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Wind Power in The US Prompted by the oil crises of the 1970s, a wind-power industry flourished briefly in the United States. But then world oil prices dropped, and funding for research into renewable energy was cut. By the mid-1980s, US interest in wind energy as a large-scale source of energy had almost disappeared. The … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample50

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 26-40 which are based on the text below. Kormilda College Section A Kormilda College is a unique school situated near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. For 20 years, to 1989, Kormilda College operated as a government-run, live-in school for high school Aboriginal students. In 1989 it was … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample49

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You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 27-40. The Discovery of Uranus You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-40, which are based on the Reading Passage- “The Discovery of Uranus” below. The Discovery of Uranus Someone once put forward an attractive though unlikely theory. Throughout the Earth’s annual revolution around the … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample47

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40, which are based on Reading Passages below. THE WATER CRISIS Questions 28-34 Reading Passage “The Water Crisis” has seven paragraphs, A-G. Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below. Write the correct number i-x, in boxes 28-34 on your answer sheet. … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample46

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40. North American Quilts and Coverlets Read the text below and answer Questions 28-34. Questions 28–34 The text has seven paragraphs, A–G. Choose the correct heading, A–G, from the list of headings below. Write your answers, A-G, in boxes 28–34 on your answer sheet. List of headings … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample45

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40. GLOW – WORMS A The glow-worm belongs to a family of beetles known as the lampyridae or fireflies. The fireflies are a huge group containing over 2000 species, with new ones being discovered all the time. The feature which makes fireflies and glow-worms so appealing is … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample44

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Read the text below and answer Questions 28- 40. TALKING POINT Learning a second language fuels children’s intelligence and makes their job prospects brighter. But the fact is, in New Zealand, as in many other English-speaking countries, speakers of two or more languages are in the minority. Eighty-four percent of New Zealanders are monolingual (speakers … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample43

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ou are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 27-40. Questions 27-32: The following Reading Passage has seven paragraphs (A-G). Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs A-B and D-G from the list of headings below. Write the appropriate numbers (i-ix) in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet. NB There are more headings than paragraphs: … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample41

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Part 3: Questions 28-40 Look at the passage below. FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT A. Traditionally uniforms were – and for some industries still are – manufactured to protect the worker. When they were first designed, it is also likely that all uniforms made symbolic sense – those for the military, for example, were originally intended to … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample40

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 30-41 which are based on the Reading Passage below. PAPER RECYCLING A.  Paper is different from other waste produce because it comes from a sustainable resource: trees. Unlike the minerals and oil used to make plastics and metals, trees are replaceable. Paper is also biodegradable, so it … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample39

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Looking for a Market among Adolescents A.    In 1992, the most recent year for which data are available, the US tobacco industry spent $5 billion on domestic marketing. That figure represents a huge increase from the approximate £250-million budget in 1971, when tobacco advertising was banned from television and radio. The current expenditure translates … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample38

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40 which are based on Reading Passage 20 below. The Pursuit of Happiness “New research uncovers some anti-intuitive insights into how many people are happy – and why.” _____________________________        Compared with misery, happiness is a relatively unexplored terrain for social scientists. Between 1967 and 1994, 46,380 … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample37

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on Reading Passage 19 below.  Creating Artificial Reefs In the coastal waters of the US, a nation’s leftovers have been discarded. Derelict ships, concrete blocks, scrapped cars, army tanks, tyres filled with concrete and redundant planes litter the sea floor. However, this is … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample36

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You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27 – 40 The Discovery of Uranus Someone once put forward an attractive though unlikely theory. Throughout the Earth’s annual revolution around the sun, there is one point of space always hidden from our eyes. This point is the opposite part of the Earth’s orbit, … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample35

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You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15. DESTINATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH STUDENTS Paragraph (i) At any given time, more than a million international students around the world are engaged in the study of the English language in a predominantly English-speaking country. The five most popular destinations, in order of popularity, are … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample33

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You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 16-26. BENEATH THE CANOPY The world’s tropical rainforests comprise some 6% of the Earth’s land area and contain more than half of all known life forms, or a conservative estimate of about 30 million species of plants and animals. Some experts estimate there could be … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample32

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Questions 1-12 You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-12 which are based on the following reading passage: THE BEAM-OPERATED TRAFFIC SYSTEM The Need for Change The number of people killed each year on the road is more than for all other types of avoidable deaths except for those whose lives are … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample31

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You are advised to spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27 – 40. A.D.D. – Missing Out on Learning Study requires a student’s undivided attention. It is impossible to acquire a complex skill or absorb information about a subject in class unless one learns to concentrate without undue stress for long periods of time. Students … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample30

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 29-40 which are based on the Reading Passage below.  THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD A ‘Hypotheses,’ said Medawar in 1964, are imaginative and inspirational in character’; they are ‘adventures of the mind’. He was arguing in favour of the position taken by Karl Popper in The Logic of Scientific … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample29

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on Reading Passage 10 below. ABSENTEEISM IN NURSING: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY Absence from work is a costly and disruptive problem for any organisation. The cost of absenteeism in Australia has been put at 1.8 million hours per day or $1400 million annually. The … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample27

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 30-41 which are based on the Reading Passage below. PAPER RECYCLING A Paper is different from other waste produce because it comes from a sustainable resource: trees. Unlike the minerals and oil used to make plastics and metals, trees are replaceable. Paper is also biodegradable, so it … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample26

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 14-27 which are based on Reading Passage sample 8 below. Questions 14-18 Reading passage 8 has six paragraphs B-F from the list of headings below Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs B-F from the list of headings below. Write the appropriate numbers (i-ix) in boxes 14-18 … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample25

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1–14 which are based on Reading Passage Sample 7 below: Alarming Rate of Loss of Tropical Rainforests Adults and children are frequently confronted with statements about the alarming rate of loss of tropical rainforests. For example, one graphic illustration to which children might readily relate is the … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample24

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You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-38 which are based on Reading Passage 4 below. A Workaholic Economy For the first century or so of the industrial revolution, increased productivity led to decreases in working hours. Employees who had been putting in 12-hour days, six days a week, found their time on the … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample23

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Zoo Conservation Programmes One of London Zoo’s recent advertisements caused me some irritation, so patently did it distort reality. Headlined “Without zoos, you might as well tell these animals to get stuffed”, it was bordered with illustrations of several endangered species and went on to extol the myth that without zoos like London Zoo these … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample22

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you should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-39 which are based on Reading Passage 1 below: Population Viability Analysis Part A To make political decisions about the extent and type of forestry in a region it is important to understand the consequences of those decisions. One tool for assessing the impact of forestry on … ادامه IELTS reading exam sample21

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Bilingualism in children A One misguided legacy of over a hundred years of writing on bilingualism is that children’s intelligence will suffer if they are bilingual. Some of the earliest research into bilingualism examined whether bilingual children were ahead or behind monolingual children on IQ tests. From the 1920s through to the 1960s, the tendency … ادامه ielts reading exam sample1

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