‘Why zoos are good’ Reading Answers Explanation- CAM- 14.

‘Why zoos are good’ Reading Answers Explanation- CAM- 14.

Here are explanations of the Questions of passage named ‘Why zoos are good’, which is from the Cambridge 14 book. The Questions that have been asked are finding information, True/False/Not Given and MCQs’. You will find the locations of the Reading Answers, Keywords(highlighted and underlined) and justifications.

Questions 14-17

Reading Passage 2 has six paragraphs, A-F.

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

Location and Answer: B

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the second line of the paragraph. ‘ Colossal numbers of species are becoming extinct across the world…therefore risk extinction. Here ‘extinct’ and ‘die out’ are synonyms. Moreover, colossal number of species means large number of species.

15    reasons why it is preferable to study animals in captivity rather than in the wild

Location and Answer: E

Explanation: The main keyword ‘captivity’ has been written as ‘zoos’ in the third line of the paragraph. ‘Being able to undertake research on animals in zoos where there is less risk and fewer variables…’Here, ‘there is less risk and fewer variables’ are reasons to study animals in captivity. Thus, the answer is clear.

16    mention of two ways of learning about animals other than visiting them in zoos

Location and Answer: C

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the second line of the paragraph. ‘television documentaries are becoming ever more detailed…history specimens are on display in museums…’Here, ‘television documentaries’ and ‘museums’ are two ways of learning. Thus, the answer is C.

17    reasons why animals in zoos may by healthier than those in the wild

Location and Answer: A

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the second line of the paragraph. ‘Animals in good zoos get a varied and high-quality diet with all the supplements required, and any illnesses they might have will be treated…’ Here, ‘high-quality diet’ and  ‘good treatment’ are the reasons.

Questions 18-22

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage 2?

In boxes 18-22 on you 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

18   An animal is likely to live longer in a zoo than in the wild

Location: A paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the first line of the paragraph. ‘for many species of animals living in zoos or wildlife parks to have a quality of life as high as, or higher than, in the wild…’Here, ‘higher than, in the wild’ means ‘longer in a zoo than…’.

Answer: True

‘Why zoos are good’ Reading Answers Explanation- CAM- 14.

19   There are some species in zoos which can no longer be found in the wild.

Location:  B paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this  question is in the sixth line of the paragraph. ‘A good number of species only exist in captivity, with many of these living in zoos…’Here, ‘only exist in captivity’ means they are no longer be found in the wild. Thus, this question statement is same as the passage statement.

Answer: True

20   Improvements in the quality of TV wildlife documentaries have resulted in increased numbers of zoo visitors.

Location: C paragraph

Explanation: Though the main keywords ‘TV wildlife documentaries’ are there in the second line of the paragraph. But there is no information about the improvement in the quality. Thus, no information available.

Answer: Not Given

21   Zoos have always excelled at transmitting information about animals to the public.

Location: D paragraph

Explanation:  The answer to this  question is in the first line of the paragraph.  ‘there is also the education…directly communicate information…This was an area where zoos used to be lacking…’Here, ‘communicate’ and ‘transmitting’ are synonyms. The question statement contradicts the passage statement. ‘Zoos have excelled’ is opposite to ‘zoos used to be lacking’.

Answer: False

22   Studying animals in zoos is less stressful for the animals than studying them in the wild.

Location: E paragraph

Explanation: The location of the answer is in the first line of the paragraph. Though the writer talks about the role of research in zoos. But there is no information regarding the stress in studying animals. Thus, no information available.

Answer: Not Given

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.

Location: D paragraph

Explanation: The answer to this question is in the last two lines of the paragraph. ‘Many zoos also work directly to educate conservation workers in other countries…Send their animal keepers abroad to contribute their knowledge and skills to those working in zoos and reserves…’Here, ‘abroad’ and ‘overseas’ are synonyms. Moreover, ‘educate conservation’ means ‘teach people’.

Answer: B or D

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.

Location: F paragraph

Explanation: The main keyword is ‘beliefs’  and its reference is there in the second and third line of the paragraph. ‘They are vital not just in terms of protecting animals, but as a means of learning about them to aid those still in the wild, as well as educating and informing the general population about these animals and their world so… need to be more environmentally conscious. Here, ‘general population’ means ‘public’. Moreover, ‘protect animals’ means ‘raise animals’. Thus, this statement makes an answer very clear.

Answer: B or E

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