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Language Diversity IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Language Diversity’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 14. 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.

Language Diversity

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 YES For five decades this idea prevailed, and influenced work in linguistics, psychology and cognitive science. Paragraph A;

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2 NO Since the theory of UG was proposed, linguists have identified many universal language rules. However, there are almost always exceptions. ParagraphB;

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3 YES More controversially, some linguists argue that a few languages, such as Straits Salish, spoken by indigenous people from north-western regions of North America, do not even have distinct nouns or verbs. Paragraph C;

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4 NOT GIVEN 
5 NO if Evans and Levinson are correct, language in turn shapes our brains. Paragraph E;

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6 YES every time a language becomes extinct, humanity loses an important piece of diversity Paragraph E;

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7 A He and Levinson argue that this is because any given language is a complex system shaped by many factors, including culture, genetics and history. Paragraph F;

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8 C For example, the fact that before we learn to speak we perceive the world as a place full of things causing actions (agents) and things having actions done to them (patients) Paragraph G;

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9 C indigenous Australian children have by far the highest incidence of chronic middle-ear infection of any population on the planet, and that most indigenous Australian languages lack many sounds that are common in other languages, but which are hard to hear with a middle-ear infection. Paragraph H;

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10 B Levinson and Evans are not the first to question the theory of universal grammar, but no one has summarised these ideas quite as persuasively, and given them as much reach. Paragraph I;

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11 D As a result, their arguments have generated widespread enthusiasm, particularly among those linguists who are tired of trying to squeeze their findings into the straitjacket of ‘absolute universals’. Paragraph I;

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12 B Arrernte, spoken by Indigenous Australians from the area around Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, has VC syllables but no CV syllables. Paragraph B;

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13 A Lao, spoken in Laos, have no adjectives at all. Paragraph C;

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14 D Amazonian Piraha does not have this quality. Paragraph D;

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