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The Growth Of Bike – Sharing Schemes Around The World IELTS Reading Answers

The Growth Of Bike – Sharing Schemes Around The World IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Growth Of Bike-Sharing Schemes Around The World’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 26. 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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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
14 E The system, however, was prone to vandalism and theft. ‘After every weekend there would always be a couple of bikes missing,’ Molenaar says. Paragraph E;

Lines 4 – 5

15 C Nevertheless, the council unanimously rejected the plan. ‘They said that the bicycle belongs to the past. They saw a glorious future for the car,’ Paragraph C;

Lines 5 – 7

16 F ‘But financially I didn’t really benefit from it, because I never filed for a patent.’ Paragraph F;

Last line

17 C ‘I made serious calculations. It turned out that a white bicycle — per person, per kilometre — would cost the municipality only 10% of what it contributed to public transport per person per kilometre. Paragraph C;

Lines 3 – 4

18 A They believed the scheme, which was known as the Witte Fietsenplan, was an answer to the perceived threats of air pollution and consumerism. Paragraph A;

Line 3

19 B But the biggest blow came when Postbank decided to abolish the chip card, because it wasn’t profitable. ‘That chip card was pivotal to the system,’ Molenaar says. ‘To continue the project we would have needed to set up another system, but the business partner had lost interest.’ Paragraph E;

Lines 7 – 8

20 D People had become more environmentally conscious, and the Danish experiment had proved that bike-sharing was a real possibility.’ A new Witte Fietsenplan was launched in 1999 in Amsterdam. Paragraph D;

Lines 6 – 7

21 D ‘People who travel on the underground don’t carry their bikes around. But often they need additional transport to reach their final destination.’  Paragraph G;

Lines 4 – 5

22 E In Amsterdam today, 38% of all trips are made by bike and, along with Copenhagen, it is regarded as one of the two most cycle-friendly capitals in the world — but the city never got another Witte Fietsenplan. Paragraph G;

Line 1

23 activists Provo, the organisation that came up with the idea, was a group of Dutch activists who wanted to change society. Paragraph A;

Line 2

24 consumerism They believed the scheme, which was known as the Witte Fietsenplan, was an answer to the perceived threats of air pollution and consumerism. Paragraph A;

Line 3

25 leaflets They also distributed leaflets describing the dangers of cars and inviting people to use the white bikes. Paragraph A;

Line 5

26 police The police were opposed to Provo’s initiatives and almost as soon as the white bikes were distributed around the city, they removed them. Paragraph B;

Line 3

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