General Reading Test 4.1


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


Section 1 (Questions 1 - 6)


Free wireless connection in great outdoor locations


With summer fading, the more time spent outdoors the better…and work doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying the day! From entire downtown stores to tiny cafes, many locations now offer free, wireless internet connections. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Here’s a guide to hotspots here where you can connect up, email friends or get some work done while enjoying a coffee, a drink or meal outdoors.


A. Fairview Park

Make a park bench in your office, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in the middle of the city. Pack a picnic and soak up the sun. As an extra attraction, lunchtime concerts run between noon and 2 pm every Tuesday and Thursday.


B. Dragon’s tail

Shake off jet lag while munching on homemade chicken fingers and sipping one of the 14 special drinks. Only four blocks from the airport, the patio, restaurant and lounge are all wired.


C. Southport landing

Pull your boat right up to this neighbourhood favourite on the river. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Great seafood reasonably priced. Only 5 minutes from downtown, this is the place for a long lunch. With wireless access on the 100 seat patio, you’ll get a spot even on the sunniest days.


D. One World Cafe and Language Centre

Get online at Gazebo while deciding which ethnic dish to try. Wood oven pizzas are a speciality. Take and English or Spanish lessons for dessert while sipping on fair trade coffee.


E. Harvest Moon

Farm fresh organic salads and homemade soup are as delightful as the street-side tables. Like the internet, this cafe never closes, freeing you up to set your own business hours. Don’t forget the organic pastries and fair trade espresso for dessert. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Check out the poetry special events nights.


Section 2 (Questions 7 - 14)


Using LP Gas Safely Around the Home


Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP Gas) – also known as bottled gas – is widely used in the home for cooking, room and water heating. It may also be used on a range of leisure appliances such as camping equipment, barbecues and caravans.


LP Gas is propane gas, stored in cylinders under pressure as liquid and then used as a gas when connected to domestic and portable appliances. It is not the same as Automotive LP Gas ( known as Autogas) which is used in specially converted cars. [Crack IELTS with RobAutogas is a mixture of propane and butane and therefore must not be used in domestic or portable outdoor appliances.


LP Gas is clean-burning, heavier than air and non-toxic. In its natural state LP Gas is odourless. So that gas leaks can be detected, a chemical is added which gives it a very distinctive smell.


Domestic and portable LP Gas appliances are designed only for use with propane gas.


LP Gas is not the same as natural gas – gas which is piped to your house by a gas company. LP Gas must never be used in natural gas appliances and vice-versa. Operating an appliance on the wrong type of gas can be hazardous. [Crack IELTS with RobLP gas contains much more energy than natural gas and as such presents, a fire risk if connected to the wrong appliance.


Identification dates on LP Gas( propane) appliances have red writing on silver. Natural gas appliances have black writing on silver. Always check the id plate to make sure the appliance uses LP Gas.


If You Smell Gas Indoors

You should never use a naked flame to try and find a gas leak.


It may not be a gas leak – people sometimes accidentally leave gas cooker burners turned on and unlit and this may be the cause of gas smell. Also, check that any heaters have been properly lit. Turn the burner off and wait until you can no longer smell the gas before trying to use a gas appliance.


Open doors and windows. Don’t operate power or light switches, don’t turn electrical appliances on or off, and don’t use your telephone, as they might spark and create a fire. [Crack IELTS with RobIn particular, don’t use a fan to provide ventilation.


If burners haven’t been accidentally been left on, leave the premises and turn the gas supply off at the cylinder. If safe to do so, switch off the power at the fuse box so that electrical appliances can’t operate and generate a spark.


Call a licensed gas fitter from a neighbour’s telephone or use a cell phone outside – it may be unsafe to use your home phone. Don’t go back into the house until the gas is turned off at the cylinder and the smell of the gas is cleared.


Questions 1 - 3

Section 1 (Questions 1 - 6) has five descriptions, A-E.

Which description best fits these requirements?

Choose the appropriate letter A-E.


List of requirements

  • 1.  It is late at night. You are hungry and you still need to put together and send off some emails before going home.

  • 2.  You are looking for a place to have a bite to eat, get some work done, and maybe meet people from different cultures.

  • 3.  You want to have lunch while you finish up a report before flying out of town to attend a conference.


Questions 4 - 6

Section 1 (Questions 1 - 6) has five descriptions, A-E.

Choose the correct letter, A-E.

Apart from description A, Which description is suitable for the following statement?


NB      You can use any letter more than once.


List of statements:

  • 4.  entertainment  

  • 5.  natural environment   

  • 6.  central location


Questions 7 - 10

Section 2 (Questions 7 - 14) mentions 3 different kinds of gas.

Match one of the following gas types (A-C) to each of the descriptions below.


NB      You can use any letter more than once.


List of gases:

A.       LP gas

B.       Autogas

C.       Natural gas


List of descriptions:

  • 7.  Not for household use

  • 8.  Used for outdoor appliances

  • 9.  ID plate show a silver background with black text

  • 10.  Made up of a combination of gases


Questions 11 - 14

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from Section 2 (Questions 7 - 14) for each answer.

Write correct answers on boxes, 11 - 14 in your answer sheet.


  • 11. Check that the stove has not been turned on and left .

  • 12. For ventilation, open doors and windows but don’t use .

    A FAN
  • 13. Leave the premises and switch off the electricity at 

  • 14. If assistance is required, call from .



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