IELTS Reading 8 - Passage 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15, which are based on Reading Passage
1 on the following pages.
Reading Passage 1 has eight paragraphs labelled A-I.
Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs B-I from the list of headings below.
Write the appropriate numbers (i-xiii) in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.
One of the headings has been done for you as an example.
Note: There are more headings than paragraphs, so you will not use all of them.
|List of Headings|
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|Example||Paragraph A||Answer vii|
Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 9-15 on your answer sheet.
|9 The writer believes that water|
|A is gradually becoming of greater importance.|
|B will have little impact on our lives in future.|
|C is something we will need more than anything else.|
|D will have even greater importance in our lives in the future.|
|10 Humankind's relationship with water has been|
|C purely one of great benefit.|
|D fairly frightening.|
|11 The writer suggests that|
|A we are in awe of the news we read and see on TV every day.|
|B change to the environment leaves us speechless.|
|C we should not be in awe of the news we read and see on TV every day.|
|D our surprise at the environmental change brought about by nature is something new.|
|12 According to the text, planting trees|
|A has to be co-ordinated internationally.|
|B is more expensive than building sea and river defences.|
|C is a less expensive answer to flooding than building river defences.|
|D is not an answer to the problem of flooding in all regions.|
|13 By 2025, it is projected that|
|A at least half the world population will have fresh water.|
|B the majority of the world population will have fresh water.|
|C one-third of the world population will have fresh water.|
|D fresh water will only be available to half of the world population.|
|14 According to the text, in the future low-lying islands|
|A will still be habitable.|
|B will not be under water.|
|C are likely to be under water.|
|D will probably not be under water.|
|15 According to the writer,|
|A people do not need to get used to environmental damage.|
|B people will need to get used to climate changes that cause environmental damage.|
|C people are now more used to environmental damage than they have been in the past.|
|D the general despondency about environmental changes is ill-founded.|