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INTRODUCTION UNIT 2 READING
The IELTS Reading Test Instructions for Test Practice Reading Test 1 Reading Test 2 Reading Test 3 Reading Test 4 Reading Test 5 Reading Test 6 Fast Track Reading Learn from your mistakes How can I improve? Tips from test-takers Sample Answer Page (Listening and Reading) 2 3 4 18 30 42 54 66 79 81 82 84 85 86

APPENDIX
Answer Key: Listening

IELTS PRACTICE TESTS

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COMPLETE READING TESTS

Topics that are interesting, durable and even controversial have been favoured for inclusion. The aim has been to encourage critical thinking and discussion in IELTS preparation classrooms. All three tests are at a level comparable to the actual IELTS but the later tests pose a slightly higher level of challenge than the earlier ones.

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UNIT READING
WHAT’S AHEAD… IN THE READING UNIT

• The IELTS Reading Test • Instructions for Test Practice • Reading Tests 1-6 • Fast Track Reading • Learn from your mistakes • How can I improve? • Tips from test-takers

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READING
Passage 1

TEST 2

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1–13 which are based on this passage.

PLEASE HOLD THE LINE
Nearly all of us know what it’s like to be put on ‘musical hold’. Call almost any customer service number, and you can expect to hear at least a few bars of boring elevator music before an operator picks up. The question is: do you hang up or do you keep holding? That may depend on your gender and what type of music is playing, according to research reported by University of Cincinnati Associate Professor of Marketing, James Kellaris. Kellaris, who has studied the effects of music on consumers for more than 12 years, teamed with Sigma Research Management Group to evaluate the effects of ‘hold music’ for a company that operates a customer service line. The researchers tested four types of ‘on-hold’ music with 71 of the company’s clients, 30 of them women. Light jazz, classical, rock and the company’s current format of adult alternative (a mix of contemporary styles) were all tested. The sample included individual consumers, small business and large business segments. Participants were asked to imagine calling a customer assistance line and being placed on hold. They were then exposed to ‘on-hold’ music via headsets and asked to estimate how long it played. Their reactions and comments were also solicited and quantified by the researchers.

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Questions 1–13
Questions 1–2 Choose the correct letter A–D. [1] The researchers concluded that … A B C D subjects underestimated the time spent ‘on hold’. it is better for companies not to use any ‘on-hold’ music. light jazz was the most acceptable music overall. both gender and type of music influence callers’ reaction.

[2] The researchers recommended that … A B C D their client continue to play alternative music. four types of music should be offered to people ‘on hold’. advertising is preferable to music. women can be kept waiting for longer than men.

Questions 3–7 Choose the type of music from the list A–D below which corresponds to the findings of the study.

Types of music
A light jazz B alternative C classical D rock

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READING
Passage 1

TEST 5

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1–14 which are based on this passage.

WOLVES, DOGS AND HUMANS
There is no doubt that dogs are the oldest of all species tamed by humans and their domestication was based on a mutually beneficial relationship with man. The conventional view is that the domestication of wolves began between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago. However, a recent ground-breaking paper by a group of international geneticists has pushed this date back by a factor of...
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