Part 1

1.     (A) He’s planting some flowers in a green house.

        (B) He’s picking some fruits in an orchard.

        (C) He’s holding a box of files with both hands.

        (D) He’s taking care of some plants.

2.     (A) The woman is setting up a projector.

        (B) Most of the people in the room are standing.

        (C) The presentation is being given at a lecture hall.

        (D) The woman is handing out some papers.

3.     (A) They’re rowing a boat in the water.

        (B) They’re racing with one another.

        (C) Some boats are docked at a pier.

        (D) Some boats are being pulled up to the shore.

4.     (A) They are cooking meals together.

        (B) They are setting the table for a dinner.

        (C) Some people are spending some time together.

        (D) Some people are having a family picnic outdoors.

5.     (A) Cars are being towed for repairs.

        (B) A car is being parked on the driveway.

        (C) Some vehicles are chasing each other.

        (D) Some smoke is rising into the air.

6.     (A) The woman is standing next to the man.

        (B) Both of them are wearing short-sleeved shirts.

        (C) Both of them are having their hands together.

        (D) The man is sitting higher than the woman.

Part 2

7.   What time would be better for you?

        (A) He should be here any time now.

        (B) It’s been three times this month.

        (C) Let me see if I’m available.

8.   How long has it been since your last trip to Tokyo office?

        (A) Three day ago.

        (B) About 6 months.

        (C) It was a very long flight.

9.   Who wants to take charge of the new project?

        (A) I can do it.

        (B) The old one works fine.

        (C) The headquarters will be relocated.

10. We should be able to open up a store as scheduled.

        (A) We will need some extra help to do that.

        (B) Will you close the door for me?

        (C) I’d like to buy some new cosmetics.

11.  Where are the designs for the renovation to the Acne Building?

        (A) Sorry, the sign was wrong.

        (B) In Ms. Chavez’s office.

        (C) With an additional fee.

12.  That is the restaurant we went together last week, right?

        (A) Let’s order some pizza instead.

        (B) No, he is not coming today.

        (C) Yes, their service was great.

13.  How do you clean this computer screen?

        (A) The programmers will help.

        (B) With a dry cloth.

        (C) From a TV studio.

14.  Can you pass me that yellow folder?

        (A) I already passed the test.

        (B) Where should we meet?

        (C) Here you go.

15.  This coat will have to be dry-cleaned.

        (A) The synthetic fabrics.

        (B) No, I didn’t have to.

        (C) How much would that cost?

16.  Which assignment should I work on first?

        (A) Start with Craig contract.

        (B) He was assigned to a different team.

        (C) It should be done by this afternoon.

17.  Have you already looked at the menu?

        (A) I ordered a salad and some bread.

        (B) They already arrived at the station.

        (C) I looked everywhere for him.

18.  What’s the procedure for turning off the heating system?

        (A) Let’s turn to the right.

        (B) It’s a part of the process.

        (C) I’ll show you in a minute.

19.  Turn left at Cremont Road.

        (A) Sure, I’ll turn it down.

        (B) Is that the next street?

        (C) Let’s stop by at the store.

20.  When does Sally usually leave the office?

        (A) She doesn’t live around here.

        (B) Around half past five on the weekdays.

        (C) She didn’t leave me any message.

21.  Will Mr. Becker be arriving by train tomorrow?

        (A) The training was postponed.

        (B) Yes, I’m leaving for my vacation.

        (C) We should ask Ms. Norris about it.

22.  Would you like to join the selection committee I belong to?

        (A) Sorry, but I’m already full.

        (B) Take care of the personal belongings.

        (C) I’d like that, thank you.

23.  I’m available if you need any help completing the company newsletter.

        (A) Thanks but I’m almost done.

        (B) We should ask for more money.

        (C) Yes, she was really helpful.

24.  Isn’t Mr. Brawley visiting us today?

        (A) He’ll be here around two.

        (B) The visitors must wear name tags.

        (C) Tomorrow is the company anniversary.

25.  The Jazz concert starts at 8 o’clock.

        (A) We’d better hurry then.

        (B) No, the plane leaves at seven.

        (C) It was the best performance.

26.  Won’t Ms. Lopez be available on Tuesday?

        (A) Early next month.

        (B) Yes, it started at five.

        (C) She’ll still be out of town.

27.  Let’s call Amy to ask about the new commercial.

        (A) I have her number here.

        (B) I’d rather buy a different one.

        (C) The advertisement will be on air tomorrow.

28.  Why did they reject the proposal?

        (A) There was an important section missing.

        (B) Please press the eject button.

        (C) I’m sure he will pass the test.

29.  If we can afford it, we should hire some temporary workers for the holiday.

        (A) The permanent jobs have more benefits.

        (B) I’ll take a look at the budget.

        (C) That was a long time ago.

30.   Are you done putting together the marketing proposal for the meeting?

        (A) Let me take a look around.

        (B) The market won’t be closed until 5.

        (C) Do you need it already?

31.  Can you tell me where the customer service desk is?

        (A) Take the elevator to the top floor.

        (B) Yes, the service contract includes all repairs.

        (C) Sorry, but that is our store policy.

Part 3

Questions 32 through 34 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hi, I’d like to go to Woodberry Shopping Center. Would this bus take me there?

M    No, it won’t. The route I’m driving goes up to Jersey Hospital. You’ll have to take number 98 bus which will go east to the shopping mall.

W   Thanks, does the bus stop here?

M    No, you’ll have to take it from the opposite side of the road. Go across the street and the bus stop for east bound is right next to the florist’s shop.

Questions 35 through 37 refer to the following conversation.

M    Thanks for telling me about the painting courses at the community center. I signed up for it earlier today and now I need to get some supplies. Can you recommend a good art supplies store near here?

W   I like the one on Washington Street next to the history museum.

M    I think I’ve seen the commercial about the store before.

W   Actually, I just got an e-mail about a sale the store’s having this week. You’ll get extra savings this week.

M    Hmm. Washington Street is kind of far from me but I think I can get there this weekend.

W   I’ll send you the e-mail I got from them. With the special discount, it’s definitely worth the trip to the store.

M    I hope so. My class starts from next week. I need to buy the supplies this week.

Questions 38 through 40 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hi, could you tell me where I can find some strawberries?

W   Strawberries are in the fruit section at the end of aisle number two. We also have various kinds of fruit salads and cakes including strawberry ones.

M    Oh, I didn’t know that. Where can I find the cakes, then?

W   In the bakery section at the back of the store. I recommend the strawberry cake with some whipping cream.

Questions 41 through 43 refer to the following conversation.

W   Brad, if you have time this afternoon, I would like to meet with you to discuss your job performance report. I know we are originally scheduled to meet on Thursday, but I have to visit the Sydney office because of some urgent matter.

M    Let me check my schedule. Hmm. I have a conference call around two in the afternoon. I could meet you before 2 o’clock or after 4.

W   Let’s meet right after lunch. This won’t take long. We just have to go through the points I made and make sure you understand them.

M    Okay, I’ll stop by your office just after 1 o’clock, then.

Questions 44 through 46 refer to the following conversation.

W   Excuse me, I’m calling from room 2207. I was heading out for the shopping district in downtown and I just noticed that it’s raining outside. Unfortunately, I forgot my umbrella. Is there any place near the hotel where I can buy one?

M    Oh, you don’t need to buy one. We have complimentary umbrellas available here at the front desk. I can have someone bring one up to your room, if you’d like.

W   That’s okay, I’ll just stop by at the desk on my way out.

M    Well, if you’d prefer that way, that’s okay. I’ll be here all evening. But keep in mind that most of the stores in downtown shopping district close at around nine. So, you might want to hurry.

Questions 47 through 49 refer to the following conversation.

W   The finance department gave me the sales report from our new pet shop in Middletown, and this quarter’s sales figures are much lower than we were expecting.

M    Yes, I read that report, too. Happy Pet, our competitor has been there for a long time and customers feel really loyal to it. We should do something about it.

W   Hmm, maybe we should advertise more in the local market.

M    That’s a good idea. I can look over the sales figures again, so we can focus our ads on the products customers most want to buy.

Questions 50 through 52 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hello, this is Jim Anderson. We talked on the phone last Friday. I have an appointment with you on Wednesday at 10:30 to talk about a small business loan. Would there be any documents I should bring that day?

W   Yes, Mr. Anderson. You should bring statements that show your annual income, your business account, and any other loan payments that you’re currently making to other financial institutes. Also, you should bring the official loan application form.

M    I have all the documents ready, but I still haven’t received your bank’s application form.

W   That’s okay. We have everything here at the bank. You can fill it out on Wednesday.

Questions 53 through 55 refer to the following conversation with three speakers.

M1   Barbara, Peter, since the store has been doing so well, I think now we’ll be able to hire a few assistants.

W     Good idea. If we train them to handle things here at the store, then we will have more time to research the latest trends in the fashion industry.

M2   That is true. The clothing lines we’ve had in stock have sold really well, but I’d like to expand our women’s clothing and start carrying athletic wear as well.

M1   Yes, and our children’s wear has sold a lot better than we expected. We could really grow in this area, too.

W     OK, why don’t I post a help-wanted ad on a couple of employment websites?

M2   Could you do that? I can also try to contact some of the agencies.

W     The sooner we get help, the sooner we can follow through with our plans.

Questions 56 through 58 refer to the following conversation.

M    Have you seen the blueprints for the new building project in downtown? They’re quite impressive.

W   Yes, I agree. It will be the best design that our department has ever come up with. The boss wants to meet with us and get our feedback before he presents it at the boarding meeting this Thursday.

M    Maybe you and I should get together before the meeting to discuss what we can improve.

W   That’s a good idea. Today is already Monday. How about we see each other first thing tomorrow?

M    Sure, I’ll stop by at your office tomorrow morning then.

Questions 59 through 61 refer to the following conversation.

M   Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Ms. Swift. Since your organic moisturizing cream featured in the trade fair last month, our magazine has tried to write an article about your business. Can you tell me how you got started?

W   Well, I’ve had skin problems for a long time. So, I decided to develop a cream from ingredients that I can trust. I used only the certified organic vegetables and fruits to make the special cream. I loved it and I guess more people like it, too.

M   That’s an amazing story. I heard now you’re selling almost 5,000 jars a month.

W   Yes, and since my company took part in the trade fair, we’ve been working around the clock to keep up with the high demand.

Questions 62 through 64 refer to the following conversation and list.

M   Excuse me, I’d like to send this package to New York and I want it to be arrived there no later than Friday, the 15th. It’s a birthday present for my sister and her party is on Saturday.

W   Well, let me weigh it first. Hold on for a second, If you send it by regular mail, it will take about 3 to 5 days, but if you use the express mail, however, we guarantee the delivery in 2 business days with extra charge.

M    Well, that is very expensive, but I guess I have no choice. I don’t want my sister to have a party without a present. I’ll take the faster option.

W   Okay, why don’t you fill out this form first? Did you put anything fragile inside the box?

Questions 65 through 67 refer to the following conversation and schedule.

W   Excuse me. My name is Andrea Peterson. It’s almost 2 o’clock and I believe our accounting team has a meeting in this room in about 5 minutes. I was hoping you could wrap up soon.

M   Well, I’m pretty sure I signed up for this room for another hour. Why don’t we check the schedule board on the wall?

W   Oh, you’re right. That is strange. I was so sure that I’ve signed up for the room from 2 o’clock. I’d better get back and check the online calendar on my computer.

M   That’s okay. I know the schedules could be confusing.

W   I’ll try to be back in an hour. Sorry to interrupt your work.

Questions 68 through 70 refer to the following conversation and map.

M   Stephanie, I’m worried. We’ve got a new editor starting next week and I’m afraid we don’t have enough room for him on this floor.

W   I’ve been thinking about it too. I heard there are some empty offices upstairs. Why don’t we move Jacky upstairs so that we can have space for the new employees? In that way, we could help the new employee get used to our editorial department first.

M    Good idea. Jacky’s seat is near the entrance and closest to the stairs. The new employee will be able to meet many people from other departments.

W   We also need Jacky to help us with administrative work, too. We use her services on a daily basis.

M   For the time being, we should handle our administrative work on our own until we find the space for Jacky. We don’t have any other choice. We cannot leave the new employee alone in nowhere.

Part 4

Questions 71 through 73 refer to the following news report.

And now, for our 7 o’clock local news. At the press conference earlier this afternoon, Dr. Edgar Wolfe, a renowned physician working at the Lincoln Hospital in downtown announced that it will be opening the second facility to accommodate the city’s growing population. The existing hospital has served the local residents for over 15 years and is known for its experienced physicians and kind staff. According to Dr. Wolfe, the construction for the new location will start next month and it will be ready to treat patients in about a year.

Questions 74 through 76 refer to the following advertisement.

Are you looking to change or enhance your career? Do you want to work and enjoy your life, too? Then, call the Middleton Business Center today. The center offers professional development programs such as public speaking skills, resume writing techniques, and image consulting and more. All our instructors are experts in their field. Our city campus is conveniently located on Raymond Street and easily accessible by bus and train. Courses are offered year round and registration is easy. Just visit our website at www.middletonct. com to sign up. If you are not sure which class is right for you, please visit us, or call us to set up a free no-obligation session with your personal career counselor. Our toll free number is 1-800-464-2343.

Questions 77 through 79 refer to the following advertisement.

If you are looking for a place for reliable food shopping with reasonable prices, you won’t have to go very far. With 15 convenient locations within the Pine City area, there is sure to be one close to your house. We sell a greater variety of products and brands that any of our competitors don’t carry. We guarantee that you’ll always find what you’re exactly looking for. We have daily discounted products and special membership benefits for the first time users as well as our long term loyal customers. So, what are you waiting for? Call our toll free number 1-800-555-0705 to find the store nearest to you.

Questions 80 through 82 refer to the following talk.

Thank you for attending today’s department meeting. As the director of new product development team, I’m pleased to announce that our new line of fax machine MX-5000 has successfully passed the quality control test and is now ready for the market. Our new product team worked really hard to develop this new type of machine that has the functions of fax, printer, and scanner. We’re confident that this product will rewrite the history of electronics market. Now, our market director Sean Taylor will explain how he’s going to launch MX-5000. He has put together an impressive advertising campaign and will explain how he will implement it.

Questions 83 through 85 refer to the following introduction.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to present this year’s Harbor City’s Awards for Civic Leadership to Melanie Tang. As the vice president of the Ferguson Accounting Associates, Ms Tang has been playing a key role in revitalizing our historic downtown city. 20 years ago, the downtown area was deteriorated by reckless development and many historical buildings were disappeared. Since then, Ms. Tang worked closely with the city planning committee and local historical societies to restore the beauty of the downtown area. She initiated many projects and some of these projects were well known to city residents including the restoration of Buswell Mansions, and the cleaning of West-river Park. Let’s give a big hand to Ms. Tang who has worked tirelessly to revitalize our city.

Questions 86 through 88 refer to the following talk.

Before we end today’s meeting, I would like to give you an update on our employee health campaign. We have just completed the first month of our new “Making Your Way to Fitness” competition. All the participating departments did a great job of discouraging smoking habits and encouraging exercising regimens in their departments. Each point you make for not smoking one day, or walking one mile a day will be added to your department’s Health Scores and the winning team will receive gift certificates for local stores, and also, one MVP member will receive one week vacation time. So, keep up the good work. Remember, you can still participate in this competition by registering online at the employee’s competition corner.

Questions 89 through 91 refer to the following recorded message.

Hi, Mr. Gerald. This is Donald Welch from the Sydney Office. I’m calling to confirm your attendance at the board meeting here in March. The meeting is set for March 2nd to avoid holidays of different international offices. Last week, your assistant said you weren’t sure if you could attend. Has your

schedule been finalized? We could plan a conference call with you if you cannot make it to the scheduled date. As you know, this annual meeting among different international branch managers provides an opportunity to unify our management policy for the future business expansion. I will send you an e-mail message with the meeting agenda. I will also send the possible meeting times for the conference call just in case. I hope to hear back from you soon.

Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following announcement.

Welcome to our 10th annual international banking convention. This year, we have more than 800 participants from over 40 counties to share their secrets of managing corporates and private clients. Over the next three days, we will have lectures, demonstrations, and interviews conducted by renowned experts in banking industry. And this year, we have something new. All programs and schedules of the conference can be checked electronically in any place of the conference location. You can use your own computer by using wireless Internet, or you can use the computers set up in the main hall. Now, I would like to introduce our first guest speaker, Bernardo Luna, the president of Douche Bank.

Questions 95 through 97 refer to the following announcement and map.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now approaching the Museum of Fine Art. We will be here for about 3 hours. During your time here, I strongly suggest everyone visit the Greek Pottery Floor and recently acquired pictures of 19th century impressionism. Cassette players for self-guided tours may be rented at the information desk. For your convenience, there is a gift shop to the left of the lobby and a cafeteria on the lower level. Don’t forget to gather at the main entrance for our 3:00 departure. Now you can enjoy your time at this great museum. Please watch your step when you get off the bus.

Questions 98 through 100 refer to the following telephone message and list.

Hello, this message is for Chris Mitchell. My name is Stella Carlson from Carlson Catering and I’m calling to double check your order for your department’s picnic on September 15th. Also, you have mentioned because of unexpected guests, you wanted to increase the number of BLT sandwiches by 5 and I’ve notified our chef about it. However, we haven’t received the details on what kind of drinks you want for the event. We have sodas, juices, teas and coffees, available in both iced and hot. Of course, for the outdoor event, cold drinks are preferred but you could have them in hot if you want. Why don’t you visit our online shop at to find details of our menu selections and give me a call back? We’re open until 6 p.m. today. Thank you.

Answer Key

Answer Key

1. (D)     2. (C)     3. (A)     4. (C)     5. (D)

6. (C)     7. (C)     8. (B)     9. (A)     10. (A)

11. (B)     12. (C)     13. (B)     14. (C)     15. (C)

16. (A)     17. (A)     18. (C)     19. (B)     20. (B)

21. (C)     22. (C)     23. (A)     24. (A)     25. (A)

26. (C)     27. (A)     28. (A)     29. (B)     30. (C)

31. (A)     32. (D)     33. (D)     34. (A)     35. (B)

36. (C)     37. (D)     38. (C)     39. (D)     40. (C)

41. (C)     42. (D)     43. (B)     44. (A)     45. (D)

46. (A)     47. (C)     48. (A)     49. (D)     50. (C)

51. (B)     52. (D)     53. (C)     54. (B)     55. (D)

56. (C)     57. (B)     58. (C)     59. (A)     60. (D)

61. (C)     62. (B)     63. (D)     64. (D)     65. (A)

66. (D)     67. (B)     68. (A)     69. (B)     70. (A)

71. (D)     72. (C)     73. (C)     74. (A)     75. (D)

76. (C)     77. (A)     78. (D)     79. (C)     80. (C)

81. (B)     82. (B)     83. (C)     84. (A)     85. (B)

86. (A)     87. (B)     88. (B)     89. (C)     90. (A)

91. (C)     92. (D)     93. (C)     94. (A)     95. (B)

96. (A)     97. (C)     98. (D)     99. (C)     100. (D)