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Click the link below to try today's exercise. It's the same passage we saw last week, but the questions are different.
True, False, Not Given
I'll put the answers in the 'comments' area tomorrow.
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Just wanted to tell, when I'm try to download reading pdf first time, it was not able to download it. But, I tried second time it is nicelly downloaded.
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 09:25
3. NOT GIVEN
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 09:46
Here is my answer:
1. Not Given
2. Not given
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:07
1. Not given
2. Not given
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:31
My answer are,
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:42
1.TRUE - par. B (just 20 per cent)
2. FALSE - par.E (and certification schemes, where they generally pay to be included)"they " means hotels and operators. Because (awards), where hotels and operators are judged
3. NOT GIVEN - par.F. (I don't find compared to any businesses)
Maybe i'm wrong.
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:23
1-True(They did report a "feeling" that interest in sustainability was GROWING.)
2.False(We're not talking about genuine eco-tourism – which remains
a niche and narrow market)
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:24
How to improve Listening and Reading, especialy Reading. Because i took ielts two times and nothing changed. I got same score 5 and 5.5. I need your advice.
Thank you for your help.
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:36
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12:20
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12:28
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 13:38
My answer are
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 14:00
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 14:19
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 15:05
my answers are:
hope i were right.
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 15:17
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 16:58
my answers are:
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 17:17
1. true (there isn't a huge demand out there)
2. false (frustrating experience)
3. not given (doing its
most to enhance...)
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 18:58
Ruth W. |
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 19:43
my answers are:
1-true ( just 20 per cent of travel agents have
ever been asked for such holidays or asked questions about sustainability)
2-True ( England alone usually has around 20 certification schemes or logos on the
go at any one time, split into two categories: awards, where hotels and operators are judged
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 21:49
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 21:54
Can you please explain me – Cambridge IELTS 7, Test 4, reading passage 1.
“While perusing a book on the monuments of Egypt, she noticed a hieroglyph that showed a raw of men standing in odd postures.”
Clemmons found a strange hieroglyph on the wall of an Egyptian monument
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 22:55
1- TRUE (just 20 per cent of travel agents have ever been asked for such holidays or asked questions about sustainability)
2- FALSE (England alone usually has around 20 certification schemes.... It also helps to know what the industry is aiming for. We're not talking about genuine eco-tourism – which remains a niche and narrow market)
3- NOT GIVEN (A sustainable business is doing its most to enhance its own success financially, while contributing.....)
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 23:31
I guess the hieroglyph is on a paper in the book and not on the wall
this is my opinion
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 23:38
3 Not given
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 00:29
dear simon,I think it is
Name`J J |
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 02:58
My answers are;
1. True ( ....just 20 percent of travel agents have ever been asked for such holidays or asked questions about sustainability,...)
2. False (For those of us who bothered... separating good operators from ....frustrating experience....England alone usually has around 20 certification schemes or logos .....)
*(Not really easy for customers to judge whether or not hotels and operators are 'green')
3. Not Given
Thank you Simon!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 05:00
My answers are:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 06:00
My answers are:
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 06:14
hi simon, my exam is coming saturday and I still have problems with true ,false and not given. I find it difficult to guess if the statement if false or not given.
How to find out the difference between the two? Is there any trick which i can use?
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 06:55
Oxana (Russia, Moscow) |
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 09:30
CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:
1) TRUE (only 20%)
2) FALSE (20 certification schemes = a frustrating experience)
3) NOT GIVEN (no comparison is given)
You just need to keep practising. Follow the lessons on this site, and do the practice tests in the Cambridge IELTS books. Also, do lots of general listening and reading (TV, books, newspapers etc). Be patient, work hard, and you will gradually improve.
She found it in a book, not on a wall.
The answer is 'false' when you can show that an alternative answer is true. The answer is 'not given' when there is no information, so can't possibly know the answer.
Good luck on Saturday!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 09:52
Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:05
Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 18:17
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:24
When I look at the real exam I found it that real exam is more difficult than Cambridge test book , you could easily see that official IELTS test reading takes more time to answer in compare with Cambridge reading .Despite the fact that I can read fast but I still week in reading .
Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 19:50
The Cambridge books contain real tests papers that were used in the past. Some are more difficult than others, but they are real papers.
Note: The number of points needed for each band changes slightly depending on the difficulty of the exam paper. So, if you get a really difficult exam, the number of points you need for a band 7 might be lower.
Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:01
Can I learn which sentence means "The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the result of a human error."
I never understood it.if you look at people answer ,they are and mine are totaly different.I believe there is a logicakl mistake.
Friday, December 02, 2011 at 06:18
There is no information in the article about "the result of a human error" - that's why the answer is Not Given.
Friday, December 02, 2011 at 11:07
I was just a little confused with question 1. How does "20% of travel agent" translate to "few peole" - I understand this being few travel agents were being asked about this question, but the passage does not exactly say that few people asked this question. Would be great if you could explain a little bit more. Thank you so much!
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 16:09
I think the writer of the article was surprised that only 20% of travel agents had been asked about how "green" their holidays were. "Few" is relative to how many you expect, and the writer obviously expected more people to be worried about green issues.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 21:25
Thanks for the clarification Simon! Hope I don't come across similar kind of question in the real test cos I think it's quite tricky!
Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:44
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 15:39
What's mean that "is doint its most" in the last paragraph"
Monday, February 27, 2012 at 09:14
It means "is doing its best" or "is doing everything it can".
Monday, February 27, 2012 at 13:33
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