Best Reading IELTS Test, 24th June
TEST – 28
READING PASSAGE – 1
Read the text below and answer questions 1-6.
What to Do During an Earthquake
Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually fore shocks and a larger earthquake might occur.
When you are indoors:
1. Drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and hold on until the shaking stops. If there is no table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
2. Protect yourself by staying under the lintel of an inner door, in the corner of a room, under a table or even under a bed.
3. Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls as anything that could fall (such as lighting fixtures or furniture).
4. Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
5. Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is strongly supported
6. Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
7. Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
When you are outdoors:
1. Move away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and utility wires.
2. If you are in an open space, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings; at exits; and alongside exterior walls. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.
3. In most cases, people injure each other by pushing and pulling that may result in a stampede. Hence, help each other without giving way to chaos.
Read the passage about emergency procedures to be taken during an earthquake.
Complete the notes below using NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage.
Write the answers in boxes 1-6 of the Sample reading answer sheet.
It’s important to be aware that an earthquake may be a fore shock, and may be followed by 1……………….. of a stronger earthquake.
We can 2………………. by staying under a strong table of bed. 3……………. a different location may not be the right thing to do in this scenario. If you are in bed when the earthquake strikes, 4………………. where you are and protect your head with a pillow.
You can use a 5……………… doorway for shelter. People often 6……………… in a stampede if they are in a crowded place during an earthquake. If possible it’s better to find an open space and stay there until the tremors stop.
Read the text below and answer questions 7-14.
Booking Safaris to Ranthambore National Park
1. Ranthambore has 10 zones, and 1-5 are famous for tiger sightings. However, it is true that sightings are based on pure luck.
2. Zones 1-5 are on one side of the city while 6-10 are on the other. Therefore, a hotel near zones 1-5bwill be very far from 6-10, and vice versa.
3. Bookings can be made in gypsies (6 seater) or canters (20 seater). Gypsies are quieter, faster and more comfortable. Canters shake a lot, are slower and noisier. Tigers are bothered by neither vehicles.
4. Bookings can be done a maximum of 3 months before your dates of choice.
5. Bookings can be made from the official government website (rajasthan.gov.in). The website offers you zone and canter/gypsy choice. The gypsies cost around 1000 INR per seat, after taxes and guide price.
However, there are 2 things to note here –
a. The website says that ‘payment does not guarantee the booking. This means that even if you book in a particular zone, the government might change your zone if they want to fill seats in a different zone.
b. Once you get your online ticket, you still need to take a printout and go to the booking office inbSawai Madhopur, stand in a queue and get the vehicle released. The changes in zones happen at this time. Agents will do this part for you but they charge some amount.
6. Agents can book seats for you for exact zones which do not change unless under some exceptional circumstances. However, they charge a lot of extra money.
7. Gypsies and canters pick and drop you from your hotel.
8. There are very few autorickshaws/public transport available in Sawai Madhopur and the autos tend to be very expensive.
9. There are no binoculars for hire in Ranthambore so it’s advisable to bring your own.
10. Morning safaris can be very cold in the winters. All safaris are very dusty – so it is advisable to cover your head and wear a dust mask over your mouth and nose.
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the passage?
In boxes 7-14 on your answer sheet, write
True – if the statement agrees with the information
False – if the statement contradicts the information
Not Given – if there is no information on this.
7. Cheap and convenient public transport is available in Sawai Madhopur.
8. Gypsies and canters are used as they do not disturb tigers in the wildlife reserve.
9. It’s better to bring your own binoculars as these cannot be rented.
10. Comfortable hotels at affordable rates are easily available in Ranthambore.
11. Dust masks and hats to cover the face and head are compulsory because of the dusty terrain.
12. Agents will book seats and get vehicles for you at no extra cost.
13. Booking a particular zone on the government website guarantees you a seat there
14. You can buy any extra clothes and gear you need for the safari once you are in Ranthambore.
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1. the occurrence
2. protect ourselves
3. moving to
4. stay / remain
5. strongly supported
6. get injured
10. Not given
14. Not given