Mock Test 1.1 (General Reading)

READING PASSAGE 1

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

 

Questions 1 - 7

Mail Order Brochure

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 [Crack IELTS with Rob]

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 [Crack IELTS with Rob]

Silk shirts M W – plain and patterned, all sizes

Hooded jacket – 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)

 

Overseas:

Surface Mail (allow a minimum of two months for delivery)

Airmail (allow around two weeks delivery to most destinations) [Crack IELTS with Rob]

 

Questions 8 - 14

New Book Releases

A. This book describes the creation 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. [Crack IELTS with Rob]

 

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. [Crack IELTS with Rob]

 

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.

 

Questions 1 - 7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Mail Order Brochure?

In boxes 1-7 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

 

  • 1. Women’s cotton socks cost less than men’s. 

    NOT GIVEN
  • 2. Men’s silk shirts are available in more than five colours. 

    NOT GIVEN
  • 3. Children’s 7-shirts come in a variety of colours. 

    FALSE
  • 4. The child’s jacket has four pockets. 

    NOT GIVEN
  • 5. If you buy clothes worth $80 in August, you will receive a free alarm clock. 

    TRUE
  • 6. The charge for a special next-day delivery in Australia is $7.95. 

    FALSE
  • 7. All clothing is guaranteed to arrive within two months. 

    FALSE

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

 

Example                Answer

Book   D                 vi

Book   I                  vii

 

  • 8. Book

    x
  • 9. Book

    i
  • 10. Book

    v
  • 11. Book

    ii
  • 12. Book

    ix
  • 13. Book

    iv
  • 14. Book

    viii

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Please click the red words below for other Sections of this Mock Test:

Mock Test 1 | Listening Test
Mock Test 1 | General Reading Passage 2
Mock Test 1 | General Reading Passage 3

 

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