IELTS Reading 7 - Passage 1

IELTS Reading Tip

Scan the text before you read the questions, putting boxes around the options (names, etc.) given in the list. Do not simply underline them - they might later get lost as you continue to underline more and more key phrases in the passage in your search for correct answers.

Questions 1-5

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

In boxes 1-5 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

1Networking is not a modern idea. 

2Networking is worn like a badge exclusively in the business world. 

3People fall into two basic categories. 

4A person who shares knowledge and friends makes a better networker than one who does not. 

5The classic networker is physically strong and generally in good health. 

Questions 6-10

Complete the notes below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage.

Write your answers in boxes 6-10 on your answer sheet.

6Making new acquaintances but also has its disadvantages.

7At work, problems can be caused if the manager is .

8A manager can suppress, or even totally the career of an employee.

9In business today, working together is necessary in order for to grow.

10Businesses that specialize will not last for long without .

Questions 11-15

Answer the questions below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage.

Write your answers in boxes 11-15 on your answer sheet.

11In which sphere of life have ideas been protected jealously?

12Which type of individual does not easily become a modern networker?

13Where is one of the greatest concentrations of high tech companies in Europe?

14Who replaced the Neanderthals?

15What, as well as understanding and thought abstraction, sets us apart from other animals?


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