Free IELTS General Reading Practice Test 2- Section 1 (1-13 questions)

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SECTION 1

Read and answer the questions 1-13

Reading Passage 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on questions 1-13, which are based on Reading Passage 1 below.

Read the text below and answer Questions 1- 7

EARTHQUAKE SAFETY PROCEDURES

Issued on 13 June 2016

The following safety tips can make a life-saving difference at the time of an earthquake. Invest in personal safety by reading the points below and acting accordingly in the wake of an earthquake.

Safety Procedures

In the office or residential interiors: 

1. 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. Corners and wall linings are the safest. Remain along the inner edge of the wall or corridor. The inner structural frame of the buildings is doubly reinforced, which makes the collapse of these structures less likely. 
3. Try to brace yourself for impact by curling up in the corner of the room. It will help you avoid grievous injuries.
4. Ensure that the place where you are taking shelter has sufficient airspace, which would enable you to breathe in case the structure collapses. 
5. Stay away from windows and doors. 
6. Do not seek refuge under shelves, cabinets or any other furniture which may get loosened from the fixtures and may topple and cause injury.
7. Take care to avoid any falling objects, such as plaster, bricks, pots, pans and light fixtures. 
8. Cover your head and body with pillows, blankets or even tablecloths to prevent injury.
9. Do not rush outside when the earthquake strikes.Remain on the same floor. If that is unavoidable or unsafe, choose exit points carefully. Avoid using the elevator as you are likely to get trapped midway if the power goes off, or dir10. ectly exposed to fire if it does break out. Elevators do have these warning notices at the entry. 
11. Wait for a clearance announcement to move out into the open.

In the open or exteriors: 

1. If you are outside in the premises, do not try to run inside. 
2. If you are in a moving vehicle, stop and park it in the closest sheltered place. There are four such points in the factory, two of which are near the entrance and two others near the exit. 
3. 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.
4. Remain calm, as the presence of mind is imperative not only to your safety but also to handle any emergency promptly. 

Read the text below and answer Questions 8-13

Northshire University- Certificate Courses

A Business Studies

Gain fundamental knowledge of how a business works, how the accounts are managed and what the structure of a modern-day company is. This is an intermediate level course and candidates already pursuing an entry-level business course are eligible.

*only one batch with 40 seats, admission on first come first serve basis.

Subject Code: BS101
Course Duration: 1 month
Course Fee: $750

B Literature Summer Program

This course aims at providing the authentic experience of ‘English’. The emphasis lies on group teaching, and paying attention to texts, analysing texts for elements of grammar and vocabulary and discussing aspects of classic and modern literature. The course is mainly designed for students who plan to take up language teaching and content development in future. 
Online programs also available all year round, considering that many candidates are non-native English speakers and full-time or part-time employees. 

*Course duration and fee may vary accordingly.

Subject Code: LSP302
Course Duration: 2 weeks
Course Fee: $ 220 

C Intensive Driving Course 

Learning to drive is like passing through a rite of passage. For others, it is the means to an end. This course aims at helping candidates learn driving quickly and efficiently.

*Special discount for Northshire University students only. 

Combined Mechanic Course for those interested in jobs (open for all) at the community college garage and service center for an additional $100 for the same period. 

Subject Code: IDC543
Course Duration: 3 weeks
Course Fee: $ 500 

D De’butant’s cours

French is one of the most widely spoken languages across the world. Northshire has come up with a specially designed course to help candidates learn basic conversation.

Subject Code: FRV001
Course Duration: 2 months
Batch and timing: Weekdays- 9.00 am to 11.00 am/ 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and 7.00pm to 9.00 pm. 

*Batches cannot be interchanged. 

Weekend batch: 9.00am to 3.00 pm (Sat & Sun)
Course Fee: $750 (material inclusive)


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 If the furniture under which you have taken shelter ________  during the earthquake, stay under it by following it around.
2 The corners and the inner walls are safer due to the ________ structure.
3 The _________ position can save you from severe injuries.
4 Taking shelter beneath shelves or cabinets is risky as they may get detached from ____________
5 Using a lift during an earthquake is not recommended as a possible power failure will leave you ___________  inside.
6 Fallen electric wires are hazardous as they could be ________________ .
7  It is advisable not to panic in the wake of an earthquake; otherwise, you may lose ____________.

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.

8 This course will improve your lexical resources.

9 The university students can join this course at lower fees.

10 This course enrols students with current study in the related field.

11 This course gives the opportunity to learn to repair a vehicle.

12 People who are busy on weekdays can join this course on campus.

13 There is a provision of distance learning in this course.

Also check:

IELTS General Reading Practice test 2- section 2 

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