Cambridge 19 General Reading Test 2

SECTION 1 Questions 1-14

Questions 1-7

Look at the five descriptions of campsites, A-E.
For which campsite are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.

1 The site is impossible to get to at certain times.
2 It is in a convenient place for going by car to various tourist spots.
3 You should camp somewhere inside the marked zone.
4 Campers who enjoy a particular physical challenge come here.
5 The difficult journey to the site is worth the effort.
6 Few people have heard of this site.
7 Some physical effort is needed to enjoy nearby coastal areas.

Questions 8-14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text?
In boxes 8-14 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 water penetration in some flats is being treated as an emergency.

9. The southern wall will undergo a permanent repair this year.

10. Some people have failed to pay attention to 'wet paint' signs.

11. Air fresheners have caused some damage in the past.

12. Residents are responsible for removing their own rubbish from the building.

13. Some residents have reported problems with noisy neighbours.

14. DIY can take place outside the stated hours if your neighbour agrees.

Questions 15-20

Complete the flowchart below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

A day in the life of a care worker

It's an early start for the first client. You may have to help the client get up and dressed if they have a 15 that makes this challenging.

The next task may be cooking breakfast and it's nice to have some 16 at this time.

It may be a good idea to do some housework after this, such as 17 and washing up.

You may then visit a second client and help them get a 18 lunch ready.

Lunch may be followed by some 19 .

Afterwards, a third client may need help with an activity that involves going out of their home, such as doing their 20 .

You may cook dinner with the final client of the day and also remind them about their medication.

Questions 21-27

Complete the sentences below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.

21 People who cut down the hours they work gain most from feeling better physically and experiencing an increased sense of .

22 It is important that those who work at desks avoid by checking their chair, work surface and screen are in the best position.

23 Having targets to work towards is useful but they should be .

24 When there are many different tasks to do, the ability to them is vital.

25 People who give up all treats in their personal time may find their decreases.

26 It is wise to use the full amount of allowance every year.

27 Making time to do things with close companions, relatives or is a great way to relax.

Questions 28-31

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write the correct letter in boxes 28-31 on your answer sheet.
28. In the first paragraph, what does the writer say about Amsterdam?

29. How did Susan Jebb respond to the fall in childhood obesity among poorer children in Leeds?

30. According to the writer, the NCMP data indicate that

31. What links the 15 places listed in the third paragraph?

Questions 32-35

Look at the following statements (Questions 32-35) and the list of people below.
Match each statement with the correct person, A, B, C or D.
Write the correct letter, A, B, C or D, in boxes 32-35 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.

List of People

A Susan Jebb

B Kim Roberts

C Janice Burberry

D Seema Kennedy

32. The aim in Leeds was to take steps to stop weight gain among children before it became a real problem.

33. Childhood obesity levels in Leeds have fallen consistently over a period of time.

34. Something that simplifies the struggle to get children to eat well is very helpful to parents.

35. Parents in general are realistic about their potential to make changes to their children’s lifestyle.

Questions 36-39

Complete the summary below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 36-39 on your answer sheet.

The 'Henry' programme
'Henry' was used in Leeds from 2009 in the fight against childhood obesity. The programme focuses on situations such as mealtimes and bedtimes, and it encourages parents to set firm 36 during these periods.
According to Kim Roberts, 'Henry' aims to help people become more 37 as parents. In this way, they do not instruct children to do things, nor give them total freedom of choice as in a 38 parenting style. Instead, they allow children to make some decisions for themselves. This might be a choice of vegetable at the dinner table or a decision about where a 39 should be enjoyed in the evening.
Lisa, a parent who joined the programme, felt enthusiastic about her children's responses to it and the effect it had overall on her family.

Question 40

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write the correct letter in box 40 on your answer sheet.

Which title is the most suitable for the text?

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