IELTS Reading Summary Completion Topic 3
The IELTS Reading Summary Completion question is comparatively easier than most of the 14 questions asked in the IELTS Reading test. All you have to do is point out the important section and figure out the keywords to find the answers.
The Academic passage ‘Tyes and Greens‘ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test.
Tyes and Greens
Hayles Tye seems to have got its name from a certain John Hayle who Is documented in the 1380s, although there are records pointing to the occupation of the site at a much earlier date. The name was still in use in 1500 and crops up again throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, usually in relation to the payment of taxes or tithes. At some point during the 18th century, the name is changed to Filo’a Green, though no trace of an owner called File has been found. Also in the 18th century, the original dwellings on the site disappeared. Much of this region was economically depressed during this period and the land and its dwellings may simply have been abandoned. Several farms were abandoned in the neighbouring village of Alphamstone, and the population dwindled so much that there was no money to support the fabric of the village church, which became very dilapidated. However, another possibility is that the buildings at File’s Green burnt down, fires being not infrequent at this time.
Complete the text below. Use No More Than Three Words from the passage to fill each blank space.
Write your answers in the blank spaces next to 1-5 on your answer sheet
1380s- John Hayle, who is 1__________, apparently gave his name to Hayles Tye. In 1500s- the name of Hayles Tye was still 2_______, 3_____again in the following two centuries in relation to taxes. In the 18th century- Hayles Tye was renamed__________4______ the original dwellings may either have dissappeared, or were _____5_________Charles Townsend.
Now, could you guess the reason behind the answers? In this section, you just have to follow the dates. However, you still need to be careful.
|For the first question, the answer is in the first sentence. It means the name is found in books or documents of the time. However, in the question, the sentence has been paraphrased. In the passage, it says “Hayles Tye seems to have got its name from a certain John Hayle.” And, in the question, the form is changed.
For the second question, the answer is in the second sentence where the passage clearly states that “the name was still in use in 1500 and crops up again throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.”
For the third question, the answer is in the second sentence. Note the different tenses and the verb forms here. You can change the present simple crops up into the gerund and you can use the simple past tense. They all fit the grammar of the text In the exercise.
For the fourth question, the answer is in the third sentence. Note the paraphrasing of the sentence. In the passage, it has been written that “the name is changed to” and in the question, you will find the word “renamed.”
For the fifth question, the answers are at the end of paragraph. While the word “abandoned” is available in the original form, the word “burnt down” can fit here as well. Both answers are correct.