The Academic passage ‘A Workaholic Economy’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 27-38. 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.
A Workaholic Economy
The answers to questions 27-38 are given below with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answers||Keywords||Location of Keywords|
|27||NO||In fact, working hours have increased noticeably since 1970||Paragraph 2; lines 3-4|
|29||YES||real wages, stagnated since that year||Paragraph 2; lines 4-5|
|30||NO||economic recovery, certain, notoriety, “jobless” nature||Paragraph 3; line 4|
|31||YES||Cites, quantitative, qualitative studies, increased productivity, part-time workers||Paragraph 7; lines 2-3|
|33||C||extra people, cover the contingencies, going to happen||Paragraph 7; lines 5-6|
|34||A||She says the U.S. market for goods, skewed, assumption, full-time, two-career households||Paragraph 9; lines 3-4|
|35||B(Extra work is offered to existing employees.)||Yet a host of factors pushes employers to hire fewer workers for more hours and at the same time compels workers to spend more time on the job||Paragraph 4; lines 1-2|
|36||D(Benefits and hours spent on the job are not linked)||hourly employees, benefits, pension contributions, medical insurance, not tied, number of hours||Paragraph 5; lines 5-6|
|37||F(Longer hours indicate greater commitment to the firm)||People, work reduced hours, huge penalty in career terms, negative signal, commitment, firm||Paragraph 6; lines 2-3|
|38||G(Managers estimate staff productivity in terms of hours worked)||they use, number of hours, proxy for output||Paragraph 6; lines 5-6|
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