BEST IELTS General Reading Test 29
GENERAL READING TEST 29 – PASSAGE – 1
GENERAL READING TEST 29
READING PASSAGE – 1
Read the text below and answer Questions 1-6.
TRANSITION CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
What is transition care?
Transition care is for older people who have been receiving medical treatment, but need more help to recover, and time to make a decision about the best place for them to live in the longer term. You can only access transition care directly from the hospital.
Transition care is focused on individual goals and therapies and is given for a limited time only. It offers access to a package of services that may include:
• low-intensity therapy such as physiotherapy (exercise, mobility, strength and balance) and podiatry (foot care)
• access to a social worker
• nursing support for clinical care such as wound care
• personal care
Who provides transition care services?
Transition care is often provided by non-government organisations and is subsidised by the government. If your circumstances allow, it is expected you’ll contribute to the cost of your care.
Daily care fees are set by the organisation that provides your transition care services (your service provider). They should explain these fees to you, and the amount charged should form part of the agreement between you and the service provider. The fee is calculated on a daily basis.
Where do I receive transition care?
Transition care is provided in your own home or in a ‘live-in’ setting. This setting can be part of an existing aged-care home or health facility such as a separate wing of a hospital.
What if I’m already receiving services through a different programme?
If you’re already receiving subsidised residential care in an aged-care home, but you need to go somewhere else for transition care, your place in the aged-care home will be held until you return.
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the reading passage?
In boxes 1-6 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
1 Only hospital patients can go on to have transition care.
2 Transition care may be long term or short term.
3 Everyone receiving transition care must contribute to the cost.
4 Transition care at home is only available for patients who live alone.
5 Transition care may be given on a hospital site.
6 You may lose your place in a care home if you have to leave it to receive transition care.
Read the text below and answer Questions 7-14.
CABIN BAGS FOR AIR TRAVEL
If you want a small bag with wheels that you can take onto the plane with you, there’s a wide choice. Here are some of the best.
A The Flyer B3 is an ultra-lightweight cabin bag which can withstand some pretty harsh treatment, its nylon and polyester sides won’t rip or burst open if it’s dropped or thrown whilst in transit. However, the trolley handle feels quite thin and flimsy. The top carrying handle is hard and flat, and the side handle isn’t easy to grip.
B The Lightglide has two external pockets, both of which are zipped and lockable, but the inside pocket does not zip. In tests, we found the contents remain dry when given a good soaking, even around the zips. The trolley handle has a choice of two heights and the plastic hand grip doesn’t have any sharp ridges that’ll make your hands sore. For carrying there are fabric handles at the top and side.
C The Foxton is easy to control across most surfaces. However, the zips don’t always run smoothly especially around the corners, so you may have to give them a good tug, especially if the case is very full. This is definitely one to avoid if you’re going somewhere rainy as it lets loads of water in, and documents in the pockets will also get pretty wet unless they’re in plastic folders.
D The Skybag has a single external zipped pocket and another located inside the lid. Your clothes are kept in place by two adjustable straps. The zips are easy to grip and they run smoothly around the case. However, this cabin bag felt a little heavy to pull on all but smooth floors, and it was hard to steer compared with some of the other suitcases.
E The Travelsure 35 is available in a huge range of fabric designs including leopard print or lipstick kisses. The retractable trolley handle is comfortable but can’t be adjusted to suit users of different heights. There’s no internal divider, but there are two handy zipped pockets in the lid. We test each bag by letting it fall onto a hard floor – and our results show that you’ll have to treat this bag with great care if you want it to last. The fabric tore so badly at one of the corners that it was unusable.
The above text has five paragraphs, A-E.
Which paragraph mentions the following?
Write the correct letter, A-E, in boxes 7-14 on your answer sheet.
NB. You may use any letter more than once.
7 The zips on this cabin bag may be difficult to use.
8 This cabin bag may be badly damaged if it is dropped.
9 The handles of this cabin bag have a number of different problems.
10 This cabin bag is very resistant to water.
11 There’s a good choice of patterns for the fabric of this cabin bag.
12 This cabin bag isn’t very easy to move around.
13 This cabin bag has just one internal zipped pocket.
14 The trolley handle of this cabin bag is adjustable
4 NOT GIVEN