Download IELTS Reading Recent Actual Test 14 in 2017 With Answer Key PDF

TitleIELTS Reading Recent Actual Test 14 in 2017 With Answer Key
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Questions 8-10

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? In boxes 8-10 on
your answer sheet write

TRUE if the statement is true

FALSE if the statement is false

NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

1. He is less famous than he should be.

2. He was famous as a doctor before he was employed by the Queen

3. He lost faith in the medical theories of his time.

Questions 11-13

Choose THREE letters A-F.

Write your answers in boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet.

Which THREE of the following are parts of Gilbert’s discovery?

A Metal can be transformed into another.

B Garlic can remove magnetism.

C Metals can be magnetized.

D Stars are at different distances from the earth.

E The earth wobbles on its axis.

F There are two charges of electricity.


Seed Hunting

A With quarter of the world’s plants set to vanish within the next 50 years, Dough Alexander reports
on the scientists working against the clock the preserve the Earth’s botanical heritage. They travel the
four comers of the globe, scouring jungles, forests and savannas. But they’re not looking for ancient
artefacts, lost treasure or undiscovered tombs. Just pods. It may lack the romantic allure of
archaeology, or the whiff of danger that accompanies going after big game, but seed hunting is an
increasingly serious business. Some seek seeds for profit—hunters in the employ of biotechnology
firms, pharmaceutical companies and private corporations on the lookout for species that will yield
the drugs or crops of the future. Others collect to conserve, working to halt the sad slide into
extinction facing so many plant species.

B Among the pioneers of this botanical treasure hunt was John Tradescant, an English royal gardener
who brought back plants and seeds from his journeys abroad in the early 1600s. Later, the English
botanist Sir Joseph Banks-who was the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and

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Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2? In boxes 14-19 on
your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true

FALSE if the statement is false

NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

1. The purpose of collecting seeds now is different from the past

2. The millennium seed bank is the earliest seed bank.

3. One of major threats for plant species extinction is farmland expansion into wildness.

4. The approach that scientists apply to store seeds is similar to that used by farmers.

5. technological development is the only hope to save plant species.

6. The works of seed conservation are often limited by financial problems.

Questions 20-24


Complete the following summary of the paragraphs of Reading Passage 2, using no more than three
words from the Reading Passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 20-24 on your answer

Some people collect seeds for the purpose of protecting certain species from ___________
20_________ ; others collect seeds for their ability to produce _____________
21_____________ . They are called seed hunters. The ___________________
22_____________ of them included both gardeners and botanists,such as______________
23_____________ ,who financially supported collectors out of his own pocket. The seeds
collected are usually stored in seed banks, one of which is the famous millennium seed bank, where
seeds are all stored in the __________ 24___________ at a low temperature.

Questions 25-26

Choose the correct letter, A-E.

Write your answers in boxes 25, 26 on your answer sheet.

Which TWO of the followings are provided by plants to the human ?

A food

B fuels

C clothes

D energy

E commercial products


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H Still, no one knows how belief triggers endorphin release, or why most people can’t achieve placebo
pain relief simply by willing it. Though scientists don’t know exactly how placebos work, they have
accumulated a fair bit of knowledge about how to trigger the effect. A London rheumatologist found,
for example, that red dummy capsules made more effective painkillers than blue, green or yellow
ones. Research on American students revealed that blue pills make better sedatives than pink, a colour
more suitable for stimulants. Even branding can make a difference: if Aspro or Tylenol are what you
like to take for a headache, their chemically identical generic equivalents may be less effective.

I It matters, too, how the treatment is delivered. Decades ago, when the major tranquilliser
chlorpromazine was being introduced, a doctor in Kansas categorised his colleagues according to
whether they were keen on it, openly sceptical of its benefits, or took a “let’s try and see,’ attitude.
His conclusion: the more enthusiastic the doctor, the better the drug performed. And this, year Ernst
surveyed published studies that compared doctors’ bedside manners. The studies turned up one
consistent finding: “Physicians who adopt a warm, friendly and reassuring manner,” he reported, “are
more effective than those whose consultations are formal and do not offer reassurance”

J Warm, friendly and reassuring are precisely CAM,s strong suits, of course. Many ofthe ingredients
of that opening recipe — the physical contact, the generous swathes of time, the strong hints of
supernormal healing power 一 are just the kind of thing likely to impress patients. It’s hardly
surprising, then, that complementary practitioners are generally best at mobilising the placebo effect,
says Arthur Kleinman, professor of social anthropology at Harvard University.

Questions 27-32

Use the information in the passage to match the deed (listed A-H) with people below. Write the
appropriate letters A-H in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet.

NB you may use any letter more than once

A Should easily be understood

B should improve by itself

C Should not involve any mysticism

D Ought to last a minimum length of time.

E Needs to be treated at the right time.

F Should give more recognition.

G Can earn valuable money.

H Do not rely on any specific treatment

1. Appointments with alternative practitioner

2. An alternative practitioners description of treatment

3. An alternative practitioner who has faith in what he does

4. The illness of patients convinced of alternative practice

5. Improvements of patients receiving alternative practice

6. Conventional medical doctors (who is aware of placebo)

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