Amateur Naturalists – IELTS Reading Answers
The Academic passage ‘Amateur Naturalists ‘ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test.
Since questions get repeated in the IELTS exam, these passages for ideal for practice. If you want more practice, try taking an IELTS reading practice test.
The answers to questions 1-14 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|1||B||timing of biological events, or phenology||Para B, line 3|
|2||C||Sparks, aware, “closet phenologists”, retiring colleague gave, Marsham records||Para C, first 2 lines|
|3||H||People thrilled, data, collecting, hobby, used for, scientific, empowers them||Para H, last 2 lines|
|4||G||contribution, amateurs can make, get at, raw power, science: careful observation, natural world||Para G, first 2 lines|
|5||E||The data can also hint at how nature will change in the future||Para E, lines 3-4|
|6||D||studied records, betting contest, participants, guess, exact time, wooden tripod, fall through, surface, thawing river||Para D, lines 2-4|
|7||A||Marshams, compiling, notes, 211 years||Para A, last line|
|8||beekeeping||book’s yellowing pages contain bee-keeping notes||Para A, first 2 lines|
|9||life cycles||recording, life cycles, plants, animals, estate||Para A, line 6|
|10||droughts||increased droughts, could halve, breeding populations||Para E, lines 8-9|
|11||C||scientists won’t touch, say, too full of problems||Para F, first 2 lines|
|12||D||We need to know, precisely what, person’s been observing||Para F, line 6|
|13||D||developing statistical techniques, account, uncertainty, amateur phenological data||Para G, lines 8-9|
|14||D||Because, the public understands, records, they accept them||Para H, first 2 lines|
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