You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on the Reading Passage below.
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write your answers next to Questions 1-3 below.
1 The flowers of the cacao plant appear
A at the end of its top branches.
B along all of its branches.
C mainly on its trunk.
D close to its leaves.
Africa, banana trees are planted with the cacao plants in order to
A replace the largest trees.
B protect the new plants.
C provide an extra crop.
D help improve soil quality.
3 In paragraph H, what is the writer referring to when he says 'the ripples would be felt the world over'?
A the impact a collapse in chocolate production could have on other industries
B the possibility of disease spreading to other crops
C the effects of the economy on world chocolate growers
D the link between Brazilian growers and African growers
The Reading Passage has nine paragraphs labelled A-I. Which paragraph contains the following. Information?
Write the correct letter A-I next to Questions 4-9 below.
4 a list of the cacao growing areas
5 an example of how disease has affected one cacao growing region
6 details of an ancient chocolate drink
7 a brief summary of how the chocolate industry has changed in modern times
8 the typical lifespan and crop size of a cacao plantation
9 a reference to the scientific identification of the cacao plant
Complete the notes below.
Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer. Write your answers in spaces 10-13 below.
Ways of dealing with the plant's problems
· Need to find plants which are not affected by 10__________. .
· Chocolate producers need to work directly with farmers instead of 11 __________..
· Need to encourage farmers to use 12 __________. methods to grow cacao plants
· Make sure farmers receive some of the 13 __________. made by the chocolate industry
Answer: 1 C 2B 3A 4E 5H 6 C 7D 8 F 9C
10 disease 11 (local) middlemen 12 sustainable 13 profits