academic reading test 2 part 1

Questions 1-5
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
In boxes 1-5 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.

The cork oak has the thickest bark of any living tree.

2. Scientists have developed a synthetic cork with the same cellular structure as natural cork.

3. Individual cork oak trees must be left for 25 years between the first and second harvest.

4. Cork bark should be stripped in dry atmospheric conditions.

5. The only way to remove the bark from cork oak trees is by hand.

Questions 6-13: Complete the notes below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 6-13 on your answer sheet.

Comparison of aluminium screw caps and cork bottle stoppers
Advantages of aluminium screw caps
do not affect the 6 of the bottle contents
are 7 to produce
are 8 to use
Advantages of cork bottle stoppers
•suit the 9 of quality products
•made from a 10 Material
•easily 11
•cork forests aid 12
•cork forests stop 13 happening

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