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Highs and Lows - IELTS Reading Answers
Highs and Lows – IELTS Reading Answers

Highs and Lows – IELTS Reading Answers

You should spend around 20 minutes to answer questions 1-15 given in the reading passage below.

Highs and Lows

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The answers to questions 1-15 are given below along with their explanations.

Question Number Answer Keywords Locations of Keywords
1 A colder water, divers worse, simple arithmetic, mental tasks, performance was impaired, put into, cold water Para 3, lines 3-5
2 B amount of melatonin falls, exposure to daylight, important part, seasonal behaviour, certain animals, food consumption of stags Para 4, lines 7-10
3 B generally believed, tempers grow shorter, hot, muggy weather Para 2, first line
4 NOT GIVEN
5 TRUE High levels of serotonin, certain areas of the nervous system, people, more aggressive. Para 6, lines 5-6
6 FALSE Sceptics, longer exposure to sunshine, better mood, associate, happy feelings, holidays, freedom from responsibility Para 5, lines 6-7
7 TRUE This condition, SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder Para 1, lines 5-6
8 TRUE The amount of melatonin falls, greater exposure, daylight. Para 4, line 8
9 NOT GIVEN
10 B study in Belgium, telephone counselling service, more telephone calls, people with suicidal feelings, rains Para 5, last 3 lines
11 D High levels of serotonin, make people more active, reactive, aggressive Para 6, lines 5-6
12 E studies showing, people become less sceptical, more optimistic, weather is sunny Para 4, first 2 lines
13 B generally believed, tempers grow shorter, hot, muggy weather, no doubt, ‘crimes against the person’ rise, summer, fall, winter  Para 2, first 3 lines
14 A hamsters put on more weight, nights, shorter, melatonin levels are falling Para 5, first 2 lines
15 F It seems that time cues, changing lengths, day and night, changes in animals’ behaviour  Para 5, lines 3-4

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