General Training Reading Sample 1

General Training Reading Sample: 1

Read the information below and answer Questions 9-14.

                 CLASSIC TOURS -- COACH BREAK INFORMATION

Luggage
We ask you to keep luggage down to one medium-sized suitcase per person, but a small holdall can also be taken on board the coach.


Seat Allocation
Requests for particular seats can be made on most coach breaks when booking, but since allocations are made on a first come first served basis, early booking is advisable. When bookings are made with us you will be offered the best seats that are available on the coach at that time.

Travel Documents
When you have paid your deposit we will send to you all the necessary documents and labels, so that you receive them in good time before the coach break departure date. Certain documents, for example air or boat tickets, may have to be retained and your driver or courier will then issue them to you at the relevant point.

Special Diets
If you require a special diet you must inform us at the time of booking with a copy of the diet. This will be notified to the hotel or hotels on your coach break, but on certain coach breaks the hotels used are tourist class and whilst offering value for money within the price range, they may not have the full facilities to cope with special diets. Any extra costs incurred must be paid to the hotel by yourself before departure from the hotel.

Accommodation
Many of our coach-breaks now include, within the price, accommodation with private facilities, and this will be indicated on the coach break page. Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities which, subject to availability, can be reserved and guaranteed at the time of booking -- the supplementary charge shown in the price panel will be added to your account. On any coach break, there are only a limited number of single rooms. When a single room is available it may be subject to a supplementary charge and this will be shown on the brochure page.

Entertainment
Some of our hotels arrange additional entertainment which could include music, dancing, film shows, etc. The nature and frequency of the entertainment presented is at the discretion of the hotel and therefore not guaranteed and could be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or insufficient numbers in the hotel.  

Questions 9-14:
Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 9-14 on your answer sheet.

9  If you want to sit at the front of the coach
    A ask when you get on the coach.
    B arrive early on the departure date.
    C book your seat well in advance.
    D avoid travelling at peak times.

10 Your air tickets
    A will be sent to your departure point.
    B must be collected before leaving.
    C will be enclosed with other documents.
    D may be held by your coach driver.

11  If you need a special diet you should
    A inform the hotel when you arrive.
    B pay extra with the booking.
    C tell the coach company.
    D book tourist class.

12  It may be necessary to pay extra for
    A a bathroom.
    B boat tickets.
    C additional luggage.
    D entertainment.

13  Entertainment is available
    A at all hotels.
    B if there is the demand.
    C upon request.
    D for an additional cost.

14  With every booking, Classic Tours guarantee you will be able to
    A request high-quality meals.
    B take hand luggage on the coach.
    C use your own personal bathroom.
    D see a film if you want to.

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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-11-11 07:33
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0 # NK 2016-10-18 08:53
Can bathroom be a synonym of private facility?
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+1 # SK 2016-06-29 06:34
@ Mariya refer to @Selvapandy Comment with answer to your question.
For enclosed the copy of comment:

Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities which, subject to availability, can be reserved and guaranteed at the time of booking -- the supplementary charge shown in the price panel will be added to your account.

- Private facilities refers to bathroom, personal lounge, or attached balcony, etc. According to the options given it should be bathroom. Hope this clarifies.
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+3 # Mariya 2016-06-24 21:11
To pay extra for ...? but there is no information about bathroom...???
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0 # Rahul 2016-11-10 11:20
It's been given "Private facilities " in the first sentence under accommodation.
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+1 # Gbenga 2016-10-25 17:12
Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities.
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+1 # Thanh 2016-07-12 09:44
Quoting Mariya:
To pay extra for ...? but there is no information about bathroom...???

There is only 1 answer about room.
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0 # Mustafa Zaman 2016-07-18 15:40
Instead of bathroom, it said "private facilities".
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0 # Subodh Dhukuchhu 2016-05-20 12:11
It is said that the answer is sequential from top to bottom. But in this article, the answer of 14 is at the top. Is it same with the real test?
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0 # Asha 2016-05-04 20:28
Hi guys help me to find answer 13 and 14. I could not find right answer. How it come 13 and 14 ? Please help.
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-2 # R 2016-05-18 17:46
For 13 - Answer is B, because in the Last Paragraph, they have stated that, "could be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or insufficient numbers in the hotel". That means, if there is a demand for it, they would maintain entertainment.

For 14 - Answer is B, because in the first paragraph it stated, "small holdall can also be taken on board the coach. " means, a hand luggage is permitted to be carries.
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+1 # Raziya 2016-02-08 16:28
Doubts in question 10 as it is given in paragraph "relevant point"which is similar to departure point.
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+3 # Lee 2016-01-16 06:14
Thank you for example.
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-2 # John R 2015-12-19 07:37
I have doubt on quest 10 and 14.

Why it is not quest.10=A & quest 14=D ??
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0 # Eva 2016-03-05 18:38
Quoting John R:
I have doubt on questions 10 and 14.
Why it is not Q.10=A & Q.14= D ??

eva
Q.10:
may have to be retained and your driver or courier will then issue them to you at the relevant point.

suggests that you have to collect it.

Q.14:
at the discretion of the hotel and therefore not guaranteed

You can't see it when you want to.
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+1 # John R 2015-12-19 07:33
Thank you very much for the content. It will be better if you have answer key along with it, I have doubt on questions 10 & 14.
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I am very weak in yes/no/not given pattern, what should I do? :(
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-2 # userielts 2015-08-03 17:30
Why answer for 10 is D and not A?
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0 # Ravindra Rathoe 2015-08-21 16:46
Issue them to you at the relevant point.
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Please help me in analyzing how you find the answer of 12. A. Even after reading again I couldnt find the answer of 12. A
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+1 # Zubbair 2015-12-06 09:03
Same question from me.
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+5 # Selvapandy 2015-03-07 19:54
Hi Saira,

Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities which, subject to availability, can be reserved and guaranteed at the time of booking -- the supplementary charge shown in the price panel will be added to your account.

- Private facilities refers to bathroom, peronal lounge, or attached balcony, etc. According to the options given it should be bathroom. Hope this clarifies.
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-1 # M Farhan Khan 2015-11-17 01:25
In last question answer is given in very first paragraph but all the teachers have taught us that you will always find next answer after the previous but in this one last question is related to very first paragraph why is that?
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+2 # M Farhan Khan 2015-11-17 01:21
Well I believe that private facilities does not refer bathroom particularly one can't read the mind there was no discussion of bath room even at one time in whole paragraph and I don't think facilities can be taken as bathroom may be clock room, wash room or loo can be used as synonyms.
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