IELTS Reading 5 - Passage 2

Task information: True / False / Not given

True / False / Not given tasks require you to compare information given in a series of statements with information in the text and decide if they are the same.

You have to:

  • read statements that are in the same order as the information in the text.
  • scan read the text to find the part that you need.
  • decide if the information in each statement agrees with the text (True), contradicts the text (False) or does not appear in the text (Not given).

Questions 14-17

Look at the following people and the list of statements below.

Match each person with the correct statement.

Write the correct letter, A-H in boxes 14-17

List of Statements
A suggests that publicity about nickel sulphide failure has been suppressed
B regularly sees cases of nickel sulphide failure
C closely examined all the glass in one building
D was involved with the construction of Bishops Walk
E recommended the rebuilding of Waterfront Place
F thinks the benefits of toughened glass are exaggerated
G claims that nickel sulphide failure is very unusual
H refers to the most extreme case of delayed failure

14Brian Waldron

15Trevor Ford

16Graham Dodd

17John Barry

Questions 18-23

Complete the summary below using ONE WORD ONLY from the box for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 18-23 on your answer sheet.

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is favoured by architects because it is much stronger than ordinary glass, and the fragments are not as when it breaks. However, it has one disadvantage: it can shatter . This fault is a result of the manufacturing process. Ordinary glass is first heated, then cooled very . The outer layer before the inner layer, and the tension between the two layers which is created because of this makes the glass stronger. However, if the glass contains nickel sulphide impurities, crystals of nickel sulphide are formed. These are unstable, and can expand suddenly, particularly if the weather is . If this happens, the pane of glass may break. The frequency with which such problems occur is by glass experts. Furthermore, the crystals cannot be detected without sophisticated equipment.

Questions 24-26

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

In boxes 24-26 on your answer sheet write

TRUEif the statement agrees with the information
FALSEif the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVENif there is no information on this

24Little doubt was expressed about the reason for the Bishops Walk accident. 

25Toughened glass has the same appearance as ordinary glass. 

26There is plenty of documented evidence available about the incidence of nickel sulphide failure. 


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