IELTS READING S22ACT1 The Cork Oak Tree (Quercus suber) Q1 Cork – the thick bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber) – is a remarkable material. It is tough, elastic, buoyant, and fire-resistant, and suitable for a wide range of purposes. It has also been used for millennia: the ancient Egyptians sealed their sarcophagi (stone […]
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IELTS READING Why zoos are good Scientist David Hone makes the case for zoos A. In my view, Q18 it is perfectly possible 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. Q17 Animals in good zoos get a varied […]
IELTS READING Chelsea Rochman, Chelsea Rochman, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis, has been trying to answer a dismal question: Is everything terrible, or are things just very, very bad? Rochman is a member of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis’s marine-debris working group, Attempt full reading test…
reading IELTS READING S21ACT1 The Secret Of Staying Young Pheidole dentata, a native ant of the south-eastern U.S., isn’t immortal. But scientists have found that it doesn’t seem to show any signs of aging. Old worker ants can do everything just as well as the youngsters, and their brains appear just as sharp. ‘We get […]