Cambridge General Reading 17 Test 3

Questions 1—6

Look at the five descriptions of walks, A—E.

For which walk are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A—E, in boxes 1—6 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1 There is very little shade.

2 There are some steep sections.

3 There is a choice of route on this walk.

4 There is a special site for watching wildlife.

5 Dogs must not be allowed to run freely.

6 You can sit down in several places.

Questions 7—14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text?

In boxes 7—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

7 Sally Hanugoldi is still renting a property with Poppi Properties.

8 Sally Hanugoldi was the first person to view the flat.

9 Sally made a quick decision to rent the property.

10 The flat was on a lower level than Sally had expected.

11 Lilllee's behaviour towards Sally changed over time.

12 The flat that Sally rented from Poppi Properties was unfurnished.

13 Sally employed someone to clean her carpets.

14 The landlord raised Sally's rent while she was living in the flat.

Questions 15—21

Complete the flowchart below.

Choose ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15—21 on your answer sheet

Raising a grievance at work

Ask to see your immediate manager on an 15 basis.

If not satisfied, find details of your company's grievance procedure.

This may be in a handbook, a 16 or on an art intranet site.

Write to your employer with details of your complaint.

You may also suggest a 17

Make sure there is a date on your letter and keep a copy.

Your employer should hold a meeting.

You have the right to be accompanied by a 18 or a trade union representative.

Your employer should then inform you of the decision in writing.

If you are not happy with the decision, you can appeal in writing.

Your employer should then arrange a further meeting.

Where possible, this should be led by a manager who is 19 to the previous one.

If you are still not happy with the decision, you can

  • think about the possibility of 20
  • make an employment tribunal claim. This must be done within 21 of the date of the event.

Questions 22—27

Complete the sentences below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 22—27 on your answer sheet.

22 Private hire drivers only take passengers by arrangement with an

23 A driver's job may involve helping those with problems.

24 Working hours for drivers may vary, but the greatest demand is in the

25 The majority of drivers are .

26 A driver needs to be familiar with the of the area.

27 It may be useful if a driver has evidence of some ability.

SECTION 3 Questions 28—40

Read the text and answer Questions 28—40.

Questions 28—33

The text has six paragraphs, A—F.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number; i—vii, in boxes 28—33 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings

i The extra time is worth it

ii The preferred rhubarb for consumers

iii Yorkshire's declining air quality

iv Observing the selection process

v Suggesting a possible beginning

vi A long-standing family business

vii The best region for forced rhubarb

28 Paragraph A ___

29 Paragraph B ___

30 Paragraph C ___

31 Paragraph D ___

32 Paragraph E ___

33 Paragraph F ___

Questions 34—36

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

Write the correct letter in boxes 34—36 on your answer sheet.

34 What aspect of forced rhubarb does the writer praise in Paragraph C?

35 Why does the writer think forced rhubarb has become more popular among cooking experts?

36 In the final paragraph, the writer suggests that forced rhubarb was first produced

Questions 37-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 37—40 on your answer sheet.

Growing forced rhubarb

During November, rhubarb crowns are removed from the soil and replanted in dark sheds that have plenty of heating. These conditions encourage such fast growth that the buds make a 37 sound as the pink stalks appear. The growing period lasts around three weeks. After that, the rhubarb can be picked by a group of people known as 38. They use a 39 to inspect the stems and to make sure they are as long as a human 40 before handling them with expert skill.

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