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Reading The Screen IELTS Reading Answers
Reading The Screen IELTS Reading Answers

Reading The Screen IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Reading The Screen’ 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.

Reading The Screen

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 C This second position is supported by most of the relevant academic work over the past 20 years. These studies argue that literacy can only be understood in its social and technical context Paragraph A;

Lines 4 – 5

2 A The decision of some car manufacturers to issue their instructions to mechanics as a video pack rather than as a handbook might be taken to spell the end of any automatic link between industrialisation and literacy. On the other hand, it is also the case that ever-increasing numbers of people make their living out of writing, which is better rewarded than ever before. Paragraph D;

Lines 1 – 2

3 B The entertainment and information industries must be drawn into a debate with the educational institutions to determine how best to blend these new technologies into the classroom. Paragraph G;

Line 2

4 D But the new media joined to the old, through the public service tradition of British broadcasting, now makes our literary tradition available to all. Paragraph I;

Last line

5 YES But the picture is not uniform and doesn’t readily demonstrate the simple distinction between literate and illiterate which had been considered adequate since the middle of the 19th century.  Paragraph B;

Last line 

6 NO While reading a certain amount of writing is as crucial as it has ever been in industrial societies, it is doubtful whether a fully extended grasp of either is as necessary as it was 30 or 40 years ago. Paragraph C;

Line 1

7 NOT GIVEN
8 YES On the other hand, it is also the case that ever-increasing numbers of people make their living out of writing, which is better rewarded than ever before. Paragraph D;

Line 2

9 YES While you may not need to read and write to watch television, you certainly need to be able to read and write in order to make programmes. Paragraph D;

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10 NO The computer has re-established a central place for the written word on the screen, which used to be entirely devoted to the image. There is even anecdotal evidence that children are mastering reading and writing in order to get on to the Internet. Paragraph E;

Lines 3 – 4

11 manuscript In Renaissance England, for example, many more people could read than could write, and within reading there was a distinction between those who could read print and those who could manage the more difficult task of reading manuscript. Paragraph A;

Line 6

12 (tabloid) newspapers you only need to compare the tabloid newspapers of today with those of 50 years ago to see a clear decrease in vocabulary and simplification of syntax. Paragraph B;

Line 1

13 shopping lists The ability to write fluent letters has been undermined by the telephone and research suggests that for many people the only use for writing, outside formal education, is the compilation of shopping lists. Paragraph C;

Last line

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