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The Dams That Changed Australia IELTS Reading Answers
The Dams That Changed Australia IELTS Reading Answers

The Dams That Changed Australia IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Dams That Changed Australia’ 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.

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1 vii Inland Australia has had a problem with drought from the time of white settlement in 1788 until today, and this is why the Snowy Mountains Scheme was conceived and founded. SECTION ONE;

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2 ix One important change was the recruitment of people from outside Australia to work on the scheme. SECTION TWO;

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3 viii Many new arrivals spoke only limited English, and were offered English classes after work. SECTION THREE;

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4 ii The men worked long and hard, and many saved their money with a view to settling in Australia or returning home. SECTION FOUR;

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5 v The Snowy Mountains Scheme is the only hydro-electric scheme in the world to be totally financed from the sale of its electricity. SECTION FIVE;

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6 inland The scheme set out to harness water for electricity and to divert it back to the dry inland areas for irrigation. SECTION ONE;

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7 deadlocked Arguments between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia led to a deadlocked Premiers’ Conference in 1947. SECTION ONE;

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8 1949 In 1949, while the world was still recovering from the effects of World War II (1939 to 1945), the Australian government needed immense numbers of people to work on the Snowy. SECTION TWO;

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9 60,000 It sought labour from overseas, and 60,000 of the 100,000 people who worked on the scheme came from outside the country. SECTION TWO;

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10 1973 To do this, thousands of kilometres of tunnels had to be drilled through the mountains, and sixteen major dams and seven hydro-electric power stations built over a period of nineteen years. The first of these was Guthega Power Station, which was commissioned in 1954. and the last one to be finished was Tumut III. SECTION ONE;

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11 Sign language In fact, a great deal of communication underground was by sign language, especially when the conditions were noisy. SECTION THREE;

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12 hardships At a reunion in 1999 many were happy to remember the hardships of those days, SECTION FOUR;

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13 Engineering feat As well as being a great engineering feat, the scheme is a monument to people from around the world who dared to change their lives. SECTION FIVE;

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