Bats to the rescue- Reading Answers Explanations

Bats to the rescue- Reading Answers Explanations

Here are explanations of the Questions of passage named ‘Bats to the rescue’ which is from the Cambridge 17 book. The Questions that have been asked are True/False/Not Given and Blanks. 

You will find the Locations of the Reading Answers, Keywords (highlighted and underlined) and justifications

Questions 1-6

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 1?

In boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE               if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE              if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN    if there is no information on this

1   Many Madagascar forests are being destroyed by attacks from insects.

Location: 1st paragraph (3rd line)

Bats to the rescue- Reading Answers Explanations

Explanation: The main keyword of the question is ‘Madagascar’ which is exactly in the passage. The Question statement contradicts the passage statement as it is there as ‘Many Madagascar forests are being destroyed by …insects’ in the question which is opposite to the ‘much of this destruction is fuelled by cultivation…’

Answer: False

2   Loss of habitat has badly affected insectivorous bats in Madagascar.

Location: 1st paragraph

Bats to the rescue- Reading Answers Explanations

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the second last line of the paragraph and the main keywords ‘insectivorous bats’ and ‘loss of habitat’ are as it is in the passage. But the information in the question is opposite to the passage and it is as ‘badly affected’ in the question which is opposite to the ‘bats thriving…’ Here thriving means flourishing.

Answer: False

3   Ricardo Rocha has carried out studies of bats in different parts of the world.

Location: 2nd paragraph

Explanation: Though the main keyword of the question ‘Ricardo Rocha’ is in the first line of the paragraph but no reference is regarding ‘studies of bats in different parts of the world’ thus, no information available.

Answer: Not Given

4   Habitat modification has resulted in indigenous bats in Madagascar becoming useful to farmers.

Location: 4th paragraph

Explanation: The Main keywords ‘indigenous bats’ and ‘habitat modification ‘of the question are in the first line of the 4th paragraph and ‘useful to farmers’ has been paraphrased as ‘country’s rice fields…’Therefore, the question statement is similar to the passage statement.

Answer: True

5   The Malagasy mouse-eared bat is more common than other indigenous bat species in Madagascar.

Location: 4th paragraph

Explanation: Though the main keywords ‘mouse-eared bat and ‘indigenous bat’ are there in the first and second line of the paragraph but there is no reference related to the comparison between two species; thus, no information available.

Answer: Not Given.

6   Bats may feed on paddy swarming caterpillars and grass webworms.

Location: 5th paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the second line of the paragraph. The main keywords ‘paddy swarming caterpillars…’ and ‘grass webworms’ are exactly in the paragraph. Moreover, ‘feed on…’is as ‘preying on’ in the passage.

Answer: True

Bats to the rescue- Reading Answers Explanations

Questions 7-13

Complete the table below.

Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 7-13 on your answer sheet. 

The study carried out by Rocha’s team

Aim

●   to investigate the feeding habits of bats in farmland near the Ranomafana National Park

Method

●   ultrasonic recording to identify favourite feeding spots

●   DNA analysis of bat 7 …………………

Location: 7th paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword ‘DNA analysis’ helps to locate the answer in the last line of the paragraph and it has been as ‘DNA broadcasting…to analyse…’Thus, makes it very clear to find the answer.

Answer: Dropping

●   the bats

–  were most active in rice fields located on hills

–  ate pests of rice, 8 …………………, sugarcane, nuts and fruit

Location: 8th paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the last line of the paragraph. The main keyword ‘ate…’in the question is as ‘consuming…’in the passage. ‘Pests of rice…’ has been in the passage as ‘rice farming….pests of other crops…’, Moreover, it has been in the passage ‘black twig borer (which infests coffee plants)…’

Answer: Coffee

–  prevent the spread of disease by eating 9 ………………… and blackflies

Location: Last line of the 10th paragraph

Explanation: Firstly, the main keyword ‘spread of disease…’ has been as ‘spread river blindness. Here river blindness is a disease. Secondly, ‘eating…and blackflies’ has been written as ‘feed ….as well as blackflies…

Answer: Mosquitoes

●   local attitudes to bats are mixed:

– they provide food rich in 10 …………………

Location: 11th paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the first line of the paragraph. The main keywords ‘local attitudes’ has been visible as ‘local people’ in the paragraph. Furthermore, ‘ provide food rich in…’has been paraphrased as ‘become a crucial source of…’Thus the correct answer is ‘protein’

Answer: Protein

Findings

  – the buildings where they roost become 11 …………………

Location:11th paragraph

Explanation: The main keywords ‘roost’ and ‘buildings’ helps to locate the answer in the third line of the paragraph and these words has been written as ‘roost in buildings…’Moreover, ‘become…’in the question is visible as ‘make them…’in the passage. Thus, the answer is ‘unclean’

Answer: Unclean

– They play an important role in local 12 …………………

Location: 11th paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the middle line of the paragraph.The line starts as ‘At the same time…..’ and ‘play an important role…’ has been written as ‘very significant in…’which makes the answer very clear.

Answer: Culture

Recommendation

●   farmers should provide special 13 ………………… to support the bat population

Location: Last line of the 11th paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword ‘farmers’ has been written exactly in the passage. ‘Provide’ has been paraphrased as ‘installing…’ in the last line. ‘Support’ has been as ‘beneficial’ in the paragraph.

Answer: Houses

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