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Wild Foods Of Australia IELTS Reading Answers

Wild Foods Of Australia IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Wild Foods Of Australia’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. 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.

Wild Foods Of Australia

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 NO The picture is no doubt mostly incomplete. We can only speculate on the number of edible plants on which no observation was recorded. Paragraph C;

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2 NOT GIVEN
3 NO Not all our information on the subject comes from the Aborigines. Paragraph D;

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4 NO So far as is known, the Aborigines made no use of Leptospermum or Dodonaea as food plants, yet the early settlers found that one could be used as a substitute for tea and the other for hops. Paragraph D;

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5 YES There are many species from northern Australia which occur also in Southeast Asia, where they are used for food. Paragraph E;

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6 YES Tribes on the coast, and particularly those in the vicinity of coastal rainforests, had a more varied vegetable diet with a higher proportion of fruits and tubers. Some of the coastal plants, even if they had grown inland, probably would have been unavailable as food since they required prolonged washing or soaking to render them non-poisonous; many of the inland tribes could not obtain water in the quantities necessary for such treatment. Paragraph F;

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7 NOT GIVEN 
8 A The conquering Europeans displaced the Aborigines, killing many, driving others from their traditional tribal lands, and eventually settling many of the tribal remnants on government reserves, where flour and beef replaced nardoo and wallaby as staple foods. Paragraph B;

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9 D Probably some experiments had less happy endings Paragraph D;

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10 C They ground these seeds between flat stones to make a coarse flour. Paragraph F;

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11 Queensland Nut With all the hundreds of plant species used for food by the Australian Aborigines, it is perhaps surprising that only one, the Queensland nut, has entered into commercial cultivation as a food plant. Paragraph G;

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12 selection In Europe and Asia, for example, the main food plants have had the benefit of many centuries of selection and hybridisation, which has led to the production of forms vastly superior to those in the wild. Paragraph G;

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13 Native raspberry Undoubtedly, the native raspberry, for example, could, with suitable selection and breeding programs, be made to yield a high-class fruit; but Australians already enjoy good raspberries from other areas of the world Paragraph H;

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