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Month: June 2019

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: Tea and Industrial Revolution

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: Tea and Industrial Revolution

Tea and Industrial Revolution A. Alan Macfarlane thinks he could rewrite history. The professor of anthropological science at King‘s College, Cambridge has, like other historians, spent decades trying to understand the enigma of the Industrial Revolution. Why did this particular important event –the world-changing birth of industry – happen in Britain? And why did it happen at the end of the 18th century? B. Macfarlane compares the question to a puzzle. He claims that there were about 20 different factors…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: The dugong: sea cow

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: The dugong: sea cow

The dugong: sea cow Dugongs are herbivorous mammals that spend their entire lives in the sea. Their close relatives the manatees also venture into or live in fresh water. Together dugongs and manatees make up the order Sirenia or sea cows, sonamed because dugongs and manatees are thought to have given rise to the myth of the mermaids or sirens of the sea. A. The dugong, which is a large marine mammal which, together with the manatees, looks rather like…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: Mass Production

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: Mass Production

Mass Production A. Despite its obvious connection, mass production was not a corollary to the modern Industrial Revolution. Various mass production techniques had been practiced in ancient times, from ceramic production in the Orient to manufacturing in ancient Greece. The British were most likely the first modern economy to adapt water-powered, then steam-powered, machinery to industrial production methods, most notably in the textiles industry. Yet it is generally agreed that modern mass production techniques came into widespread use through the…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3 : Language Strategy in Multinational Company

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3 : Language Strategy in Multinational Company

Language Strategy in Multinational Company A. The importance of language management in multinational companies has never been greater than today. Multinationals are becoming ever more conscious of the importance of global coordination as a source of competitive advantage and language remains the ultimate barrier to aspirations of international harmonization. Before attempting to consider language management strategies, companies will have to evaluate the magnitude of the language barrier confronting them and in doing so they will need to examine it in…

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