Cambridge General Reading 17 Test 4

Questions 1—7

The text has six advertisements, A—F.

Which advertisement mentions the following?

Write the correct letter, A—F, in boxes 1—7 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1 running in the evening

2 seeing newborn animals

3 parents and children doing different activities at the same time

4 choosing from alternative routes

5 learning about how other people help animals

6 an event occurring only at a certain time of the year

7 identifying where animals have been

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 Some sixth-form students intend to start work immediately after leaving school.

9 An increasing number of students are accepted at medical school.

10 Most sixth-form students come from other schools.

11 External applicants have an interview before they can be accepted.

12 Applications to the sixth form can only be made through the MyChoice16 website.

13 External applicants can talk to current students at the Open Evening.

14 Students meet their tutor whenever one of them requests a meeting.

Questions 15—21

Complete the flowchart below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-21 on your answer sheet.

Cutting down a big tree

The site supervisor Checks the paperwork and the latest information on the weather first.

Chainsaws, clothing, and all 15 are then loaded onto the lorry.

The team talk briefly at the site about the overall 16 before the work begins.

The climber's anchor point must have the necessary height and 17 for the job.

The first branches are cut and placed in a pile in the yard.

A pulley and some 18 assist in the removal of the top branches.

At this point, signs are placed on the 19.

For safety, the actions of both the tree cutter and 20 must be regularly checked.

A special machine creates 21 out of some of the wood.

Questions 22—27

Complete the table below.

choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

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

The work of plumbers

Type of


Work-related issues

Skills/Actions needed


·        Working underfloor in a 22 area


·        Dealing with a wood product

·        Plan carefully


·        Always use the appropriate 23 for each tool


·        Consider how different 24 will be affected


·        Working with advanced equipment designed for integrated systems

·        Fully comprehend instructions


·        Take images of structures to locate important materials like 25


·        Diagnosing problems and their causes


·        Fully understanding something someone else installed, e.g., a shower unit


·        Providing quick, 26 solutions

·        Deal well with people who have a lot of 27 or disruption as a result of their problems

Questions 28—31

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 28—31 on your answer sheet.

The procedure for the dormouse reintroduction in Wensleydale

It was necessary to do some preparation before the 40 dormice could be released in Wensleydale. First, members of the PTES had to choose a suitable wooded area for them. Then 28 gave them a thorough check. The team divided the animals into 29 before introducing them to their temporary tree homes. These were boxes which were enclosed by cages. Initially, the dormice could not get out, but the team brought 30 on a regular basis.

Once the dormice got used to their new environment, a gap was cut in the netting so they could go out and return when they wanted. Then, before the animals were ready to start their annual 31 in the autumn, the team took their temporary homes away; they intend to return and review the success of the project next year.

Questions 32—36

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

Write the correct letter in boxes 32—36 on your answer sheet.

32 Ian White says that one aim of releasing 40 dormice in Wensleydale is to

33 Coppicing is mentioned in the fourth paragraph as an example of

34 Why does Ian White support the widespread reintroduction of dormice?

35 What does Helen Meech hope that the dormice project will lead to?

36 What is suggested about wolves returning to the UK?

Questions 37—40

Look at the following statements (Questions 37—40) and the list of animals below.

Match each statement with the correct animal, A—E.

Write the correct letter, A—E, in boxes 37—40 on your answer sheet.

List of Animals

A The lynx

B The beaver

C The wolf

D The sea eagle

E The wild boar

37 This species has already begun to settle in the UK without human assistance.

38 This species would be particularly suitable for reintroduction as it is unlikely to try to come into contact with people.

39 it is possible that reintroducing this species could bring considerable financial benefits to one area.

40 Some countries which have already reintroduced this species have systems to repay farmers if it kills any of their animals.

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