You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15 which are based on reading passage below: A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life [The control of fire was the first and perhaps greatest of humanity’s steps towards a life-enhancing technology.] To early man, fire was a divine gift randomly delivered in the form … more →

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40 which are based on reading passage below: Measuring organizational performance There is clear-cut evidence that, for a period of at least one year, supervision which increases the direct pressure for productivity can achieve significant increases in production. However, such short-term increases are obtained only at a … more →

You should spend about 20 minutes on questions 1-13 which are based on the reading passage below: Creating artificial reefs In the coastal waters of the US, a nation’s leftovers have been discarded. Derelict ships, concrete blocks, scrapped cars, army tanks, tyres filled with concrete and redundant planes litter the sea floor. However, this is … more →

Is there anybody out there? The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence The question of whether we are alone in the Universe has haunted humanity for centuries, but we may now stand poised on the brink of the answer to that question, as we search for radio signals from other intelligent civilizations. This search often known by … more →

The danger of ecstasy Use of the illegal drug named Ecstasy (MDMA) has increased alarmingly in Britain over the last few years, and in 1992 the British Medical Journal claimed that at least seven deaths and many s,evere adverse reactions have followed its use as a dance drug. 14 deaths have so far been attributed … more →

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 28-40. which are based on passage. Questions 28-31 The passage has five sections A-E Choose the correct heading for section A and C-E from the list of headings below. Write the correct number i-viii in boxes 28-31 on your answer sheet. List of Headings i The connection … more →

New Book Releases A This book describes the creativity of Aboriginal people living in the driest parts of Australia. Stunning reproductions of paintings, beautiful photography and informative text. B Pocket-sized maps and illustrations with detailed information on the nesting sites and migration patterns of Australia. This is a classic booklet suitable for both beginner and … more →

Read the following general reading passage and then answer the questions below (28- 40). The Shock of the Truth A Throughout history, there have been instances in which people have been unwilling to accept new theories, despite startling evidence. This was certainly the case when Copernicus published his theory – that the earth was not … more →

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-40, which are based on the following Passage . Questions 27-32 The passage has seven paragraphs, A—G. Choose the correct heading for paragraphs B—G from the list of headings below. Write the correct number, i—x, in boxes 27-32 on your answer sheet. List of Headings i The … more →

You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 14-26, which are based on passage below: The Nature of Genius There has always been an interest in geniuses and prodigies. The word ‘genius’, from the Latin gens (= family) and the term ‘genius’, meaning ‘begetter’, comes from the early Roman cult of a divinity as the … more →