Part 1

1.     (A) The man is standing on a boat.

        (B) The man is catching fish with a fish net.

        (C) The man is putting on sun-glasses.

        (D) There are clouds in the sky.

2.    (A) The man is checking the label of an item.

        (B) The man is stacking some bottles on the shelf.

        (C) Some bottles are being piled in boxes.

        (D) Liquid is being poured from a wine bottle.

3.    (A) The cars are moving in single file.

        (B) The building is going through the renovation.

        (C) The structure is being built over the bridge.

        (D) The road passes through the archway.

4.    (A) The men are sitting around the table.

        (B) The men are rearranging some furniture.

        (C) Some people are resting on the porch.

        (D) Some rugs have been rolled up in the corner.

5.     (A) Some people are shopping for clothes.

        (B) Books have been organized on tables.

        (C) Students are purchasing books for their examination.

        (D) Some chairs have been lined up in rows.

6.     (A) Some children are seated around the fountain.

        (B) Steps lead to the front of the house.

        (C) They are all sitting side by side.

        (D) They are holding onto the hand rail.

Part 2

7.    Who approved the new floor plans for the museum?

        (A) The design is due next week.

        (B) The plants need to be watered.

        (C) The building inspector.

8.    How long is the flight to Chicago?

        (A) About 11 hours.

        (B) It was a long time ago.

        (C) It’ll depart at three o’clock.

9.    Should I turn left at the first light, or the second?

        (A) We turned down the first offer.

        (B) Give me two of them, please.

        (C) The third one, actually.

10.  What’s the estimate for completing the project for Asakan Group?

        (A) We don’t expect so.

        (B) Around 3,500 Euros.

        (C) Two weeks minimum.

11.  The weather is great for a change.

        (A) I hope it stays like this.

        (B) We need to make some changes.

        (C) We should stay home all day.

12.  I’m afraid this manual for the new fax machine has to be rewritten.

        (A) It is hard to get accustomed to manual labors.

        (B) No, we only need ten of them.

        (C) I can do first thing tomorrow.

13.  You went to the meeting, didn’t you?

        (A) Yes, the fax’s been fixed.

        (B) I’ll introduce him.

        (C) Which one?

14.  Why don’t I give you a hand with those boxes?

        (A) That would save me some time, thank you.

        (B) Sure, I can give you a hand.

        (C) Sorry, I’ve been busy all day.

15.  Wasn’t there a home improvement store on this street?

        (A) Store it on the shelf over here.

        (B) We need to repaint the house.

        (C) There used to be.

16.  Which candidate would be better for the vacant position in the payroll division?

        (A) Probably Mr. Dawson.

        (B) The blue one is cheaper.

        (C) I have better qualifications.

17.  We could give you an extra discount if the amount goes over 500 dollars.

        (A) No, this item was not on sale.

        (B) I would like to have it gift-wrapped.

        (C) Really? That’s good to know.

18.  Why did you use this type of paper to print your resume?

        (A) The deadline is due next Monday.

        (B) To make it more visible.

        (C) Because we need to hire someone.

19.  When did you and your family move to Chicago?

        (A) After I changed my job.

        (B) We’re ready to leave now.

        (C) One daughter and a son.

20.  Isn’t this data in the budget report a little bit outdated?

        (A) The date has been delayed.

        (B) We did everything could.

        (C) Yes, we have to update it soon.

21.  Should we go over the report now, or after the meeting?

        (A) As soon as possible.

        (B) It’s too far from here.

        (C) It lasted almost two hours.

22.  What does the new shift manager look like?

        (A) He’s tall and wears glasses.

        (B) He likes everyone to be on time.

        (C) I’ve never been to the head office, yet.

23.  Why isn’t the projector in the main hall?

        (A) It’s about the company profits. –

        (B) I think someone is using it already.

        (C) It will take about two hours.

24.  Could you inform me of the decision as soon as possible?

        (A) I’ll give you a call by the end of this week.

        (B) No, the information was all wrong.

        (C) Sure, he’ll start working right away.

25.  Have you already taken the tour of our factory?

        (A) I didn’t take the medications yet.

        (B) Yes, the facts are pretty clear.

        (C) Yes, I was really impressed.

26.  Don’t you have a meeting with the finance director?

        (A) Yes, I’d better get going.

        (B) No, the plane got delayed.

        (C) I’m glad to hear that.

27.  Do you know when the company will be relocated to a new location?

        (A) No, I don’t know the manager.

        (B) I believe the date is set for next month.

        (C) We’ll be transferring to the Paris branch.

28.  Would you like to see our latest product catalog?

        (A) Here you are.

        (B) No, it’s in different categories.

        (C) Do you have a copy with you?

29.  Where did you learn to play the piano so well?

        (A) We play a different game instead.

        (B) I took lessons as a child.

        (C) At the concert on the weekend.

30.  Should I edit the document that Amy has written?

        (A) That’s what I would suggest.

        (B) Yes, she is applying for the editor’s position.

        (C) The documentary is for all age groups.

31.  Do you know if the new secretary for Mr. Patel has started yet?

        (A) She’ll start next Monday.

        (B) She works until 5 o’clock.

        (C) The place has already opened.

Part 3

Questions 32 through 34 refer to the following conversation.

M    Mr. Hwang is visiting us from Bangkok office next week. We should show him around the city while he’s here. Where should we take him?

W   We have museums, theaters, beautiful sceneries in and around the city. How much time does he have here?

M    He’ll be staying here about a week but I heard he has a tight schedule.

W   Why don’t we put together a list of things he might enjoy and he can decide what he wants to do with his time.

Questions 35 through 37 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hi, I’m calling because I think I left my umbrella in your restaurant at lunch today. I was sitting at one of the tables near the window.

W    Yes, we actually have two umbrellas left here. Could you describe yours for me?

M    It was a small black one with the brand name Shield written on the handle.

W    Hold on for a second. Yes, one of the umbrellas here looks just like that.

M    I could come by for it today after work. How late are you open?

W    Our evening hours are from 6 to 10 and we’re closing in an hour.

Questions 38 through 40 refer to the following conversation.

W    Now that Frank has retired and Sally took maternity leave, we are two people shorter than usual. Are we planning to hire soon?

M    I hope so. We’re already understaffed and the contract we got yesterday with Mayhem Electronics will mean more work for everyone.

W    I agree. Maybe they can move someone from the sales department over here while we’re looking for a suitable person to fill Frank’s position.

M    That’s actually a good idea. I’ll call the personnel director and ask him about it right away.

Questions 41 through 43 refer to the following conversation.

W   Eugene, some of us in the office are planning to start a baseball team as a way to get some exercise after work. Would you be interested in joining?

M    Well, I really enjoy baseball and I could definitely get more exercise, but I’m not sure I have time. I teach a class at the local community center after work.

W   Oh, I see. Perhaps we could meet over the weekend instead. Would you be able to participate if we played on Saturday mornings?

M    Absolutely. Let me know when the first practice is, and I’ll be sure to come.

Questions 44 through 46 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hi, Aya. How is your story about the new mayor coming along?

W   I know you wanted to print it in the Sunday edition, but I’ve had trouble scheduling a meeting with the mayor. He seems to be so busy these days. I don’t think my article will be ready in time.

M    Well, keep trying until you get an interview. But, we need to send everything to the printer at least on Friday night.

W   Why don’t you talk to Steve? His article is almost ready I think. We should have a back-up plan in case my story doesn’t go through.

M    Good idea. We might have to print Steve’s city budget plans instead.

Questions 47 through 49 refer to the following conversation.

M    Beth, could you help me with something? I think this photocopier is broken. The power is connected and the switch is on, but none of the keys is working. I think it’s broken.

W   I doubt it’s broken. Don’t you know about the power saving feature? When the machine is not in use, it looks like it’s turned off, but it’s actually saving energy.

M    Wow, that’s amazing. How did you figure that out? How do I turn it back on?

W   You press the energy saving button at the top of the controls. I learned from Jimmy in the marketing when we were working after hours.

Questions 50 through 52 refer to the following conversation with three speakers.

W     Hello, I’m from Sunrise Supermarket headquarters to conduct a survey about customer satisfaction. I was wondering if you could tell me a little about your experience in shopping here.

M1   Sure, we shop here all the time.

M2   You know it’s become a really good place to shop since the owner decided to move to this new location last year.

M1   You’re right. The place got bigger and cleaner.

W    I see, did you shop Sunrise Supermarket when it was

located on Brighton Avenue?

M1   I went there a few times but the store was so small.

M2   Yes, I didn’t have a wide selection like we have here. What’s so great about this new bigger location is that it offers a larger variety of items.

W     Thank you, here are some discount coupons for you to use for your next visit to Sunrise Supermarket.

Questions 53 through 55 refer to the following conversation.

M    Have you read the survey results from the last quarter? Our guests complained the most about the lightings in their rooms. They say lightings by the desk are too dark to do any actual reading.

W   Yes, especially many business customers commented on that. We could put extra lamp on the desk.

M    That’s a good idea, but we need to get an approval from the regional office, first.

W   Yes, let’s put together a proposal to present at the next regional manager’s meeting.

Questions 56 through 58 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hi. Mr. Anderson. My name is Sally Nelson and I just started working here as a sales representative. I was told to speak to you about ordering business cards.

M    Yes, Ms. Nelson. Our company uses several printing suppliers but I recommend Office-Max. Their work is excellent quality. The only problem is that they’re little slower than others.

W   That’s okay. That will be fine. I’m still in the middle of my three-week training session. So, I won’t need my cards until the end of the month.

M    Good. Let me give you their number then.

Questions 59 through 61 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hi, This is Christine Bell from Hollywood Film Company. I’m directing a short film, and there is a scene taking place in a library. Your library building looks ideal for its authentic looks. Could I arrange with someone to do this?

M    Well. You have to get a written permission directly from our library head manager, Mark Chavez. But, I’m afraid he’s out of town and won’t be back this week.

W   Well, our schedule is pretty tight. Is there any way that I can get in touch with him?

M    I cannot give out his number without permission. But he checks on the library every afternoon before we close. If you leave your contact information, I can ask him to call you.

Questions 62 through 64 refer to the following conversation.

W   What do you think about Derek Simmons who we just interviewed? I like him a lot, but he seems a bit overqualified for the position. In his last position, he managed almost 50 employees.

M    Well, then how about recommending him to the position in Paris? That position needs an applicant with managing experience, right?

W   That’s a good idea. I heard that Paris division needs the new manager right away because they are opening up a new shopping center at the end of this month. But I wonder if Mr. Simmons is willing to relocate that soon.

M    Let’s give it a try. Why don’t I call Mr. Simmons right away? If he’s interested, then we can set up a phone interview for him.

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

M    Excuse me, I saw an advertisement for your vacation homes on the beach of Cape Cod. Are any of those still available?

W    Yes, most of the big ones are taken but we still have a couple of small ones available. These houses overlook the beach and are close to the city so, very popular with young people like you.

M    That might work, but I have to ask my friends before making a decision. How many people does that house accommodate?

W    It sleeps eight comfortably and up to ten. Here, why don’t you take this brochure with a map and show it to your friends?

M    Hmm. We’d like the one away from other houses. The one close to the light house would be perfect. Is this one still available?

W    Yes, and the one near the main road is also available. It’s a bit far from the beach but it’s really quiet. But, I recommend making up your mind quickly because these won’t last long since the summer is around the corner.

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

M    Hi, Diana, this is Tom, the plant coordinator. I’m calling to schedule you for a mandatory training course on workplace safety.

W   Yes, but I’m really busy this week. The new textile machinery is being installed and I have to be here to oversee the work.

M    That’s okay. We can work around your schedule. All you have to do is to take any one of the three courses within a couple of months. I’ll be sending you an e-mail with the detailed schedule.

W   Okay, that sounds good. When is the next available session?

M    Well, today is already August 10th. The next available session is Wednesday at 10 a.m. at your Garner manufacturing facility. Would you be able to come?

W   I think so. I’ll mark the date on my calendar.

Part 4

Questions 71 through 73 refer to the following recorded message.

Hello, this message is for Patty Martin. This is Tony from Dr. Kemble’s office and I’m calling to confirm your appointment for tomorrow at 3:00 Wednesday. Because you’re a new patient, we have sent you a patient information form in your mail last week. Please bring the completed form with you tomorrow. This will help you speed up your sign up process. If you want to change your appointment time, please call me back at 555-1221 by 4:30 today. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at three.

Questions 74 through 76 refer to the following advertisement.

Always envying those who play music well? Waiting for a chance to actually learn and play a musical instrument? This time, Brighten Music Store can make it happen for you. We’re located on Chelsea Street next to the Huntington City Library. Our hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. And this week, we have a special event prepared for you. Our annual students’ concert will be performed at 6 o’clock on March 7th, Saturday. So, come on down and enjoy the music and see how you could perform like a real musician. In addition to regular piano and keyboard lessons, we’ll soon be offering organ lessons of all levels. These new music classes will start early next month. So, come and visit Brighton Music School located on 755 Chelsea Street next to the Huntington Library.

Questions 77 through 79 refer to the following announcement.

Before we finish today, I have some news about the company’s website. Becky Brown has spent almost two months to redesign our company’s website and from now on we will use it to post announcements about company events, and other important news concerning our work at the EMC Corporation. So, when you get back to your desk after the meeting today, make sure EMC Corporation’s official website is set up as the home page in your computer. That way, each morning when you come to work and turn on your computer, you’ll see the important messages and news at our company. Also, if you have an announcement that you think will be -interest of everyone, let Becky know so that she can post it for you.

Questions 80 through 82 refer to the following announcement.

Good morning and welcome to the Cape Cod Travels. On behalf of the residents of Cape Cod, I would like to welcome all of you to our beautiful beaches. On our tour of the cape, you’ll be able to spot the biggest whales and dolphins traveling around the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also be able to taste robust local sea food dishes including the famous steamed lobsters. The entire tour will last about 6 hours and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the sun on the deck and take lots of pictures. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for you to experience the natural beauty at its best. Also, we’ll also have a marine biologist Dr. Chris Gary will join us later to explain about local animals and plants and answer any questions you might have. Now, let’s get going.

Questions 83 through 85 refer to the following introduction.

I’m pleased that so many of you could come to this luncheon discussion session. Today, we’re joined by Angela Dunmore, the renowned landscaper, and creator of the sculpture located in our first floor lobby. As the new vice president of this company, I was compelled to make our headquarters to serve both our clients and employees better. And having more inviting environment by adding artwork throughout the building is the big step I took for that initiative. Fortunately, Ms. Dunmore has agreed to lend us some of her own paintings until she find better places for them such as museum or private houses. Ms. Dunmore is here today to talk about the subjects of her paintings and what had inspired her to do what she does now. Let us give her a warm welcome, shall we?

Questions 86 through 88 refer to the following telephone message.

Hi Sally, this is Charlie Rydal calling from the main office in London. Thank you so much for helping me coordinate next month’s conference in Buenos Aires. Although I have done many conferences before, I haven’t done any in South America markets and since my Spanish ability needs some polishing, your help will be so appreciated. Could you reserve a hotel that has a large conference room and at least 60 or so single or double rooms available for the week of September 9th? We expect at least 200 participants from 50 countries. Make sure they have all the equipment and line installed in the conference hall for individual lectures and presentations. Find possible hotels and send me an e-mail with their website information. I’ll check the sites myself and we can make the final decision together. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Thank you again.

Questions 89 through 91 refer to the following news report.

Good evening and thank you for listening to WRX evening business report, Earlier today, Steven Martinez, the president of Berkley Communications announced that his company has developed a new operating system. Mr. Martinez said that the new software program will be compatible with any kinds of computers and mobile devices in the market. The ·product is expected to be launched in early next month, but the customers can use the trial version of this software as early as next week by filling out a short online registration form. Mr. Martinez projects that the total sales this year will be about 20 percent higher than last year’s because of this new product.

Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following recorded message and schedule.

Hello and thank you for calling Mohawk Paper Store, the largest provider for quality business cards, flyers, brochures and other promotional stationery items in Boston area. We have a variety of styles and sizes to effectively present your company and if we don’t have in stock what you want, we are happy to place a special order. Unfortunately, we’re not open right now, but you leave your name and number, we will return your call as soon as possible. Our normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from this week, we’re also extending our weekend business hours by one hour. Please take advantage of this great opportunity and visit our store soon. Thank you and have a nice day.

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

Attention passengers, this is an express train to Hartsville. I’m sorry to announce that there’ll be some change in today’s schedule. This train will only stop at Morrow Street before it arrives at the final destination, Hartsville Station. We will not be stopping at any other stations. If you want to change trains at Sunset Road or Cypress, please exit and take the local trains. Once again, this is an express train and the next stop is Morrow Street. Please be considerate and do not put any luggage on the seat next to you or in the aisles. If you bags are too large to be put on your overhead shelf, they can be placed in the baggage areas adjacent to each door. Thank you for riding with us and please have your ticket ready for collection. Morrow Street is the next. This train will only stop at Morrow Street.

Questions 98 through 100 refer to the following short talk and list.

Good afternoon. My name is Sandy Nelson, a sales manager from Easy Learn Corp based in Chicago. I’m honored to be part of the Annual Teachers’ Conference today. I’m here to tell you more about our innovative teaching strategies. Easy Learn Corp has been producing learning tools for students who have difficulties in reading and writing. The new “Make up a Story” software can help any student make their writings into an impressive presentation of materials, books, newspapers or any kind of publication forms. It has built-in layouts, dictionaries, and a personal assistant fairy that can tailor the software to individual student needs. The usual introductory version of this program is listed in your handout. However, for today’s conference participants, we offer a special 20 dollars off from the regular price for you, which is a major discount. Now, let me show you how exactly this program works.

Answer Key

Answer Key

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. (A)     37. (D)     38. (B)     39. (D)     40. (D)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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