IELTS Academic Reading ‘Recovering a damaged reputation’ Answers
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Recovering a damaged reputation
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|Question Number||Answers||Keywords||Location of Keywords|
|27.||No||Even if the claims, largely untrue, or confined to a few individuals, the damage was done. The perceived wrongdoings of a few people had raised doubts about the many.||Paragraph A, Last 4 lines|
|28.||Yes||The response of most climate scientists was to cross their fingers and hope for the best, and they kept a low profile.||Paragraph B, First 2 lines|
|29.||No||Journalists following the story have often been unable to find spokespeople willing to defend climate science. In this case, ‘no comment’ is commonly interpreted as an admission of silent, collective guilt.||Paragraph G, Last 4 lines|
|30.||Yes||Can diminish the credibility of science as a whole.||Paragraph C, Last 3 lines|
|31.||Not Given||Not Given||Not Given|
|32.||Yes||Climate science needs professional help to rebuild its reputation.||Paragraph E, First 2 lines|
|33.||B||The first step she suggests is to ‘take the heat – leader first||Paragraph F, Line 1|
|34.||C||Climate researchers have avoided the media and the public, unable to find spokespeople willing to defend climate science.||Paragraph G, Lines 2-4|
|35.||C||Acknowledging the validity of some of their criticisms||Paragraph I, Line 4-5|
|36.||D||Gaines-Ross estimates typically takes four years for, winning back public confidence is a marathon||Paragraph J, Last 5 lines|
|37.||C||Relevant statistics had been withheld from publication.||Paragraph A, Lines 4-5|
|38.||F||It could do worse than follow the advice given by Leslie Gaines-Ross, a ‘reputation strategist’ at Public Relations (PR) company Webef Shandwick, in her recent book Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation.||Paragraph E, Lines 2 – 6|
|39.||D||Her recent book Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation.||Paragraph E, Lines 4-5|
|40.||A||Also important to engage with those critics.||Paragraph J, Line 1|
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