GT Reading Test 21: Section # 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-14, which are based on Reading Passage below.
Write answers to questions in boxes 1-14 on your answer sheet.
Read the text below and answer questions 1 – 7.
Your guide to entertainment in Westhaven
A – TRAX INDOOR KARTING CENTRE
Experience the fun and thrills of indoor racing driving in our mini open-topped karts. No experience necessary. Individuals and groups welcome. Refreshments available in new burger bar. Spectators welcome.
All drivers must meet the minimum height requirement of 5 feet (1.52 m), and participate at their own risk.
Open: all year daily 10 am to 6 pm (later times by appointment) except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Charges: from £11 per person.
B – WESTHAVEN LIFEBOAT MUSEUM
The Westhaven Lifeboat Museum is an exciting display illustrating over 150 years of courage — photos with texts of epic rescues, models of lifeboats and video displays. Try our hands-on simulator — take charge of a daring rescue on a stormy sea. Ideal for school groups! A must for all ages. Souvenir shop. No charge for admission but donations welcome.
Open: 25th March to 26th October, 10 am to 5 pm.
27th October to 2nd January, 10 am to 4 pm.
C – STAR LEISURE CENTRE
Exciting leisure complex with four pools, wave machine, two thrilling flumes, bubble pool, fitness suite, special programme for under-fives, organised holiday activities and much, much more.
Open: all year daily.
Charges: Check our website at www.starfeisute.ca.uk for current rates.
D – LLOYD’S LANES
20 fully computerised ten-pin bowling lanes, amusement area, fast food area, large-screen Sky TV — Lloyd’s Lanes is ideal for a whole fun day out!
Open: ten-pin bowling daily, 10 am till late — 7 days a week.
Charges: Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm: non-members £3.50; members £2.50.
:other times: non-members £4.50; members £3.75.
appropriate footgear essential to protect bowling surfaces shoe hire £1.00 at all times
E – WESTHAVEN GOLF CLUB
Beautiful lakeside course; a pleasant, manageable walk through nine challenging holes. 24-bay driving range, suitable in rain, wind or sun; three golf professionals can give affordable coaching. Restaurant: good food served all day. Visitors welcome.
Open: all year from 7.30 am to 10 pm.
Charges: 9 holes £10; 18 holes £15.
The text above has five advertisements labelled A-E.
Which advertisement contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-E in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
1. Payment at this venue is optional.
2. Expert instructors are available for lessons.
3. There is a restriction on what you can wear.
4. Some basic information is published in another place.
5. This has particular provision for very young children.
6. It has a feature especially recommended for educational parties.
7. They will open at unscheduled times if you make an arrangement.
Read the text below and answer Questions 8-14.
DO YOU HAVE A MUSIC PROJECT IN MIND THAT MIGHT BENEFIT FROM FUNDING?
Music is wonderfully therapeutic! This is recognised by The Dosoco Foundation, which supports local projects that use music for social good.
The next round of Dosoco grant funding will shortly be open for applications. Grants are available from £700 to £1,000 (for organisations) and up to £300 (for individuals) in the areas of music education (e.g. working with a talented music student with either physical, social or learning disabilities), music access (e.g. a music club for groups that might struggle to start something on their own), music innovation (e.g. using an electronic device such as Raspberry Pi to help disabled people make music) and music therapy (e.g. an idea for using music to support positive mental health).
Dosoco recently awarded a grant to Alexia Sloane, a young composer with sight loss, to enable her to attend the sound-and-music summer-school composition course at the Purcell School. Alexia has since gained a place as a composer with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – the first blind composer to be appointed – and has also been awarded the title of Young Composer of the Year. She was the first female composer ever to receive this honour in its ten-year history.
Organisations, families and individuals can apply by completing a simple form. Dosoco can contribute up to 50% towards project costs. Projects must be locally based and must be new ideas for using music to make a positive impact on people’s lives where help is really needed.
For more information please visit www.thedosocofoundation.org
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text above?
In boxes 8-14 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
8. You can apply to Dosoco now for grant funding.
9. You can apply for a grant that will help to educate a musician.
10. Alexia Sloane lost her sight after attending a summer-school composition course.
11. Alexia now plays several instruments with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
12. Alexia has received an award for her work in music.
13. Applications can be made by filling in an online form.
14. In some cases Dosoco will cover the full cost of the project.