Daily IELTS Reading Practice Test 10 from Cambridge IELTS 11 with Answers

1

TRUE

Sen 5,6 para 1

Accounts of what happened to the ship vary: while witnesses agree that …., some maintain that …, others that …. What is undisputed

Key words: some doubt, what caused …to sink

2

NOT GIVEN

Last sence, par a 1

… sank into the Solent that day, taking at least 500 men … after the battle, attempts were made to recover the ship, …failed.  There is no mention of the only ship.

 

Key words: Marry Rose, only ship, battle of 19 July 1545. 

3

TRUE

Sen 3,4 para 2

…, leaving the exposed port side to be eroded by … marine organisms (under the sea), because of … the ship sank, nearly all of (most of) the starboard half (one side) survived intact (lay undamaged) … minised further erosion. 

4

FALSE

Sen 3,4 para 4

… proved unsatisfactory … the wreck …. As yet unaware that also … beautifully preserved artefacts … 1979 … Prince Charles …whether or not to salvage the wreckt … not easy …, possible to raise the full …, 1982 when all the necessary information was available. 

 

Alexander, the wreck, valuable historic objects

 

5 C 1965

A search for … was launched.  Sen 2 para 3

… in conjunction with …, initiated a project = launched a research. 

6 B 1840

…exploration site … stopped

Sen 5 para 4

… diving on the site intermittently (stopped) until …

 

7 G 1982

The hull … should be raised

While the original aim was to raise the full if all feasible, the operation was not given the go-ahead until … 

8 A 1836

The site …was found by chance 

… found that … was caught on … which turned out to be … happened to be exploring another sunken ship nearby. 

Frame

… attached … à Noun

Line 17 part 2 last para

To a hook attached a crance (wires) = attached to hull by wires

10

Hydraulic jacks

… to prevent à Noun

Line 8 part 2 last para

… to prevent … suck into … = the problem of … sucked back … into … to be overcome by … 

11

Stubbing guides

Line 22 last para

Into + N à N

…to be placed into … to located …into …

12 

Lifting cradle 

Into + N à N

Line 20 last para

To be lowered into … = to transfer underwater into …

13 

Air bags 

Line 25 last para

N + used as a + N à N

As the protection for … = to provide additional cushioning for …

14

Ii

Undisputed answer … moal …

… remained isolated … some of which are …came from island …. Yet … landed in

17222, met a Stone Age culture … the identity of the moai buivers was in doubt …

genetic evidence – HAS DEFINITEDLY PROED THE MOAI BUILDERS WERE … 

15

IX

Diminishing food resources

Only after … arrived, did the forest DISAPPEARED, …  an extremely fragile island … too remote to be properly fertilized by windblown volcanic ash. … clear the forest, firewood, farming … did not grow back … became SCARE …NO LONGER

CONSTRUCT WOODEN CANOES … soil erosion DECREASED CROP YIELDS

…. à a worst-case scenario for … 

16

Viii

How … made … worse

Lack of ways of asserting …dominance … land had to be cleared …civil war began, … toppling the moai … none were standing

17

I

Evidence of … environment management practices

… went to heroic efforts to protect the resources of … build … stone windbreaks, garden inside the, … to keep the soil moist … pioneers of sustainable farming.

18 

Iv

A theory … local belief

The moai required few people and no wood … Recent experiements indicate that … ..

19 Vii 

Destruction outside … control

 

To be not wholly responsible for the LOSS of … extinct palm …prevent the re-seeding of the slow-growing …DOOMED forests … even without the settlers … deforestation collapsed …

 

20

vi

Two opposing views … Rapanui.

 … peaceful and ingenious moai builders …, rather than destroyers ruining … >< rather than a case of abject failure, … an unlikely story of success. 

 

21

Farming

For + N

Line 9 para B

Cut down trees for fuel (= firewood), clear the forest for … 

22 

Canoes

 

The + N

Line 10 para B

No longer able to build = could no longer construct 

23

Birds

Island’s + N

Line 10 para B

Use … as a food source = eate …

24 wood

Of + N 

Line 5 para C

Hauled over (= transport) … required (= needed) … a lot of people (a large number of people) … a lot of … (= a great number of …)

25

How the moai were transported … 

Sen 2 para E

Require few people and no wood à walked upright

26

The impact of  … on society  Sen 5,6 para F

….see no evidence … civilization collapsed when the palm forest did. … population grew rapidly and then remained more or less stable until … à populated by peaceful and ingenious moai builders …, rather than destroyers ruining /// 

27

C

A shape-matching test … 2nd para 

… claim to like such work … famous. We certainly do have an inclination (= our tendency) to follow the crowd (= to be influenced by the opinions of others)

28

D

Angelina Hawley-Dolan’s findings … 3rd para

… judged which they preferred. 

 

 … was given no captions, wwhile … labelled incorrectly – viewing a chimp’s messy brushstrokes … seeing an acclaimed artists … à to perceive the intention behind works of art. 

29

B

Robert Pepperell’s pieces 

4th para To saw anything familiar in pieces. The longer they took to answer …, the more

HIGHLY they RATED THE PIECE UNDER SCRUTINY, the GREATER their neural activity. … the HARDER to decipher mearning, the MORE REWARDING … è find it satisfying to work out …

30

A

Paitnings of Mondrian 5th para 

… deceptively simple, but meticulously composed, … simply rorating a piece radically changes. …to stay longer … flit across a piece more rapidly … less pleasurable … later rated the work …à more carefully than …

31

C

Emotions

Line 4 para 1

To play a crucial role in FEELINGS =  to have impacts on …

32

B

Complexity

7th para

Too little – too boring >< too much – perceptual overload 

Appealing pieces – abstract + representational à complexity 

33 H 

Images 

Appealing pieces = pleasing works of art – repeated motifs (= image) recurring (occur frequently) in different sales 

34

NOT GIVEN

7th para

Too little – too boring >< too much – perceptual overload 

Appealing pieces – abstract + representational

There is no motion of CONTRACTION ON PREVIOUS BELIEF

Forsythe, contradict, fractals in art 

35

YES

Sen 3,4 8th para 

… will need to thoroughly testes (= further vertification)

Mirror neurons – art appreciation – require further verification 

36 

NO

Line 7,8 9th para

While the fashions (taste in painting) …shape what is currently popular (current trend),

… may be the most likely (# NOT ENTIRELY) to linger once the trends   Taste, entirely …current trends 

37 NO

Sen 1 8th para …a taste of what is to come, however, foolish to reduce … to a set of scientific laws. 

Define the precise rules, govern reactions to …

38

YES

Sen 3 last para

We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of (should …take into consideration)

…style of a particular artist, place in history, environment of time (cultural context) Take into consideration Cultural context … artist worked 

39 

NOT GIVEN

Last sen, last para

It’s not so different to science, … constantly looking for systems and decoding meaning … view and appreciate …

There is no mention of comparison of … find (looking for) easier … than …

40 A

Scientific insights into = there are some mentions of scientists from famous universities regarding reaction to art. 

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p style=”text-align: justify;”>We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Thuc Khac Nguyen (an IELTS high scorer in Vietnam) for sharing this useful explanation for Test 2 of Cambridge IELTS 11. 

Daily IELTS Reading Practice Test 10 from Cambridge IELTS 11 with Answers
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