Reading Test Day 15

Reading Test Day 15

Paragraph 1 Dirty river but clean water Floods can occur in rivers when the flow rate exceeds the capacity of the river channel, particularly at bends or meanders in the waterway. Floods often cause damage to homes and business if they are in the natural flood plains of rivers. While riverine flood damage can be eliminated by moving away from […]

Reading Test Day 14

Reading Test Day 14

Paragraph 1 Learning By Examples A Learning theory is rooted in the work of Ivan Pavlov, the famous scientist who discovered and documented the principles governing how animals (humans included) learn in the 1900s. two basic kinds of learning or conditioning occur, one of which is famously known as the classical condition. Classical conditioning happens when an animal learns to […]

Reading Test Day 13

Reading Test Day 13

Paragraph 1 Food for thought 2 A There are not enough classrooms at the Msekeni primary school, so half the lessons take place in the shade of yellow-blossomed acacia trees. Given this shortage, it might seem odd that one of the school’s purpose-built classrooms has been emptied of pupils and turned into a storeroom for sacks of grain. But it […]

Reading Test Day 12

Reading Test Day 12

Paragraph 1 Section A decibel Hell: It’s not difficult for a person to encounter sound at levels that can cause adverse health effects. During a single day, people living in a typical urban environment can experience a wide range of sounds in many locations, even once-quiet locales have become polluted with noise. In fact, it’s difficult today to escape sound completely. In […]

Reading Test Day 11

Reading Test Day 11

Paragraph 1 Copy your neighbour A THERE’S no animal that symbolises rainforest diversity quite as spectacularly as the tropical butterfly. Anyone lucky enough to see these creatures flitting between patches of sunlight cannot fail to be impressed by the variety of their patterns. But why do they display such colourful exuberance? Until recently, this was almost as pertinent a question […]

Reading Test Day 10

Reading Test Day 10

Paragraph 1 Natural Pesticide in India A A dramatic story about cotton farmers in India shows how destructive pesticides can be for people and the environment; and why today’s agriculture is so dependent on pesticides. This story also shows that it’s possible to stop using chemical pesticides without losing a crop to ravaging insects, and it explains how to do […]

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