Cambridge 19 Academic Reading Test 1

Section 1

Questions 1 to 7
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?
In boxes 1–7 on your answer sheet, write

if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

1 People had expected Andy Murray to become the world’s top tennis player for at
least five years before 2016.

2 The change that Andy Murray made to his rackets attracted a lot of attention.

3 Most of the world’s top players take a professional racket stringer on tour with them.

4 Mike and Bob Bryan use rackets that are light in comparison to the majority of rackets.

5 Werner Fischer played with a spaghetti-strung racket that he designed himself.

6 The weather can affect how professional players adjust the strings on their rackets.

7 It was believed that the change Pete Sampras made to his rackets contributed to his strong serve.

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.

The tennis racket and how it has changed

• Mike and Bob Bryan made changes to the types of 8 used on their racket frames.
• Players were not allowed to use the spaghetti-strung racket because of the amount of 9 it created.
• Changes to rackets can be regarded as being as important as players’ diets or the 10 they do.
• All rackets used to have natural strings made from the 11 of animals.
• Pete Sampras had metal 12 put into the frames of his rackets.
• Gonçalo Oliveira changed the 13 on his racket handles.

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