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Month: January 2019

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2 : Coral reefs

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2 : Coral reefs

Coral reefs     Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. A. Coral reefs are estimated to cover 284,300 km2 just under 0.1% of the oceans‘ surface area, about half the area of France. The Indo-Pacific region accounts for 91.9% of…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: The Adolescents

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: The Adolescents

The Adolescents A. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes three stages of adolescence. These are early, middle and late adolescence, and each has its own developmental tasks. Teenagers move through these tasks at their own speed depending on their physical development and hormone levels. Although these stages are common to all teenagers, each child will go through them in his or her own highly individual ways. B. During the early years young people make the first attempts to leave the…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Spider Silk

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Spider Silk

Spider Silk  A strong, light bio-material made by genes from spiders could transform construction and industry.   A. Scientists have succeeded in copying the silk-producing genes of the Golden Orb Weaver spider and are using them to create a synthetic material which they believe is the model for a new generation of advanced bio-materials. The new material, biosilk, which has been spun for the first time by researchers at DuPont, has an enormous range of potential uses in construction and…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Keep a watchful eye on the bridges

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Keep a watchful eye on the bridges

 Keep a watchful eye on the bridges   A. Most road and rail bridges are only inspected visually, if at all. Every few months, engineers have to clamber over the structure in an attempt to find problems before the bridge shows obvious signs of damage. Technologies developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, and Texas A&M University may replace these surveys with microwave sensors that constantly monitor the condition of bridges. B. ” The device uses microwaves to measure…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Museum Blockbuster

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : Museum Blockbuster

Museum Blockbuster     A. Since the 1980s, the term “blockbuster” has become the fashionable word for special spectacular museum, art gallery or science center exhibitions. These exhibitions have the ability to attract large crowds and often large corporate sponsors. Here is one of some existing definitions of blockbuster: Put by Elsen (1984), a blockbuster is a “… large scale loan exhibition that people who normally don‘t go to museums will stand in line for hours to see …” James…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : World Ecotourism in the developing countries

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1 : World Ecotourism in the developing countries

World Ecotourism in the developing countries A. The Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “a responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people”. It is recognized as being particularly conducive to enriching and enhancing the standing of tourism, on the basis that this form of tourism respects the natural heritage and local populations and are in keeping with the carrying capacity of the sites. Cuba B. Cuba is undoubtedly an obvious site for…

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