We moved to alwaysielts, A website for IELTS news from 55+ websites.
Click here

Uncategorized

Answer of Second Nature with Explanation

Answer of Second Nature with Explanation is taken from IELTS Academic Reading: Cambridge 14, Reading Test 4: Passage 2 and is aimed for candidates who have major problems in finding IELTS Reading Answers.

Download Link 1

Download Link 1

Answer of Second Nature with Explanation is divided into three parts for your ease of navigating answer, passage, and questions, all at the same time.

We moved to alwaysielts, A website for IELTS news from 55+ websites.
Click here

Answer of Second Nature with Explanation

  • Answers are never in order
  • Some paragraphs may not have an answer at all and some could contain more than one answer.
  • Do this question at last. Each text will have several types of questions attached to it. If you do the matching information question last, you will have a good understanding of the passage by the time you get to it. This will make it easier and quicker to complete.
  • This is not matching heading so you may not find your answer in the first and last sentence of the paragraph always
  • You need to be aware of synonyms
  • Search for the questions with names, numbers, places and dates information to match first. It is more easy to locate them.
Answer14 , 15 transformation and young age
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: personality, impossible, character, fixed
–     personality=character
–     impossible=cannot
–     fixed=determined
LocationLook in Para 1
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Psychologists have long held that a person‟s character cannot  undergo  a  transformation  in  any meaningful  way  and  that  the  key  traits  of  personality  are determined at a very young age.”
Answer16 optimism  
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: easiest quality, acquire
–     less challenging =easy
LocationLook in Para 2 section A
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Some qualities are less challenging to develop than others, optimism being one of them.”
Answer17 and 18 = skills, negative emotions
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: learn different, new quality, understand and feel.
–     a (wide) variety of=a range of
–     feel=experience
–     happiness=joy
LocationLook in section A paragraph no. 2
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “However, developing qualities requires mastering a range of skills which are diverse and sometimes surprising. For example, to bring more joy and passion into your life, you must be open to experiencing negative emotions.”
Answer19 E
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: not know much, new
not know much= ignorance
LocationLook in Para F
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “As a newcomer, you also have to tolerate and laugh at your own ignorance. You must be willing to accept the negative feelings that come your way.”
Answer20 C
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: important, notice, good things.
–     actively notice=pay attention to
–     good things=positive things
LocationLook in Para D
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “She (Suzanne Segerstrom)  recommends  you train  yourself to pay attention to good fortune by writing down three positive things that come about each day.”
Answer21 G
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: courage, be learned, origins, understood
–     learn=acquire
–     responsibility=moral obligation
LocationLook in Para H
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “According  to  Cynthia  Pury,  a  psychologist  at  Clemson  University,  Pedeleose’s story proves  the  point  that  courage  is  not  motivated  by  fearlessness,  but  by  moral  obligation.  Pury also believes that people can acquire courage.”
Answer22 A
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: overcome shyness, the need to speak in public,
–     overcome shyness =learn to be more outgoing
–     need  to  speak  in  public =  as  an  academic
LocationLook in Para B
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Inherently  introverted,  he  (Christopher  Peterson)  realised  early  on  that  as  an academic, his reticence would prove disastrous in the lecture hall. So he learned to be more outgoing and entertain his classes. ‘Now my extroverted behaviour is spontaneous,’ he says”
Answer23 E
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: rational thinking, achieve goals
–     rational thinking=judgment
LocationLook in Para E
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “The  physical  stamina  required  for  this  sport  is  intense  but  the  psychological demands are even more  overwhelming. Streeter learned to untangle her fears from  her judgment of what  her  body  and  mind  could  do.” 

By judging what  her  body and  mind  could  do,  Streeter  could achieve goals about freediving.
Answer24 C
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: overcame, sad experience
– accident = sad experience,
– overcame= took action despite his own pain
LocationLook in Para C
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “He (David Fajgenbaum) was preparing for university, when he had an  accident that  put  an  end  to  his  sports  career…He  launched  a  support  group  to  help  others  in  similar situations. He took action despite his own pain – a typical response of an optimist.”
Answer25 G
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: rethink, academic career path
LocationLook in Para G
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “He (Mauro Zappaterra) was miserable as his research wasn’t compatible with his curiosity about healing. He finally took a break and during eight months in Santa Fe, Zappaterra learned about alternative healing techniques not taught at Harvard. When he got back, he switched labs to study how cerebrospinal fluid nourishes the developing nervous system.”
Answer26 H
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: risked his career, duty
–     duty=moral obligation
– risked his career= job security would be threatened
LocationLook in Para H
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “The new manager was intimidating staff so Pedeleose carefully recorded each instance of bullying and eventually took the evidence to a senior director, knowing his own job security would be threatened…. Pedeleose’s story proves the point that courage is not motivated by fearlessness, but by moral obligation.”

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *