IELTS Reading 12 - Passage 3
IELTS Reading Tip
The Reading passages always contain the information you need to answer the question. You wont have to use your own knowledge of a topic.
Complete each sentence
with the correct ending, A-G, below.
Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 27-31 on your answer sheet.
27) A developed system of numbering
28) An additional hand signal
29) In seventh-century Europe, the ability to count to a certain number
30) Thinking about numbers as concepts separate from physical objects
31) Expressing number differently according to class of item
Do the following statements agree with the information given
Reading Passage 3?
In boxes 32-40 on your answer sheet, write
|TRUE||if the statement is true according to the passage|
|FALSE||if the statement is false according to the passage|
|NOT GIVEN||if the information is not given in the passage|
32) For the earliest tribes, the concept
of sufficiency was more important than the concept of quantity.
33) Indigenous Tasmanians used only four terms to indicate numbers of objects.
34) Some peoples with simple number systems use body language to prevent misunderstanding of expressions of number.
35) All cultures have been able to express large numbers clearly.
36) The word 'thousand' has Anglo-Saxon origins.
37) In general, people in seventh-century Europe had poor counting ability.
38) In the Tsimshian language, the number for long objects and canoes is expressed with the same word.
39) The Tsimshian language contains both older and newer systems of counting.
40) Early peoples found it easier to count by using their fingers rather than a group of pebbles.