IELTS Reading: General Training Practice

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Look at the Guide for Patients for Westley General Hospital and answer the questions 1 – 4 below:

TRUE if the statement is true
FALSE if the statement is false
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the guide

1. Don’t bring any money to the hospital.
2. Radios can interfere with hospital electronic equipment.
3. Leave any false teeth at home.
4. You should pack a bag to stay for the night even if you intend only to be a day patient.

WESTLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL
GUIDE FOR PATIENTS

When you come to hospital for a planned stay, please remember that space is limited. We also advise you to bring an overnight bag even if you are only expecting to spend a day in hospital.

A Clothing
Please bring a selection of light clothing and personal belongings that may include: night clothes, a track suit, a sweater or fleece, a bathrobe, slippers or socks, glasses, contact lenses, dentures, a hearing aid, bottled drinks (plastic only), tissues, books and magazines, contact details of friends, cash to purchase items during your stay.

B Toiletries
Please bring a selection with you including a shaving kit if you are male. The hospital also runs a shop and trolley service from which extra items (additional toiletries, magazines, stamps, newspapers etc.) can be purchased.

C Valuables
We strongly advise you not to bring any valuables with you as their security cannot be guaranteed. A closet is provided for some personal items.

D Electrical appliances
We ask that you do not bring electrical appliances with you. TV, radio and payphones are provided.

E Medicines
Please bring all your current medication with you, preferably in their original containers. On arrival the nursing staff will ask about your history and allergies.

F Maternity
Please bring the appropriate baby clothes and feeding equipment. For further information, please contact the Maternity Unit on 740648.

G What Not to Bring
Please do not bring any valuables (jewellery), personal computers, radios, TVs. The hospital cannot be held responsible for the loss of any items during your stay. Please note that the hospital does not allow the use of mobile telephones due to possible interference with patient monitoring equipment.

H Smoking and Drinking Policy
Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in Westley Hospital. Patients wishing to smoke must do so outdoors. No alcohol is allowed on the premises.

I Visiting Hours
For details about when your friends and family can visit, see the list in your room or ward or check our website.

Answers

1. False (Hit: the last sentence in Paragraph A)
2. Not Given (Hit: the last sentence in Paragraph G tells us that "mobile phone would interfere with the equipment". We don't know whether Radio does or does not)
3. False (Hit: in paragraph A, it mentiones "dentures", which means false teeth)
4. True (Hit: the subtitle line)

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