Cambridge 15 IELTS Academic Test 3

READING PASSAGE 1 : Questions 1-13

Do the following statements agree with the claims of the writer in Reading Passage 1?

In boxes 1-7 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

1. On leaving school, Moore did what his father wanted him to do.

2. Moore began studying sculpture in his first term at the Leeds School of Art.

3. When Moore started at the Royal College of Art, its reputation for teaching sculpture was excellent.

4. Moore became aware of ancient sculpture as a result of visiting London Museums.

5. The Trocadero Museum’s Mayan sculpture attracted a lot of public interest.

6. Moore thought the Mayan sculpture was similar in certain respects to other stone sculptures.

7. The artists who belonged to Unit One wanted to make modern art and architecture more popular.

Questions 8-13

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet.

Moore’s career as an artist


- Moore’s exhibition at the Leicester Galleries is criticised by the press

- Moore is urged to offer his 8.  and leave the Royal College.


- Moore turns to drawing because 9.  for sculpting are not readily available

- While visiting his hometown, Moore does some drawings of 10.

- Moore is employed to produce a sculpture of a 11.

- 12.  start to buy Moore’s work

- Moore’s increased 13.  makes it possible for him to do more ambitious sculptures


- Moore’s series of bronze figures marks a further change in his style

READING PASSAGE 2 : Questions 14-26

Reading Passage 2 has nine paragraphs, A-H

Choose the correct heading for each section from the list of headings belo

Write the correct number, i-x, in boxes 14-20 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings

i           Getting the finance for production

ii          An unexpected benefit

iii         From initial inspiration to new product

iv         The range of potential customers for the device

v          What makes the device different from alternatives

vi         Cleaning water from a range of sources

vii        Overcoming production difficulties

viii       Profit not the primary goal

ix         A warm welcome for the device

x          The number of people affected by water shortages

14. Section A _

15. Section B

16. Section C

17. Section D

18. Section E

19. Section F

20. Section G

Questions 21-26

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 21-26 on your answer sheet.

How the Desolenator works

The energy required to operate the Desolenator comes from sunlight. The device can be used in different locations, as it has 21.  . Water is fed into a pipe, and a 22.  of water flows over a solar panel. The water then enters a boiler, where it turns into steam. Any particles in the water are caught in a 23.  . The purified water comes out through one tube, and all types of 24.  come out through another. A screen displays the 25.   of the device, and transmits the information to the company so that they know when the Desolenator requires 26. .

READING PASSAGE 3 : Questions 27-40

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

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

A     may be provided through methods used in biological research.

B     are the reason for their survival.

C     show considerable global variation.

D     contain animals which transform to become humans.

    were originally spoken rather than written.

F     have been developed without factual basis.

27. In fairy tales, details of the plot

28. Tehrani rejects the idea that the useful lessons for life in fairy tales

29. Various theories about the social significance of fairy tales

30. Insights into the development of fairy tales

31. All the fairy tales analysed by Tehrani

Questions 32-36

Complete the summary using the list of words, A-I, below.

Write the correct letter, A-I, in boxes 32-36 on your answer sheet.

Phylogenetic analysis of Little Red Riding Hood

Tehrani used techniques from evolutionary biology to find out if 32.  existed among 58 stories from around the world. He also wanted to know which aspects of the stories had fewest 33. , as he believed these aspects would be the most important ones. Contrary to other beliefs, he found that some 34.  that were included in a story tended to change over time, and that the middle of a story seemed no more important than the other parts. He was also surprised that parts of a story which seemed to provide some sort of 35.  were unimportant. The aspect that he found most important in a story’s survival was 36.

A ending, B events, C warning, D links, E records, F variations, G horror, H people, I plot

Questions 37-40

Choose the correct letter, ABC or D.
Write the correct letter in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet.

37. What method did Jamie Tehrani use to test his ideas about fairy tales?

38. When discussing Tehrani’s views, Jack Zipes suggests that

39. Why does Tehrani refer to Chinese and Japanese fairy tales?

40. What does Mathias Clasen believe about fairy tales?

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