IELTS Reading 6 - Passage 1
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
In boxes 1-8 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
1The plight of the rainforests has largely been ignored by the media.
2Children only accept opinions on rainforests that they encounter in their classrooms.
3It has been suggested that children hold mistaken views about the ‘pure’ science that they study at school.
4The fact that children’s ideas about science form part of a larger framework of ideas means that it is easier to change them.
5The study involved asking children a number of yes/no questions such as ‘Are there any rainforests in Africa?’
6Girls are more likely than boys to hold mistaken views about the rainforests’ destruction.
7The study reported here follows on from a series of studies that have looked at children’s understanding of rainforests.
8A second study has been planned to investigate primary school children’s ideas about rainforests.
The box below gives a list of responses A-P to the questionnaire discussed in Reading Passage 1.
Answer the following questions by choosing the correct responses A-P.
Write your answers in boxes 9-13 on your answer sheet.
9What was the children’s most frequent response when asked where the rainforests were?
10What was the most common response to the question about the importance of the rainforests?
11What did most children give as the reason for the loss of the rainforests?
12Why did most children think it important for the rainforests to be protected?
13Which of the responses is cited as unexpectedly uncommon, given the amount of time spent on the issue by the newspapers and television?
Test Tip: Identify topic
One of the task types which you might meet in the IELTS Reading module asks you to identify the main topic, the main idea, or the best title for a reading text. You have to choose the phrase or sentence which summarise the text best.
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C, D or E.
14Which of the following is the most suitable title for Reading Passage 1?