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LISTENING TEST

In the Listening test, you will be asked to demonstrate how well you understand spoken English. The entire Listening test will last approximately 45 minutes. There are four parts, and directions are given for each part. You must mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Do not write your answers in your test book.

PART 1

Directions: For each question in this part, you will hear four statements about a picture in your test book. When you hear the statements, you must select the one statement that best describes what you see in the picture. Then find the number of the question on your answer sheet and mark your answer. The statements will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time.
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PART 2

Directions: You will hear a question or statement and three responses spoken in English. They will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time. Select the best response to the question or statement and mark the letter (A), (B), or (C) on your answer sheet.

PART 3

Directions: You will hear some conversations between two people. You will be asked to answer three questions about what the speakers say in each conversation. Select the best response to each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. The conversations will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time.

PART 4

Directions: You will hear some talks given by a single speaker. You will be asked to answer three questions about what the speaker says in each talk. Select the best response to each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. The talks will not be printed in your test book and will be spoken only one time.

READING TEST

In the Reading test, you will read a variety of texts and answer several different types of reading comprehension questions. The entire Reading test will last 75 minutes. There are three parts, and directions are given for each part. You are encouraged to answer as many questions as possible within the time allowed. You must mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Do not write your answers in your test book.

PART 5

Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

PART 6

Directions: Read the texts that follow. A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences. Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences. Select the best answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

PART 7

Directions: In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements. Each text is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.
Questions 153 - 154 refer to the following advertisement.

Đoạn văn 1:

SPECTRUM RESTAURANT

Beginning next week, for the entire month of May, you can enjoy a delightful luncheon buffet for only $7. 00 per person at the Spectrum Restaurant in the Amwell Exhibition Center.

Open for lunch daily 11:30-2:30
Reservations required – Tel: 555-0153

153. What is being advertised?
154. How long will the offer be available?
Questions 155-156 refer to the following memo.

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MEMO

To: Employees
From: James Allsop
Date: November 2
Subject: Office Services quality assurances survey

To help us determine user satisfaction with the travel agencies that arrange business trips for employees of the Lambert Corporation, Office Services would appreciate your answering the following questions. Please return the survey to me by November 30. Thank you for participating.

Name: Patricia Maxwell
Travel agency used: Jetrex Travel

Were you satisfied with the service you received from this travel agency?
Yes _____
No _x_

If not, why not?
My airline tickets were sent to another employee.

Were the agents courteous? Yes _x_
No _____

Did they make the arrangements in a reasonable amount of time?
Yes _x_
No _____

Did your airline/train tickets arrive by the date request?
Yes _____
No _x_

Excellent _____
Good _____
Fair _x_
Poor _____

155. What is the purpose of the memo?
156. What problem did the employee have with Jetrex Travel?
Questions 157-158 refer to the following article.

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The Burlington Hotel will reopen in mid-December following the completion of a two-year renovation project making it one of the most elegant places to stay in the area.

Improvements to the 60-year-old hotel include the addition of a health club and a new restaurant serving French cuisine. The number of guest rooms has been reduced to 260 from 280 in order to enlarge smaller rooms and add second bathroom to some suites.

In addition to the new construction, restorations have been made to the hotel's grand ballroom, its rooftop garden overlooking Green Park, and the hand-painted murals in the lobby.

157. Why are there now fewer rooms in the hotel?
158. What does the article indicate about the hotel?
Questions 159-161 refer to the following letter.

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KRIEGNER'S BY MAIL, INC.
92 Hartley Drive
Burlington, PA 06302

Dear Customer,

We apologize again for not completing your recent order. The missing merchandise, listed below, has not yet arrived in our warehouse. We expect to be able to ship it to you before the date shown on the form.

If this revised date is not satisfactory, please sign the attached form and return it to us. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that the delayed shipping date us agreeable to you. Your order will ship as soon as it becomes available with a coupon 10 % off your next order.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,
Kriegner's by mail, Inc.

TO REPLY: DETACH AT PERFORATION

  Item Number Qty. Description Revised Ship date
_x_ DM3941 1 Coffee maker November 20
         
         

If you wish to cancel any of the items listed above, please place an X in the box preceding the relevant item numbers. Sign below and return this form.

If you paid by check or money order, we will promptly issue a refund check. If the order was charged to a credit card, we have not billed your account. Thank you for your patronage.

Signature: G. de Vincenzi
Date: October 25
Order number: 91021481208

Giovamu de Vincenzi
2937 Spring Haven Road
Sussex, NJ 07461

159. What does the letter indicate about the item Mr. de Vincenzi ordered?
160. What does Kreigner's offer Mr. de Vincenzi?
161. What has Mr. de Vincenzi decided to do?
Questions 162 -164 refer to the following advertisement.

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EUROFLEET

Eurofleet understands that the only schedule that most businesspeople like to follow is their own. That is why, for our Corporate Club members, Eurofleet has introduced the first in-flight meal service that lets the customer decide when to eat.

If you are busy reviewing reports, writing important e-mail, taking a nap – or event of you are just not hungry – you are not required to eat on our schedule.

We will serve you a delicious meal at your convenience. Your meal will be prepared with the finest ingredients and served hot and fresh right to your seat.

162. What type of company is being advertised?
163. What special benefit is advertised?
164. What is indicated about the benefit?
Questions 165-168 refer to the following letter.

Đoạn văn 1:

Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to our first edition of the Healthy Living Newsletter. We hope you will find the topics both entertaining and beneficial. The newsletter will be sent out every two months and will include articles of special interest, the latest health-care updates, and profiles of the outstanding medical professionals who work here at Tanaka Hospital. Each newsletter will also include a schedule of our new series of free Healthy Living classes.

The initial class, entitled “How to Prevent Lower-Back Pain”, will be held on Wednesday evening, September 15, in the exercise room on the first floor of the hospital. The class will begin promptly at 6p. m and will last 2 hours with a 10 – minute break. Participants should come prepared with comfortable clothing and an exercise mat. The room will open approximately 30 minutes before the class.

If you would like to attend, please call the hospital receptionist between 8:30 a. m and 5:30 p. m, Monday to Friday to reserve a space. If you have family or friends who would like to receive our newsletter, please have them sign up on our web site at www. tanakahospital. org.

Sincerely, The staff of Tanaka Hospital

165. Why is the letter being sent?
166. According to the letter, what does the hospital's newsletter contain?
167. How long will the first class last?
168. How are participants asked to register for the class?
Questions 169-171 refer to following article.

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Samuels Ltd. announced on Monday that it will spend $1 billion to build nylon production and processing facilities in Singapore to serve the Asia Pacific region. Construction of the 45, 000-square-meter plant will take two years. When the factory is complete, it will employ over 500 workers and have an estimated annual production of 60, 000 tons of nylon and nylon components. According to company spokesperson Michael Tan, the plant will be equipped with the same advanced technology used in Samuels plants in India and Canada, enabling the company to price its nylon competitively. The nylon products will be sold to companies throughout the region for use in various industrial textile applications.

The Asia Pacific market for nylon has remained strong over the last decade, with the majority of purchases coming from the automobile manufacturers. Samuels is hoping that the efficient production from the new factory will position it to become a leader in the market. It will face stiff competition from Haring Corporation, the current leader, and from several other large chemical companies that ship nylon products into the area from Europe and Africa.

169. What is the purpose of the article?
170. What is indicated about Samuels Ltd. ?
171. According to the article, why did Samuels Ltd. choose to target the Asia Pacific market?
Questions 172-175 refer to the following information from a Web site

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TECHNOLOGY NEWS

The new Washware ultrasonic home dishwasher developed by the Dowell Company is a great way to clean dishes and benefit the environment. The Washware removes debris from dishes using ultrasonic waves in the same way that can use to clean jewelry. The dishwasher contains a 100-liter tank with two metal converters that release high-frequency sound waves under water. The waves generate high-temperature, high-pressure bubbles that clean dishes using very little detergent. These micro-scrubbing bubbles can reach into small cracks and crevices that sponges or brushes cannot reach.

A conventional machine consumes 200 to 300 liters of fresh water per use. The Washwave filters the water in its tank for reuse after each cycle. The water in its tank only needs to be changed every other week. This can save the average household 250, 000 to 500, 000 liters of water annually. The shorter run of time of the machine also saves on electricity. The Washwave cleaning cycle lasts only five minutes where a conventional machine usually takes twenty minutes or longer.

The Washwave unit was introduced in Japan in September, and Dowell is planning to introduce it around the world over the next several years. Dowell is also able to customize dishwashers to meet the needs of commercial clients such as those in the healthcare and hospitality industries. For more information, visit www. dowell. com to see demonstration videos, order a brochure, or find a local retailer.

172. What is the information mainly about?
173. According to the information, what is an advantage of the Washwave?
174. How often should the water in the Washwave replaced?
175. What is indicated about the Dowell Company?
Questions 176 - 180 refer to the following product review.

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ALARM CLOCKS

The following are customer product reviews provided by consumers. Product details and local information on prices and availability can be obtained by consulting invidual retailers.

_____
Seloa ET - X
Rating: 7/10
Simple basic model that does its job
By Pamela Cal

I got my Selona a few months ago, and initially, I experienced no problems. Unfortunately, at some point the speakers started making cracking noises whenever the alarm goes off. I guess that's what you'd expect, considering the price. It's reliable and easy to set, so I have no major reasons to complain.

_____
Femi D100
Rating 9/10
Good for home, not for travel
By Alan Fletcher

I travel a lot, and I need a small handy alarm clock for my frequent hotel stays, I was in for a surprise when I ordered this model online. What happened was the photograph did not reflect its actual size, which makes it unfit for travel. But it's a great home alarm clock.

_____
Y-Tech 2700
Rating 10/10
You'll never need another alarm clock!
By Josh56

It's definitely as heavy-duty as it's described in the advertisement. I had dropped it in deep snow in my backyard and found it days later. It still worked as if nothing had happened. The only downside is its steep price.

_____
Gritto CX2
Rating 9/10
Takes some time to learn, but it's worth it.
By Ana Ramos

Requires advanced knowledge to set. But once you learn to operate it, it allows you to do many useful things. The many features make it seem overwhelming at first, but it's worth your while to learn them all.

176. What is indicated about product prices?
177. What do the individual reviews NOT include?
178. What model is probably inexpensive?
179. What disadvantage with her alarm clock does Ms. Ramos point out?
180. Why was Mr. Fletcher surprised?
Questions 181 - 185 refer to the following letters

Đoạn văn 1:

August 10

Jeremiah Bradley
Cooper & Steinborn, Inc.
5000 Birch Road, Suite 150
New York, NY

Dear Mr. Bradley,

I am writing to apply for the position of graphic designer, advertised in the August 5 edition of Empire Business Magazine. For the last year I have been a graphic designer for a local accounting firm, where I am responsible for designing the company's Web site and for producing online and paper advertisements. Before that I was employed for three years as a staff photographer at one of the region's top newspapers, Coastal News. I believe that my experience with visual media and communications makes me well suited for the advertised job developing logos and drawings targeted at specific consumer groups.

I have enclosed a copy of my résumé, which includes links to Web sites that display advertisements I have designed. I would be happy to provide you with a list of references as well. It has long been my wish to work in the advertising industry, so I hope you will give my application every consideration.

Sincerely,
Riyo Mori

Đoạn văn 2:

August 20

Riyo Mori
65 Plymouth Road
Stamford, CT

Dear Ms. Mori,

Thank you for your interest in working for our company. The selection committee read your application with great interest, and we were very impressed with the look and artistry of your company's Web site. Unfortunately, we are looking for someone with at least three year's experience in graphic design, and so we cannot consider you for the job you applied for. However, we were particularly interested in the work that you had done previously with Coastal News, and we think you might be an excellent fit for a job in our media department that we expect will start within the next six months. If you have any examples of your work from your time from that earlier period, please mail them to me sometime next week and I will contact you to discuss a possible interview at our offices.

Jeremiah Bradley
Director of Human Resources

181. What kind of company is Cooper & Steinborn?
182. How long has Ms. Mori been at her current position?
183. In the first letter, the phrase “well suited” in paragraph 1, line 6, is closest meaning to
184. What about Ms. Mori impressed Mr. Bradley, according to her letter?
185. What is Ms. Mori asked to send?
Questions 186-190 refer to the following notice and e-mail.

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Casseia Airport

Lost and Found Items

Items left behind in the Casseia Airport terminals are handed over to the information desk in the terminal where they were found. However, each airline is responsible for any items found on its planes. Please contact the airline directly if you believe you have left something on a plane.

All lost articles are logged in the Lost and Found inventory and held at the information desk until the passenger claims them or makes arrangements to have them shipped at the owner's expense. To inquire about a lost item, write to lostfound@casseiairport. com or call 555-0103. Make sure to provide a detailed description of the item and the number of the terminal where your item may have been lost. A staff member of the information desk will respond to your e-mail or call within 3 days of receiving your inquiry.

All unclaimed items in the Lost and Found inventory are held at the desk for seven (7) days. After that time, unclaimed items are forwarded to the central baggage service department for processing. Valuable items will be stored there for up to one year. Any clothing or low value items will be disposed of or donated to charity. Please note that the airport and the baggage service department are not responsible for the condition of your item.

Đoạn văn 2:

E-MAIL MESSAGE

From: lostfound@casseiaairport. com
To: mhartonen@polimail. com
Date: July 10
Subject: Lost item

Dear Ms. Hartonen,

This is in reply to your e-mail concerning a lost item: UDF 2800 digital camera.

We have located a camera that matches the description and serial number you provided. You can come and claim it personally at the information desk in Terminal 2, or you can provide us with instructions on where to ship it.

Sincerely,
Dan Suorsa

186. According to the notice, what the information desk do?
187. What are passengers advised to do if thy have lost an item in the airport?
188. In the notice, the word “condition” in paragraph 3, line 6, is closest in meaning to
189. What is suggested about Ms. Hartonen's camera?
190. What had Ms. Hartonen most likely NOT provided?
Questions 191 - 195 refer to the following article and e-mail.

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Agri-Amb Fair

Agri-Amb Fair is an agricultural trade show held every year for more than twenty years in Villars. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors come to Villars to see the latest agricultural technology, products, and services. Large indoor spaces inside four pavilions will again be open to exhibitors and visitors this year, with the fair running from August 20 through August 23.

While the fair is not among the largest agricultural fairs in the area, it has the reputation of being a favorite among small and medium-sized business looking to showcase their products at reasonable expense. For many companies, being present here is a relatively modest investment with high returns in the form of contracts for future orders.

Participation fees are competitive, considering the infrastructure provided at the venue. Forklift operators are available on site to carry the exhibitors' products around the pavilions at no charge. Heavy equipment that does not fit onto a forklift can, for a small fee, be transported by a crane. Each exhibitor is guaranteed free power and water to each booth inside every pavilion.

Also, this year, the organizers have introduced a loyalty discount for exhibitors who have showcased their products and services in the past. Returning exhibitors attending Agri-Amb Fair will pay 15 percent less for their exposition space.

Đoạn văn 2:

From: organizers@agriambfair. org
To: lijster@mariposti. com
Subject: Confirmation

Date: April 17

Dear Ms. Lijster,

I am happy to confirm the booking of a booth for Mariposti Company at this year's Agri-Amb Fair, which will take place from August 20 to 23. Your booth will be located in Pavilion 3. The entire area will be open for exhibitors to prepare their displays from 9:00 a.m. on August 18. Please note that you are eligible for a 15 percent discount on this year's participation fee.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With best regards,

Vernon Lamy
Agri-Amb Fair
Organizing Committee

191. According to the article, what do participants appreciate about Agri-Amb Fair?
192. What change is being introduced this year?
193. What is NOT provided to exhibitors for free?
194. What is suggested about Mariposti Company?
195. On what day can a participating company begin to set up its display?
Questions 196-200 refer to the following memo and e-mail

Đoạn văn 1:

MEMO

From: Carmen Ortiz, Benefits Coordinator
To: All employees
Date: Wednesday, December 17

Subject: Work Leave Policy

Starting with this year, employees who have been at the company for at least one year will be able to convert any leave days unused at the end of the year into a one-time cash payment. Previously, any unused leave was automatically applied to the next year. If you wish to have your leave days rolled over as before, you need to do nothing. If you wish to receive a cash payment, you will have to fill out a Leave Conversion form.

Payments for unused leave days will be determined based on your salary. For example, if you have 5 days of unused leave at the end of the year, you will receive 2 percent of your annual salary, if you have 10 days of unused leave at the end of the year, you will receive 4 percent of your annual salary, and so on. Employees may convert a maximum of 15 days of unused leave, any days exceeding that amount will be rolled over to the next year as before. Please note that the policy allowing a maximum of 30 accumulated leave days is still in place.

Only full-time, salaried employees are eligible to convert unused leave days. To apply for the benefit, please pick up a form from the benefits office. Completed forms must be received no later than Friday, January 5. Payment will be processed during the week of January 22. If you have any questions about the policy, please e-mail or call me at ext. 578.

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To: Carmen Ortiz
From: Carlos Garcia
Date: Tuesday, January 2 9:15 a.m
Subject: Converting Unused Leave

HI Carmen,

I would like to take advantage of the new leave policy and convert my unused leave. I ended the year with 10 leave days for which I would like to receive a cash payment rather than keeping the time for this year. However, I'm working on a client site in Buffalo all week, and so I'm unable to come into the office before the end of the week. Could you please tax me the necessary materials at 716-555-0191 sometime today? I will fill them out as required and return them to you by the deadline at the end of the week. Thank you for your help.

Thank you,
Carlos Garcia

196. What is indicated about the new policy?
197. In the memo, the phrase “in place” in paragraph 2, line 6, is closest in meaning to
198. What is the deadline for submitting a request?
199. What does Mr. Garcia ask Ms. Ortiz to do?
200. How much cash payment will Mr. Garcia probably receive?