IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #5
IELTS Reading texts may contain specialist words and expressions, but you will not need to understand all of these to answer the questions. Specialist words which are important for the meaning are often explained for you in the text.
The passage has ten paragraphs A-J.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Answer the questions below by writing the correct letters, A-J, in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.
1the features of human skin, on and below the surface
2an experiment in which the writer can see what is happening
3advice on how you can avoid damage to the skin
4cruel research methods used in the past
Questions 5 and 6
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
5How does a lack of affectionate touching affect children?
6After the 'wetness' experiments, the writer says that
Complete each sentence with the correct ending A-J from the box below.
Write the correct letter A-J in boxes 7-11 on your answer sheet.
7Touch is unique among the five senses
8A substance may feel wet
9Something may tickle
10The skin may itch
11A small cut heals up quickly
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1 ?
In boxes 12-14 on your answer sheet write
TRUEif the statement agrees with the information
FALSEif the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVENif there is no information on this
12Even scientists have difficulty understanding how our sense of touch works.
13The skin is more sensitive to pressure than to temperature or pain.
14The human skin is always good at repairing itself.