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IELTS Academic Reading - Passage 3

SECTION 3 Question 27-40

Questions 27-32

You should spend about 20 minutes on questions 27-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3.

Reading Passage 3 has seven paragraphs A-G.

Choose the correct heading for paragraphs B-G from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number i-x in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet.

List of Headings
i Why some early social science methods lost popularity
ii The cost implications of research
iii Looking ahead to an unbiased assessment of research
iv A range of social issues that have been usefully studied
v An example of a poor decision that was made too quickly
vi What happens when the figures are wrong
vii One area of research that is rigorously carried out
viii The changing nature of medical trials
ix An investigative study that may lead to a new system
x Why some scientists' theories are considered second-rate
Example     Paragraph A            Answer: x
27 Paragraph B
28 Paragraph C
29 Paragraph D
30 Paragraph E
31 Paragraph F
32 Paragraph G
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Questions 33-36

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 33-36 on your answer sheet.

Fighting Crime

Some criminals in England are agreeing to take part in a trial designed to help reduce their chances of 33 .................... . The idea is that while one group of randomly selected criminals undergoes the usual 34 .................... , the other group will discuss the possibility of making some repayment for the crime by meeting the 35 .................... . It is yet to be seen whether this system, known as 36 .................... , will work.
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Questions 37-40

Classify the following characteristics as relating to

A Social Science
  B Medical Science
C Both Social Science and Medical Science
  D Neither Social Science nor Medical Science

Write the correct letter A, B, C or D in boxes 37-40 on your answer sheet.

37 a tendency for negative results in early trials  
38 the desire to submit results for independent assessment  
39 the prioritisation of research areas to meet government needs  
40 the widespread use of studies that investigate the quality of new products  


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