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Section 1 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 1-14

Read the text below and answers to the questions 1-14 on your answer sheet.

GT Reading: “Online Tutors” & “No-Waste Recycling Guide”

Read the information below and answer IELTS GENERAL TRAINING READING TEST SAMPLE 5 Questions 1-7.

ONLINE Tutors are excellent EFL/ESL teachers from around the world! They can be your private English tutor right on your computer! To send an email message to an ONLINE Tutor, just click on the name and write a short message to introduce yourself!

A. Astrid Manyana (F 46) Chile
Special offer for Spanish speakers: bilingual teaching of English grammar and explanations in Spanish. 25 years’ experience teaching all levels from age 15 to 55. Basics, oral, written, specific interests [eg: tourism] and preparation for Cambridge and IE0S exams. I can make speaking English easy for you!

B. John Bennett-Smith (M 27) Canada
I have been teaching English conversation as a volunteer in a language centre in my city for about one year. I have also been using e-mail. ICQ and NetMeeting to teach grammar, composition and conversation over the Internet to about 20 or so students for about the same length of time. I am willing to teach (free of charge), privately or to groups, and to teach those language skills which are of interest to a particular student.

C. Pamela Arrowsmith (F 56) Australia
I have taught English for over 30 years, and have developed a range of classroom materials. I offer tutoring assistance in all areas of English, with an emphasis on Business Writing for EFL adults. I can arrange trips to Australia for business and professional adults, either individuals or groups [maximum of four adults] and these can include English classes. If desired.

D. Jean-Pierre Joya (M 22) France
I really like to create new kinds of teaching materials and I usually create my own activities instead of using the same Kind of exercises and texts we all are used to. Let’s try that in our classes – it will be fun! I have a BA and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and I have been teaching all levels of ESL student for more than 3 years. I offer a complimentary assessment of your skill level.

E. Naoe Nagayo (F 36) Japan
I have taught English as a Foreign Language for 6 years. I have a TEFL certificate from the USA and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. My students range from pre-schoolers to adults. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you to target your learning difficulties and Improve your English ability!

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 1-5

Look at the description of Online Tutors (A-E).

Write the appropriate letter A-E in boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet.

Which tutor would you choose…?
Example: …… if your first language was Spanish?
Answer: A

1. …… to teach young children?
2. …… to improve English for your business?
3. …… if you didn’t have much money?
4. …… if you were bored with the usual language learning exercises?
5. …… to do exam preparation

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 1-5

1. E
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. A

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 6 and 7

Choose two appropriate letters, A-E, for answers 6 and 7.
Write two letters in boxes 6 and 7 on your answer sheet.

Which TWO descriptions mention –

6. …… Language teaching qualifications?
7. …… More than 10 years’ teaching experience?

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 6 and 7

6. D, E (in either order, both required for 1 mark)
7. A, C (in either order, both required for 1 mark)

Read the information about recycling and answer Questions 8-14.

No-Waste is a goal and a process that involves individuals, communities, businesses and all levels of government. It leads to a future where trash is a thing of the past. Solid waste isn’t hidden or buried in landfills but fully utilised as the valuable resource that it is. Through redesign, reduction, reuse, repair, recycling, composting and changes in attitude, we aim to create opportunity and wealth instead of garbage.

RECYCLING – Inside your blue box

Every second week: Put garbage and recyclables out before 8 AM on collection day.

Household Plastic containers
Includes milk jugs, yoghurt containers, detergent bottles. Excludes containers made of foam, plastic containers which held ammonia-based products, or metal bottle lids. Rinse to remove food or residue. Leave labels on, flatten or stack plastic containers to reduce space required.

Glass containers
Leave labels on. Rinse. Discard caps.
No other types of glass such as kitchenware, drinking glasses, window glass, light bulbs, mirrors or any broken glass.

Food and beverage containers.
Cans – rinse and remove labels, flatten and fold together.
Foil trays – rinse, flatten and fold together.
No metal pots, take out container lids, cigarette wrappings.

Beside your blue box

Household paper – junk mail, envelopes, brochures, paper bags, egg cartons (fibre only); box packaging such as cereal, shoe boxes, paper towel cores, white and coloured office paper, telephone books.
Remove liners, flatten packaging and place inside the bag.
Mo drinking boxes, paper towels or waxed paper.

Newspapers, inserts, sales flyers, magazines and catalogues. Remove magazine covers, perfumed inserts. Ho books or soiled newspapers.


Race clean textiles in a separate plastic shopping bag tied with string.

Packing boxes, liquor boxes.
Flatten bundles and tie – no larger than 30 x 30 x 8. Place beside the blue box. No waxed or coated boxes, soiled pizza boxes.

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 8-10

Choose ONE item only from the list below to go in each recycling container.

8. In the Blue Box ……………….
9. In the Yellow Bag ……………….
10. In the Blue Bag ……………….


Telephone book
Old clothing
Wed pizza delivery box
Ceramic cup
Heavy cardboard
Packing box
Old textbook
Aluminium drink
Light bulb

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 8-10

8. Aluminium drink can
9. Telephone book

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 11-14

Look at the following statements. In boxes 11-14 on your answer sheet write

YES if the answer is “yes’
NO if the answer is ‘no’
NOT GIVEN if there is no information about this in the passage

11. Do I put out items for recycling every other week?
12. Should I remove labels from food cans?
13. Can I recycle a broken window?
14. Is there a separate collection for large household items?

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 11-14

11. YES
12. YES
13. NO

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Section 2: IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 15-27

Read the text below and answers to the questions 15-27 on your answer sheet.

GT Reading: “A career in hotel management”

Read the text below and answer Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 15-18.

Hotel management provides exciting career opportunities in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry. Indeed, tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. Recent figures show tourism enjoying a growth rate 23% higher than that of the global economy, employing some 212 million and earning in the region of $ US 3.4 trillion per annum.

In a year from now, employment figures are predicted to exceed 338 million, with revenue above SUS7.2 trillion. The vast majority of new jobs will be in the Asia-Pacific region, which by the year 2010 will attract 1 in every 5 of the world’s holidaymakers. The employment prospects for the International College of Hospitality Management’s graduates are exciting.

The International College of Hospitality Management
The International College of Hospitality Management provides diploma and degree level hotel management training for the international hospitality and tourism industry. Established in 1993, the International College of Hospitality Management is the Asia-Pacific Basin campus cf the renowned European Hotel Association. It also incorporates the classical French cooking training of Le Gourmet, Paris.

International Hotel Management Diploma
The International College of Hospitality Management course is industry-oriented, balancing operative, supervisory and management level training. The Diploma course is 3 years full time. Semesters 1, 3 and 5 are spent studying on campus, and Semesters 2, 4 and 6 are spent in the industry on undergraduate placements, called ‘stages’. One stage may be taken up with language studies.

Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) Degree
Students who graduate with the International Hotel Management Diploma are assured of a further year of Degree Study at the University of the Antipodes. Studies will focus on such areas as: Global Marketing, Strategic Management, Total Quality Management, Cross-Cultural Communications, Developing Organisations and Management of Change, Global Development in Hospitality and Tourism, Intercultural Relations. Under certain circumstances the final year of study can be conducted on a part-time basis and by distance education mode, enabling students to study while maintaining a full-time career in the hospitality industry, either here or in their home country.

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 15-18
Choose ONE phrase from the list below (A-J) to complete each of the following sentences.

NB There are more phrases than required, so you will not use all of them.

15. The hospitality industry…
16. The College…
17. The Diploma course…
18. The Degree course…

Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 15-18

15. G
16. D
17. F
18. B


A. …Includes work experience placements overseas.
B. …Can be done by distance mode.
C. …Requires foreign language studies.
D. …Has links with overseas institutions.
E. …Must be completed in Australia.
F. …Combines study with industry placements.
G. …Offers expanding opportunities for employment.
H. …Must be completed in one year.
I. …Takes 3 years to complete, part-time.
J. …Consists of several campuses.

Read the text below and answer Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 19-23

Training Facilities
The International College of Hospitality Management has more than 120 professional lecturers and international-standard, training facilities. These include three public restaurants, ten commercial training kitchens, simulated front office training facilities, four computer suites, a fully operational winery, and a food science laboratory. The Learning Resource Centre collection is extensive. The student support services provide professional counselling in the areas of health, learning support, language skills, accommodation and welfare. Childcare facilities are also available on campus.

International Home
The International College of Hospitality Management has students enrolled from more than 20 countries, some of whom stay on campus in International House. Built in 1999, International House is accommodation comprising villa-style units. Each student has their own bedroom, sharing en suite facilities with another student. An adjoining kitchenette and lounge area is shared by the four students in the villa. All meals are served in the College dining room which is next to the student common room. Student privacy and security are priorities. A computer outlet in each bedroom enables a student to connect to the College network, providing 24 hour-a-day access. The residence is a two-minute walk to the College’s sporting and training facilities and is on a regular bus service to the city centre 10 km away. International House is also being used to enhance on-campus training, from Monday to Friday, Year 1 students, supervised by 2nd Years, are assigned kitchen, waiting, housekeeping and receptionist duties. Simulated check-in/check-out exercises, receptionist duties and breakfast service to a limited number of rooms are also part of the program.

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Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 19-23
Look at the following statements.

In boxes 19-23 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement is correct according to the passage
NO if the statement is incorrect according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

19. The training facility has 10 kitchens.
20. All students in the program live at International House.
21. Four students share a unit in the residence.
22. The residence is used as part of the training program.
23. All meals in the residence are prepared by the students.

Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 19-23

19. YES
20. NO
21. YES
22. YES
23. NO

Read the text below and answer Section 1 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 24-27.

Short Courses
This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills to perform duties relevant to a front office receptionist working within a range of hospitality establishments. The course includes: front office and organisational structure, role and duties of front office personnel, guests’ reservations and registrations, check-in and check-out procedures, guest accounting and management reports.

This certifícate is designed for participants wishing to develop a solid understanding of, and the ability to perform duties and skills required in advanced front office operations and night auditing. The course includes: night auditing procedures, daily records and reports, early and late arrivals, security duties, bell desk/concierge, guest service and information, advanced cashiering, supervision of payments, banking operations, debtor control and financial reports.

This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills relevant to table attendant duties within an a la carte restaurant. The course includes: table setting for a variety of menus, plate and silver service, tray and wine service, ordering and docket systems, wine styles and label identification, food and wine combinations.

This certificate is designed for participants wishing to acquire the skills to perform a bar attendant’s duties within range of industry settings. Course includes: bar preparation, cash handling, beer service, patron care, basic cocktail mixing, product knowledge.

Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 24-27

Four short courses (A-D) from the ‘International Hotel Management Diploma’ are outlined in the text above.

Choose the correct title (i-viii) for each course from the list below.

NB There are more titles than descriptions so you will not use all of them.

List of Course Titles

i. Food and Wine Service
ii. Housekeeping Procedures
iii. Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
iv. Hotel Front Office Management
v. Bars and Service of Drinks
vi. Resort Operation and Management
vii. Catering Control
viii. Hotel Front Office Reception

24. Course A
25. Couise B
26. Couise C
27. Couise D

Section 2 : IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 24-27

24. viii
25. iv
26. i
27. v

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Section 3: IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 28-40

Read the text below and answers to the questions 28-40 on your answer sheet.

GT Reading: “Calisthenics”
Read the text below and answer IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 28-40.

The world’s oldest form of resistance training

A. From the very first caveman to scale a tree or hang from a cliff face, to the mighty armies of the Greco-Roman empires and the gymnasiums of modern American high schools, calisthenics has endured and thrived because of its simplicity and utility. Unlike strength training which involves weights, machines or resistance bands, calisthenics uses only the body’s own weight for physical development.

B. Calisthenics enters the historical record at around 480 B.C., with Herodotus’ account of the Battle of Thermopolylae. Herodotus reported that, prior to the battle, the god-king Xerxes sent a scout party to spy on his Spartan enemies. The scouts informed Xerxes that the Spartans, under the leadership of King Leonidas, were practising some kind of bizarre, synchronised movements akin to a tribal dance. Xerxes was greatly amused. His own army was comprised of over 120,000 men, while the Spartans had just 300. Leonidas was informed that he must retreat or face annihilation. The Spartans did not retreat, however, and in the ensuing battle, they managed to hold Xerxes’ enormous army at bay for some time until reinforcements arrived. It turns out their tribal dance was not a superstitious ritual but a form of calisthenics by which they were building awe-inspiring physical strength and endurance.

C. The Greeks took calisthenics seriously not only as a form of military discipline and strength but also as an artistic expression of movement and an aesthetically ideal physique. Indeed, the term calisthenics itself is derived from the Greek words for beauty and strength. We know from historical records and images from pottery, mosaics and sculptures of the period that the ancient Olympians took calisthenics training seriously. They were greatly admired – and still are, today – for their combination of athleticism and physical beauty. You may have heard a friend whimsically sigh and mention that someone ‘has the body of a Greek god’. This expression has travelled through centuries and continents and the source of this envy and admiration is the calisthenics method.

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D. Calisthenics experienced its second golden age in the 1800s. This century saw the birth of gymnastics, an organised sport that uses a range of bars, rings, vaulting horses and balancing beams to display physical prowess. This period is also when the phenomena of strongmen developed. These were people of astounding physical strength and development who forged nomadic careers by demonstrating outlandish feats of strength to stunned populations. Most of these men trained using hand balancing and horizontal bars, as modern weight machines had not yet been invented.

E. In the 1950s, Angelo Siciliano – who went by the stage name Charles Atlas – was crowned “The World’s Most Perfectly Developed Man”. Atlas’s own approach stemmed from traditional calisthenics and through a series of mail-order comic books he taught these methods to hundreds of thousands of children and young adults through the 1960s and 1970s. But Atlas was the last of a dying breed. The tides were turning, fitness methods were drifting away from calisthenics, and no widely-regarded proponent of the method would ever succeed him.

F. In the 1960s and 1970s, calisthenics and the goal of functional strength combined with physical beauty was replaced by an emphasis on huge muscles at any cost. This became the sport of bodybuilding. Although body building’s pioneers were drawn from the calisthenics tradition, the sole goal soon became an increase in muscle size. Bodybuilding icons, people such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Oliva, were called mass monsters because of their imposing physiques. Physical development of this nature was only attainable through the use of anabolic steroids, synthetic hormones which boosted muscle development while harming overall health. These bodybuilders also relied on free weights and machines, which allowed them to target and bloat the size of individual muscles rather than develop a naturally proportioned body. Calisthenics, with its emphasis on physical beauty and a balance in proportions, had little to offer the mass monsters.

G. In this “bigger is better” climate, calisthenics was relegated to groups perceived to be vulnerable, such as women, people recuperating from injuries and school students. Although some of the strongest and most physically developed human beings ever to have lived acquired their abilities through the use of sophisticated calisthenics, a great deal of this knowledge was discarded and the method was reduced to nothing more than an easily accessible and readily available activity. Those who mastered the rudimentary skills of calisthenics could expect to graduate to weight training rather than advanced calisthenics.

H. In recent years, however, fitness trends have been shifting back toward the use of calisthenics. Bodybuilding approaches that promote excessive muscle development frequently lead to joint pain, injuries, unbalanced physiques and weak cardiovascular health. As a result, many of the newest and most popular gyms and programmes emphasize calisthenics-based methods instead. Modern practices often combine elements from a number of related traditions such as yoga, Pilates, kettle-ball training, gymnastics and traditional Greco-Roman calisthenics. Many people are keen to recover the original Greek vision of physical beauty and strength and harmony of the mind-body connection.

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Question 28

Which of the following statement is true according to the passage?

Write A, B, C or D in the box 28 on your answer sheet.

28. Calisthenics is –
A. the world’s oldest form of sports training
B. a strength training
C. a battle technique
D. being emphasized by many popular gyms

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answer 28

28. D

Questions 29-35
The text has eight paragraphs, A–H. Which paragraph contains the following information?

Write the correct letter, A–H, in boxes, 29–35 on your answer sheet.

29. The origin of the word ‘calisthenics’.
30. The last popular supporter of calisthenics.
31. The first use of calisthenics as a training method.
32. A multidisciplinary approach to all-round health and strength.
33. Reasons for the survival of calisthenics throughout the ages.
34. The use of a medical substance to increase muscle mass and strength.
35. A reference to travelling showmen who displayed their strength for audiences.

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 29-35

29. C
30. E
31. B
32. H
33. A
34. F
35. D

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Questions 36-40

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 36–40 on your answer sheet.

During the sixties and seventies, attaining huge muscles became more important than (36) ……………… or having an attractive-looking body. The first people to take up this new sport of bodybuilding had a background in calisthenics but the most famous practitioners became known as (37) ……………… on account of the impressive size of their muscles. Drugs and mechanical devices were used to develop individual muscles to a monstrous size. Calisthenics then became the domain of ‘weaker’ people: females, children and those recovering from (38) ……………… . Much of the advanced knowledge about calisthenics was lost and the method was subsequently downgraded to the status of a simple, user-friendly activity. Once a person became skilled at this, he would progress to (39) ……………… . Currently, a revival of calisthenics is underway as extreme muscle building can harm the body leaving it sore, out of balance, and in poor (40) …………

IELTS General Training Reading Test Sample 5 Answers 36-40


36. Functional strength
37. Mass monsters
38. Injuries
39. Weight training
40. Cardiovascular health

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