General Reading Practice Test 2.1


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


Section 1 (Questions 1 - 7)


Online Tutors


ONLINE Tutors are excellent EFL/ESL teachers from around the world! They can be your private English tutor right on your computer! To send an email message to an ONLINE Tutor, just click on the name and write a short message to introduce yourself!


A. I Astrid Manyana (F 46) Chile

Special offer for Spanish speakers: bilingual teaching of English grammar and explanations in Spanish. 25 years’ experience teaching all levels from age 15 to 55. Basics, oral, written, specific interests [eg: tourism] and preparation for Cambridge and IE0S exams. I can make speaking English easy for you!


B. John Bennett-Smith (M 27) Canada

I have been teaching English conversation as a volunteer in a language centre in my city for about one year. [Crack IELTS with Rob] I have also been using e-mail. ICQ and NetMeeting to teach grammar, composition and conversation over the Internet to about 20 or so students for about the same length of time. I am willing to teach (free of charge), privately or to groups, and to teach those language skills which are of interest to a particular student.


C. Pamela Arrowsmltfi (F 56) Australia

I have taught English for over 30 years, and have developed a range of classroom materials. I offer tutoring assistance in all areas of English, with an emphasis on Business Writing for EFL adults. I can arrange trips to Australia for business and professional adults, either individuals or groups [maximum of four adults] and these can include English classes. If desired.


D. Jean-Ptorre JoyaJ (M 22) France

I really like to create new kinds of teaching materials and I usually create my own activities instead of using the same kind of exercises and texts we all are used to. Let’s try that in our classes – it will be fun! [Crack IELTS with Rob] I have a BA degree and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and I have been teaching all levels of ESL students for more than 3 years. I offer a complimentary assessment of your skill level.


E. Naoe Nagayo (F 36) Japan

I have taught English as a Foreign Language for 6 years. I have a TEFL certificate from the USA and a MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. My students range from preschoolers to adults. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you to target your learning difficulties and improve your English ability!


Section 2 (Questions 8 - 14)


No-Waste Recycling Guide

No-Waste is a goal and a process that involves individuals, communities, businesses and all levels of government. It leads to a future where trash is a thing of the past. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Solid waste isn’t hidden or buried in landfills but fully utilised as the valuable resource that it is. Through redesign, reduction, reuse, repair, recycling, composting and changes in attitude, we aim to create opportunity and wealth instead of garbage.

Inside your blue box
Every second week: Put garbage and recyclables out before 8 AM on collection day.

Household Plastic containers 
Includes milk jugs, yoghurt containers, detergent bottles. Excludes containers made of foam, plastic containers which held ammonia-based products, or metal bottle lids. Rinse to remove food or residue. Leave labels on, flatten or stack plastic containers to reduce space required.

Glass containers
Leave labels on. Rinse. Discard caps.
No other types of glass such as kitchenware, drinking glasses, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors or any broken glass.

Food and beverage containers.
Cans — rinse and remove labels, flatten and fold together.
Foil trays — rinse, flatten and fold together.
No metal pots, take out container lids, cigarette wrappings.

Beside your blue box
Yellow Bag
Household paper — junk mail, envelopes, brochures, paper bags, egg cartons (fibre only); box packaging such as cereal, shoe boxes, paper towel cores, white and coloured office paper, telephone books.
Remove liners, flatten packaging and place inside the bag.
Mo drinking boxes, paper towels or waxed paper.

Blue Bag
Newspapers, inserts, sales flyers, magazines and catalogues. Remove magazine covers, perfumed inserts. Ho books or soiled newspapers.

Textiles, Clothing And Linens
Race clean textiles in a separate plastic shopping bag tied with string. [Crack IELTS with Rob]

Packing boxes, liquor boxes.
Flatten bundles and tie — no larger than 30 x 30 x 8. Place beside a blue box. No waxed or coated boxes, soiled pizza boxes.


Questions 1 - 5

Look at the description of Online Tutors (A-E), from Section 1 (Questions 1 - 7).

Write the appropriate letter A-E for each question.


  • 1.  to teach young children

  • 2.  to improve English for your business

  • 3.  if you didn’t have much money

  • 4.  if you were bored with the usual language learning exercises

  • 5.  to do exam preparation


Questions 6 - 7

Section 1 (Questions 1 - 7) has five online tutors, A-E.

Choose the correct letter A, BC, D or E.

Write the correct letters in boxes 6-7 on your answer sheet.


6. Which TWO descriptions mention language teaching qualifications?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


7. Which TWO descriptions mention more than 10 years’ teaching experience?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Questions 8 - 10

Choose ONE item only from the list below to go in each recycling container.

Answer the Questions 8-10 based on the information in Section 2 (Questions 8 - 14).


List Of Items For Recycling

telephone book
old clothing
wed pizza delivery box
ceramic cup
heavy cardboard
packing box
old textbook
aluminium drink can
light bulb


  • 8.  in the Blue Box

  • 9.  in the Yellow Bag

  • 10.  in the Blue Bag


Questions 11 - 14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Section 2 (Questions 8 - 14)?

In boxes 11-14 on your answer sheet, write

YES                  if the answer is ''yes''

NO                    if the answer is ''no''

NOT GIVEN      if there is no information on this


  • 11.  Do I put out items for recycling every other week?

  • 12.  Should I remove labels from food cans?

  • 13.  Can I recycle a broken window?

  • 14.  Is there a separate collection for large household items?



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