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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 The of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Monday A elected B election C elects D electable If we win the Best Product Design Award, our team a bonus A receive B received C receiving D will receive This afternoon, _ from the Southern Valley plant were laid off in an unexpected factory closing that left employees angry and confused A employ B employers C employees D employment He is excited about the new promotion and looking forward to more responsibilities A taking on B take on C taking in D getting up Money for two new full-time employees _ into the budget for the next fiscal year A was figured B is figuring C been figured D having figured Page The winner of the contest will be selected by a panel of judges from the audience A choose B chosen C chooses D choosing Because the vote on the budget has been _, I need the cost estimates from the Housekeeping Department today A pushed up B phased out C pushed back D pulled out Applicants for the front clerk position are _ to go down to the Personnel Department on the first floor and speak with Ms Jameson A supposed B suppose C supposedly D supposing Our employees must strive to always remember that this company was founded on the _ that providing customer satisfaction is our most important goal A principal B principles C principle D principled 10 Representatives of this firm must never to high-pressure or deceitful sales tactics, for these only succeed in alienating potential customers A succumb B resolve C submit D resort 11 Since _ the new product, profits have increased by sixty-eight percent, and customer surveys show a strong, positive response A starting B beginning C opening D launching 12 Hardly _ surveyed expressed interest in either of the product offering being considered A anyone B no one C those D of those Page 13 His purpose might be either to get a raise or a promotion A to request B requesting C requested D requests 14 Senior analyst John Pierpoint expects SunDigit to post of $4 billion for the year A a profit B to profit C profitable D profitably 15 After flying to Boston for business, she will to Washington, D.C in time for our annual meeting A return B restore C reconsider D reconnoiter 16 Due to the usual cool summer this year, we’ve seen the _ sales of air conditioners in a decade A lowest B fewest C bad D terrible 17 The boss is so pleased with our hard work on the sales report that he said he will _ us to dinner at a fancy restaurant on Wednesday night A buy B treat C tip D pay 18 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 19 most of his co-workers, Chris prefers to arrive early for work rather than stay late A Among B Except C Unlike D Following Page 20 Come meet some of the best minds in technology: our _ create more products than any other software company A developing B developers C developments D developed 21 Bus schedules are updated frequently, _ check our Web site for the latest departure and arrival times A so B if C neither D whereas 22 interest rates may please those with savings, but they will be a burden to anyone saddled with a large mortgage A Bigger B More C Extra D Higher 23 Last year’s holiday sales strategy _ to be such a success that we have decided to repeat it this year A proved B was C was proven D became 24 The director is investigating the lasted complains regarding the quality of their products A yet B ever C still D all 25 Executives at Hirsch, Inc eliminated unnecessary meetings, _ on memorandums to communicate with employees instead A rely B relying C reliable D reliance 26 The Prime Minister made _ first visit to China in more than ten years A she Page B her C hers D herself 27 Future Bank will start offering special incentives to employees who _ hybrid cars starting September A purchase B purchases C purchased D purchasing 28 Thursday’s of Tim Reynolds as CEO ends Seybol Inc.’s seven-month search for a top executive A appointed B to appoint C appointing D appointment 29 Most scientists doubt Dr Richards’ claim to _ signs of microscopic life on Mars A find B finding C are found D having found 30 Many theorists contend that constructivism represents a viable model for explaining how mathematics A learn B is learned C are learned D is to learn 31 If the computer is not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it may cause _ with radio and television reception A appliance B equipment C reception D interference 32 Most airlines offer discounts for travelers making _ through their Web- sites A travel B luggage C airports D reservations 33 You should _ to the client with a polite letter thanking him for raising these concerns with us and also assure him the problem will be addressed A acknowledge Page B return C reply D reciprocate 34 If you don't feel better by tomorrow morning, I _ that you call your supervisor, stay home from work and make a doctor's appointment A consider B think C suggest D believe 35 While abroad, he used to travel with an interpreter _ was well known for his excellent language skills A whose B whom C which D who 36 Nobody was allowed to see him at time during the meeting A the B some C any D a 37 _ what else to do, he stayed calm and did nothing as asked A Not knowing B No knowing C Not known D Not knew 38 My contact at the conference wasn’t exactly a stranger; I _ her two or three times before A meet B will meet C have met D had met 39 _ none of us were familiar with the city, Mr Gutman drove us to the meeting A Although B Because C Therefore D However 40 The clerk found the typographical error after the messenger _ the proposal A delivered B delivers C has delivered D is delivering Page 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 Shane Kim, One of the hardest things that a manager is required to at times is asking an employee _ their vacation I know how much you were looking forward to a long overdue vacation 41 A postpone B postponed C to postpone D will postpone with your family and having to ask you to postpone these plans is difficult for me As you know, we are under a tight schedule to meet LTD project deadline, unfortunately, cannot be delayed 42.A that B what C which D why _ your contribution, I’m afraid we will not succeed in meeting our deadline 43 A Along B Upon C Until D Without Page I’m sorry for having to ask you to postpone a much needed and well deserved vacation, but we really need your help to get us through this critical time Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter and appreciate your coming through for the team Rest assured, your loyalty will not go unforgotten Sincerely, Questions 44-46 refer to the following memo To: All office staff From: Rita Johnson Re: Employee Appreciation Banquet Date: June 15, 20— It’s time to start planning for Employee Appreciation banquet I know you 44 A daily B monthly C annual D biannual all look forward to this every spring As you know, the winner of the Employee of the Year Award is chosen by the staff Please give your nominations to me before the end of this month The winner will be announced on the night of the banquet I have received your comments and complaints and have been looking into a new _ 45 A location B program C decoration D entertainment for this year’s banquet We are hoping to hold it at the Hamilton Hotel The rooms there are large, and the hotel is conveniently accessible by public transportation I have also paid attention to your comments about the food and will work with the hotel chef Page to develop a menu that provides a variety of choices Please let me know if you have any further regarding this year’s banquet 46 A suggest B suggests C suggesting D suggestions Questions 47-49 refer to the following article DOCTOR NAMED TO “NOTABLE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS” LIST Veronica Lew, M.D., of First Community Medical Center, was recently featured in a list of “Fifty Notable Young Professionals” in City News Magazine She and the 49 others listed _from a list of 500 candidates 47 A will choose B were chosen C are choosing D been chosen The 500 candidates had been nominated for contributions to the fields of 48 A themselves B their C theirs D them business, science and medicine, scholarships, sports, and the arts Dr Lew, a professor of Internal Medicine, is the third physician from First Community Medical Center to be given this She is a frequent speaker at medical 49 A courtesy B courteous C courteously D courteousness Her textbook, Practicing Internal Medicine, has just been published by Medical Page Publications, Inc Questions 50-52 refer to the following passage Your Paycheck Checks on a biweekly basis by department heads Arrangements can be made 50 A distribute B distributed C are distributed D are distributing with the Accounting Department to have checks mailed to the employee’s home address instead, if desired Each employee should review the check stub carefully _ 51 A It B He C She D They contains a breakdown of all deductions, including state and local taxes, retirement fund contributions, and insurance payments Any inaccuracies should be reported to the Accounting Department as soon as possible Every effort will be made to correct any errors in a timely manner The Human Resources Department conducts monthly workshops that explain in detail how each paycheck deduction is calculated Anyone interested in _ a workshop should contact the Human Resources Department 52 A assisting B attending C accessing D approving Page 10 C follow D question 71 What should each employee pack? A Documents from the files B Things in and on the desk C The computer system D The voicemail equipment 72 What should each employee for the person who will occupy his desk next? A Have the desk cleaned B Get a computer password C Move boxes to the edge of the room D Notify clients of the new occupant 73 What should each employee give to the network manager? A His computer equipment B His computer files C His computer ID number D His computer manual Page 17 Questions 74-76 refer to the following letter Page 18 74 Where would this letter most likely be found? A B C D In a microwave manual In the mail In an advertisement In a design store 75 The word “sophisticated” in line is closest in meaning to A popular B advanced C dependable D well-known 76 What must the user for trouble-free operation? A Exchange the product B Follow instructions C Purchase another model D Redesign the kitchen Page 19 Questions 77-79 refer to the following press release 77 What is the main topic of the press release? A The McCormick Convention Center B Chicago’s Convention Centers C Electronics retailers Page 20 D The Summer Consumer Electronics Show 78 How many manufacturers are expected? A 1,300 B 5,000 C 13,000 D 50,000 79 What is on display at the Convention Center? A High-technology products B Distribution of networks C Retail outlets D Shelving samples Questions 80-82 refer to the following memo To: All Employees, Knight Accounting Agency From: Ted Knight, Chief Executive Officer Subject: Staff Retreat I am writing to remind you that our annual staff retreat will be held on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14 at the City Convention Center, 1510 Parkland Avenue Attendance is mandatory for all employees Please plan to arrive promptly at a.m on both days; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided Our annual staff retreat is an opportunity to acknowledge our accomplishments, receive training and support, and set our goals for the coming year We've hired a professional trainer to start the retreat with some fun and informative activities designed to help us work more effectively as a team Next, we'll meet in small groups to talk about our jobs and what we can to become more successful Finally, we'll come together as a group to share insights and to write our mission statement and objectives for next year In preparation for the retreat, please write a personal mission statement and a brief description of your job Please email these to me at no later than p.m on Monday, December 12 I will compile your responses into a handout that will be distributed to all employees In addition, managers should submit to me a list of objectives for their divisions no later than 10 a.m on Tuesday, December 13 Taking a few moments out of your busy Page 21 schedules to this advance preparation will make the retreat more valuable for all of us I look forward to seeing you at the City Convention Center! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions 80 What is the memo mainly about? A Some mandatory meetings for managers B A proposed luncheon for new employees C A required employee training session D An optional planning retreat for the staff 81 Who will lead a session on teamwork? A The company president B A hired facilitator C A group of executives D The business manager 82 When is the deadline for managers to submit their list of division goals? A December 12 B December 13 C December 14 D December 15 Questions 83-87 refer to the following email and table Page 22 To: Dianne Thomas From: Jason Levy M Date: Tuesday May 25, 2005 8:37:12 a.m Subject: A favor to ask Hello Dianne, I need you to a big favor for me There’s a package sitting on my desk that needs to be sent to the London office They had asked me to edit our annual report before it goes to press and they need it back this week The manuscript is packaged and addressed; it needs to be sent with some kind of express mail service Please go online and look at the In-A-Flash Delivery Service site ( Enter the destination (London office), how much it weighs (1 pound), when you need it to arrive (overnight) You can pay for it online and they’ll automatically send someone over to the office to pick the package up Make sure you print a receipt when you pay for it, and make sure you get a receipt when the package gets picked up The package weighs about a pound It needs to arrive in London by Friday I have meetings all day and won’t be in the office until around 4p.m Can you please see that the package goes out this morning? Once it’s been sent, can you send Peggy an e-mail and just let her know the package is out the door and that she can expect it before Friday? Thanks, Jason ================================================================ Page 23 83 Where does Jason say the package can be found? A On his desk B At reception C On the coffee table D By the photocopy machine 84 What does Jason ask Dianne to do? A Go to the post office to send the package B Leave the confirmation number on his desk C Purchase additional insurance for the package D Print a receipt when she pays for the shipping 85 When does the package need to get to London? A Tuesday B Wednesday C Thursday D Friday 86 How much does it cost to send a package to Europe in three days? A $18.45 B $26.5 C $38.95 D $44.15 87 For which kind of package does the table give prices? A Gifts, over five pounds B Gifts, up to three pounds C Documents, up to one pound D Documents, two to four pounds Page 24 Questions 88-91 refer to the following letter Page 25 88 What is Ms Makestos probably doing? Page 26 A B C D Job hunting Quitting her job Moving to New York Applying to school 89 The word “competent” in paragraph 2, line 2, is closest in meaning to A responsible B friendly C skilled D useful 90 How long did Ms Makestos work at International Films? A One summer B Three summers C A One year D Three years 91 What kind of the letter is this? A A letter of complaint B A job inquiry C A letter of recommendation D A request for information Questions 92-96 refer to the following letter and calendar To: Steve Yang From: Arthur Goodman Date: March 3, 20 11:02:24 a.m Subject: Management Training Sessions Attachments: goodman_calendar.doc Hi Steve, It was good to hear from you earlier today It's been very busy around here too We just finished our job candidate interviews yesterday This means that today we will meet to figure out which candidates we would like to talk to further It will probably be a long meeting Page 27 I am glad you contacted me about when we can organize this year's executive management training sessions It's hard to believe this will be the third year we've done it I'm sending you my calendar for the month of April, so we can pick our dates As you'll see, I'm pretty open at this point Once we have the dates figured out, we should talk about whether we'd like to change any parts of the curriculum from last time We should put together an initial list of people to invite I would also like to talk about turning our training materials into a book, but this is not urgent I hope you are well Thanks for taking the initiative on organizing the third training session Art Goodman - 92 What is the purpose of the e-mail? A To find a date for a training session B To recruit a training session coordinator C To reserve a location for the training session D To create a guest list for the training session Page 28 93 What is learned about Arthur Goodman's company? A It is promoting a book B It is hiring a new employee C It is creating a new department D It is updating employee information 94 What can be inferred about the executive management training session? A It lasts for days B It will be held at a hotel C It is required for all managers D It has been conducted twice before 95 What is scheduled for April 20th? A A Book Deadline B A managers' meeting C A meeting in Atlanta D An appointment with Dr Lin 96 On which date is the Regional Meeting? A April B April 14 C April 23 D April 29 Questions 97-100 refer to the following notice and memo COMMUTER TRANSIT PASS INFORMATION City of Springfield Now it is easier and more affordable 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 Page 29 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 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 Page 30 97 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 98 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 99 What is the cost of a discounted six-month bus-only pass? A $250 B $325 C $425 D $850 100 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 THE END Page 31 ... the Human Resources Department 52 A assisting B attending C accessing D approving Page 10 PART 7: Reading comprehension Directions: In this part of the test, you will read a selection of texts,
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