IELTS Reading 1 - Passage 3

Questions 27-33

Reading Passage 3 has nine paragraphs, labelled A–I.

Which paragraphs contains the following information?

Write the correct letter A-I in boxes 27-33 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.

27an example of a food which particularly benefits from the addition of spices. 

28a range of methods for making food safer to eat. 

29a comparison between countries with different climate types. 

30an explanation of how people first learned to select appropriate spices. 

31a method of enhancing the effectiveness of individual spices. 

32the relative effectiveness of certain spices against harmful organisms. 

33the possible origins of a dislike for unspiced foods. 

IELTS Reading Tip

Some of you may have difficulty keeping within the word limit. Try to focus on using noun phrases. If you find yourself getting stuck, you can write longer responses initially and edit them down to three or two words once you have answered all of the questions.

Questions 34-39

Answer the questions below with words taken from Reading Passage 3.

Use NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.

34According to the writers, what might the use of spices in cooking help people to avoid? 

35What proportion of bacteria in food do four of the spices tested destroy? 

36Which food often contains a spice known as ‘quatre epices’? 

37Which types of country use the fewest number of spices in cooking? 

38What might food aversions often be associated with? 

39Apart from spices, which substance is used in all countries to preserve food? 

Question 40

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

40Which is the best title for Reading Passage 3?


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