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Month: July 2019

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2: The history of salt

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 2: The history of salt

The history of salt A. Salt is so simple and plentiful that we almost take it for granted. In chemical terms, salt is the combination of a sodium ion with a chloride on, making it one of the most basic molecules on earth. It is also one of the most plentiful: it has been estimated that salt deposits under the state of Kansas alone could supply the entire world‘s needs for the next 250,000 years. B. But salt is also…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: TV Addiction 2

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 3: TV Addiction 2

TV Addiction 2 A. Excessive cravings do not necessarily involve physical substances. Gambling can become compulsive; sex can become obsessive. One activity, however, stands out for its prominence and ubiquity – the world‘s most popular pastime, television. Most people admit to having a love-hate relationship with it. They complain about the “boob tube” and “couch potatoes,” then they settle into their sofas and grab the remote control. Parents commonly fret about their children‘s viewing (if not their own). Even researchers…

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IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: Koalas

IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST PASSAGE 1: Koalas

Koalas A. Koalas are just too nice for their own good. And except for the occasional baby taken by birds of prey, koalas have no natural enemies. In an ideal world, the life of an arboreal couch potato would be perfectly safe and acceptable. B. Just two hundred years ago, koalas flourished across Australia. Now they seem to be in decline, but exact numbers are not available as the species would not seem to be “under threat”. Their problem, however,…

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