IELTS Reading 2 - Passage 3

Questions 27-32

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?

In boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet, write

YESif the statement agrees with the writer's claims
NOif the statement contradicts the writer's claims
NOT GIVENif there is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

27Environmentalists take a pessimistic view of the world for a number of reasons. 

28Data on the Earth's natural resources has only been collected since 1972. 

29The number of starving people in the world has increased in recent years. 

30Extinct species are being replaced by new species. 

31Some pollution problems have been correctly linked to industrialisation. 

32It would be best to attempt to slow down economic growth. 

Reading Tip: Multiple-Choice Questions

If you are having difficulty with a multiple-choice question, go on to the next one. When you have answered the questions you are sure of, go back to any that are causing you difficulty. With those questions, identify the relevant part of the text. Read it carefully and work ‘backwards’, crossing out the options that are definitely not correct.

Questions 33-37

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

33What aspect oh scientific research does the writer express concern about in paragraph 4?

34The writer quotes from the Worldwide Fund for Nature to illustrate how

35What is the writer's main point about lobby groups in paragraph 6?

36The writer suggests that newspapers print items that are intended to

37What does the writer say about America's waste pcoblem?

Climate change and global warming

These two terms are often used synonymously to describe the warming of the earth and seas. Global warming is only used to describe this phenomenon over the last few decades, whereas climate change can also describe the heating and cooling of the earth over billions of years.

Questions 38-40

Complete the summary with the list of words A-I below.

Write the correct letter A-I in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.


The writer admits that global warming is a 38 challenge, but says that it will not have a catastrophic impact on our future, if we deal with it in the 39 way. If we try to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases, he believes that it would only have a minimal impact on rising temperatures. He feels it would be better to spend money on the more 40 health problem of providing the world's population with clean drinking water.

A unrealistic
B agreed
C expensive
D right
E long-term
F usual
G surprising
H personal
I urgent


Dear readers,

This is to inform you that we have moved to a new domain,

Our old domain, will remain active till the time we migrate all our content to the new domain.

We look forward to your continuing support.