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READING TEST In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand written English There are three parts to this section, with special directions for each part YOU WILL HAVE ONE HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES TO COMPLETE PARTS 5, 6, AND OF THE TEST PART 5: Incomplete Sentence Directions: You will see a sentence with a missing word Four possible answers follow the sentence Choose the best answer to the question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet Such information may include credit card details, billing address and _ information that is needed to complete your request A another B other such C others D each other Bailey University is trying to recruit the best and brightest from outside of the U.S in order secure the top A order B schedule C position D record Although the assistant director will be transferred to the new branch next week, we still have not found a suitable for her yet A alternative B option C choice D replacement All of the products on sale should _ near the front of the department store so that customers will see them when they enter the store A have displayed B displays C displaying D be displayed The five-step process will help you to avoid _ argumentative by lessening the conflict and opening dialogue with the customer A become B became C becoming D to become Any staff member whose research paper is selected for publication in a journal will receive a ten percent bonus in the _ pay period A conservative B following C previous D increasing The government’s _ to curb imports from Europe will have an enormous impact on the local economy A decide B deciding C has decided D decision I am writing _ behalf of Mr Thomas to update you about the itinerary change for our approaching conference in London A at B on C for D to We are looking for recent graduates with exceptional and quantitative abilities and language skills to join our company A demonstrate B demonstrable C demonstrating D demonstrates 10 Last year, the Hansford Automobile catalog _ air-conditioning and digital radios as standard features in all automobiles A listed B list C listing D to list 11 The Franklin Health Clinic is to offer extended weekend hours to accommodate the needs of all patients A please B pleasure C pleased D pleasing 12 All attendees are encouraged to _ review the agenda before the annual medical conference begins A readily B visibly C briefly D scarcely 13 Your financial plan must also consist of your projected , i.e how much you intend to spend on each category in your business A export B expenditure C income D returns 14 It is imperative that quality is not sacrificed for profits We have _ the best products at the best prices A provide B to be providing C to provide D profited 15 The worst that can happen that the store will have to alter its operating hours until we can hire replacement A are B was C is D have 16 Journalists _ are registered for next Monday’s press conference will receive and admission passes upon registration A whichever B whoever C whose D who 17 They were unaware of the problems with the navigation system in the airplane until the plane had taken off A complete B completely C completed D completing 18 The proposal for a new courtyard at Pendlemeyer Apartments should be carefully before being submitted for approval A appealed B preoccupied C analyzed D consented 19 The town council of Santa Rosa will _ tomorrow to discuss a new zoning plan for the commercial district A meet B obtain C review D appoint 20 The fax machines, along with all of _ attachments and accessories, will have to be moved to the third floor A they B their C them D its 21 Tickets for the Anniversary Concert Series will be _ at the Brewster Hall ticket office from January until January 22 A vacant B revised C available D finished 22 The clients asked that the product be shipped to _ by train so that it can reach their warehouse this week A they B their C theirs D them 23 There are certain weaknesses in your plans that need to be _.urgently if you are to succeed A affixed B acquired C addressed D attended 24 Polishing your résumé is a necessary step because résumé is a tool _ to obtain a job interview A that can be used B which used C what can use D which you 25 Different business cultures perceive differently about the reasonable _ between male and female colleagues A documentation B network C experience D proximity 26 After a number of strict examinations, his company has become _ by the Federal Maritime Commission A tracked B licensed C revolutionized D combined 27 Most major newspapers _ every day; however, the Business Week is published only once a week A are published B is published C published D have published 28 Before you _ work today, please pick up the Barnaby report and put it on Mr Kang’s desk so that he can check it over in the morning A leave B will leave C left D have left 29 Our head office had told all managers _ bonuses, which is what they to increase morale and get people to work harder A not to giving B not to given C not to give D not give 30 Your first paycheck will be two weeks in arrears, but after that you will be paid _ the first and fifteenth of every month unless these dates fall on a holiday A at B in C on D by 31 I just spoke with Marion in Human Resources who is insisting that we turn _ a memo justifying the large salary increase for Ms Brito A in B on C off D at 32 While marketing is viewed as offering significant benefits to organizations and to society, its close contacts with the public _ this functional area to extensive criticism A open B opens C is opening D are opening 33 One of the most popular criticisms is that marketing people to purchase what they not need A encouraging B encouraged C encourages D to encourage 34 A new , especially in the high technology sector, is getting more and more attention of the public A production B productivity C product D productive 35 As the , we obviously must ensure that customers will satisfy with our products and services A manufacturing B manufacture C manufactories D manufacturer 36 By analyzing behaviors, KFC has rapidly developed their brand name in Vietnam A consumed B consumer C consumptions D consumers 37 Customers wishing to make complaints _ ask to talk to one of our customer service consultants, who will be pleased to help them A should B might C ought D had 38 Although graphic forms of advertising appeared early in history, printed advertising made little until the invention of the movable-type printing press by German printer Johannes Gutenberg about 1450 A coverage B headway C impression D profit 39 During the busy tourist season, you should hotel reservations several weeks ahead of time A make B makes C making D made 40 In with my contract of employment I am happy to continue to work until 31st 2009 A according B accords C accordance D accordingly Part 6: Text Completion Directions: Read the texts on the following pages You will find a word or phrase missing in some of the sentences Below each of the sentences, four answer choices are given Select the most appropriate answer to complete the text Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet Questions 41-43 refer to the following memo TO: All Personnel DATE: May 2, 2009 FROM: Robert Kammel, Deputy Chief, Administration SUBJECT: Past Due Annual Physicals – 2nd NOTICE If your name appears below, you are past due for your Annual Physical Please contact James Maloney, at 123-4965 with Martin Memorial Health Systems Occupational Health Office, now your appointment 41 A schedule B have scheduled C to schedule D scheduling Please _ your appointment scheduled and your physical completed prior to 42 A have B allow C notify D remind Friday, May 30, 2009 If you have any questions or you are unable to _ an appointment for any reason 43 A B make C find D produc e Please contact me via e-mail at or via Fire Rescue Administration at 772-288-5710 Questions 44-46 refer to the following advertisement Win a luxury skiing trip! Nuana Ski is offering one lucky Woman of the World reader and three friends the chance to stay in a chic French ski _ Nuana Ski is offering you and three of your 44 A result B resolve C resort D rest friends the opportunity to spend one week, _, at the five star Chalet de Tirelle 45 A all-inclusive B accommodation C with food D bedding in the French Alps The prize, worth over $3,500, includes flights, guide, ski rentals, and ski passes Prize also includes one free drink every evening in the resort bar To _ this competition, simply call 1-800-655-7667 Answer the question you will 46 A enter B take C part in D use be asked, and give your name, address, and telephone number Three runners up will win a $100 voucher to spend on ski wear at th Alpine Sports Hurry! Competition closes on January 10 Questions 47-49 refer to the following announcement All employees in the marketing department please report to lobby-3 by 4pm today This is an emergency meeting, so please under any _, NOT be late 47 A environment B circumstances C efficiency D requirements As our whole company knows, the only people that have access to the company’s bank account are the employees from the marketing department I have gotten some files today and its says there are thousand _ missing dollars This is huge money for 48 A unstable B unknown C uncertain D unsafe anyone The cause for this is one of two One, one of the employees has made a mistake in a deal they have made with another company Two, one of the employees took the money from the account If there was any time during this month you ran into a problem you weren’t sure about and tried to figure it out on your own, please let me know If there was ANY sign of suspicious activity, please let me know that, also Please note that this is a very serious problem If this problem isn’t solved in 10 days, all employees from the marketing department will be , and the 740 thousand dollars 49 A subsequent B sustaining C suspended D subjective will be deducted from your paychecks I am very serious Also, anyone that doesn’t show up or is more than minutes late, will be fired Questions 50-52 refer to the following article National Travel Agency Association 18th Annual Convention February 21 - 25, 2007 Cape Town, South Africa Members of the National Travel Agency Association (NTAA) should mark _ 50 A our B its C their D my calendars for the upcoming annual convention The convention will be held in Cape Town, South Africa to reflect the growing interest in tourism on this continent The agenda for the convention is packed with presentations, seminars and working groups covering a wide variety of topics relevant to travel agency employees A new session on visa regulations and an expanded workshop on effective office management _ to the schedule to 51 A had been added B have been added C has been added D would have been added help your agency increase its success.Don't miss this exciting convention! Registration fees are $150 for employees of NTAA members, and $200 for non-members The registration fee includes all materials and meals Members who register for the convention before January 15 will receive a 10% discount In addition, rooms have been reserved at the Grand Vista Hotel in Cape Town; ask for the special NTAA discount rate The _ 52 A more convenient B less convenient C most convenient D least convenient way to complete your registration is to visit our website, 10 Questions 73-75 refer to the following memorandum To: All Employees From: Luke Gaston Subject: MEMO - Late Hours Policy We have had some problems recently with security issues on evenings and weekends Many employees are working overtime on end-of-fiscal year projects and find themselves alone in the building late at night Several employees have expressed concern to me that they feel unsafe, and managers have also told me that they not know how to train their employees on correct security procedures As your security manager, I want to assure you that I am working with the company management to address your concerns We have agreed that it is best to hire a full-time security guard who will be present on evenings and weekends However, since it will still be several weeks before the security guard can be hired, I want to provide all employees with a list of basic security procedures to follow when they are working late at night: Leave lights on in offices and hallways A bright work environment discourages unauthorized intruders If you hear or see any suspicious activity, call the city police department immediately If you are the last person to leave the building, make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked Leave through the front door Turn on the alarm by pressing the “AWAY” button on the keypad near the reception desk, then enter the alarm code provided in the employee manual Close the door firmly when you leave, and the alarm will automatically be activated If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at I look forward to working with you to make our company a safe and productive place to work 18 73 What is the purpose of the memorandum? A A recent break-in B An alarm malfunction C A security system code change D A new security protocol 74 Who is the author of the memorandum? A The head of the police department B An employee in charge of safety C The new company security guard D A concerned department manager 75 What should employees if they encounter a threatening situation? A B C D Call the security guard Email the security manager Turn on the burglar alarm Contact the local authorities Questions 76-80 refer to the following brochure 21st Annual Spears Foundation Conference on Health Conference Purpose The 21st Annual Spears Foundation Conference on Health provides professional education and networking for doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, health care instructors, students, and anyone else involved or interested in the health care profession The conference is funded by grants to the Spears Foundation from the Department of Health, the Children's Health Network, the Family Health Association, the Organization for World Health and Nutrition, and with support from the Sebastian L Turner Foundation and the Phillippe Endowment Conference Goals The focus of this year's conference will be promoting proper nutrition among children Childhood nutrition is a significant health care issue in light of the increased prevalence of childhood illnesses related to an improper diet In addition to posing immediate health 19 consequences, a poor diet can contribute to poor health throughout an individual's life and eventually lead to conditions like obesity and heart disease The goal of the 21st Annual Spears Foundation Conference on Health is to foster the awareness and early prevention of improper childhood nutrition within the field of healthcare The conference aims to: ■ broaden the discussion on nutrition to include health impacts at local, state, national and international levels among individuals under the age of 12 ■ describe the latest physical and mental health findings related to improper childhood nutrition ■ highlight innovative research, practices, and programs that seek to improve the nutrition of children ■ emphasize prevention and intervention strategies appropriate for children of different cultures, physical abilities, geographic settings, and communities Conference Dates Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25 Contact Information Spears Foundation Conference on Health Attn: Conference Manager Lawrence P Martin, Jr Newbury Street Boston, Massachusetts 02115 Phone: 617-262-0044 Fax: 617-262-0008 E-mail: 20 76 The word “promoting” in paragraph 2, line 1, is closest in meaning to: A Benefiting B Encouraging C Advertising D contributing 77 Who is the conference for? A People in the retail industry B People in the banking industry C People in the education industry D People in the healthcare industry 78 What is the focus of the conference? A Safety on the job B Employee education C Childhood nutrition D Employee health benefits 79 Who is Mr Martin? A The manager of the conference B A member of the Children's Network C The president of the Spears Foundation D A major donor to the Spears Foundation 80 On what day will conference activities NOT take place? A March 22 B March 23 C March 24 D March 25 Questions 81-83 refer to the following minutes of a meeting 21 81 What institution is being discussed? A A school B A bookstore C A library D A housing complex 82 Who contributed money to this institution? A Robert Erwin B Nancy Johnson C Les Elder D Max Johnson 83 According to the minutes, what remark did Ms Sprague make? A The performance of the cleaning crew is poor 22 B The cost of electricity is very high C The December meeting should be rescheduled D The doors of the library should be locked during non-business hours Questions 84-85 refer to the following memorandum To: All Employees From: Bill Regan, Director of Human Resources Subject: New Holiday Pay Policy Johnson Security is implementing a new holiday policy for all employees As you know, providing security services to our clients is our priority here at Johnson Security, and therefore most of our employees have to work on national holidays Our policy in the past has been to pay employees their regular pay rate on holidays, and then to offer them another day off in compensation, scheduled in coordination with the employee's supervisor according to staffing needs However, in order to comply with government regulations and to provide a more equitable holiday benefit for all of our employees, the policy will now be changed as follows Effective immediately, employees who work on holidays will be paid one and a half times their regular pay rate This means that if you normally receive $8 per hour, you will be paid $12 per hour when you work on a holiday However, as a result of this change, an additional day off will no longer be granted For example, if you are required to work on New Year's Day, you will receive extra pay, but you will not be able to take off another day during the week, unless you arrange with your supervisor to use some of your vacation hours This change will make it much more convenient for us to administer work schedules All employees will continue to receive two weeks of paid vacation per year, exclusive of holidays, as explained in the employee manual We hope you will be pleased with the extra financial benefit you will receive for working holidays If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy, feel free to contact me to arrange a meeting 84 Who is the author of the memorandum? A An expert in labor law 23 B The company vice president C The head of the union D The head of personnel 85 What will employees receive in compensation for working holidays? A More vacation time B A higher rate of pay C An extra day off D A special award Questions 86-90 refer to the following letters 24 25 86 Why did Ms Steward write the letter? A She wants to cancel her contract with Horizon Cellular B She is requesting a new contract with Western Wireless C She is expressing her concerns with the services provided by Western Wireless D She just moved and needs new cellular service 87 Why can’t Ms Steward upgrade her phone every year? A It’s a new phone B It’s not part of her contract C Horizon Cellular doesn’t have many phones D She is a picky customer 88 Why does Ms Steward feel she should not have to pay the cancellation fee for closing her account? A Her contract has expired B She thinks Horizon Cellular broke the contract C Western Wireless is offering a better deal D She doesn’t have enough money 89 The word regrets in the second letter, first paragraph is closest in meaning to A anger B gladness C sadness D feelings 90 Why does Mr Grant offer Ms Steward a free upgrade? A He is upset with the services Horizon Cellular has offered B He thinks Ms Steward is a great customer C Horizon Cellular has made a lot of money D He doesn’t want to lose Ms Steward as a customer 26 Questions 91-95 refer to the following article and letter 27 28 29 91 Why does Tim Orborne expect EarthFirst to keep growing? A Its products are cheaper than its competitors B There is a large market for disposable plastics C EarthFirst is an old, established brand name D He is reducing the company’s carbon footprint 92 In the article, the word “biodegradable” in paragraph 4, line is closest in meaning to? A ability to decompose B ability to fall apart C ability to withstand heat D ability to hold food 93 What is Bryan Bosworth’s opinion of EarthFirst products? A They are too expensive B They are high quality C Their higher price is justified D They’re not worth the money 94 Why does Bryan Bosworth mention his supervisor? A To illustrate close-minded thinking B To refute a claim made in the article C To demonstrate office procedure D To make a point about changing perceptions 95 According to the article, what is true of traditional plastics bags? A They biodegrade within 36 months B They can last up to 1,000 years C They are made of low-density polyethylene D They are made of polymers and proteins Questions 96-100 refer to the following email and table To: Aras Koca [] From: Clarice Ryan [] Subject: Report on Employees’ Use of Time Clarice, I agree that waste of work time is a serious issue The Human Resources Deparment recently surveyed the employees They are wasting close to two hours per day Here are my ideas to reduce this waste First, we need to agree on what are the most important behaviors to stop For example, look at item #1 Many people are doing this; however, it is the most difficult to stop I recommend that we focus on activities #2, 4, and 30 Making phone calls shows the largest difference between men and women Women this much more than men We should ask all employees to limit these calls They should return non-urgent messages at their lunch break For #4, we should focus on the younger age group We will tell them that we are going to check their work accounts for personal messages For #5, we can ask supervisors to watch this more carefully Perhaps, activity #3 should continue This allows employees to know each other and it can increase their motivation The supervisors will know if someone is spending too much time taking and not enough time working Are you available tomorrow? I’d like to meet you to discuss our next step TIME SPENT ON NONWORK-RELATED ACTIVITIES Percentage of employees who this three times per week or more Activity Men Women Surfing the Internet * 85% 83% Making personal phone calls 65% 80% Talking to coworkers * * 60% 70% Writing personal emails * 45% 45% Taking long breaks 30% 20% Key: * most common with workers 22-35, * * most common with workers 45-60 96 Why was the survey done? A To help plan a better work schedule B To find out how employees waste their work time C To learn which employees know how to use the Internet D To discover which employees are unhappy with their jobs 97 Which is the most popular activity among the employees? A Going online B Talking on the phone C Socializing with other employees D Taking breaks 98 Among which group is writing personal emails most common? A Younger people B Older people C Women D Men 99 Which activity does Aras Koca consider the least problematic? A Going online B Talking on the phone C Socializing with other employees D Sending emails 31 100 Which activity does Aras Koca want supervisors to monitor? A Visiting Web sites B Sending personal emails C Answering phone messages D Spending too much time on breaks THE END 32 ... least convenient way to complete your registration is to visit our website, 10 PART 7: READING COMPREHENSION Directions: In this part of the test, you will read a selection of texts,... How to use technology tools most effectively Choosing a new computer 60 What will Mr Lenski after reading the memo? A Consider allowing his employee to leave A B C D 13 Decide when to hold the convention... and locked Leave through the front door Turn on the alarm by pressing the “AWAY” button on the keypad near the reception desk, then enter the alarm code provided in the employee manual Close
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