BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406


IELTS General Reading Test



City Direct Health and Fitness

City Direct Health and Fitness is a new concept of fitness centre. Situated on the top floor of the Lancet Building in the centre of the city, we have a range of fitness and health options to help you achieve the levels of fitness and well-being that you desire.

The Gym We have a range of state-of-the-art and modern weight training machines and a complete range of free weights for professional weight trainers and amateur keep fit enthusiasts (min. age 15). We have at least more than one for each type of machine, so that users don’t have to sit and wait. There are always personal trainers on general duty to give information, guidance and suggestions. Alternatively, book your own for a session. Prices vary, so check our reception. All first time users at The Gym must take part in an induction.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

The Aerobic Area

Here we have a range of aerobic machines, including treadmills, bike machines, cross trainers and others. If you want to burn fat and increase your aerobic fitness levels, this is the place for you.

Fitness Classes

Fitness experts state that we should exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. If you find it difficult to get the motivation to do so, why not come to our fitness classes or save money by signing up for a course. We have a variety of different classes, including Pilates, Fat Burners, Backs, Bums and Turns, Yoga, Aerobics…

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

The Pool

Considering we are on a top floor, people find it amazing that we have a 25 metre pool. If swimming lengths is your thing or if you just want a splash around, our pool is the answer. On Saturday and Sunday mornings the pool is reserved for kids’ sessions from 9 – 10.

Spinning Spinning is a high intensity and vigorous workout that is a great way to burn calories and keep your muscles in great shape. Your body needs to be bike-friendly for this work out and if you’re not fit, it’s probably best to go on an exercise bike a few times before trying out a class.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

The Steam Area

Whether you just want to relax after work or soothe your aching muscles after a work out, we have saunas, steam rooms and a cold plunge pool to help you wind down. After the sweat, why not relax on a comfortable reclining chair. Make sure you bring towels if you want to use the Steam Area

Not sure whether City Direct Health and Fitness is for you? Why not pop in and have a look around or book a guided tour?

Don’t forget to keep hydrated, so bring a water bottle with you – we have fountains where you can get a refill.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

Questions 1 — 7

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the text for each answer.

1. What is the youngest allowable age to be a user of The Gym area?

2. Who are always there to give advice in The Gym area?

3. What must be completed before anyone can start using The Gym?

4. What can people enrol on to get better value for money?

5. What happens in the pool on weekend mornings that stops general users?

6. What must people not forget to bring if they use The Steam Area?

7. Where can people fill up their water bottles at City Direct Health and Fitness?

Read the text below and answer Questions 8-14.

Aberbourne Beach – Regulations for Use

Aberbourne Beach is a beautiful natural resource. To keep it in its wonderful state, we have put together these regulations. Please follow them, so that our beach remains a great place for everyone to visit at any time. The regulations are imbedded in the local byelaws and those breaking them can be subject to fines from the police. Seasonal opening times: Summer Months – 1st May to 30th September Winter Months – 1st October to 30th April

Open Times

The beach is open all day and night every day. People are permitted to swim, but they should look out for the flags that are flown to show swimming conditions. Green – safe swimming; Blue – take care while swimming; Red – dangerous, no swimming. There are lifeguards on duty in the summer months (see above) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and those people who swim outside those times, do so at their own risk.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406


Playing games on the beach is a traditional and fun thing to do. Whilst doing so, however, make sure that you do not create too much noise or bother other people sitting near you. No-one likes a football in their picnic lunch.


Please make sure that you take away your rubbish from the beach or put it in the many containers provided. Rubbish can be dangerous to both people and wildlife. Be especially careful with sharp metal (i.e.: from cans) or glass, as of course so many people are barefoot on the beach.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

Parties and Barbecues

If you want a party on the beach, you have to apply at least 7 days in advance for permission from the council. We will make a decision quickly, so that you can plan your party. Make sure you include all relevant details, such as how many people, times, music etc. People are permitted to have barbecues on the beach between 6 p.m. and 10.45 p.m., but not at other times. Please take away your rubbish when you’re finished.


If you play music on the beach, make sure it does not affect other beach users. If it can be heard more than 10 metres from you, then you may be asked to turn it down or off. Don’t wait to be asked – do it first!

Animals (Particularly Dogs) It’s an offence to bring animals on the beach in the summer months (see above). Outside these summer months, animals are allowed on the beach. Failure to clean up after an animal is subject to heavy fines, even in the winter months.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406

Questions 8 – 14

Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.

Notes on Aberbourne Beach Regulations

• The beach regulations are part of the community (8)…………. and enforced as such.

• Opening times are (9)………….

(10)…………. indicate whether people can swim or not.

• Take into account other people when playing games on the beach.

• Use the (11)…………. for your trash beach users who are (12)…………. can be hurt by some trash.

(13)…………. is required if you want to have a barbecue on the beach.

• No animals on the beach in winter. (14)…………. are levied on those who don’t clean up after pets in the winter.

BEST IELTS General Reading Test 406


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