Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading passage 3 – A Comparative Study of Innovative Practices in Business

A. BÀI ĐỌC A Comparative Study of Innovative Practices in Business Results of interviews with corporate executives and senior innovation officers in four of the largest publicly-traded companies and one government agency in the Chicago-area, provide some insights into how businesses approach innovation. The dictionary defines innovation as ‘the introduction of something new’. Regardless of the type of innovation – whether it be product, process, or service – it results in significant change. This change could be as simple as…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading passage 2 – Biofuels

A. BÀI ĐỌC Biofuels A Soon, we’re told, corn crops will be as valuable as oil. This is because corn and a few other crops are being promoted as the ‘biofuels’ of the future. Biofuel is an umbrella term used to describe all fuels derived from organic matter. The two most common biofuels are bioethanol, which is a substitute for gasoline, and biodiesel. Not only have soaring oil prices made biofuels economically viable for the first time in years, but they…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading passage 1 – Trans Fatty Acids

A. BÀI ĐỌC Trans Fatty Acids A recent editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), written by researchers from the University of Oxford, has called for food labels to list trans fats as well as cholesterol and saturated fat. Trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are a type of unsaturated fatty acid. They occur naturally in small amounts in foods produced from ruminant animals e.g. milk, beef and lamb. However, most of the trans fatty acids in the diet are…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading Passage 3 – Stealth Forces in weight Loss

A. BÀI ĐỌC Stealth Forces in weight Loss The field of weight loss is like the ancient fable about the blind men and the elephant. Each man investigates a different part of the animal and reports back, only to discover their findings are bafflingly incompatible. A.  The various findings by public-health experts, physicians, psychologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and nutritionists are about as similar as an elephant’s tusk is to its tail. Some say obesity is largely predetermined by our genes…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading Passage 2- Ancient Chinese Chariots

A. BÀI ĐỌC Ancient Chinese Chariots A  The Shang Dynasty or Yin Dynasty, according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the second millennium. Archaeological work at the Ruins of Yin (near modern-day Anyang), which has been identified as the last Shang capital, uncovered eleven major Yin royal tombs and the foundations of palaces and ritual sites, containing weapons of war and remains from both animal and human sacrifices. B  The Tomb of Fu Hao is an…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading Passage 1- The Impact of the Potato

A. BÀI ĐỌC The Impact of the Potato Jeff Chapman relates the story of history the most important vegetable A  The potato was first cultivated in South America between three and seven thousand years ago, though scientists believe they may have grown wild in the region as long as 13,000 years ago. The genetic patterns of potato distribution indicate that the potato probably originated in the mountainous west-central region of the continent. B  Early Spanish chroniclers who misused the Indian…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading Passage 3 – The Significant Role of Mother Tongue in Education

A. BÀI ĐỌC The Significant Role of Mother Tongue in Education One consequence of population mobility is an increasing diversity within schools. To illustrate, in the city of Toronto in Canada, 58% of kindergarten pupils come from homes where English is not the usual language of communication. Schools in Europe and North America have experienced this diversity for years, and educational policies and practices vary widely between countries and even within countries. Some political parties and groups search for ways…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading Passage 2 – Corporate Social Responsibility

A. BÀI ĐỌC Corporate Social Responsibility  Broadly speaking, proponents of CSR have used four arguments to make their case: moral obligation, sustainability, license to operate, and reputation. The moral appeal – arguing that companies have a duty to be good citizens and to “do the right thing” – is prominent in the goal of Business for Social Responsibility, the leading nonprofit CSR business association in the United States. It asks that its members “achieve commercial success in ways that honour…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading passage 2 – The Development of Plastics

A. BÀI ĐỌC The Development of Plastics When rubber was first commercially produced in Europe during the nineteenth century, it rapidly became a very important commodity, particularly in the fields of transportation and electricity. However, during the twentieth century a number of new synthetic materials, called plastics, superseded natural rubber in all but a few applications. Rubber is a polymer — a compound containing large molecules that are formed by the bonding of many smaller, simpler units, repeated over and…

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Đề thi & Đáp án IELTS Recent Actual Test – Reading passage 3 – Global warming in New Zealand

A. BÀI ĐỌC Global Warming in New Zealand For many environmentalists, the world seems to be getting warmer. As the nearest country of South Polar Region, New Zealand has maintained an upward trend in its average temperature in the past few years. However, the temperature in New Zealand will go up 4°C in the next century while the polar region will go up more than 6°C. The different pictures of temperature stem from its surrounding ocean which acts like the…

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