Reading Comprehension Answers

August 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Posted in !TOEIC | Leave a comment

Click the link below to see the answers for pictures 2-9 from Reading Comprehension with Pictures posted on August 13, 2009

Please remember that it’s OK to make mistakes. The purpose of practice exercises to become more familiar with English, not to memorize it all at once. So don’t stress out; just keep practicing.

Oh, and leave a comment if you see anything that you think is a spelling mistake. Thanks!

(2) Bridge

(a) This bridge is for training. Wrong Word – This bridge is for trains.

(b) This bridge is used to cross a river. Maybe? – It might be used to cross a dry ravine.

(c) Only trains can cross this bridge. False – Look closely at the bottom right hand side of the picture.

(d) The rails on the ground run parrallel to each other Correct

(3) Hot Rod

(a) The hubcap of one of the wheels is refracting an image of another car. Wrong Word – It is reflecting the image, not refracting it.

(b) This car is used for racing. Maybe?

(c) There is a lot of chrome on this car. Correct – I think that the amount of chrome qualifies as ‘a lot’.

(d) We can see both sides of both front tires. False – We can see the left side of one tire and the right side of the other.

(4) Crumbs at the Fountain Of Neptune

(a) The woman in this picture is feeding crumbs to the birds. Maybe?

(b) The road is made of cobblestone Correct – Cobblestone is also sometimes called paving stone

(c) The woman is standing on the steps. False – The woman is in front of the steps.

(d) The birds are picking up crumbs with their mouths. Wrong Word – A bird’s mouth is called a beak.

(5) Dave Bielanko – Marah

(a) You can’t really see them all, but if it is a standard guitar, there must be six wires. Wrong Word – Even though they are made of metal, they are called guitar strings.

(b) He is clean-shaven. Correct – ‘Clean-shaven’ means that he has shaved recently and he has no beard.

(c) He is wearing pants. Probably – but we don’t know for sure.

(d) His shirt has vertical stripes. False / Wrong Word – His shirt has horizontal stripes.

(6) Beijing Airport Terminal 3

(a) From this angel, you can see a lot of people Wrong Word – From this angle, you can see a lot of people.

(b) The windows let in a lot of light. Correct

(c) All of the people have luggage. False – Only some of them do.

(d) The roofs are supported by pillars. Wrong Word – The roofs is supported by pillars.

(7) no title

(a) One black bird is birched on the wall almost in the center of the picture. Wrong Word – When a bird sits on something, they perch on it. The noun form of the word is also perch

(b) Another black bird is on a lodge further down. Wrong Word – That bird is on a ledge.

(c) This building is abandoned. Maybe?

(d) This building has an unusual facade Correct – Well, I think it’s interesting.

(8) Calling you who needs a Cell Phone

(a) The boy is straining up to reach the dial. Wrong Word – The boy is stretching up to reach the dial.

(b) The telephone is very old-fashioned. Correct – Something that is old-fashioned has a style that used to be common, but isn’t any more.

(c) There is a light ball near the top of the picture. Wrong Word – It’s a light bulb.

(d) This is a picture of a boy in a phone box. Wrong Word – He is in a phone booth.

(9) Schloss Hof

(a) The fence wood keep the animal from getting away. Wrong WordWould, not wood

(b) Other animals are grassing in the background. Wrong Word – They are grazing.

(c) The animal is costing a shadow onto the fence. Wrong Word – It is casting a shadow. (making a shadow)

(d) This animal is a quadruped. Correct – A quadruped is an animal that walks on four limbs.

(10) Medioeval

(a) This corridor is part of a castle. Maybe?

(b) There are many columns in this corridor. Corrrect

(c) Even though the corridor looks old, the runway on the ground is made of modern materials. Wrong Wordwalkway – A runway is where planes land and take off.

(d) This corridor has a medieval pattern. Wrong Word – ‘Medieval’ refers to a style of architecture, not a pattern.

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