IELTS Reading 5 - Passage 3

IELTS tip: True / False / Not given

  • Look at the title and decide who or what the text is about.
  • Skim read the text very quickly to get an idea of the content and structure. Don't worry about words you don't understand.
  • Look at the questions and underline the locating words.
  • Find the part of the text that is relevant to the first question. Read it in detail and decide if the answer is True, False or Not given. Remember to look out for synonyms and paraphrases.
  • Now do the same for the other questions.

Questions 27-33

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

In boxes 27-33 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

27There is plenty of scientific evidence to support photoperiodism. 

28Some types of bird can be encouraged to breed out of season. 

29Photoperiodism is restricted to certain geographic areas. 

30Desert annuals are examples of long-day plants. 

31Bamboos flower several times during their life cycle. 

32Scientists have yet to determine the cue for Chusquea abietifolia's seasonal rhythm. 

33Eastern hemlock is a fast-growing plant. 

Questions 34-40

Complete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

34Day length is a useful cue for breeding in areas where are unpredictable.

35Plants which do not respond to light levels are referred to as .

36Birds in temperate climates associate longer days with nesting and the availability of .

37Plants that Bower when days are long often depend on to help them reproduce.

38Desert annuals respond to as a signal for reproduction.

39There is no limit to the photosynthetic rate in plants such as .

40Tolerance to shade is one criterion for the of plants in forestry and horticulture.


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