Free IELTS Reading Practice Test 2- Section 2 (14-26 questions)

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SECTION 2

Read and answer the questions Q.14-26

Section 2     

Questions 14-26

Read the text below and answer Questions 14-18.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR WORK-DESK

We spend a good 8-10 hours a day at our workplace, and most of this is behind the desk. Tools that make work easy are potentially damaging to our physical health, and consequently our productivity when it can be avoided with simple DOs and DON’Ts.

Here are a few tips to increase your work efficiency and save your health too:

A Did you know that sitting or standing can also cause injuries? Sounds weird, but it’s true. Your chair can do that. Choose adjustable chairs with armrests, backrest and leg rest. Hard chairs are most unfriendly, leading to stiffness in the neck, back or waist. Chairs that adjust to body height and table space allow swift movements as you sit or stand up. You don’t want to be clumsy at work with body ache. Some furniture brands have captured the market with ergonomics gaining popularity. Though they cost a fortune, you can always choose from the affordable range.
B Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can convert into a permanent health issue. Invest in user-friendly and scientifically designed office furniture. Chairs with the above-mentioned features are useful. Chairs with wheels and that can swivel are most friendly. You can easily reach out for things you need without straining your body. Now you know how sitting can cause an injury.
C Use computer screens and light settings appropriately to prevent strain to your eyes. Follow the recommended distance and angle between your eyes and the computer screen. Standing desks are also an option. In a standing position, you can maintain better eye level with the screen. Choose between the sitting desk and standing desk setting depending on your work.
D Hygiene is a factor. The keyboard and mouse, computer screen, table top, racks, stationary, all the things that we touch frequently must be cleaned regularly. Our fingertips are potential areas for harmful germs and bacteria. Air-conditioned offices need to be cleaned thoroughly as these are devoid of natural sunlight or ventilation that eliminates microbes.
E Dust settling on papers, files, paper racks, and other such objects causes respiratory ailments and skin infections. Clean your workstation daily. Keep dusters handy and keep those clean too.
F Use room fresheners and insect repellants for a germ-free environment. Foul smell and buzzing insects are the last things you want to encounter at your workplace. A pleasant ambience includes everything that affects our senses.
G Avoid clutter. Arrange your desk with stationery kits, paper-weights, file racks or other items as required, on the desk or shelves or in the drawer. Your counter will look nice and clean- organisation at a glance. Also, it will save you the discomfort of fumbling for small things such as a pencil, or important things such as your pen drive. Use drawers. Place things in order of requirement so that they are handy. Important papers or tools can be labelled and set aside so that you don’t waste time searching when you need them. As it’s rightly said, ‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’ Organisation of your work and your workplace are equally important in creating a good impression.

The physical environment affects productivity at work, though we seldom give it a thought. Small but essential changes can make a huge difference in your professional life and must be incorporated for your benefit. 
 
Read the text below and answer Questions 19-26. 

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Here are some great shopping offers for you and your family!
Our line of apparels and merchandise in the month of January:
( M - Men, W - Women, C - Children)
 
Everything that you need is available with us in an easily affordable range of $5 to $25!

Cotton shorts C&M  - pure and comfortable cotton fabric for a long day (boxers,bermudas and capris for children)
Cotton T-shirts C&M   - sweat-absorbent, cool, casual wear, selected sports brands included (prices vary)

Coloured T-shirts C, W&M
-an easy-wear fabric which is a blend of cotton and polyester, plain colours

Silk shirts M&W
-  6 comfortable sizes, elegant colours and designs for that special occasion
Cotton shirts M - for day and evening wear, printed and plain in light colors
Superhero and Cartoon Printed Bags C&M - waterproof, easy to carry, lightweight and durable bags with comfortable shoulder straps 

Woollen socks and mittens C, W&M
- keep your hands and feet warm in the cold winter months
Handbags, Clutches and Totes W - Ladies! Flaunt your style with our fabulous hand-picked collection of bags for you.
Jackets M&W - 3 sizes, hooded, provide the best protection from the wind, with front zippers, waterproof
Watches C, W&M

- all kinds of watches – cool, trendy, stylish, sports, couple-watches, etc.

Designer watches by SIYA at amazing discounts

Jewellery W - beautiful and modish jewellery for the fashionable look - additional accessories with selected items

We are also introducing additional specials for selected months:

  • February: $5 voucher with any purchase over $30
  • March: $10 voucher plus a complimentary gift with any purchase over $75
  • April: $20 gift voucher and an additional 6% discount on any credit card purchase worth $50 or more.

Note: Orders will be delivered within Toronto only.

Posting, packing and shipping charges will apply to each order as follows:
$4.92 for a regular post to each address
$9.8 for express delivery (within 24 hours)
Goods once delivered cannot be returned.

Questions 14-18

The given text has seven sections, A-G.
Which section contains the following information?
Select the correct cell in the matrix.

  A B C D E F G
14 a recommendation to buy seats with particular features              
15 mention of diseases that occur due to dusty workplaces              
16 what to do to avoid searching for needful things while working              
17 mention of a field of study much in demand currently              
18 a technological development leading to the creation of an unhealthy environment              

Questions 19-26

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

19 The sports brand T-shirts cost more than the other T-shirts. 
20 Silk shirts are available in multiple sizes and suitable for party wear. 
21 Jackets are wearable in winters only. 
22 Designer watches of a particular brand are on sale for the first time. 
23 The vouchers offered in selected months are valid for purchase of apparels only. 
24 For a purchase of $65, April would be the cheapest month if payment is made by credit card.  
26 There is no refund policy on sold products. 

Also check:

IELTS reading practice test 2 section 3 

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