Mobile Phones And Driving, The Eiffel Tower, Hazard Management – IELTS Reading Answers
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- 1 Reading Passage 1
- 2 Mobile phones and driving
- 3 Reading Passage 2
- 4 The Eiffel Tower
- 5 Reading Passage 3
- 6 Hazard Management
- 7 Answers
The Reading Module of the IELTS can be the top scoring category, with diligent practice. To achieve the best results in this section, you must understand how to approach and answer the different Question types in the Reading Module. By solving and reviewing Sample Reading Questions from past IELTS papers, you can ensure that your Reading skills are up to the mark.
In the Academic Reading practice test, “Mobile Phones And Driving, The Eiffel Tower, and Hazard Management ” there are 40 questions of various question types. We at IELTSMaterial.com would urge every IELTS aspirant to time this test as in the real exam and find the answers without looking at the key. If you have scored 40/40, then we wish you all the best. If you haven’t, then we would earnestly advise you to take one of our IELTS reading practice tests.
Here are question types in this reading test
Reading Passage 1 (Mobile Phones And Driving)
- Matching headings
- Matching features
- True or False / Not Given
Reading Passage 2 (The Eiffel Tower)
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Summary completion
- Short answer questions
Reading Passage 3 ( Hazard Management )
- Short answer questions
- Summary completion
- Flowchart completion
There are three reading passages that will help you to practice the reading test. There are also sample question and answers which you can go through in order to get a high band in IELTS examination.
Reading Passage 1
Mobile phones and driving
Reading Passage 1 has seven paragraphs A-G.
Choose the correct heading for paragraphs B-G from the list of headings below.
Write the correct number i-x in boxes 1-6.
List of Headings
i. Impact of mobile phones in hazards
ii. Texting statistics
iii. International reactions
iv. Further research required
v. Evidence from around the globe
vi. Challenges of enforcement
vii. A global agreement on penalties
viii. Contradictory data
ix. Risks of talking to passengers
x. Balancing the risks
1 Paragraph B
2 Paragraph C
3 Paragraph D
4 Paragraph E
5 Paragraph F
6 Paragraph G
Look at the following list of the statement (questions 7-11) based on ‘Mobile phones and driving’
Match the statement with the correct person or department A-E and write answers in box 7-13 on your answer sheets.
A Ministry of Transport
B Road safety groups
C Waikato University
D American radio host
E The New Zealand government
7 is currently putting together feedback from the general public.
8 proposed specific penalties for mobile phone use while driving.
9 statistically proven the higher likelihood of an accident.
10 believes any use of a phone while driving has potential risks.
11 speaking on the phone is an overrated risk.
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the reading passage?
In boxes 12-16 and in your answer sheet write
TRUE, if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE, if the statement contradicts with the information
NOT GIVEN, if there is no information on this
12 The law in Ireland regarding mobile phone use while driving is the world’s most serious.
13 According to research conducted by road safety groups, speaking on a phone makes an accident nine times more likely.
14 Reaction times in an emergency are doubled if the driver is using a mobile.
15 Eating while driving is statistically as dangerous as using a mobile.
16 More research is required to form a clearer conclusion.
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Reading Passage 2
The Eiffel Tower
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write your answers in boxes 17- 19 on your answer sheet.
17 The Eiffel Tower was
A first built in Barcelona.
B the only design considered.
C selected by one man.
D built-in time for an exposition.
18 In Paris, some people
A argued that it was too expensive.
B wrote letters against the project.
C thought it would not last in the environment.
D believed there was not enough room for the design.
19 The Eiffel Tower
A is 276 metres tall.
B has a souvenir shop on the third floor.
C has two restaurants.
D is the oldest monument in Europe.
Complete the summary using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from Reading Passage 2 for each answer.
Write your answers in the blank spaces next to 20-22 on your answer sheet.
Despite some opposition, construction of the tower was concluded by 20_______________. It was almost dismantled in the early 1900s as its
21______________ had expired, but was kept because of an
22______________ used for telegraphic transfers.
Answer the questions below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.
Write your answer in boxes 23-29 on your answer sheet.
23 Which famous person championed the construction of the Eiffel Tower?
24 On what floor of the tower can gifts be bought?
25 What is the most common way of accessing the three floors?
26 Protection from what requires the tower to be painted so often?
27 The Tower is painted using three shades of brown so that it appears what?
28 What was taller than the Eiffel Tower in 1930?
29 When are the illuminations switched on?
Reading Passage 3
Answer the questions below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your glower in questions 30 and 31 on your answer sheet.
30 The 5 stages of managing hazards are put together like what?
31 Damaged machinery and discarded resources are two examples of hazards to what?
Complete the summary using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from Reading Passage 3 for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 32-37 on your answer sheet.
To mathematical calculate risk assessment, 32_____________ stages need to be calculated. The exposure score considers the amount of time employees spend working near the hazard. The 33____________ then measures the probability of an accident, ranging from not likely to 34____________ .The results are then 35_______________ by each other, and then again by the degree of seriousness of an accident. The highest ‘effect’ score is given when more than one person is killed (this is rated as a 36___________). When calculated, a result of 200 or more is considered 37_____________ .
Complete the flowchart
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from Reading Passage 3 for each answer.
Stages of Hazard Control
|1st step is to 38_________________ if possible|
|Locate the hazard ( e.g. 39______________ it out of the way)|
|40____________ hazard by wearing protective clothing and following safety training|
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The text talks about a number of different countries (international) and how they are responding to the problem (reactions).
The paragraph refers to conclusions drawn from surveys (evidence) from around the world (the globe)
The paragraph refers to the government believing that measures will be difficult to enforce
The paragraph talks about the specific reduction in reaction speed when using a mobile phone at the time of an accident.
The paragraph talks about other activities that happen during driving but still potentially pose a risk.
|6||IVThe paragraph refers to differing opinions linked to lack of data, thus further research is required.|
‘The Ministry of Transport is still preparing a report based on public consultation’
‘In New Zealand, a proposal made by a previous Labour-led Government suggests a $50 fine and 27 demerit points’
‘Research by road safety groups suggests speaking on a phone whilst driving increases your chances of an accident, increasing to nine times more likely when texting’
‘It is a common misconception that hands-free kits are safe to use, but research conducted by Waikato University has proven that these can be equally as dangerous as handheld phones’
‘An American radio host suggested that banning cell phones whilst driving was taking it a step too far’
The text states that it is the harshest ‘on the continent’. This may mean the harshest in the world, but we are not expressly given that information.
The text states that it increases to nine times while texting, meaning that speaking must be lower than that.
‘Most people find it takes 2 and a half seconds to react in a dangerous situation but if you are on the phone you can add another 2 seconds onto that – not doubled (2.5 + 2.0)
It is phrased as a question, not research.
‘Lack of data leaves uncertain results’
‘the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 for the great Paris Exposition.’
‘…opponents to the building claimed that the design did not have sufficient stability to withstand the high winds its height would be exposed to’
‘The first level offers a souvenir kiosk, gallery, and restaurant. The second level offers telescopes, shops, and another restaurant.’
‘More than 200,000,000 people have visited the Tower since its completion in 1889,’
(NOTE: 20-year lease would be acceptable, but 20-year lease would not because of the number of words)
‘In 1909 it was almost demolished because of the expiration of its 20-year lease’
‘…but was saved due to its antennae used for telegraphy at the time’
‘the Eiffel tower was admired by many notable people (Rousseau was particularly impressed)
‘The first level offers a souvenir kiosk’
‘Although stairs are still available, lifts commonly take passengers…’
‘Every seven years, the Eiffel Tower is repainted with 50 to 60 tonnes of paint to protect its framework from rust’
|27||The same colour
‘So that the Eiffel Tower appears the same color at each level when viewing it from the ground up, the Tower is painted in three different shades of the same colour’
‘…the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest structure until New York’s Chrysler Building was completed’
The Tower lights up every evening from sunset to 1 am
|30||Hazard management plan
‘five different stages, with each step becoming a stage on the hazard management plan’
‘…the organization…can also result in lost production, broken machinery and wasted resources for the company’
‘These tables work by assigning a point value to three areas’
‘…the likelihood of this hazard causing an injury…is referred to as the chances rating.’
‘…ranging from ‘Definite’ (it happens all the time) down to ‘Unlikely’ (it hasn’t happened yet).’
‘The score is then multiplied’
‘multiple deaths (classed as ‘disaster’).’
‘a result of 200 hundred or more is classed as a high priority’
‘The first aim is to eliminate the hazard
‘the next step is to isolate the hazard, to store it out of the way’
‘minimize… through staff training in safe handling techniques and best practices, as well as the provision of personal protection equipment (PPE).’