T, F NG Confusion

by Arpana
(Mumbai)

If a statement in the passage says:

"You need to be fully knowledgeable about the latest forensic sciences and technologies used to track criminals,"

And if the corresponding question for 'True, False, Not given' is

"You need to have some knowledge of technology while looking for culprits",

Would the answer be True, False or Not given?

Kindly guide me as according to me answer should be false, because some knowledge and full knowledge are different aspects.

The answer given is True in the IDP book which according to me is incorrect.

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Feb 04, 2018
T, F NG Confusion
by: IELTS buddy

Firstly I have to say that really to give advice on reading questions and answers I really need to see the whole reading or whole paragraph it refers to. As I can't know for sure if you have picked the right line where the answer is, or there could be other information to add to it.

But if you are right and that is the relevant part then I'd agree with you that I would also say 'False' as 'some' is not the same as 'fully knowledgeable'.

So maybe it is a mistake in the book, but as I say I'd really like to see the whole reading to check.

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Confusion over some true false not given questions

by P

Question regarding READING part.

IELTS 7
Page 119:

In text: The management reserves the right to refuse admittance.

Question (True/False/Not Given): The owners of the campsite may not allow you to camp there.

My Answer: Not Given (or False). The owners may be in the management, but that's a different thing. The management has the right to refuse camping. So either it is not given (no word about the owners) or false (management!=owners). But the answer is...

Answer from book: True


IELTS 5
Page 105:

In text (heading): YOU CAN TAKE UP THIS OPPORTUNITY IF YOU ARE:

- a full-time student at an Australian university or TAFE college
- presently enrolled, or finishing this year, or you have deferred a year of study
- over 18 years old by November in the academic year in which you apply to InterExchange
- enthusiastic about the experience of a lifetime...

Question (True/False/Not Given): There is an upper age limit for applicants.

My Answer: False. It is stated clearly: YOU CAN TAKE UP THIS OPPORTUNITY IF YOU ARE... and there is >18years old limit.

Answer from book: Not Given.

So, what's the reasoning behind the reading tests? The upper case tells you look for synonyms, don't treat everything strictly. The lower says otherwise...

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Feb 15, 2016
IELTS True false not given
by: IELTS buddy

1) I would have marked this one as 'true'. I think owners are being used a synonym for management. Even if you do not think they are necessarily the same, if the management can refuse access, the owners must be able to too.

2) I can see why you may want to put false. The reasoning would be though that even though students must be over 18, it doesn't specify if there is an upper limit on this, so it is not given.

Feb 25, 2016
IELTS 7 _ Academic R. Test 1_Pass 1
by: JLee

Question 1: It is generally believed that large numbers of people needed to build the pyramids.

T/F/NG?

In the Passage: "The conventional picture is that tens of thousands of slaves dragged stones on sledges. But there is no evidence to back this up".

Official Ans: True
My Ans: Not given

I think in the paragraph they just mentioned that there is a picture which many people were needed to build the pyramids. And there is no evidence to confirm that there were actually many people built the pyramids. But there is a conventional picture like that doesn't mean people generally believed what are shown in the picture @@.

That's why I think this should be Not given information. Can anybody explain what's wrong with my reasoning? why this answer is correct?

Thank you very much!

Best,

JLee

Feb 27, 2016
IELTS 7 _ Academic R. Test 1_Pass 1
by: IELTS buddy

Hi JLee,

Actually 'generally believed' is what is thought to be true by most people and 'conventional picture' actually means the same thing.

This is a dictionary definition of 'conventional':

based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed

So it would be true.

Jan 31, 2017
ielts reading
by: sushant acharya

There's also the synonyms of refuse (i.e not allow)
therefore, it must be true..

Sep 16, 2017
True false not given
by: Mandeep

I have confusion in one question which is given below
There is an upper age limit for applicants

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Confusing T/F/NG IELTS Question

by Kaveh

Hi everyone

I'm confused with this T/F/N test from barron's IELTS practice exams book.

Visiting the Farm

Visitors are free to tour the farm on their own. Maps are available at the information desk in the Main Building. Guided tours are included in the cost of admission. Tours leave from the Main Building front entrance at 10:30 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. daily.

Q) Visitors must pay to visit the farm.

Ans) True. "Guided tours are included in the cost of admission."


Can someone explain why?

I think the correct answer is false.

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Aug 20, 2018
Confusing T/F/NG IELTS Question
by: IELTS buddy

No it says here: "Guided tours are included in the cost of admission."

That part is telling you that people had to pay to get in. They get a free guided tour with it, but they still had to pay admission to get to see the zoo.

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