Cambridge 19 Academic Reading Test 3

READING PASSAGE 1 : Quetions 1-13

Questions 1-7
Do the following statements agree with the information given 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 Archaeological research had taken place on the island of Obi before the arrival of Ceri Shipton and his colleagues.

2 At the Kelo sites, the researchers found the first clam shell axes ever to be discovered in the region.

3 The size of Obi today is less than it was 18,000 years ago.

4 A change in the climate around 11,700 years ago had a greater impact on Obi than on the surrounding islands.

5 The researchers believe there is a connection between warmer, wetter weather and a change in the material used to make axes.

6 Shipton's team were surprised to find evidence of the Obi islanders' hunting practices.

7 It is thought that the Kelo shelters were occupied continuously until about 1,000 years ago.

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.

Archaeological findings on Obi

Excavations of rock shelters inside 8 near the village of Kelo revealed:

  • axes from around 14,000 years ago, probably used to make canoes
  • axes made out of 9 , dating from around 11,700 years ago
  • 10 of an animal: evidence of what ancient islanders ate
  • evidence of travel between islands:
    • obsidian: a material that is not found naturally on Obi
    • 11 which resembled ones found on other islands.

It is thought that from 8,000 years ago, Obi islanders:

  • may have switched from hunting to fishing
  • had 12 as well as items made out of metal
  • probably took part in the production and sale of 13

Reading Passage 2 : Questions 14–26

Reading Passage 2 has eight paragraphs, A–H.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A–H, in boxes 14–17 on your answer sheet.

14 reference to the need to ensure that inhabitants of wetland regions continue to benefit from them
15 the proportion of wetlands which have already been lost
16 reference to the idea that people are beginning to appreciate the value of wetlands
17 mention of the cultural significance of wetlands

Questions 18–22

Complete the sentences below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 18–22 on your answer sheet.

18 Peatlands which have been drained begin to release instead of storing it.
19 Once peatland areas have been cleared, are more likely to occur.
20 Clearing peatland forests to make way for oil palm plantations destroys the of the local environment.
21 Water is drained out of peatlands through the which are created by logging companies.
22 Draining peatlands leads to : a serious problem which can eventually result in coastal flooding and land loss.

Questions 23–26

Look at the following statements (Questions 23–26) and the list of experts below.

Match each statement with the correct expert, A–D.

List of Experts

A Matthew McCartney
B Pieter van Eijk
C Marcel Silvius
D Dave Tickner

Write the correct letter, A–D, in boxes 23–26 on your answer sheet.

23 Communities living in wetland regions must be included in discussions about the future of these areas.
24 Official policies towards wetlands vary from one nation to the next.
25 People cause harm to wetlands without having any intention to do so.
26 Initiatives to reverse environmental damage need not be complex.

Reading Passage 3 : Questions 27-40

Questions 27–30

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 27–30 on your answer sheet.

27 What does the reader learn about the conversation in the first paragraph?

28 What assists the electronic translator during lectures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?

29 When referring to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the writer suggests that

30 What does the writer say about sharing earpieces?

Questions 31–34

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

A but there are concerns about this.
B as systems do not need to conform to standard practices.
C but they are far from perfect.
D despite the noise issues.
E because translation is immediate.
F and have an awareness of good manners.

Write the correct letter, A–F, in boxes 31–34 on your answer sheet.

Speech translation methods are developing fast in Japan

32 TV interviews that use translation voiceover methods are successful
33 Future translation systems should address people appropriately
34 Users may be able to maintain their local customs

Questions 35–40

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

In boxes 35–40 on your answer sheet, write:

YES if the statement agrees with the views of the writer
NO if the statement contradicts the views of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

35 Language translation systems will be seen as very useful throughout the academic and professional worlds.

36 The overall value of automated translation to family life is yet to be shown.

37 Automated translation could make life more difficult for immigrant families.

38 Visual aspects of language translation are being considered by scientists.

39 International scientists have found English easier to translate into other languages than Latin.

40 As far as language is concerned, there is a difference between people’s social and practical needs.

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