Answers to yesterdays TFNG exercise 2

This page contains answers, as well as the passage and questions to exercise 2 reading practice for TFNG.

Passage: Impact of Hunting

Humans have long hunted wild game from forests, but over the past 50 years commercialisation of killing has triggered a rapid increase in wildlife depletion. Hunting and poaching cause damage to the rain forest ecosystem by removing species key to the system’s functioning. The loss of a certain single species can mean extinction for many others. Hunting of seed dispersers and pollinators can influence the structure of a forest.

This passage is from rainforests.mongabay.com. You can view the full article on this page: Impact of hunting & poaching

Questions for TFNG practice.

Are the sentences below True, False or Not Given according to the information in the passage above.

  1. Commercialised hunting is mainly focused in forests.
  2. The falling numbers in wildlife have been brought about by the commercialisation of hunting.
  3. Hunting negatively impacts the world’s ecosystem.
  4. One species in decline can adversely affect other species.
  5. The structure of forests can be altered by the hunting of seeds.

Answers

  1. Not Given
    1. The passage does not mention where commercialised hunting is focused. We don’t know if it is only in forests or if it is also in other places.
  2. True
    1. ” commercialisation of killing has triggered a rapid increase in wildlife depletion.”
  3. False
    1. “Hunting negatively impacts the forest’s ecosystem.”
    2. The passage shows that it is not the world’s ecosystem which is affected, it is the forest’s ecosystem that is affected.
    3. This means the answer is FALSE – the statement in the question is wrong.
  4. True
    1. “The loss of a certain single species can mean extinction for many others. “
  5. False
    1. “Hunting of seed dispersers and pollinators can influence the structure of a forest.”
    2. Only high level students will get this one right. So, don’t worry it you got it wrong.
    3. The passage does not talk about the hunting of seeds. The passage talks about the hunting of seed dispersers and pollinators. Let me explain those words:
      1. Examples of “seed dispersers” = elephants. They eat vegetation which contains seeds. They move through the forest and the seeds come out in their faeces (poo). This means they disperse the seeds through the forests by eating them and pooing them. Birds are also well known seed dispersers.
      2. Examples of pollinators = bees, butterflies etc.
    4. The passage shows that it is not “the hunting of seeds” that is the problem. The passage shows that is it the hunting of “seed dispersers and pollinators” that causes the problem.
    5. This means that the question statement is incorrect. So, the answer is FALSE

Comments

  1. As I said, if you got question 5 wrong, don’t worry about it. Only people aiming for band 8 or 9 should get this right.
  2. Don’t forget that the answer FALSE has two meanings: 1) the passage shows opposite information 2) the passage shows the statement is wrong. Remember those two meanings and you will be fine.

 

I hope you found the lesson useful 🙂

All the best

Liz

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Comments

  1. Nudia Khaliw says:

    I got 4/5 thanks to help i eant 8 band

  2. Anne p eapen says:

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks for the True,False Not given question s.it was helpful.please add more lessons for the same.
    Thankd

  3. I got 5/5.. Thank you Liz..

  4. Oluwole Bobxie says:

    Awesome.

  5. Hello Liz,
    I would like to ask you question about orders. If the question is like that
    Which of the four benefits are mentioned in the article? Write the appropriate letters A-G in boxes 10-13 on your sheet. Shall I write then the answer in an order ?
    But if they write “ your answer may be given in any order”, I can write them in any order?
    Please answer me.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Of course you can write them in any order. Have you practised using real IELTS tests? This is clearly shown in the answer keys.

      • Ummm acatually I am confused about the first. “ write the appropriate letters…etc”. Shall I write in an order or Could I write in any order. For example, If I write e,a,c,b, Is it ok? Yes, I am practising using real IELTS tests ( from IELTS books)

        • I’m really confused. You can write the letters in any order – this means in any order. You can write “b, c, e” or “c, e, b”

  6. Satwinder singh says:

    I got 5/5 in test test.
    Thanx liz

  7. I got 3/5
    thank you liz for helping us.though i know i am weak still will perform better by your help

  8. Thanks for the practice tests …I got 5/5 ..Liz
    How much I get in paper😯

  9. Akoto gift says:

    Thanks Liz, you are the best. I love the way you teach and smile and your teachings are always clear and well explained. Thanks I hope to get my desired band score in my forth coming ielts

  10. Very good exercise

  11. Mohammod Fokrul Amin says:

    I got only 2/5 😒

  12. Hallo Liz. Please how can I increase my speed in such a way that I will be able to finish reading module of academics within 1 hour ? I don’t actually have problem getting most of the answers correctly but finishing on time is the issue which has often limited my scores to band 6.5 and 7(reading alone) in the last two tests I have taken. I intend getting at least band 7.5 consistently. I have tried several methods of reading but non seems to be effective and or efficient.

  13. Hallo Liz. Please how can I increase my speed in such a way that I will be able to finish reading module of academics within 1 hour. I don’t actually have problem getting most of the answers correctly but finishing on time is the issue which has often limited my scores to band 6.5 and 7 in the last two tests I have taken. I intend getting at least band 7.5 consistently. I have tried several methods of reading but non seems to be effective and or efficient.

  14. Thank you Liz.

    I got 4/5, I hope my upcoming exam will be as easy as these questions.

    • Make sure you do full tests from the IELTS Cambridge test books. Part of your practice is scanning which means locating information in a long passage.

  15. Thanks for the practice test. ..I got 5/5

  16. Thanks Liz, got 5. Your lessons are amazing. Thank you.

  17. Thanks Liz, I got all my answers right

  18. I got all answers right!
    Thanks, Liz!
    Very useful exercise!

  19. Thank you

  20. Manpreet kaur says:

    Hello Liz,
    my all 5 answers are correct

  21. Thank Liz,

    i only got 4. Your lectures are very helpful, I wasted so much time for not reviewing for the past two months and I realized i only have a week to review. I tried to read a lot now as much as I can, and learned the new vocabulary and pronunciation so I can also use this to my advantage for listening exam.

  22. I got all answers right. Thanks Liz

  23. Good morning Liz, thanks

  24. Mam can you please answer this question. Is it N/G???

    Qus: The level of air pollution in british cities are often higher than the standards set by the World Health Organisation.

    Passage: vehicle exhaust is the major cause of urban air pollution. World Health Organisation limits are regularly exceeded in most UK cities.

  25. I attempted 1 question wrong..and got 4/5.

  26. Mam Liz i have one question… how can we make difference between false statement and not given statement. Mean, in which conditions we may write false or not given?

  27. Thank you Liz. Excellent explanation.

  28. Anuja anna chandy says:

    Thank you madam for your valuable tips.

  29. Malvika Chaturvedi says:

    Hey Liz,

    I have my general training module on 11th Nov and my reading section is weak as per me. Can you share link where I can practice more from Reading. I am sad to tell I got just 1 correct from the above .

  30. MURUGAVEL RAJENDRAN says:

    if the given statement is wrong, aren’t we write not given?
    if you don’t mind explain me further about this.
    thank you mam, I am following for past 3 years, and I couldn’t get 7 in reading 4 times I already taken IELTS examination.
    planning to take again
    thank you once again.

    • If the passage shows the information is wrong = FALSE
      If we don’t know that it is wrong or right because there isn’t enough information to validate the statement = NG

  31. Memoona amin says:

    My fifth answer is also correct.. just 3rd answer is wrong due to lack of concentration..my weak point of reading is that ..kindly tell me how to tackle this problem ..

    • Concentration will be a serious problem in the real test. You must concentrate at a high level for 2 hours and 40 mins without a break. I suggest you start practising full tests at home: (L,R & W) under the time limit and under exam conditions. Only you can improve your concentration levels.

      • Memoona amin says:

        Soooo nice of you…ma’am your are vry supportive person thanks for your precious guidline…I’m going to practise like this way which you suggest me..

  32. Memoona amin says:

    My 4 answers correct out of 5…we need more practise passage…your work is vry good and you r vry cooperative teacher

  33. HINA AFROZ says:

    I did all correct. Thanks for such useful exercises

  34. Gayathridevi says:

    Thanks, Liz. The final question and the answer was extremely interesting.

  35. Thanks mam
    I got 4 answers right out of 5. However, this is very helpful way to improve my reading. 😊

  36. Thanks Lize for useful tips.

  37. BIJAY KUMAR PARIDA says:

    Thanks.
    3-world not mentioned at all.so answer could be NOT GIVEN?I had 4 correct answers,except 3.

    • Just because one word is not mentioned, it does not mean it is NG. The meaning was contradicted in the passage. This means the passage shows it is incorrect = FALSE and only FALSE.
      NG means that we don’t know if it is right or wrong.

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