Test IELTS

Bài luyện thi tổng hợp IELTS Reading – Bài 02

27 Tháng Mười Hai, 2022 | 296 lượt xem

Tổng hợp các đề luyện thi IELTS Reading sát thực đề thi chính thức sẽ là nguồn tài liệu ôn luyện hiệu quả nếu bạn đang cần cải thiện kỹ năng Đọc của mình. IELTS Reading là kỹ năng bạn hoàn toàn có thể nâng cấp nhanh chóng chỉ cần chăm chỉ ôn tập và thực hành trên những bài luyện thi dưới đây !

đề bài luyện thi IELTS Reading

Bài luyện Reading 02 bổ trợ kỹ năng Đọc trong kỳ thi IELTS hiệu quả

You should spend no more than 20 minutes on Questions 27-40 which are based on Reading Passage 2 below.

Visual Symbols and the Blind

Part 1

From a number of recent studies, it has become clear that blind people can appreciate the use of outlines and perspectives to describe the arrangement of objects and other surfaces in space.

But pictures are more than literal representations. This fact was drawn to my attention dramatically when a blind woman in one of my investigations decided on her own initiative to draw a wheel as it was spinning. To show this motion, she traced a curve inside the circle (Fig. 1). I was taken aback, lines of motion, such as the one she used, are a very recent invention in the history of illustration. Indeed, as art scholar David Kunzle notes, Wilhelm Busch, a trend-setting nineteenth-century cartoonist, used virtually no motion lines in his popular figure until about 1877.

Xem thêm các bài luyện thi tổng hợp IELTS Reading khác : tại đây

When I asked several other blind study subjects to draw a spinning wheel, one particularly clever rendition appeared repeatedly: several subjects showed the wheel’s spokes as curves lines. When asked about these curves, they all described them as metaphorical ways of suggesting motion. Majority rule would argue that this device somehow indicated motion very well. But was it a better indicator than, say, broken or wavy lines-or any other kind of line, for that matter? The answer was not clear. So I decided to test whether various lines of motion were apt ways of showing movement or if they were merely idiosyncratic marks. Moreover, I wanted to discover whether there were differences in how the blind and the sighted interpreted lines of motion.

To search out these answers, I created raised-line drawings of five different wheels, depicting spokes with lines that curved, bent, waved, dashed and extended beyond the perimeters of the wheel. I then asked eighteen blind volunteers to feel the wheels and assign one of the following motions to each wheel: wobbling, spinning fast, spinning steadily, jerking or braking. My control group consisted of eighteen sighted undergraduates from the University of Toronto.

Xem thêm các bài luyện thi tổng hợp IELTS Listening khác : tại đây
 Words associated                 

with circle/square                      

SOFT-HARD                                        

MOTHER-FATHER                                

HAPPY-SAD                                          

GOOD-EVIL                                           

LOVE-HATE                                           

ALIVE-DEAD                                          

BRIGHT-DARK                                      

LIGHT-HEAVY                                        

WARM-COLD                                        

SUMMER-WINTER                               

WEAK-STRONG                                   

FAST-SLOW                                          

CAT-DOG                                               

SPRING-FALL                                       

QUIET-LOUD                                         

WALKING-STANDING                          

ODD-EVEN                                            

FAR-NEAR                                             

PLANT-ANIMAL                                   

DEEP-SHALLOW                               

Agreement among

subjects(%)

100

94

94

89

89

87

87

85

81

81

79

79

74

74

62

62

57

53

53

51

 

All but one of the blind subjects assigned distinctive motions to each wheel. Most guessed that the curved spokes indicated that the wheel was spinning steadily; the wavy spokes, they thought; suggested that the wheel was wobbling; and the bent spokes were taken as a sign that the wheel was jerking. Subjects assumed that spokes extending beyond the wheel’s perimeter signified that the wheel had its brakes on and that dashed spokes indicated the wheel was spinning quickly.  

In addition, the favored description for the sighted was favored description for the blind in every instance. What is more, the consensus among the sighted was barely higher than that among the blind. Because motion devices are unfamiliar to the blind, the task I gave them involved some problem solving. Evidently, however, the blind not only figured out meaning for each of motion, but as a group they generally came up with the same meaning at least as frequently as did sighted subjects.

Part 2   

We have found that the blind understand other kinds of visual metaphors as well. One blind woman drew a picture of a child inside a heart-choosing that symbol, she said, to show that love surrounded the child. With Chang Hong Liu, a doctoral student from china, I have begun exploring how well blind people understand the symbolism behind shapes such as hearts that do not directly represent their meaning.

We gave a list of twenty pairs of words to sighted subjects and asked them to pick from each pair the term that best related to a circle and the term that best related to assure. For example, we asked: what goes with soft? A circle or a square? Which shapes goes with hard?

All our subjects deemed the circle soft and the square hard. A full 94% ascribed happy to the circle, instead of sad. But other pairs revealed less agreement: 79% matched fast to slow and weak to strong, respectively. And only 51% linked deep to circle and shallow to square. (see Fig. 2) When we tested four totally blind volunteers using the same list, we found that their choices closely resembled those made by he sighted subjects. One man, who had been blind since birth, scored extemely well. He made only one match differing from the consensus, assigning ‘far’ to square and ‘near’ to circle. In fact, only a small majority of sighted subjects-53%- had paired far and near to the opposite partners. Thus we concluded that the blind interpret abstract shapes as sighted people do.       

Xem thêm các bài luyện thi tổng hợp IELTS Speaking khác : tại đây

Questions :
Choose the correct letter, A, B,C or D.
Write your answers in boxes 27 –29 on your answer sheet.

27 In the first paragraph the writer makes the point that blind people
              A.      may be interested in studying art.
              B.      can draw outlines of different objects and surfaces.
              C.      can recognize conventions such as perspective.
              D.      can draw accurately.

28 The writer was surprised because the blind woman
             A.       drew a circle on her own initiative.
             B.       did not understand what a wheel looked like.
             C.       included a symbol representing movement.
             D.       was the first person to use lines of motion.

29 From the experiment described in Part 1,the writer found that the blind subjects
            A.       had good understanding of symbols representing movement.
            B.       could control the movement of wheels very accurately.
            C.       worked together well as a group in solving problems.
            D.       got better results than the sighted undergraduates.

Questions 30 –32
Look at the following diagrams (Questions 30 –32), and the list of types of movement below. Match each diagram to the type of movement A–E generally assigned to it in the experiment. Choose the correct letter A–E and write them in boxes30–32 on your answer sheet.

A    steady spinning

B    jerky movement

C    rapid spinning

D    wobbling movement

E    use of brakes

Xem thêm các bài luyện thi tổng hợp IELTS Writing khác : tại đây

Questions 33 –39

Complete the summary below using words from the box. Write your answers in boxes 33 –39 on your answer sheet. NB You may use any word more than once.

In the experiment described in Part 2, a set of word 33…….…… was used to investigate whether blind and sighted people perceived the symbolism in abstract 34.….……… in the same way. Subjects were asked which word fitted best with a circle and which with a square. From the 35………… volunteers, everyone thought a circle fitted ‘soft ’while a square fitted ‘hard’. However, only 51% of the 36…….…… volunteers assigned a circle to 37…..…… .When the test was later repeated with 38………… volunteers, it was found that they made 39………… choices..

associations     blind         deep        hard      hundred       identical    pairs       shapes

Sighted               similar     shallow   soft      words

Question 40

Choose the correct letter, A , B , C or D. Write your answer in box 40 on your answer sheet.

Which of the following statements best summarizes the writer ’s general conclusion?
        A    The blind represent some aspects of reality differently from sighted people.
        B    The blind comprehend visual metaphors in similar ways to sighted people.
        C    The blind may create unusual and effective symbols to represent reality.
        D    The blind may be successful artists if given the right training.

Answer:
27. C    28. C    29. A    30. use of breaks    31. rapid spinning    32. steady spinning    33. pairs    34. shapes    35. sighted    36. sighted    37. deep    38. blind    39. similar    40. B

0 0 đánh giá
Đánh giá bài viết
Theo dõi
Thông báo của
guest
0 Góp ý
Phản hồi nội tuyến
Xem tất cả bình luận

Khóa học nổi bật

Đảm bảo đầu ra IELTS 5.0 +. Tiếp tục bổ sung từ vựng tiếng Anh học thuật qua 5 chủ đề lớn, nâng cao ngữ pháp với 7 chủ điểm quan trọng và thành thạo phương pháp học IELTS từng kỹ năng
Danh mụcMục tiêuĐối tượngNỘI DUNG CHI TIẾT Mục tiêu Đối tượng NỘI DUNG CHI TIẾT Từ vựng Tăng tối thiểu 1.000 gốc từ vựng nâng cao với các chủ đề mở rộng như: – Công sở,– Du lịch,– Xã hội,– Giao thông,– Văn hoá.Mỗi Unit trong giáo trình đều có một bảng từ mới theo chủ đề, […]
Đảm bảo đầu ra IELTS 7.5+. Khóa học được thiết kế đặc biệt với các giáo trình nâng cao chuyên sâu nhằm cải thiện tối đa band điểm của toàn bộ các kỹ năng Nghe, Nói, Đọc, Viết. Cung cấp toàn bộ các chiến thuật hiệu quả về Từ vựng, Ngữ pháp tốc độ làm bài và sự tự tin để bứt phá.
Đảm bào đầu ra TOEIC 600+. Cung cấp những chiến lược để xử lý từng loại câu hỏi theo từng chủ đề. Hoàn chỉnh hệ thống Âm (Phát âm, Trọng âm, Ngữ điệu, Nối âm) để ứng dụng vào kỹ năng Nghe và mở rộng thêm 2.000 gốc từ vựng chuyên ngành chắc chắn sẽ gặp trong bài thi TOEIC, đảm bảo Nghe hiểu tối thiểu 70% nội dung mỗi đoạn hội thoại với giọng bản ngữ. Thành thạo vận dụng Skimming và Scanning trong bài đọc nhằm hiểu trọn vẹn các chi tiết của bài đọc

ĐĂNG KÝ NHẬN TIN

    Đăng ký email để nhận bản tin IELTS mới nhất của chúng tôi. Xin cám ơn !
    Đăng ký nhận tin và tài liệu miễn phí