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Reading

Reading Passage 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13, which are based on Reading Passage 1 below.

Questions 1-7
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?
Choose True,False, or Not Given on each statement.

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

1. Few people recognise nowadays that human beings are designed to function best in daylight.

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2. Most light pollution is caused by the direction of artificial lights rather than their intensity.

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3. By 1800 the city of London had such a large population, it was already causing light pollution.

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4. The fishermen of the South Atlantic are unaware of the light pollution they are causing.

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5. Shadows from the planet Venus are more difficult to see at certain times of year.

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6. In some Swiss valleys, the total number of bats declined rapidly after the introduction of streetlights.

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7. The first attempts to limit light pollution were carried out to help those studying the stars.

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Questions 8-13
Complete the table below.
Type your answers with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage

 

8. The worst-affected birds are those which are ............. .

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9. They bump into ............. which stand out at night.

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10. They are more at risk from ................... .

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11. Early migration may mean the ................. are not suitable on arrival.

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12. They suffer from the decreasing number of ................. .

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13. If they are near ............... , their routines will be upset.

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Reading passage 2 

you should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 14-26, which are based on Reading Passage 2 below. 

 

Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

 

14. Paragraph A

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

15. Paragraph B

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

16. Paragraph C

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

17. Paragraph D

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

18. Paragraph E

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

19. Paragraph F

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Reading Passage 2 has seven paragraphs, A-G.

Choose the correct heading for A-G from the list of headings below.

20. Paragraph G

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Refer to Passage 2

Questions 21 and 22
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO of the following benefits are said to arise from the use of environmental psychology when planning buildings?

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Refer to Passage 2

Questions 23 and 24
Choose TWO letters, A-E.

Which TWO of the following research methods are mentioned in the passage?

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Complete the sentences below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

25. The students from England suggested that the Scottish students should identify their ............ .

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Complete the sentences below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

26. John Zeisel believes that if the ................. of a building is clear, patient outcomes will improve.

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Reading Passage 3
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3 below.

Questions 27-30
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

27. In the first paragraph, why does the writer say ‘This is not merely an academic debate’?

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28. What was Susan Anton’s opinion of the Turkana boy?

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29. What point does Steven Leigh make?

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30. What can we learn from a mammal’s teeth?

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Questions 31-36
Do the following statements agree with the claims of the writer in Reading Passage 3?
Choose Yes, Not, or Not Given

YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer
NOT if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

31. It is difficult for anthropologists to do research on human fossils because they are so rare.

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32. Modern methods mean it is possible to predict the age of a skeleton with accuracy.

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33. Susan Anton’s conclusion about the Turkana boy reinforces an established idea.

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34. Steven Leigh’s ideas are likely to be met with disbelief by many anthropologists

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35. Researchers in France and Spain developed a unique method of analysing teeth.

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36. There has been too little research comparing the brains of Homo erectus and Neanderthals.

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Questions 37-40
Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below.
Choose the correct letter between A-G

37. Until recently, delayed growth in humans until adolescence was felt to be due to

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38. In her research, Margaret Clegg discovered

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39. Steven Leigh though the existence of adolescence is connected to

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40. Research on Neanderthals suggests that they had short lived because of

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