BEST IELTS General Reading Test 317

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 317

IELTS GENERAL READING TEST – PASSAGE – 1

IELTS General Reading Test

IELTS GENERAL READING TEST

READING PASSAGE 1

THE GARDENS

E. Park Guell Barcelona

This park was designed by the Spanish artist and architect Antonio gaudi. Lots of art work are made from mosaic tiles ,including a long curving bench which is apparently the world’s longest, it’s a great place to look down on Barcelona after sunset and see all light twinkling.

B. Beihai Park Beijing

An emperor built this park hundreds of years ago to recreate an old legend of a place with magic mountains – there are represented in the park by three hills. There’s also a beautiful lake – we rented bikes and went round it, but you can also go boating there. At weekends local people go there to practice tai chi.

C. Hyde Park London

You could spend all day here. It’s in the heart of the city but a great place to escape the crowds. There are electric buggies to take disabled visitors round the gardens at no charge. The children can enjoy playing mini golf, there’s a lovely lake called the serpentine where you can hire boats.

IELTS General Reading Test

D. Botanic Gardens Singapore

We went there to see the orchid garden-fantastic! Hundred of varieties. Some even grow on trees! You can get there easily on the hop-on-hop-off bus. Walking through the rain forest and looking at the swan lake are experiences not to be missed.

E. Central Park New York

Amazing park with lots to do. There’s place where you can borrow chess or a checkers set and just sit and play with strangers on the tables outside in a beautiful calm setting. We spent an hour exploring the conservatory garden with its Italian, French and English sections.

IELTS General Reading Test

F. Stanley Park Vancouver

My husband can’t walk far so we were glad to take advantage of the miniature train, which doesn’t cost much. You can also rent bicycle. There’s a famous tree which had its middle burnt out and every one takes photos of  themselves inside it-apparently even an elephant can get in there!

IELTS General Reading Test

Questions 1-7

Look at the six reviews of parks A-F

Which review mentions the following?

NB you may use any letter more than once

1. The design of park was inspired by traditional story.

2. You can see an unusual decorated seat.

3. Free transport is provided for people who can’t walk easily.

4. There is a large and unusual tree.

5. You can hire a bicycle to ride around a lake.

6. There are facilities for board games. 

7. There’s a good view of city at night.

IELTS General Reading Test

Questions 8-14

Dealing with Pest in the Home

Once you have fived a date, make sure that any necessary preparation such as clearing kitchen cupboards is done ahead of time. Pets should be kept out of the house and if pesticide sprays are used, children should be kept away from any treated areas until the spray has dried.

Even if the problem seems urgent, it’s worth spending some time investigating two or three companies in order to choose the best one. It’s often best to start by asking friends or neighbors for recommendations. However, you should also check that the company’s employees are properly qualified and licensed, and find out how many years they’ve been in business.

IELTS General Reading Test

Find out whether the company offers free estimates and whether the work is guaranteed. Many companies will only guarantee the work done on your property if you agree to pay for a regular inspection fee, so you should check this. Ask them what products they will use and what action they will take to reduce risks to the environment. You may also wish to contract the state pesticide regulatory office to find out if there have been any complaints about the company, or any breach of safety regulations.

IELTS General Reading Test

If you find evidence that your home is infested by pests such as ants, cockroaches, mice or rats, you may be able to take action by yourself, but often you may wish to call in a pest control service. It is important to choose a company that will provide you with an efficient service and will also be good value for money.

You may be offered a service contract which your house will be regularly treated, but this should not be necessary if the initial treatment has been. It is not a good idea for chemical treatment to be used there is actual evidence of an infestation.

IELTS General Reading Test

Questions 8-14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text?

TRUE                   if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE                  if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN        if there is no information on this

8. A pest control company should always be contracted if household pests are found.

9. It is best to choose a company that specializes in the type of pest that you have.

10. Pests must be removed as soon as possible after they have been discovered.

11. It is common for companies to guarantee work only when customers buy further inspection services.

12. All pest control companies should be registered with the state pesticide regulatory office.

13. Children can return to the area being treated once the pesticide has dried.

14. Repeated treatments of pesticides should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

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ANSWERS

  1. B
  2. E
  3. C
  4. F
  5. B
  6. A
  7. E
  8. F
  9. Not given
  10. F
  11. T
  12. NOT GIVEN
  13. T
  14. T
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sarabjeet singh
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