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# Far from being fixed on Earth, scientists now know that Aust

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30 May 2011, 20:37
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I also scored about 6:32! Just start speed reading the economist. Try to do it actively... By the way, I find your nick really questionable. How do you come to this nick?

Wow..that's incredible!! What strategy you are employing?

My "nick"..lol...basically at first I was strategyless then I tried few strategies(including the very famous Rhyme's strategy on this forum) and picked up the one that's benefitting me the most.
My strategy is simple, I read every para and paraphrase. Also, marking the details with references to line numbers just to create a map of what is where, I'm bad at remembering everything at once in the mind so it is helpful.

I would want to break my timings between 7 and 8 minutes. Could you please put some light on what you are doing?
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07 Mar 2014, 03:33
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11 Mar 2014, 10:30
Except for first question I got others right. As for 1, Where is it mentioned in the passage that Australian rain forests are different from other rain forests?
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11 Mar 2014, 22:17
The best way to approach this question is by POE.

"To a large extent, but more difficult to quantify, Australia‘s fauna and flora are being used as a unique resource. In scientific disciplines from reproductive physiology and evolutionary biology to medicine, Australia‘s native species are hailed as a unique and priceless heritage."

This sentence is the basis for the rejection of option D as an answer to question 1.
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19 Mar 2015, 09:51
I answered incorrectly the first question and still don't understand why.
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25 Apr 2015, 18:06
I think d3thknell covered questions 1 and 3 pretty well. The thing I've found with these "Not true" or "Except" questions is to use POE religiously; I now mark down ABCDE on my paper and cross the incorrect answer choices. It's not foolproof, but I know that I'm not going to remember every single detail in the passage and I want to make sure all bases are covered as much as possible.

Heavens help me if there's a question that goes "...all statements can be inferred from the passage except...". That would be my idea of hell!
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04 Jun 2018, 14:51
Hello,

Could someone explain why D is wrong in Q1?

Thanks.
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05 Jun 2018, 02:23
I also think that question 1 is a low-quality question.

It is given that researchers estimate that 7000 species are yet to be discovered. The actual number could be way higher and hence answer isn't necessarily true.

Yes, it is said that Australia's flora and fauna is unique. However, it isn't explicitly mentioned that the rainforests differ from those of other countries. It is kinda implied but in my opinion if you talk about something this broad you can't infer that everything is unique.

Anyways, I think question 1 is flawed and everyone should move on to other passages and questions.
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01 Nov 2018, 04:33
Hi,
I could answer all questions correctly but could not understand meaning of one sentence.
""Now that the sheep has faltered, Australians ride more and more upon the marsupial‘s back."
I know it's unimportant if we could get the gist of paragraph but still would like to understand it.

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04 Nov 2018, 00:27
easy one, but enough long! All right in 9 mins.
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04 Nov 2018, 20:16
It is clearly stated in the 3rd para that around 7000 species remain undiscovered, so how can the answer be B for the first question?
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05 Nov 2018, 17:42
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It is clearly stated in the 3rd para that around 7000 species remain undiscovered, so how can the answer be B for the first question?

Well, that's 7000 undiscovered species but they do say that they've discovered (or at least listed) 18000. In order for "most" to be undiscovered (choice B) you'd need more than 18000 estimated to be undiscovered.
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