Cambridge 16 IELTS General Reading Test 3

SECTION 1 : Questions 1-14

Questions 1-5

Read the text below and answer questions 1-5.

The text has five paragraphs, A-E.

Which paragraph mentions the following?

Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1. The chance to go into caves

2. The chance to spend time beside a lake

3. Some unusual architecture

4. Unsuitability for young children

5. The length of the walk depending on the weather

Questions 6-14

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

In boxes 6-14 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

6. Traditionally, most scarecrows were the same size as a human being.

7. The competition in September was the first one in Maplehampton.

8. The farmers who provided materials could take part in the competition.

9. Old clothes were supplied to the people who made the scarecrows.

10. The venue for the competition was changed because of the weather.

11. Competitors could get advice on making their scarecrows.

12. In the judges’ opinion, the scarecrow dressed as an alien was better than the giant bird.

13. The competition organisers supplied a picnic for the competitors and spectators.

14. Alice Cameron bought a scarecrow to frighten birds away from her crops.

SECTION 2 : Questions 15-27

Questions 15-22

Read the text below and answer Questions 15-22.

Complete the notes below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

 Notes on being a great barista

 Serving the customer

- Be sure you make drinks that are 15. for the customer

- Ignore any 16. around you

Using the equipment

- Clean the machine 17. regularly

- Grinding always use ground coffee that is 18.
  remember that air causes the smell to fade

Making the coffee

- Know when to stop making the espresso
  too early reduces the 19.

- Too late makes the coffee 20.

Giving good customer service

- Talk to your customers ask about the customers’ 21.

- Know something about the important 22. in the area


Questions 23-27.

Complete the flow chart below.

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

Tips on running a meeting

Arrange seats according to the types of meeting and participants

- In small meetings, ask people from some 23.
   as they introduce themselves

- Make sure the 24.
   is available to everyone.

- Involve people in the discussion and solve
   any 25. quickly if they arise

- Note action points and who is responsible for them

- Avoid 26. by involving a range of
   people in tasks

- Thanks people for coming, and possibly have some kind of
   27. afterwards

SECTION 3 : Questions 28-40

Questions 28-33

Read the text below and answer 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-viii, in boxes 28-33 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings

i. The link between feathers and a wider international awareness

ii. An unsuitable decoration for military purposes

iii. A significant rise in the popularity of feathers

iv. Growing disapproval of the trapping of birds for their feathers

v. A new approach to researching the past

vi. Feathers as protection and as a symbol of sophistication

vii. An interesting relationship between the wearing of feathers and gender

viii. A reason for the continued use of feathers by soldiers

28. Section A

29. Section B

30. Section C

31. Section D

32. Section E

33. Section F

Questions 34-36

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

34. In Section B, what information is given about the use of feathers in the 16th century?

35. Rublack suggests the feather costume worn by Duke Frederick in 1599 represented

36. According to Rublack, one reason why feathers survived in European military costume was because

Questions 37-40

Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below.

A. lost popularity in the 16th century.

B. were used as protection from bad weather.

C. are worn today by some soldiers.

D. could only be worn by men of noble birth.

E. were used to create an outfit worn by a person of high status.

F. were once awarded for military achievements.

G. became popular decorations for urban dwellers in the 16th century

37. Hats decorated with long black feathers

38. Feathers from cranes and swallows

39. Feathers from exotic birds

40. Peacock feathers

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