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IELTS Reading - Passage 1

Questions 1-3

Reading Passage 1 has six paragraphs, A-C.

Choose the correct heading for each section from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number i-vi in boxes 1-3 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i  The expansion of international tourism in recent years
ii  How local communities can balance their own needs with the demands of wilderness tourism
iii  Fragile regions and the reasons for the expansion of tourism there
iv  Traditional methods of food-supply in fragile regions
v  Some of the disruptive effects of wilderness tourism
vi  The economic benefits of mass tourism

1) Section A  

2) Section B  

3) Section C  

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IELTS Tip

To help you determine if something is NOT GIVEN, look for synonyms and paraphrases. If none appear, the answer will probably be NOT GIVEN. But even if you do find paraphrases, be careful: it may be that the topic is mentioned but not in relation to the statement.

Questions 4-9

Do the following statements reflect the claims of the writer in Reading Passage 1?

In boxes 4-9 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement reflects the claims of the writer
NO if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

4 The low financial cost of setting up wilderness tourism makes it attractive to many countries.  

5 Deserts, mountains and Arctic regions are examples of environments that are both ecologically and culturally fragile.  

6 Wilderness tourism operates throughout the year in fragile areas.  

7 The spread of tourism in certain hill-regions has resulted in a fall in the amount of food produced locally.  

8 Traditional food-gathering in desert societies was distributed evenly over the year.  

9 Government handouts do more damage than tourism does to traditional patterns of food-gathering.  

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Questions 10-13

Choose ONE WORD from Reading Passage 1 for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet.

The positive ways in which some local communities have
responded to tourism
People/Location Activity
Swiss Pays d'Enhaut

Arctic communities

Acoma and San Ildefonso

Navajo and Hopi Activity
Revived production of (10) ..................

Operate (11) .................. businesses

Produce and sell (12) ..................

Produce and sell (13) ..................
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