Cleaning up The Thames ielts reading sample

Reading practice test 12 Cleaning up The Thames ielts reading sample

Cleaning up The Thames The River Thames, which was biologically “dead” as recently as the 1960s, is now the cleanest metropolitan river in the world, according to the Thames Water Company. The company says that thanks to major investment in better sewage treatment in London and the Thames Valley, the river that flows through the …

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THE STORY OF COFFEE ielts reading sample

Reading practice test 11 THE STORY OF COFFEE ielts reading sample

                                                                  THE STORY OF COFFEE A Coffee was first discovered in Eastern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats acting unusually friskily after eating berries from a bush. Curious about this phenomenon, Kaldi tried eating the …

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Reading practice test 10 Contaminating the Arctic ielts reading sample

                                       Contaminating the Arctic Our perception of the Arctic region is that its distance from industrial centers keeps it pristine and clear from the impact of pollution. However, through a process known as transboundary pollution, the Arctic is the recipient of contaminants whose sources are thousands of miles away. Large quantities of pollutants pour into …

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DIABETES ielts reading sample with answers

Reading practice test 9 DIABETES ielts reading sample with answers

DIABETES Here are some facts that you probably didn’t know about diabetes. It is the world’s fastest growing disease. It is Australia’s 6th leading cause of death. Over 1 million Australians have it though 50% of those are as yet unaware. Every 10 minutes someone is diagnosed with diabetes. So much for the facts but …

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ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS IN OREGON ielts reading sample

ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS IN OREGON ielts reading sample

ALTERNATIVE FARMING METHODS IN OREGON Onion growers in eastern Oregon are adopting a system that saves water and keeps topsoil in place, while producing the highest quality “super colossal” onions. Pear growers in southern Oregon have reduced their use of some of the most toxic pesticides by up to two-thirds, and are still producing top-quality …

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