IELTS General Test – Passage 06: CALL ANYWHERE IN THE STATE FOR ONE LOW SHORT-DISTANCE RATE reading with answers explanation, location and pdf summary. This reading paragraph has been taken from our huge collection of Academic & General Training (GT) Reading practice test PDF’s.
IELTS reading module focuses on evaluating a candidate’s comprehension skills and ability to understand English. This is done by testing the reading proficiency through questions based on different structures and paragraphs (500-950 words each). There are 40 questions in total and hence it becomes extremely important to practice each and every question structure before actually sitting for the exam.
This reading passage mainly consists of following type of questions:
- Choose the correct letter
We are going to read about the different telecom plans with their details. You must read the passage carefully and try to answer all questions correctly.
CALL ANYWHERE IN THE STATE FOR ONE LOW SHORT-DISTANCE RATE!
You have a choice of three Superfine Mobile Digital access plans: Leisure time, Executive and Highflier. They are designed to meet the needs of light, moderate and high-volume users. Calls in each plan are charged at only two rates – short-distance and long-distance.
You enjoy big savings with off-peak calls.
Your mobile phone is mainly for personal use. You use your phone to keep family and friends in touch. You – don’t want to strain your budget.
With this plan, you enjoy the lowest monthly access fee and extremely competitive costs for calls. However, a monthly minimum call charge applies.
You’re in business and need to be able to call your office and your clients whenever the need arises. You value the convenience of a mobile phone but need to keep a close eye on overheads.
For frequent users: the monthly access fee is slightly higher, but you enjoy the savings of a discounted call rate.
You are always on the move and communications are critical. You need to be able to call and be called wherever you are — world-wide.
As a high-volume user, you pay an access fee of just $60 a month but even lower call rates.
Peak Time: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday -Saturday.
Off-peak: all other times, including all day Sunday. Billing increments are in 30-second unit. Call charges are rounded up to the nearest cent. In off-peak periods, calls are subject to a minimum charge of two 30-second units.
Once-Only Connection Fee: $30 plus additional $35 for your SmartCard.
Classify the following statements as referring to
A. the LEISURE TIME plan
B. the EXECUTIVE plan
C. the HIGH FLIER plan
D. ALL three of the plans
Write the correct letter, A, B, C or D in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.
1. The monthly access fee is the highest but the call rates are the lowest.
2. Calls are charged at short-distance or long-distance rates.
3. This plan is NOT primarily intended for people who need a mobile phone for their work.
4. This plan is a cost-effective choice if you spend just over $100 a month on calls.
5. It costs 21 cents for a 30-second long distance call at 2 p.m.
6. The connection fee is $30.
7. You will have to pay a minimum amount for calls each month.
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