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Odonata IELTS Reading Answers
Odonata IELTS Reading Answers

Odonata IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Odonata’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. 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
1 C Dragonflies and damselflies get their name from the powerful serrated jaws they use to tear apart their prey. Paragraph A;

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2 B Dragonflies hold their wings out to the side while damselflies fold their wings back Paragraph B;

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3 B Damselflies’ eyes are smaller, and there is a space between them. Paragraph B;

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4 A Dragonflies are larger and stronger animals than damselflies and fly longer distances. Thus, they can be found in woods and fields away from the water. Paragraph B;

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5 C The largest odonata living today are the Hawaiian endemic dragonfly and the Central American damselfly, each of these species having a wingspan of 19 centimeters Paragraph C;

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6 A The largest dragonfly fossil ever found belongs to the now-extinct meganeura monyi, which lived 300 million years ago and had a wingspan of 75 centimeters. Paragraph C;

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7 E Dragonflies and damselflies both lay their eggs on or just below the surface of the water in a pond or stream Paragraph D;

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8 F The babies emerge from the eggs in the form of nymphs. Paragraph D;

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9 H Depending on the species, they live this way for several months or even several years. Paragraph D;

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10 B They have a special lip that they can extend far forward in order to grab their prey when it comes close. Paragraph D;

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11 I The adults do not live for more than four months, and many species live as adults for only a few weeks. Paragraph D;

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12 D They have two sets of wings that can move independently of each other. This gives them great maneuverability in the air, they can hover, make sharp turns, and fly backward. Paragraph E;

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13 A they catch their prey while flying Paragraph E;

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