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IELTS Reading Practice Test 2: Angelo Mosso’s Pioneering Work in the Study of Human Physiology

IELTS Reading Practice Test 2: Angelo Mosso’s Pioneering Work in the Study of Human Physiology

Angelo Mosso’s Pioneering Work in the Study of Human Physiology A Scientists in the late nineteenth century were beginning to investigate the functions of blood circulation, trying to tease out the reasons for variations in pulse and pressure, and to understand the delivery of energy to the functioning parts of our bodies. Angelo Mosso (1846–1910) was one such pioneer, an Italian physiologist who progressed to become a professor of both pharmacology and physiology at the University of Turin. As was…

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IELTS Reading Practice Test 1: Sending money home

IELTS Reading Practice Test 1: Sending money home

Sending money home A    Every year millions of migrants travel vast distances using borrowed money for their airfares and taking little or no cash with them. They seek a decent job to support themselves with money left over that they can send home to their families in developing countries. These remittances exceeded $400 billion last year. It is true that the actual rate per person is only about $200 per month but it all adds up to about triple…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 – TEST 4 – PASSAGE 1 Questions 1 – 5, choose the correct heading for sections B – F 1.   Section B In paragraph B, the writer gives us an overview about lower secondary schools in Japan such  as  the  number  of  years  [lower  secondary  schools  in  Japan  cover  three  school years¼private sector],  the facilities [School  are usually modern in  design¼in  rows],  the time of lessons [a standardized 50 minutes], break time [a 10 – minute break],…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 3 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 3 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 – TEST 3 – PASSAGE 1 Questions 1 – 3 1.   The main topic discussed in the text is ANSWER: D A.   The damage caused to US golf courses and golf players by lightning strikes. The write only gives a little information about the effect of lightning on golfers [in paragraph 1] and no information about the damage caused to US golf courses => not the main topic. => FALSE B.   The effect of lightning on power…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 2 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 READING – TEST 2 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 8 – TEST 2 – PASSAGE 1 1.  spinning The question requires a method of producing flat glass. There are two methods of making flat glass. In the first paragraph, “the first successful method for making clear, flat glass involved spinning”. In the second paragraph, “the first continuous ribbon process involved squeezing molten glass through two hot rollers, similar to an old mangle”. So the first method is spinning and the second method is the ribbon process, which…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 – TEST 4 – PASSAGE 1 1. Marie Curie‟s husband was a joint winner of both Marie‟s Nobel Prizes Keywords: husband, joint winner, both Nobel Prizes. In the first paragraph, the writer says that “With her husband, Pierre Curie, and Henri Becquerel, she (Marie)  was  awarded  the  1903  Nobel  Prize  for  Physics,  and  was  then  sole  winner  of  the  1911  Nobel Prize for Chemistry.” So, the statement is false. =>ANSWER: FALSE 2.  Marie became interested in science…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 3 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 3 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 – TEST 3 – PASSAGE 1 1. There are understandable reasons why arguments occur about language. Keywords: understandable reasons, arguments, language In the first paragraph, the writer argues that “It is not easy to be systematic and objective about language   study.   Popular   linguistic   debate   regularly   deteriorates   into   invective   and   polemic. Language belongs to  everyone, so  most people  feel  they have a right  to hold  an  opinion  about it. And when opinions differ, emotions can run high.” The…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 2 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 2 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 – TEST 2 – PASSAGE 1   1-6. Which section contains the following information? An account of a national policy initiative. Keywords: national policy initiative In  paragraph  H,  the  writer  states  that  “Objective  3  of  the  New  Zealand  Disability Strategy  is  to” Provide the Best Education for Disabled People‟ by improving education so that all children, youth learners and adult  learners will  have  equal  opportunities  to  learn  and  develop  within their already existing school.” So, this is…

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 1 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 READING – TEST 1 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 – TEST 1 – PASSAGE 1     Michael Faraday was the first person to recognise Perkin‟s ability as a student of chemistry. Keywords: first, Michael Faraday, Perkin‟s ability, chemistry In paragraph 2, the writer indicates that   “His talent and devotion to the subject were perceived by his teacher [at the City of London school] Thomas Hall….”   So Thomas Hall was the  first person to recognise  Perkin‟s  ability  in  chemistry,  and  this  teacher  encouraged  Perkin  to  attend …

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CAMBRIDGE IELTS 10 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 10 READING – TEST 4 – ANSWERS

CAMBRIDGE IELTS 10 – TEST 4 – PASSAGE 1     1-2. Characteristics of wildfires and wildfire conditions today compared to the past: – Occurrence: more frequent – Temperature:  hotter – Speed: faster – Movement: 1…….more unpredictably – Size of fires: 2……greater on average than two decades ago.   At  the  end  of  paragraph  1,  the  writer  indicates  that  “The  wildfires  themselves,  experts  say,  are generally hotter, faster, and spread more erratically than in the past.” –     unpredictably=erratically =>ANSWER: spread…

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