Academic Reading Practice Samples

  • Academic Reading Sample 207

    You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 30-40, which are based on Passage 3 below. 900 YEARS: THE RESTORATIONS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY A. The exhibition in the summer of 1995 illustrated how Westminster Abbey has been transformed over the past nine centuries. Both its structure and its contents have…

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  • Academic Reading Sample 206

    You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 16-29, which are based on Passage 2 below. Road rage all the rage! To many people the term ‘Road Rage’ describes a relatively modern concept of drivers ‘getting worked up due to some incident whilst on the road and resorting to physical…

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  • Academic Reading Sample 205

    You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-15, which are based on Passage 1 below. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet In the past few years, the trend has been away from hybrid tea and floribunda roses towards shrub and species roses. While this change…

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