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IELTS Reading Practice 87: Why Risks Can Go Wrong

Human intuition is a bad guide to handling risk A. People make terrible decisions about the future. The evidence is all around, from their investments in...

IELTS Reading Practice 86: The roar of passing vehicles could soon be a thing...

The roar of passing vehicles could soon be a thing of the past A. The noise produced by busy roads is a growing problem. While vehicle...

IELTS Reading Practice 85: The economic importance of coral reefs

 The economic importance of coral reefs A lot of people around the world are dependent, or partly dependent, on coral reefs for their livelihoods. They...

IELTS Reading Practice 84: Acquiring the principles of mathematics and science

Acquiring the principles of mathematics and science AIt has been pointed out that learning mathematics and science is not so much learning facts as learning...

IELTS Reading Practice 83: Anxiety

Anxiety Anxiety is a common experience that can be a useful motivator or even lifesaver in situations that are objectively dangerous. However, when the anxiety...

IELTS Reading Practice 82: Learning lessons from the past

Learning lessons from the past Many past societies collapsed or vanished, leaving behind monumental ruins such as those that the poet Shelley imagined in his...

IELTS Reading Practice 81: Astronaut ice cream, anyone?

Astronaut ice cream, anyone? Breeze-drying is a technique that can help to provide food for astronauts. But it also has other applications nearer home. Freeze-drying is...

IELTS Reading Practice 80: The wild side of town

The wild side of town The countryside is no longer the place to see wildlife, according to Chris Barnes. These days you are more likely...

IELTS Reading Practice 79: Running on empty

Running on empty A revolutionary new theory in sports physiology.  AFor almost a century, scientists have presumed, not unreasonably, that fatigue - or exhaustion in athletes...

IELTS Reading Practice 78: The construction of roads and bridges

The construction of roads and bridges RoadsAlthough there were highway links in Mesopotamia from as early as 3500 bc, the Romans were probably the first...

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