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IELTS Reading - Passage 3

Questions 27-31

Reading Passage 3 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 27-31 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

27) how AI might have a military impact  

28) the fact that AI brings together a range of separate research areas 

29) the reason why AI has become a common topic of conversation again  

30) how AI could help deal with difficulties related to the amount of information available electronically  

31) where the expression AI was first used  

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Reading Tip

Throughout the exam, you need to make sure you rely on the information in the passages, not on your own ideas. This is especially important with this type of question: never be tempted to reflect your own opinion, always consider only what is in the text.

Questions 32-37

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 3?

In boxes 32-37 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage
FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

32) The researchers who launched the field of AI had worked together on other projects in the past.  

33) In 1985, AI was at its lowest point.  

34) Research into agent technology was more costly than research into neural networks.  

35) Applications of AI have already had a degree of success.  

36) The problems waiting to be solved by AI have not changed since 1967.  

37) The film 2001: A Space Odyssey reflected contemporary ideas about the potential of AI computers.  

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Questions 38-40

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write your answers in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.

38) According to researchers, in the late 1980s there was a feeling that

 A a general theory of AI would never be developed.

 B original expectations of AI may not have been justified.

 C a wide range of applications was close to fruition.

 D more powerful computers were the key to further progress.

39) In Dr Leake's opinion, the reputation of AI suffered as a result of

 A changing perceptions.

 B premature implementation.

 C poorly planned projects.

 D commercial pressures.

40) The prospects for AI may benefit from

 A existing AI applications.

 B new business models.

 C orders from Internet-only companies.

 D new investment priorities.

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