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IELTS General Reading - Passage 3

SECTION 3 Question 28-40

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3.

Questions 28-34

Reading Passage 3 has eleven paragraphs, A-K.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A-K, in boxes 28-34 on your answer sheet.

28 similarities between pterosaurs and mechanical flight  
29 the identification of the type of creature a pterosaur actually was  
30 conflicting theories about how pterosaurs came to fly  
31 the cause of widespread destruction of animal life on our planet  
32 the fact that pterosaurs once existed all over the world  
33 the first clear proof that pterosaurs could fly  
34 concrete evidence that pterosaurs hunted their food from the air  

Questions 35-38

Look at the following statements (Questions 35-38) and the list of people below.

Match each statement with the correct person, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter, A, B, C or D, in boxes 35-38 on your answer sheet.

35 He refers to the difficulty of determining how pterosaurs evolved without further evidence.  
36 He failed to interpret the evidence before him.  
37 He gave an appropriate name to the first pterosaur that was discovered.  
38 He mentions the ability of pterosaurs to take advantage of their environment.  
List of People
A Cosimo Alessandro Collini
B Georges Cuvier
C Fabio dalla Vecchia
D Paul MacCready
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Questions 39 and 40

Answer the questions below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the Reading Passage 3 for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 39 and 40 on your answer sheet.

39 So far, evidence of a total of .................... pterosaurs has been discovered.  
40 The wings of Quetzalcoatlus measured more than .................... across.  


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