Answers to Matching Information – Carnivorous Plants Reading

Below you will find the answers to the reading lesson about Carnivorous Plants which focused on matching paragraph information questions.

If you have not completed this lesson, please do so before you look at the answers. To complete the lesson, click here: Reading Practice Lesson.


  1. D
    1. Question Statement: The plant preys on animals that live in water.
    2. Passage: “the waterwheel plant, is a fascinating rootless, carnivorous, aquatic plant. It generally feeds on small aquatic vertebrates,”.
  2. C
    1. Question Statement: The plant is able to tell the difference between prey and inedible items.
    2. Passage: “The plant is so advanced that it can tell the difference between live stimulus and non-living stimulus.”
    3. Remember, this isn’t about only matching word for word. This is about matching meaning. This whole passage is about how plants trap their prey (food). This means that “non-living stimulus” refers to something inedible.
  3. B
    1. Question Statement: Prey is known to die through submersion in liquid.
    2. Passage: “The trap contains fluid, produced by the plant, which is used to drown and digest the insects.”
  4. A
    1. Question Statement: Prey is drawn to the plant by its appearance.
    2. Passage: “Insects are attracted by colour, smell and a nectar-like secretion”
  5. D
    1. Question Statement: The plant is known for its speed in trapping prey.
    2. Passage: “The trap closes in only 10 milliseconds, making it one of the fastest examples of plant movement in the animal kingdom.”
  6. A
    1. Question Statement: The soporific effect of the nectar can cause prey to tumble into the plant’s trap.
    2. Passage: Slippery footings, aided in at least one species, by a narcotic drug lacing the nectar, causes insects to fall inside where they die and are digested.
  7. B
    1. Question Statement: The plant is capable of trapping creatures large than an average insect.
    2. Passage: “….some larger species, such as Nepenthes Rafflesiana and Nepenthes Rajah, have been documented to catch small mammals like rats.”

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  1. Thanks Liz,the passage was helpful

  2. Misozi sibande says

    Hi Liz,I scored 7.its been wonderful learning from you, you are a good teacher

  3. I scored 6. I guess I can do better though, all depends on regular practice. “Practice make perfect”. Thank you, Liz for doing a great job.

  4. I got 7/7…Thanks Liz! You are amazing!

  5. Thanks Liz for your lessons. I scored 7. Great job well done ma.

  6. I SCORED 7/7.. THANK YOU LIZ 🙂 ..

  7. Hello Liz.. Thank you for all what you are doing and sharing. I scored 6 out of 7 in this exercise.
    My test is in 15 days from now. Wish me luck.

    • Lots of luck!! Take your time to write a list of what you know and what you need to work on. Use your time strategically 🙂

  8. I scored 6/7. Got no 4 wrong, could not paraphrase appearance .

  9. Ridoy Khan says

    I scored 5 out of 7.

  10. Lawal Maryam olubukola says

    Thanks Liz,I scored 6/7. Got number 7 wrong. Well I will be more careful next time.

  11. Sunu sebastian says

    Thank you liz for this exercise. I scored 7/ really help me to boost my confidence.

  12. Thanks so much Liz for your time .
    You are such an amazing teacher that knows how to impact your students with easy techniques for our ielts exams. I was able to score 6/7.
    God continue to increase you in knowledge and wisdom in Jesus Name’ Amen.

  13. Wao, I scored it all; 7/7…
    It was helpful Liz, thanks. More please

  14. Keswantee Rajkoomar says

    Hi Liz how are you doing? Got 6 out of 7 next time i will concern more.
    Thanks Liz Stay Blessed

  15. Wow I scored 7/7.

  16. I scored 6/7 and failed number 6 even with the nectar there lol. Thanks Liz for the lesson and God keep blessing you

  17. Got 7/7. Thanks Liz

  18. Julius Subu.loye says

    I got 7/7, thanks Liz, looking forward to more of such.

  19. I scored 7/7. thanks Liz

  20. Thank you very much Liz! This is really useful! Glad I scored 7/7….wow!

  21. Happy!

    I got 7/7.

    How I wish to continue this way.

  22. Thank you, Liz.I’m scored 7/7.felt more confident.

  23. Maureen Anyiam says

    Hurray, I got 7/7.
    So pleased! I hope I keep up the skill.
    Thank you Liz

  24. Rawia Obida says

    Thanks Liz it was really useful😊
    It would be of a great help if we can get more of this reading practice!

    By the way Liz, I wonder if we can sponsor your website to keep it up.

    • You can find more reading exercise in the Reading Section of this site. I put a link on the page above, just below the answers. You can also access the main sections through the HOME page or the RED MENU BAR at the top of the site.
      Thanks for offering to support my site. Just recommending it is enough. I do have two e-books and some Advanced Lessons which I sell in my online store and that is enough for me to keep this site going 🙂

  25. Oritogun blessing says

    Wow I got 6/7,i failed number happy am beginning to understand it. Thank you so much Liz

  26. waoo……7/7

  27. Oritogun blessing says

    I have not seen my scores?

    • Funny. I read each and every comment that goes public on my site and I click “approve” to make each comment public. So, your comment will not be made public instantaneously. It will not surprise you to find that I occasionally go to the toilet and am not glued to my screen every second of every hour of every day. Learn patience my friend 🙂

  28. Ugwuegbulam Gold says

    I got all 7! Thank you Liz, it’s been amazing learning with you

  29. I got five out of seven, had number 3&6 wrong. Thank you Liz and may God bless your kind heart

  30. i got all correct

  31. Got 6 out 0f 7

  32. Yaaaaay! I got all 7. Thank you Liz. It would be fun to have more of these.
    I just learnt paraphrasing, and it’s wonderful. You’re amazing

  33. Thanks Liz
    Got all 7
    God bless

  34. I got it all right. Thanks Liz

  35. Daniel Bukola Olayinka says

    I’m seriously learning paraphrasing it helps me understand and gives better score, thanks liz

  36. Got 5 out of 7

  37. I scored 7/7, Thanks

  38. Yassin MASA says

    Hi teacher Liz;
    Unfortunately I scored 4 out of seven, but in the end, it was a good experience, thank you so much, you really doing a great job.
    My love Yassin MASA
    From Sudan.

  39. Bridget Onokwai says

    I scored 7/7
    ,thank you Liz.

  40. Bridget Onokwai says

    The matching heading questions were quite complex and it helped me to focus on the topic sentences.

  41. I got all 7!
    Thanks so much Liz. Hope you’re getting much better. Here’s wishing you good health and vitality. God bless you real good.

  42. I scored 6 out of 7. Had number 3 wrong . Thank you Liz. Of course this was very helpful . Thank You and God bless you kind heart .

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