Two Wings and a Toolkit Reading Answers
The Academic passage ‘Two Wings and a Toolkit’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Ideally, you should not spend more than 20 minutes on a passage.
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Two Wings and a Toolkit
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 14-26, which are based on the Reading Passage below.
Find the reading passage with the questions in the Two Wings and a Toolkit PDF here.
The answers to questions 14-26 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|14||Crochet hook||wild crows’ cleverest tools, crochet hook, detaching, side twig from a larger one, leaving enough, larger twig, shape into, hook||Para 2, first 2 lines|
|15||leaflets/leaves||tool crafted, barbed vine-leaf, consists of a central rib, paired leaflets, rose-like thorn, base||Para 2, lines 2-3|
|16||thorn||strip out a piece, rib, removing, leaflets, all but one thorn, ready-made hook, prise out insects, awkward cracks||Para 2, last 2 lines|
|17||(tapered) steps||also make, ingenious tool, padanus probe, padanus tree leaves, tapered shape, crow nipping and tearing, progression, three or four steps||Para 3, first 3 lines|
|18||TRUE||makes this tool special, manufacture it, standard design||Para 3, lines 4-5|
|19||TRUE||Although, rare, catch a crow, clipping out a padanus probe, ample proof, workmanship||Para 3, lines 5-6|
|20||FALSE||The remarkable thing, crows consistently produce, same design, no in-between, trial versions||Para 3, lines 7-9|
|21||TRUE||left the researchers wondering, envisage the tool before they start, perform the actions, know, needed to make it||Para 3, lines 9-10|
|23||FALSE||it’s highly unlikely, toolmaking skills, hardwired, brain||Para 3, lines 12-13|
|24||C||biologists, noticed, padanus probes, cut, left side of the leaf, birds clip them, right side, beaks, crow’s equivalent, right- handedness||Para 7, lines 4-6|
|25||D||left side, crow’s brain, specialised, handle, sequential processing||Para 7, line 7|
|26||G||they had to change their behaviour instead||Para 8, lines 6-7|
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