Test 1: Reading Passage # 1 – Mail Order Brochure & New Book Releases

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IELTS Reading Test 1: Passage # 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-14, which are based on Reading Passages below.

Read the text below and answer Questions 1-7.


Want some great clothing ideas for your family?

Our key for clothing specials in July: M for men, W for women, C for children.

For under $10
Cotton socks C – made of pure cotton for long wearing
Woollen socks C – to keep young feet warm in winter
Sports socks M – to go with jeans and other casual clothes
Patterned belts W – to go with jeans and other casual clothes

For under $25
Cotton shirts W – for day and evening wear
Silk shirts M – five sizes, in designer colours, for that special social occasion
T-shirts C – hard-wearing, white with a variety of animal motifs
Colour T-shirts M W – cotton and polyester blend, plain colours, no ironing

For under $50
Blue jeans M W – non-shrink, colourfast, small sizes only
Silk shirts M W – plain and patterned, all sizes
Hooded jacket C – protects from the wind, 4 sizes, large strong pockets
jacket W – waterproof with zipper front, all sizes

Or you can buy a gift voucher so that someone else can choose. These come in $10, $20 and $50 amounts.

Additional monthly specials for July to September

July – $10 voucher with any purchase over $60
August – Travel alarm clock worth $19.95 free with purchases of $80 or more!
September – Children’s backpacks. Free with any credit card purchase over $75!

Note: Postage and packing charges
These are applied to each order as follows:

Within Australia:
$7.95 per address, regular post
$17.95 for Express Delivery Service (overnight)

Surface Mail (allow a minimum of two months for delivery)
Airmail (allow around two weeks delivery to most destinations)

Questions 1-7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text.

In boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet, write-

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage
FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

1. Women’s cotton socks cost less than men’s.
2. Men’s silk shirts are available in more than five colours.
3. Children’s T-shirts come in a variety of colours.
4. The child’s jacket has four pockets.
5. If you buy clothes worth $80 in August, you will receive a free alarm clock.
6. The charge for special next-day delivery in Australia is $7.95.
7. All clothing is guaranteed to arrive within two months for international delivery.

Now, read the text below and answer Questions 8-14.

Questions 8-14

The list of ‘New Book Releases’ has nine book descriptions A-I.
Choose the correct title for each book from the list of book titles below.Write the correct number i-xi in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

List of Book Titles

i. Field Guide to Native Birds of Australia
ii. The Bush on Two Wheels: 100 Top Rides
iii. Bush Foods of Australian Aborigines
iv. A Pictorial History of the Dinosaur in Australia
v. Bushwalking in Australia
vi. World Geographica
vii. Driving Adventures for 4-wheel-drive Vehicles
viii. Survival Techniques in the Wild
ix. Encyclopaedia of Australian Wildlife
x. Guide to the Art of the Australian Desert
xi. Field Guide to Animals of the World

8. Book A
9. Book B
10. Book C
Example Book D –  Answer   vi
Book E
12. Book F
13. Book G
14. Book H
Example Book I  – Answer vii

Now read the following passage and answer questions 8-14. Write answers, i-xi, in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

New Book Releases

A. This book describes the creativity of Aboriginal people living in the driest parts of Australia. Stunning reproductions of paintings, beautiful photography and informative text.

B. Pocket-sized maps and illustrations with detailed information on the nesting sites and migration patterns of Australia. This is a classic booklet suitable for both beginner and expert.

C. Packed full of information for the avid hiker, this book is a must. Photographs, maps and practical advice will guide your journeys on foot through the forests of the southern continent.

D. More than an atlas – this book contains maps, photographs and an abundance of information on the land and climate of countries from around the globe.

E. Australia’s premier mountain biking guidebook – taking you through a host of national parks and state forests.

F. Here’s the A-Z of Australian native animals – take an in-depth look at their lives and characteristics, through fantastic photographs and informative text.

G. Graphic artists have worked with researchers and scientists to illustrate how these prehistoric animals lived and died on the Australian continent.

H. A definitive handbook on outdoor safety – with a specific focus on equipment, nutrition, first aid, special clothing and bush skills.

I. Detailed guides to 15 scenic car tours that will take you onto fascinating wilderness tracks and along routes that you could otherwise have missed.

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Mail Order Brochure & New Book Releases: Reading Answers


8. x
9. i
10. v
11. ii
12. ix
13. iv
14. viii

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