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Tracking Hurricanes IELTS Reading Answers
Tracking Hurricanes IELTS Reading Answers

Tracking Hurricanes IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Tracking Hurricanes ’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 15. 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.

Tracking  Hurricanes

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 GPS-dropwindsondes improved the success rate, forecasting of where hurricanes are likely to hit land,  increase in accuracy, use of instruments called GPS-dropwindsondes, Paragraph A;Lines 1 – 4 
2 (weather) balloons Hurricanes, out of reach of balloons, gathering information, more difficult. Paragraph A;

Lines 7 – 8

3 (the custom of) naming hurricanes began in the (early) 1950s Refer footnote 1 footnote 1 & Paragraph B; 

Lines 3 – 5 

4 Camille Camillle, category 5 hurricane, refer footnote 2  Footnote 2 & 

Paragraph C;

Lines 2 – 4

5 Hurricanes Hurricanes occur in cycles, every few decades, last intense period in the U.S., from 1940 to 1969. Paragraph C;

Lines 1 – 2 

6 heat (of water) / warm water hurricanes derive their energy from the heat of warm water Paragraph C;

Lines 9 – 10

7 (the) Atlantic Conveyor phenomenon called the Atlantic Conveyor, name given to the gigantic current of water, along the Atlantic ocean floor to Antarctica, absorbing heat as it crosses the equator. Paragraph C;

Lines 5 – 9

8 previously used sensors GPS-dropwindsonde,Small sensing devices, far more revealing than previously used sensors, able to stay aloft for longer periods  Paragraph D;

Lines 1 – 4 

9 data analysts Data analysts, discovered, greater variability in the winds at sea level, than previously believed Paragraph E;

Lines 2 – 3 

10 (a) computer (simulation) / hurricane researchers surprising result, recent computer simulation, destruction, downtown New York. Hurricane researchers, believe that the city is more likely than Miami, suffer, a direct hit, in the near future. Paragraph F;

Lines 1 – 3 

11 (a) storm surge wall of water, called a storm surge, pushed ashore by hurricane winds Paragraph F;

Lines 4 – 5

12 D sonde, global positioning satellite receiver, GPS signals,  used to calculate, direction ,speed of the wind, ,data on temperature, humidity, barometric pressure  Paragraph D;

Lines 4 – 7 

13 D Use elimination method.  Paragraph B;

Lines 3 – 5 

From lines 3 -5 in paragraph B, it is clear that  options A, B, C are not true, D is the right answer

14 B ‘Camille’, a Category 5 hurricane , killed 256 people, struck the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in 1969 with winds over 320 km/h. Paragraph C;

Lines 2 -4 

15 A Use elimination method Option B does not fit in because computer simulations are used to predict storm surges and the latter is not in control of the former. 

Option C is untrue because some computer predictions have helped in forecasting hurricanes.

Option D is untrue because hurricanes occur in many parts of the world.

So option A is the answer.

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