Do the following statements agree with the claims of the writer of Reading Passage 40?
In boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet write
YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer
NO if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this
1 The research findings report commercial rather than political trends.
2 Being financially better off has made shoppers more sensitive to buying 'green'.
3 The majority of shoppers are prepared to pay more for the benefit of the environment according to the research findings.
4 Consumers' green shopping habits are influenced by Mintel's findings.
5 Mintel have limited their investigation to professional and managerial groups.
6 Mintel undertakes market surveys on an annual basis.
Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 7-9 on your answer sheet.
A they are pre-occupied with the recession and financial problems.
B there is more widespread interest in the environment agenda than they anticipated.
C consumer spending has increased significantly as a result of 'green' pressure.
D shoppers are displeased with government policies on a range of issues.
A an environmentalist group
B a business survey organisation
C an academic research team
D a political organisation
A an 'ethical spender'.
B a 'very dark green' spender.
C an 'armchair green'.
D a 'pale green' spender.
Complete the summary using words from the box below. Write your answers in boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet. NB There are more answers than spaces, so you will not use them all.
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