise different parts of the report. Formatting must be formed regarding font style and size.

20. Answer conclusion

Explanation: indicate possibilities of outcome or implementation for the future. Such content must necessarily be placed before or at the conclusion of your report.

21. B. Answer-grammatical

Explanation: Also, proofread for grammatical accuracies such as punctuation and capitalisation, spellings and tense.

Questions 22-27

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

22. FALSE

Explanation: Nonimmigrants in the Some Country, such as student visa holders or B1(visit for pleasure) visa holders, must have an Employment Approval Document (EAD) to be employed in the country. Nonimmigrants such as students are temporary residents.

23. NOT GIVEN

Explanation: The text states that a procedure has to be followed for replacement of lost or misplaced EAD but nothing has been mentioned about reporting the loss before applying for replacement.

24. NOT GIVEN

Explanation: The text states that a cover letter is required but how it influences the chances of getting the work visa is not discussed.

25. TRUE

Explanation: Authenticated statements establishing the economic status of the applicant. These are required to identify and sort as per financial slabs announced by policy

26. TRUE

Explanation: Visa fee is currently fixed at $ 230. Digital payment is mandatory

27. FALSE

Explanation:The above-mentioned documents may be handed personally to the embassy sent by courier or via e-mail

Questions 28-34

The text in section 3 has eight paragraphs, A-H.

Choose the correct heading for each of the paragraphs, B-H and move it into the gap.

28 Stem cells classified

Explanation: Paragraph B: Two types of stem cells can be distinguished. Embryonic stem (ES) cells can only be derived from preimplantation embryos.....Adult stem cells are to be found in a variety of tissues in the foetus

29 Studies conducted in stem cell research

Explanation: Paragraph C: In 1998, three individual sets of research findings related to the isolation and potential use of human embryonic stem cells were reported by scientists

30 Expecting a fruitful or an unavailing outcome of current actions

Explanation: Paragraph D: At present, there are about four hundred thousand human embryos in the freezers of in vitro fertilization clinics. Many are destined to be thawed and discarded and consequently die. The biological parents of these embryos could allow them to die, or they could consent to donate the embryos for research...

31  Huge potential in treating incurable diseases

Explanation: Paragraph E: Embryonic stem cells present umpteen medical possibilities. These cells are undifferentiated which means they can be used in all parts of the body. They are able to cure hundreds of diseases. Stem cells may also hold the potential to replace cells lost in many other devastating diseases that currently have no sustainable cures

32 Denying a possible life raises controversies

Explanation: Paragraph F: Because these embryos are destroyed during the process of harvesting embryonic cells, it makes the research unpopular with those who believe human life begins at conception and that this life is being destroyed. Though the embryos that are used come for in vitro fertilization come from undesirable types. Critics still argue that these embryos are already human beings.

33 Not completely flawless

Explanation: Paragraph G: There have been reports about cases where fetal brain cells were injected into brain cells of patients with Parkinson's disease and manifestations of head-jerking twisting and the like were seen

34 A sensitive issue needs to be dealt with carefully.

Explanation: Paragraph H: ...but the promise is so great that it seems wise to consider seriously how to promote such research in a manner that is sensitive to public sensibilities not excluding the morals and ethics.

Questions 35-38

Classify the following advances or consequences as those that

A have already taken place

B are currently taking place

C will take place in future

Choose the correct letter A, Bor C

You may use any letter more than once. 

35  B

Explanation: Paragraph E: Today, donated tissues and organs are often used in place of damaged tissue...

36  B

Explanation: Paragraph E: Some clinical trials have already started using animal stem promising

37  A

Explanation: Paragraph G: There have been reports about cases where fetal brain cells were injected patients with Parkinson's disease and manifestations of head-jerking, twisting and the like were seen i

38 C

Explanation: Paragraph E: Stem cells also may hold the potential to replace cells lost in many other devastating diseases that currently have no sustainable cures. Stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Parkinson's disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord damage, some forms of blindness and several other health issues

Questions 39-40

Answer the questions below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer

Write the correct answerer in the gap

39 pluripotent

Explanation: Paragraph B:...embryonic stem (ES) cells can only be derived from preimplantation embryos and have a confirmed capability to develop cells of all tissues of the adult organism. These are termed as pluripotent

40 bone marrow

Explanation: Paragraph C: A well-known example of the use of adult stem cells is bone marrow transplantation

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