Reading Test
IELTS Reading Test Day 1

Reading Test Day 1

Passage 1

IELTS Reading Passage 1 Day 1

Questions 1–8

Do the following statements agree with the information in the IELTS reading text?

In boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE                          if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE                        if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN                if there is no information on this

1. Aphantasia is a condition, for describing people, for whom it is hard to visualise the mental images.

2. Niel Kenmuir was unable to count the  number of sheep in his head. 

3. People with aphantasia condition find it hard to remember personal traits and clothes of different people they meet. 

4. Niel Kenmuir regrets that he is not able to portray an image of his fiancee in his mind. 

5. Inability to create picture of things in someone’s head is often a cause of distress for a person. 

6. All people with aphantasia start to feel very ‘isolated’ or ‘alone’ at some point in their lives. 

7. Lauren Beard’s career completely depends on her imagination. 

8. The author met with Lauren Beard when she was working on a comedy scene for her next book.

Questions 9–13

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 9-13 on your answer sheet.

9. Only a small fraction of people have imagination as ________________ as Lauren does.

10. Hyperphantasia is __________________ to aphantasia.

11.There are a lot of subjectivity in comparing people’s imagination – somebody’s vivid scene could be another person’s _________________.

12. Prof Zeman is ____________________ that aphantasia is not an illness.

13. Many people spend their lives with _________________  somewhere in the mind’s eye.

Passage 2

Reading Passage 2 Day 1

Questions 14-21

In Reading Passage 2 there are eight paragraphs A-H. Match the headings below with the paragraphs. Write the correct letter, A-H, in boxes 14-21 on your answer sheet.

14. Jailbreak with creative thinking ___________________

15. Five common traits among rule-breakers __________________

16. Comparison between criminals and traditional businessmen __________________

17. Can drug baron’s espace teach legitimate corporations?  __________________

18. Great entrepreneur  __________________

19. How criminal groups deceive the law  __________________

20. The difference between legal and illegal organisations __________________

21. Similarity between criminals and start-up founders __________________

Questions 22–25

Complete the sentences below.

Write ONLY ONE WORD from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 22–25 on your answer sheet.

22. To escape from a prison, Joaquin Guzman had to use such traits as creative thinking, long-term planning and __________________.

23. The Sinaloa cartel built a grand underground tunnel and even used a __________________ to avoid the fence.

24. The main difference between two groups is that criminals, unlike large corporations, often have __________________ encoded into their daily life.

25. Due to being persuasive, Walid Abdul-Wahab found a __________________ of Amish camel milk farmers.

Question 26

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

26. The main goal of this article is to:

      A  Show different ways of illegal activity

      B  Give an overview of various criminals and their gangs

      C  Draw a comparison between legal and illegal business, providing examples

      D  Justify criminals with creative thinking

Passage 3

Questions 27-31

Do the following statements agree with the information in the IELTS reading text?

In boxes 2731 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE                       if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE                      if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN             if there is no information on this

27. Armando Iannucci expressed a need of having more popular channels.            

28. John Whittingdale wanted to dismantle the BBC.

29. Iannucci delivered the 30th annual MacTaggart Lecture. 

30. Ianucci believes that British television has contributed to the success of American TV-shows.

31. There have been negotiations over the future of the BBC in July.

Questions 32–35

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 32-35 on your answer sheet.

32. Ianucci praised everything EXCEPT

      A  US shows

      B  British shows

      C  Corporation

      D  British programming

33. To advise on the charter renewal Mr Whittingdale appointed a panel of

      A  five people

      B  two people

      C  seven people

      D  four people

34. Who of these people was NOT invited to the discussion concerning BBC renewal?

      A  Armando Iannucci

      B  Dawn Airey

      C  John Whittingdale

      D  Stewart Purvis

35. There panel of experts lacks:

      A  media owners

      B  people who make enduring TV-shows

      C  gurus of Television industry

      D  top executives

Questions 36–40

Complete the summary below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 3640 on your answer sheet.

Easing the strain on the licence fees

Iannucci recommended increasing BBC’s profit by pushing ourselves more 36.__________. He suggests being more aggressive in selling British shows, through advertising and proper international 37. __________ . Also, he invokes producers to stop being 38. __________ and modest about making money and invest into even 39. __________ quality shows. However, Mr Whittingdale denied any 40. __________  that the Conservative Party had always wanted to change the BBC because of its editorial line.

Answer Key

Reading Test Answer Day 1

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