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Beneath The Canopy IELTS Reading Answers
Beneath The Canopy IELTS Reading Answers

Beneath The Canopy IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Beneath The Canopy’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 16 – 26. 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.

Beneath The Canopy

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
16 E Storehouse means a large supply of something which can also mean wealth.

Flora refers to all plant life and fauna refers to all animal life. So the answer is “wealth of plants and animals”

Paragraph 3;

Line 1

17 A Mired means involve someone or something in (a difficult situation).Debt is an amount of money borrowed by one party from another.  “Mired in debt” could mean “difficult financial situation”. So the answer is “ with many trees but few financial resources” Paragraph 5;

Line 2

18 C Exploitation is the act of selfishly taking advantage of someone or a group of people in order to profit from them. It can also mean “use”. Natural world includes plants and wildlife. So the answer is “large-scale use of plant and wildlife” Paragraph 6;

Last line 

19 D Bioprospecting means the search for plant and animal species from which medicinal drugs, biochemicals, and other commercially valuable material can be obtained which also means analysis. Benefit can also mean profit.  So the answer is “profit from an analysis of the plant and animal life” Paragraph 8;

Line 1

20 F Biodiversity refers to all the variety of life that can be found on Earth (plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms) as well as to the communities that they form and the habitats in which they live which also means natural wealth. So the answer is “loss of natural wealth” Paragraph 12; Last line 
21 3 The drug aspirin, now synthesised, was originally found in the bark of a rainforest tree. Two of the most potent anti- cancer drugs derive from the rosy periwinkle discovered in the 1950s in the tropical rainforests of Madagascar. Paragraph 4;

Lines 3 – 4

22 time (and) money Cataloguing species and analysing newly-found substances takes time and money, both of which are in short supply.

 

Paragraph 5;

Last line 

23 pharmaceutical companies Pharmaceutical companies make huge profits from the sale of drugs Paragraph 8;

Lines 1 – 2

24 c Commercial development is responsible for the loss of about 17 million hectares of virgin rainforest each year – a figure approximating 1% of what remains of the world’s rainforests. Paragraph 2;

Line 2

25 d Fires lit to clear land for further logging and for housing and agricultural development played havoc in the late 1990s in the forests of Borneo. Paragraph 10;

Line 2

26 a Contact with the modern world inevitably brings with it exploitation, loss of traditional culture, and, in an alarming number of instances, complete obliteration. Paragraph 11;

Last line

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