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Which keyboard should you buy?: Reading Answers

IELTS General Test – Passage 12: Which keyboard should you buy? reading with answers explanation, location and pdf. This reading paragraph has been taken from our huge collection of Academic & General Training (GT) Reading practice test PDF’s.

Which keyboard should you buy?

It’s worth remembering that a bad keyboard can significantly affect your entire computing experience. So make sure you pick the right keyboard for your needs.

A   Logitech K120

Logitech’s K120 offers a number of extra features. It’s spill-resistant, draining small amounts of liquid if you have an accident. It isn’t particularly eye-catching, but it feels very solid. For the price, it’s a tempting choice.

B   Cherry MX 3.0 Keyboard

The Cherry MX 3.0 looks simple and neat, thanks to its compact build. It’s solid, durable and you don’t need to push keys all the way down to activate them. It’s also rather loud though, which can take some getting used to.

C   Logitech K780

The K780 is a compact, pleasantly modern-looking keyboard. There’s an integrated stand for smartphones and tablets too. It’s quiet to type on, and the circular keys are easy to familiarise yourself with, well-spaced and large enough to hit accurately. For this price though, the lack of backlighting is disappointing.

D   Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic

The Sculpt’s curved, strange-looking build serves a purpose. It provides wrist support and lifts your forearms into a relaxed position so you don’t hurt yourself from typing for lengthy periods. It feels weird, but it seems to do the trick.

E   Microsoft Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Microsoft’s Bluetooth keyboard has one very handy feature – you can fold it in half and carry it around in your jacket pocket or bag, and it feels rather like a large wallet. It has generously sized keys, though the two-piece spacebar takes some getting used to. Another useful feature is that you can get up to three months’ use from a single charge.

F   Corsair Strafe RGB Keyboard

Corsair’s keyboard is expensive, flashy and extremely impressive. All of its keys are programmable, there’s eye-catching backlighting and the buttons are textured for improved grip. All this is because it’s designed for gamers. However, it’s also silent, meaning it is suitable for everyday office work too.

Questions 8-14

Look at the six reviews of computer keyboards, A-F.

For which keyboard are the following statements true?

Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

NB   You may use any letter more than once.

8.   This keyboard may not suit users who prefer the keys to be almost silent.

9.   This keyboard is easily portable because it can be made to fit into a small space.

10.   This keyboard includes a special place to put small devices.

11.   This keyboard is designed to prevent injury to those who spend a lot of time on the computer.

12.   This keyboard offers good value for money.

13.   This keyboard is primarily aimed at people who use their computer for entertainment.

14.   It shouldn’t take long for users to get used to the shape of the keys on this keyboard.

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Answers with Explanation

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8   B

9   E

10   C

11   D

12   A

13   F

14   C

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