Cambridge IELTS 16, Test 4, Reading Passage 3: Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence, Solution with Answer Key

Cambridge IELTS 16, Test 4: Reading Passage 3 – Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence with Answer Key. Here we will discuss detailed explanation of all the questions of the passage. Here is step by step Solution with Tips and Strategies. This post is for educational purpose only. If you find difficulties in reading passage to find the right answer in the exam, just read the post carefully. Tips and strategies will help you find the right answer.


Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence

IELTS Cambridge 16, Test 4, Academic Reading Module, Reading Passage 3

Questions 27-32. Choose the correct heading for each section from the list of headings.

** Tips: How To Solve List of Heading in IELTS Reading Passage


27. Section A
Answer: iii  – The superiority of AI projections over those made by humans.

— Section A’s full first part and the second part’s first line. A section’s first part tells about elds in which AI is used to predict future. In the A section’s second part’s first line, it is clearly said that AI is almost always better at forecasting (predict/projection) than we are. So the answer is iii.

28. Section B
Answer: vi – Widespread distrust of an AI innovation.

— In the B section’s first part, from line 6 to 9, and line 1 & 2 of the second part of B section. Watson is a supercomputer used for Oncology. If Watson gives opinion about treatment that doctors already know, then doctors do not see it with much value. If Watson recommends something opposite of expert’s opinion, doctors think Watson is not smart enough. It means they do not want to trust Watson in any way. So the answer is vi.

29. Section C
Answer: ii – Reasons why we have more faith in human judgement than in AI.

— In Section C, from line 1 to 5. In these lines, the writer explained that we trust in human more because we understand how others think and our trust on them was right so we feel safe. But we do not know much about AI, so we do not faith them. Thus, the answer is ii.

30. Section D
Answer: i – An increasing divergence of attitudes towards AI.

— Section D’s 2 part’s 3 & 4 line. “ As AI is represented more and more in media and entertainment, it could lead to society split between those who benefit and those who reject it.” Divergence (split) = Difference in opinions.


31. Section E
Answer: vii – Encouraging openness about how AI functions.

— In section E’s full second part. The first line of this part said showing more about how algorithms work and for what they work will improve the trust in AI. So answer is vii.

32. Section F
Answer: v – The advantages of involving users in AI processes.

— In first line of F section. “Allowing people’s control over AI decision-making could also improve trust”. Advantage-> improve people’s trust.



Question 33-35. Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D. (Multiple Choice)

** Tips: How To Solve Multiple Choice Questions in IELTS Reading Module?

33. What is the writer doing in Section A?
Answer: C – highlighting the existence of a problem.

— Section A’s second part’s line 2 & 3. The problem is the lack of confidence in AI predictions. So the answer is C.


34. According to Section C, why might some people be reluctant to accept AI?
Answer: B – its complexity makes them feel they are at a disadvantage.

— Section C’s first part’s last three lines. A sense of losing control is the disadvantage that the writer talked about. Complexity-> difficult to comprehend. Comprehend = understand.

35. What does the writer say about the media in Section C of the text?
Answer: A – It leads the public to be mistrustful of AI.

— Section C’s second part’s lines 3 to 5. “Embarrassing AI failures receive a disproportionate amount of media attention, emphasizing the massage that we cannot rely on technology.” Clearly give.



Questions 36-40. YES/ NO/ NOT GIVEN

** Tips: How To Solve Yes, No, Not Given Question in IELTS Reading Module?


36. Subjective depictions of AI in sci- films make people change their opinion about automation.
Answer: NO

– In section D’s first part’s lines 3 to 7. “In the last line of this part, it is said that optimists became more extreme in their enthusiasm for AI and skeptics became even more guarded.” It means people who favour AI start favoring more while who doubt AI became stronger in their opinion after watching AI film. So the answer is NO.

37. Portrayals of AI in media and entertainment are likely to become more positive.

– There is discussion related to media and entertainment in D section but nothing is discussed whether the media will portray AI
positively or not.

38. Rejection of the possibilities of AI may have a negative effect on many people’s lives.
Answer: YES

– Section D’s second part’s last 2 lines. “Refusing to accept the advantages offered by AI could place a large group of people at a serious disadvantage.” Clearly given. So, the answer is YES.

39. Familiarity with AI has very little impact on people’s attitude to the technology.
Answer: NO

– In section E’s first part’s lines 2 to 4. “In these lines, the writer said that having previous experience with AI can significantly improve
people’s opinion about technology.” The given lines contradict with the question. So the answer is NO.


40. AI applications which users are able to modify are more likely to gain consumer approval.
Answer: YES

– In section F’s first part’s lines 3 & 4. “When people were allowed the freedom to slightly modify an algorithm, they felt more satisfied with its decision”. So the answer is YES.




Answer Key – Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence

(Cambridge IELTS 16 Test 4 Answer Key, Reading Passage 3)


Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence Reading Answers

Passage 3

27   iii

28   vi

29   ii

30   i

31   vii

32   v

33   C

34   B

35   A

36   NO


38   YES

39   NO

40   YES



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