IELTS Reading 3 - Passage 2
Do the following statements agree with the information given
In boxes 14-20 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|
14 Arthur Koestler considered laughter biologically important in several ways.
15 Plato believed humour to be a sign of above-average intelligence.
16 Kant believed that a successful joke involves the controlled release of nervous energy.
17 Current thinking on humour has largely ignored Aristotle's view on the subject.
18 Graeme Ritchie's work links jokes to artificial intelligence.
19 Most comedians use personal situations as a source of humour.
20 Chimpanzees make particular noises when they are playing.
IELTS Reading Tip: Completing diagram labels
In the exam, you may be asked to read a passage and use words from it to complete labels on a diagram or picture. The answers will often come from a particular section of the text and may not be in the same order as the questions.
The diagram below shows the areas of the brain activated
Label the diagram.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 21-23 on your answer sheet.
|Right prefrontal cortex lights
up - area of brain linked to
Orbital prefrontal cortex is
activated - involved with
(22) .................... become
Complete each sentence with the correct
ending A-G below.
Write the correct letter A-G in boxes 24-27 on your answer sheet.
|A react to their own thoughts.|
|B helped create language in humans.|
|C respond instantly to whatever is happening.|
|D may provide valuable information about the operation of the brain.|
|E cope with difficult situations.|
|F relate to a person's subjective views.|
|G led our ancestors to smile and then laugh.|
24 One of the brain's most difficult tasks is to
25 Because of the language they have developed, humans
26 Individual responses to humour
27 Peter Derks believes that humour