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Venus in Transit - IELTS Reading Answers
Venus in Transit – IELTS Reading Answers

Venus in Transit – IELTS Reading Answers

You should spend 20 minutes on questions 14-26, based on the given reading passage.

Venus in Transit

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venus in transit 4

venus in transit 5

venus in transit 6

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The answers to questions 14-26 are given below along with their explanations.

Question Number Answer Keywords Locations of Keywords
14 F based on, parallax measurements Para F, line 3
15 D thwarted by, British, besieging, observation site  Para D, lines 4-5
16 G such transits, paved the way, one of, most vital breakthroughs in the cosmos  Para G, lines 2-3
17 E measurements were dogged, ‘black drop’ effect Para E, first 2 lines
18 D Jonathan Franz Encke, determined a value for the AU  Para F, lines 2-3
19 A Entire Para B
20 B Johannes Kepler, had shown, distances, planets from the Sun governed their orbital speeds Para C, lines 2-3
21 C Guillaume Le Gentil, thwarted by, British, besieging his observation site  Para D< lines 4-5
22 FALSE Halley observed a transit, innermost planet Mercury Para B, line 3
23 FALSE Entire Para D
24 TRUE Venus begins, cross, Sun’s disc, smeared not circular  Para E, lines 2-3
25 NOT GIVEN
26 TRUE parallax angle, calculating, allow astronomers to measure, distance, Earth from the Sun Para B, lines 6-9

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