Cambridge IELTS 11: Test 2 – Reading Passage 1 Solution

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Raising the Mary Rose - Cambridge IELTS 11

Cambridge IELTS solution Raising the Mary Rose with answer explanation. Cambridge IELTS 11, Test 2 – Reading Passage 1 Step by Step Solution. IELTS reading passage solution, tips and tricks with answer key.

 

 

Raising the Mary Rose

How a sixteenth-century warship was recovered from the seabed

Questions 1-4

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1? In boxes 1-4 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

 

1 There is some doubt about what caused the Mary Rose to sink.
Answer: TRUE. (P1, L10-16) Accounts — she was not hit by the French, some maintain that she was outdated, — water, others that she — undisciplined crew (many opinion leads to a doubt  how the ship sink).

2 The Mary Rose was the only (extreme word) ship to sink in the battle of 19 July 1545.
Answer: NOT GIVEN. (P1, L1-7, L16-21) There is no information whether or not any other ship sunk on that day. 

3 Most of one side of the Mary Rose lay undamaged under the sea.
Answer: TRUE. (P2, L10-11) Because of  sank, nearly all (mostof the starboard half survived intact.

4 Alexander McKee knew that the wreck would contain many valuable historical objects.
Answer: FALSE. ((P5, L5-9) McKee — found the wreck , but were as yet unaware  that it also housed — artefacts (Historical Objects).

 

Questions 5-8

Look at the following statements (Questions 5-8) and the list of dates below.

Match each statement with the correct date, A-G.

Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 5-8 on your answer sheet.

5. A search for the Mary Rose was launched.
Answer: C (P4, L2-9) But in 1965 , military historian — initiated (launched) a project called ‘— was to find (search) the Mary Rose.

6 One person’s exploration of the Mary Rose site stopped.
Answer: B. (P3, L13-17) Deane continued diving (exploring) on the site until 1840 , recovering — small finds.

7 It was agreed that the hull of the Mary Rose should be raised.
Answer: G. (P5, L17-21) While the original aim was to raise the hull if at all feasible, — go-ahead (agree) until January 1982 , when  available.

8 The site of the Mary Rose was found by chance.
Answer: A. (P3, L1-4) on 16 June 1836 , some — found that —, which turned out (by chance) to be the Mary Rose.

 

Questions 9-13

Label the diagram below.

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

Write your answers in boxes 9-13 on your answer sheet.

 

Raising the hull of the Mary Rose: Stages one and two

9. — attached to hull by wires.
Answer: (lifting) frame. (P6, L6-8) The hull was attached to a lifting frame  via network of bolts and lifting wires.

10. —  to prevent hull being sucked into mud
Answer: hydraulic jacks. (P6, L8-10) The problem of the hull being sucked back downwards into the mud was overcome by using 12 hydraulic jacks.

11. legs are placed into —.
Answer: stabbing guides. (P6, L23-25) This required precise positioning (placed) to locate the legs into the stabbing guides —.

12. hull is lowered into —

Answer: (lifting) cradle (P6, L23-25) This — to locate the — of the lifting cradle .

13. —- used as extra protection for the hull
Answer: air bags. (P6, L) The lifting cradle — was fitted with air bags  to provide additional cushioning (extra protectionfor — framework.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cambridge IELTS Keywords and Phrases in the Passage

 

Overladen
undisputed
exposed
hull
erosion
sunken
protruding
intermittently
obscurity
wreck
institute
technology
revealed
climax
slavage
feasible
hydraulic jack
lifting
stabbing
cradle
coushion
delicate
structure

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridge IELTS 11 – Reading Practice Test 2 Answer Key

 

1. TRUE 21. farming
2. NOT GIVEN 22. canoes
3. TRUE 23. birds
4. FALSE 24. wood
5. C 25. B,C IN EITHER ORDER
6. B 26. B,C IN EITHER ORDER
7. G 27. C
8. A 28. D
9. (lifting) frame 29. B
10. hydraulic jacks 30. A
11. stabbing guides 31. C
12. (lifting) cradle 32. B
13. air bags 33. H
14. ii 34. NOT GIVEN
15. ix 35. YES
16. viii 36. NO
17. i 37. NO
18. iv 38. YES
19. vii 39. NOT GIVEN
20. vi 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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