GT Reading Test 2 Part 1 - The Medicine, Important Notice: Product Return & Fabulous Furniture

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Part 1:


GT Reading Sample: The Medicine, Important Notice: Product Return & Fabulous Furniture


You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 1-13.

Questions 1- 4:

Read the information on The Medicine in the passage below. Do the following statements agree with the information in the passage?

In boxes 1- 4 on your answer sheet write:

YES              if the statement agrees with the information
NO                if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information about this in the passage

Example                                                                                              Answer

You must shake the bottle before you take the medicine.                      YES


The Medicine

• This medicine must be taken as directed.
• Before using, shake the bottle.
• Dose: 50ml to be taken twice daily after the midday and evening meals.

Instructions:

• Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach or immediately before lying down.
• If any of the following occur, discontinue taking the medicine and contact your doctor: dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision.
• This medicine is not available without a prescription and is not suitable for children under 5 years.
• Once you have begun to take this medicine you must continue to take it until the bottle is empty, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
• Only one course of this medicine should be taken in a period of six months.
• Expiry date: 16 February 2004.


1. You should lie down after you have taken the medicine.
2. You must stop taking the medicine if your eyesight is affected.
3. You must stop taking the medicine when you feel better.
4. This medicine is suitable for a person of any age.
 

Questions 5-9

Look at the notice below. Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER answer the following questions.

Write your answers in boxes 5-9 on your answer sheet.

Example                                                                       Answer
What has been found in some Fancy Foods              pieces of metal
products?

5. Where can you find the batch number on the jars?
6. How much will you receive for an opened jar of contaminated Chicken Curry?
7. If you have eaten Chicken Curry from a jar with one of the batch numbers listed, whom should you contact?
8. What information do they ask you to provide about the jar of Chicken Curry you ate?
9. What is the maximum reward Fancy Foods is offering for information about who contaminated their product?

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PRODUCT RETURN

Fancy Foods wishes to inform the public that pieces of metal have been found in some jars of Fancy
Foods Chicken Curry (Spicy). The batches of the Jars involved have numbers from J6617 to
J6624.The batch number is printed on the bottom of each jar.

If you have any jars with these batch numbers, please return them (preferably unopened) to the
supermarket where you purchased them. You can also return them to the factory (Fancy Foods
Retailers, Blacktown). Fancy Foods will pay $10 for each jar returned unopened and $5 for each jar
already opened.

No payment will be made for empty jars, which do not need to be returned. However, the company’s
Retailing Manager will be interested to hear from people who have consumed chicken curry from any
of the above batch numbers. In particular, it will be helpful if they can give information about the place
of purchase of the product.

Jars of Fancy Foods Chicken Curry (Coconut) and Fancy Foods Chicken Curry (Mango) have not
been affected and do not need to be returned.


REWARD
Fancy Foods will pay a reward of $ 10,000 to $50,000 for information which leads to the conviction of
any person found guilty of placing metal pieces in its products. If you have such information, please
contact the Customer Relations Manager, Fancy Foods Retailers, Blacktown.

Questions 10-13

Look at the extract from a brochure on the following page.

From the list of headings below, choose the most suitable headings for Sections C-F.

Write the appropriate numbers i-viii in boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet.

Example                                                                      Answer

Section A                                                                         vii

10 Section  C
11 Section  D
12 Section  E
13 Section  F

List of Headings

i. Payment options
ii. Save money by not paying interest
iii. Choosing your style of furniture
iv. Free advice on furnishing your home
v. Location of stores
vi. Applying for a card
vii. Ordering furniture from home
viii. A wide range of furniture

GT Reading - Fabulous Furniture

Fabulous Furniture

Section A

Have you ever wanted to buy a small bedside table? Or a dinner table for 20 people? If you want it, we’ve got it! Fabulous Furniture has Australia’s widest choice of furniture.

Section B

If you visit a Fabulous Furniture store, you can have your furniture - right now - using our Fabulous Furniture Credit Card. When you see something you really want, you can have it straight away, and pay later.

Section C

Unlike most cards, the Fabulous Furniture Credit Card offers a full 60-day interest-free period on every Fabulous purchase - no matter when you make your purchase. This leaves you with more money to spend on other things.

Section D

• You may choose to pay the full amount within 60 days. In this case, you pay no interest.
• You may spread your payments over a longer period. In this case, interest will be charged after the initial 60-day interest-free period.

Section E

Application is absolutely free! Nor are there any annual fees or administration fees. Just fill in the application form and bring it to your nearest Fabulous Furniture store. Your application will be processed promptly and you can begin making purchases immediately after your application is approved.

Section F

We have stores in every major city, so you’re never far away from a Fabulous Furniture store. For our addresses, just check in your local telephone directory.


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.84 (38 Votes)
Angelo
Is "the retailing manager" an acceptable answer for question 7?
Raman Brar
Santa & Mari;
I also marked NG, and I am on the same boat.
3. You must stop taking the medicine when you feel better. The information is 'not given' in the passage.

Gurpreet Singh
Actually they mentioned not to stop until the bottle is empty.
Ayyub
Same here, 100% agree with you. This information is not given anywhere in the passage.
Jagriti
The answer is 'No'. The sentence the answer is coming from "Once you have begun to take this medicine you must continue to take it until the bottle is empty, unless advised otherwise by your doctor."
Ravi Teja
Answer is 'NO'. The keyword to notice is "must" in the below sentence - "Once you have begun to take this medicine you must continue to take it until the bottle is empty, unless advised otherwise by your doctor."
Shahzad
The answer to question 3 should be "NG".
Avneet
John said :
The answer to question 1 should be 'NG' - nowhere it's mentioned what should a person do after taking the medicine.

Mo
"discontinue taking the medicine" and contact your doctor: dizziness, vomiting, "blurred vision". Which means it is affecting your eys so the answer should be 'NO'.
John
The answer to question 1 should be 'NG' - nowhere it's mentioned what should a person do after taking the medicine.
Indhu
Nowhere does it is mention what should be done after taking the medicine.
Shojib
Do not take this medicine, immediately before lying down.
Mari
No, the text states that it shouldn't be taken immediately before lying down.
Santa
I also choose Q. 3 as "Not Given" as it is not contradictory the following statement (it could not be "false"). Rather the statement is not mentioned in the passage.
Mari
It says you must take it until the bottle is empty, not until you feel better.
Al Amin
Blurred vision = eyesight is affected.
Ayesha
Is this a good way to practice for exams?
Bharath
It's quite easy, I got it all correct.
Masoud
What about this - "You SHOULD stop taking the medicine when you feel better"? I think this statement is "NG" because it will depend on the doctor's advise. Maybe the doctor says 'continue after you feel better and maybe says stop it after you feel better." Am I right?
Mukesh
Continue- stop words both are opposite to each other and that's why the answer is 'NO'.
Mukesh
IELTS use synonyms for many words (blurred vision- eye side affected, same meaning). That's why the answer is 'yes'.
Pholarine
In the previous test, you said we should not, we should answer strictly to what is given in the passage. Question 2 answer should be 'not given'. Why Yes?
Shayek
Neha said :
Can anyone explain me the answer to the question no. 2?
Well, here dizziness, blurred vision all are related to eyesight (a person's ability to see). So, according to the script, discontinue taking medicine if you face eyesight problem.So, the correct answer is 'Yes'.Thanks.

Mouna
Dear Sir, in regard to number 5 - is (On Jars' bottom) considered correct? Thanks in advance.
Van Anh
It's quite easy, I got it all right.
Siddhant
Nauman said :
Shreyasi Mishra said :
I don't understand the 3rd one. The statement is: Once you have begun to take this medicine you must continue to take it until the bottle is empty, unless advised otherwise by your doctor. This means that the answer is contingent on what the doctor has to say. If only the doctor asks the patient to "not stop" taking the medicine in between, even if he feels better, can we say that 3rd is 'False'. Otherwise, 3rd one might be true as well. We don't know about the doctor's statement, so the answer should be Not given. Please correct me if I am wrong here.
I agree with you. I myself wrote 'NOT GIVEN' against this question.
NO... YOU GUYS DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY. IT SAYS "You must stop taking the medicine" WHICH CONTRADICTS WITH INFORMATION PROVIDED. THIS IS WHY ANSWER IS FALSE/NO.

Syeda
I felt it is very easy to do. Hope to get reading comprehensions like this in my IELTS exam.
Rick
IELTS Mentor said :
For question 5, you can write: either "on the bottom" or "bottom of jar" /"(on the) bottom (of jar)" is given to provide the all possible answers for this question. You must not write more than three words here.
The same rule applies for question 7 where you can write: company’s retailing manager or retailing manager. Thus words in parentheses are optional and even if you use them, total word count must comply with the question's instruction. Hope this clarifies your double.
Wonderful explanation. Kudos.

Amrit Sandhu
If any of the followings occur, discontinue taking the medicine and contact your doctor: dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision. Dizziness means sleepy... Eye affecting.
Priyam Chaturvedi
I couldn't agree more. I answered the same, and I am not satisfied with the given answer.