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IELTS Reading Yes, No, Not Given Example 5
IELTS Reading Yes, No, Not Given Example 5

IELTS Reading Yes, No, Not Given Example 5

Sample Reading Passage:

The concept of indoor farming is not new since hothouse production of tomatoes and other produce has been in vogue for some time. What is new is the urgent need to scale up this technology to accommodate another three billion people. Many believe an entirely new approach to indoor farming is needed, employing cutting-edge technologies. One such proposal is for the “Vertical Farm”. These are multi-story buildings in which food crops are grown in environmentally controlled conditions. Situated in the heart of urban centres, they would drastically reduce the amount of transportation required to bring food to consumers. Vertical farms would need to be efficient, cheap to construct, and safe to operate. If successfully implemented, proponents claim, vertical farms offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of safe and varied food supply (through year-round production of all crops), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming.

Questions:     

1. Vertical farm technology will accommodate the production for another three billion people – No. 

2. Vertical farming is proposed by people as a part of a new approach to indoor farming.

3.Vertical farming technologies face economic challenges with large start-up costs compared to traditional farms. 

4. Vertical farming would reduce the use of transportation required to carry food items to the consumers. 

5. With the implementation of vertical farms, there will be a reliable production of safe and varied food supplies. 

Answers:

1.Vertical farm technology will accommodate the production for another three billion people – No. 

2. Vertical farming is proposed by people as a part of a new approach to indoor farming – Yes. 

3.Vertical farming technologies face economic challenges with large start-up costs compared to traditional farms – Not Given 

4. Vertical farming would reduce the use of transportation required to carry food items to the consumers – Yes. 

5. With the implementation of vertical farms, there will be a reliable production of safe and varied food supply – Yes. 

Explanation of the answers:

For the first question, it is given in the passage that there’s an urgent need to scale up the indoor farming technology to accommodate another three billion people. So, the answer is No. 

For the second question, it is clearly mentioned in the passage that many people believe in a new approach to indoor farming and one such is vertical farming. So, the answer is Yes. Here proposed means suggesting. 

For the third question, it is not mentioned anywhere in the passage that vertical farming technologies face the economic challenges with large start-ups costs compared to traditional farms. So, the answer is Not Given. 

For the fourth question, we come to know from the passage that with the help of vertical farming, the amount of transportation required to bring food to consumers will be reduced. So, the answer is Yes. 

For the fifth question, it is clearly mentioned that if the vertical farms are successfully implemented, there’ll be sustainable production of the safe and varied food supply through year-round production of all crops. So, the answer is Yes. Here reliable means sustainable. 

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