The Young Person’s Railcard

 

  GENERAL TRAINING READING TEST B   BOOK CAMBRIDGE IELTS 9 ANSWER KEY
 
SECTION 1  
 
1 full-time education 19 (job) interviews
2 (officially) stamped 20 (workforce/workplace) Diversity
3 minimum fares 21 compliment
4 signature 22 sentence
5 anybody else 23 story
6 purchase facilities 24 props
7 full fare/rate 25 time
8 25 per cent% 26 game
9 Sales Department 27 confidence
10 15 per  cent%  
11 10 per cent%   SECTION 3
12 same day returns  
    28 A
13 IN EITHER ORDER; BOTH REQUIRED 29 D
  FOR ONE MARK 30 B
  Dates 31 commercial
  Times 32 miniature
14 2 minutes 33 wings
  34 300 kph
  SECTION 2 35 skydiver
  36 D
15 trade certificates 37 A
16 (formal) education 38 D
17 salary (level) 39 C
18 apprenticeship (training) 40 B

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General training Reading and Writing Test B

SECTION 1           Questions 1-14

Read the text below and answer Questions 1-7.

The Young Person’s Railcard

A Young Person’s Railcard gives young people the opportunity to purchase discounted rail tickets across Britain. Just imagine where it could take you – to festivals, to see distant friends or to London for a weekend break.

Who can apply?

Absolutely anybody between 16 and 25 can apply. You will need to provide proof that you are under 26 years of age. For this, only your birth certificate, driving licence, passport or medical card will be acceptable. Alternatively, if you are a mature student over this age but in full-time education, you can also apply. In order to prove your eligibility, you will need to get your head teacher, tutor, or head of department to sign the application form as well  as one of your photos, the latter also needing to be officially stamped. ‘Full-time education, is defined as over 15 hours per week for at least 20 weeks a year.

Then go along to any major railway station, rail-appointed travel agent or authorised student travel office with your completed application form from this leaflet, together with 28, two passport-sized photos and proof of eligibility.

Using your railcard

You can use it at any time – weekends, Bank Holidays or during the week. But if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) minimum fares will apply. For details of these, please ask at your local station or contact a rail appointed travel agent.

Conditions

In cases where a railcard does not bear the user’s signature, it will be treated as invalid. Neither your railcard nor any tickets bought with it may be used by anybody else. Unless there are no purchase facilities available at the station where you began your journey, you will be required to pay the full fare if you are unable to produce a valid ticket for inspection during a journey.

Reduced rate tickets are not available for first-class travel or for Eurostar links to France and Belgium. Passengers will be charged the full rate if they want to use these services.

 

Questions 1-7

Complete the sentences below

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.

1.Railcard applications over 25 need to be involved in ………

2. For mature, full-time students, one of the photographs submitted must be signed and ………..

3. At cerain times of time of the year, there are no …. For railcard holders at any time of day.

4. If your railcard doesn’t have you’re …. It will be impossible to use it for travel.

5. The benefits of a railcard are not transferable to ……

6. If you have no ticket but boarded a train at a station without any … you will still be eligible for a discounted ticket.

7. If railcard holders wish to use the Eurostar network they must pay the ….

 

TRAIN TRAVEL INFORMATION

We offer several distinct options for you to choose the ticket that suits you best.

TICKET TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES
Standard returns 20% return within 60 days of outward trip
Same day returns 25% ticket cannot be altered or refunded
Children 40% children between 4 and 11
Students 25% student card must be shown
Senior citizens 25% seniors card must be shown
Groups (10-25 people) 15% discount on each section of the trip
Globe-trotter tickets According to ticket Railpass, Tourist Card, Econopass

 

*Only one discount may apply to each fare.

CHANGES AND REFUNDS

Tickets may be refunded not later than 5 minutes before the departure of the train for a charge of 15% of the ticket price, or the journey may be changed to another day for a charge of 10% of the ticket price. (Not applicable to same day returns.)

 

CHANGES FOR SAME DAY TRAVEL

You may change your ticket once without charge for a journey on the same day as the original ticket.

 

INFORMATION OF INTEREST TO TRAVELLERS

  1. When you buy your ticket it is up to you to check that the dates and times of the journey on it are exactly as you requested.
  2. Ticket control and access to each train platform will be open until 2 minutes before departure of the train.
  3. Each traveller may take one suitcase and one item of hand luggage. You may also check in 15kgs. Of luggage not later than 30 minutes before departure, at no extra charge.
  4. If you would like to charter a train, or make reservations for over 25 passengers travelling together, call the Sales Department.

 

OUR TIMETABLE IS GUARANTEED

If the arrival of your train at your destination is delayed by more than 5 minutes according to the timetable, we will refund the full price of your ticket if the delay is caused by our company

 

Questions 8-14

Complete the summary below.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet.

 

An elderly person who is also studying full-time receives a concession of 8 …………. Large groups people who want to reserve seats should get in touch with the 9 …….. . If travellers cancel their trip, they will usually receive back the ticket price less 10 ……….. , or they may change the date of their trip by paying 11 ……….. of the original value. These concessions do not apply in the case of 12 ……. It is the passenger’s responsibility to make sure the 13 ……….  And ………..  are correct.

 

Travellers should ensure they are ready to board the train with at least 14 ………… to spare. They may take a suitcase with them in the carriage as well as hand luggage. A traveller may check in 15 kilos maximum weight of luggage but this must be done at least 30 minutes before the train leaves.

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