GT Reading Test 4 Section 1 - Some places to visit & LearnWithUs courses

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Section 1: Question 1-14

You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 1-14.

General Training Reading Sample: Some places to visit & LearnWithUs courses

Read the text below and answer Questions 1-8.

Some places to visit

A    Beautiful Kingsley House was built in the 18th century, and all the rooms are decorated and furnished in the style of the time. They include the dining room, study and dressing room, which contains a display of 18th-century ladies’ clothing. Our volunteer guides in each room bring the house to life with stories of the past.

   The Africa Museum was founded 50 years ago, and to commemorate the event, we have chosen 50 treasures from the permanent collection and put them together to tell the fascinating story of that continent. This exhibition continues until the end of the year. The Folk Art Gallery opens to the public next month, exhibiting traditional paintings and other objects from all over Africa.

C    From the outside, 17 Mansfield Street may not look particularly exciting, but come inside, and you’ll find yourself in a historic building that started life as a theatre, before becoming a bank and then a restaurant, which is still in operation. On
Sundays and Mondays, when the restaurant is closed, a guide is available to show you round the building and its fascinating architectural features.

D    The Industrial Heritage Centre tells the fascinating story of a local family firm. Mr John Carroll started his engineering business in this building exactly 150 years ago. The firm closed in 1969, but the factory has been re-created, with machines like those that Mr Carroll was familiar with. See what working life could be like in the 19th century, a life far removed from the elegance of the wealthy.

E    The Fashion Museum has only just opened. It is home to an outstanding collection of more than 30,000 objects worn by men, women and children, dating from the 17th century to the present day. You’ll see how people used to dress! As well as
the permanent exhibits, you can currently see Dressing the Stars, which displays original costumes worn by the stars of many popular films.

F     Having spent the best part of two years being refurbished, the Mason Museum has recently opened its doors again. It provides a magnificent setting for its art collection and for the beautiful 18th-century furniture for which the Mason is famous. Open Mondays to Fridays 10-4, and weekends 10-6.

Questions 1-8

The text above has six descriptions of places to visit in the same city, A-F.

Which description mentions the following information?

Write the correct letter A-F, in boxes 1-8 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

1. clothes that well-known people have worn
2. a display that cannot be seen yet
3. people who talk in an entertaining way
4. the museum having just reopened
5. a building that has changed its function several times
6. furniture of the same kind that was used when the building was new
7. being open for tours on certain days of the week
8. a special event to mark an anniversary


Read the text below and answer Questions 9-14.

LearnWithUs courses

LearnWithlls courses are a great way to learn, because they’re so flexible. All our courses are taken online using a computer, so you can work through the course at your own speed, and go back to any session whenever you want to. For some courses there are workbooks, in addition to the computer course, to provide extra written practice.

We offer hundreds of courses in a whole range of subjects from reading, writing and maths to business and management. Many of these are specially designed for people whose first language isn’t English.

Step one: have a chat with a friendly member of staff in one of our 1,500 LearnWithUs centres around the country. They can advise you on the most suitable course. They’ll also work out whether you qualify for funding, so that you won’t have to pay the full fee for the course.

You might want to try a taster lesson first. This is a single computer session in any subject of your choice, and it will show you what learning with LearnWithUs is like.

When you’ve made your final decision, step two is to register on your course. Once you’ve done this, a staff member will show you how to get started, whether you’re using a computer at home, at work or at a LearnWithUs centre.

That’s all you need to do! When you start your course, you can contact your LearnWithUs centre by phone (we’re open during normal office hours) or email if you need help.

Questions 9-14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text above?

In boxes 9-14 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

9. You can work through parts of a course more than once.
10. The number of courses offered by LearnWithUs has increased enormously.
11. Many staff members have worked through a LearnWithUs course themselves.
12. You may have to pay to take a LearnWithUs course.
13. Everybody takes the same taster lesson.
14. LearnWithUs centres are open seven days a week.


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0 # Mansi Patel 2018-07-04 09:06
Why the answer to the 14th question 'false'? This is a single computer session in any subject of your choice.
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0 # Mansi Patel 2018-07-04 09:05
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0 # Mukesh 2018-07-03 13:29
Can someone tell me why the answer to question 12 is 'true'? According to me, it should be 'not given'. Because they said you may have to pay but they clearly mention that qualify for funding means you can get a discount - which means you were paying before also. Then why the question is you may have to pay rather than they can ask you may be eligible for a discount? Thanks in advance.
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0 # Galaxy 2018-05-22 07:58
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0 # Lovejit Singh 2018-05-01 10:53
The answer to the question 24 is 'YES'. Please explain.
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0 # Eulah 2018-04-20 07:46
Thanks for finally talking about >General Training Reading Sample 10.
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0 # Blessing 2017-11-12 15:10
I got 7/8.
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0 # Mouna 2017-10-27 15:43
Hi, I have got 6/8 in 10 minutes. How can I get better? Any advice?
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0 # Mmafia 2017-10-22 20:55
7/8 in 9 minutes. Gotta try harder. Thanks, admin.
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0 # Gagan Parhar 2017-07-26 14:48
Why the answer to the question 20 is 'No'? Please let me know!! Thanks.
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0 # Salma 2017-11-16 10:04
Because it's only one-month cookery course whereas the student loan is provided if the course is minimum one full academic year.
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0 # Piyusha 2017-07-26 02:25
Where are the questions 1 to 20 and 28 to 40?
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+1 # Tanvi 2017-06-13 10:07
For question 27, it should be 'NG' because it says 'Second Loan' and not 'Student Loan'.
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0 # Deb 2017-05-31 00:06
The last one should be 'NG' or 'N' because the loan is granted to anybody who is about to attend the course and there is no mention about whether somebody can apply for the loan when the course has been completed.
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+8 # Oss 2016-09-15 06:22
Why is number 22 NG? It should be Y. He is a postgraduate student, applying in September which is in Autumn after June.
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+2 # Vijay 2016-12-01 08:58
The question is - "will the local authority pay the tuition fee"? The passage says loan will be given for first degree or equivalent for which local authority is ready to pay the fee." It does not specify the list of course which local authority is paying the fee for.
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+2 # Mithun 2016-08-22 17:40
Why 24 is 'Y'? It should be 'NG'.
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+2 # Ash 2016-07-15 12:49
It's one of the best one!!
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+5 # Muhammad Haroon Rashid 2016-06-02 05:35
Why is the answer to question 23 'No'? As mentioned in the reading passage, you can avail before your 50th birthday?
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+2 # Ami 2016-07-13 05:49
As mentioned in the question that "Is she too old to get a student loan?", that is why the answer is 'No'.
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+2 # Umair 2016-04-21 14:41
Hi all, the answer to the question 22 is "NG" because she mentioned the deadline i.e "September" for payment. Otherwise, this statement was 'true'. Right? Just wanted to know if I am getting it in right way or not..!! Thanks.
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+2 # Teja 2016-04-29 15:26
Hello, Umair, I guess there is nothing to do with the "September", it is because, in the reading passage, the local authority pays for other courses which may or may not include a second degree.
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+3 # Thogin 2016-04-29 04:26
No, that is not why it is 'NG'. Will the Local Authority pay the tuition fees for this course? This is the sentence why it is 'NG'. It is asking about if the Local Authority will pay for the course. It says nothing about 'loan'.
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0 # Kevin Wang 2016-07-21 13:51
I think you are right; that is the reason.
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+2 # Zeki 2016-02-02 11:30
The last one is 'NG'. Because there is no information about this statement and it should be 'NG'. Thanks.
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0 # Ashwani 2017-10-23 07:12
Hi, initially I also thought it to be 'NG', then I read the financial circumstances again, and found out this statement, "Your previous financial record is not a consideration". Therefore the answer is 'Yes'. Even I marked it as 'NG' earlier.
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+3 # Jane 2016-03-01 15:45
Quoting Zeki:
The last one is 'NG' because there is no information about this statement.


The answer is 'Y' because she just described her previous student loan history - 'I took a course a couple of years ago, got a student loan, but had to withdraw half-way through. I’ve kept up all my payments on my loan' - which is not a hindrance according to the eligibility statement'. Any previous student loans are not taken into account'. So she's qualified in spite of her previous loan. That's why 'Y' is correct. Hope I was able to explain clearly!
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+1 # Julie 2017-01-05 11:03
Yes, but she had to withdraw in the middle of the course & there was no law or rule mentioned in the case of withdrawal.
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+4 # S. M. 2015-10-27 04:44
Why the answer to the question 27 is 'Y'? Why not 'NG'? You don't know anything about the writer's current situation. Maybe he/she is too old now or desires to take a course that isn't eligible for a loan or isn't full time?
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+1 # Umair 2016-04-21 14:50
We can't commit age for almost all of the questions except one. So we only have to answer the questions that are asked. We have to analyze that whether the question asked has information in the passage or not. So we'll only see a condition "Your previous financial record is not a consideration".
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+1 # Jane 2016-03-02 02:09
The answer is 'Y' because the question is not based on the criteria ''age'', rather it is based on the criteria ''previous student loan''. Only this criteria (previous student loan) will be taken into consideration. Let's put the question in another way:
Am I eligible for a second loan in spite of my previous (or first) student loan? YES (Y).
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+1 # Arianne 2015-08-15 14:09
Hi there, just landed to your blog through Google, and found that it's truly informative for IELTS.
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0 # Umarani 2018-06-02 15:36
Are answers to questions 12, 13, correct? Please explain. How 13 and 14 are false? 13 should be 'NG'. 14 is 'true' because it works normal office hours.
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