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A Gentle Giant And A Pint-Sized Bully IELTS Reading Answers
A Gentle Giant And A Pint-Sized Bully IELTS Reading Answers

A Gentle Giant And A Pint-Sized Bully IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘A Gentle Giant And A Pint-Sized Bully’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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1 c therefore, responds very well to obedience training (providing the training is done from any early age, otherwise the animal’s strong prey drive may hinder development in this area). Paragraph B;

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2 h Secondly, he is very good natured; despite the hound’s reputation as a fierce, battle-hardened animal, he, is in fact, very calm and even-tempered. Paragraph B;

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3 j therefore, responds very well to obedience training (providing the training is done from any early age, otherwise the animal’s strong prey drive may hinder development in this area). Paragraph B;

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4 d Thirdly the Irish, Wolfhound is a very social animal and does well with young children. He views himself as a member of the family and so will be fiercely protective of all his ‘siblings’ Paragraph B;

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5 f will not intentionally let any of them get in harm’s way, through his considerable frame and slight clumsiness can lead to collisions if the little members of the household don’t watch where they are going. Paragraph B;

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6 e The Highland could never be described as placid, and, in fact, is extremely excitable and very energetic.

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And he is, in general, not the most affectionate of dogs, being far happier digging up your garden or barking at the neighbour’s cat than lying in the arms of his owner.

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7 g This little fellow suffers from a size complex of sorts, too, which sees him determined to boss those around him and have his way,  Paragraph F;

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8 i Compared to the Wolfhound, he is a little more of a challenge in the training department, and must be monitored carefully and shown his place in the ‘pack’ otherwise his aggressive steak may come out and he will try to take over. Paragraph E;

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9 a he is not that interested in ‘cuddles ‘either, so don’t let his size fool you into suggesting otherwise- this is no toy dog. Paragraph F;

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10 b And while he is with older kids, toddlers should not be left alone around the Highland as their size, coupled with their noisiness and hyperactivity, may prompt an aggressive response from the dog. Paragraph G;

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11 A In fact, despite his size and reputation, the wolfhound is becoming an increasingly popular pet choice for many families up and down the country.

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The hound tends to be aloof with strangers rather than aggressive towards them, and he may not, at least initially, bark at intruders, therefore scoring low in the watchdog department

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12 E . His size limits his ability to respond meaningfully to any real threat discovered though. Paragraph E;

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13 B Another practicality, and also a factor that influences cost (the cost of clean-up), is his tendency to shed.

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The truth, though, is that not everyone has the space to accommodate such a beast.

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