The World Is Our Oyster, An Aviation Wonder And Its Creator, Nature’s Most Violent Wind Reading Answers
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The IELTS Reading passage, The World Is Our Oyster, along with the other two Academic passages – An Aviation Wonder And Its Creator and Nature’s Most Violent Wind make this a complete Reading practice test.
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Reading Passage 1 (The World Is Our Oyster)
- Matching features
- Yes/No or Not Given
- Note completion
Reading Passage 2 ( An Aviation Wonder And Its Creator)
- Flowchart completion
- Matching features
- Matching information
Reading Passage 3 ( Nature’s Most Violent Wind )
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Diagram completion
- Table completion
Reading Passage 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-11, which are based on the Reading Passage below.
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The World is Our Oyster
Match each statement with the correct person.Write the correct answer A-D in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
1 Opportunities to fund expenses through casual work increase the volume of visitors to a particular destination.
2 Attitude to the tourism industry of the local people has had a positive impact on visitor numbers.
3 Diverse attractions mean a destination is able to appeal to a wider range of people.
4 Motivations for different approaches to travel by different generations.
List of People
A Simon Hartwell
B Brian Johnson
C Thomas Cooper
D Rebecca Thompson
Do the following statements agree with the views given in Reading Passage 1? In boxes 5-8 on your answer sheet write
YES, if the statement agrees with the views given
NO, if the statement contradicts the views given
NOT GIVEN, if it is impossible to say
5 Interaction with others is generally more difficult when travelling alone than in normal life situations.
6 Travelling by plane to other domestic destinations in Australia is cheaper than other forms of transport.
7 Train travel in Vietnam can be too time-consuming for short visits.
8 Experienced backpackers rarely travel to destinations such as Australia.
Complete the notes below.Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in the blank spaces next to 9-11 on your answer sheet.
9 Vietnam – tourism industry growing as is its __________________.
10 Thailand – certain _______________ are advisable – e.g. wash fruit.
11 Australia – Great Barrier Reef can be described as a _________________.
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Reading Passage 2
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 12-25, which are based on the Reading Passage below.
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An Aviation Wonder And it’s Creator
Complete the flowchart below.Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in the blank spaces next to 12 and 17 on your answer sheet.
According to the information in the passage, classify the following information as relating to:
A the Supermarine SB
B the Spitfire
C neither the Supermarine SB or the Spitfire
D both the Supermarine SB and the Spitfire
18 Its development was commissioned by the Air Ministry.
19 Mitchell was awarded the CBE due to its development.
20 It was innovative for its time.
Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs A-G. Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 21-25 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
21 where the Royal Air Force showed faith in Mitchell’s engineering capability without complete evidence?
22 where Mitchell’s involvement influenced a business purchase?
23 how Mitchell has been honoured since his death>
24 details of specific differences between spitfire models
25 details of what differentiated the Spitfire from other alternatives
Reading Passage 3
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 26-40, which are based on the Reading Passage below.
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Nature’s Most Violent Wind
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D. Write your answer in the blank spaces next to 26-30 on your answer sheet.
26 Hurricanes are described as
A more hostile than tornados and occurring in the sea.
B occurring on land and less harmful than tornados.
C less damaging than tornados and occurring in marine environments.
D only occurring in certain oceans with a fiercer effect than a tornado.
27 Tornados in the USA
A occur only in spring and summer.
B continually travel from southwest to northeast.
C are less prevalent in winter.
D are experienced exclusively by the southern and northern states.
28 Tornados are common in the USA because
A the Rocky Mountains inhibit cold air from the north and warm air from the south making contact.
B because warm, humid air which builds up meets cooler air without interference.
C of the high incidence of thunderstorms which are experienced in the central USA.
D warm air from the tropics allows optimum conditions to develop.
29 Tornados may be very light in colour if
A the observer stands with their back to the sun.
B they occur at night.
C they occur in the Great Plains of the USA.
D they pick up substantial dirt on their journey.
30 Tornados in Bangladesh
A are of greater intensity than in the USA.
B can now be effectively predicted,
C occur mainly in urban areas.
D cause extensive damage due to sociological factors.
Label the diagram below. Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer
Write your answers next to 31-35 on your answer sheet
Complete the table below.Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in the blank spaces next to 36-40 on your answer sheet.
|make up 36____________ of tornados in the USA
|make up about 37____________ of tornados in the USA
|make up the smallest minority of tornados in the USA
|less than 177kms/hr
|between 177 and 330 kms/hr
|more than 830 kms/hr
|can last for 38______________
|cause less than 5% of tornado related deaths
|cause just over 39______________ of tornado related deaths
|The most violent example in the USA was the 40</span_______________.
The World Is Our Oyster Reading Answers (Passage 1)
Paragraph C: ‘Cooper attributes this high level of interest to the possibilities of legal working holiday visas for many nationalities and consequent short-term work opportunities making extended travel financially feasible’
Paragraph D: ‘Brian Johnson, who is currently employed by the British Consulate in Bangkok, believes that the welcoming nature and level of English spoken by Thais involved in the tourism industry has also impacted positively on the destination’s overseas image՛
Paragraph C: ‘Rebecca Thompson, who has just returned from a twelve-month overseas trip, says that the cosmopolitan and modern nature of Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne contrasted with the rugged outback appeal of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, or the marine paradise of the Great Barrier Reef offer sufficient variation to attract a wide base of visitors.
Paragraph G: The youth of today are undoubtedly becoming more adventurous, which Hartwell ascribes to higher disposable income in the developed world than were available to previous generations and also the fact that we can more easily familiarise ourselves with the unknown via the internet and other communication methods’
Paragraph B: ‘Alan Park, who has travelled extensively through Europe, Australasia and several other parts of the globe, says most accommodation establishments aimed at the backpacker market are designed with communal kitchens, dormitories and entertainment areas which lend themselves to allowing residents to socialize with ease and quickly breakdown barriers with strangers that may usually exist in day to day life.’
Paragraph C: ‘Brad Connor advises that it is also possible to obtain bargain deals on internal flights within this massive island when purchasing an international ticket, highly recommended’ NO MENTION IS MADE OF WHETHER IT IS CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSPORT.
Paragraph E: ‘…bus and rail networks allow visitors to travel from centre to centre relatively inexpensively, though he does not recommend these forms of transport to visitors on a short time-frame as the pace is unhurried’
Paragraph G: ‘Many travellers, particularly experienced backpackers, are keen to experience more obscure destinations well off the well-trodden backpacker trail.’ DOES NOT ACTUALLY SAY THAT THEY DO NOT CO TO AUSTRALIA.
Paragraph E: Vietnam, alongside its rapidly developing economy, has also over recent years established a solid tourism industry’.
Paragraph D: ‘…precautions such as drinking bottled water and washing of fruit and vegetables should be practised
Paragraph C: ‘…cosmopolitan and modern nature of Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne contrasted with the rugged outback appeal of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, or the marine paradise of the Great Barrier Reef’
Paragraph C: ‘The first predecessor of the Spitfire in the fighter plane category to gain him national acclaim was the Supermarine S.B’
An Aviation Wonder And Its Creator Reading Answers (Passage 2)
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Paragraph E: ‘The first type, the 224, was to prove unsuccessful and it was eventually rejected by the Royal Air Force due to unsatisfactory performance’
Paragraph E: ‘private sponsorship enabled research, development and modifications which led to the creation of Type 300’
Paragraph E: ‘The British Royal Air Force ordered 310 models … In 1938, the aircraft was first put into official service’
|20,351 Spitfires (17 types).
Paragraph E: ‘In total 20,351 spitfires of different versions were produced making it the most produced British aircraft of the Second World War.’
Paragraph F: ‘Spitfires were used continually by the Royal Air Force, later purely as surveillance planes (to monitor activity overhead though carrying no armament), until 1954’.
In Paragraphs D and E, the Air Ministry sponsored the development of an aircraft after the Supermarine SB and before the Spitfire. They sponsored the 224, which was unsuccessful so the Spitfire was developed but with private sponsorship.
Paragraphs C and D: ‘…their aircraft achieving a new world speed record of 606 km/h; within days the Supermarine S.B. went on to break its own newly achieved record when on the 29th of the same month it became the first aircraft ever to achieve speeds of over 400 miles per hour (640 kilometres) when it reached 407.5 mph (640 kilometres per hour). …Reginald Joseph Mitchell was awarded a CBE In 1932 for his contributions to high-speed flight.’
Paragraphs C and E. The Supermarine SB: ‘…it became the first aircraft ever to achieve speeds of over 400 miles per hour1. The Spitfire: the Spitfire was considered revolutionary’
‘prior to completion of all stages of its official trials, convinced by its potential, The British Royal Air Force ordered 310 models.’
‘and his capabilities and contributions were deemed so significant Vickers- Armstrong made his continual employment for a five year period a condition of the purchase of the company.’
‘A combined theatre and education centre “The Mitchell Memorial Theatre’ bears his name; and the city museum, at the entrance of which stands a bronze statue of Mitchell, displays an authentic and complete Spitfire as part of its collection. In addition, a local high school is named after him; as is a major roadway…’
‘24 models of spitfire were designed along with many sub-variants containing different engine types and possessing different wing configurations’
‘With Its smooth lines, load-bearing metal shell, and a heavy eight-machine gun armament, the Spitfire was considered revolutionary’
Nature’s Most Violent Wind Reading Answers (Passage 3)
Paragraph A: ‘In that, the former develops in warm, tropical oceans whereas tornados develop on land and are more aggressive and potentially destructive’
Paragraph B: ‘Several factors cause the U.S.A. to experience a high incidence of tornado formation. While the continent reaches from arctic areas in the north to a tropical climate in the south there is no barrier protection from significant mountain ranges in the east or west; however, the Rocky Mountains in the middle latitudes of the country obstruct atmospheric flow and moisture. In addition, drier air from the southwest deserts and low-level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico meet in the area, many collisions of warm and cool air occur and optimum conditions for tornado formation are created.’
Paragraph D: ‘When viewing a tornado with the sun behind it, it will appear to be dark in colour; however, when viewed without the sun in the background, the same tornado appears to be grey or white.’
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