The True Cost of Food Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘The True Cost of Food’ 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.

The True Cost of Food

The True Cost of Food 1

The True Cost of Food 2

The True Cost of Food 3

The True Cost of Food 4

The True Cost of Food 5

Answers

The answers to the questions above are given with their explanations:

Question Number Answer Keywords Location of keywords
14 E £23m for the removal, cryptosporidium, drinking water Paragraph E; lines 2-3
15 B Mechanisation, chemical fertilisers, monocultures Paragraph B; lines 1-2
16 C externalities Paragraph C; line 3
17 B Growth of algae in lakes Paragraph B; last line
18 YES Best-loved farmland birds, vanished, countryside Paragraph B; lines 4-5
19 NOT GIVEN
20 NO The costs, not even appear, financial Paragraph C; line 4
21 YES £169m from food poisoning Paragraph E; line 5
22 Food bills/costs our food bills, threefold Paragraph E; lines 6-7
23 (modern) intensive farming Breaking away from industrial agriculture, damage of intensive farming Paragraph F; lines 1-3
24 Organic farming organic farming, too big a jump, thinking, practices Paragraph G; line 2
25 Greener Food Standard immediate introduction, ‘Greener Food Standard’ Paragraph G; line 4
26 Farmers and consumers shifting consumers, farmers, sustainable system of agriculture Paragraph G; last 2 lines

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