IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Example 5
Sample Reading Passage:
|Humans can live about a month without food but only a few days without water. Because 70 percent of the human body is water, weight loss in some quick diets is dramatic due to water loss. Of all the water globally, only about 2.5 percent is fresh, and two-thirds of this is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. Nobody knows how much water is underground or in permafrost. All life on earth is sustained by a fraction of one percent of the world’s water. If a five-liter jug (about 1.3 gallons) represented the world’s water, the available freshwater would not fill a teaspoon.|
Choose answers from letter A-D from questions 1-5.
1.What is the percentage of water available in the human body?
- Between 45% and 60%
2. How much fresh-water is locked up in glaciers?
3. What percentage of the Earth’s water supports life?
- Fraction of one percent
- None of the above
4. What causes dramatic weight-loss?
- Water loss in the body.
- Intake of excess electrolytes.
- Excess workout.
- A balanced diet and regular exercise.
5. How much of the world’s water is freshwater?
- 0. 3%
- None of the above
3. Fraction of one percent
4. Due to water loss in the body
5. None of the above
Explanation to the Answers:
|For the first question, the answer is in the first line, which says that the human body comprises 70% of water. So, the answer is “B. 70%”.
For the second question, the answer is in the third line: two-thirds of the earth’s water is locked up in glaciers and ice caps. So, the answer is “A. Two-third.”
For the third question, the answer is in the fifth line, which says that life on earth is sustained by a fraction of one percent of the world’s water. So, the answer is “A. Fraction of one percent.”
For the fourth question, the answer is in the second line: weight loss in some diets is dramatic due to the water loss in the body. So, the answer is ” A. Water loss in the body.”
For the fifth question, the answer is mentioned on the third line: only 2.5% of the world’s water is freshwater, but the options differ. So, the answer is “D. None of the above.”