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Irish Potato Famine IELTS Reading Answers
Irish Potato Famine IELTS Reading Answers

Irish Potato Famine IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Irish Potato Famine’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 16-28. 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.

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Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
16 F policy of nonintervention, compassion toward the Irish, move to repeal the Corn Laws, should be left to Providence, dangerous to let the Irish become dependent, soup kitchens and 1 workhouses The whole of Paragraph F
17 D British tenure system, expensive rents and taxes,five-acre plots for the people to live and farm, plots were continuously subdivided, families were forced to move to less fertile land The whole of Paragraph D
18 B arrived on a Spanish ship, botanical family of a poisonous breed, Marie Antoinette wore potato blossoms in her hair Paragraph B;

Lines 1 – 5 

19 E The Penal Laws,, Irish peasants were denied basic human rights,500,000 Irish tenants were evicted by their landlords,put in jail for overdue rent The whole of Paragraph E
20 C potato as its primary staple, Families stored potatoes for the winter, fed potatoes to their livestock, potato blight of 1845 devastated the Irish, families were dying from famine The whole of Paragraph C
21 I Europeans believed, potatoes, a botanical family of a poisonous breed. Paragraph B;

Lines 2 – 4 

22 K By the late 1700s, the dietary value of the potato had been discovered, and the monarchs of Europe ordered the vegetable to be widely planted. Paragraph B;

Lines 5 – 7 

23 C potato, primary staple. potato farmer, consume more than six pounds of potatoes a day, families stored potatoes for the winter, fed potatoes to their livestock, dependency, unexpected potato blight of 1845 devastated the Irish Paragraph C;

First 5 lines

24 E manage to grow, oats, wheat, barley, relied on earnings, exported crops, to keep their rented homes Paragraph C;

Lines 10 – 11

25 G British tenure system, expensive rents and taxes,five-acre plots for the people to live and farm, plots were continuously subdivided, families were forced to move to less fertile land The whole of paragraph D;
26 A were put in jail for overdue rent. Paragraph E;

Last line 

27 H Robert Peel ,showed compassion toward the Irish, move to repeal the Corn Laws, Peel quickly lost the support of the British people, was forced to resign. Paragraph F;

Lines 2 – 6 

28 F soup kitchens, 1 workhouses; poorly run institutions, facilitated the spread of disease, tore apart families, offered inadequate food supplies  Paragraph F;

Lines 10 – 13

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