Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens & City Park and Ride

Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens & City Park and Ride

Cambridge 11 Test-3, Section-1, Passage-1, General Training (GT) Question 01-06. 

Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens & City Park and Ride


Read the text below and answer Questions 1–6.

Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens

  1. Climb up to the walkway among the trees, 18 metres above the ground, for a spectacular experience. Feel as tall as the trees and enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the gardens.

    B.   The Nash Conservatory displays stunning images from leading wildlife photographer Heather Angel. Each photograph explores the wealth of biodiversity at Kew Gardens, from foxes to birds, tiny insects to towering trees.

    C.   A world of pollination comes to life in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Find yourself in a tropical environment whilst walking through clouds of colourful butterflies as they fly around the Conservatory! Come face-to-face with gigantic sculptures of insects, birds and bats, which will help tell the fascinating stories of how they interact with plants (Question no: 06, Answer: C).

  2. An extraordinary sound installation created by Chris Watson. On the hour throughout the day, the Palm House is filled with the sound of the dawn and dusk choruses of birds that live in the Central and South American rainforests (Question no: 05, Answer: D).

    E.   Come and see the fantastic outdoor exhibition of garden, wildlife and botanical photography. Walk amongst enlarged photographs and admire the wonderful garden photos – all taken by children aged 16 and under from all round the country. If you are in this age category and fancy yourself as a photographer, then you can enter for the next show! (Question no: 03, Answer: E)

  3. Young explorers can discover the new children’s outdoor play area, shaped like a plant, in Kew’s magical Conservation Area. As you journey through this interactive landscape, discover the functions of every part of a plant (Question no: 01, Answer: F). Tunnel through giant roots, get lost among the leaves and hide amongst the large fungi, whilst solving puzzles along the way!

    G.   What is biodiversity all about? Did you know that every breath we take and every move we make depends on plants? (Question no: 04, Answer: G) Take a guided tour to discover what biodiversity means and why it matters so much.

    H.   Visit our exciting and colourful exhibition of South American botanical paintings, which brings the continent’s exotic and lush plants to life in works from two hundred years ago and from this century (Question no: 02, Answer: H).

Questions 1-6

The text has eight sections, A-H.

Which sections contain the following information?

Write the correct letter, A-H, in boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet.

1. learning what all the different sections of a plant do
2. seeing art showing plants from a different part of the world
3. the possibility of having your work exhibited
4. learning about why human beings need plants
5. something that happens daily at the same times
6. learning about the relationship between various creatures, insects and plants



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Summer activities at London’s Kew Gardens & City Park and Ride