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READING 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 We would like to thank the Elog Foundation for its generous to our charity fundraiser A donor B donate C donated D donation My with Mr Frantz was mostly focused on issues related to integrating the staff after the proposed merger A discuss B discussed C discusses D discussion The schedule, which you will find attached, the specific delivery dates we require A ships B places C details D succeeds Senior analyst John Pierpoint expects SunDigit to post of $4 billion for the year A a profit B to profit C profitable D profit Page the highway was built, the only practical way to brings goods into the town of Tilman was by rail A Then B With C Since D Until Alanis bought renter's insurance to her personal belongings while living in an apartment A protect B protector C protection D protective Director Gary Robertson's latest film, “Frontiers,” centers on the of a young man who traveled to the American West in the 1850s, seeking fortune and fame A book B novel C movie D story Due to his legal background working on cases related to corporate compensation packages, Mr Rosenthal has been chosen to lead the _ on executive pay A committee B arrangement C collection D direction National safety regulations states that safety helmets and gloves must _ be worn at construction sites A nearly B strongly C always D almost 10 At his retirement party, Mr McGeggor’s CEO acknowledged him for excellence of his performance even in _ tense circumstances A readily B eagerly Page C particularly D accurately 11 Vacation requests have to be filled out and turned in to your immediate supervisor at least two weeks in advance A complete B completes C completing D completely 12 One of the reasons why our sales team has become a leader today is that they are put through a number of vigorous training sessions to keep up with the changes that occur in the market A prosperous B straight C mature D continuous 13 Following weeks of _, the three major companies in the city’s Jewelry Industry have agreed to meet for talks on product inflation rates A specialty B negotiations C composition D priorities 14 The customer returned his order saying its switch was defective, and the online store agreed to _ the full amount to his account A magnify B credit C discontinue D charge 15 Make sure to call Dan Lytle in marketing department _ you finish the sales report this week A instead of B as well as C on the other hand D as soon as 16 With his impressive communication skills, Daniel has shown _ to be a competent public relations officer Page A he B his C him D himself 17 After a marginal decrease in profits last year, the president has been spending more on the office reviewing accounting reports A time B need C idea D cause 18 Our corporation _ employees an additional day of leave for every weekend training workshop they attend A grants B donates C requires D retrieves 19 The lecture last week was especially _ to the public relations team because it outlined the company’s position on environmental responsibility A exact B cooperate C capable D useful 20 Janice Green announced retirement more than twenty years of managing the sales department A within B in C after D along 21 The clients can meet with our copyright attorney, Mrs Lane, as she has no _ appointments this afternoon A schedule B scheduling C scheduler D scheduled 22 Due to routine maintenance on the server, access to online accounts will not be available _ the next thirty minutes Page A for B as C when D greatly 23 When the employment is terminated, employees will receive payment for _ vacation time up to 30 days A unfair B uncommon C unacceptable D unused 24 Students and faculty at any educational institutions are for an additional 20% off the courses by MLT Institutions A eligible B efficient C valid D certified 25 SSKY Shoes Ltd uses good quality shoe , matched with strict quality testing standard A ingredients B patterns C pieces D materials 26 The Kanban system is a new production management _ that uses cards attached to components to monitor and control workflow in a factory A ability B proficiency C execution D technique 27 It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all materials _ from the Internet A download B downloading C downloaded D to download 28 The website also opened a bulletin board allowing citizens to add their personal comments their views on policymaking A include B have included C to include D included 29 The new computer chips will be delayed because the hurricane on the East Coast has disrupted air traffic Page A probability B probably C probable D probe 30 After carefully the bid packages from each vendor, we have decided to award the contract to Thomas Cullen A considered B considering C considerate D consideration 31 Changes in American eating over the last twenty years are blamed for a variety of health problems A meals B habits C dishes D restaurants 32 The Holden Complex has vacancies despite its high rent, inconvenient location and large annual maintenance fee A unusually B rarely C frequently D assuredly 33 Be informed that this medication is for temporary relief of symptoms, and is not intended your annual immunization shot A replaced B replace C to replace D replacing 34 The Healthcare community was shocked Ricardo Peter's resignation after only one year as president of Health corps A in B up C of D by Page 35 The personnel department requires that all be interviewed at least three times before a hiring decision is made A applications B applicants C appliances D applicator 36 During office remodeling there will be interruptions to ADSL, copier and fax machine service A usual B often C frequent D little 37 Since Dawson Creek Fashion was late getting its new styles on the market, there was not opportunity to meet pre-Christmas sales projections A many B little C much D big 38 Before the merchandise is _ introduced to the market, it undergoes countless reviews and safety tests all designed for quality assurance A never B ever C seldom D rarely 39 I am sorry to report that it is _ for us to finish the project by tomorrow's deadline, but we can certainly have it done by the middle of next week A imperative B important C impeccable D impossible 40 All car dealerships consider different factors, including _, when formulating the vehicle's trade-in value, but some are fairer than others A depreciate B depreciation Page C appreciate D appreciation 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 letter Dear Ms Hwang, At Victory Bank, we our best to protect your account information Our records show that you recently recovered a _ user password at our online banking site at 41 A forgetting B forgotten C forgetful D forgot We all customers in the event of such an activity at our 42 A contact B prevent C reward D submit website If you did not try to recover a password, you are asked to immediately call us at 5553987 To _ enjoying our convenient online banking system, always make sure to keep 43 A continue B propose Page C offer D start records of both your user name and password in a secure place Thank you for your attention, and please let us know if you have any further concerns or questions Questions 44-46 refer to the following memo Famous art professor, Carol Renfrew will give a 3-part lecture series entitled “Art of the Inca” during the week of July There will be no cost for the lecture series, which will culminate in a tour of an exhibit of Incan artifacts at the museum on July at 5.00 P.M All museum members and sponsors are eligible to the event 44 A compete B attend C submit D vote there is no charge for the lectures, it must be signed up in advance Please remember 45 A If B Until C Unless D Although that seating for the event is limited and the deadline is Friday, July Sign up today for this lecture series For further information, contact the Chicago 46 A remarkable B remarkably C remarks D remark Page Museum of Archeology at 555-9988 Questions 47-49 refer to the following advertisement Romero's Heating and Furnace Repair We've Got the Hottest Deals in the City – Guaranteed With winter just around the corner, you'll want to be sure your office is ready for Mother Nature's Arctic blasts You'll depend on your furnace all winter to meet the comfort needs of your business, and that's why you can't depend on anyone but Romero's to make sure everything is _ in order 47 A to work B working C work D had worked Romero's Heating can provide you with of options for energy-efficient 48 A some B plenty C many D several operation Our furnaces operate at over ninety percent efficiency, which means that ninety percent of the fuel you pay for is actually converted into heat for your office Since all of our customers are different, our service representatives can work with you to choose a system that's right for your needs We also offer free _ if you buy a furnace or heating unit from Romero's Don't get 49 A consultation B information C training D installation Page 10 Questions 67-70 refer to the following letter To the Editor: I read with great concern the report in your newspaper this morning about the plans of the Holbrook Manufacturing Company to build a factory in this city The project has received strong support from the city council, based on their belief that Holbrook will bring a significant number of jobs to our area and boost the local economy Apparently, they are blind to the reality Holbrook is well known for its innovative manufacturing methods, which are largely automated Because of this, very little manual labor is required Holbrook’s system generally required highly skilled technicians, who would likely come here from other places to work at the factory There will be few, if any, jobs for local citizens What we get in return for this? A large, unsightly building that will reguire the destruction of natural areas and throw pollution into our air and water The city council must approve Holbrook’s project before they begin construction of the factory Holbrook’s board of directors, eager to break ground on the project as early as next month, have urged the city council to move forward with their vote, and it will take place tomorrow night rather than two weeks from now, as originally planned This gives even less time for council members to develop an informed opinion I strongly urge them not to bow to the pressure of Holbrook and to vote against the proposed project Sincerely, Henry Judson 67 Why did Henry Judson write this letter? A To protest a new factory B To analyze the economy C To explain sources of pollution D To get elected to the city council 68 What kind of people generally works at Holbrook? A Manual laborers B Blind people C Trained specialists D Economists 69 When will the city council vote on the Holbrook project? A This morning B Tomorrow night C Two weeks from now D Early next month 70 The word “unsightly” in line 10 is closet in meaning to Page 18 A B C D attractive enormous costly ugly Questions 71-74 refer to the following guidelines MUSCLES Magazine Writer's Guidelines From time to time, we need new, independent writers to add fresh voices for articles and stories to be published in Muscles Magazine To be considered, contact Editor Rena Mubarek with your story idea Please follow the guidelines below in preparing your submission: 1) Please be sure to include the names and qualifications of all your personal sources and why you chose them as experts for your story 2) Please specify whether your story is to appear as a column or a feature, and which column you would prefer your story to appear in 3) Please include your contact information and identify your preferable mode of communication If return of your submission is desired, a self-addressed stamped envelope must be provided All submissions are carefully considered, and an emphasis on male fitness is a must Although care will be taken, we assume no responsibility for lost submissions Send your story idea to: Rena Mubarek 3400 Irwin Road Marshy Hills, CA 91823 Fax: 818-523-5435 71 What is the purpose of the guidelines? A To solicit submissions for a periodical B To seek new photographers for the magazine C To request help generating new column formats Page 19 D To inform readers of the writing standards 72 Who are the guidelines most likely intended for? A Muscles Magazine subscribers B Weightlifters C Sports commentators D Freelance writers 73 What is NOT a listed method of contacting Ms Mubarek? A E-mail B Telephone C Fax D Postal service 74 Where would one most likely find these guidelines? A At a fitness center B In subscription renewal letters C In a column in the magazine D On a job website for writer Questions 75-78 refer to the following article Downloading: A step-by-step guide Here at Melody Magazine, we receive a lot of email from readers asking about downloading music A lot of you want to download, but are not quite sure how to it We’re put together a brief guide to help our readers understand how you download all their favorite songs Happy Downloading! What I first? First, you need to choose the provider that you wish to use, such as Zapster, Lemon’s iTunes, or NSM Music Next you will have to register with the company On your computer, go to the website of that company and fill out the online application form Now that you are officially registered, you can move on to step two How I find the song I want? This is easy; most music download website feature a simple-to-use reach engine to look through all the songs on file Either type in the name of the song you want or scroll down Page 20 the list of available songs to see what is available How I pay? After you have double-clicked the song you wish to purchase, you follow the simple ordering process and give your credit card details This could be very fast or very slow, talking anywhere from a few seconds to half an hour How I listen to the song? You can listen to the song through your computer’s speakers Or you can wire the computer up to a hi-fi or use an MP3 player 75 Who are these instructions for? A People who want to listen to music B Musicians C Credit card companies D MP3 players 76 How can people pay for the music? A They can send a check B They can use a credit card C They can borrow money D It does not say 77 How many methods of listening to music are mentioned in the text? A None B C 60 D 78 How can people find a song? A Go to large music store B Use the research engine on download sites C Listen to the radio D Ask Melody Magazine Questions 79-82 refer to the following advice Page 21 Tips for shopping through the mail Every year, thousands of people successfully order goods from mail order catalogs However, some more unfortunate individuals find that the goods they ordered look nothing like the pictures, arrive damaged, or don’t arrive at all Here are some tips to help protect yourself when you shop through the mail • Before placing your first order, ask around Have your friends or family used this catalog before? How was their experience? Were they satisfied with the goods and service? Would they use the company again? • Read all available information, including the return policy Look for companies that ofer a no-questions asked return policy Check whether you will have to pay postage if you need to return goods • Always include shipping costs and sales tax in the final price when comparing costs In some cases, the shipping costs can ready add up Make sure you know exactly what you are paying for • How long will you have to wait for your order? If you need something in a hurry, shopping by mail might not be the best option • Keep records of your orders, including the catalog name, address, telephone number, and the date that you placed the order Of course, you should also keep track of items ordered, operator name, and expected date of delivery • If you encounter any problems with a mail-order company, contact a consumer advocacy group You can easily find telephone numbers for such groups in the telephone directory or on the Internet 79 What should be included in the final price? A Shipping and insurance costs B Sales tax and insurance C Return cost and taxes D Sales tax and shipping costs Page 22 80 What should a buyer keep record of? A Return policy B Fine print C Operator name D Shipping costs 81 When could it be a bad idea to buy something through mail? A At busy times B If you need something quickly C Because the goods are damaged D If you don’t like the catalog 82 Who should you contact if you have problems? A Family or friends B The post office C A consumer advocacy group D The phone directory Page 23 Questions 83-86 refer to the following memo and advertisement Page 24 83 What is the point of this memo? A To provide its recipients with information they can use to recruit new students for a program B To inform its recipients of an anticipated problem in urban education C To inform its recipients about teachers retiring in their area D To identify unpopular subject areas in education 84 How many teachers will the Los Angeles school district employ in 2006-7? A 1,000 B 1,600 C 29,073 D 29,000 85 According to the advertisement, why is there a teacher shortage? A Fewer students are enrolling in university for teaching B Teachers don’t like to live in large cities, but urban populations are increasing C Teachers are retiring and enrollment is increasing Page 25 D Teachers don’t want to teach mathematics, special education, or science 86 What is being offered as an incentive for prospective students? A Free tuition B Fewer compulsory assignments C Scholarships and a qualifying bonus D Free on-campus housing Questions 87-91 refer to the following agenda and minutes Agenda for the INSCAN 5th Annual Public Board Meeting Meeting date and time: June 22, 2005 2:25p.m Location: Room 43 • Presentation of minutes from the last meeting Reports • Report from the President and county • Report from the Chair of the Systems Advisory Committee • Finance Committee’s report New business • Budget changes • Election of new Chair of finance Committee Announcements Adjournment of the meeting John, Here is a copy of the minutes from the meeting on June 22 nd Take a look and let me know what you think before I make copies to send to everyone I lost the notes which I made at the meeting, so tell me if you remember things being the way that I have described Minutes The meeting opened with a reading of the minutes of the last meeting by secretary Jenny Schmidt These were approved by Anthony Woodward, meeting chair, and second by Francisco Alton, CEO The President and CEO read a report of the company’s development over the past year This was followed by a report from the Systems Advisory Committee The committee was pleased to report that all new systems implemented since the previous Page 26 meeting have been successfully adopted throughout the company in all branches nationwide Chair of the committee, Tina Alvarez, noted that the Chain of Command system has been particularly effective in improving interdepartmental communications This has led to a reduction in errors in data-inputting and a reduction in the number of employees complaining that they have not been informed of changes This report was followed by the Finance Committee report which was also read by Tina Alvarez According to the report, profits are up 3% from last year Budget changes for the coming fiscal year were explained, and a full account of these will be produced by the Finance Committee in due course Elections for a new Finance Committee chair were held, with Max Hampstead winning Finally, CEO Francisco Alton announced plans to move the company headquarters to a new location in 2007, and the meeting was adjourned Thanks for taking a look Talk to you later Jenny 87 How often does INSCAN hold public board meetings? A Five times B Once a year C Every month D Twice a year 88 Who is Tina Alvarez? A The CEO of INASCAN B The meeting chair C Chair of the Systems Advisory Committee D Chair of the Finance Committee 89 What has been the result of the Chain of Command system? A Better communications and fewer errors B Nothing of great value C Less employees being fired D A new chair being elected for the Finance Committee 90 What can be inferred from the letter? A Neither John nor Jenny attended the meeting B Jenny, but not John, attended the meeting C John, but not jenny, attended the meeting D Both John and Jenny attended the meeting 91 Why did Jenny send a copy of the minutes to John? A She is sending a copy to everyone B She wants him to check the accuracy of the minutes Page 27 C He asked her to D It is John’s duty to file the minutes of every meeting Questions 92-95 refer to the following notice and memo COMMUTER TRANSIT PASS INFORMATION City of Springfield Now it is easier and more afordable than ever to commute using the City of Springfield Public Transportation System (CSPTS) Three options are available: SUBWAY PASS This pass in good for unlimited rides on any CSPTS subway, any time of day or night, any day of the week Two-week pass: $60 Six-month pass: $650 BUS PASS This pass is good for unlimited rides on any bus in the CSPTS bus system, any time of day or night, any day of the week Two-week pass: $45 Six-month pass: $500 SUBWAY-BUS PASS If your commute involves taking both bus and subway, then this is the pass for you It is good for unlimited rides on any CSPTS subway or bus, any time of day or night, any day of the week Two-week pass: $75 Six-month pass: $850 All passes entitle the bearer to a 25% discount on parking in CSPTS subway station parking lots Simply show the pass to the parking lot attendant to receive your discount Passes are available for sale at all CSPTS subway stations, at the CSPTS downtown office, and at designated banks throughout the city MEMO To: All staff Page 28 Form: James Jones, HR Re: Transit passes As an incentive to drive less and use public transportation more, we are offering all staff members here at the Smith Company a special 50% discount on CSPTS transit passes These are good for bus or subway travel on all routes in the CSPTS system To apply for the special discounted pass, obtain a Transit Pass Request Form from the Human Resources office Complete the form, have it authorized by your department head, and submit it to me before the end of the month You can choose between a two-week pass and a six-month pass However, please keep in mind that a new form will have to be submitted each time you need a new pass As an added incentive to those of you who normally drive to work, please be advised that the cost to park in our building’s garage will increase to $7 a day starting the first of next month 92 Who can get a discounted transit pass? A People who work at the Smith Company B CSPTS employees C Anyone who lives in Springfield D People who currently drive to work 93 Where are the discounted passes available? A In any subway station B In the CSPTS downtown office C In certain banks D In James Jones’s office 94 What is the cost of a discounted six-month bus-only pass? A $250 B $325 C $425 D $850 95 If it normally costs $10 to park at a subway station, how much would a pass holder pay? A $2.50 B $7.00 C $7.50 D $25.00 Questions 96-100 refer to the following email and brochure Page 29 From : Date : Thu Jul 26, 20 01:44:43 PM US/Pacific To : Subject : Request to attend conference IMC San Francisco 2006 Dear Marsha, - The 9th Internet Marketing Conference I am writing to request permission to attend the three-day “Internet Marketing Conference” - Date: 13-15 September in San Francisco, September 13-15 Attached is a brochure describing the seminar The cost - Location: San Francisco Conference Center of attending is approximately $1,200, plus transportation (I’m willing to drive), hotel, and 255 South Airport Boulevard meals South San Francisco, CA 94080 IThe havebest spoken with Fred Black, Creative Director of DiPerno Jones Advertising, who Internet Marketing Conference comes to San and Francisco Learn Internet went to lastmeet year’s conference in Mexico, recommends it highly As the Marketing marketing, industry professionals andand gethe in-depth overviews of everything you need Manager for Klein Graphics, I think it would benefit the company tremendously to have to know about the fast-paced, web-based world me learn the latest trends in this important field Three days of Internet marketing immersion are as follows: Please me know if you would more information from me about the conference or • let Tuesday, September 13th - like “Business Day”- a great business concept is the key to how would expect the training to benefit my job at Klein Graphics Internet marketing success Get business-savvy • Wednesday, September 14th - “Technology Day”- technologies and new Thank you in advance, developments that your Internet business needs to know now • Thursday, September 15th - “People Day”- People are the key to organizational Tara Branson success Develop the means to focus on your most important assets, your staff and customers After three days at the IMC 2006 conference, you will gain a head start on the competition with the best people skills, superior marketing techniques and a great business concept Expert advice Expert results IMC 2006 welcomes experts from across the Internet marketing industry More than 30 topics will be discussed from search engines, domain names and analytics to blogs, payper-click and rich media Everything you ever wanted to know about Internet marketing and more Page 30 Registration The registration fee for IMC 2006 is $1,190 for the full three-day conference If you are looking for guaranteed Return On Investment, IMC 2006 is the ultimate investment Discover the potential of Internet Marketing 96 What is Tara Branson’s job? A Graphic Designer B Creative Director C Marketing Manager D Advertising Director 97 What is learned about the Internet Marketing Conference? A It costs more than $1,200 B It is being held in a hotel C It changes location every year D It takes place over a three-day weekend 98 What is expected to be the focus on the second day of the Internet Marketing Conference? A Business B Technology C Human resources D Government guidelines 99 What does Tara Branson claim to have done? A Attended the previous year’s conference B Received permission from her supervisor C Negotiated a discount on registration fees D Spoken with a previous conference attendee Page 31 100 What does Tara Branson offer to do? A Drive to the conference B Pay her own daily expenses C Put together a detailed budget D Write a report when she returns THE END Page 32 ... through November 30 at the San Antonio 52.A camera B display C ceremony D attendance Page 11 PART 7: Reading comprehension Directions: In this part of the test, you will read a selection of texts,... me if you remember things being the way that I have described Minutes The meeting opened with a reading of the minutes of the last meeting by secretary Jenny Schmidt These were approved by Anthony... conference or • let Tuesday, September 13th - like “Business Day”- a great business concept is the key to how would expect the training to benefit my job at Klein Graphics Internet marketing success
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