Questions 17 - 18:
Đoạn văn 1:
Prices for natural gas will increase this winter by thirty cents per unit. That will mean higher bills for all residential consumers who use gas to heat their houses. By keeping your thermostat set below sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit, you can help reduce the cost of your bills by thirty percent or more. For more details on energy-saving tips, see the bulletin enclosed in this letter.
This announcement concerns what kind of bills?
For every ten units of gas, how much more will a customer have to pay each month than before?
Questions 19 - 23:
Đoạn văn 1:
Local Company Builds Gym
Ask any health professional and they will tell you that the key to good physical and mental health is to eat a balanced diet, get plenty of rest, and exercise regularly. Alarmingly, a recent study conducted by the Institute of Balanced Living (IBL) revealed that the average person consumes some form of fast food at least twice a week, sleeps less than 6 hours a night, and exercises less than once a week. IBL said this is quite a dangerous situation for the nation's health.
In order to teach its employees to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, the popular software company, MegaWare, has built a gym in its office building, and is hoping all employees will use the facilities at least three times a week. To encourage the employees to take advantage of the gym, the company is offering a $ 200 monthly bonus to every employee that uses the gym more than three times a week.
The company even developed a special program to keep track of the number of times each employee uses the gym. Last month every staff member was issued a special ID card, which the employees must use to enter and exit the gym. Each time the card is used, the session is recorded in the main database. The company also hopes to open an organic cafeteria in June 2008.
According to the article, what did the IBL conclude?
What change recently occurred at MegaWare?
The word "encourage" in paragraph 2, is closest in meaning to
Why did MegaWare give employees a special card?
What does MegaWare wish to do in 2008?