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IELTS Reading Sample (General) #6

Reading Tip

In the IELTS exam, there is advice given about spending 20 minutes on each section (as written in the Practice tests). However, Passage 3 is more difficult than the other two, so you may want to save time in the first two passages to add to the last one. Also, checking time is extremely important. A better way to divide your time is:

Passage 1:15 minutes
Passage 2:16 minutes
Passage 3:25 minutes
Transferring and Checking:04 minutes

Total:60 minutes

Questions 1-9

The Reading Passage has nine paragraphs AI.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

List of Phrases
i how new employees are used in a company
ii women and Japanese companies
iii why men sometimes resign from Japanese companies
iv permanency in employment in Japan
v recruiting season: who, when and where
vi the social aspect of work
vii the salary structure
viii the recruitment strategy of foreign firms
ix Japanese people after retirement

1) Section A 

2) Section B 

3) Section C 

4) Section D 

5) Section E 

6) Section F 

7) Section G 

8) Section H 

9) Section I 

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Questions 10-12

Complete the sentences below with words taken from the reading passage. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

10) Japanese employers believe that moving professionals within companies and listening to workers' views leads to ..............

11) Employees receive their wages monthly and a bonus ..............

12) Japanese workers often form close personal relationships and older staff may even become a ............. to junior staff.

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Questions 13-15

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

13) Company training in Japan
A    is not important
B    is for factory workers only
  C    is for professionals only
D    is for all staff
14) Foreign firms are keen to employ Japanese women because
  A    the women are more intelligent than men
B    the women that apply are more capable than the men that apply
C    the women will be only short-term employees
  D    the women prefer guaranteed security
15) Japanese people continue to work after retirement because
  A    they need the income
B    they miss working
  C    they assist in the family business
D    they have no status outside employment

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