IELTS Reading Recent Actual Test in 2018 with Answers – Topic: Tickling and Laughter, The Farmer! parade of history, John Franklin: “the discovery of the slowness”
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Tickling and Laughter
IELTS Actual Test Questions (May - August 2022)
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Reading Passage 1 has 7 paragraphs A-G
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the appropriate letter, A-G, in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.
NB you may use any letter more than once
1 Location of a brain section essential to the recognition of jokes
2 Laughter enhances immunity
3 Individual differences and the appreciation of humour
4 Parts of the brain responsible for tickling reflex
5 Neuropsychological mechanisms by which humour and laughter work
6 The connection between tickling and nerve fibres
7 Patients with emotional disorders
Look at the following researchers (listed 8-11) and findings (listed A~F).
Match each researcher with the correct finding(s).
Write your answers in boxes 8-11 on your answer sheet.
NB There are more findings than researchers.
You may choose more than one finding for any of the researchers.
A The surprise factor, combined with the anticipation of pleasure, cause laughter when tickled.
B Laughing caused by tickling is a built-in reflex even babies have.
C People also laugh when tickled by a machine if they are not aware of it.
D People have different tastes for jokes and humour.
E Jokes and funny cartoons activate the frontal lobes.
F Tickling sensations involve more than nerve fibres.
9 Christenfeld and Harris
10 Yngve Zotterman
11 Peter Derks
Complete the summary below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each blank.
Write your answers in boxes 12-14 on your answer sheet.
Researchers believe three brain components to be involved in the processing of humour and laughter. Results from one study using brain 12……………indicate that parts of the brain responsible for 13……….. movement and pleasure are involved through a sophisticated pathway. Test subjects who suffered from frontal lobes damages had greater chances of picking 14……..of jokes or did not respond to funny cartoons or jokes.
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The Farmer! parade of history
The above reading Passage has seven paragraphs A-I Which paragraph contains the following information.
Write the correct letter A-I, in boxes 15-18 on your answer sheet.
15 The innovation of offer made by the head of the company.
16 Fashion was not its strong point.
17 A romantic event on the roof of farmers.
18 Farmers were sold to a privately owned company.
19 Farmers was first founded as a____________in Auckland by Mr. Laidlaw.
20 Farmers developed fast and bought one____________then.
21 During oversea expansion, Farmers set up____________in cities such as London.
22 Farmers held a______________once a year for the well-known parrot.
23 In the opinion of Lincoln Laidlaw, Farmers are like a ______for employees, not just for themselves but for the whole country.
Use the information in the passage to match the people (listed A-C) with opinions or deeds below. Write the appropriate letters A-C in boxes 24-26 on your answer sheet.
NB you may use any letter more than once
A Lincoln Laidlaw
B Rod McDermott
C Ian Hunter
- The product became worse as the wrong aspect focused.
- An unprecedented statement made by Farmers in New Zealand.
- The character of the company was changed.
John Franklin: “the discovery of the slowness”
Reading Passage 1 has seven paragraphs A-H.
Which paragraph contains the following information? Write the correct letter A-H, in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet. NB You may use any letter more than once.
27 What was Sir John Franklin’s occupation before he went on a career in Arctic exploration?
28 A story John Franklin reacted strangely when he met bullies by other children.
29 Reason of popularity for the book The Discovery of Slowness
30 A depiction that Sten Nadolny’s biography on John Franklin is not much based on facts.
31 The particular career Sir John Franklin took after his expedition unmatched before.
32 what is the central scheme and environment conveyed by the book The Discovery of Slowness
Complete the Summary paragraph described below. In boxes 33-36 on your answer sheet, write the correct answer with one word chosen from the box below
In his personal correspondence to and in his published memoirs by Sten Nadolny, John Franklin was depicted as a man dedicated to the exploration, and the word of “slowness” was used to define his 33…….when Franklin was in his childhood, his determination to the 34………of the schoolboys was too slow for him to fall into step. And Franklin was said to be a boy dreaming finding in a place he could enjoy the 35………in the Arctic. Later in 20th, His biography of the discovery of slowness has been adopted as a 36______ as for the movement such as sustainable development, or management science, motoring policy.
|An exploration||B blandness||C personality D policy|
|E pressure||F guidebook||G management|
|H timelessness||I sports||J bully K evidence|
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write your answers in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet
37 Why does the author mention “the ice is slow in the geological arctic”, to demonstrate the idea
A of the difficulties Franklin conquered
B that Franklin had a dream since his childhood
C of fascination with the Arctic exploration
D that explorer-like Franklin should possess the quality of being patient
38 When Franklin was on board with sailors, how did he speak to his fellow sailors
A he spoke in a way mocking his followers
B he spoke a bric-a-brac language to show he languish attitude
C he spoke in the words and phrases he previously memorized
D he spoke in a rhythmical tune to save chatting time
39 His effort to overcome his slowness in marine time life had finally won the
A understanding of his personality better
B capacity for coping with boredom
C respect for him as he insisted to overcome his difficulties
D the valuable time he can use to finish a report
40 Why is the book The Discovery of Slowness sold more than a million copies
A it contains aspects of the life people would like to enjoy
B it contains the information for the flag language applied in ships
C it induces a debate about speed limits German
D it contains the technique for symposia German churches
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Tickling and Laughter Reading Answers (Section 1)
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The Farmer! parade of history Reading Answers (Section 2)
John Franklin: “the discovery of the slowness” Reading Answers (Section 3)