You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on the Reading Passage below.
Classify the following characteristics as belonging to
A the giant panda
B the spectacled bear
C both the giant panda and the spectacled bear
Write the correct letter A, B or C next to Questions 1-8 below.
1 an extra thumb on each paw
2 a tendency to sleep in trees
3 their species originated 18 million years ago
4 the ability to adjust to different environments
5 the use of noises to socialize with each other
6 the ability to climb trees
7 the eating of meat
8 a similarity to a type of raccoon
Complete the sentences with words taken from the passage. Use NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Write your answers in spaces 9-13 below.
9 The panda's digestive system is that of a .
10 The giant panda must eat constantly because it can only a small amount of bamboo.
11 In winter, giant pandas cannot because of their feeding habits.
12 Spectacled bears build to help reach their food.
13 Giant pandas may use their to threaten other pandas.
1 A 2 B 3 C 4B 5A 6 C 7 C 8A
9 carnivore 10 digest 11 hibernate
12 (tree) nests / platforms / a (tree) nest/a platform
13 eye patches