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IELTS General Reading - Passage 3

SECTION 3 Question 28-40

Questions 28-32

Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer in Reading Passage 3.

In boxes 28-32 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with 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
28 Edison created his talking machine to record history.  
29 The invention of the phonograph immediately changed the way in which society related to music. 
30 Stravinsky disliked having to perform his compositions in public.  
31 The record player influenced music more than the printing press influenced the written word.  
32 In the 17th and 18th centuries, music became an art form in its own right.  

Questions 33-37

Complete each sentence with the correct ending A-H below.

Write the correct letter A-H in boxes 33-37 on your answer sheet.

A the growth of cafes in Europe. E the democratisation of music.
B the creation of magnetic tape. F the innovation of multi-track recording techniques.
C the widespread introduction of the record player. G the expansion of radio.
D the introduction of vinyl records. H the arrival of the compact disc.
33 People were able to control what they listened to with  
34 Early 20th century recorded music grew in popularity with  
35 By the 1940s the emphasis on recording live performances had become outdated thanks to  
36 The enormous growth in rock music occurred at the same time as  
37 By the 1960s recording errors could be repaired due to  

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose ONE WORD from the passage for each answer.

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

Digital Recording

Many contemporary recordings today are created using computers and it is no longer necessary to use a microphone or a conventional 38 .................... Music is constructed using material from previous recordings.
This is known as 39 .................... Some people disapprove of this approach, while others consider it to be a 40 .................... or possibly a combination of the two.
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