Reading Comprehension ( Academic ) for Ielts

İNGİLİZCE OKUMA PARÇASI

1 –İngilizce Öğretmeni ( Bireysel – Kişiye Özel – İngilizce Öğretmeni )
2 –
İngilizce Öğretmeni ( 4 kişilik gruplara  – İngilizce Öğretmeni )

Visit Angkor Wat

Siem Reap is a small town intimate the world famous temple of Angkor Wat. The town is charming and worth exploring, with some fine examples of Khmer and French colonial architecture set among the more modern developments. Nowadays, visitors are flocking in, using it as a base for visits to the nearby temples.

A Carved City

From the 9th to the 14th centuries, when Europe was still struggling out of the Dark Ages, the Cambodian Empire of Angkor covered most of present-day Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. The heart of this empire during the 12th century was the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, near present day Siem Reap, the site of the world’s largest temple complexes, which were rediscovered in 1861.This spectacular city was constructed over 30 years under the reign of King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). The region covers about 400 square kilometres and is full of the finest examples of Khmer art and architecture. Tourists are always amazed at the scale of the place.

In Angkor Wat you will find more than 100 stone monuments and temple buildings, each of which contains countless statues, sculptures and reliefs that have weathered extremely little over the last 800 years. To see the whole thing can take several days. The most significant temples to visit in the area are Angkor Wat, especially at sunrise or sunset; Angkor Thom, the remains of the capital; Ta Prohm, a palace overgrown by jungle; and Bayon.

Getting a visa

Visas are needed to enter Cambodia. You can obtain one on arrival at Siem Reap International Airport for $20, and  passport photo is required per person. You will also need another passport photo for the Angkor Temple Entrance Pass. Please make sure you take comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and plenty of water to drink as it is very hot there. The most commonly accepted currency in Cambodia is the US dollar.

Questions

Q1 – Most people visit Siem Reap owing to the temples in the area.

True   False

Q2 – In the 9th to the 14th centuries, Europe was more advanced than Cambodia.

True   False

Q3 – Angkor Wat was the capital of the Cambodian empire.

True   False

Q4 – It took many decades to build the capital.

True   False

Q5 – The stonework of Angkor Wat is in poor condition today.

True   False

Q6 – It’ll take a couple of days to see everything.

True   False

Q7 – Dawn and dusk are particularly good times to visit Angkor Wat.

True   False

Q8 – You must get a visa before flying to Siem Reap.

True   False

Q9 – You will need a couple of passport photos.

True   False

Q10 – The US dollar is widely accepted in Cambodia.

True   False

 CORRECT ANSWERS

1:  False
2: In the 9th to the 14th centuries, Europe was more advanced than Cambodia.
3: Angkor Wat was the capital of the Cambodian empire.
4: It took many decades to build the capital.
5: The stonework of Angkor Wat is in poor condition today.
6: It’ll take a couple of days to see everything.
7:  False

8: You must get a visa before flying to Siem Reap.
9:  False
10: False

Reading Comprehension ( Academic ) for Ielts

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