The IELTS General Training Reading test is 60 minutes long with 3 different sections (forty questions) based on passages which are divided into matching information questions, multiple-choice questions, identifying information questions, confirming claims questions, matching headings questions, and many other varieties.
Read the information below and answer Question 1-7
ONLINE Tutors are excellent EFL/ESL teachers from around the world! They can be your private English tutor right on your computer! To send an email message to an ONLINE Tutor, just click on the name and write a short message to introduce yourself!
A I Astrid Manyana (F 46) Chile
Special offer for Spanish speakers: bilingual teaching of English grammar and explanations in Spanish. 25 years’ experience teaching all levels from age 15 to 55. Basics, oral, written, specific interests [eg: tourism] and preparation for Cambridge and IE0S exams. I can make speaking English easy for you!
B John Bennett-Smfth (M 27) Canada
I have been teaching English conversation as a volunteer in a language centre in my city for about one year. I have also been using e-mail. ICQ and NetMeeting to teach grammar, composition and conversation over the Internet to about 20 or so students for about the same length of time. I am willing to teach (free of charge), privately or to groups, and to teach those language skills which are of interest to a paticular student.
C Pamela Arrowsmltfi (F 56) Australia
I have taught English for over 30 years, and have developed a range of classroom materials. I offer tutoring assistance in all areas of English, with an emphasis on Business Writing for EFL adults. I can arrange trips to Australia for business and professional adults, either individuals or groups [maximum of four adults] and these can include English classes. If desired.
D Jean-Ptorre JoyaJ (M 22) France
I really like to create new kinds of teaching materials and I usually create my own activities instead of using the same Kind of exercises and texts we all are used to. Let’s try that in our classes – it will be fun! I have a BA and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and I have been teaching all levels of ESL student for more than 3 years. I offer a complimentary assessment of your skill level.
E Naoe Nagayo (F 36) Japan
I have taught English as a Foreign Language for 6 years. I have a TEFL certificate from the USA and a MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. My students range from pre-schoolers to adults. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you to target your learning difficulties and Improve your English ability!
Look at the description of Online Tutors (A-E). Write the appropriate letter A-E for each space.
Which tutor would you choose…?
|….If your first language was Spanish?||A|
(1) …to teach young children?
(2) …to improve English for your business?
(3)…if you didn’t have much money?
(4)…if you were bored with the usual language learning exercises?
(5)…to do exam preparation
Which TWO descriptions mention
(6)…language teaching qualifications?
(7)…more than 10 years’ teaching experience?
Read the information about recycling and answer Questions 8-14.
NO-WASTE RECYCLING GUIDE
No-Waste is a goal and a process that involves individuals, communities, businesses and all levels of government. It leads to a future where trash is a thing of the past. Solid waste isn’t hidden or buried in landfills but fully utilised as the valuable resource that it is. Through redesign, reduction, reuse, repair, recycling, composting and changes in attitude, we aim to create opportunity and wealth instead of garbage.
|Every second week. * Put garbage and recyclables out before 8 AM on collection day.
Household Plastic containers
|Beside your blue box||YELLOW BAG
Hoasehold paper — junk mail, envelopes, brochures, paper bags, egg cartons (fibre only); box packaging such as cereal, shoe boxes, paper towel cores, white and coloured office paper, telephone books.
Remove liners, flatten packaging and place inside bag.
Mo drinking boxes, paper towels or waxed paper.
Newspapers, inserts, sales flyers, magazines and catalogues. Remove magazine covers, perfumed inserts. Ho books or soiled newspapers.
TEXTILES, CLOTHING AND LINENS
Race clean textiles in a separate plastic shopping bag tied with string.
Packing boxes, liquor boxes.
Flatten bundles and tie — no larger than 30 x 30 x 8. Place beside blue box. No waxed or coated boxes, soiled pizza boxes.
Choose ONE item only from the list below to go in each recycling container.
(8) I in the Blue Box ……………
(9) in the Yellow Bag ……………
(10) in the Blue Bag ……………
LIST OF ITEMS FOR RECYCLING
Look at the following statements.
YES if the answer is “yes’
NO if the answer is ‘no’
NOT GIVEN if there is no information about this in the passage
11. Do I put out items for recycling every other week? …………………
12. Should I remove labels from food cans? ……………………..
13. Can I recycle a broken window?…………………
14. Is there a separate collection for large household items? ……………………
Read the passage below and answer Questions 15-18.
A CAREER IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT
Hotel management provides exciting career opportunities in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. Indeed, tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. Recent figures show tourism enjoying a growth rate 23% higher than that of the global economy, employing some 212 million and earning in the region of $ US 3.4 trillion per annum.
In a year from now, employment figures are predicted to exceed 338 million, with revenue above SUS7.2 trillion. The vast majority of new jobs will be in the Asia-Pacific region, which by the year 2010 will attract 1 in every 5 of the world’s holidaymakers. The employment prospects for the International College of Hospitality Management’s graduates are exciting.
The International College of Hospitality Management
The International College of Hospitality Management provides diploma and degree level hotel management training for the international hospitality and tourism industry. Established in 1993, the International College of Hospitality Management is the Asia-Pacific Basin campus cf the renowned European Hotel Association. It also incorporates the classical French cooking training of Le Gourmet, Paris.
International Hotel Management Diploma
The International College of Hospitality Management course is industry-oriented, balancing operative, supervisory and management level training. The Diploma course is 3 years full time. Semesters 1, 3 and 5 are spent studying on campus, and Semesters 2, 4 and 6 are spent in industry on undergraduate placements, called ‘stages’. One stage may be taken up with language studies.
Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) Degree
Students who graduate with the International Hotel Management Diploma are assured of a further year of Degree Study at the University of the Antipodes. Studies will focus on such areas as: Global Marketing, Strategic Management, Total Quality Management, Cross-Cultural Communications, Developing Organisations and Management of Change, Global Development in Hospitality and Tourism, Intercultural Relations. Under certain circumstances the final year of study can be conducted on a part-time basis and by distance education mode, enabling students to study while maintaining a full-time career in the hospitality industry, either here or in their home country.
Choose ONE phrase from the list below (A-J) to complete each of the following sentences, There are more phrases than questions so you will not use all of them.
15. The hospitality industry…
16. The College…
17. The Diploma course…
18. The Degree course…
LIST OF PHRASES
A …indudes work experience placements overseas.
B …can be done by distance mode.
C …requires foreign language studies.
D …has links with overseas institutions.
E …must be completed in Australia.
F …combines study with industry placements.
G …offers expanding opportunities for employment.
H …must be completed in one year.
I …takes 3 years to complete, part-time.
J …consists of several campuses.
Read the passage below and answer Questions 19-23.
The International College of Hospitality Management has more than 120
professional lecturers and international-standard, training facilities. These
;; include three public restaurants, ten commercial training kitchens,
simulated front office training facilities, four computer suites, a fully
operational winery, and a food science laboratory. The Learning Resource
Centre collection is extensive. The student support services provide
professional counselling in the areas of health, learning support,
language skills, accommodation and welfare. Childcare facilities are also
available on campus.
The International College of Hospitality Management has students
enrolled from more than 20 countries, some of whom stay on campus in
International House. Built in 1999, International House is accommodation
comprising villa-style units. Each student has their own bedroom, sharing
en suite facilities with another student. An adjoining kitchenette and
lounge area is shared by the four students in the villa. All meals are
served in the College dining room which is next to the student common
room. Student privacy and security are priorities. A computer outlet in
each bedroom enables student to connect into the College network,
providing 24 hour-a-day access. The residence is a two-minute walk to
the College’s sporting and training facilities, and is on a regular bus
service to the city centre 10 km away.
International House is also being used to enhance on-campus training,
from Monday to Friday, Year 1 students, supervised by 2nd Years, are
assigned kitchen, waiting, housekeeping and receptionist duties.
Simulated check-in/check-out exercises, receptionist duties and breakfast
service to a limited number of rooms are also part of the program.
Look at the following statements.
YES if the statement is correct according to the passage
NO if theite statement is incorrect according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage
19. The training facility has 10 kitchens. ………………….
20. All students in the program live at International House…………………….
21. Four students share a unit in the residence………………………….
22. The residence is used as part of the training program……………………
23. All meals in the residence are prepared by the students…………………….
Four short courses (A-D) from the ‘International Hotel Management Diploma’ are outlined on the opposite page. Choose the correct title (i-viii) for each course from the list below.
There are more titles than descriptions so you will not use all of them.
List of Course Titles
- Food and Wine Service
- Hcusekeeping Proceduies
- Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
- Hôtel Front Office Management
- Bars and Service of Drinks
- Resort Opération and Management
- Catering Contiol
- Hotel Front Office Reception
 Couise B _______________
 Couise C _______________
 Couise D_______________
Look at the passage below and answer Questions 24-27 on the previous page.
|This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills to perform
duties relevant to a front office receptionist working within a range of hospitality
establishments. Course includes: front office and organisational structure, role and
duties of front office personnel, guests’ reservations and registrations, check-in and
check-out procedures, guest accounting and management reports.
|This certifícate is designed for participants wishing to develop a solid understanding
of, and the ability to perform duties and skills required in advanced front office
operations and night auditing. Course includes: night auditing procedures, daily
records and reports, early and late arrivals, security duties, bell desk/concierge,
guest service and information, advanced cashiering, supervision of payments,
banking operations, debtor control and financial reports.
|This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills relevant to
table attendant duties within an a la carte restaurant. Course includes: table setting
for a variety of menus, plate and silver service, tray and wine service, ordering and
docket systems, wine styles and label identification, food and wine combinations.
|This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills to
perform a bar attendant’s duties within range of industry settings. Course includes:
bar preparation, cash handling, beer service, patron care, basic cocktail mixing,
The therapeutic use of laughter — to relieve stress. combat disease and strengthen the immune system — no longer raises medical eyebrows. The idea that humour is healthy and that a hearty laugh can make a person feel much better has gained much medical respectability in the last two decades.
Humour therapy has been accepted on the basic of considerable research conducted in the West. The case of Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams ( immortalised by actor Robin Williams in the film Patch Adams), who developed laughter therapy over 35 years at the Gesundheit Institute in Virginia. USA. is well-known. The other is the story of Norman Cousins, the late editor of the American paper The Saturday Review, who was taken ill with a severe connective tissue disease where the body just wastes away. When doctors gave up on him. he cured himself with large doses of vitamin C and comedies starring the Marx Brothers. Cousins found that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anaesthetic effect and gave him at least two hours of pain-free sleep. He recorded his experiences of self healing through laughter in a best selling book. Anatomy of an Illness.
This has been an inspiration for many practitioners of laughter therapy, including Dr Madan Kataria. a Mumbai-based general practitioner who has pioneered the concept of laughter clubs in India. As founder of Laughter Club International. Dr Kataria is credited with initiating over 300 laughter clubs throughout India. Each of these conducts regular group laughter sessions on the premise that laughter is healthy for the body and mind.
We still know very little about what happens in the brain when we laugh, but there’s a fair amount of evidence to suggest that laughter has wide-ranging effects on us psychologically and physiologically. The most obvious effect is on our mood but laughter is also known to keep away negative emotions like anxiety and depression, which tend to weaken the immune system. It relieves stress, a common cause of heart and blood
Complete the sentences below using NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS FROM THE PASSAGE.
Laughter raises —————————in the blood to improve lung function for conditions like asthma.
Laughter helps the body to release £29]—————————-called endorphins.
When we laugh. —————————expand, which assist circulation and help tissue to heal.
Hospital patients who were —————————-the comedies they watched had the best response to laughter therapy.
Researchers have shown that humour and the ability to play contribute to ————————–
Which THREE of the following (A-J) in the passage have NOT been attributed to laughter?
List of descriptions
A reduced pain F weakened immune system
B improved sleep G stimulated appetite
C slower heart rate H higher blood pressure
D increased anxiety I less stress
E better digestion
Match the following names with a phrase (A-I) from the list below that describes the work of each
36. Dr. Hunter Adams
37. Norman Cousins
38. Dr. Madan Kataria
39. Dr. Henri Rubinstein
40. Dr. Pierre Vachet
List of Phrases
A studied the relaxation response produced by laughter
B starred in a movie about laughter therapy
C wrote about self-healing through laughter
D developed the concept of comedy dubs in India
E proved that happiness is the best medicine
F treated patients using funny films
G showed that laughter faalitates the delivery of oxygen to cells
H initiated group laughter sessions
I pioneered laughter therapy in medical settings
ANSWER KEY FOR IELTS READING PRACTICE TEST 01
Section 1 Section 2
1. E 15. G
2. C 16. D
3. B 17. F
4. D 18. B
5. A 19. Yes
6. D,E (both required for 1 mark) 20. No
7. A,C (both required for 1 mark) 21. Yes
8. aluminium drink can 22. Yes
9. telephone book 23. No
10. magazines 24. viii
11. Yes 25. iv
12. Yes 26. i
14. Not Given 27. V
28. oxygen levels
29. natural pain ldllers
30. blood vessels
31. allowed to choose
32. creativity/solutions to problems
33-35. D/F/H (in any order)