GT Reading Test 5 Section 2 - Work & Travel USA & Arthur Phillip College

IELTS General Training Reading Mock Test 5:

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Section 2: Questions 15-27

You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 15-27.

GT Reading Sample: Work & Travel USA & Arthur Phillip College

Read the advertisement below and answer Questions 15-20:


Do you want to have the best summer holiday ever?
Have you just graduated and want to escape for a unique experience abroad?

Only $1950 will make it all happen!

This unbeatable program fee includes:

•    return flight from Sydney to Los Angeles (onward travel in the USA not included)
•    3 months' insurance cover
•    2 nights' accommodation on arrival plus meet and greet and airport transfer
•    arrival orientation by experienced InterExchange staff
•    visa application fees
You also have:

•    access to a J-l visa enabling you to work in the USA
•    an extensive directory of employers
•    InterExchange support throughout the program
•    24-hour emergency support throughout the length of the program

Call toll-free 1800 678 738

InterExchange has 50 years' experience in international student exchange programs. 18,000 students from around the world travel yearly to the USA on this very program. InterExchange con also offers you work opportunities in other countries.

InterExchange, one of the world's leading operators of international exchange programs and related services:

•    is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation
•    has 700 professional staff in 30 countries worldwide
•    was founded in 1947

InterExchange operates these programs for students all around the world. It offers you trained and travelled staff, plus full support during the application process. You can choose any job that interests you anywhere in the USA, whether that is working in a law firm in Boston, a famous ski resort in Colorado or serving coffee and doughnuts in the buzzing streets of New York. You can select the period you work and the period you travel; you may want to work for 1 month and travel for 3 or work the entire duration of your stay. The choice is yours.


•    a full-time student at an Australian university or TAFE college
•    presently enrolled, or finishing this year, or you have deferred a year of study
•    over 18 years old by November in the academic year in which you apply to InterExchange
•    enthusiastic about the experience of a lifetime ...

Sign up now!!

Questions 15-20

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the advertisement.

In boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet, write -
    if the statement agrees with the information
    FALSE    if the statement contradicts the information
    NOT GIVEN    if there is no information on this

15. The program cost includes internal flights within the USA. 
16. Emergency assistance offered in the program includes legal advice.
17. InterExchange offers similar programs in countries other than the USA. 
18. InterExchange is part of a government program. 
19. There are no restrictions on the type of job you can do. 
20. There is an upper age limit for applicants.

Read the information below and answer Questions 21-27.

A about Arthur Phillip College G learning methods
B entry requirements H course fees
C orientation for new students I study commitment
D academic counselling service J assessment and results
E credit courses to university K social activities and clubs
F assistance for international students L what's new

Questions 21-27

Each of the short paragraphs below (21-27) gives information about Arthur Phillip College.
Read each paragraph and choose which of the linked sections of the website, A-L, would contain this information.

Write the correct letter A-L in boxes 21-17 on your answer sheet.
21. All students receive a transcript of results and relevant award documentation when they end their studies with the College. 
22. On enrolment, all students receive automatic membership to the Social Club and Public Speaking Club. Students may choose to participate in any arranged activities. The College encourages and promotes interaction between students and teaching and non-teaching staff.
23. Successful completion and the achievement of an A or B result in some courses will enable students to achieve advanced standing in these subjects if they proceed to university study. For a list of the courses acceptable to a particular university, e-mail us your request with the name of the university and the course you are interested in. 
24. Arthur Phillip College is one of the top business colleges in Sydney, Australia. The College offers a wide range of educational and training programs in business and related areas. Its accredited vocational training courses are designed to meet the needs of individual students and industry. 
25. At Arthur Phillip College you will learn from lectures, seminars, case studies, group projects, individual assignments and class workshops. Lectures and seminars present concepts and ideas and provide for question-and-answer sessions. Students are expected to take an active role in the learning process through class participation, presentations and projects. 
26. Courses at Arthur Phillip College involve an average of 25 hours per week of tuition time, with supervised group study accounting for a further 5 hours per week. At least 10 hours per week of individual study is also recommended for most courses. 
27. During this program, you will meet the Director of Studies, teachers and key administrative staff such as the Accommodation Officer and Student Counsellor so that, right from your first day, you will know how each of them can help you during your time at the College.  

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Azhar Arain
Amol Ganorkar
The answer to question 27 should be "D" and not "C" as it clearly gives information about academic counselling services.
Can anyone explain the answer to question 27, please? The right answer is 'C' but the paragraph does not mention the orientation of new students. It says during the program, you'll meet various people.
Regarding the "from your first day", we find that this paragraph is related to new students.
Question 27: I've marked 'F' but the correct answer is 'C'. The paragraph doesn't mention about orientation for new students. It says during the program you will meet various people.
Siddharth H Kanojiya
In question 17, there is no information about similar programs rather than the USA? So the answer should be 'NG'.
Why the answer to question 20 is Not Given? It is clearly given- Over 18 years old. Therefor it should be "True".
Over 18 is the lower age limit. It does not mention anything about the upper limit. Therefore, the answer is "Not Given".
Vikas Bhatia
I also have the same confusion, as I also wrote 'False' and they show it as 'Not Given'.
Vinod Babu
That's upper age limit, which isn't specified.
In my opinion, the answer to question 20 should be FALSE because the passage states that YOU CAN TAKE UP THIS OPPORTUNITY IF YOU ARE over 18 years old by November in the academic year in which you apply to InterExchange. So you could be any age over 18. Hence there is no age limit.Why should it be 'not given'?
I share the same sentiments. An age was given and it's over 18, so it can't be "Not Given".
Q. 37?
The question is about uniform manufacturing "carefully made" which isn't given in the paragraph anywhere. Hence, it is 'NG'.
Join the club.
I still don't understand why the answer to Q. 37 is considered positive. Can someone help me? Cheers!
Yogendrasingh Bisht
The answer to the question 34 is "Not given", and it's correct.
Can someone tell why the answer to the question 39 is 'NOT GIVEN'? In paragraph C, the line - "Subliminally we see all these things, "says Lynn Elvy, a director of image consultants House of Colour. So I gave my answer as 'NO'.
May I know why the answer to the question 34 is 'Yes'? As per my understanding, recently uniforms are given more importance than in the past... Can someone explain it, please?
In Passage B, you can see a line " uniting the workforce into a homogenous unit". This is why the answer to it is 'YES'.
Priyam Chaturvedi
The answer to the question 40 should apparently be 'NG'. There is no information about the things which are going to take place in the future.
How is 35 'yes'? How about 40? I think it should be 'NG'.
I am unable to find the answer to Q. 35. Can anybody help me?
Could anyone explain the answer to question 36, please?
Read the passages carefully and correctly.
Could not get the answer to question 35. Where is it in the passage? Thanks.
It is 'No' because only 22 companies make the 85% of the sales, which means 978 companies only make 25%. That is why most of the companies are unsuccessful.
Please explain questions from section C and their answers!!!
Shahed Al Hasan
Thanks. Nice article :)
Tense problem. "are planning to" means not happen yet, however, in the article, it already has done.
Read paragraph D, which says companies are not always successful. Out of 1000 only 22 accounts for 85% sales.
Sachin Patel
I do not understand Q. 38's answer. Why is it 'no'? I did not find related topic/discussion in any paragraph.
Look at paragraph 'F', the last sentence - have been made...
Why is the answer to Q. 40 "No"?
Smart and neat are synonyms. So "Neatness can suggest efficiency but, if it is overdone, it can spill over and indicate an obsession with power." - means the answer is 'YES'.
Pham Thi Quynh Nhu
Could you explain me about sentences 37? In my opinion, It is 'Not given'. I don't see the information in the paragraph. Thank you.
Wow, this piece of writing is good.