EXERCISE

02

READING COMPREHENSION

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It took us five years to get used to this routine and now it’s all going to be changed. Now I’m going to
have to draw up an entirely new set of specifications and present them to the Board, and who knows
what they’ll say? I wish somebody had asked for my opinion a week ago, since I’m the one who’s going
to be doing all the work. We’ll need to figure out the manufacturing tolerances first, and then come up
with a way to reorganize the assembly process so as to minimize the impact on other operations. Let’s
not forget this isn’t the only item we make over at the factory. If we pull too many resources from other
assembly lines, those products will suffer. On the other hand, this is our best-selling product, so we
have to make sure we get it right the first time. It would be disastrous if we had to recall products once
they’re shipped out to retailers due to some kind of mass manufacturing defect. Things like that have
brought down bigger companies than ours.

EXCERCISE

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1. How long has this routine been in place?

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2. Drawing up specifications probably requires
someone who can draw well with pencil and
paper.

2.

3. Who has to approve the new specifications?

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4. What’s the first thing that has to be figured
out?

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5. This is one of many products made at the
factory.

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True False

6. This product is made on the same assembly
line as other products.

6.

True False

7. Why is it important that the new
manufacturing process be done right the first
time?

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8. What do you think the word “recall”
(underlined) means?

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9. Explain the last sentence in your own words.

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True False

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