Cambridge IELTS 13 Reading – Test 1 – Answers

Cambridge IELTS 13 Reading – Test 1 

1. Update

Explanation: In paragraph 2: In addition, because participating businesses were able to update the details they gave on a regular basis, the information provided remained accurate.
On a regular basiss = regularly

2. Environment

Explanation: At the end of paragraph 2: As part of this, the effect of each business on the environment was considered.
Consider = Evaluate

3. Captain
Explanation: At the beginning of paragraph 3: One of the most popular was an interview with former New Zealand All Blacks rugby captain Tana Umaga

4. Films
Explanation: In line 4 5 of paragraph 3: … a number of the locations chosen for blockbuster films which had made use of …


5. Season
Explanation: In the middle of paragraph 3:… the sire catalogued the most popular driving routes in the country, highlighting different routes according to the season and indicating distances and times.
According to = varied depending on ….

6. Accommodation
Explanation: In the middle of paragraph 4 There were also links to accommodation in the area.
In the area = local

7. Blog
Explanation: End of paragraph 4: The website also had a ‘Your Words” section where anyone could submit a blog of their New Zealand travels …

Explanation: The first sentence of paragraph 6: The website was set up to allow both individuals and trabel organisations to create itineraries and travel packages to suit their own needs and interest.

Explanation: In the article only mentioned ‘On the website, visitors can search for activities not solely by geographical location, but also by the particular nature of the activity’ , Nothing to say first

Explanation: ‘While transport and accommodation account for the remaining 26%’, but in The proposition says that only accommodation is responsible for 26% of this, so it is not true  because Both transport and accommodation are responsible for this 26%.

11. TRUE
Explanation: In the middle of paragraph 6, there is the “more activities that the visitors undertake, the more satisfied they will be. It has also been found that visitors enjoy cultural activities when they are interactive. The meaning of this phrase can be translated as “the more engaged a visitor is, the more satisfied they are. In addition, they will like the most activities when they interact. ” Being involved also means direct participation, so the two meanings are quite similar copper and confirmed as TRUE

Explain: ‘In addition, it appears that visitors to New Zealand do not want to be’ one of the crowd ‘and find …’. This only refers to visitors to NZ who do not like to participate in crowded activities, not enough information to affirm (or negate) the clause ‘like staying insmall hotels’

13. TRUE
Explanation: In the middle of the last paragraph ‘to see as much of the country as possible on that is ofren seen as a once-in-a-life-time visit’

14. Iv
Explanation: The subject line of the passage is “But defining boredom so that it can be studied in the lab has proved difficult,” and then this section tries to prove this sentence.

15. vi
Explanation: This paragraph the subject line is “… have recently identified five distince types: indifferent, calibrating, searching, reactant and apathetic,” and then attempted to add information to the five categories.

16. i
Explanation: The subject of this section is “Mann has found that being bored makes us more creative”, then the whole paragraph just tells the experiment to prove the sentence above.

17. v
Explanation: This paragraph is the topic sentence “But Boredom has evolved to dù help us survive, it can still be toxic if allowed to fester,” then the whole paragraph mention the potential danger of Boredom.

18. viii
Explanation: At the beginning of the paragraph, the subject line of this paragraph is “It’s early days but they think at least some of it … a variet of traits”. different people, and the person most affected

19. Iii
Explanation: It is easy to see this section with the subject of iii, as this section only mentions over-connected lifestyles that might even be a new source of boredom and say how to handle this problem.

20. E
Explanation: In the right paragraph A, after the name of Peter Toohey reads ‘compares it to disgust – an emotion that … social Situations’ You mean you’re comparing Boredom with disgust, and pointed out that if “disgust protect Humans from infection” “boredom may protect them from ‘infectious’ social situations” – the content of ideas E

21. B
Explanation: In paragraph B, Thomas Goetz has listed five different types of Boredom, then he spoke of “Of the five types, the most damaging is ‘ractant'”, was the content of the ideas B

22. D
Explanation: In the middle of paragraph D, John Eastwood mentions “What’s more, your efforts to improve the situation can make you feel worse “.
Efforts to improve the situation = Tryping to copy with, con making you feel worse
Making you feel worse = negative effects

23. A
Explanation: In the sentence F, Francoise Wemelsfelder immediately refers to “our overconnected lifestyles might even be a new source of boredom”, meaning that our way of life today can cause a source of boredom.

24. Focus
Explanation: In the middle of paragraph D, there is the section “This causes an inability to focus on anything,” from the focus is the word we need to find.

25. Pleasure
Explanation: At the beginning of paragraph E, there is the sentence “People who are motivated by pleasure seem to suffer particularly badly”, suffer particularly badly have problems coping with boredom.

26. Curiosity
Explanation: Right after the sentence above, the sentence “Other personality traits, such as curiosity, are associated with a high boredom thresold”, a high boredom thresold = generally can cope with it.

27. B
Explanation: Paragraph 1 lists the achievements (The Painting Fool, classical music, artworks). In addition, we can use the exclusion method because paragraph 1 does not contain the information in A, C, D

28. C
Explanation: Section 2, the last line, refers to the fact that people are concerned that machines can have the capacity that these special abilities create human quality.

29. C
Explanation: It’s easy to dismiss A and B because in the comparison of “the Painting Fool” and “Aaron”, the programmer’s background and public response are not. mentioned.

Answer C is correct because paragraph 3 refers to the source Aaron uses to paint: “paintbrush and paint on canvas” while “the Painting Fool” takes material from “online”, “web searches” , “Social media sites”

30. D
Explanation: Paragraph 4, lines 7-8 indicate that the reaction of people to the arts from people and from machines based on different criteria.
Double standards = different criteria.

31. A
Due to technical errors that inadvertently Painting Fool create outstanding effects (striking effect), more specifically the black and white effect.

32. D
Explanation: The last paragraph, lines 9-12 mentions information about long-term vision (long term- view) for this software of Colton while comparing to the art of man and machine count as action throughout the period of Colton 5,6,7.

33. A
Explanation: Verse 4, lines 6-8 The EMI software creates music that is so classy that classical music professionals are no different.

34. E
Explanation: [paragraph 4, line 10] Signs answer is Wiggins; Criticized = blasted; not revealing = deliberately vague explanation; technical details = how the software worked.

35. C
Explanation: Paragraph 4, lines 11-12 Signs Douglas Hofstadter answer is; was producing work = created replicas; fully dependent on = reply completely on; imagination of its creator = the original artist’s creative impulses

36. G
Explanation: Paragraph 4, lines 13-14 Signs answer is Audiences; outraged = became angry; the truth = Discovering it was the product of a computer program

37. B
Explanation: Paragraph 5, line 4. David Moffat’s answer signs; were not told beforehand = without knowing; Whether the tunes were composed by human or computers = whether it was the work of humans or software.

38. YES
Moffats research could help explain the human response to EMI.
Explanation: In paragraph 6, line 3 indicates that the Moffats study “provides a clue”. And right after that is a series of comments, conclusions from Paul, Justin and Colton to explain this phenomenon.

Explanation: In paragraph 6, lines 8-9 mention predict the reaction of the music experts, but no mention of predicting the response of “non-Experts”

40. NO
Explanation: In the last paragraph, lines 1 – 5 show two views of Paul Bloom and Justin Kruger. But these two opinions support each other, not two opposite opinions.
Part of the pleasure we get from art = people’s enjoyment of an artwork increases; creative process ~ time and effort was needed to create it

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