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1. Suzuki believed that environment is crucial for anyone learning a musical instrument. True
2. His method helped him to learn German. Not given
3. Suzuki compared language learning with learning to play an instrument. false
4. He introduced new ideas about teaching music to infants. False(I considered infants’ age 6-8)

1) True.
2) Not Given
3) True
4) True

1.true
2.not given
3.true
4.false

1 true
2 not given
3 false
4 flase

age upto 1 yr is considerded infant.

1-true
2-not given
3-true
4- false

1- Not Given
2- Not Given
3- True
4- True

false, not given, true and not given

1. True
2. Not given
3. True
4. False

1.true
2.not given
3.true
4.false

1. True
2. Not given
3. Not given
4. False

1. False (all people are capable of learning from their environment <> anyone learning a musical instrument)
2. Not given
3. True (children have the skill to acquire their mother tongue => then they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument)
4. True (He pioneered the idea that pre-school age children could learn to play the violin if...)

1.T
2.F
3.T
4.NG

1 true
2 not given
3 true
4 true

1. True 2. Not given 3. True 4. True

Thanks,

1.true
2.false
3.true
4.notgiven

1.true
.false
3.not given
4.true

1.True
2.Not Given
3.false
4.True

False
Not given
True
Not given

T
NG
T
T

True
Ng
F
F

Hi Simon and every one. Here are my answers
1. T
2. NG
3. T
4 T
Thank you so much for your daily lessons. They are so helpful for many IELTS taker around the world, Simon.

T
NG
F
F

1) (True)The essential components of his method spring from the desire to create the "right environment" for learning music.

2) (NG)

3) (True)He reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their mother tongue, then they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument.

4) (True)He pioneered the idea that pre-school age children could learn to play the violin.

false
not given
true
true

1.T
2.NG
3.T
4.T

1.T
2.NG
3.T
4.T

I find these question harder than those in
cambridge ielts practice tests

My answer are:
1-True
2-Not given
3-True
4-False

1. T
2. Can't choose between "false" and "not given"
3.T
4. I always assumed infants as very young babies. Like less than two years old. But what I just found in Longman dictionary surprised me:
infants: children in school in Britain between the ages of four and eight

My suggestions:
1-Not given (as far as I concerned, there is no information on what Suzuki believed «crucial for anyone learning a musical instrument» Suzuki believed “that all people are capable of learning from their environment»)
2-Not given (there is no information his method helped him to learn German)
3-False (Suzuki didn’t compare language learning with learning to play an instrument. He only noticed that children are more capable than adults in studying language).
4-True (his new ideas about teaching music to infants: (1)pre-school age children could learn to play the violin if learning steps were small enough and (2)if the instrument was scaled down to fit their body)

FALSE
NOT GIVEN
TRUE
NOT GIVEN

T
Ng
T
F


NG
NG
T
T

True
Not given
True
Not gigen

False
NG
True
True

1. False
2. Not Given
3. True
4. False

False
False
True
Not Given

1-True the right environment to learn the musc.
2-Not given
3-fals
4-True

T
NG
T
T

T
NG
F
T

1.True (as he thought anyone could learn,and his main aim was to teach music..so yes he DID thing that environment can help learn music).

2.NG. ("As a skilled violinist but a beginner at the German language who struggled to learn it" this para he talks more bout the age i which learning is easier. but nothing about himself learning it. maybe he sat in a German musical to create an environment for learning..who knows?.so its not given )

3.T ("reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their mother tongue, then they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument" he is clearly comparing language learning to learning music, in children,yes. but its still comparing )

4. F (infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless").. infants is the age group which comes under an age where they possibly cannot even hold a violent of any size properly, so we can assume he was talking about children who were learning to talk age 3-5 maybe)

My answers are:
False
Not Given
True
True

1-True
2-Not Given
3-True
4-False

T
NG
T
T

T
NG
F
F

1. Not given
2. Not given
3. True
4. False

T
NG
T
F

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON

1. TRUE
2. NOT GIVEN
3. TRUE
4. TRUE

Hi Simon,

Would you please expliain the last question?
From What I believe you can say its true,false and not given.all of them are correct.
True- if you cosider preschool age as 0-4 year,that includes infants or upto 4 they are regard as infant.
Not Given- no mention about infants,though there is mention about pre-school age(3-4 years)
False-It says pre-school age children means children those who are attending nursery(3-4 years) not infants 0-2 years.

In the UK, pre-school booster are given at 3 year 4 moths.

I hope you will give some time to my concern and explain in more detail.

Thanks.

Not Given
Not Given
False
True

FROM SIMON:

I'll write a lesson with some advice relating to this exercise for this weekend (Saturday or Sunday). Question 4 seems to have caused a few problems, so I'll explain it from an examiner's point of view.

I have figured out that I wrongly understand the meaning of infant. That was the reason of my wrong answer.

1. True
2. NG.
3. True
4. True ( do not over- think)
:)

Hi Simon,
Being a new user of your website i would love to appreciate youe method of teaching which made me get band 7 in writing just after following the essay structure suggested by you, actually i was stuck at band 6.5.
Now i am stuck at band 6.5 in reading. So i want to learn academic readig techniques.
My query is about gap fill from paragraph. The word or the form of verb will be used as it is in the gap fill as it's written in the paragraph or the form of verb or the word may change as per the sentence given in the gap fill excercise?????? Please advise. Thx

I thought last one was F because of the word : infant. Looking forward to know the explanation :)

true
not given
true
not given

Thank you simon for correct answers

Thank you very much Simon,

Looking forward for weekend.It will be interseting.

Thanks

Hi simone.


sir, I am new student on this web site , Actully I,ve been found no of stertgy to how I can immprove my band description pls u can give me a brief deatails about yours book& how can I buy it

Dear Simon

Thanks fro the answers , reagrding Q number (4).Infants in medical and pediatric terminology means = a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk .
So ,how he can hold an instrument like a musical one ? as his cognetive functions are not matured yet to do such a delicate action .
In my humble openion ,the answer should be
"NOT GIVEN"

Regards

true
n/g
true
false

FROM SIMON:

Several people have asked about question 4, and I agree with your points (e.g. Dr. Haider's point above is perfectly logical).

However, in an IELTS test, the answer would still be "true" I'm afraid. I'll explain more in tomorrow's lesson.

Hello everyone!
T
Ng
T
T - the key phrase for this question is
" He pioneered the idea ..." = "He introduced new ideas...." Children or infants just does not metter.

T
NG
F
T

1. TRUE ( right, positive environment )
2. N.G
3. TRUE
4. TRUE

1. True
2. Not Given
3. True
4. False

Hi Simon,
You suggest that students should find words in the passage which is similar to keywords in questions. Could you tell me which words is similar to the words "crucial" in question 1?
Thank you.

Hai, I think it could be that the "essential" components of his method spring from the desire to create the right environment.

T
NG
T
T

1. True
2. Not given
3. True
4. True

1. T
2. NG
3. T
4. T

T
N.G
F
T

Simon,

For the 4th question here. You've have given the answer as "True". But I claim it is "Not Given" because, the statement talks about "Violin" but the question talks about "music". Both are not same.

Could you please explain ? It will be appreciable by all your followers.

Thank you.

Hi Ramakrishnan,

Nobody else seemed to have a problem with that question, which tells us that you must be "overthinking" the answer. I don't think you can argue that teaching the violin is different from teaching music - it surely comes within the category of music. It's like saying that "playing football" is not "doing sport" (if I play football, surely I can say that I do some sport).

Be really careful not to "overthink"!

Hi Simon,

Thank you for writing to clear my doubt.

Simon, the "instruction in the question paper" and "every tips for IELTS" says, "do not assume, do not use common sense, just read the text and answer the question "AGAINST" what has been give in the text".

Now,

1. In the text, nowhere it is given "Music" wrt last question. (As we know, always the questions follow the paragraph information sequence).

2. If "Music" was given in "Statement/Text" and in the question, if it was "Voilin" or "Guitar" "Or any musical instrument", I have reason to agree it "may be true".

Because Music is superclass and violin is a subset.

And, if you say, music is as same as violin (In this IELTS context where they claim, "DO NOT ASSUME or DONT NOT USE YOUR COMMON SENSE"), we certainly use our common sense here.

I am afraid, I am not arguing, but trying to understand really what is correct with respect to "IELTS". I agree with you out of IELTS context that, music and violin can go with each other in practical usage.

Dont you think we are going against the rule of IELTS instruction ?

Ofcourse, you are an ex-Examiner and you are more experienced than me, I am just battling to really understand, and not arguing, please don't mistake me.

Thank you.

Simon,

Also different people give different answers here without giving any explanations and many seem to be not bothering about other's answer.

But me, I really want to learn it, respect your tutorial. That is why I discuss with you in open to understand it clearly, so that it will help me score better (Atleast get Band 7 in Reading).

If you see, "HOBI" and "mahsa" and many others answered as "Not Given" although their perception for NG varies too.

And I was taught to answer "NG" in this thread below. Could you please validate it whether all 22 questions are really correctly tipped in the below link. As if it is not, it would screw many of us in exam who follow these tips. I followed that tip and answered it as "Not Given" for the 4th question here.

http://ielts88.com/archives/121

Hi Ramakrishnan,

I've never read an 'official' instruction that says "do not use your common sense". If the text says "only women are invited", you would be expected to deduce that "men are not invited".

For me, you are still overthinking the 'violin' example. Just keep it simple: Is someone teaching you music when they help you to learn the violin? The simple answer is yes. Read the lesson linked below again:

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2013/02/ielts-advice-dont-overthink-your-answers.html

I'm afraid I don't have time to validate other people's work on different websites, but I hope my advice in the lesson above will help.

My tip is to focus on the official tests in the Cambridge IELTS books - they have all been checked and edited many times before publication, so you can trust the answers there.

Hi Simon

Thank you so much for taking your precious time and responding to my doubt again, I greatly appreciate it. Thank you Simon for helping me and letting me know how to approach/answer these kind of tricky questions. I will remember and follow this ahead.

Indeed, I should follow Cambridge books again. Only the Reading module and in particular the T/F/NG part is my nightmare, as it is for many others too. I always get only 6.5 because of this Y/N/NG types. I will use your tip and practise with Cambridge papers again to get 7.

Cheers


No problem. Good luck!

Thank you.

Cheers

Dear Ramakrishnan,
For me, to simply understand
Violin is music (it is one kind of music)
Music is not sure violin (there are many types of music)
so it can be explained for your question "the statement talks about "Violin" but the question talks about "music"
My think Simon will agree with me^^

"I think". sry mistake with my typing

1. True
2. Not Given
3. True
4. False

OH.....What a surprise! From the medical view, infant means "the human young from the time of birth to one year of age."

Hi Simon, please could I have the answers to the questions relating to Suzuki. My answers are as follows:

1. T
2. F
3. T
4. T

On another note, I would be grateful if you could kindly advise where the lesson technique relating to this type of question is located on your website. Thanks in advance.

Just found the lesson, however I'd still be grateful for the answers to cross check.

Do you have any lessons on matching 'headings' to 'paragraphs of text'?

Thanks

Hi Manj,

My answers are in a comment further up this page. It's also worth looking at the lesson linked below:

http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/2013/02/ielts-advice-dont-overthink-your-answers.html

I've done several lessons about paragraph headings. Just click on the reading category in the menu on the left, and scan through the lessons.

hi,
my answers
1. false
2. not given
3. true
4. true

Hi Simon, I would like to know that is it possible sometime there is no false just true and not given like your answer for above question? I always think there must be all and struggle myself to look for that.

true
ng
true
not given(infant is different from pre school )infant0-1 year age,pre school3-6 yr

Dear Simon
My answer to these questions are follows:
1. False
2. Not Given
3. True
4. True

Hi Mr.Simon.
I thought that 4th question tells about infants but there is only pre schools was in passage! Why you decide so?

I'm a little bit confused because when you say pre-school age children the age bracket is 2-3 years old and infants are 0-1 year old right? cause my answer in question no.4 is false...

1.True 2.N.G 3.False 4.N.G

Hi,

I didn't know where else to post this. I found this on ielts website, this is the link :
http://www.ielts.org/pdf/115014_Academic_Reading_sample_task_-_Identifying_writer_s_views__2_.pdf

Could you kindly explain why the answer to question 4 is 'No', while it should be 'Not Given' since there is nothing in the passage that contradicts the statement in question 4. Thanks a lot.

Hi Simon;
I have a question regarding reading kindly consider and answer. its quite tricky.

Passage : This Machine cuts the apple in more than three pieces.


Question : Machine cuts the apple in four pieces

what is the answer True, False Or Not Given
kindly explain

True
Not Given
True
False

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