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Ant Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers
Ant Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

Ant Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Ant Intelligence’ 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.

Ant Intelligence 

Ant Intelligence - 0001

Ant Intelligence - 0002

Ant Intelligence - 0003

Ant Intelligence - 0004

Ant Intelligence - 0005

Ant Intelligence - 0006

Answers 

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 FALSE Such chemical communication can be compared to the human use of visual and auditory channels Paragraph B;

Lines 2 – 3

2 TRUE prehistoric man,  had no exposure to urban lifestyles, the forcing house of intelligence  Paragraph G;

Lines 1 – 2

3 NOT GIVEN 
4 TRUE  Research conducted, shown that when desert ants return from a foraging trip, they navigate by integrating bearings and distances, which they continuously update in their heads. Paragraph J;

Lines 1 – 3 

5 FALSE  Often the foragers proceeded to the exact spot in the maze. where the food had been, precautions were taken to prevent the foraging team using odour clues. Paragraph J;

Lines 4 – 6 

6 NOT GIVEN 
7 C Ants can’t digest the cellulose in leaves, but some fungi can. The ants therefore cultivate these fungi in their nests Paragraph E;

Lines 1 – 2 

8 M Farmer ants secrete antibiotics Paragraph E;

Line 3 

9 F Farmer ants secrete antibiotics to control other fungi that might act as ‘weeds’, and spread waste to fertilise the crop. Paragraph E;

Lines 3 – 4 

10 D Even more impressively, DNA analysis of the fungi suggests that the ants improve or modify the fungi by regularly swapping and sharing strains with neighbouring ant colonies. Paragraph F;

Lines 5 – 6 

11 N The farming methods of ants are at least sustainable Paragraph D;

Line 1 

12 O They do not ruin environments Paragraph D;

Lines 1 – 2 

13 E They do not ruin environments or use enormous amounts of energy. Paragraph D;

Lines 1 – 2 

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