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July 15, 2013

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1 Not given
2 false
3 false
Hi simon
I m not sure about 2 question .

NG
F
T

1-True
2-False
3-True

T
F
T

T
NG
T

NG
F
T

T
NG
F

I guess that:
1- Not given (new information given)
2- False (different degree : similar and bigger)
3- False (Contrasting information: no resistant against immunity)

many thanks

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

KIRAN

1 ng
2ng
3true

1. True
2. True
3. True

asitrony

NG
F
T

True
False
True

FALSE
FALSE
TRUE

1. NG
2. False
3. False
I am not sure question 3. Please help

NG
F
T
The answer for 3 Question is somewhat difficult because it is involving lots of vocabulary !!!

NG
F
T

hi everyone.
my answers are here.
NG
FALSE
TRUE

i think there is a little nuance between "false" and "not given" in question 2.

NG
F
T

I guess that:
1-Not given (new information given)
2-False (different degree: similar and bigger)
3-False (contrasting information: no resistant against immunity)

Many thanks

1) Not Given
2) False
3) False

1> Not given
2> False
3> False

T
F
T

1)Not given
2)False
3)False

hi simon my answers are
1.T(contary to common wisdom=than most people think)
2.F(body to mass ratio are similar )
3.T(It is a myth )

I think this exercise already being done in your reading section .

Hi Simon and all,

1. True
2. Not Given (actual text is about mass ration not size)
3. True

1-Not Given
2-F ( radio, relative to, similar )
3-T ( this remains to be proven )

1-NG.
2-F
3-T

ng
f
t

Not given - (MANY SPEICES possess powerful problem-solving skills, social skills and curiosity)
->IT DOESN"T TALK ABOUT GENERAL SHARKS AND THERE IS NO COMPARISON)
False - (The brain- to body-mass ratios of sharks are SIMILAR to those of mammals)

True - (A popular MYTH is that sharks are immune to disease and cancer; however, this remains to be PROVEN)

1.NG
2.F
3.T

1.NG
2. F The brain- to body-mass ratios of sharks are similar to those of mammals and birds: similar# bigger-> false
3. T A popular myth is that sharks are immune to disease and cancer; however, this remains to be proven. be proven= no real evidence

T
F
T

here are my answers
1. True
(CONTRARY to the COMMON WISDOM....many species possess powerful problem-solving skills, social skills and curiosity )
2. False
(The brain- to body-mass ratios of sharks are SIMILAR to those of mammals and birds
3. False
(A popular myth is that sharks are immune to disease and cancer; HOWEVER, this remains to BE PROVEN)

1.NG
2.F
3.T

T
F
T

Hi simon
The answers are
1.NG
2.F
3.T

1- Not Given
"the COMMON WISDON=what most people think" sharks are instinct-driven "eating machines", there is no information about what most people think about shark's intelligence

2- False
The brain- to body-mass ratios = The brain- to body-mass ratios of shark are similar to those of mammals and birds

3-False
there have been few, if any, scientific or statistical studies that show sharks to have heightened immunity to disease


Hi
My answers are
Not given
False
True

Hi Simon,

My answer is
NG
T
T

Not given
false
false

Hi simon,

My answers are: NG, F, T

But what are correct answers????????

1) true
2) false
3) true

T
F
T

t
f
t

1- Not Given
"the COMMON WISDON=what most people think" sharks are instinct-driven "eating machines", there is no information about what most people think about shark's intelligence

2- False
The brain- to body-mass ratios = The brain- to body-mass ratios of shark are similar to those of mammals and birds

3-True
A popular myth is that sharks are immune to disease and cancer; however, this remains to be proven.

I think it would be better the third question is changed to the "There is no conclusive evidence proving that sharks are resistant to diseases"

NG
True
True

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

The answer is:
1. T
2. NG
3. F

1. NG
2. F
3. T

NG
F
T

NOT GIVEN
FALSE
TRUE

not given
false
true

T
F
F

Thanks!!

NG
F
T

1. NG
2. NG
3. True

NOT Given
False
True

1. NG
2. F
3. T

My answer:
True
False
True

NG
F
T

T
F
Not given

1.T
2.F
3.NG

1. True.
2. Not given.
3. True.

1.NG
2.False
3.True

Answers:

1) True
2) Not Given
3) False

NOT GIVEN
FALSE
TRUE

my answers
1/NG
2/FALSE
3/YES

My answer is
F
F
NG

T
NG
F

Please post your Comments, Simon brother

1NG
2F
3T

1 true contrary to human wisdom(opposite to human thinking)
2 false
3 not given

1. NG
2. False
3. True

T
NG
F

not given
false
true

1-TRUE
2-FALSE
3-TRUE

NG
F
T

True
Not Given
False

1. NOT GIVEN
2. FALSE
3. TRUE

True
False
Not Given

1. N/G
2.false
3.True

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. TRUE - 'contrary to common wisdom' means 'the opposite to what most people think'. 'Problem-solving skills etc.' refers to 'intelligence'.

2. FALSE - relative mass to body size is similar, not bigger. (You could say that 'mass' is not strictly the same as 'size' but this is too technical for IELTS)

3. TRUE - 'this remains to be proven'.

Hi Simon,

I really appreciate your help!

Question:
Could you explain how we differentiate
technical and too technical
in IELTS reading questions?
For example, in question 2.

Thank you very much!

Dear Simon,

Though I do agree with your version of correct answers for the first two questions I'm little ambiguous about third one.

The essay says "there have been "FEW", if any, scientific or statistical studies.....heightened immunity to disease"

This means there were evidence but very limited.

So, one way to take this is these few evidences were not real. Is that way you have considered third answer as TRUE?

Kindly let me know. Thanks.

1.NG - there are not any infomation relate to intelligence
2.NG - RATIO betwen brain and body does not represent for body size
3.True - MYTH, ENECDOTAL mean no real evidence

NG
F
T

NOT GIVEN
False
TRUE

NG
F
T

1.NG
2.F
3.T

Hi Simon,

I would be grateful if you provide us with more explanations on these questions:
Regarding question one the author pointed out that
Contrary to public belief that sharks are instinct-driven "eating machines. If he immediately after contrary to the common wisdom said that sharks have problem-solving skills, we could say that the first question is True, but in this case that it is not certain that the text whether points out to this point or not, I've got a bit muddled up.

And about the third question I was wondering what do you mean by "no real evidence" Can we consider "scientific or statistical studies" no real evidence "
Thank you in advance

Hi

Not Given
False
True

Where are the correct answers?

NG
F
T

1.False
2.not given
3.true

1-NG
2-N
3-T

My answer is

NG
F
T

My answer
False
False
True

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