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 153-155 refer
to the following information.
To: All Staff
From: lost Rames
RE: Computer Update
Date: March 30
As you know, all employees will receive
new computers during May. In order to minimize
work disruption, we will be installing the
computers over a period of three weeks,
rather than all at once, as originally planned.
Installation of new computers will be made
per department (see schedule, attached).
Between now and your scheduled date, you
should make copies of all necessary documents
and store them on a disk.
We understand that saving
files will take planning and time. Each
department head has scheduled a two-hour
work period for employees to go through
and save files. If you have any questions
or need help with large files, contact me
immediately. This is a major investment
by the company which will enable all of
us to work more efficiently and effectively.
153. What is
the purpose of this page of the memo?
(A) To announce the new purchase
(B) To inform workers of the schedule
(C) To change the leaders of each area
(D) To eliminate unnecessary work
154. What should
employees do now?
(A) Create a schedule
(B) Transfer necessary information
(C) Call Mr. Flames
(D) Choose the computer they want
155. The word
"minimize" in paragraph 1 line
2 is closest in meaning to
refer to the following article.
Sources report that the Dasco Oil Refinery
will be closed down by the end of the
year. The refinery, located in Davenford,
has experienced safety problems. Two
explosions occurred last month, causing
one injury and an estimated $10 million
in damages. In January, a leak was detected
by a worker.
Production was stopped
for 24 hours, causing a temporary
oil shortage in the northwest. There
has been no official word from the
company headquarters in Dallas. The
State Safety Board is leading an investigation
and is scheduled to issue a report
Where does the information come from?
(B) The Safety Board
(C) The company headquarters
(D) Unnamed individuals
Where is the refinery's main office?
(A) In Davenford
(B) In Dasco
(C) In Dallas
(D) North of the site
What were the results of the accidents?
(A) The area had no oil.
(B) An employee was fired.
(C) The Safety Board is being investigated.
(D) One person was hurt.