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A Silent Force IELTS Reading Answers

A Silent Force IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘A Silent Force’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 16 – 27. 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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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
16 iii There was a time when it was a menial job of scribes and priests, not the mark of civilization it became in Europe during the Renaissance when it was seen as one of the attributes of the civilized individual. Paragraph A;

Last line

17 viii Modern nations are now seriously affected by their levels of literacy. Paragraph B;

Line 1

18 xi The skill of reading is now no more just an intellectual or leisure activity, but rather a fully-fledged economic force. Paragraph C;

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19 vi Part of the problem with reading is that it is a skill which is not appreciated in most developed societies. Paragraph D;

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20 x It is not seen as cool among a younger generation more at home with computer screens or a Walkman.

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Peer pressure among young people is so powerful that it often kills any attempts to change attitudes to habits like reading. 

Paragraph E;

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Last line 

21 xii is modern Western society standing Canute-like against an uncontrollable spiral of decline?I think not.

 

The whole of Paragraph F;
22 vii It can easily be done by increasing basic reading skills at an early age and encouraging young people to borrow books from schools. Paragraph G;

Line 2

23 YES other less developed countries have advanced and, in some cases, overtaken the West. Paragraph B;

Line 2

24 YES The skill of reading is now no more just an intellectual or leisure activity, but rather a fully-fledged economic force. Paragraph C;

Last line

25 NOT GIVEN
26 YES Catch them young and, perhaps, they just might then all become bookworms. Paragraph H;

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27 NO What is significant is the fact that they are reading. Someone who reads a comic today may have the courage to pick up a more substantial one later on. Paragraph G;

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