Cambridge 15 General Reading Test 3

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-14

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

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. Participants are required to create a new item of clothing for the Young Fashion Designer UK competition.

2. Participants must send information about the thoughts that led to the item they are entering for the competition.

3. The shortlist will consist of a fixed number of finalists.entering for the competition.

4. Finalists can choose how to present their work to the judges on their stand.

5. It is strongly recommended that finalists support their entry with additional photographs.

6. Questions that the students ask the judges may count towards the final decisions.

7. Extra prizes may be awarded depending on the standard of the entries submitted.

Questions 8-14

Look at the six reviews of computer keyboards, A-F.

For which keyboard are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

8. This keyboard may not suit users who prefer the keys to be almost silent.

9. This keyboard is easily portable because it can be made to fit into a small space.

10. This keyboard includes a special place to put small devices.

11. This keyboard is designed to prevent injury to those who spend a lot of time on the computer.

12. This keyboard offers good value for money.

13. This keyboard is primarily aimed at people who use their computer for entertainment.

14. It shouldn’t take long for users to get used to the shape of the keys on this keyboard.

SECTION 2 : Questions 15-27

Complete the sentences below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

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

15. In a small business it is easy to become with colleagues and other departments.

16. You may find you have you were not aware of.

17. Finding that your work is will make you enjoy doing it.

18. Other people are likely to realise that you have .

19. Opportunities for will come sooner than in a larger business.

20. You can benefit from a small company being more than a large one.

Questions 21-27

The text has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Which paragraph mentions the following?

Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

21. the emotions that new employees are likely to experience at first

22. a warning to be patient at first

23. how colleagues might react to certain behaviour

24. travelling to your new workplace before you start working there

25. an example of observing an activity carried out within an organisation

26. some things that the organisation should arrange for when you begin

27. a division of jobs within an organisation into two categories

Questions 28-30

Choose the correct letter, ABC or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 28-30 on your answer sheet.

28 The writer discusses marathon runners and barnacle geese to introduce the idea that

29. The writer says that human muscles

30. The writer says that in order to survive, early humans developed the ability to

Questions 31-35

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 31-35 on your answer sheet

What is the key to physical fitness?

In biological terms, when an animal is physically fit, its body changes, becoming more powerful and 31.  . For bears, this change may be initially caused by colder weather or a lack of 32.  , which during 33.  causes certain compounds to be released into their 34.  and to travel around the body. These compounds appear to prevent muscle loss. In the case of barnacle geese, the change may be due to a variation in 35. .

Questions 36-40

Look at the following statements (Questions 36-40) and the list of researchers below.

Match each statement with the correct researcher, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter, ABC or D, in boxes 36-40 on your answer sheet.

List of Researchers

A     Lewis Halsey
B     Chris Guglielmo
C     Daniel Lieberman
D     Ross Tucker

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

36. One belief about how animals stay fit is possibly untrue.

37. It may not be possible to train all animals to improve their speed.

38. One type of bird has demonstrated fitness when exposed to a stimulus in experimental conditions.

39. Human energy use developed in a different way from that of animals.

40. One type of bird may develop more strength when the weather becomes warmer or cooler.

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