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Geoff Brash IELTS Reading Answers
Geoff Brash IELTS Reading Answers

Geoff Brash IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Geoff Brash’ 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.

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1 TRUE His father, Alfred, ran the Brash retail music business that had been founded in 1862 by his grandfather, the German immigrant Marcus Brasch, specialising in pianos Paragraph A;

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2 FALSE He worked for a time at Myer department stores before joining the family business in 1949 Paragraph B;

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3 TRUE After initially complaining of his extravagance, his father grew to accept the change and gave his son increasing responsibility in the business. Paragraph B;

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4 TRUE After World War II (1939-1945), Brash’s had begun to focus on white goods, such as washing machines and refrigerators, as the consumer boom took hold Paragraph C;

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5 NOT GIVEN 
6 (a) share scheme Alfred Brash had also been a pioneer in introducing a share scheme for his staff, Paragraph D;

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7 Roland/ Roland group/ the Roland group He developed a relationship with Taro Kakehashi, the founder of Japan’s Roland group Paragraph E;

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8 (a) trade fair In 1965, Brash and his wife attended a trade fair in Guangzhou, the first of its kind in China; they were one of the first Western business people allowed into the country following Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. Paragraph F;

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9 jazz Brash also took leading jazz musicians Don Burrows and James Morrison to China, Paragraph F;

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10 1998 The company was sold to Singaporean interests and continued to trade until 1998, when it again went into administration. Paragraph G;

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11 education This was a not-for-profit organisation overseeing and promoting multimedia music making and education for teachers and students Paragraph H;

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12 technology The Soundhouse offers teachers and young people the opportunity to get exposure to the latest music technology Paragraph H;

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13 branches The organisation has now also established branches in New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland, as well as numerous sites around Australia. Paragraph H;

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