Cambridge 15 General Reading Test 2

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-14

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

In boxes 1-6 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. There is an extra charge for locks and keys.

2. It is possible to arrange to share a storage unit with someone else.

3. You can pick up your property from the storage unit during the night-time.

4. You can drive your vehicle right next to your storage unit.

5. Students’ possessions can only be stored during vacation periods.

6. The storage company will collect and deliver students’ property.

Questions 7-14

Look at the five descriptions of museum, A-E, in one area of England.

For which museum are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 7-14 on your answer sheet.

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

7. There are exhibits related to the history of agriculture in the region.

8. Equipment for putting out fires used to be kept in this building.

9. You can find information on the rise of one type of transport.

10. There are things to see both inside and outside.

11. It is possible to obtain copies of old pictures and documents.

12. On certain days you can see an original work by a writer of fiction.

13. Someone who was interested in environmental matters lived here for a time.

14. This museum has an exhibit related to a heroic achievement.

SECTION 2 : Questions 15-27

Complete the table below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

Type of danger Examples Risks involved Necessary action
Biohazard 15. , mould, bacteria, algae can lead to disease and death use protective clothing and equipment
Confined spaces Contaminants e.g. gases, vapours and dusts injury from fire or explosion follow Safe Work code of practice
high concentrations of harmful airborne contaminants e.g. carbon monoxide 16. follow Safe Work code of practice
water 17. cut off water sources
Electricity metal pipes which are conductive death from electrocution –  use insulated 18. . and appropriate equipment

–  ensure equipment has 19.  on to show it is safe

–  make sure electricity has been 20.

Questions 21-27

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.

Flexible working

How to organise flexible working

- trust your employees

- provide them with clear 21.

- base measurements of performance on their output

- initially, have a 22.  of progress each day

- make sure a 23.  Is accessible to give details of colleague locations.

- use a program such as iMeet to encourage different types of 24.  between workers

Benefits of flexibility

- greater productivity

- less 25. from colleagues

- increase in 26.

- more motivated staff

- greater success for the company with staff recruitment and 27.

SECTION 3 : Questions 28-40

The text has six sections, A-F.

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

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

List of Headings

i   Developing an item that appears true to life

ii   Extending the project to other endangered species

iii   A short but intensive investigation with longer-term follow-up

iv   Problems facing sea turtles at a global level

v   Collection of eggs and their possible onward routes

vi   Intensive and large-scale poaching in one location

vii   Why catching the poachers may not solve the problem

28. Section A

29. Section B

30. Section C

31. Section D

32. Section E

33. Section F

Questions 34-37

Choose the correct letter, ABC or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 34-37 on your answer sheet.

34. What does the writer suggest about the flatback turtle?

35. Williams-Guillen says that the poaching of sea turtle eggs in Nicaragua

36. In Section E, Williams-Guillen says that one way to encourage poachers to take the fake eggs is to

37. It is planned to use a large number of fake eggs at the beginning because

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.

Making convincing sea turtle eggs

One difficulty in creating a fake sea turtle egg is to get the appropriate texture for the shell. Unlike a bird’s egg, a turtle’s egg has a shell which is 38. . Lauren Wilde has studied eggs from Californian turtles that live on 39.  to create a realistic reproduction of the shell. A GPS device will then be placed inside a 40.  in the fake shell. Finally, silicone will be applied to the shell to make it waterproof.

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