GT Reading Test 13 Section 1 - Why Magazine & First Aid for snake bites

GT Reading Mock Test 13:

Section 1  |  Section 2  |  Section 3  |

Section 1: Question 1-15

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15 which are based on the text below.

GT Reading: WHY MAGAZINE, Sydney Conservatorium & First Aid for snake bites

Questions 1 – 3

The following is a Contents page from a magazine.

Answer questions 1-3 by writing the appropriate page number or numbers where the information appears in the magazine, in boxes 1-3 on pour answer sheet.

Example: On what page is the main article in the magazine?
Answer: 5

1. What page would you turn to for advice about money?
2. On what TWO pages can you read about art?
3. On what page is the new sports stadium discussed?

Questions 4

To answer Question 4, use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. In the box 4 on your answer sheet, write your answer.

4. How often does this magazine appear?


From the Editor

In this issue we publish some of the many letters we received on the new Sports Stadium, our cover story last month. Your reactions were certainly mixed! Read our exclusive interview with film-star Mike Mikeson and his plans to start a fast-food chain. But there’s so much more… enough to keep you going for the rest of the month.

Until next time,

The Editor


Mike Mikeson: a new smash-hit movie, but plans for a dramatic career change


Film Review                                  30

Crossword                                    31

Letters to the Editor                    32

What’s on Round Town               33

Art, Music, Theatre

12  Getaway Holidays

Some popular and some unusual

18  Start Now

Marissa Brown of EastBank sets out a sound investment and savings plan for young professionals

26  Best Wheels

Racing car driver Marco Leoni changes teams: will it be Ford or Ferrari?

28  The Met

Metropolitan Art Museum hosts a new exhibition of post-modern paintings

Questions 5 – 10

Read the advertisements for musical concerts below and answer the questions 5-10.

Write answers in boxes 5-10 on your answer sheet.


 for January 2001

A.   Sydney Youth Orchestra

Conservatorium High School students play a selection of Mozart concertos.

Date: Sat. 4th and 11th January, 8.00 pm. $10 and $5.

 B.   Let’s Sing Together

An afternoon for the young and the young-at-heart. Led by the Giggles Band, sing children’s songs from your childhood and from all over the world.

There will be a special appearance by Willy Wallaby, from the popular children’s programme, Hoppy!

Date: Sun. 5th January, 3.00 pm. $5.

C.   One Romantic Evening

Bring someone special with you and listen to some of the greatest

love songs as you gaze at the stars together!

Date: Sat. 25th January, 8.00 pm. $20 and $12.

Note: This concert will be held in the Conservatorium Rose Carden, not in the Concert Hall.

D.   Rock n’ Roll

Bop along ’til late to the rock hits of the last 10 years. Bands playing include The Hippies, The Hypers, and The Heroes. If you have a special request, write it down at the ticket counter when you come in.

Date: Sat. 18th January, 8.00 pm. $10 and $5.

E.   Flamenco!

World-famous classical guitarist Rodrigo Paras will play a selection of traditional Spanish Flamenco pieces.

Date: Sun. 19th and 26th January, 7.30 pm. $20 and $12.

Questions 5 – 10

Read the advertisements for musical events above.

Answer the questions below by writing the appropriate letter or letters, A-E, in boxes 5-10 on your answer sheet.

NB Some answers may require more than one letter.

Example:  At which concert will a television character appear?
Answer:   B

5. At which concert will young performers play?
6. Which concert will be held outdoors?
7. Which concerts will happen more than once?
8. Which concert will feature only one performer?
9. Which concert is NOT being held at night?
10. At which concert can the audience choose what will be performed?

Read the information below on treatment for snake bite and answer Questions 11-15.


Snakes are not normally aggressive and tend to bite only when they are threatened or mishandled. Some snakes, e.g. the carpet snake, are not poisonous. Others, e.g. the brown snake, tiger snake and taipan, are very poisonous.

A      Prevention

    ◻ leave snakes alone and do not collect snakes
    ◻ do not put your hands in hollow logs, under piles of wood, or in rubbish
    ◻ be noisy when walking in the bush
    ◻ look carefully when walking through thick grass
    ◻  use a torch around camps at night

B      Symptoms and signs

These do not appear immediately, but from about 15 minutes to 2 hours after the casualty is bitten. There are often no visible symptoms or signs. Take seriously any information from a casualty concerning:

    ◻ strong emotional reaction
    ◻ headache or double vision
    ◻ drowsiness, giddiness or faintness
    ◻ nausea and/or vomiting and diarrhoea
    ◻ puncture marks about 1 centimetre apart at the site of the bite. Bites are usually on the limbs, especially the legs.
    ◻ breddening
    ◻ bruising
    ◻ sweating
    ◻ breathing difficulties

C       Management

    ◻ reassure the casualty
    ◻ apply a pressure immobilisation bandage over the bitten area and around the limb
    ◻ seek medical aid urgently

D      Snakebite Warnings

    ◻ never wash the venom off the skin as this will help in later identification
    ◻ never cut or squeeze the bitten area
    ◻ never try to suck the venom out of the wound

Questions 11 – 15

The passage “First Aid for Snake Bites” explains what to do in the event of a snake bite.

Read the additional instructions below and choose the section A-D to which each instruction belongs.

Write the appropriate letter in boxes 11-15 on pour answer sheet.

Example:   never use a tight bandage
Answer:     D.

11. help the casualty to sit or lie down
12. wear stout shoes, walk-socks and jeans (or similar clothing) in areas where snakes could be present
13. pain or tightness in the chest or abdomen
14. do not try to catch the snake
15. swelling of the bitten area


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0 # Rahul 2018-02-19 02:43
The answer to the question 17th should be 'NG' because it clearly says that each hour consists of 50 minute's tuition and a 10 minute's break. We cannot just assume that each lecture is an hour long.
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0 # Lovepreet 2017-08-11 08:21
Sir, I am searching for PDF files of General Training reading, writing, speaking, and listening modules.
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0 # Md. Asaduzzaman 2017-05-07 18:45
Very hard.
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+1 # Archie Garcia 2016-09-27 09:42
Kindly tell me the reason why the answer in number 16 is true?
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0 # Margret 2017-01-30 14:15
If you can check the location and time of the courses, you will see, it says, before the entry to the school, students must take an entry test to determine the level of class they enter. That's why it is 'true'. You may have never read through this section as it is in last lines and not in order. Do not hesitate that as it will never happen in a real IELTS reading test.
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0 # Aps 2016-12-13 23:46
Look at the 7th point of the diagram.
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+3 # Arowosegbe Ayo Seun 2016-01-26 01:36
The answer to the question 17 should be 'Not Given' because the break the leaflet says there will be a 10 minutes break, but it wasn't specified if the break will be at end of lecture or not. If the break is at the end of the lecture then 'True' is correct, but if this is not specified, the 'Not Given' is more accurate.
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-1 # Ammad 2017-04-13 16:37
10 minutes break could be at the start of a lecture or at the end of the lecture as it is blatant that 50 minutes lecture will continue "non-stop". In either case, there comes a gap between two lessons. 'TRUE' I think, seems to be more convincing.
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-1 # Mayank 2017-09-12 05:44
Tip: Don't assume situations from the texts, just derive the information from it. It says EACH hour which means there will be a break of 10 mins. So it's true.
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0 # Rahul 2018-02-19 02:45
How does the phrase "EACH HOUR" means "EACH LESSON"?
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+1 # Mamdouh 2017-01-05 13:15
I think you are correct. It is 'not given'.
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+2 # Anita 2016-11-18 14:54
Agree... 50 minutes doesn't mean 1 complete lesson. The answer should be 'NOT GIVEN'.
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-1 # Brajesh 2015-10-04 16:02
Q-12 seems to be "true" based on the information provided in "Student Holidays" section?
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+6 # Abdul 2015-12-14 09:01
I think you're asking about Question 19. The correct answer is of course "False". Referring to Student Holidays section, it implies that "ONLY students on long courses" can take a holiday. Now, back to the Q-19. The writer used the word ANY student permitted to a week's holiday.
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