Cambridge 16 General Reading Test 1

Part 1 : Questions 1 to 6

Look at the five comments about lessons, A-E

For which comments are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A– E, in boxes 1– 6.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1. This pupil is interested in the subject despite the way it is taught.

2. This pupil is hoping to have a career that makes use of the subject.

3. This pupil finds the subject harder than they expected.

4. This pupil finds the lessons very entertaining.

5. This pupil appreciates the benefit of doing challenging work.

6. This pupil has realised the connection between two things.

Part 1 : Questions 7 to 14

Questions 7-14
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text above?

In boxes 7-14 on your reading 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,

7. The festival is held every year.

8. This year’s festival focuses on the town’s history.

9. Goods displayed in the craft fair are unlike ones found in shops.

10. The barbecue will be cancelled if it rains.

11. Adults can attend the barbecue at any time without charge.

12. Amateur musicians will perform during the whole of the barbecue.

13. Seating is available for watching the boat races.

14. People attending the festival will be asked to donate some money.

Part 2: Questions 15-20

Complete the notes below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the text for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your reading answer sheet.

Risks and how to avoid them

Risk Factor

Examples of Farm Activities

Risk Reduction Measures to Consider

Heavy Loads

- Lifting sacks of 15.

- Carrying food for animals

- Divide into containers that weigh less

- Use a vehicle such as a tractor

Awkward posture

- Lifting a restless 16.

- Moving something around a big 17.

- Buy particular 18. to help with support

A lot of 19. while working

Fixing a fallen 20.

Use a workbench instead

Part 2: Questions 21-27

Complete the sentences below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

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

21. A approach to selling is fine as long as you do not irritate the customer.

22. Recommend additional products and without being too forceful.

23. Know how to compare similar products which have different

24. Avoid by always saying more than ‘no’.

25. Keep an eye on the of goods on the shelves.

26. If a customer has problems paying with their handle the problem with care.

27. Any from a customer should not affect how you treat them.

Part 3: Questions 28-34

The text has seven paragraphs, A- G.
Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.
Write the correct number, i- viii, in boxes 28-34 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings

i A time when opportunities were limited

ii The reasons why Ferrando’s product is needed

iii A no-risk solution

iv Two inventions and some physical details

v The contrasting views of different generations

vi A disturbing experience

vii The problems with replacing a consumer item

viii Looking back at why water was bottled

28. Paragraph A

29. Paragraph B

30. Paragraph C

31. Paragraph D

32. Paragraph E

33. Paragraph F

34. Paragraph G

Questions 35-37

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

Write the correct letter in boxes 35-37 on your answer sheet.

35. What does Ferrando say about his glass water bottle?

36 What does the writer find fascinating about Ferrando’s story?

37. What does the writer suggest about Closca’s bike helmet?

Part 3: Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

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

Funding a smart invention

Thirty years ago, the methods used by creators to fund their projects involved getting money from the bank or from someone in the 38.  Banks today are still a useful source of finance, but investments may also be sought from ‘corporate social responsibility’ projects.

In order to get immediate funding, the method Ferrando took was to use a well-known 39.  to advertise his product and request financial support. People who gave a certain figure or over were offered a free gift. In addition, Ferrando advised his donors that his company would create bottles in two colours, followed by a 40.  bottle once they had received a more significant amount. In this way Ferrando avoided debt and found out how many people might want his products before manufacturing them.

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