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7 = A = the Chinese
8 = A = the Chinese
It is probable that, some time in the tenth century, black powder was first compounded from its basic ingredients of saltpetre, charcoal and sulphur. But this does not mean that it was immediately used to propel rockets. By the thirteenth century, powder propelled fire arrows had become rather common. The Chinese relied on this type of technological development to produce incendiary projectiles of many sorts, explosive grenades and possibly cannons to repel their enemies.

9 = B = the Indians
The incentive for the more aggressive use of rockets came not from within the European continent but from far-away India, whose leaders had built up a corps of rocketeers and used rockets successfully against the British in the late eighteenth century.

10 = E = the Americans
The Americans developed a rocket, complete with its own launcher, to use against the Mexicans in the mid-nineteenth century.

Hi Simon!

Please I need to be enlightened. I have read the Kaplan reviewer (the latest one) and it says that there is a need for a conclusion in task 1 or I will lose a mark. I have been following your blog the past 2 months because I will be taking up the exam in a week from today. If you may, please clear my clouded mind :( Thank you really!

7. A = The invention of rockets is linked inextricably with the invention of 'black powder'. Most historians of technology credit the Chinese with its discovery. So, Chinese the correct answer.

8. A = Another weapon was the 'arrow as a flying sabre', which could be fired from crossbows. The rocket, placed in a similar position to other rocket-propelled arrows, was designed to increase the range. This weapon also referred to the Chinese.

9. B = The incentive for the more aggressive use of rockets came not from within the European continent but from far-away India, whose leaders had built up a corps of rocketeers and used rockets successfully against the British in the late eighteenth century. Its refer to India as pioneer not the European.

10. D = The Americans developed a rocket,
complete with its own launcher, to use against the Mexicans in the mid-nineteenth
century. Clearly state the Americans.

Credit to Ahmad Fahim due to the similarities point of view.

I tested by myself. And my answers are;
7-A,8-D,9-B and 10-E.
I checked my answers with correct's, and I understood why I failed eighth question.

I tested myself and i got 3 correct

I've just done the test, and I got all correct.

1.A
2.A
3.B
4.E

1.A
2.D
3.B
4.E

1.A
2.A
3.B
4.E

1. A
2. A or D
3. B
4. E

Hi David,

What you read from Kaplan is wrong. Remember that Kaplan have nothing to do with IELTS.

Hi Simon ,
My answers are,
A/A
D/E

Mr Simon
I really like your website . i'm following your daily exercises,however, unfortunately i appeared in ielts on 18th of june,so i got very less score. I hope i'll get the required band score.
Listening 6.0
Reading 4.5
Writing 5
Speaking 5.5
However, till now i'm in shock. I was expecting 6.5 at least i got a very less score. i need to improve all four modules.
Althought,i bought ur ebook today i hope it shall improve me, anyways i'm working hard too i was really confident. my biggest mistake was i lost my confident in the test avenue, just give me some words that i won't forget. Anyways i hope i can get my required band score in my second attempt. thanks

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A😊
B😊
E😊

7. A -...the invention of 'black powder'. Most historians of technology credit the Chinese with its discovery.
8.A - ...powder-propelled fire arrows had become rather common. The Chinese relied on this type of technological development to produce incendiary projectiles of many sorts, explosive grenades and possibly cannons to repel their enemies.
9. B - The incentive for the more aggressive use of rockets came.....but from far-away India, ..... and used rockets successfully against the Britisth..
10. E -The Americans developed a rocket, complete with its own launcher.

7.a
8.a
9.c
10.e

For me
A
A
C
E

So dear Simon,please tell us the correct answer.
Thank you.

The answers are shown on the last page Lena:

A
A
B
E

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