General Training Reading Sample 45

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)]

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.


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+1 # WS 2017-08-03 03:39
9. The Legal Referral Service will Be

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 10-14 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

10. The client can be transferred to a solicitor at any time. FALSE
11. The first consultation with a solicitor is always free. TRUE
12. The client must write ä letter of referral for the solicitor. FALSE
13. The solicitor will advise the client of the expense involved in a legal matter. TRUE
14. The client should take the first solicitor offered. NOT GIVEN.
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+3 # Midhun Varghese 2017-07-08 07:43
Questions 1-5:
Look at the reviews of books (A-H). Match each question 1-5 with a book review (A-H).

Write your answers in boxes 1-5 on the answer sheet.
You may use any letter more than once.

Example: Which books deal with cooking? Answer: H

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

Questions 6-9:
Read the Reading Passage 1 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.
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0 # Akhil 2017-06-07 16:35
Kindly provide the questions & answers.
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+3 # IELTS Mentor 2017-06-10 18:18
We have recently noticed that the answers and questions of this reading passage are missing. We have already notified one of our moderators. hopefully, it will be added soon. Thanks for notifying us.
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0 # Ayaat Ehtisham 2017-07-22 13:53
When do you think the answers can be made available?
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+1 # Badiya 2017-01-16 15:46
Here some questions are missing. Please add questions 28 to 40.
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-1 # Malik 2016-11-02 13:04
No question???
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0 # Asif Shaikh 2017-07-20 12:30
Answers to questions 6-9???
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+2 # Razib 2016-05-22 05:53
Please add questions to this reading passage.
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+1 # Raj 2016-02-22 12:18
Questions, please!!!
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+8 # SS 2015-04-14 17:22
Where are the questions?
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+1 # Ibrahim Syeds 2017-10-18 07:41
6. C, 12. TRUE, 7. B, 13. FALSE, 8. A, 14. TRUE, 9. B, 15. NOT GIVEN, 11. FALSE.
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