General (GT) Test 1 – Passage 02: CLASSIC TOURS – COACH BREAK INFORMATION reading answers with location, explanation 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 types of questions:
- Multiple choice questions
We are going to read about a travel coach and information about its various requirements. You must read the passage carefully and try to answer all questions correctly.
CLASSIC TOURS – COACH BREAK INFORMATION
We ask you to keep luggage down to one mediumsized suitcase per person, but a small holdall can also be taken on board the coach.
Requests for particular seats can be made on most coach breaks when booking, but since allocations are made on a first come first served basis, early booking is advisable. When bookings are made with us you will be offered the best seats that are available on the coach at that time.
When you have paid your deposit we will send to you all the necessary documents and labels, so that you receive them in good time before the coach break departure date. Certain documents, for example air or boat tickets, may have to be retained and your driver or courier will then issue them to you at the relevant point.
If you require a special diet you must inform us at the time of booking with a copy of the diet. This will be notified to the hotel or hotels on your coach break, but on certain coach breaks the hotels used are tourist class and whilst offering value for money within the price range, they may not have the full facilities to cope with special diets. Any extra costs incurred must be paid to the hotel by yourself before departure from the hotel.
Many of our coach breaks now include, within the price, accommodation with private facilities, and this will be indicated on the coach break page. Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities which, subject to availability, can be reserved and guaranteed at the time of booking the supplementary charge shown in the price panel will be added to your account.
On any coach break there are only a limited number of single rooms. When a single room is available it may be subject to a supplementary charge and this will be shown on the brochure page.
Some of our hotels arrange additional entertainment which could include music, dancing, film shows, etc. The nature and frequency of the entertainment presented is at the discretion of the hotel and therefore not guaranteed and could be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or insufficient numbers in the hotel.
Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 9-14 on your answer sheet.
9. If you want to sit at the front of the coach …
A) ask when you get on the coach.
B) arrive early on the departure date.
C) book your seat well in advance.
D) avoid travelling at peak times.
10. Your air tickets …
A) will be sent to your departure point.
B) must be collected before leaving.
C) will be enclosed with other documents.
D) may be held by your coach driver.
11. If you need a special diet you should …
A) inform the hotel when you arrive.
B) pay extra with the booking.
C) tell the coach company.
D) book tourist class.
12. It may be necessary to pay extra for …
A) a bathroom.
B) boat tickets.
C) additional luggage.
13. Entertainment is available …
A) at all hotels.
B) if there is the demand.
C) upon request.
D) for an additional cost.
14. With every booking Classic Tours guarantee you will be able to …
A) request high quality meals.
B) take hand luggage on the coach.
C) use your own personal bathroom.
D) see a film if you want to.
Answers with Explanation
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|9-14||Multiple choice||• skimming/scanning for specific information|
• understanding paraphrase
• distinguishing between main and supporting points
• Read the task rubric carefully. Only one option (A-D) is correct in each case.
• Read question 9 and the four options.
• Scan the headings in the text to see if any of them are about seating on the coach. The section entitled “Seat Allocation” refers specifically to this.
• Skim through that section of the text and find out what you have to do if you want to sit at the front of the coach.
• This paragraph focuses entirely on the importance of booking early if you want a particular seat. So the answer to question 9 is C. Although all the other options are possible, only C is stated in the text.
• Repeat this procedure with questions 10-14.
|9||C||“Requests for particular seats can be made on most coach breaks when booking …”|
|10||D||“… air or boat tickets may have to be retained and your driver or courier will then issue them to you at the relevant point.”|
|11||C||“If you require a special diet you must inform us at the time of booking …”|
|12||A||“Other coach breaks have a limited number of rooms with private facilities … the supplementary charge shown in the price panel will be added to your account.”|
|13||B||“The … entertainment … could be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand …”|
|14||B||“… a small holdall can also be taken on board the coach.”|
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