IELTS General Training Reading: Cambridge 13 Test 2 Section 1; Online roommate finder: Toronto & Smartphone fitness apps; with top solutions and best explanations

IELTS General Training Reading: Cambridge 13 Test 2 Section 1; Online roommate finder: Toronto & Smartphone fitness apps; with top solutions and best explanations

This General Training IELTS Reading post focuses on solutions to IELTS Cambridge 13 Reading Test 2 Section 1 that has two texts titled Online roommate finder: Toronto’ & ‘Smartphone fitness apps’. This is a targeted post for GT 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 13 GT Test 2: GT Reading Module

Section 1: Question 1-14

Questions 1-7:

The headline of the text: Online roommate finder: Toronto

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. 1: The room available has two beds.

Keywords for this question: two beds,       

In paragraph no. 1, take a look at the first line, “I have one room available in a large apartment located just off Queen and Bathurst in Toronto. The room is fully furnished with a double bed, desk, shelf and wardrobe.”

Here, a double bed = one bed with a space for two people, NOT two beds,

So, the answers are: FALSE

Question no. 2: The Australian in Sasha’s apartment is a musician.

Keywords for this question: the Australian, Sasha’s apartment, musician,

In paragraph no. 2, Sasha explains the Australian in lines 4-5, “ . .. …. The third room is occupied by Simon, who is from Australia. He works part-time in a music shop downtown and is a great drummer. . .. . .”

Here, is a great drummer = is a musician,

So, the answer is: TRUE       

Question no. 3: Sasha does all the cleaning in the apartment.

Keywords for this question: Sasha, does, all the cleaning,    

Lines 6-8 of paragraph no. 2 say, “ . . .. We both like keeping the place neat and tidy – I actually enjoy cleaning in my spare time and sometimes we do it together as a roommate team (we make it fun!) . .. ..”

Here, sometimes we do it together = she doesn’t do all the cleaning by herself; she takes help,

So, the answer is: FALSE                 

Question no. 4: Sasha likes being in the open air.

Keywords for this question: Sasha likes, being, open air,      

The final lines of paragraph no. 2 say, “ . .. . . I love watching movies, exploring, getting out of the city and into the outdoors, and listening to music.

Here, exploring, getting out of the city and into the outdoors = Sasha like being in the open air,

So, the answer is: TRUE                   

Question no. 5: The room available would be suitable for someone who likes to be quiet.

Keywords for this question: would be suitable, likes to be quiet,      

In the third paragraph the writer explains in lines 3-5, “ . . .. . The bedroom is a long way from the living room, so it shouldn’t disturb you if people come round and besides, we are certainly very respectful. … . ..”

Here, the lines suggest that no one is going to disturb and the room will be quiet.  

So, the answer is: TRUE

Question no. 6: Sasha thinks her apartment is in the best part of Toronto.

Keywords for this question: Sasha thinks, apartment, the best part of Toronto,     

In the final paragraph of the text, the writer says in lines, “ . .. . . . (it’s a great neighborhood – lots of character and plenty to do). . .. ..”

However, there is NO MENTION of whether it is the best part of Toronto or not.

So, the answer is: NOT GIVEN  

Question no. 7: Sasha has never had a roommate from Canada.

Keywords for this question: Sasha, never had, roommate, from Canada,    

Again, in the final paragraph of the text, the writer says, “ . .. . .. That said, we’re certainly interested in living with Canadians too! . .. . .”

However, this DOES NOT CLARIFY whether Sasha had never had a roommate from Canada or not.

So, the answer is: NOT GIVEN

Questions 8-14:

The headline of the text: Smartphone fitness apps    

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. 8: This app can be used for more than one sport.

Keywords for this question: can be used, more than one sport,       

In the description of ‘Impel’, the writer of the text says in lines 3-4, “ ….. .. If you’re ever not sure where to run or cycle you can find user-created routes on the app, or share your own. .. … .”

Here, run or cycle = more than one sport,

So, the answer is: C

Question no. 9: You have to pay if you want this app to suggest where you can go.

Keywords for this question: have to pay, if, want this app, to suggest, where, can go,     

In the description of ‘Fast Track’, the writer says in lines 5-6, “ .. … . .. If you can afford the ‘pro’ version, you can add possible routes, voice coaches, …. .. .. .”

Here, If you can afford the ‘pro’ version = you have to pay if you want, add possible routes = suggest where you can go,

So, the answer is: D

Question no. 10: This app has well-presented visuals.

Keywords for this question: well-presented visuals,  

Again, in the description of ‘Fast Track’, the writer says in line no. 3, “ . .. ..  the free release gets you GPS tracking, a nicely designed map view, . .. … .”

Here, a nicely designed map view = well-presented visuals,

So, the answer is: D

Question no. 11: You do not have to pay for any of the features on this app.

Keywords for this question: do not have to pay, any of the features,      

Take a look at the first few lines of the description of ‘Pacer’. The writer says here, “Although they were previously split into ‘pro’ and ‘free’ versions, Pacer’s developer now generously includes all the features in one free app. That means you can spend no money,  . . . … ..”

Here, includes all the features in one free app = do not have to pay for any of the features on this app,

So, the answer is: A

Question no. 12: You can pay to download true stories on this app.

Keywords for this question: can pay, to download, true stories,       

The final lines in the description of ‘Beat2’ say, “ . .. . .. . Or if you fancy something different, the app also has In-App Purchases, including tales of past sporting heroes you can listen to while you run.”

Here, In-App Purchases = you can pay to download, tales of past sporting heroes = true stories,

So the answer is: B

Question no. 13: You can get ideas about where to go from other people on this app.

Keywords for this question: can get ideas, where to go, from other people,     

In the description of ‘Impel’, have a look at these lines, “ . . . .. . If you’re ever not sure where to run or cycle you can find user-created routes on the app,  . . .. . .”

Here, find user-created routes = get ideas about where to go from other people,

So the answer is: C

Question no. 14: This app gives you details of the energy you have used.

Keywords for this question: gives you details, energy, you have used,    

Right above the ‘GIFT VOUCHERS’ section, there’s a small note that says,

In the description of ‘Pacer’, take a look at the final line, “ . .. . .. . and examine details of your pace and calories burned.”

Here, details of your pace and calories burned = details of the energy you have used,

So the answer is: A

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