Mock Test 11.1 | General Reading


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

Section 1 (Questions 1 - 7)



Presto Bread Machine


Thank you for buying a Presto Bread Machine. You and your family will enjoy delicious homemade bread for years to come.


A.   Please check the contents of the box to make sure they are complete. Q1 Your Presto Bread Machine comes with a removable baking pan, a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, and a recipe booklet. [Crack IELTS with Rob] You may also wish to have on hand an extra measuring cup and several other measuring spoons in different sizes. Ingredients for the bread recipes are not included.


B.  Q2 Choose a recipe from the enclosed recipe booklet. Each recipe lists the ingredients in the order they are to be added to the machine. Liquid ingredients should be added to the machine before dry ingredients. Place all the ingredients in the removable pan, place the pan inside the machine, and close the lid. Push the menu button and the type of bread you are making – white, whole wheat, or raisin. If you are making rolls, select dough. Push the start button. Q5Your bread will be ready in three hours for white or raisin bread or four hours for whole wheat bread. Dough takes two hours.


C.   It Q6is important to clean the inside of the machine after each use. Small bits of dough may fall out of the pan and burn during baking. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Over time this may build up and become hazardous. Q3 For cleaning, remove the bread pan from the machine and let the machine cool down. Wipe the inside of the machine with a damp sponge. To clean the bread pan, let it soak in warm, soapy water. Then wipe gently with a damp sponge. Do not use a brush or scouring pad as these may damage the stick-free coating.


D.   If Q4you have any questions or require help using your bread machine, please call our twenty-four-hour helpline: 800-555-9845. A list of frequently asked questions and answers is available on the website: Q7Also available on the website is a variety of international bread recipes. If you are dissatisfied with your Presto Bread Machine for any reason, simply return it, in its original box, to the store where you purchased it. A complete refund will be sent to you within thirty days of purchase.


Section 2 (Questions 8 - 14)


Regional Share-Your-Ride


Information for Commuters

Regional Share-Your-Ride is a free service offered to all commuters in our area. We help you save costs on commuting by matching you up with other commuters who travel the same route. Q9When you share your daily ride to work with other commuters, you save on transportation costs and help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.



Share your ride to work with one or more other commuters. [Crack IELTS with Rob] You can choose to carpool daily or just a few days a week, whatever suits your schedule best.



Using your van to share ride with four or more people will save you even more on commuting costs. Regional Share-Your-Ride is available to help you keep your van running smoothly and filled with riders. Q10According to state law, vanpools are permitted to travel in special high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes located on highways in urban areas throughout the region.



Log on to our website at [Crack IELTS with Rob] Type in your location, destination, and work schedule. Our system will generate a list of other commuters whose route and schedule match yours. Q11The website also has maps of the region to help you plan the most efficient route for your commute. These are available for free download.



Contact the commuters on the list, and arrange a ride-sharing schedule and route with them. You can also discuss how you want to share the responsibility of driving. Q12When you have arranged a carpool or vanpool group, return to our website and register yourself with us.



Registered Q13participants in Regional Share-Your-Ride can sign up to receive daily traffic and weather reports by e-mail. Q14As a participant, you are also eligible for the Urgent Ride service, which provides you with free transportation to your house in case you or your carpool or vanpool driver has an emergency.


Questions 1 - 4

Section 1 (Questions 1 – 7) has four paragraphs, A-D.

Match the following headings for Questions 1 – 4.

Write the correct letter, i-vi, next to Questions 1 – 4.


List of headings

i         other uses for your machine

ii        baking bread

iii       the science of bread dough

iv       ingredients for bread

v        caring for your machine

vi       equipment included


  • 1.  Paragraph A

  • 2.  Paragraph B

  • 3.  Paragraph C

  • 4.  Paragraph D


Questions 5 - 7

Answer the questions below based on Section 1 (Questions 1 – 7).

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write the correct answers in boxes 5-7, in your answer sheet.


  • 5. How long does it take to bake raisin bread? 

  • 6. How often should you clean the inside of the machine? 

  • 7. According to these instructions, where can you find bread recipes from around the world? 


Questions 8 - 14

Answer the following answers based on Section 2 (Question 8 – 14).

Matching the information with the statements, A-J.

Write the correct, A-J, on boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.



List of statements

A       money on traveling costs

B       visting the website

      a free ride home

D       a reduced-cost Regional Share-Your-Ride program membership

E       daily information on road conditions

F       permission to use certain highway lanes

G       rentals of cars and vans for commuting purposes

H       after forming a carpool or vanpool group

       if interested in learning more about carpools

J        information to commuters who want to share rides


  • 8.  Regional Share-Your-Ride provides

  • 9.  By using a carpool or vanpool, commuters can save

  • 10.  Commuters who travel by van receive

  • 11.  Commuters can get free maps by

  • 12.  Commuters should register with the program

  • 13.  After signing up for the program, participants can receive by email

  • 14.  In case of emergency, program participants can get





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Mock Test 11 | Reading Passage 2
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