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The Humongous Fungus IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Humongous Fungus’ 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 Humongous Fungus

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 TRUE It may be not only the largest single organism in the world but also one of the oldest. Paragraph A;

Line 7

2 NOT GIVEN
3 TRUE Using aerial photographs, she identified an area of dying trees stretching over a 5.6 kilometre area. She then collected samples from the roots of these trees. When she looked at the samples, Parks was able to confirm that many of the samples were infected by the same organism; the fungus had grown bigger than any other creature known to science. Paragraph B;

Lines 2 – 4

4 FALSE  A PhD biology student, Myron Smith, discovered it in a hardwood forest, when he and his team were trying to find the boundaries of individual fungi.

&

The next thing they did was develop new genetic tests to see if the DNA from the samples
was from a single individual fungus and not closely related individuals.

Paragraph C;

Line 2

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Line 4

5 TRUE it produces chemicals that digest carbohydrates from the tree and interfere with the tree’s ability to absorb water and nutrients, eventually leading to the death of the host organism. Paragraph D;

Line 3

6 FALSE  Even the golden mushrooms produced by the honey mushroom fungus are edible, though apparently not very tasty. Paragraph E;

Line 5

7 NOT GIVEN
8 visible Commonly known as the honey mushroom, the only visible evidence for the organism on the surface is groups of golden mushrooms that grow in forests during the autumn.

 

Paragraph A;

Last line

9 trees dying/dying trees The discovery of the organism came about when Catherine Parks, a scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Oregon, heard about trees dying from root rot in a forest east of Prairie City. Paragraph B;

Line 1

10 Root disease  The honey mushroom fungus is the cause of a root disease that kills many trees in the US and Canada. Paragraph D;

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11 Genetic tests The next thing they did was develop new genetic tests to see if the DNA from the samples
was from a single individual fungus and not closely related individuals.
Paragraph C;

Line 4

12 Underground  Although to humans the idea of an enormous organism silently growing underground seems very strange, Paragraph F;

Line 1

13 normal ‘We think that they’re in fact normal.’ Paragraph F;

Last line

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