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In which area would you most need an umbrella? (A) North. (B) South. (C) East. (D) West. 73. Where most likely does the speaker appear? (A) On stage. (B) In a newspaper. (C) In a magazine. (D) On television. Questions 71-73 refer to the following weather report. Good morning, everybody. This is Rosa Ortiz with today's weather report. If you live in the city center, expect warmth and sun with clear skies all morning, slowly getting cooler through the afternoon. For those of you to the south, you can expect some light rain before lunchtime, but that's expected to dry out quite quickly. In the north and northeastern areas, there are some rain clouds moving in, which means you can probably expect some scattered showers throughout the day with temperatures dropping overnight. For those of you living in the western, coastal regions, today would be a great day for the beach, as the forecast calls for sunny skies and no sign of cloud cover, with temperatures in the mid-20's. Tune in again at 6:30 this evening for further updates. 74. What is this discussion about? (A) Bonuses. (B) A merger. (C) Change of management. (D) Stock options. 75. What will be reduced by 30%? (A) Support staff. (B) Managers. (C) Total workforce. (D) Senior staff. 76. How long has the board of directors had meetings with its number one rival? (A) 8 years.
(B) 3 years. (C) 3 months. (D) 3 days. Questions 74-76 refer to the following speech. Thank you all for coming to this very important meeting. All of you are very aware of the massive success of our company for the past 3 years. We have usurped many of our weaker competitors, but our field of business is very vast and anyone can move ahead in our filed on any given day. Our board of directors has been in meetings for the last three months with our number one rival. Our superiors have decided from this day forward that we will merge together with our leading rival to now become the largest and most powerful telecommunications company in our field. We will be bringing the best from both of our companies to make the greatest telecommunications company in the world. As your know, both our companies have only so many employees for the same position. For those of you who have worked hard for us and have shown us your diligence, you will be well taken care of. Unfortunately, some of you will be let go. We will be downsizing our number of employees by about 30%, or about 400 employees. Those of you who have worked many years for us, a very generous severance package will be given to you. Our managerial department must be cut by 20% and our support staff will be cut by 70%. We are very sorry to those of you who must leave our telecommunications family. 77. What is the speaker doing? (A) Training new salesclerks. (B) Ordering new merchandise. (C) Explaining a company billing practice. (D) Responding to a customer request. 78. What should be checked? (A) The price of a replacement article. (B) The signature on the gift certificate. (C) The condition of the garment. (D) The integrity of the customer. 79. What is required for an item to be returned? (A) A photocopy. (B) An original receipt. (C) A piece of photo ID. (D) A valid credit card. Questions 77-79 refer to the following talk. If a customer wants to return an item of clothing, they must do so with the original store receipt. Photocopies are unacceptable. Check to make sure that the garment has not been
damaged in any way, paying particular attention to the seams, as these generally receive the most wear and tear. Should you find a genuine problem with the merchandise, you must then offer the customer a choice of either a replacement article of equal or lesser value, or a gift certificate from the store in the amount of the original receipt. If a customer is unable to provide an original receipt, advise them that store policy prohibits a refund. 80. Why does the company need a new procedure to give raises? (A) Too many employees. (B) The old way was too easy. (C) The employer doesn't know employees. (D) The old way was too cumbersome. 81. Who will you need recommendations from for the evaluation? (A) Employer and immediate superior. (B) Only colleagues. (C) Coworkers and immediate superior. (D) Employer and two coworkers. 82. What will be expected if a raise is given? (A) More days off. (B) More responsibility. (C) A new title. (D) Less annual bonus. Questions 80-82 refer to the following announcement. Good morning, everyone. I've called this meeting today to address the administration's new raise and bonus evaluations. In the past, to attain a raise, one simply had to ask the employer for a raise and it was the employer's decision whether the employee was worthy of it or not. Well, now with our workforce being 8 times the size, there's a far bigger employee-employer relationship gap. Now, to attain army raise or to be considered for any extra bonuses, you must now fill in our wage increase evaluation form. For it, you must a formal explanation about why you believe you deserve a raise. You will need at least two recommendations from your peers and a letter of recommendation from your immediate superior, after which you must submit it to administration. Then it will be processed and you should get a response within 3 weeks. Of course, with any pay increase, you will be expected to handle more responsibility and duties. Also, it's your choice whether you accept the new offer and accept the new terms or you withdraw your evaluation form. I know it's cumbersome, but administration needs time to handle these matters openly and diplomatically. 83. What is the purpose of this talk? (A) To promote a new cookbook.
(B) To present a new product. (C) To encourage a healthy lifestyle. (D) To meet other pet owners. 84. What does the speaker mention? (A) Older cats require special meals. (B) Nutrition is essential to good health. (C) This product is suitable for all cats. (D) This product has a loyal following. 85. Where is this product available? (A) Pet stores. (B) Supermarkets. (C) Veterinary clinics. (D) Health food shops. Questions 83-85 refer to the following advertisement. Even the pickiest cats will love new Fancy Feline Feast cat food. Made with real pieces of chicken and tuna, this is a treat your pet won't be able to resist. In addition to its great taste, Fancy Feline Feast is the result of extensive consultation with animal dieticians and veterinarians. The result is a healthy, hearty meal for cats of all ages. Balancing essential vitamins and nutrients with a great taste that cats love, Fancy Feline Feast is the perfect way to treat your cat to the best your local pet store has to offer. For pets end pet lovers alike, this product is sure to satisfy. 86. What has been standardized? (A) New web system. (B) New color palette. (C) All bar codes. (D) All design codes. 87. Why is the business very cautious with AlISave? (A) AlISave may decide to deal only with Toys Inc. (B) AlISave has invested a big contract with Toys Inc. (C) Toys Inc. is starting to go under. (D) Toys Inc. is known for making shipment mistakes. 88. What do employees at Toys Inc. have to familiarize themselves with? (A) New shipping procedures. (B) New toy designer. (C) AIISave's trading staff and ordering system. (D) AIISave's packing and barcode system.
Questions 86-88 refer to the following announcement. Good news,everyone. As you know, we at Toys Inc. have been working hard to attain a contract with AIISave USA Inc. We have finally signed our first contract with them, and given that we provide good service and goods to them, they may decide to deal with us exclusively. That is why it is very important that we fully acquaint ourselves with their trading staff and their ordering system. They have their own system to take orders and this will be our first time using it. Please become very familiar with it quickly. Make sure you know how to use this system not by the end of this week, but by the end of today. Make sure you double check all design codes, and bar codes. We have no room for error. They also have a different color palette. We simply use colors given by our designer, but AllSave’s color palette has been standardized so be sure to use AllSave’s sytem and not the designer’s. if we secure AllSave’s business, then we may be able to attain more big contracts and become a very stable and secure business in the future. 89. Where is this announcement heard? (A) On an airplane. (B) On a train. (C) On a platform. (D) On a bus. 90. What is available in the vending machines? (A) Junk food. (B) Health food. (C) Fast food. (D) Organic food. 91. What are passengers asked to do? (A) Not wait too long to reserve a table. (B) Not to make excessive use of the drinks car. (C) Not to make noise while people are sleeping. (D) Not to speak to the conductor. Questions 89-91 refer to the following announcement, This is a message for all passengers. The dining car will be open for dinner shortly, with seatings at five o'clock, six-thirty, eight o'clock and nine-thirty. To make a reservation for any of these times, please see the conductor. For those passengers who wish to purchase light snacks or beverages, there are vending machines in the lounge car offering candy bars, chips, crackers and soft drinks. The drinks car will also be open from five o'clock to eleven o'clock and is open only to adults. As this is an overnight journey, we would ask that all passengers be in their bunks by twelve o'clock and be considerate of other passengers by keeping noise to a minimum. Thank you for choosing Transeast Rail. We hope you have a pleasant trip.
92. What have the security problems led to? (A) Stolen funds. (B) Insecure office security. (C) Unstable computer systems. (D) System hacking. 93. How are employee passwords being stolen? (A) On popular web browsers. (B) On company e-mail browsers. (C) By coworkers. (D) On non-work-related sites. 94. Why are employees asked to only use the company web browser? (A) It is more efficient. (B) It filters viruses better. (C) It filters out all non-work e-mails. (D) It is easier to use. Questions 92-94 refer to the following announcement. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming to this impromptu meeting. Lately we've had security problems with our company web site. Our system has been down numerous times and we've had many system freezes and crashes. We strongly urge that employees answer personal e-mails on their own time and not company time. And make sure that you're using the company mail browser because it has more filters that can scan many viruses and is more stringent on miscellaneous e-mails. We would also ask that all employees reset their passwords at least once a month. We have reason to believe that employee passwords are being stolen while using the Internet for personal use. So we urge you all to keep personal web use to a minimum. Our system administrator will start barring non-work-related sites. Our company site is very important to our customers and we cannot allow it to be hindered for any amount of time. Thank you for your time, everyone. 95. Where is this announcement most likely heard? (A) At a high school. (B) At a hospital. (C) In a stadium. (D) In an athletic clothing store. 96. When is the test supposed to be happened? (A) On Monday. (B) On Thursday. (C) On Wednesday. (D) On Friday.
97. How can the applicants ascertain if they pass the test? (A) By checking their e-mail. (B) By phone. (C) By checking the bulletin board. (D) By checking the school homepage. Questions 95-97 refer to the following announcement. Tryouts for the senior boys’ basketball team will be held on Thursday after school in the gym. Students are reminded that proper athletic attire (basketball shoes, shorts, T-shirts, etc.) is required. Final selections for the team will be made by Coach Dawkins over the weekend and a team list will be posted on the Phys.Ed bulletin board on Monday. Practice sessions will then begin on Tuesday in preparation for the season opener on November 12th. This school has a proud basketball tradition and, as defending city champions, there will be a lot to play for this year. Good luck to all. 98. Who is the speaker? (A) President of the company. (B) Founder of the company. (C) Captain of the newly built ship. (D) Manager of the shipping department. 99. How did the ship get its name? (A) From the city of Baltimore. (B) From the man who christened the ship. (C) From the president and CEO of the company. (D) From the man who started the company. 100. What claim does the speaker make? (A) That the ship's first voyage went well. (B) That the company wants to build more ships. (C) That the ship travels at great speed. (D) That the ship can carry many passengers. Questions 98-100 refer to the following talk. As president and CEO of Mackenzie Shipping, it gives me great pleasure to announce the completion of construction on the largest container ship in the history of our company. The ship has been named the Earl Mackenzie, in honor of our fonder. The ship has a carrying capacity of almost 700,000 tons, with traveling speeds comparable to vessels half its size. Its maiden voyage will take place on the fourteenth of November as it leaves Baltimore on its way to Clydeside, Scotland. As the new flagship of the company fleet, the Earl Mackenzie ushers in an exciting new area for Mackenzie Shipping and plans are already underway for the con
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