General Training Reading Sample 7

Questions 1-7
Look at the three restaurant advertisements on the following page. Answer the questions below by writing the letters of the appropriate restaurants (A—C) in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.

Example                                                   Answer
It stops serving lunch at 2.30 pm.                    B         

1 It is open for breakfast.
2 It is open every night for dinner.
3 It is only open for lunch on weekdays.
4 It has recently returned to its previous location.
5 It welcomes families.
6 It caters for large groups.
7 It only opens at weekends.

DINING OUT

GT reading Sample 7 Dining out

Questions 8-13
Read the information given in 'New Electricity Account Payment Facilities' on the following page and look at the statements below (Questions 8-13). In boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet write:

TRUE            if the statement is true
FALSE          if the statement is false
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

Example                                                          Answer
You must pay your account by mail.                    FALSE

 8  If you want a receipt, you should send your payment to the Southport address.
 9  You may pay your account at branches of the Federal Bank.
10 You must pay the full amount, instalments are not permitted.
11 The Coastside Power Office is open on Saturday mornings.
12 You may pay your account by phone using your credit card.
13 There is a reduction for prompt payment.

 

 NEW ELECTRICITY ACCOUNT PAYMENT FACILITIES AVAILABLE FROM' JULY 1998

After 1 July 1998, you may pay your electricity account in any of the following ways:


1. Payments via mail:
                (A) No receipt required:
                     Mail payments to:
                                                    Coastside Power
                                                    Locked Bag 2760
                                                    Southport NSW 3479

                (B) Receipt required:
                     Mail payments to:
                                                   Coastside Power
                                                   PO Box 560
                                                   Northbridge NSW 3472

2. Agency payments (payments directly to the bank): Payments can be made at any branch of the Federal Bank by completing the deposit slip attached to your account notice.

NB: This facility is no longer available at South Pacific Bank branches.

3. Payments directly to Coastside Power Office: Payments can be made directly to Coastside Power Office at 78-80 Third Avenue, Northbridge. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Payment may be by personal cheque, bank cheque or cash.

Note: Payments cannot be made by phone.

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+1 # Md Asaduzzaman 2017-07-29 22:02
I have got 12/13.
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0 # Md Asaduzzaman 2017-07-29 21:42
I have got 12/13 in 12 minutes.
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+1 # Eissam 2017-07-12 07:10
I have got 12/13 and completed it in 11 minutes.
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-1 # Eissam 2017-07-12 07:09
Thank you so much for this picturesque website.
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+1 # Sayed Md Mohsin 2017-07-11 15:36
I think this is one of the easiest paragraphs among all. I got 13 out of 13. WoW.
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0 # Trupti Nikalje 2017-06-12 10:42
I got 13/13.
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0 # Vimal 2017-07-15 12:42
Quoting Trupti Nikalje:
I got 13/13.

Hi, how can you get 13/13 because the answer to the question 7 It is not 'A', the correct answer is 'C '.
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0 # Nik 2017-04-10 05:23
All correct but taken 13.39 minutes :-(
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0 # M 2017-03-02 06:26
Why the answer to the question 8 is 'False' as it seems to me 'NG'?
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0 # Dassri 2017-03-10 05:21
Look at the first paragraph, please.
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+1 # Akash 2017-02-23 07:00
Hello IELTS Mentor, these samples looks really easy to me, it hardly takes me few seconds to find the answers here, but in the real test will it be the same kind of situation or is it the other way round? I am aware that all these samples are taken from the actual test. I may be out of the topic but still had a doubt. Regards - Akash.
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0 # Reena Sapkota 2017-01-21 15:17
Q. 8 supposed to be not given.... Two mistakes... Confusion!
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+2 # Pavneet Kaur 2016-11-21 16:12
Sir, plz give me readings samples for general test and tips for writing task both. I face problems in letter but sometimes easy ideas are not relevant plz help.
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-1 # Sonjoy Ranjon Das 2016-10-24 04:12
I have got 13 out of 13. According to the answer sheet, all of my answers are right and I understood two passages perfectly with every aspect.
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0 # Tiffany 2016-06-20 23:43
Hi, are these questions taken from the real IELTS tests?
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2016-07-28 11:12
Yes, those are taken from the real IELTS tests.
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+1 # Venkata Yalla 2016-06-18 07:13
Why is the answer to question 11 'False'? It seems to me 'NG'. There is no clue in the reading passage about Sunday morning's openings.
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0 # Ravi 2017-04-26 19:39
Yes, that's true. There is no information given on relating Saturday and Sunday. So it should be 'NG'.
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+1 # Prasanna 2016-07-27 13:52
Bcs Coastside Power Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (open on weekdays)

The Coastside Power Office is open on Saturday mornings
Ask question yourself than to looking at the answer.
(Not open on Nonday to Friday). That's why the answer is false.

Whenever you ask a question, first, question yourself. Suppose if they ask questions like this - The Coastside Power Office is open on March? The answer is NA.
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+2 # Gurkiratir Singh 2016-06-28 13:50
Because it gives information about all the opening hours which means on any other hours and days it is closed. Only if it says Saturday it is open but doesn't describe the timing, so it should be 'not given'.
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+4 # Madhu 2016-06-06 06:08
3. It is only open for lunch on weekdays. Can anyone explain how come 'B' is the answer?
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0 # Saadi Mohamed Amine 2017-06-30 13:14
Hi, Restaurant A works Tuesday to Sunday (Sunday :) )
But restaurant B works on Tuesday to Friday. So there is no only weekday working there!
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0 # Yasien 2017-01-27 23:03
The answer is 'A'.
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+2 # Mohamed 2016-10-24 14:43
The answer should be A!
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+2 # Gurkiratir Singh 2016-06-28 13:45
Because Lunch timing and days are Tuesday to Friday, not on Saturday and Sunday. While other two options consist of Saturday and Sunday too.
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+1 # Andrei Frandes 2016-05-06 12:31
Hi, may I know if the original IELTS test is harder or easier than these samples? Thanks.
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-05-29 08:11
Those samples were taken from actual IELTS tests.
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+1 # Wilson 2016-02-08 11:16
Hi, IELTS Mentor,

I know this is out of the topic but still, please kindly enlighten me. I noticed that "instalment" was spelt with only a single "L". When I googled it, it showed that this is used mainly in British spelling. In the US context, it is spelt with a double "L".

Now my question is, since I'm more of a US English user, will IELTS credit the spelling with the double "L"? The same goes for the spelling of "enrolment", "fulfilment", etc.

Thanks a lot!
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2016-02-09 09:26
Hi Wilson,

Using the US spelling is perfectly okay in IELTS test.
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0 # M Farhan Khan 2015-11-21 21:15
In question 12, it says payment can not be done over the phone by using your credit card so 'credit card' is the word which is not mentioned at all. So why it's false and not 'NG'? Kindly let me know about it. I am really thankful to you guys. I wish I could get same easy passages in real exams. AMEEN.
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+1 # Arzan 2016-05-25 09:56
At the bottom, it clearly mentions that payments cannot be made by phone.
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+1 # Fehmi 2015-10-10 11:20
I made this 100%, but the others are more difficult.
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+1 # Deep 2015-09-19 05:39
Answers, please.
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+1 # Armada 2015-08-17 06:35
'B' is the correct answer, Lunch: Tuesday-Friday which means working days, Saturday & Sunday are excluded, Monday is not shown to distract you!
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+2 # Lu Cheng 2015-08-14 13:07
Hi, for question 3, it is only open for lunch on weekdays. The given answer is 'B' and this puzzled me. It should be 'C', I guess.
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+1 # Shai 2015-10-06 18:38
Notice it's written as 'weekdays', not 'weekends'! I didn't see it too. I automatically read weekends. Very confusing!
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+2 # Jass Brar 2015-07-26 19:30
Please give me some IELTS speaking topics. I really need that to practice.
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