Answer of Tea and the Industrial Revolution with Explanation

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Answer of Tea and the Industrial Revolution with Explanation is taken from IELTS Academic Reading: Cambridge 10, Reading Test 2: Passage 1 and is aimed for candidates who have major problems in finding IELTS Reading Answers.

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Answer of Tea and the Industrial Revolution with Explanation

Process

  1. Skim the paragraph and Underline key words in each sentence to form a bigger picture(main idea) of the paragraph. 80% of the cases you are asked to choose heading from the main idea of the paragraph, which can also be found sometimes by reading the first and last paragraph, but not always.

2. Review the main idea of Paragraph by combining all the keywords underlined and supporting ideas.

3. Go to the heading options to match the key words and the main idea.

4. Choose the paragraph heading that describes the main idea of the paragraph

Answer1. iv
KeywordsRead the process above.
LocationLook in Para A
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Why did this particular Big Bang-the world-changing birth of industry – happen in Britain? And why did it strike at the end of the 18 century?”

These questions give us the hint about the place and the time of Industrial Revolution.
Answer2. viii
KeywordsRead above process.
LocationLook in Para B
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “There are about 20 different factors and all of them need to be present before the revolution can happen.” Then the writer mention the factors such as technology, power, cheap labour, easy transportation, market-driven economy, political system etc. 

Mentioned above are the factors are the conditions required for Industrial Revolution.
Answer3.vii
KeywordsRead above process.
LocationLook in Para C
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Tea  and  beer,  two  of  the  nation’s  favorite  drinks,  fueled  the revolution.” Then again he explains the reason(keys) behind this, “The antiseptic properties of tannin, the active ingredient in tea, and of hops in beer – plus the fact that both are made with boiled water – allowed urban communities to flourish at close quarters without succumbing to water-borne diseases such as dysentery.”

Answer
4. i
KeywordsRead above process
LocationLook in Para D
ExplanationRead this, “Between about 1650 and 1740, the population in Britain was static. But then there was a burst in population growth.”

Then in the following lines he lists four questions which were suggested as causes of this burst.
Answer5. vi
KeywordsRead above process
LocationLook in Para E
Explanation“For  a  long  time,  the  English  were  protected  by  the  strong antibacterial agent in hops, which were added to help preserve the beer. But in the late 17th century a tax was introduced on malt, the basic ingredient of beer. The poor turned to water and gin and in the 1720s, the mortality rate began to rise again. Then it suddenly dropped again.” 

This means that the English changed their habit of drinking, which, in return, changed the mortality rate too.
Answer6. ix
KeywordsRead above process
LocationLook in Para F
Explanation“Macfarlane looked to Japan, . .. .” Then in the following lines we find a comparison between Japan and Britain. … . “Water-borne disease had a much looser grip on the Japanese population than those in Britain.”
Answer7.ii
KeywordsRead above process
LocationLook in G
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “..turned its back on the essence of any work-based revolution by giving up labour-saving devices such as animals, afraid that they would put people put of work.”

This means fear of unemployment because of industrialisation.

Here, industrial revolution=industrialisation, fear=be afraid, unemployment=out of work.
  • The answers appear in the same order in the text as the order of the statements
  • You don’t need to read the whole text. First, you will scan for keywords and then you’ll read in detail the section in which they’re located for the answer.
  • There will be at least one of each answer type – True, False, Not Given. So, if you don’t have at least one of each when you’ve completed the question, you’ve made a mistake.
  •  Identify any words that qualify the statement, for example, some, all, mainly, often, always and occasionally. These words are there to test if you have read the whole statement because they can change the meaning. For example, ‘Coca-Cola has always made its drinks in the U.S.A.’ has a different meaning from ‘Coca-Cola has mainly made its drinks in the U.S.A.’
  • The statements won’t be a word-for-word match to the information in the text. They will contain synonyms and paraphrasing. It’s the meaning that you are trying to match.
  • Remember that at least one answer will be NG. This means that you will be searching for information that is not there.
  • Don’t answer based on your assumptions
  • If you can’t find the information you are looking for, then it is probably ‘not given’. Don’t waste time looking for something that is not there.
  • If you have no idea what the answer is put ‘not given’. You probably have no idea because the answer is not there.
  • Don’t write yes for True, No for false.
Answer8. Not Given
KeywordsChina, 18th centuary
LocationLook in Para F
ExplanationChina  and  the  18     century  are  referred  to  in paragraph F.   However, in these paragraphs, the writer does not say anything about China‟s transport system.
Answer9. True
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: tea, beer, prevent dysentery
LocationLook in Para Line
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “The antiseptic properties of tannin, the active ingredient in tea,  and  hops  in  beer  –  plus  the  fact  that  both  are  made  with  boiled  water  –  allowed  urban communities  to  flourish  at  close  quarters   without succumbing  to  water-borne  diseases  such   as dysentery.”

The active ingredients in tea and beer prevent the British from succumbing to dysentery. So, the statement is TRUE.
Answer10. False
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: disagree, Roy Porter
LocationLook in Para C
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Macfarlane’s  case  has  been  strengthened  by  support  from  notable quarters-  Roy  Porter…recently  wrote  a  favourable  appraisal  of  his  research”. 

This  means  that  Roy Porter agrees (support) with Macfarlane‟s findings. So, the statement is FALSE
Answer11. False
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: 1740, reduction, population
LocationLook in Para D
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “Between 1650 and 1740, the population in Britain was static. But then there was a  burst  in  population  growth.” 

This  means  that  after  1740,  there  was  an  increase but not reduction in  population  in Britain. So, the statement is FALSE
Answer12 Not Given
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: make beer, home
LocationLook in Para C
ExplanationThough drinking beer is mentioned in paragraphs C and E, there is no such information that makes it clear to understand that people in Britain used to make beer at their homes.
Answer13. True
KeywordsScan for the keywords, synonyms and similarities: tax on malt, indirectly, rise, death rate
LocationLook inPara E
ExplanationRead this line intensively, “But in the late 17 century,a tax was introduced on malt, the basic ingredient of beer. The poor turned to water and ginand in the 1720s the mortality rate began to rise again.”

This clearly suggests that the introduction of tax on malt led poor people to stop drinking beer and started to drink water and gin, which caused a rise in the mortality rate / death rate.

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