TOEIC №4-29.


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 172-173 refer to the following notice.

Following the City Council's unanimous decision on Friday, the new pollution emission charge will go into effect on Tuesday at midnight. The new fee will be 0.25% of a car's current value, and 0.5% of a truck's current value. All residents must pay the fee before the end of the year. The money collected will be used for the Clean Air Program. There are exceptions for low-income households. An information booklet is available at the city office on Pine Street.

172. To whom does this notice apply?
(A) People who purchase vehicles after midnight on Tuesday
(B) Vehicle owners who live in the city
(C) Low-income individuals only
(D) Most car and truck owners

173. When does the program begin?
(A) The following day
(B) At the end of the year
(C) On Tuesday
(D) After the council takes a vote

Questions 174-175 refer to the following article.

Non-profit agencies around the city demonstrated today in front of Brisco Services. Over 100 people took part in the planned event to express their frustration at high property prices. They claim that large companies, which are able to pay skyrocketing rents, are pushing real estate prices out of control. Community service organizations and other non-profit groups, who often aren't able to pay the rents, may be forced to leave the city. They warn that they won't be able to provide the necessary services to those people who need them the most. The agencies are asking some of the most profitable companies to work with them in developing creative solutions. The agencies claim that their services benefit Brisco and the community.

174. Which organizations are upset?
(A) Big corporations
(B) The city government
(C) The customer service industry
(D) Those that help citizens

175. Why did the agencies demonstrate?
(A) Property is too expensive
(B) To get funding from Brisco
(C) Brisco controls them
(D) The community isn't interested in their services



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