IELTS Reading Summary Completion Topic 2
|The instructions accompanying do-it-yourself products are regularly cited as a source of unnecessary expense or frustration.Few companies seem to test their instructions by having them followed by a first-time user. Often, essential information is omitted, steps in the construction process are taken for granted, and some degree of special knowledge is assumed. This is especially worrying in any fields where failure to follow correct procedures can be dangerous.
Objections to material in plain English have come mainly from the legal profession. Lawyers point to the risk of ambiguity inherent in the use of everyday language for legal or official documents, and draw attention to the need for confidence in legal formulations, which can come only from using language that has been tested in court over the course of centuries.
Questions 1 –5
Complete the summary below.
Choose No More Than Two Words from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet.
Consumers often complain that they experience a feeling of 1………… when trying to put together do-it-yourself products which have not been tested by companies on a 2………… . Institutions where not keeping to the correct procedures could affect safety issues, it is especially important that 3………… information is not left out and no assumptions are made about a stage being self-evident or the consumer having a certain amount of 4………… .Lawyers, however, have raised objections to the use of plain English. They feel that it would result in ambiguity in documents and cause people to lose faith in 5………… ,as it would mean departing from language that has been used in the courts for a very long time.
2. first-time user
4. special knowledge
5. legal formulations
Now, could you guess the reason behind the answers?
|For the first question, the answer can be found at the end of the first sentence in the first passage. The word “frustration” can be found in its original form.
For the second question, the second sentence has this answer in its original form; however, the sentence has been paraphrased. Also, first-time is an hyphenated word and hence is one word only.
For the third question, the word “essential” can be found in the first passage. However, you must note the paraphrased sentences both in the passage and the question.
For the fourth question “Special knowledge” is available in the first paragraph. However, the words “some degree” have been changed to “a certain amount of.”
For the fifth question, the answer is available in its original form in the second passage. However, the word “faith” is replaced with “confidence” in the passage.