IELTS Reading 12 - Passage 3
IELTS Reading Tip
The Reading passages always contain the information you need to answer the question. You won't have to use your own knowledge of a topic.
Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below.
Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 27-31 on your answer sheet.
27A developed system of numbering
28An additional hand signal
29In seventh-century Europe, the ability to count to a certain number
30Thinking about numbers as concepts separate from physical objects
31Expressing number differently according to class of item
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?
In boxes 32-40 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
32For the earliest tribes, the concept of sufficiency was more important than the concept of quantity.
33Indigenous Tasmanians used only four terms to indicate numbers of objects.
34Some peoples with simple number systems use body language to prevent misunderstanding of expressions of number.
35All cultures have been able to express large numbers clearly.
36The word 'thousand' has Anglo-Saxon origins.
37In general, people in seventh-century Europe had poor counting ability.
38In the Tsimshian language, the number for long objects and canoes is expressed with the same word.
39The Tsimshian language contains both older and newer systems of counting.
40Early peoples found it easier to count by using their fingers rather than a group of pebbles.