General Training Reading Sample 9

You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 1-14. First, read the text below and answer Questions 1-8.

Your Moulex Iron

GT reading your moulex iron 1

A  Filling the reservoir
Your iron is designed to function using tap water. However, it will last longer if you use distilled water.
-- Always unplug the iron before filling the reservoir.
-- Always empty the reservoir after use.

Temperature and steam control
Your Moulex iron has two buttons which control the intensity of heat produced by the iron. You can, therefore , adjust the temperature of the iron and the amount of steam being given off depending upon the type of fabric being ironed.

-- Turn the steam control to the desired intensity.
-- Turn the thermostat control to the desired temperature.
Important: If your iron produces droplets of water instead of giving off steam, your temperature control is set too low.

C  Spray button
This button activates a jet of cold water which allows you to iron out any unintentional creases. Press the button for one second.

D  Pressing button
This button activates a super shot of steam which momentarily gives you an additional 40g of steam when needed.
Important: Do not use this more than five successive times.

E  Suits etc.
It is possible to use this iron in a vertical position so that you can remove creases from clothes on coathangers or from curtains. Turning the thermostat control and the steam button to maximum, hold the iron in a vertical position close to the fabric but without touching it. Hold down the pressing button for a maximum of one second. The steam produced is not always visible but is still able to remove creases.

Important: Hold the iron at a sufficient distance from silk and wool to avoid all risk of scorching Do not attempt to remove creases from an item of clothing that is being worn, always use a coathanger.

F  Auto-clean
In order that your iron does not become furred up, Moulex have integrated an auto-clean system and we advise you to use it very regularly (1-2 times per month).

-- Turn the steam control to the off position.
-- Fill the reservoir and turn the thermostat control to maximum.
-- As soon as the indicator light goes out, unplug the iron and, holding it over the sink, turn the steam control to auto-clean. Any calcium deposits will be washed out by the steam. Continue the procedure until the reservoir is empty.

Questions 1-4:
Match the pictures below to the appropriate section in the instructions.

Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

GT reading your moulex iron 2

Questions 5-8
Answer the following questions on the Moulex iron using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. Write your answers in boxes 5-8 on your answer sheet.

5 What sort of water is you advised to use?
6 What factor makes you decide on the quantity of steam to use?
7 What should you do if your iron starts to drip water?
8 What could damage your iron if you do not clean it?

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0 # Ray 2016-10-20 03:42
The answer of Q7 is correct, but not according to the IELTS test. In IELTS test, all the words you answer should be found in the paragraphs.
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0 # Jaspal 2016-09-04 05:19
For question 2, the correct answer is "A", not "F" because in "F" reservoir is emptied using steam where in "A", it is by water. In the picture, the reservoir is getting emptied using water, not steam.
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-2 # Sabin 2015-11-24 17:05
I would like you all to be informed that if the paragraph contains similar but many information its always better to choose that holds less and to the point. for example. A Filling the reservoir
Your iron is designed to function using tap water. However, it will last longer if you use distilled water.
-- Always unplug the iron before filling the reservoir.
-- Always empty the reservoir after use

IN MY OPINION>
Here you have got information about making the reservoir vacant after use and filling before use.However, it is advised that once a month its better if you clean it, in paragraph F.
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+4 # Beth 2015-10-22 10:47
What makes me think that A is the correct answer for Picture 2 and not F is that there is nothing mention in the 2nd picture that how to;
-- Turn the steam control to the off position.
-- Fill the reservoir and turn the thermostat control to maximum.
-- As soon as the indicator light goes out, unplug the iron and, holding it over the sink, turn the steam control to auto-clean.

Only the thing which I can see in the Picture is "holding it over the sink"

On the other hand it clearly fits for the statement which mentioned in Heading A " Always empty the reservoir after use. "

Hope my imagination is correct. :)
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+2 # Beth 2015-10-22 10:36
For Q2 I will go with F as it better suites with the overall description of paragraph F, like;
"holding it over the sink"
which we can clearly found in 2nd Picture.

BUT Unfortunately i was wrong :(, as this task actually took it from the 1st Cambridge ielts Practice test book and in that the answers are:

Answer
D
A
C
E
distilled (water)
the (type of) fabric
turn up/increase temperature
calcium deposits//furring up.
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-1 # Mukul 2016-08-06 14:15
I too wrote it as F (holding over the sink), but I think A would make more sense since it shows emptying of a reservoir.
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+2 # Cws 2015-08-24 22:07
"As soon as the indicator light goes out, unplug the iron and, holding it over the sink, turn the steam control to auto-clean. Any calcium deposits will be washed out by the steam. Continue the procedure until the reservoir is empty."

I believe the answer for Question 2 is F. It clearly shows holding it over the sink and there is no mention of pressing any button while cleaning the calcium deposits. All is needed is to turn the control to auto-clean.
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0 # Thani 2015-07-09 18:24
Jo

You are correct! the answer for Q2 is A. The picture illustrates removing of water from the iron. F is incorrect because to clean the iron you need to press the button and hold it until reservoir is empty.
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0 # Ngautam 2015-07-05 20:14
I think the answer to question 2 is "F"

Thanks.
Ngautam
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+1 # Jomon Thomas 2015-06-28 21:30
Answer to the 2 question is "A". Kindly correct if I am wrong.

Thanks
Jo
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+2 # ranbir singh 2015-06-08 21:53
Hi
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