TOEIC №4-26.


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 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
(A) silence
(B) finalize
(C) manage
(D) reduce

156-158 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 on Friday.

156. Where does the information come from?
(A) Workers
(B) The Safety Board
(C) The company headquarters
(D) Unnamed individuals

157. Where is the refinery's main office?
(A) In Davenford
(B) In Dasco
(C) In Dallas
(D) North of the site

158. 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.



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