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IELTS Reading - Passage 2

Questions 14-22

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

Write the correct letter, A-Q, in boxes 14-22 on your answer sheet.

Research carried out by scientists in the United States has shown that the proportion of people over 65 suffering from the most common age-related medical problems is 14 .................... and that the speed of this change is 15 .................... . It also seems that these diseases are affecting people 16 .................... in life than they did in the past, This is largely due to developments in 17 .................... , but other factors such as improved 18 .................... may also be playing a part. Increases in some other illnesses may be due to changes in personal habits and to 19 .................... The research establishes a link between levels of 20 .................... and life expectancy. It also shows the there has been a considerable reduction in the number of elderly people who are 21 .................... , which means that the 22 .................... involved in supporting this section of the population may be less than previously predicted.
A cost B falling C technology D undernourished
E earlier F later G disabled H more
I increasing J nutrition K education L constant
M medicine N pollution O environmental P health
Q independent      
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Questions 23-26

Look at the following cities (Questions 11-13) and the list of descriptions below.

Match each city with the correct description, A-F.

Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet.

23 Home medical aids  
24 Regular amounts of exercise  
25 Feelings of control over life  
26 Feelings of loneliness  
List of Descriptions
A may cause heart disease.
B can be helped by hormone treatment.
C may cause rises in levels of stress hormones.
D have cost the United States government more than $200 billion.
E may help prevent mental decline.
F may get stronger at night.
G allow old people to be more independent.
H can reduce stress in difficult situations.


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