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Flying Tortoises IELTS Reading Answers
Flying Tortoises IELTS Reading Answers

Flying Tortoises IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Flying Tortoises’ 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.

Flying Tortoises

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Answers 

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 v This inhospitable environment is home to the giant Galapagos tortoise Paragraph A;

Line 4 

2 iii From the 17th century onwards, pirates took a few on board for food, the arrival of whaling ships in the 1790s saw this exploitation grow exponentially. the tortoises were taken on board these ships to act as food supplies during long ocean passages. Paragraph B;

Lines 2 – 3 

3 viii In 1989, work began on a tortoise-breeding centre just outside the town of Puerto Villamil on Isabela, dedicated to protecting the island’s tortoise populations. Paragraph C;

Line 2 

4 i Captive-bred tortoises can’t be reintroduced into the wild until they’re at least five years old and weigh at least 4,5 kilograms, if people wait too long after that point, the tortoises eventually become too large to transport. Paragraph D;

Lines 2 – 3 

5 iv in November 2010, the environmentalist and Galapagos National Park liaison officer Godfrey Merlin, to work out more ambitious reintroduction, aim was to use a helicopter to move 300 of the breeding centre’s tortoises to various locations close to Sierra Negra. Paragraph E;

Lines 2 – 3 

6 vi During a period of three days, a group of volunteers from the breeding centre worked around the clock to prepare the young tortoises for transport. Paragraph F;

Line 4

7 ii one tiny tortoise came across a fully grown giant who had been lumbering around the island for around a hundred years. The two stood side by side, a powerful symbol of the regeneration of an ancient species. Paragraph G;

Lines 2 – 3

8 Pirates  From the 17th century onwards, pirates took a few on board for food Paragraph B;

Line 2

9 food From the 17th century onwards, pirates took a few on board for food Paragraph B;

Line 2

10 Oil  Sometimes, their bodies were processed into high- grade oil. Paragraph B;

Line 4

11 Settlers  This historical exploitation was then exacerbated when settlers came to the islands. Paragraph B;

Line 6

12 Alien species  They hunted the tortoises and destroyed their habitat to clear land for agriculture. They also introduced alien species Paragraph B;

Lines 7 – 8 

13 eggs They also introduced alien species – ranging from cattle, pigs, goats, rats and dogs to plants and ants – that either prey on the eggs and young tortoises or damage or destroy their habitat. Paragraph B;

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