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IELTS General Reading - Passage 3


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

Which THREE possible reasons for American dominance of the film industry are given in the text?

A plenty of capital to purchase what it didn't have
B making films dealing with serious issues
C being first to produce a feature film
D well-written narratives
  E the effect of the First World War
F excellent special effects.

Questions 31-33

Answer the questions below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 31-33 on your answer sheet.

31 Which TWO types of film were not generally made in major studios?  
32 Which type of film did America develop in both short and feature films?  
33 Which type of film started to become profitable in the 'silent' period?  

Questions 34-40

Look at the following statements (Questions 34-40) and the list of countries below.

Match each statement with the correct country.

Write the correct letter A-J in boxes 34-40 an your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

34 It helped other countries develop their own film industry.  
35 It was the biggest producer of films.  
36 It was first to develop the 'feature' film.  
37 It was responsible for creating stars. 
38 It made the most money from 'avant-garde' films. 
39 It made movies based more on its own culture than outside influences. 
40 It had a great influence on silent movies, despite its size. 
List of Countries
A France F Japan
B Germany G Soviet Union
C USA H Italy
D Denmark I Britain
E Sweden J China