General Training Reading Sample 2

Questions 22-29:
Read the article on International Students House and look at the statements below. In boxes 22-29 on your answer sheet write:

T    if the statement is true
F     if the statement is false
NG  if the information is not given in the passage

The first one has been done for you as an example.

Example                                                                                 Answer
The club is for overseas students only.                          FALSE

22.  The club has long-term dormitory accommodation.
23.  Membership must be renewed monthly.
24.  The club provides subsidised restaurant meals.
25.  The club is open to non-members on Tuesday evenings.
26.  STA Travel help finance the Students Adviser.
27.  The services of the Students Adviser are free to all club members.
28.  You must make an appointment to see the Students Adviser.
29.  There will be a surcharge for accommodation over the Christmas period.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS HOUSE

International Students House is a unique club and accommodation centre for British and overseas students in London. It is located in the heart of London's West End and is close to all public transport facilities

ACCOMMODATION
» comfortable accommodation for up to 450 people in single, twin, 3/4 bedded and multi-bedded rooms
» 44 self-contained flats for married students and families.
» long and short stays welcomed.

MEMBERSHIP
Club membership is open to all full-time students, professional trainees, student nurses and au pairs. Membership costs are kept to an absolute minimum to enable the widest possible access. You can join for as little as one month and for up to one year at a time. Membership entitles you to use the various facilities of the House. It has:

* restaurants
* student bars and coffee shop
* study rooms
* clubs and societies
* aerobics and fitness training
* discos, dance, jazz and cinema
* travel and excursions and much more!

The best way to check out all we have on offer is to drop in any Tuesday evening between 7.15 pm and 8.30 pm for Open House in the Club Room. This is an opportunity for you to meet the staff and other club members, enjoy a free cup of coffee and find out all about what's going on. You can take advantage of special membership offers. (Useful tip: bring along 3 passport size photographs if you wish to take out membership.)

ADVICE SERVICE
Thanks to the support of STA Travel and in association with LCOS (the London Conference on Overseas Students) International Students House now provides the service of an International Students Adviser. This new welfare service is open to all students at London's bona-fide academic institutions. It aims to provide welfare support to help students overcome any personal or practical difficulties they may be experiencing whilst studying in Britain. One of the key features of the Advice Service is that the Adviser can be seen during the evenings until about 8 pm, Monday to Thursday.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Unable to get home for Christmas? How about joining in the fun at International Students House! Check out our special programme of activity taking place over the Christmas period. Even come and stay - the House will be offering reduced accommodation rates for students wishing to spend a few days in London over Christmas. We'll also have an exciting New Year's Eve party so come and join us and ring in the new year in the spirit of internationalism.

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0 # Thomas 2017-05-04 08:09
Can someone help explain more why #22 is 'T'? I didn't see any content mentioning about long-term in the text. Thanks.
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0 # Karan Sharma 2017-05-09 13:29
Long and short stays are welcomed.
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0 # Elizabeth Olumekun 2017-05-06 11:54
Quoting Thomas:
Can someone help explain more why #22 is 'T'? I didn't see any content mentioning about long-term in the text. Thanks.


ACCOMMODATION
» comfortable accommodation for up to 450 people in single, twin, 3/4 bedded and multi-bedded rooms
» 44 self-contained flats for married students and families.
» long and short stays welcomed.

the last line in the accommodation paragraph has mention of long stay accommodation.
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0 # Padma 2017-05-05 19:02
Long and short stays are welcomed. This means both long and short period accommodation are possible. Thus, 22. The club has long-term dormitory accommodation is TRUE. Hope it clarifies your doubt.
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+1 # Sohan 2017-03-22 17:04
Question no. 25? Where has it mentioned that it is open for non-members?
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+2 # April 2017-04-03 11:12
It was not directly mentioned. The idea was implied in the following sentences.

"You can take advantage of special membership offers. (Useful tip: bring along 3 passport size photographs if you wish to take out membership.)"
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0 # Mr Pandey 2017-03-29 07:32
The best way to check out all we have on offer is to drop in any Tuesday evening between 7.15 pm and 8.30 pm.
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0 # Ankitha 2017-03-17 20:47
I have a big doubt about Q. 29- surcharge means extra charge. So even if the house provides accommodation for reduced rates, I thought it was extra charges to be paid over their normal accommodation charges.
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+2 # Nikunj 2017-03-23 04:59
They are talking about reducing the rate which they are paying every month/ year, not for +surchage.
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0 # Dilip 2017-03-20 05:35
Because it contradicts.
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0 # Anwar 2017-03-12 07:42
I don't understand Q. no. 29. Why it is 'NG'. Could anyone explain to me, please?
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+1 # Happy 2017-03-10 00:25
I got 4 right answers but confused with the false/ not given.
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0 # Happy 2017-03-10 00:20
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0 # Vivien 2017-03-08 07:46
Anyone knows why Q. 22 is "true"??? Also, I need to have band 7 for each module and my IELTS test is on 25th March. Could anyone help me in either speaking or writing? Please contact me on WhatsApp +61468864097 or via email . Cheers! : )
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-1 # Emmanuel 2017-03-17 15:06
Quoting Vivien:
Anyone knows why Q. 22 is "true"??? Also, I need to have band 7 for each module and my IELTS test is on 25th March. Could anyone help me in either speaking or writing? Please contact me on WhatsApp +61468864097 or via email . Cheers! : )

Hello Vivien, can we connect on WhatsApp for speaking practice.
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0 # Ekta 2017-03-11 12:40
It is true because dormitory accommodation means multi-bed facility. This is available in long and short terms basis.
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0 # Thomas 2017-05-04 08:19
Hi Ekta, I still don't quite clearly understand the relation between the long-term dormitory and multi-bed facility. Would you help explain more? Thanks.
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+5 # Haitham 2017-01-02 10:49
Dear all friends, please help me. I can't distinguish between the two options ('False' and 'Not Given'). Both seems similar to me! How can I choose one of them? If 'false' means was not given in the paragraph, or according to the writer's opinion because what I think that 'false' should indicate clearly that what is exactly contrary to the writer's opinion while 'not given' means he didn't mention that at all. Please help...
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0 # Nauman 2017-03-09 16:33
Membership "must" be renewed monthly. False - Would be the one which clearly opposite to what has been written. ]
23 is 'false' because it was mentioned that it can be taken from month to year. Words were important to decide in this sentence. So it was not, hence, 'false'.
24 - is 'Not given' because there is nothing mentioned about subsidise food at all - hence, 'NG'.
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0 # Ataaf 2017-05-01 03:42
According to the logic of Question 23, which you mentioned, why the answer to Question 28 is 'Not given'.(You "must" make an appointment to see the Students Adviser).
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+1 # Shahzaib Rauf 2017-03-12 11:33
But he is not talking about renewal at any instance.
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+4 # Ganesh 2017-02-06 18:59
Dear Haitham,

It is hard to identify the difference, but if you keep practising, you'll find it.

Let's take the example of the statement "23. Membership must be renewed monthly". According to the passage "You can join for as little as one month and for up to one year at a time" which means there is also an option of yearly membership. So the statement is 'False'.

Now for 'Not Given', let's consider the statement "24. The club provides subsidised restaurant meals" - when you go through the passage, there is absolutely no information supporting this statement and so the answer is 'Not Given'. I hope this clears your doubt.
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+1 # Shifu 2016-12-29 08:20
I got only 4 correct.... Thanks for the kind help.
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+1 # Aman 2016-11-20 06:30
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0 # Rahul 2016-11-10 11:31
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+4 # Uday 2016-08-11 15:26
The answer for the 23rd question is FALSE. Please note a sentence under Membership sub-heading "You can join for as little as one month and for up to one year at a time"(note "at a time"). It is an evidence to take up a membership for a one month as minimum and one year as a maximum. However, It is a one-time payment. For example, I am taking a membership for a year at a time. Do I need to renew it monthly? Now see the question: "Membership 'must be' renewed monthly." So for my case, I don't need to renew it. So the statement is FALSE.
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+1 # James 2017-01-18 22:29
Thanks for the explanation, but maybe I thought too much where there could be a possibility that the club requires monthly renew to keep the annual membership active. That's why I chose 'NG' originally. I think this reading article is not a good example for practising since it has too many ambiguities.
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+1 # Suresh 2016-08-09 17:12
Wish you good luck. Appear the exam with confidence.
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+5 # Rajeev 2016-05-18 04:18
23 is False because it has other option: yearly not only monthly.
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+3 # Popoey 2016-05-03 02:56
I have doubt in Q. 23 as it has not mentioned about the renewal terms. It says you can get membership least for one month or for year. Then how is the answer be false? Please help.
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+1 # Nahida Akther 2016-04-25 08:07
I got just 6 correct answers!
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+1 # Xia 2016-04-22 10:43
Need help on answer 27.
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+2 # Xia 2016-04-22 10:43
Confused about answer no 27! Can anybody help please?
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+3 # Bahaa Younes 2016-03-19 10:46
Such these complication you push us to hate learning English nor desire to learn.
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+7 # Ajay 2016-03-17 14:53
23 answer is NG, it says up to year but doesn't mention about renewal.
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+7 # Wilson 2016-02-06 05:49
#24 Question: The club provides subsidised restaurant meals? Answer: Not given. But based on this statement "Membership costs are kept to an absolute minimum to enable the widest possible access"; it obvious that it is subsidised. So answer should be "True". Any thoughts?
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+2 # Jamal 2016-11-24 15:53
Hi, dear. To some extent you are right but we are not supposed to make assumptions ourselves in 'True, False & NG'. The passage says that restaurants are included in membership facilities but there is nothing mentioned about "subsidised" restaurant meals... so it's NG... Hope you will find this helpful.
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+1 # James 2017-01-18 22:36
I agree with you on the "not making assumption" part. But my evidence for the "True" answer is lying on the list part of the membership. The first facility which the membership can use is the restaurant. So it must include the meals. What else does the restaurant can offer? Please correct me if I am wrong.
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+2 # Dhaval 2016-03-06 16:45
I agree with you :).
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+4 # Emma 2016-02-22 08:36
"kept to a minimum' does not mean 'subsidised'. It means kept as low as possible but does not mean that it relies on financing form another source. 'Subsidised' would mean that money came from another source to help pay for it, not just from customers.
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+2 # Nasima Khandoker 2016-02-08 09:57
I also agree that it should be 'True'!
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+1 # Sam G 2016-01-08 23:49
Surshare question is not clear to me even after comments up?!!
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+1 # M Farhan Khan 2015-11-17 01:44
Number 26 is strange to me. It does not say anything about financing student adviser. Could you explain please where the financing comes from?
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0 # K 2016-03-21 13:46
Thanks to the support of STA Travel and in association with LCOS (the London Conference on Overseas Students) International Students House now provides the service of an International Students Adviser. This new welfare service is open to all students at London's bona-fide academic institutions.

From the first sentence, you know that STA Travel give support, and from second sentence "Welfare service",you know it is financial support. financial support= finance.
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0 # Ataaf 2017-05-01 03:46
But as per my knowledge, welfare service should be free.
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+1 # Sunny 2016-01-29 14:25
Regarding 26. It aims to provide welfare support to help students overcome any personal or practical difficulties. Personal means financial.
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+3 # Sabin 2015-11-18 11:10
Thanks to the support of STA Travel and in association with LCOS (the London Conference on Overseas Students) International Students House now provides the service of an International Students Adviser.

for question 26 its true, because you can find the answer in above sentence, financing is similar to support and in this sentence,support stands for financing.
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+1 # Aarti 2015-10-18 18:10
Question is about surcharge. in paragraph reduced rates is clearly written. So it is a false.
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+1 # Mukul 2016-06-06 13:56
Thanks a lot, great.
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-1 # Ravindra Rathoe 2015-08-21 04:55
Why the answer to the question 29 is 'false' and not 'true'? Can you please explain? Anybody?
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+7 # Maher Aboukhaled 2015-10-24 14:19
Surcharge is extra charge, while reduced prices are offered on Christmas. Thus, it is false,
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+1 # Dr Sundar. 2015-07-30 05:51
In the last question, surcharge means extra charge. So it is 'true'; only documentary is not mentioned.
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+3 # Suchit 2015-07-29 05:28
27. The services of the Students Adviser are free to all club members. Why is it 'NG' as per the following statement:
This new welfare service is open to all students at London's bona-fide academic institutions. I think it would be 'false'.
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0 # Tian 2017-02-05 20:12
Club members can be "all full-time students, professional trainees, student nurses and au pairs". The service is free to students (as welfare), but it is not given if any other club members could use it.
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+1 # Hina 2016-10-22 06:36
I agree with you.
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+1 # Amna 2016-10-19 06:28
Please confirm whether this would be NG or False? Because my answer is also false. As the statement clearly says "All Students"

If we see in question 28 welfare is taken as financial help then why not in this question too?
Please reply asap. Thanks :)
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-1 # Sabin 2015-11-16 15:06
It is clear buddy that there is no information if the students have to pay for the service or its free. If there was information that students adviser is to be paid then it would be false. This is clearly not given. Please think many times before writing comments.
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+5 # Muaaz 2016-02-17 11:17
Dear Sabin,
It is mentioned that "This new welfare service is open to all students at London's bona-fide academic institutions". The word welfare clearly indicate that it is free of cost.
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-1 # Ravi Maharjan 2015-07-07 02:22
I am confused with the question no. 23, renewal of membership is not mentioned anywhere. Why is the answer 'false'? It must be 'NG'. Could anyone explain?
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0 # Andy 2015-09-29 06:07
Yes it is nowhere written regarding renewal then how would be answer False.
answer must be NG only.
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+2 # Byung Kwon 2015-07-12 20:41
You can join for as little as one month and for up to on year at a time. It means that you do not have to renew the period of membership monthly.
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+1 # Ashraf 2015-08-02 09:32
I think 23 is 'NG' because 'NG' means the information does not appear in the reading passage while 'False' means it appears in the reading passage but the opposite is given in the passage. Right?
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+1 # Josh 2015-06-29 11:36
I'm confused between 'NG' and 'F', no. 23 and 28.
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0 # Husmukh 2015-07-02 06:57
My answer to the question 23 is 'NG' and for 28 it is 'N'. But in answers, it is 'True' for 23 and 'NG' for 28. I understand 23 is OK, i.e. 'True' but for 28 there is clear statement: "One of the key features of the Advice Service is that the Adviser can be seen during the evenings until about 8 pm, Monday to Thursday." Please explain the answer to me.
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+2 # Sabin 2015-11-16 14:45
Question no 28 is 'not given' because the statement (one of the key features of the advice service is that the adviser can be seen during the evenings until about 8 pm, Monday to Thursday) doesn't mean that you have to make an appointment. In fact the information about making appointment is not available.

is that clear with you guys....
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0 # Maher Aboukhaled 2015-10-24 14:17
But never was mentioned that you could meet the adviser anytime, here was the trick.
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+2 # Mheann 2016-05-17 02:33
It was mention---> Adviser can be seen during the evenings until about 8 pm, Monday to Thursday... So anytime during the evenings until about 8pm. 6pm - 8pm is the time frame.
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+1 # Meenu Vaid 2015-06-18 16:35
I didn't get the answer to the question 22. Can you please explain?
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0 # Sharan Hadalgi 2015-06-09 13:09
Even my answer to the question 26 is 'NG', since it is not mentioned explicitly whether this facility is provided or not.
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+1 # Ayyub 2015-04-23 15:15
Same here.
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+8 # Shahriar Tanvir Saikat 2015-03-30 05:13
I didn't get the answer to the question 26. What is the connection with the student adviser with financial help?
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0 # Loc Nguyen 2015-08-07 07:09
I looked up the word "welfare" in a dictionary and I saw its definition: happiness, health... of a person or a group. So I think the STA travel must help students overcome their problems and maybe it also means the STA travel help finance… So the answer is absolutely TRUE.
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0 # John 2015-08-20 04:03
Welfare definition in NORTH AMERICAN - financial support given to people in need.
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-1 # Nitija 2015-06-10 08:26
Quoting Shahriar Tanvir Saikat:
I didn't get the answer of 26 what is the connection with the student adviser with financial help

"Thanks to the support of STA Travel and in association with LCOS, International Students House now provides the service of an International Students Adviser." This explains for STA Travel help finance the Students Adviser
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+10 # Abbas 2015-04-11 03:53
Quoting Shahriar Tanvir Saikat:
I didn't get the answer of 26 what is the connection with the student adviser with financial help


Exactly, I don't see that Financial Help was mentioned in the reading passage unless 'Welfare' means finance.
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-4 # Gabriel 2015-06-24 03:36
"Support" is intended as financial help.
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-3 # Mahsa 2015-05-12 12:55
Hi, Yes... welfare means financial in this question but my answer was 'NG'. :((
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+2 # Hafiz 2014-11-10 04:11
Very useful for T/F/NG practice.
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+2 # Stella 2014-08-17 18:56
Good tips. Concentration on details is needed as well.
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0 # Shan 2014-05-21 19:56
Very nice. I got just 4 correct answers.
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+3 # Sha 2014-04-13 19:40
Thanks a lot. It's really a good help for IELTS test takers like me.
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