True/False/Not Given Exercise 1 – The Bike Foundry

(Extracted from Cambridge IELTS GT Book 12)

The bike foundry

Read the text below and answer Questions 8-14.

The Bike Foundry

The Bike Foundry aims to promote cycling, and to make an environmentally-friendly means of transport and leisure available to as many people as we can.

Our Bikes

All our bikes are hand-restored by our team and come with a three months guarantee.

We stock bikes to suit different needs, at affordable prices. We gratefully accept donations of unwanted bikes.


We offer maintenance and cycle training to schools and small groups on their own premises. Additionally, we provide training to individuals and groups in our workshops.

Maintenance Training

Bike Basics

This is a three-hour course which will teach you everything you need to know to keep on top of simple maintenance issues like looking after brakes and gears and how to repair a puncture. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to take good care of your bike.

Home Mechanics

This twelve-hour course consists of teaching you how to use specialist tools and how to fit compatible replacement parts. It’s aimed at those who have completed Bike Basics or have some prior knowledge.

Courses are run regularly for groups of up to four trainees. We use professional mechanics’ tools and employ experienced staff. Most importantly, we have tea- and coffee-making facilities and a fridge where participants can keep their sandwiches, etc. Unfortunately, our training room is up a flight of stairs.

For £10 a year you can join our Tool Club. Membership gives you access to our workshop for one evening a week. If you want to repair your bike and know how to fix it, but lack specialist tools, then join our club. There’s a range of reference manuals available and a mechanic to offer advice.

Cycling Training

Our qualified instructors can teach you how to ride your bike, whether you have had prior experience or not. If you’re already riding and would like to build your confidence, we can teach you safe techniques to negotiate traffic.

Booking Information

To book a place, email

We ask for a 50% deposit to confirm your place, refundable up to seven days before the course.

Questions 8-14

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the text above

In boxes 8-14 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

8. The Bike Foundry sells only second-hand bicycles.

9. All the training sessions are held at the Bike Foundry.

10. The Bike Basics course is aimed at new cyclists.

11. Snacks are provided for participants on the maintenance training courses.

12. Members of the Tool Club have access to cycle reference books.

13. Most of the participants on the Cycling Training courses are beginners.

14. People can cancel their place on a training course one week before it begins and still get their money back.

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