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1. NOT GIVEN
2. TRUE
3. NOT GIVEN

1. NG
2. T
3. NG

NG/T/T

1. NG
2. T
3. T

1.NG
2.T
3.T

1. Not Given
Although the passage mentions he is the father of many children, it doesn't mention whether that experience is the main reason why he developed the app.

2. True
"Attaching an allowance to chores teaches children not to expect handouts, says Michael Eisenberg"

3. Not Given
The passage mentions the majority of US parents (1005 parents) in the survey say that, but it doesn't state whether the majority of all parents in the US say that.

1. Not given
2. True
3. False

1. NG
2. F
3. NG

NG, T, NG

NG,T,T

1. NG = not mentioned about app development.

2. True = Attaching an allowance to chores teaches children not to expect handouts, says Michael Eisenberg.

3. True = Some 68% of U.S. parents say they pay an allowance to their children.

NG
T
T

Not given
True
True

Ng
False
True

NG
T
F

And here is official answers from Mr Phu from Viet Nam. :)
Not Given
True
True

1. Not given
2. True
3. True

Not Given
True
False

Ng
t
t

1.Not given
2.True
3.True

NG T NG

1. Not given
2. True
3. Not given

1. NG
2. T
3. T

1. not given
2. true
(giving children financial incentives to do certain tasks -> attaching an allowance to chores; Michael Eisenberg believes in giving children financial incentives to do certain tasks. -> Attaching an allowance to chores teaches children not to expect handouts, says Michael Eisenberg.)
3. true
The majority of U.S. parents who took part in the survey give their children pocket money. (the majority of U.S. parents -> some 68% of U.S. parents; The majority of U.S. parents give their children pocket money. -> Some 68% of U.S. parents say they pay an allowance to their children according to a 2016 survey of 1,005 adults.)

NG
T
F

1 NG 2 T 3 NG

NG
T
NG

Ng
T
F (68%is more than half but not sure if it constiute majority)

1. Not given
2. True
3. False

1. NG
2. True
3. False

1. NG
2. T
3. NG

1. NG
2. True
3. True

PLEASE GIVE ME THE ANSWER OF QUESTION 3, I'M SO CONFUSED BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT COMMENTS. PLZ

1. NG
2. T
3. T

1. NG
2. T
3. NG (according to the passage, the majority of 1005 American parents who participated in the survey in the year 2016 give their children pocket money, but we do not have enough information about this trend among the majoririty of all US parents)

FROM SIMON:

I'll give you the correct answers tomorrow (here in the comments area).

No give
true
no give

Not given
True
True

1) NOT GIVEN- not mentioned in the passage
2)TRUE - second paragraph 1st sentence
3)FALSE - 68% is not majority

1-NG
2-F
3-T

1. NG
2. F
3. T

NG
T
F

NG T & F

ng
t
t

NG
T
T

NG
T
F

1-NG
2-T
3-F

Not given
True
False

1. Not Given

There is no information about being a father made him develop the tracking app.

2. False

Michael Eisenberg says that giving children financial incentives [not to expect handouts].

3. True

The majority = more than 80%
U.S. parents = respondents
Give their children pocket money = pay an allowance

1. Not Given
2. True
- Attaching an allowance to chores teaches children not to expect handouts.
- At earlier ages, it instills within children the reality that you do something and you get paid for it.
- Later on in life, they learn that the only way we get money is if we produce stuff at our jobs
3. Not Given (It becomes True as "respondents" instead of "US parents")

1. NG
2. T
3. T

N, T, T

1. Not Given
2. True
3. False

1. Not given
2. True
3. False

1 NOTGIVEN
2 TRUE
3 TRUE

NG
T
T

NG
T
F

1. NG
2. T
3. F

NG, T, T

On second thought, I think the answer for the third question is NG. Hope it is correct :)

NG
F
T

Oops!
3. not given
The majority of U.S. parents WHO TOOK PART IN THE SURVEY give their children pocket money.

Ng
T
T 68% parents

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. Not given
No information about whether being a father influenced him.

2. True
financial incentives to do certain tasks = attaching an allowance to chores

3. True
the majority of U.S. parents = 68% of U.S. parents
pocket money = an allowance

NOTE: Many of you fell into the "overthinking" trap with number 3. It doesn't matter how many people were in the survey (no survey ever asks every person in the country) - the survey concludes that 68% of parents in the USA give their children an allowance, and this is the majority.

1. NG
2. True
3. NG

The third question was tricky, thank you so much for the correct answer and explaining the reason.
Best Regards

1. Not given
This pragraph just say Mr. Murset, a father, believes parents should teach children to do housework when they’re young. Don't explain it is the reason him develop app.
2. True
attaching an allowance to chores
3.Not given
Just majority of U.S parent respondents.

I got the correct answers by using the techniques you taught! :)

Hi Simon
Because of using some 68% of US parents , that's why I choose Not Given. Unless the statement omit " some" , the answer is True.

Some 68% = not all the 68% of US parents ?

Plase give your advice

1. not given
2.true
3. false

i think in the third sentence is false coz pocket money # the money that parents pay an allowance for their children when they finish certain tasks.

True
Not Given
False (some 68% and more over 80% are contradict)

My answers:
1. NG
2. True
3. True

@doena
When "some" is used with a number, it means "approximately":
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-russian/some_2
So in this case "Some 68% of U.S. parents say..." means "Approximately 68% of U.S. parents say..."

FROM SIMON:

Just to confirm, the correct answers are:

1. Not given
2. True
3. True

You can find my explanations in a comment further up this page.

1.not given
2.true
3.true

HI Simon, is the reading test the same for the general and the academic exam?
I have to do the academic exam, are these reading examples to prepare the academic test?

NG
F
T

NG
T
T
The majority of US parents Not the majority of surveyed parent.So, question 3 should be NG
Thank you

1.NG
2.TRUE
3.NG

Is 68% majority? I do not think so. What is the criterion?

1 NG
2 T
3 F

Hi! Simon, I have a question

when we solve readings especially true,false, not given,

should not we answer short form like T, F, NG ??

please, help me ^^

1. Not given
2. False
3. True

NG
T
NG

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