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IELTS Reading - Passage 3

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

Questions 28-32

Reading Passage 3 has eight paragraphs labelled A-H.

Choose the most suitable heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the appropriate numbers (i-xiii) in boxes 28-32 on your answer sheet.

One of the headings has been done for you as an example. Any heading may be used more than once.

Note: There are more headings than paragraphs, so you will not use all of them.

List of Headings
i Octave develops sestet
ii The Faerie Queene and Modern Love
iii The origins of the sonnet
iv The Shakespearean sonnet form
v The structure of the Petrarchan sonnet form
vi A real sonnet?
vii Rhyme scheme provides structure developing themes and ideas
viii Dissatisfaction with format
xi The Sicilian sonneteers
x Howard v. Shakespeare
xi Wordsworth's sonnet form
xii Future breaks with convention
xiii The sonnet form: variations and additions
28 Paragraph A
29 Paragraph B
30 Paragraph C
31 Paragraph D
32 Paragraph E
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Example Paragraph A Answer iii

Questions 33-37

Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage, complete the sentences below.

33 Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder and Henry Howard were ........................................ .
34 It was in the third decade of the thirteenth century that the ........................................ was introduced.
35 Among poets of the Italian Renaissance ........................................ was considered to be the better sonneteer.
36 The Petrarchan sonnet form consists of ........................................ .
37 In comparison with the octave, the rhyming scheme of the sestet is ........................................ varied.

Questions 38-40

Choose the correct letters A-D and write them in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.

38 According to Charles Gayley,
A the octave is longer than the sestet.
B the octave develops themes and ideas.
C the sestet provides answers and solutions.
  D the sestet demonstrates a twofold division.
39 The Shakespearean sonnet is
A an indifferent development.
B more developed than the Petrarchan sonnet.
C more flexible than the Petrarchan sonnet.
  D enumerated in different ways.
 
40 According to the passage, whose sonnet types are similar?
A Spenser and Brooke
B Brooke and Milton
C Hopkins and Spenser
D Milton and Meredith
 

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