Cambridge IELTS 11: Test 1 – Reading Passage 1 Solution

Cambridge IELTS 11 Test 1 - Reading Passage 1 Solution

Cambridge IELTS solution Crop-growing Skyscrapers with answer explanationCambridge IELTS 11, Test 1 – Reading Passage 1 Solution. IELTS reading passage solution, tips and tricks with answer key.



Crop-growing Skyscrapers (READING PASSAGE 1)


Crop-growing skyscrapers




Questions 1-7

Complete the sentences below.


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

Write your answers in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.

Indoor farming

1    tomatoes   (p2, L3)

2    urban centres/centers   (p2, L16)

3    energy   (P4, L17)

4    fossil fuel   (P4, L20)

5    artificial   (P5, L3)

6    (stacked) trays   (P6, L3)

7    (urban) rooftops   (P7, L14)


Questions 8-13

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

In boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet, write


TRUE    if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this


8 NOT GIVEN. (P1, L1-12)  Not mention any methods of predicting the earth’s population

TRUE. (P1, L15-17)  Some 15% of that has been laid waste (destruction) by poor management practices (human)

10 FALSE.   (P4, L3-6) Crops would be produced all year round (seasons), as they would be kept in artificially controlled, optimum growing conditions.

11 TRUE. (P4, L6-8) There would be no weather-related (climate change) crop failures (damage) due to droughts, floods or pests. This line means some corps damage by climate condition like – drought, flood etc. Or, (P3, L19-23) Massive floods, long droughts, hurricanes and severe monsoons (Climate Change) take their toll each year, destroying (damage) millions of tons of valuable crops.

12 FALSE.   (P4, L9-11) All the food could be grown organically, eliminating the need for herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers.

13 TRUE.   (P4, L12-15) The system would greatly reduce (less likely) the incidence (affected) of many infectious diseases that are acquired at the agricultural interface.







Cambridge IELTS Keywords and Phrases in the Passage


Keywords in questions

Similar words in the passage

Some food plants are already grown indoors The concept of indoor farming is not new
be located in Situated in
there would be less need to take them long distances to customers they would drastically reduce the amount of transportation required to bring food to consumers
Produce energy return energy
The consumption of fossil fuel fossil fuel use
Would be cut By cutting out



Keywords in questions

Similar words in the passage

The consumption would be unnecessary Cutting out the need
agricultural vehicles tractors, ploughs and shipping
Disadvantage drawback
need require
One form of vertical farming One variation on vertical farming
the season All the year round
predicting estimates
damage failures


Keywords in questions

Similar words in the passage

climate change droughts, floods
will be needed  FALSE: eliminating the need
less likely to be affected by greatly reduce the incidence of





Cambridge IELTS Vocabulary and Phrases


  • now → current
  • World’s population → human population
  • demographic trends
  • city → urban
  • ensure
  • In vogue
  • Historically
  • modern → cutting-edge
  • multi-storey buildings → skyscrapers
  • develop → evolve
  • sustainable
  • strongly → drastically
  • majority
  • yet
  • due to
  • rapidly changing climate
  • take a heavy toll
  • claim many potential advantages for …
  • as regards…
  • it is far more likely that …
  • undoubted problems
  • Bad impact → detrimental impact
  • … an attempt to address…
  • it is not certain <> it is undoubted
  • In all likelihood …
  • Very expensive → prohibitively expensive
  • dramatically…


Cambridge IELTS 11 Reading Practice Test 1 Answer Key

1. tomatoes 21. clamp
2. urban centres/centers 22. axle
3. energy 23. cogs
4. fossil fuel 24. aqueduct
5. artificial 25. wall
6. (stacked) trays 26. locks
7. (urban) rooftops 27. D
8. NOT GIVEN 28. B
9. TRUE 29. A
10. FALSE 30. sunshade
11. TRUE 31. iron
12. FALSE 32. algae
13. TRUE 33. clouds
14. FALSE 34. cables
15. NOT GIVEN 35. snow
16. TRUE 36. rivers
17. NOT GIVEN 37. B
18. FALSE 38. D
19. TRUE 39. C
20. gates 40. A



How To Solve IELTS Reading Passage

  1. List of Heading
  2. Multiple Choice Question
  3. Yes, No, Not Given
  4. Short Answer Question
  5. Factor Matching
  6. Classification
  7. Summery Completion
  8. Information Matching



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