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IELTS Reading - Passage 2

Questions 14-17

Reading Passage 2 has six sections, A-I.

Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-I in boxes 14-17 on your answer sheet.

14 a suggestion for improving trade in the future  
13 the effects of the introduction of electronic delivery  
15 the similar cost involved in transporting a product from abroad or from a local supplier  
16 the weakening relationship between the value of goods and the cost of their delivery  

Questions 18-22

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2?

In boxes 18-22 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
  FALSEif the statement contradicts the information
  NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this
18 International trade is increasing at a greater rate than the world economy.  
19 Cheap labour guarantees effective trade conditions.  
20 Japan imports more meat and steel than France.  
21 Most countries continue to prefer to trade with nearby nations.  
22 Small computer components are manufactured in Germany.  

Questions 23-26

Complete the summary using the list of words, A-K, below.

Write the correct letter, A-K, in boxes 23-26 on your answer sheet.

Modern cargo-handling methods have had a significant effect on 23 .................... as the business of moving freight around the world becomes increasingly streamlined.
Manufacturers of computers, for instance, are able to import 24 .................... from overseas, rather than having to rely on a local supplier. The introduction of 25 .................... has meant that bulk cargo can be safely and efficiently moved over long distances. While international shipping is now efficient, there is still a need for governments to reduce 26 .................... in order to free up the domestic cargo sector.
A tariffs B components C container ships D output
E employees F insurance costs G trade H freight
I fares H software H international standards
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