Cambridge 13 Academic Test 1

READING PASSAGE 1 : Questions 1-13

Complete the table below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.

Section of website Comments

Database of tourism services

 easy for tourism-related businesses to get on the list

 allowed businesses to 1.  information regularly

 provided a country-wide evaluation of businesses, including their impact on the 2.

Special features on local topics  e.g. an interview with a former sports 3. , and an interactive tour of various locations used in 4.
Information on driving routes  varied depending on the 5.
Travel Planner  included a map showing selected places, details of public transport and local 6.
‘Your Words’  travelers could send a link to their 7.

Questions 8-13

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

In boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

8. The website aimed to provide ready-made itineraries and packages for travel companies and individual tourists.

9. It was found that most visitors started searching on the website by geographical location.

10. According to research, 26% of visitor satisfaction is related to their accommodation.

11. Visitors to New Zealand like to become involved in the local culture.

12. Visitors like staying in small hotels in New Zealand rather than in larger ones.

13. Many visitors feel it is unlikely that they will return to New Zealand after their visit.

READING PASSAGE 2 : Questions 14-26

Reading Passage 2 has six paragraphs, A-F

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number, i-viii, in boxes 14-19 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings

i           The productive outcomes that may result from boredom

ii          What teachers can do to prevent boredom 

iii         A new explanation and a new cure for boredom

iv         Problems with a scientific approach to boredom

v          A potential danger arising from boredom

vi         Creating a system of classification for feelings of boredom

vii        Age groups most affected by boredom

viii        Identifying those most affected by boredom

14. Paragraph A

15. Paragraph B

16. Paragraph C

17. Paragraph D

18. Paragraph E

19. Paragraph F

Questions 20-23

Look at the following people (Questions 20-23) and the list of ideas below.

Match each person with the correct idea, A-E.

List of Ideas

A     The way we live today may encourage boredom.

B     One sort of boredom is worse than all the others.

C     Levels of boredom may fall in the future.

D     Trying to cope with boredom can increase its negative effects.

E     Boredom may encourage us to avoid an unpleasant experience.

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 20-23 on your answer sheet.

20. Peter Toohey

21. Thomas Goetz

22. John Eastwood

23. Francoise Wemelsfelder

Questions 24-26

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 24-26 on your answer sheet.

Responses to boredom

For John Eastwood, the central feature of boredom is that people cannot 24. , due to a failure in what he calls the ‘attention system’, and as a result they become frustrated and irritable. His team suggests that those for whom 25.  is an important aim in life may have problems in coping with boredom, whereas those who have the characteristic of 26.  can generally cope with it.

READING PASSAGE 3 : Questions 27-40

Choose the correct letter, ABC or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 27-31 on your answer sheet.

27. What is the writer suggesting about computer-produced works in the first paragraph?

28. According to Geraint Wiggins, why are many people worried by computer art?

29. What is a key difference between Aaron and the Painting Fool?

30. What point does Simon Colton make in the fourth paragraph?

31. The writer refers to the paintings of a chair as an example of computer art which

Questions 32-37

Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G below.

Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 32-37 on your answer sheet.

List of Ideas

A     generating work that was virtually indistinguishable from that of humans.

B     knowing whether it was the work of humans or software.

C     producing work entirely dependent on the imagination of its creator.

D     comparing the artistic achievements of humans and computers.

    revealing the technical details of his program.

    persuading the public to appreciate computer art.

   discovering that it was the product of a computer program

32. Simon Colton says it is important to consider the long-term view then

33. David Cope’s EMI software surprised people by

34. Geraint Wiggins criticized Cope for not

35. Douglas Hofstadter claimed that EMI was

36. Audiences who had listened to EMI’s music became angry after

37. The participants in David Moffat’s study had to assess music without

Questions 38-40

Do the following statements agree with the claims of the writer in Reading Passage 3?

In boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer

NO if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer

NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

38. Moffat’s research may help explain people’s reactions to EMI.

39. The non-experts in Moffat’s study all responded in a predictable way.

40. Justin Kruger’s findings cast doubt on Paul Bloom’s theory about people’s prejudice towards computer art.

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