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The Meaning And Power Of Smell IELTS Reading Answers

The Meaning And Power Of Smell IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The Meaning And Power Of Smell’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 14. 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 Meaning And Power Of Smell

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 viii It became apparent that smell can evoke strong emotional responses. Paragraph A;

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2 ii Odours are also essential cues in social bonding Paragraph B;

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3 vi The reason often given for the low regard in which smell is held is that, in comparison with its importance among animals, the human sense of smell is feeble and undeveloped Paragraph C;

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4 i Odours, unlike colours, for instance, cannot be named in many languages because the specific vocabulary simply doesn’t exist Paragraph D;

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5 iii Questions like these mean that interest in the psychology of smell is inevitably set to play an increasingly important role for researchers. Paragraph E;

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6 v Importantly, our commonly held feelings about smells can help distinguish us from other cultures Paragraph F;

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7 C It is only when the faculty of smell is impaired for some reason that we begin to realise the essential role the sense of smell plays in our sense of well-being Introduction

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8 A Most of the subjects would probably never have given much thought to odour as a cue for identifying family members before being involved in the test, but as the experiment revealed, even when not consciously considered, smells register. Paragraph B;

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9 C While it is true that the olfactory powers of humans are nothing like as fine as those possessed by certain animals, they are still remarkably acute. Paragraph C;

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10 D Researchers have still to decide whether smell is one sense or two – one responding to odours proper and the other registering odourless chemicals in the air Paragraph E;

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11 clothing In one well-known test, women and men were able to distinguish by smell alone clothing worn by their marriage partners from similar clothing worn by other people. Paragraph B;

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12 vocabulary Odours, unlike colours, for instance, cannot be named in many languages because the specific vocabulary simply doesn’t exist Paragraph D;

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13 chemicals Researchers have still to decide whether smell is one sense or two – one responding to odours proper and the other registering odourless chemicals in the air Paragraph E;

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14 cultures Odours are invested with cultural values: smells that are considered to be offensive in some cultures may be perfectly acceptable in others. Paragraph F;

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