IELTS General Training Reading: Cambridge 11 Test 4 Section 1; Visitor attractions in southern England & Paragliding in Australia; with best solutions and best explanations

IELTS General Training Reading: Cambridge 11 Test 4 Section 1; Visitor attractions in southern England & Paragliding in Australia; with best solutions and best explanations

This General Training IELTS Reading post focuses on solutions to IELTS Cambridge 11 Reading Test 4 Section 1 that has two texts entitledVisitor attractions in southern England’ & ‘Paragliding in Australia’. This is a targeted post for IELTS candidates who have big problems finding out and understanding Reading Answers in the GT module. This post can guide you the best to understand every Reading answer without much trouble. Finding out IELTS Reading answers is a steady process, and this post will assist you in this respect.

IELTS Cambridge 11 Test 4: GT Reading Module

Section 1: Questions 1-14

The headline of the passage: Visitor attractions in southern England

Questions 1-7: Identifying information

[This question asks you to find information from the passage and write the number of the paragraph (A, B, C or D … .. ) in the answer sheet. Now, if the question is given in the very first part of the question set, I’d request you not to answer them. It’s mainly because this question will not follow any sequence, and so it will surely kill your time. Rather, you should answer all the other questions first. And just like List of Headings, only read the first two lines or last two lines of the expected paragraph initially. If you find the answers, you need not read the middle part. If you don’t find answers yet, you can skim the middle part of the paragraph. Keywords will be a useful matter here.]

Question no. 1: Visitors can look at animals from another part of the world.

Keywords for the question: look, animals, another part of the world,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site E (Canford Wildlife Centre). The writer says here in line no. 2, “. . . Here visitors can observe many species from the tropical island of Madagascar . .. . .”

Here, observe = look at, species = animals, the tropical island of Madagascar = another part of the world,

So, the answer is: E

Question no. 2: People can hold a business conference in this place.

Keywords for the question: hold, business conference,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site B (Withney Wetland Centre). The author says in the last line, “ .. . The visitors’ centre may also be hired for private or corporate events.”

Here, corporate events = business conference,

So, the answer is: B

Question no. 3: Visitors can find out what toys were used in the last century.

Keywords for the question: find out, toys, used, last century,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site F (Oakwell Museum). The writer says in the last line, “ . .. . a hundred years ago. They can also enjoy the popular games and wooden animals of that period.”  

Here, popular games and wooden animals = toys, a hundred years ago . . .. .. that period = last century,

So, the answer is: F

Question no. 4: Activities are available all year round here.

Keywords for the question: Activities, available, all year round,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site B (Withney Wetland Centre). The author says in the beginning, “Visitors will enjoy a visit to Withney whatever the season. .. .”

Here, whatever the season = all year round,

So, the answer is: B

Question no. 5: You can buy light meals here.

Keywords for the question: buy, light meals,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site A (Blackthorn Castle). Take a look at the last sentence, “ .. . . Homemade snacks are on sale.”

Here, snacks = light meals, on sale = buy,

So, the answer is: A

Question no. 6: Visitors can see how food was prepared in the past.

Keywords for the question: see, how food was prepared, the past,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site C (Headley Hall). The author writes in lines 3-4, “. … and visit the huge kitchen complete with period equipment – demonstrations are given at weekends.”

Here, visit the huge kitchen = visitors can see how food was prepared,

So, the answer is: C

Question no. 7: You can visit modern imitations of old buildings here.

Keywords for the question: visit, modern imitations, old buildings,

The answer can be found in the description of Attraction site A (Blackthorn Castle). The writer says in the first lines, “This famous, historically accurate, reconstructed castle and village enables visitors to travel back in time.” 

Here, reconstructed castle = modern imitations of old buildings,

So, the answer is: A

The headline of the passage: Paragliding in Australia

Questions 8-14: TRUE, FALSE, NOT GIVEN

[In this type of question, candidates are asked to find out whether:

The statement in the question agrees with the information in the passage – TRUE

The statement in the question contradicts with the information in the passage – FALSE

If there is no information on this – NOT GIVEN

For this type of question, you can divide each statement into three independent pieces and make your way through with the answer.]

Question no. 8: A paraglider is more comfortable than a parachute.

Keywords for the question: paraglider, more comfortable, parachute,

The answer can be found in the last sentence of the ‘What is paragliding?’ section. The writer says here, “ . … and they report that it outperforms a parachute in terms of comfort.”

Here, outperforms a parachute in terms of comfort = more comfortable than a parachute,

So, the answer is: TRUE

Question no. 9: Most paragliding schools are situated by the sea.

Keywords for the question: most paragliding schools, situated, by the sea,

The answer to this question is found in the first line of the ‘Where do I learn?’ section. The writer says, ‘There are lots of schools, mainly based inland by appropriate hills or mountains, . ..”

Here, mainly based inland = most paragliding schools are situated near the hills or mountains.

So, the answer is: FALSE

Question no. 10: Learners must pass a theory test in order to get their licence.

Keywords for the question: Learners, must pass, theory test, to get, licence,

There is information about ‘theory sessions’ and ‘licence’ in the ‘Where do I learn?’ section. However, nowhere does it say anything about learner must pass a theory test to get a licence or not.

So, the answer is: NOT GIVEN

Question no. 11: Learners are able to paraglide unaccompanied after a week’s course.

Keywords for the question: learners, able to paraglide, unaccompanied, after, a week’s course,

Take a look at the last lines in the ‘Where do I learn?’ section, “. . .. It takes about seven days to get your basic licence; then you’re free to fly independently at sites across Australia.”

Here, about seven days = a week’s course, fly independently = paraglide unaccompanied,

So, the answer is: TRUE

Question no. 12: It is advisable to purchase some equipment before you do training.

Keywords for the question: advisable, purchase, some equipment, before, do training,

The answer can be found in the last lines in the ‘What do I need’ section where the writer advises the readers not to purchase equipments before the course. The writer says, “However, you’ll probably want to buy your own more sophisticated equipment, which you’ll be able to choose much better once you’ve tried some out on your course.”

Here, once you’ve tried some out on your course = you should try equipment on your course first, and then you should think about buying your own equipment.

So, the answer is: FALSE

Question no. 13: Fit people of any age can take up paragliding.

Keywords for the question: fit people, any age, can, take up, paragliding,

The answer can be found in the ‘Who can do it?’ section. The author says here in the beginning, “There’s no upper age limit provided your instructor deems you capable, but the youngest anybody can paraglide is 14.”

Here, the youngest anybody can paraglide is 14 = nobody under 14 can paraglide,

So, the answer is: FALSE

Question no. 14: The preliminary uphill walk may strain some of your muscles.

Keywords for the question: preliminary uphill walk, may strain, some, muscles,

The answer can be found in the ‘Who can do it?’ section in lines 4-6, “ .. . .You’ll probably experience pain in some muscles you didn’t know you had whilst learning, but many of those will be due to the walk up the training hill to launch.”

Here, experience pain in some muscles = strain some of your muscles, due to the walk up the training hill to launch = due to the preliminary uphill walk,

So, the answer is: TRUE

Click here for solutions to Cambridge 11 GT Test 4 Reading Section 2

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