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Further Practice for Reading Passage 2

The questions below will help you to make sure that you have chosen the correct answers for Questions 16-22 on Reading Passage 2.

Question 16

Look at paragraph A and answer these questions.

1 Does the paragraph describe the development of reading from one point of time to another? ........................................
2 Is the paragraph only about reading as it was in St Augustine's day? ........................................
3 Is the theme of the paragraph how reading became a mark of civilization? ........................................
Question 17

Look at paragraph B and answer these questions.

1 Does the paragraph talk about modern nations? ........................................
2 Are educated workers in India mentioned as an example of something in the paragraph? ........................................
3 Is the first sentence of the paragraph the topic sentence, and the rest of the paragraph exemplification? ........................................
Question 18

Look at paragraph C and answer these questions.

1 Is the importance of reading in an economic sense the theme of the paragraph? ........................................
2 Does the paragraph show how reading as a skill is now an economic force? ........................................
3 Is the amount of money that reading has contributed to the economy the central idea of the paragraph? ........................................
Question 19

Look at paragraph D and answer these questions.

1 Is a problem described in this paragraph? ........................................
2 Does the paragraph only mention the fact that reading is taken for granted in developed societies? ........................................
3 Are both a reason and a result discussed in this paragraph? ........................................
Question 20

Look at paragraph E and answer these questions.

1 Does the paragraph say that young people today are attracted to reading? ........................................
2 Does this paragraph describe the various ways young people regard reading? ........................................
3 Is the writer's attitude to reading discussed? ........................................
Question 21

Look at paragraph F and answer these questions.

1 Is the question about the attitude of modern Western society to the decline in reading? ........................................
2 According to the text, can this decline be controlled? ........................................
3 Does the writer answer a question by giving his or her own opinion? ........................................
Question 22

Look at paragraph G and answer these questions.

1 Does the paragraph describe how to encourage reading? ........................................
2 Does the paragraph talk about young people and their attitude to reading? ........................................
3 Do the instructions for the exercise specify that each of the headings can be used only once? ........................................


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