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The Brain And Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers
The Brain And Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

The Brain And Intelligence IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Brain And Intelligence’ 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.

The Brain And Intelligence

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 C For many years researchers have believed that intelligence is a quality which is spread throughout the whole human brain. Paragraph B;

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2 B This was the quality that allows some people to be very good at a whole variety of things – music, mathematics, practical problem solving and so on – while others are not. Paragraph D;

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3 D The skills of verbal and mathematical analysis measured by these tests can tell us very little about the skills of social interaction and people handling which are equally essential for success and are, therefore, equally valid qualities of intelligence. Paragraph E;

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4 A By using advanced scanning equipment, however, researchers led by John Duncan of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge now think that it is much more localised and at the front of the brain in particular. Paragraph B;

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5 E Human intelligence is an elusive quality. Paragraph A;

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6 D Rather more likely is the idea that so-called intelligence tests can have little to do with many practical manifestations of intelligence. Paragraph E;

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7 C As Benjamin Martin points out, this may be what happens in reality when following physical damage to one area of the brain, knowledge and ability appear able to relocate. Paragraph F;

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8 D Yale psychologist Robert Sternberg points out that many people who are clearly intelligent, such as leading politicians and lawyers, do very badly in intelligence tests. Paragraph E;

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9 Variety of things This was the quality that allows some people to be very good at a whole variety of things Paragraph D;

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10 contentious Yale psychologist Robert Sternberg points out that many people who are clearly intelligent, such as leading politicians and lawyers, do very badly in intelligence tests. Conversely, one might argue, there are plenty of academics who are good at intelligence tests but who cannot even tie their own shoelaces. Paragraph E;

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11 conventional It was a contentious idea even at the time but still, no-one has come up with a better definition. Paragraph D;

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12 People handling ability/social interaction The skills of verbal and mathematical analysis measured by these tests can tell us very little about the skills of social interaction and people handling which are equally essential for success and are, therefore, equally valid qualities of intelligence. Paragraph E;

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13 it is located The fact that we know a computer’s “intelligence” is produced by a computer chip and that we can say where this chip is, does not tell us anything about the computer’s intelligence or ability. We could easily move the location of the chip and this would not change the computer’s “intelligence” Paragraph F;

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