This General Training IELTS Reading post focuses on solutions to IELTS Cambridge 3 Reading Test B Section 1 that has three texts titled ‘The Medicine, ‘IMPORTANT NOTICE: PRODUCT RETURN’ & ‘FABULOUS FURNITURE’. This is a targeted post for GT IELTS candidates who have big problems finding out and understanding Reading Answers in the GT module. This post can guide you the best to understand every Reading answer without much trouble. Finding out IELTS Reading answers is a steady process, and this post will assist you in this respect.
IELTS Cambridge 3 Test B: GT Reading Module
Section 1: Question 1-13
The headline of the text: The Medicine
Questions 1-4: YES, NO, NOT GIVEN:
In this type of question, candidates are asked to find out whether:
The statement in the question matches with the claim of the writer in the text- YES
The statement in the question contradicts with the claim of the writer in the text- NO
The statement in the question has no clear connection with the account in the text- NOT GIVEN
[TIPS: For this type of question, you can divide each statement into three independent pieces and make your way through with the answer.]
Question 1: You should lie down after you have taken the medicine.
Keywords for this question: should lie down, after, taken the medicine,
Take a look at the first point in ‘Instructions’ section. The author of the text says here,
- Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach or immediately before lying down.
This means the medicine can cause harm if someone lies down after taking it.
So, the answers are: NO
Question 2: You must stop taking the medicine if your eyesight is affected.
Keywords for this question: must stop, taking, medicine, if, eyesight, affected,
Again, take a look at the second point in ‘Instructions’ section. The author of the text says here,
- If any of the following occur, discontinue taking the medicine and contact your doctor: dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision.
Here, discontinue taking = must stop taking, blurred vision = eyesight is affected,
So, the answer is: YES
Question 3: You must stop taking the medicine when you feel better.
Keywords for this question: must stop, taking, medicine, when, feel better,
In the fourth point of the ‘Instructions’ section, the writer says,
- Once you have begun to take this medicine, you must continue to take it until the bottle is empty, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
So, the answer is: NO
Question 4: This medicine is suitable for a person of any age.
Keywords for this question: medicine, suitable, person, any age,
Have a look at the third point in the ‘Instructions’ section,
- This medicine is not available without a prescription and is not suitable for children under 5 years.
So, the answer is: NO
The headline of the text: IMPORTANT NOTICE: PRODUCT RETURN
Questions 5-9: Short answer to open questions
[In this kind of questions candidates have to answer some questions, only with some conditions like NO MORE THAN THREE/TWO WORDS and/or A NUMBER or, ONE WORD ONLY. Each question has keywords which will lead to the answer. This question type generally follows a sequence.]
Question 5: Where can you find the batch number on the jars?
Keywords for this question: where, batch number, on, jars,
Have a look at the first paragraph. The last line says, “ . .. . The batch number is printed on the bottom of each jar.”
So, the answer is: (on the) bottom (of jar)
Question 6: How much will you receive for an opened jar of contaminated Chicken Curry?
Keywords for this question: how much, receive, opened jar, contaminated Chicken Curry,
Take a close look at the second paragraph. Here, the writer says in the last lines, “ . .. . . Fancy Foods will pay $10 for each jar returned unopened and $5 for each jar already opened.”
So, the answer is: $5 / five dollars
Question 7: If you have eaten Chicken Curry from a jar with one of the batch numbers listed, whom should you contact?
Keywords for this question: if, eaten, Chicken Curry, jar with, one of the batch numbers listed, whom, contact,
In the third paragraph, the author of the text says in lines 2-3, “ . .. . However, the company’s Retailing Manager will be interested to hear from people who have consumed chicken curry from any of the above batch numbers.”
Here, have consumed chicken curry = have eaten Chicken Curry,
So, the answer is: (company’s) retailing manager
Question 8:What information do they ask you to provide about the jar of Chicken Curry you ate?
Keywords for this question: information, ask, to provide, about, jar of Chicken Curry, ate,
In third paragraph the last lines say, “ . .. . In particular, it will be helpful if they can give information about the place of purchase of the product.”
So, the answer is: place of purchase
Question 9: What is the maximum reward Fancy Foods is offering for information about who contaminated their product?
Keywords for this question: maximum reward, Fancy Foods, offering, information, who, contaminated, product,
The ‘REWARD’ section of the text has the answer. The writer says here in the beginning, “Fancy Foods will pay a reward of $10,000 to $50,000 for information which leads to the conviction of any person found guilty of placing metal pieces in its products. … …”
Here, the highest/ maximum range of the reward is $50,000.
So, the answer is: $50,000
Title of the text: FABULOUS FURNITURE
Questions 10-13: List of headings
[In this question type, IELTS candidates are provided with a list of headings, usually identified with lower-case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc,). A heading will refer to the main idea of the paragraph or section of the text. Candidates must find out the equivalent heading to the correct paragraphs or sections, which are marked with alphabets A, B, C and so forth. Candidates need to write the appropriate Roman numerals in the boxes on their answer sheets. There will always be two or three more headings than there are paragraphs or sections. So, some of the headings will not be used. It is also likely that some paragraphs or sections may not be included in the task. Generally, the first paragraph is an example paragraph which will be done for the candidates for their understanding of the task.
Tips to answer this question: Don’t read the list of headings first. Have a quick look at the questions, and go straight to the first question and start reading the paragraph associated with it. Skimming is the best reading technique. You need not understand every word here. Just try to gather the gist of the sentences. That’s all. Read quickly, and don’t stop until you finish each sentence.]
Question 10: Section C
Let’s have a look at section C. The writer says here, “Unlike most cards, the Fabulous Furniture Credit Card offers a full 60-day interest-free period on every Fabulous purchase – no matter when you make your purchase. This leaves you with more money to spend on other things.”
Here, interest-free = save money by not paying interest,
So, the answer is: ii (Save money by not paying interest)
Question 11: Section D
In section D, there are two points and both points talk about payment options.
- You may choose to pay the full amount within 60 days. In this case, you pay no interest.
- You may spread your payments over a longer period. In this case, interest will be charged after the initial 60-day interest-free period.
So, the answer is: i (Payment options)
Question 12: Section E
Section E talks about applying for a card. “Application is absolutely free! Nor are there any annual fees or administration fees. Just fill in the application form and bring it to your nearest Fabulous Furniture store. Your application will be processed promptly and you can begin making purchases immediately after your application is approved.”
So the answer is: vi (Applying for a card)
Question 13: Section F
In section F, locations of different Fabulous Furniture stores have been explained, “We have stores in every major city, so you’re never far away from a Fabulous Furniture store. For our addresses, just check in your local telephone directory.”
So the answer is: v (Location of stores)