IELTS Reading Practice Test 3- Answer

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Questions 1-6

Reading passage 1 has six paragraphs. Choose the correct heading for each paragraph and move it into the gap

1 Robots need to be socially interactive

Explanation: Paragraph 1 mentions the presence of robots in human life as becoming a regular feature soon, in households and so the need for them to be capable of communication.

This, in fact, is the main objective of social robotics, to design robots that are functional and intuitive in order to carry out social communications 

2 Present applications and the future scope

Explanation: Paragraph 2 mentions robots in use and proceeds to point out that many uses have not been thought of (envisioned up) until now and that customers will look for many choices.

3 Criteria for varied applications

Explanation: Paragraph 3 mentions three categories of robot use and what the three areas will require to use robots.

4 Social robots have demonstrated efficiency

Explanation: Paragraph 4 mentions different situations where robots have been successfully implemented.
Many social robots have been created to demonstrate technical skills..... Professional service robots were sold in 2015

5 Statistics reveal current and future scenario

Explanation Paragraph 5: The expected global sales growth rate is presented along with the current sales in places like the US, China and Korea.

6 Not a distant possibility

Explanation: Paragraph 6 highlights the massive potential and that the fiction in Isaac Asimov's writings may so reality.

Questions 7-12

Complete the notes. Write ONE WORD ONLY from the passage in each gap.

7 specific

Explanation: Paragraph 3: When it comes to entertainment, robots aren't required to perform any specific tasks apart from carrying out interesting interaction sequences.....

8 users

Explanation: Paragraph 3: Users are usually satisfied with the level of tasks performed. The main objective is that the robot does not become boring.

9 well-defined

Explanation: Paragraph 3: Relatively, there are a large number of everyday tasks. These are usually well defined tasks....

10 objects 

Explanation: Paragraph 3: These are usually well-defined household jobs such as vacuum cleaning, fetch and carry tasks, ironing clothes, cleaning windows and moving objects from one place to another.

11 flexibility

Explanation Paragraph 3: There is a wide range of tasks to be performed with a high degree of flexibility.

12 instructions

Explanation: Paragraph 3: The final category of assistance is for the elderly and the handicapped people these robots are extremely easy to use and can be operated using simple instructions

Question 13

Choose the correct answer.

13 to show why the concept of domestic robots is prospective

Explanation: The passage mentions the requirement of domestic robots which can perform social communication. It also elaborates their present and anticipated roles as well as the present and future market. So it is a future possibility.

Questions 14-19

Look at the following statements (Questions 14-19) and the list of people below.

Match each statement with the correct person.

Choose the correct answer and move it into the gap.

14 John Davis

Explanation: Paragraph 3: John Davis, a blogger..... says patriotism is sacred.... He further elucidates that it makes people more sensitive to the needs of their country

15 Corey Booker

Explanation: Paragraph 1: Corey Booker said, We don't always have to agree we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good." The common good that Booker refers to here is humanity

16 Corliss Lamont

Explanation: Paragraph 2: Corliss Lamont, a philosopher states in his works on Humanism that the true ambit of Patriotism involves the death of altruism.... Intense feelings of patriotism have killed genuine self-sacrifice. Everyone is busy promoting their own self-interest.

17 Carl Rogers

Explanation: Paragraph 6: Rogers stated that psychology is not behaviour or dynamics of the unconscious mind. It is the innate need of humans to be free and to socialise with fellow humans that determines behaviour

18 Bertell bilman

Explanation: Paragraph 6: Bertell Oliman, in his book Dance of The Dialectic states that using patriotic symbols has a massive effect on the minds of the people. This can be construed from election results of political parties using patriotic symbols.

19 George Bernard Shaw

Explanation: Paragraph 4:George Bernard Shaw has articulately explained this situation. He states that patriotism is an individu conviction that the country is superior to all countries because one is born in it.

Questions 20-26

Complete the summary using the list of words. Choose the correct word and move it into the gap

20 superior

Explanation: Paragraph 2 Humanity has to be placed over patriotism.

21 differentiating

Explanation: Paragraph 2: Humanity has to be placed above patriotism. Compassion towards fellow humans, irrespective of caste creed, gender and nationality is the crux of humanity. (caste, creed, gender etc. are differentiating factors)

22 inherent

Explanation: Paragraph 2: Sadly, a large number of people in modern times construe the word abrasively, valuing aggressive patriotism not humanity, without realizing that patriotic feelings are an intrinsic feature of humanity

23 interpret

Explanation: Paragraph 2: Sadly, a large number of people in modern times construe the word (Patriotism) abrasively, valuing aggressive patriotism, not humanity, without realizing that patriotic feelings are an intrinsic feature of humanity

24 world

Explanation: Paragraph 2: The main aim of patriotism should be to inculcate a genuine feeling of oneness as people...

Paragraph 4: The modern day concepts of patriotic feelings have divided our globe into multiple countries.

25 conservative

Explanation: Paragraph 5: Research has shown that patriotism is liable for narrowing thoughts of individuals, making them rigid and inflexible to the idea of change.

26 discrimination

Explanation: Paragraph 5: Philosophers like Howard Zinn and Corey Booker have repeatedly asserted that patriotic feelings generally create mistrust and generate negative feelings towards other countries and its citizens. This is commonly known as the 'us and them mentality

Questions 27-32

Complete the summary. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage in each gap.

27 alleviate pain

Explanation: Paragraph 1: People supporting the use of marijuana for medical purposes say that it can be helpful to alleviate pain while there are others who believe that marijuana should be completely banned

28 4000 BC (or) Four Thousand BC

Explanation: Paragraph 1: The use of this unusual plant dates back to 4000 BC-used for medicinal value in ancient China

29 cannabidiol (or) CBD

Explanation: Paragraph 2: There are two active chemicals, which are of interest for researchers: Cannabidiol (CBD) which causes the high and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which results in removal of pain.

30  eye, lungs

(Both answers are required for a mark. Your answers may be in any order.)

Explanation: Paragraph 4: Marijuana has also been known to prevent and treat the eye disease Glaucoma, increased pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve as a result of which blindness is caused

From a study published in the Journal of The American Medical Association in 2012, it was found that marijuana does not impair the functioning of the lungs. It was also seen after this research that while tobacco smokers lost lung function, but over time, marijuana users showed increased lung capacity.

31 caffeine

Explanation: Paragraph 5: We have seen very minimal problems with abuse or dependence, which at worst are equivalent to dependence on caffeine.

32 alcohol

Explanation: Paragraph 6: Back in 1969, when the question was first asked, only 12% in America wanted cannabis to be legalised 7 out of 10 people in the United States feel that alcohol is more harmful than marijuana

Questions 33-36

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

33 TRUE

Explanation: Paragraph 1: The use of this unusual plant dates back to 4000 BC- used for medicinal purposes in ancient China. More recently it has been banned.

34  FALSE

Explanation: Paragraph 3: Marijuana strains which are rich in Cannabidiol can be used to treat severe disorders such as Dravet Syndrome, known to cause developmental delays. When this strain was used on one patient, it was found that the number of seizures reduced from 300 in a week to only once in 7 days Cannabidiol from the plant creates interaction between brain cells to cut down excessive activity, causing a reduction in the number of these seizures

35 NOT GIVEN

Explanation: Paragraph 3 states - Approximately 40 children are being treated for this disease in the United States of America, and marijuana seems to work. However, there is no mention of the number of children who had seizures after treatment.

36 NOT GIVEN

Explanation: Paragraph3 states - However, once its usage was criminalized medical uses of marijuana were put on hold

criminalize' means 'to turn an activity into a criminal offence by making it illegal

So the paragraph statement means as consumption of marijuans was made into an offence, its medical use was stopped. However, there is no mention of criminal usage of the drug or that it induced crime. Thus, Not Given

Questions 37-38 and 39-40

Answer the questions Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage in each gap

37-38 (in any order):

37 Nightmares
38 Depression

Explanation:

Paragraph 7: It has been found that the people suffering from nightmares as a result of Post-Traumatic Stress

Disorder (PTSD) have had much better sleep cycles after the consumption of marijuana.

Paragraph 7: Mike Whiter, a citizen of the United States, and a war veteran, says that Cannabis helped him out of the hole of depression resulting from PTSD

39-40 Answers (in any order):

39 safer (or) much safer
40 Less toxic

Explanation: Paragraph 8: Indeed, it is much safer and less toxic as compared to what doctors usually prescribe

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