Cambridge General Reading 16 Test 4

Section 1 : Questions 1-14

Question 1-7

Read the text below and answer questions 1-8.

Look at the seven reviews of hiking boots, A-G.

For which hiking boots are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1 These boots are a good choice for people who want to look smart when they are walking.

2 People do not need to spend time getting their feet accustomed to these boots.

3 These boots should last for many years.

4 People find these boots useful when travelling as they are not heavy.

5 One feature of these boots does not continue to be effective for very long.

6 These boots do not keep the rain out.

7 It is important to make sure these boots are done up tightly before starting a walk.

8 These boots should suit people who don’t want to spend a lot.

Questions 9-14

Read the text below and answer Questions 9-14.

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

In boxes 9-14 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

9 The workshop is only suitable for people who already keep their own bees.

10 Participants will meet people who are involved in selling honey to the public.

11 Vegetarian refreshments are available if requested in advance.

12 Participants will need to pay extra to hire appropriate clothes for the workshop.

13 Protective footwear will be required during the workshop.

14 If someone has to cancel before the workshop, the fee will be repaid.

Section 2 : Questions 15-27

Questions 15-20

Read the text below and answer Questions 15-20.

Complete the sentences below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

15 Some jobseekers have difficulty with their CV because they have not learnt which qualities they should

16 Professional CV writers know which are best left out of the CV.

17 CV writers with knowledge of a particular field of work often provide useful about the skills firms expect from job applicants.

18 It is advisable to request of what a professional CV writer has previously produced.

19 Professional CV writers often ask jobseekers to work through a as a first step.

20 If the jobseeker assists the professional writer, the tone of the CV will be

Questions 21-27

Read the text below and answer Questions 21-27.

Complete the notes below.

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

- How best to tackle a new job

- The first day

- Before arriving at work

- Try out a different morning 21. that will create a sense of well-being

- Make sure your chosen outfit conforms to the company’s 22.

- If you eat with colleagues at midday:

- It will provide information on their 23. and the way they operate

- It may be wise to prepare some 24. to help the interaction flow

- During the first few weeks

- Work out some 25. and how to go about fulfilling them

- Try to keep a completely 26. as you settle into the post

- Avoid making proposals at 27. too soon

Section 3 : Questions 28-40

Questions 28-32

Read the text below and answer questions 28-40.

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

28 In the first paragraph, the writer says that in 18th-century Scotland

29 The writer says that Nettie J Honeyball was unwilling to

30 The writer suggests that in Britain, between 1895 and 1914

31 After the First World War broke out in 1914, factory managers

Questions 32-37

Look at the following statements (Questions 32-37) and the list of football organizations below.

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

Write the correct letter, A, B, C or D, in boxes 32-37 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

List of Football Organisations

A. the British Ladies’ Football Club (BLFC)

B. the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies team

C. the Football Association (FA)

D. the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

32. It felt threatened by the rise of women’s football.

33 It was established by a male office worker

34 It donated money from football matches to good causes

35 It called for the ending of the ban on women’s football in Britain

36 it was accused of being old-fashioned

37 It was led by a believer in women’s rights

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.

A catastrophic year for women’s football

At the end of 1921, women’s football teams were forbidden to use the 38  of the Football Association, and were not allowed to have Football Association members as 39  The FA said that women’s clubs did not give enough to charity, and that there had been mismanagement of funds. Female workers accused the FA of 40  against women, but the ban continued until 1971.

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