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IELTS Reading Table Completion Example 6
IELTS Reading Table Completion Example 6

IELTS Reading Table Completion Example 6

Olld-fashioned headphones have been replaced with smaller ones that fit neatly into the ear, instead of over them, which intensifies the sound. In addition to that, digital music does not distort and keeps its crystal clear sound, even on loud settings, which encourages children to crank up the volume. Combine that with the fact that many children will spend hours listening to their iPods, and you have the recipe for hearing loss. Put into further perspective, most MP3 players can reach levels of 120 decibels, which is louder than a chainsaw or lawnmower. When you consider 85 decibels is the maximum safe decibel level set by hearing experts over the course of a working day, and that children will listen to music at higher decibel levels than that for long periods of time, a hearing will invariably suffer.

Question 1-5

Complete the table below

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage for each answer.

How MP3 players can threaten the health

MP3 player features Harmful results Effects
Problem A New 1….. fit inside ears creates intense sound damage to hair cells & loss of hearing
Problem B 2……. is distortion-free with clear quality sound invites children to increase

3…….

Problem C capable of producing sound at 4…….. as loud as a lawnmower or chainsaw – over recommended safe 5…….

Answers

  1. Headphones
  2. Digital music
  3. The volume
  4. 120 decibels
  5. (decibel) level

Explanation

For the first question, the answer can be found in the first sentence itself. However, you must note the paraphrasing; “For instance, old-fashioned headphones have been replaced with smaller ones that fit neatly into the ear”

For the second question, the answer is in the third line of the passage; “In addition to that, digital music does not distort and keeps its crystal clear sound”

The third answer can be found in the fourth line of the passage; “even on loud settings, which encourages children to crank up the volume”

The fourth answer can be seen in the sixth line of the passage; “most MP3 players can reach levels of 120 decibels”

For the fifth question, the answer is in the ninth line of the passage; “When you consider 85 decibels is the maximum safe decibel level set by hearing experts”

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