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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 The Pentilar desk cannot be shipped a purchase order is signed by the department manager A despite B unless C neither D without Ms Patel has just returned the fifth Chennai conference on marketing and advertising A on B from C about D behind Bandung Airport, previously too small to the international flights, has doubled its capacity A nearer B nearing C nearly D neared 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 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 All red sticker items _ discounted 50% for the next 20 minutes A had been B will C are being D had 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 If your shipment is not delivered Tuesday, you can request a full refund for the merchandise A at B by C within D while The committee members were glad to see how Ms Park presented the benefits of the incentive program A privately B apparently C likely D skillfully 10 the threat to security, he always leaves his filing cabinet unlocked when he was not in his office A Owing to B Since C Despite D During 11 Employees who wish to the sales exposition in London next month should let their managers know A participate B cooperate C submit D attend 12 There will be a meeting for anyone interested in learning about the new building plans at p.m. _ A on next Friday B at next Friday C in next Friday D next Friday 13 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 14 Based on its performance in laboratory tests, the new Conlime cleaning solution was approved for commercial use A outstanding B willing C contentious D applicable 15 In _ with my contract of employment I am happy to continue to work until 31st 2009 A according B accords C accordance D accordingly 16 After their travel reservations online, airline passenger should arrive at the airport at least an hour before departure A confirmation B confirmed C confirming D have confirmed 17 If Maintenance or _ other department thinks they are not getting their fair share of the budget, now is the time to speak out A all B many C one D any 18 Mr Brown didn’t _ review the site even though it has been over a year since his first visit A know B knowingly C knowledge D knowledgeable 19 Come meet some of the best minds in technology: our _ create more products than any other software company A developing B developers C development D developed 20 If you experience problems _ visiting www.example.com, you should send an email to webmaster@example.com A during B while C for D as 21 Considering its _ potential and convenience, the new technology is expected to bring huge changes to stores, factories and homes A commercial B commerce C commercially D commercializing 22 I work by myself _ of the time, but sometimes I work with a team on an important project A almost B mostly C sometimes D most 23 Please be sure to arrive for next Monday’s finance seminar, which will be held in the main auditorium A exactly B presently C previously D early 24 The financial audit of Soft Peach Software completed on Wednesday by a certified accounting firm A to be B having been C was D were 25 The organizers of the trip reminded participants to _ at the steps of the city hall at 2:00 P.M A see B combine C meet D go 26 To receive these great prices, please call (940)723-6631 and ask _ to one of our trained Internet salesmen A speak B speaking C to speak D speaks 27 Most of the information available from the Web site may be freely downloaded and reproduced, _ the content has not been changed or modified A provided B nevertheless C despite D however 28 As Independent Financial advisers we are able to offer _ clients advice on products from every financial product provider in the UK A us B our C ourselves D ours 29 When people finish filling out the questionnaire, they should put it directly the drop box A into B next C around D across 30 For those native language is something other than English, a special translator will be provided A who B whom C whose D that 31 I have noticed that when the boss is away, employees like to relax and enjoy _ A myself B himself C ourselves D themselves 32 Globalization has become a major factor in the electronics manufacturing industry, often _ it difficult to distinguish between domestic and foreign companies A made B make C making D being made 33 The rapid pace of innovation in electronics technology makes for a constant demand for _ and faster products A newly B new C newer D late 34 The professor has tried to make an innovative procedure for testing the sample to make his research findings _ free of errors A complete B completely C completed D completing 35 Mr Park is very pleased to announce that all the students are for a free listening class which starts at A permissible B eligible C accessible D available 36 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 37 Please inform Ms Anne Hedoni that we suggest she _ her appointment for at least a week A postpones B will postpone C is postponing D postpone 38 The house Mr Eno is thinking about buying is located _ Heritage Street A to B on C from D of 39 I _ never have hired him if his references had given me any indication of how unreliable he would be A would B will C must D had 40 If you not read the business page regularly, you _ to miss reports of the important business transactions A are going B will C would be going D had 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 notice Good personal hygiene is required of all our service employees Please refer to the _ guidelines Hands must be clean at all times, and you are required to wash 41 A under B followed C following D below them with soap and hot water at the beginning of your shift and at _ once 42 A least B most C all D many every hour thereafter, after handling trash, and before returning to work from the restroom or meal breaks Nails are to be trimmed to a reasonable length The maximum acceptable length is 1/8 inch longer than your fingertip Failure to adhere to these guidelines _ result in your being asked to leave work for the day, and repeated 43 A has to B could have C might D should failure or refusal to adhere WILL result in job loss Questions 44-46 refer to the following advertisement A clean home at affordable rates The Spick and Span Home Cleaning Service has come to your area Spick and Span has developed a nationwide reputation as the foremost home cleaning service Our 44 A secret B subtle C discreet D prudent agents are all carefully chosen and screened, so you don’t need to worry about whom you are letting into your home Choose from five different cleaning plans, ranging from a once-a-month to a daily cleaning service You won’t find our agents _: your home 45 A reducing the margin B cutting corners C taking sides D putting off will be the cleanest it has ever been Call 1-800-556-5656 to find out more about our great rates and what we have to offer 10% discount to all new customers 46 A registering B returning C rejecting D refunding throughout March Questions 47-49 refer to the following memo To: All sales personnel From: The Manager Re: Wireless Internet It has come to my attention that a lot of our customers are not aware that their computer have a wireless Internet connection capability Recently several customers _ the store 47 A contact B have contacted C are contacting D contacts asking how to go about setting up an Internet connection We always ask customers for details about their computers, and we discovered that a lot of these had bought their computers at our store All of them had computers with the technology for a wireless connection Be sure to explain all functions very carefully before making a sale Show the customers how easy it is to to the Internet in our store We’d like you to show each 48 A connect B surf C log D access customers how to apply for their warranty online It will give a good _ of our store, 49 A imagine B show C impression D sign and help the customers, too Thank you Questions 50-52 refer to the following letter To whom it may concern, I confirm that I have dealt with Newman Company Ltd since 1998, during which time they _ my business with excellent support in the areas of website engineering, site 50 A have provided B provide C will provide D will have provided optimization, search engine analysis and site submission Their work has been a major factor in our website’s _, helping it to become one of the most visited 51 A successfulness B succeed C succession D success _ of its kind on the Internet 52 A resource B resourcing C resources D resourceful I can confidently recommend Newman Company Ltd as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in their field Yours faithfully PART 7: READING COMPREHENSION Directions: In this part of the test, you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper, articles, letters, and advertisements Each text is followed by several questions Choose the correct answer to each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet Questions 53-54 refer to the following poster 10 C Because it comes in a bottle D Because you drink it at breakfast 62 Which of the following is NOT true? A You have to take vitamin pills with Vitagetic B You can buy Vitagetic at supermarkets C Vitagetic is a good breakfast drink D Vitagetic is delicious Questions 63-64 refer to the following table Zone Destination Zone Zone Asia, North South Marshall, America, America, Guam, Central Africa Midway America, Classification Weight and Oceania, Letters* Up to 25g $9 $11 $13 Up to 50g $16 $19 $23 Postcards Uniform rate of $7 to anywhere in the world Aerogramme Uniform rate of $9 to anywhere in the world * Standard-sized item: 14-23.5 cm length, 9-12 cm width, thickness of within cm 63 What is the cost of sending a twelve-gram letter to South East Asia? A $7 B $9 C $11 D $13 64 How much will a $19 letter to Europe weigh? A 25 grams or less B Between 25 and 50 grams C More than 50 grams A Unknown Questions 65-67 refer to the following passage 14 65 Reality television shows are becoming increasingly popular around the United States One recent show, Wannabe, depicts a group of five men and five women who live in the same house for several months without contact with the rest of the world Each week the participants take singing lessons and perform their songs for the audience and the judges Also, every weekend one participant must leave the program, as they are voted off the show either because of lacking of singing talent or because the other participants not like living with them The television audience participates in the voting process, and an average of two million votes per week is entered by viewers, either by phone or Internet The final two remaining “Wannabes” earn a recording contract with a famous company What kind of event does this reality show try to depict? A Real history B An acting school C Real-life competition D A pop concert 66 How many people participate in this TV show? A Two million B Ten C Five D Twenty 67 How often participants get voted off the show? A Twice a week B Every day C Once a week D Once a month Questions 68-70 refer to the following advertisement THE ADVANTAGE THAT MADE US #1 IN ASIA YES! Please send me your student travel catalog Experience We have the most experience in overseas travel: 47 years of discovering the best sights and events, the best hotels and restaurants, and the best staff here and abroadall priced for a student’s budget Popularity More students choose our Out to Asia trips than any other References We stand by our reputation We’ll give you the names of past participants so you can get a firsthand impression 15 Savings We can pass on greater volume discounts, so your dollars will buy you more Member, Association of World Travel Organizations 68 Why should someone choose Out to Asia? A It offers varied travel packages B It has a good safety record C Its packages are all-inclusive D Other people like it 69 Who is offered as a reference? A Members of the Association of World Travel Organizations B Asian students C Former Out to Asia travelers D Staff members 70 What describes the cost of Out to Asia tours? A They’re very expensive because they include study opportunities B They’re quite expensive, but everything’s the best C They’re cheap because they’re planned for big numbers D They’re in the middle price range Questions 71-74 refer to the following letter To the Editor: I read with the great interest the article in your paper yesterday about the growing traffic problems in our region and now the planned construction work on a new Millers River Bridge will exacerbate the problem over the coming months Proponents of building a new bridge, which is scheduled to begin next month and be completed within two years, claim that it will greatly alleviate the traffic problem in that part of the city once it is completed In my opinion, that solution will be temporary at best Allow me to propose another idea For the past four years, a group of city planners, transportation experts, and others have been hard at work on a plan for a light rail system to serve our region Of course, construction of a region-wide light rail train system would require a far greater investment than construction of a bridge, but it would serve a far larger percentage of our pollution and the effects on our traffic problems would be more far-reaching and 16 permanent As discussed in yesterday’s article, the new, bigger Millers River Bridge will carry more traffic than the old one, serving one small part of the city The bridge has been artistically designed and will add beauty to our city landscape These are small returns, in my opinion, for the expense city taxpayers will incur for the bridge construction Clearly, investment in a regional light rail system is a better idea for our future Sincerely, David Spaulding 17 71 Why did David Spaulding write this letter? A To complain about the traffic problem B To support a new light rail system C To explain bridge construction D To report on a city planners meeting 72 What did David Spaulding yesterday? A Read the newspaper B Visited the new bridge C Rode on a light rail train D Met with transportation experts 73 When will the new bridge be completed? A Next month B In several months C In two years D In four years 74 What is David Spaulding’s opinion of the new bridge? A It’s not a good solution B It won’t look beautiful C It will be too big D It won’t cost too much Questions 75-77 refer to the following article Green Garden Café recently opened downtown and is offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches, along with homemade soups and ice cream All food served at the café is made from pure organic ingredients Sandwiches are made with 100% whole-grain bread, which is baked in the café’s kitchen Dinners are lining up to try Green Garden’s sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner “One of our best sellers is our breakfast sandwich”, explains café owner Melissa Whitehead “It’s not your typical bacon-and-cheese concoction Instead, we combine eggs with fresh vegetables and serve it on fresh-baked bread Customers can’t seem to get enough of it” You won’t find the usual ham, turkey, or roast beef sandwich among the café’s offered fare In fact, all the food they serve is 100% vegetarian There sandwiches are filled with fresh vegetables, locally made cheese, or a combination of both “Customers enjoy our soups and ice cream, but what they really come here for are the sandwiches”, says Whitehead “That’s our most popular item” Give the Green Garden Café a try next time you are downtown You won’t be disappointed The café is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from AM to PM and Saturday from 11 AM to PM 18 75 What is true of the soups at Green Garden? A They are made with organic ingredients B They are the most popular item C They come from a factory D They contain bacon 76 Which of the following sandwiches can you get at the Green Garden Café? A Cheese and bacon B Ham and turkey C Cheese and vegetables D Roast beef 77 On which of the following days is the café closed? A Monday B Wednesday C Friday D Sunday Questions 78-81 refer to the following information sheet INFORMATION FOR VISITORS GETTING AROUND  Two major bus routes, No 34 and No 56, pass in front of the building Bus schedules and bus route maps are available at the front desk  The Market Mall subway station is five blocks away Subway maps and information are available at the subway station  Taxis are available at the taxi stand near the main entrance MEALS  A full-service restaurant and a café are just off the main lobby Daily breakfast at the café is included with the price of your room  Ask the front desk for a listing of local restaurants SHOPPING  Market Mall, the city’s premier shopping mall, is five blocks away Whether you are looking for clothes, jewelry, books, gifts, linens, or office supplies, you are sure to find it at the Market Mall  The downtown shopping district, famous for its elegant fashion boutiques, is just three miles away The downtown district is served by the No 34 bus line  A pharmacy and grocery store are just across the street 19 TOURISM  The city boasts a number of fine museums, including the National History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts The Sun Tours Travel Company offers bus tours of historic locations around the city Please ask at the front desk for more information  Hotel guests are entitled to a discount at the City Aquarium Get your discount coupon at the front desk EMERGENCIES In case of emergency, dial 01 for the hotel manager 78 Where would you find this information sheet? A In a hotel B In a tourist agency C In a shopping mall D In an office building 79 What is five blocks away? A A pharmacy B A café C A subway station D A taxi stand 80 What can you buy in the shopping district? A Books B Office supplies C Clothes D Linens 81 Where can you probably buy cough medicine? A In the shopping district B Across the street C In the lobby D At the Market Mall Questions 82-85 refer to the following letter Eastman Energy Associates 54 East Putman Avenue 20 June 8, 20— Priscilla Pavlis Pavlis and Company P.O Box 16 Riverside Dear Ms Pavlis, Thank you for your letter of May 25 I am very happy to respond to your questions about our services Eastman Energy Associates conducts energy audits of businesses with the aim of helping our customers heat and cool their building more efficiently Typically, we begin by inspecting furnaces, air-conditioning units, and heating and cooling ducts for efficient operation and compatibility with the building and with your heating and cooling needs We then conduct a thorough inspection of the building itself, both inside and outside, for places where air can enter and escape We focus on outside doors and windows, outside walls, and the roof Within a week of our visit, we send a complete written report with an evaluation of your building’s strengths and weaknesses We also include a list of suggested upgrades with their estimated costs as well as estimated savings in heating/cooling costs We follow up with a phone call to ensure that you understand each detail and to address my concerns you may have An audit of a building of your size would take about eight hours to complete We would charge $1,500 for the audit, including the written report and followup call Any further consulting you may require beyond that would be charged at our hourly rate of $175 an hour Please let me know if you have any further questions You can reach me by phone at 4920983 Call that same number if you would like to schedule an audit for your building We are currently making appointments for next month Thank you for contacting Eastman Sincerely, Karla Heinz Energy Consultant 21 82 Why did Ms Hein write this letter? A To advertise her business B To follow up on a consultation C To reply to Ms Pavlis’s letter D To explain charges on a bill 83 What does Ms Pavlis want to do? A Save money on heating and cooling B Construct a new building C Get new windows and doors D Repair her roof 84 How much will Ms Pavlis pay if she gets the service as outlined in the letter? A $ 175 B $ 1,500 C $1,575 D $ 1,675 85 The word “upgrades” in paragraph is closest in meaning to A materials B systems C builders D improvements Questions 86-90 refer to the following memo and information Memo To: All regional managers From: Stewie Griffin, General Manager Re: Inventory Tracking Changes As most of you are aware, beginning in the new calendar, we here at AligMedia will be changing our supply inventory tracking system from GenTrak to MaxTrak The MaxTrak system will allow us to monitor inventory from both our domestic distribution facilities as well as our overseas branches We feel that Maxtrak will be simpler, easier to use, and more cost efficient in the long run; however, because MaxTrak uses a parameter input code that is markedly different from GenTrak’s variable input code, it is necessary for regional managers to attend a three-day training and familiarization workshop The workshop is scheduled for October 6th through 8th at the Seabrisk Hotel (Grand Pine Conference Room) in Escondito, California We look forward to seeing you there I have attached a copy of the program and training objectives Stewie Griffin 22 General Manager MaxTrak Inventory Training and Familiarization Workshop October 6th-8th, Seabrisk Hotel, Escondito, California 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m daily The training program will cover the following:         Creating a record for new customers in the sales database How to determine what data needs to be entered into the newly created record Determining methods to acquire the data needed Acquisition of the necessary data and entering into the sales database Accessing and editing existing individual records in the sales database Property saving changes made to the sales database Printing individual records from the sales database Managing knowledge of confidentiality requirements relating in to information in the sales database All costs will be covered by AligMedia 86 Who will need to attend the training workshop? A Stewie Griffin B All employees of AligMedia C The general manager D All regional managers 87 Why is this training necessary? A Because of a change in management B Because of a change in data keeping C Because of recent customer complaints D Because of new changes in the law 88 How long will the whole training workshop last? A Until 9:00 a.m B Seven hours C Twenty-one hours D One week 89 According to the reading, which of the following is a benefit of MaxTrak? A It is more cost efficient than the current system B It is more complex than GenTrak 23 C It is more expensive than GenTrak D It can be used on any computer system 90 Which of the following will NOT be taught in the workshop? A Printing records B Selling of records C Editing of records D Creating records Questions 91-95 refer to the following job advertisement and reply Position Offered A well-respected educational organization needs an organized, out-going person with strong word processing and interpersonal skills to coordinate production and planning of public presentations and management seminars Desktop publishing and graphic arts a definite plus The ideal candidate will be educated to the graduate level (master’s degree), have at least six years managerial experience and be a self-starter, capable of working alone, and of motivating others If you fit this profile, please send your resume to Alessandra Badu, Job Applications, PO Box 7789, Westchester DE3 HH by February 23rd No applications postmarked after this date will be considered Due to the large response anticipated, we regret that we will be able to contact short-listed candidates No telephone or email enquires please 24 91 What is this advertisement for? A A package tour B A job vacancy C A position wanted D A course of classes 92 Which of the following people should reply to the advertisement? A One with six years of typing experience who has never worked with the public B An introverted graphic artist with library experience C A confident art major with consulting and computer experience D A former sports coach who is insolent, organized, and used to public acclaim 25 93 Which of the following might the successful candidate expect to do? A Help run a school B Do a lot of typing and organizing of files and attend seminars C Plan presentations on new educational opportunities D Organize and produce presentations and seminars on management 94 What example does Jessica give of her public speaking experience? A Three years as design team manager B Master’s degree in graphic design C Membership in a debating society D Ability to keep to a deadline 95 What will probably prevent Alessandra Badu from contacting Jessica? A Her writing skills B The submission of her application after the deadline C Her personality D Her lack of experience Questions 96-100 refer to the following letter and chart ATLAS INSURANCE CORPORATION 6-9-9 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, 170-557 February 6, 20-Watanabe Naoki 1-4-6 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-0008 Dear Watanabe Naoki, Because you are a valued customer of Atlas Insurance, we are sending this courtesy letter to remind you that your vehicle license sticker and insurance expire on March 18, 20 All drivers in Tokyo must renew their driver’s license and insurance annually License plates need to be replaced only once every ten years You will receive an attached notice if you need a new plate for you vehicle Please renew by following one of the procedures below: A) Take the enclosed notice to your local insurance broker by the date specified above B) Complete the form on the reverse of this notice, and mail it to your local broker at least five days before your vehicle plate sticker and insurance expire.* NEW: As of April 1, 20 , city authorities will be forbidden by law to offer any lenience regarding expired license plate stickers or insurance 26 Thank you for choosing Atlas Insurance Sincerely, The Atlas Insurance Group, Tokyo *This option is NOT available for customers who want to pay premiums on a monthly payment plan PG Principal operator: Watanabe Naoki Type of Insurance: Personal * Basic Insurance Coverage year Type of Discount Safe Driver Discount (25%) Optional Insurance Liability Collision (¥25,000 deductible) Comprehension (¥25,000 deductible) Other New plates TOTAL COST (1year) Your fee ¥82,000 ¥8,000 ¥9,000 ¥9,250 N/A ¥108,250 Explanation of the terms: * This insurance does NOT cover business use Business use means using your vehicle to get to your place of employment more than five times in one month If your driving patterns change, please call your insurance agent to discussion upgrades to your insurance plan 96 How far in advance did this customer receive his notice of expiration? A About five days B Just under one month C Just over one month D At least one year 97 When must Watanabe mail his renewal in? A Before February 6th B By March 13th 27 C By March 18th D After April 1st 98 Which of the following changed this year according to Watanabe notice? A A law in Tokyo B The price of insurance C The discount for safe drivers D A renewal method 99 What should Watanabe if he begins using his car for business? A Nothing B Notify city authorities C Change his insurance plan D Get a new license plate 100 Which is definitely true about Watanabe? A He has never had an accident B He never drives his vehicle to work C His insurance payments are collected monthly D His vehicle license plate is less than ten years old THE END 28 ... Company Ltd as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in their field Yours faithfully PART 7: READING COMPREHENSION Directions: In this part of the test, you will read a selection of texts,... workshop last? A Until 9:00 a.m B Seven hours C Twenty-one hours D One week 89 According to the reading, which of the following is a benefit of MaxTrak? A It is more cost efficient than the current
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