BEST IELTS General Reading Test 402

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 402

IELTS GENERAL READING TEST 402 – PASSAGE – 1

IELTS General Reading Test

IELTS GENERAL READING TEST – 402

READING PASSAGE – 1

Read the text below and answer Questions 1—7.

The best ice cream makers

Have you ever considered making ice cream at home but thought it would be too complicated? Here is a selection of machines that could change your mind

A Magimix Gelato Expert

If you’re an ice cream fanatic, it doesn’t get better than this. It’s quick, taking as little as 20 minutes, and consistent in its results, while the three automated programmes are very easy to use and it has an unusually generous two-litre capacity. On the other hand, we found it noisier than many, and the ice cream is softer than we might have liked.

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B Shake n Make Ice Cream Maker

If you want to make some basic soft ice cream, this is a fun little gadget that gets decent results. You add a little ice and salt to the base, then your ingredients to the stainless-steel tub, pop the lid on and give it a good shake for at least three minutes. Provided you measure everything exactly and shake back and forth consistently, it’s surprisingly efficient.

C Sage Smart Scoop

This is a seriously smart machine. Our favourite feature is the built—in sensor that works out whether the consistency of your ice cream or frozen yoghurt is right for you (from the 12 hardness settings) so that it can stop mixing when it’s ready, alerting you with a fun tune. As you’d expect from the considerable price tag, there’s a built-in freezer and it feels beautifully engineered.

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D Lakeland Digital Ice Cream Maker

You simply pop on the lid and pour in the ingredients, then set the timer using the nice, clear digital display. Some customers reportedly struggled to disassemble it in order to wash the bowl and paddle, but we didn’t have thatproblem. We’re also giving it extra points for the recipe book, which has some really tasty ideas.

E Judge Ice Cream Maker

We had a few criticisms, perhaps not surprisingly when you consider this is one of the cheapest models in our selection — notably the fact that the paddle isn’t as robust as the ‘ones in other models. We’d have liked more recipes, too. But, for a budget machine, this is a bargain.

F KitchenAid Artisan Ice Cream Maker

If you own a KitchenAid food mixer, this attachment (one of 15 that fits this machine) is a good way to start ice cream making. You simply freeze the bowl before use and attach it to the mixer (a quick and easy job) and pour in your favourite fresh ingredients, with some recipes taking just 20 minutes.

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Questions 1—7

Look at the six advertisements for ice cream makers, A—F.

For which ice cream maker are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A—F, in boxes 1—7 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1. Users of this machine will need to put some physical effort into making ice cream.

2. Users of this machine can decide how soft they want their ice cream to be.

3. This ice cream maker can be fixed onto an existing kitchen appliance.

4. It is possible to make a larger amount of ice cream at one time than in most other machines.

5. This machine has features that make it worth the high price.

6. People might find it difficult to take this machine apart.

7. This machine makes an enjoyable sound when the ice cream is prepared.

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Read the text below and answer Questions 8—14.

Photography weekend course on the coast of Cornwall

Our three-night photography weekend is designed to appeal to all levels. Participants will be able to. enjoy some of the fantastic locations on this beautiful coastline, with its ever-changing light, while staying in a comfortable hotel and enjoying some typical dishes of this south-western region of Britain.

Price includes: Personal daily tuition, discussions, welcome reception, and dinner, bed and breakfast for three nights in a twin or double room.

Price does not include: Insurance and photographic equipment plus transport to photographic venues. Participants are required to arrange this. Car share during the weekend is a popular option.

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Course information

– Our courses are relaxed but comprehensive, and the content is largely dictated by those attending. Included within the sessions are editing workshops at the hotel and photo shoots down by the sea. Visits further away are also undertaken to experiment with different landscapes.

– Arrival by mid-afternoon on the first day will allow you to check into the hotel and enjoy some Cornish refreshments before heading out into the fresh air for our first shoot together at sunset. Dinner and a good night’s sleep and you’ll be ready to start at sunrise the next day. In the evenings you will have a chance to unwind at the hotel, share your thoughts on the day and spend time looking at images and sharing editing techniques.

– Maximum numbers: Four photographers per course. The following equipment is essential: A digital SLR or bridge camera with its instruction manual, batteries and charger; memory cards; comfortable walking footwear with good grip; warm outdoor clothing and waterproofs.

– Recommended equipment: A tripod, filters, a laptop with editing software and charger.

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Questions 8—14

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

In boxes 8—14 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

8. The course is aimed at people who are already skilled photographers.

9. Three meals a day are included in the course fee.

10. The only way to reach the hotel is by car.

11. The topics covered on the course depend mainly on the wishes of the participants.

12. Participants are expected to get up early on their first morning to take photographs

13. The tutor will show participants examples of her work after dinner.

14. Participants should be prepared for bad weather.

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BEST IELTS General Reading Test 402

IELTS General Reading Test

ANSWERS

1. B

2. C

3. F

4. A

5. C

6. D

7. C

8. FALSE

9. FALSE

10. NOT GIVEN

11. TRUE

12. TRUE

13. NOT GIVEN

14. TRUE

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