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IELTS Reading - True, False, Not Given - Example 2
IELTS Reading – True, False, Not Given – Example 2

IELTS Reading – True, False, Not Given – Example 2

Sample Passage:

No one doubts that intelligence develops as children grow older. Yet, the concept of intelligence has proved both quite difficult to define in unambiguous terms and unexpectedly controversial in some respects. Although at one level, there seem to be almost as many definitions of intelligence as people who have tried to define it, there is broad agreement on two key features. That is, intelligence involves the capacity to not only to learn from experience but also to adapt to one’s environment. However, we cannot leave the concept there. Before turning to what is known about intelligence development, it is necessary to consider whether we consider the growth of one or many skills. That question has been tackled in rather different ways by psychometricians and by developmentally.

Questions:

1. As children grow older, Intelligence evolves. 

2.  The concept of intelligence has failed to win over the controversies regarding the definition of intelligence.. 

3. Intelligence can be defined as the capacity to learn from experience and learn to adapt to the environment. 

4. It is unnecessary to consider how many skills are involved in the evolution of intelligence. 

5. Many psychometricians have avoided giving an exact definition of intelligence. 

Answers:

1.As the children grow older; Intelligence evolves – True 

2. The concept of intelligence has failed to win over the controversies regarding the definition of intelligence- Not given

3. Intelligence can be defined as the capacity to learn from the experience and to adapt to the environment – True. 

4. It is unnecessary to consider how many skills are involved in the evolution of intelligence- False. 

5. Many psychometricians have avoided giving an exact definition of intelligence – Not Given.

Explanation of the answers:

For the first question, It is mentioned in the passage that Intelligence develops as children grow older. So, the statement is True. The word “Develop” means “Evolve,” which has been modified in the question. 

For the second question, it is not mentioned anywhere in the sample passage that the concept of intelligence has failed to win over the controversies regarding the definition of intelligence- . So, the statement is Not Given. 

For the third question, It is clearly stated that the definition of intelligence is the capacity to learn from the experience and adapt to the environment. So, the statement is True. 

For the fourth question, it is given in the passage that before jumping to conclusions, it is necessary to consider the growth of one or many skills involved in the evolution of intelligence. So, the statement is purely false. 

The fifth question is not mentioned anywhere in the passage that the psychometricians avoided giving an exact definition for intelligence. So, the statement is “Not Given.” 

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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