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
Questions 177-178 refer
to the following notice.
On Friday morning, March 2, the water will
be shut off in the ladies' and men's locker
rooms so that repairs can be made. The exact
time will be posted on Thursday, March 1.We
apologize for any inconvenience.
would this notice be seen?
(A) At a gym
(B) In a hospital
(C) In a dormitory
(D) At a hydroelectric plant
178. What will
happen on March 1?
(A) The water will not work
(B) The club will be closed.
(C) Members will be notified of the details
(D) There will be no electricity
179-180 refer to the following article.
for imported oil are threatening economies
around the world. This was the message
repeated at the trade ministers' quarterly
meeting. While not wanting to alarm
citizens and the business community,
the politicians stressed that action
taken now will avoid future problems.
Price jumps of 30-40% over the last
quarter have been seen around the
region. Governments are pressuring
the oil-producing nations to increase
their output, thereby lowering the
prices. Environmental groups sent
representatives to encourage discussion
on alternative sources of energy.
The groups claim that long-term solutions
will only result if countries place
resources toward developing new solutions.
Dependency on current energy sources
will only result in recurring cycles
of low and high prices. The outcome
of the oil ministers' meeting scheduled
for next week is greatly anticipated.
What is the problem?
(A) Oil spills in space
(B) Increased oil costs
(C) Oil producing nations won't comply
(D) Environmental groups protested.
What do the environmental groups claim?
(A) Different types of energy must
(B) Increases of 35% are not bad.
(C) There is enough oil for everyone.
(D) Changes in energy prices cannot