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Which paragraph contains the following information? Write the correct letter, A-F, in boxes 14-17 on your answer sheet. 14 a reference to how quickly animal species can die out 15 reasons why it is preferable to study animals in captivity rather than in the wild 16 mention of two ways of learning about animals other than visiting them in zoos 17 reasons why animals in zoos may be healthier than those in the wild Questions 18-22 Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2? In boxes 18-22 on your answer sheet, write if the statement agrees with the information if the statement contradicts the information TRUE FALSE NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this 18 An animal is likely to live longer in a zoo than in the wild. 19 There are some species in zoos which can no longer be found in the wild. 20 Improvements in the quality of TV wildlife documentaries have resulted in increased numbers of zoo visitors. 21 Zoos have always excelled at transmitting information about animals to the public. 22 Studying animals in zoos is less stressful for the animals than studying them in the wild. 88
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Questions 23 and 24 Choose TWO letters, A-E. Write the correct letters in boxes 23 and 24 on your answer sheet. Which TWO of the following are stated about zoo staff in the text? A Some take part in television documentaries about animals. B Some travel to overseas locations to join teams in zoos. C Some get experience with species in the wild before taking up zoo jobs. D Some teach people who are involved with conservation projects. E Some specialise in caring for species which are under threat. Questions 25 and 26 Choose TWO letters, A-E. Write the correct letters in boxes 25 and 26 on your answer sheet. Which TWO of these beliefs about zoos does the writer mention in the text? A They can help children overcome their fears of wild animals. B They can increase public awareness of environmental issues. C They can provide employment for a range of professional people. D They can generate income to support wildlife conservation projects. E They can raise animals which can later be released into the wild. 89
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READING PASSAGE 3 You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 27-40, which are based on Reading Passage 3 below. Chelsea Rochman, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis, has been trying to answer a dismal question: Is everything terrible, or are things just very, very bad? Rochman is a member of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis ’s marine-debris working group, a collection of scientists who study, among other things, the growing problem of marine debris, also known as ocean trash. Plenty of studies have sounded alarm bells about the state of marine debris; in a recent paper published in the journal Ecology , Rochman and her colleagues set out to determine how many of those perceived risks are real.
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