GT Reading Test 22 Section 1 - Good Reading Reviews & Legal information on call

GT Reading Mock Test 22:

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Section 1: Questions 1-14

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-14 which are based on the text below.

GT Reading: Good Reading Reviews & Legal information on call

Read the Reviews below and answer Questions 1-5.

Your Chinese Horoscope 2003
Astrologer Neil Somerville suggests the Year of the Goat will be one of healing. It was a Goat year that the first human organ transplant was performed and it appears that there will be more medical breakthroughs.
   -- Maggie Hamilton

Start Me Up
For someone leaving the safety of full-time employment to face
the risks and challenges of running their own business, Start Me
Up by Toney Fitzgerald is not a bad learning tool.
   -- Graeme Berwick

The Autobiography of Pat Cash
The book covers Pat Cash's tennis career from junior Davis Cup member to Wimbledon champion. Cash also frankly shares his opinion on all matters relating to professional tennis.
    -- Joanne Dover

Gardens by the Sea showcases gardens all over the world. Some are grand, some are humble, but each of these stunning creations bears witness to the gardener's dedication in the face of the harsh realities of seaside living.
   -- Gordon Bain

Walking Home with Marie-Claire
This is a story about Pauline in Grade 6 at a primary school in the 70s. She meets a new friend, Marie-Claire with a very unusual family. But why won't Marie-Claire let Pauline meet her family? The book portrays the lives of families struggling to understand each other's points of view.
   -- Merle Morcom

Splendours of an Ancient Civilisation
This book is the perfect coffee table book for lovers of Ancient Egypt. Its appeal lies in the colour photography and the illustrations. They include detailed close-ups of the most impressive and well-known objects and buildings of the time.
   -- Myffanwy Bryant

Never Count Out the Dead
Police Officer John Sully is tricked into driving thirteen-year-old Shay Storey to an isolated spot, where her mother, Dee, is waiting to kill him. Sully miraculously survives and Dee flees to Mexico, where she abandons her daughter. Sully is contacted by a journalist who offers to help him catch Dee and find her daughter.
    -- Phillip Knowles

Fresh Flavours of India
This is a mouth-watering book packed with innovative ideas that reflect the author's passion for his homeland's cuisine. The author offers dishes from contemporary India with straightforward recipes that burst with flavour and aroma.
    --Gordon Bain

[Reviews are adapted from reviews first appearing in Good Reading (magazine)]

Questions 1-5

Look at the reviews of books (A-H).

Match each question 1-5 with a boob review (A-H). Write your answers in boxes 1-5 on the answer sheet.

You may use any letter more than once.

Example: Which book deals with cooking?     
Answer: H

1.  Which book is detective fiction?  
2.  Which book handles commercial matters?  
3.  Which book teaches about past history?  
4.  Which book is written by a sporting personality?
5.  Which book attempts to predict future discoveries in the field of medicine?

Read the text and answer Questions 6-14.

Legal information on call

What is Dial-A-Law?
Dial-A-Law is a library of pre-recorded messages to provide general information on specific topics of law. You can call this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and listen to any tape from our complete library of pre-recorded messages.

Dial-A-Law provides information, not legal advice. Each legal problem is different so if you have a legal problem you should talk to a solicitor. If you don't have a solicitor, the Legal Referral Service can refer you to a solicitor in your area.

While the Dial-A-Law information service is available 24 hours a day, the Legal Referral Service is open only during normal business hours.

What if I need a solicitor?
If you listen to a Dial-A-Law message after business hours, you can phone the Legal Referral Service during business hours the following day on the number given to you at the end of the message.

If you listen to a Dial-A-Law message during business hours and decide you want a referral to a solicitor, press the appropriate number when prompted and you will be automatically transferred to the Legal Referral Service.

You will be given the names of up to three solicitors in your suburb who practise in the specific area of law you require. You can simply arrange an appointment with one of these solicitors. Then you must contact the Legal Referral Service to obtain a referral letter. You must hand this to the solicitor at the beginning of your interview He or she will give you an initial interview of up to 30 minutes free of charge.

During the interview, the solicitor will tell you if you have a legal case, what is involved, approximately how long it should take to solve the problem, and how much it is likely to cost. Then, if you and the solicitor agree, you may hire the solicitor to handle your problem at his or her normal fee.

 -- Law Institute Victoria, Dial-A-Law and the legal referral service

Questions 6-9

Read the Reading Passage "Legal information on call" about a new way to get legal information.

Choose the correct letter A-D for questions 6-9.

Write your answers in boxes 6-9 on the answer sheet.

6.  Dial-A-Law is
    A. a group of solicitors.
    B. a law college library.
    C. a legal telephone service.
    D. a legal Internet message bank.
7. Dial-A-Law will
   A. give legal counselling.
   B. inform listeners about particular legal subjects.
   C. suggest to clients which solicitor they should see.
   D. supply advice on difficulties concerning the law.
8. Dial-A-Law is available to customers
   A. at any time.
   B. on weekdays only.
   C. during business hours.
   D. for thirty minutes at a time.
9. The Legal Referral Service will
   A. A recommend a legal consultant.
   B. nominate three solicitors in the client's vicinity.
   C. choose the best of three solicitors for the client.
   D. decide whether the client must pay for a legal problem.

Questions 6-10

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text 'Legal information on call'?

In boxes 6-10 on your answer sheet, write

    TRUE    if the statement agrees with the information
    FALSE    if the statement contradicts the information
    NOT GIVEN    if there is no information on this

10.  The client can be transferred to a solicitor at any time.  
11.  The first consultation with a solicitor is always free.  
12.  The client must write ä letter of referral for the solicitor.  
13.  The solicitor will advise the client of the expense involved in a legal matter.  
14.  The client should take the first solicitor offered. 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 2.67 (12 Votes)

Correct, the answer to question 14 should be 'FALSE'.
Why the answer to question 14 is "not given"? It should be "False"! The text mentions 3 solicitors and that you can call to book one. It is therefore clear that you don't have to take the first one given.
It means your concept of 'True, False, Not Given' is not clear... There is nowhere mentioned in the text that "The client should take the first solicitor offered".

It could be 'False' if it was written: "The client should take the second or third solicitor offered". False means it should CONTRADICT the statement. Here, the answer is NOT GIVEN because there is no information on which solicitor should the client book.

The text did mention 3 solicitors but it's not mentioned anywhere that the client has to take the 1st one...

Farhan Hassan
There is information given in which he mentioned - IF YOU AND YOUR SOLICITOR AGREE, YOU MAY HIRE SOLICITOR AT HIS OR HER NORMAL FEE. So, it is contradicting with this statement. The answer to question 14 is, therefore, 'False'.