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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 the 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.
Example:

PART 2

Directions: You will hear a question or statement and three responses spoken in English. They will be spoken only one time and will not be printed in your test book. 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 stleet. The conversations will be spoken only one time and will not be printed in your test book.

PART 4

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

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 the 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 tl1e letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.

PART 6

Directions: Read the texts on the following pages. A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences. Four answer choices are given below each of these 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 153-155: refer to the following notice.

Đoạn văn 1:

City Bus Fare

Regular Fare $1. 00
To be paid to the driver at the time of boarding.
Transfers $0. 25
Transfers allow the passenger to continue in one additional bus. Issued at the time of boarding only. Cannot be used for return fare.
Children 5 and under Free.
When accompanied by fare-paying adult children 6-12 $0. 50
Senior citizens $0. 50

Halfpass cards provide discounted fare to individuals over the age of 60 from 10 a. m to 4 p. m and after 7 p. m from Monday to Friday, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday. Customers must show their Halfpass cards upon boarding. Cards are free and may be obtained at the City Transit office upon presenting proper identification.

Weekday Pass
Allows unlimited bus rides from Monday to Friday. Passes provide an average discount of 15% off the regular fare.

Summer Pass
Offers unlimited trips to individuals aged 13 to 19 during June, July, and August.
Discounted price is $16. 00 per month.

153. What is the fare for an eight-year-old child?
154. When are senior citizens NOT eligible for discounted fare?
155. What special offer for teenagers is mentioned?
Question 156-158: refer to the following letter.

Đoạn văn 1:

Ocean Charter
34 West 76 Street
West Pender, Vancouver, BC N8U 2E5
July 18, 2004

Mr. David Gilmour
716 Nashville Street
Cincinatti, Ohio 64474

Dear Mr. Gilmour,

I am writing to confirm your booking on our deluxe cruise from Vancouver BC to Jeneau, Alaska, Departing May 7, 2005. As you would have seen when selecting this package, your meals and entertainment are all included, and of course you and your wife will be staying in one of our deluxe cabins.

Our onboard entertainment includes "Vaudeville Follies", a stage show in the tradition of this great comedy style. There will also be a live band in our dancing hall, two bars, a cinema and of course shuffleboard that can be played on the deck. Most spectacular of all are the whales, icebergs and gorgeous coastline you will see as we make our way north to Alaska!

We know you will have a great time with us on this cruise.

If you have any questions of any kind, please contact me by email at [email protected] net, or by phone at 1-800-453-7564 extension 213.

Sincerely,
Judy Blume, Director
Ocean Charter

156. Why was this letter written to Mr. Gilmour?
157. What kind of entertainment will be provided on the deck of the ship?
158. Which of the following is NOT a natural wonder that will be seen from the ship?
Question 159-161: refer to the following warranty.

Đoạn văn 1:

Warranty

All HiFine speakers are guaranteed for as long as you own the product. We promise that our speakers and all components are free of defects in material and workmanship. Our warranty is limited to the replacement or repair of speaker parts and components, and refund cannot be given in any case. The warranty does not cover problems caused by intentional damage, any type of accident, attempts to modify the product, misuse, abuse or negligence, it applies only to normal use of the product. Labor costs are solely the responsibility of the original purchaser. Any and all claims made under this warranty must be accompanied by a dated proof of purchase when presented at an authorized HiFine repair center. Shipping costs of these items must be covered by the customer.

For further information, call us toll free at 1-800-441-0337.

159. What kind of costs must be assumed by the customer?
160. Which of the following will be covered under the warranty?
161. Where can the products be serviced under the warranty?
Question 162-164: refer to the following advertisement.

Đoạn văn 1:

Wear It Again has been supplying quality used clothes in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 3 decades.

Here at Wear It Again, it is important to us that our customers receive high-quality garments at affordable prices. Before putting clothes on the rack, we check each article for rips, discoloration and stains to make sure the clothing you purchase is in the best possible condition. All items are sorted by size and color to make shopping easier for you. We even carry popular designer brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger. We also sell used furniture, books and even children's toys! Please note that 10% of all profits are donated to local charities to assist in building homeless shelters, provide food to soup kitchens, and to help jobless people find work.

If you want to look stylish and make a difference in your community at the same time, why not shop at Wear It Again? We can make you look and feel great!

162. What city is this store located in?
163. What does Wear It Again do to assist local charities?
164. What do the staff NOT check for before putting clothes on the rack?
Question 165-167: refer to the following announcement.

Đoạn văn 1:

Thank you for volunteering to raise funds for the American Red Cross. While there has been a surge in donations for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southeast Asia, and while that cause is a very deserving one, it has indirectly had a negative effect on donations for local needs. We appreciate your help in increasing donations during this special fundraising drive we have organized.

We want to give you the following door-to-door canvassing tips:

* Ask people if they have donated to their local charities this year. If they answer 'yes', then ask them if they know what a little more can do for their community.
* Remind people of all of the services provided by the Red Cross locally, including blood services, first-aid training and counseling services.
* If people do not have any cash at hand, you can advise them that we do accept credit cards. If they are reluctant to provide this to you directly, you can give them our web address, www. americanredcross. com.
* Don't forget to mention that donations of $10 or more are tax deductible.

Your assistance in soliciting these donations is very valuable to us, if it wasn't for people like you then donations would be much less than they are now. However, you may wish to make a cash donation of your own. Remember, a little goes a long way!

165. How are the volunteers going to conduct the fundraising drive?
166. Which of the following is NOT suggested as a means of convincing people to donate?
167. What recent event has hurt donations to local charities?
Question 168-170: refer to the following memorandum.

Đoạn văn 1:

TO: All Employees
DATE: December 1

Purposes
1. To provide employees with the opportunity to discuss performance improvement
2. To provide a systematic means for supervisors to evaluate employee performance and to recommend salary increases
3. To specify performance goals and to indicate areas where future training is needed

Guidelines
Supervisors are responsible for conducting impartial and timely performance appraisals of all staff who report to them. Initial appraisals will be conducted before the end of each employee's six-month probationary period. If an employee disagrees with the performance appraisal, the employee should first discuss his or her difference of opinion with the supervisor.

168. What is one stated purpose of an appraisal?
169. When is the first appraisal of newly hired staff conducted?
170. What should employees do first if they disagree with an appraisal?
Question 171-172: refer to the following article.

Đoạn văn 1:

New York - There has been a 20% reduction in the number of smokers amongst teenagers over the last 5 years according to a new study published in New England Journal of Medicine.

This has been attributed to an increase in television, newspaper and magazine ads directed toward young people which educate them on the health risks associated with smoking. There also have been improved anti-smoking educational materials developed for school programs, and these have also helped to reduce smoking in teens.

A large part of these plans has been paid by settlements reached between state governments and tobacco companies in lawsuits brought within the last decade. A total of $306 billion dollars has been paid by the tobacco companies.

171. What is the article mainly about?
172. Which is NOT mentioned in the article as a method used to educate teens?
Question 173-175: refer to the following letter.

Đoạn văn 1:

Jokie Jokie
616 Hydra Terrace Place
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Canada
J6B 2K8
April 1

Mr. Clive Slivey
Order Department
Slapstick Supplies Inc.
1111 Park Place
New York, New York, 11221

Dear Mr. Slivey,
I wish to order the following items to be sold in our novelty retail store.
Please advise me to as to when these items are likely to arrive at our location, and keep in mind that they must arrive no later than the day before our opening day, May 15:

Imitation Dog Pooh Quantity: 100 Total price: $500
Exploding Cigars Quantity: 200 Total price: $600
Super Potent Itching Powder Quantity: 50 Total price: $750

I will also need details as to what shipping costs will be, and whether there are cost differences depending on the delivery method.

I appreciate your attention to my order and look forward to your prompt reply.

Sincerely yours,
Joey Jojo
Joey Jojo
Purchasing director

173. Which item was NOT ordered?
174. What is the total price for the 200 Exploding Cigars?
175. When must the items be delivered by?
Question 176-177: refer to the following information.

Đoạn văn 1:

Car Loan Terms

FIRST LUMP PAYMENT The first payment must be at least 30 percent of the total cost of the vehicle, including taxes. A large payment can be made, which can reduce the size of future monthly payments.

MONTHLY PAYMENTS Monthly payments will be made over a term of 3, 4, 5 or 6 years. Each payment will be equal to the amount still owing after the initial lump payment divided by the number of months, including taxes and interest calculated on our fixed rate of 5 percent.

ADDITIONAL LUMP PAYMENTS Payment larger than the normal monthly amount can be made at any time, but a fee of 3 percent will be applied to any amount in excess of the agreed monthly payment.

BUYBACK OPTION You may apply to have the company repurchase the vehicle from you at any point. There must be appraisal of the vehicle (at the customer's cost), at which point the company will pay the full amount. Any unpaid principle of the loan will be deducted from the repurchase price at a penalty of 20 percent.

176. Which is one way to reduce the monthly payment amount?
177. What is the penalty on any unpaid principle of the car loan in the case of a buyback?
Question 178-180: refer to the following notice.

Đoạn văn 1:

To: All team leaders
From: Director of Human Resources
Sub: Updated Labor Regulation Handbook
Date: July 12

The State Labor Commission has recently revised its rules governing relationships between employers and employees. It is our responsibility to make sure that management and staff are aware of any and all changes that may affect them.

The revised handbook will be available from next Thursday and all team leaders will receive 20 copies each-additional copies should be ordered by the coming Monday if needed. We want to make sure that every individual employee receives their own copy.

The revised items include the following:

1. The company must provide a minimum of 2 weeks paid vacation to employees.
2. Women can now share their 2 months of allowed maternity leave with their husbands if they also want to spend time at home shortly after the birth.
3. The rules governing injuries in the workplace have changed extensively - please make sure that everyone fully reviews this section of the handbook.

All of these items are fully explained in the handbook - if you have any questions, please be sure to check there before contacting me for assistance.

178. What is the purpose of this notice?
179. What rules are mentioned as having changed most extensively?
180. What should people do if they have questions about any items?
Question 181-185: refer to the following two different letters.

Đoạn văn 1:

Dear Bon Voyage Travels,

Last month, I went on your two-week package tour to the West Coast of Ameriac with my wife. I must say that we were thoroughly impressed with your operations, personnel, and flexible schedule. It was one of the most smoothly run and efficient tour that my wife and I have been on, which is saying a lot since we are both great fans of traveling. My wife was particularly taken with our tour guide, Miss Alissa Summers, who was not only very knowledgeable in the history of local areas but also humorous, kind, and attentive. I would appreciate it greatly of you would extend a special thank you from us to Miss Summers, for showing great kindness and aptitude at her job.

This trip was no doubt one of the most enjoyable we have had so far, and I am certain that whenever we feel the urge to explore other exotic countries as well, we will come to your travel agency.

I am attaching a few pictures we took during the trip. Enjoy, and thank you again.

Matthew Perry

Đoạn văn 2:

Dear Mr. Matthew Perry,

Thank you for giving Bon Voyage Travel Agency the opportunity to make the travel arrangements and to provide an overall guide for your recent trip to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Grand Canyon.

We are glad to hear that you were pleased with the tour itself, and hope that you were also pleased with other aspects of the trip, such as the air travel and hotel accommodations that we arranged for you. The tour guide you mentioned, Miss Summers, would like to send her thanks for your commendation as well.

As you know, although our travel agency specializes in arranging tours on the American continent, we are capable of making arrangements for other continents as well. We look forward to hearing from you again soon. Thank you.

Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage Travels

181. Why did Mr. Perry write the first letter?
182. What is NOT something Mr. Perry and his wife were impressed with?
183. What can be inferred about the Perrys?
184. What did the Perrys like about Miss Summers?
185. What kind of travel agency is Bon Voyage Travel Agency?
Question 186-190: refer to the following memo and response.

Đoạn văn 1:

CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUEST

DATE: August 10th, 2006
CUSTOMER: Danielle Haber
ADDRESS: 3656 Robertson Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90236
PHONE: 213-6985-1264
SCREEN NAME: dhaber9

MERCHANDISE PROBLEMS

Please check one of the following and fill in the specifics in the given blank.

 DELIVERY PROBLEMS ordered merchandise has not arrived for over a month.
DEFECTIVE MERCHANDISE/ DAMAGED IN TRANSIT
REPAIR PROBLEMS
WRONG MERCHANDISE
AMOUNT CHARGED IN ERROR
REFUND NOT ISSUED
OTHERS

Đoạn văn 2:

Dear Ms. Danielle Haber,

The order for your lighter was received on June 19th by Internet and was shipped via UPS on June 20th. We can only assume that the lighter was lost in transit.

Upon receipt of your customer service request form, we reported the loss immediately to the carrier and they are attempting to locate the parcel. We should have a report back within two weeks.

If UPS is successful in locating your lighter, then it will be forwarded to you promptly. If, after two weeks, UPS has been unsuccessful, we will forward a check to you for the value of the lighter.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you.

186. What is the purpose of the customer service request form?
187. Why has the lighter not arrived yet?
188. For about how long has the lighter been "lost in transit"?
189. What will the company do if the lighter is not found?
190. What can be inferred from the passages?
Questions 191-195: refer to the following two different e-mails.

Đoạn văn 1:

To: Young Weekly Editor
Sub: Serious Problem
Date: Tue, Mar 12, 2006

I have been a long-time, avid reader of your magazine and I am well aware of the fact that you jump at any chance to show celebrities, whether they are drinking coffee, going to the gym, or shopping for groceries. Of course, I understand that without these kind of pictures and information about the daily lives of famous stars, your magazine would not be the kind of magazine it is now. It is true that I do not think it is such a good idea to have spreads on celebrities with serious eating disorders and treat them as if there's nothing wrong with them. It doesn't seem as if you are very concerned about what kind of standard body image you are projecting to your readers. I occasionally enjoy looking at other paparazzi pictures. But an otherwise interesting article, "Eating Healthy Meals"[by Nicole Watts], was ruined by the inclusion of ridiculous paparazzi pictures. There are several reasons I was displeased by this. First of all, there were no pictures whatsoever related to the article's main topic, nutrition. Anyone can tell you that the pictures of healthy meals should have been included. Perhaps a picture of the tofu salad recommended as a nutritious low-calorie meal would have been appropriate. Second, the pictures you did choose to include were not only irrelevant, but also going against the point of the article. The article itself doesn't mention fast food at all, yet somehow a picture of stick-thin Ashley Berliner having french fries for lunch found its way between columns? Save the shots of Ashley for your fashion section, because when it comes to my health, Ashley is the last person on my mind.

from Indiana

Đoạn văn 2:

To: Indiana
Sub: [Re] Serious Problem
Date: Thurs, Mar 14, 2006

Dear Indiana,

We are sorry to hear that you thought the choice of photographs in the article "Eating Healthy Meals" was inappropriate. We apologize for any distress it may have caused you. A new issue has already come out on stands since you mailed us your letter, so unfortunately we are unable to make any corrections. However, we will be issuing a statement regarding the photographs in our next issue.

We hope that you continue to subscribe to our magazine.
Thank you.

Young Weekly

191. What is the purpose of the first letter?
192. What does "jump at" mean in the first letter?
193. What kind of magazine is Young Weekly?
194. What can be inferred about Ashley Berliner from the passage?
195. What does Young Weekly offer to do in compensation for their error?
Question 196-200: refer to the following information and response.

Đoạn văn 1:

New SpeedWare 2006 Full-Install Retail Box

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  • Create reports comparing estimated costs to actuals.
  • Track inventory and create purchase orders.
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  • Find key information about customer and vendor accounts instantly.
  • Apply payments, over/underpayments, credits and refunds.
  • See dates for payroll, taxes and other liabilities at a glance with the new Payroll Center (For FULL Payroll function, you need to annually subscribe to SpeedWare).
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  • Choose from 100+ professional, customizable forms, and much more!

Order now, and you definitely won't regret it!

Đoạn văn 2:

To Whom It may Concern,

On April 20th, I requested information on your new software package (SpeedWare: Pro 2006), and your brochure was delivered to my office on April 21st. Thank you for the manner in which you expedited this information. I must say, I was quite impressed with your immediate response. I do have one question regarding your new program. What is the difference between SpeedWare: Pro 2006 and SpeedWareZ: Basic 2005? A quick glance at the features of SpeedWare: Pro 2006 suggests that there is no difference at all, excluding the price.

I will be looking forward to your response.

Taylor Norris

196. How much time is needed to install SpeedWare: Pro 2006?
197. What kind of software is SpeedWare: Pro 2006?
198. What does the advertisement claim to be the difference between SpeedWare Pro and Basic?
199. Why was Taylor Norris impressed?
200. What does Taylor Norris imply about the price of SpeedWare: Pro 2006?