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Going Nowhere Fast IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Going Nowhere Fast’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 27. 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.

Going Nowhere Fast
New transport mode PRT RUF

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
14 TRUE But when it comes to getting around our cities, we depend on systems that have scarcely changed since the days of Gottlieb Daimler. Paragraph A;

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15 NOT GIVEN
16 TRUE In recent years, the pollution belched out by millions of vehicles has dominated the debate about transport. The problem has even persuaded California that home of car culture to curb traffic growth. Paragraph B;

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17 NOT GIVEN 
18 A The idea is to go to one of many stations and hop into a computer-controlled car which can whisk you to your destination along with a network of guideways. Paragraph E;

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19 A What’s more, any transport system that threatened the car’s dominance would be up against all those with a stake in maintaining the status quo, from private car owners to manufacturers and oil multinationals. Paragraph F;

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20 C a computer-controlled car which can whisk you to your destination

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Once on a road, the occupant would take over from the computer, and the RUF vehicle – the term comes from a Danish saying meaning to “go fast” – would become an electric car.

Paragraph E;

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Paragraph G;

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21 C You wouldn’t have to share your space with strangers,

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The Danish RUF system envisaged by Palle Jensen, for example, resembles PRT

Paragraph E;

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Paragraph G;

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22 B The Danish RUF system envisaged by Palle Jensen, for example, resembles PRT but with one key difference: vehicles have wheels as well as a lot allowing them to travel on a monorail, so they can drive off the rail onto a normal road. Paragraph G;

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23 B Unlike PRT, such a system could grow organically, as each network would serve a large area around it and people nearby could buy into it. Paragraph H;

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24 B Once on a road, the occupant would take over from the computer, and the RUF vehicle – the term comes from a Danish saying meaning to “go fast” – would become an electric car. Paragraph G;

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25 C This means that derailments are impossible and that the users will feel safe because it is easy to understand that when the rail is actually inside the vehicle it is absolutely stable. Paragraph J;

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26 D The RUF system can reduce the energy consumption from individual traffic. Paragraph I;

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27 G Once on a road, the occupant would take over from the computer, and the RUF vehicle – the term comes from a Danish saying meaning to “go fast” – would become an electric car. Paragraph G;

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