Part 1

1.    (A) A girl is digging the soil.

        (B) Plants are being watered.

        (C) A girl is raking some leaves.

        (D) Crops are being harvested.

2.    (A) Some signs are being posted on the board.

        (B) Some cars are waiting in line to get some gas.

        (C) The man is cleaning the windshield.

        (D) A car has stopped at a service station.

3.    (A) The man is turning off the light.

        (B) The man is sitting on a stool.

        (C) The man is recording his performance.

        (D) The man is fixing a guitar on a stage.

4.    (A) Flowers are being arranged on the table.

        (B) Decorations are placed near the door.

        (C) The floor is being cleaned.

        (D) The lights have been turned on.

5.    (A) A ramp is leaning against the back of the truck.

        (B) They are moving some chairs to the house.

        (C) They are stacking some merchandise in a store.

        (D) A truck is being parked near the building.

6.    (A) Water is flowing over a dam.

        (B) Cars are passing through a tunnel.

        (C) A bridge is suspended over water.

        (D) A walkway encircles a lake.

Part 2

7.    When will the market analysis for the new product be available?

        (A) You can pick it up now.

        (B) I’m free after three.

        (C) The resort is completely empty.

8.    Do you have enough pens, or would you like some more?

        (A) I’m full, thank you.

        (B) I’d like a few more, please.

        (C) Please, leave on the next flight.

9.    Where did you put my umbrella?

        (A) It’s going to rain today.

        (B) I left it by the front door.

        (C) Did you check the forecast?

10.  Who was hired for the creative director’s position?

        (A) I haven’t heard anything yet.

        (B) The job needs a lot of creativity and motivation.

        (C) The prices are available on the website.

11.  Which of the employees would be interested in this project?

        (A) The interest went up by 5 percent.

        (B) You can see the projection on this chart.

        (C) I think Jeremy should be.

12.  This new model comes in many different colors.

        (A) Do you have it in black?

        (B) She’s born to be a model.

        (C) The delivery costs about 5 dollars.

13.  What should be the next procedure?

        (A) We should check the instructions again.

        (B) Let’s put the stamp on the letter.

        (C) I think the next room is empty.

14.  Why don’t you call the personnel office to find out about the vacancy?

        (A) The position’s been already filled.

        (B) Let’s find out the price first.

        (C) Sorry, no table is available at the moment.

15.  Isn’t the new vice president stopping by at our department today?

        (A) She’ll be here in the afternoon.

        (B) Let’s ship them by courier.

        (C) No, the present should be purchased ahead of time.

16.  Have you tried to contact Mr. Chang from Tao-Electronics?

        (A) I’m afraid he didn’t try his best.

        (B) I already sent him two e-mails last week.

        (C) The appliance store is not open today.

17.  Where should I attach the candidates’ photographs?

        (A) I brought my own camera.

        (B) Detach the end part of it.

        (C) To the top of each form.

18.  Do you think the board will reach the final decision soon?

        (A) Yes, the next stop is the final destination.

        (B) We haven’t met each other yet.

        (C) That’s what everyone thinks.

19.  You already know Mr. Armstrong, don’t you?

        (A) We met at a seminar last year.

        (B) Yes, now is a good time.

        (C) I don’t know where to go.

20.  Who was the man standing in the corner of the room?

        (A) It wasn’t that difficult.

        (B) Through the back door.

        (C) Someone I know.

21.  You commute by car, don’t you?

        (A) Yes, I usually do.

        (B) It takes about 30 minutes.

        (C) Sure, I can give you a ride.

22.  Would you like to stop for some coffee or finish the competitor analysis first?

        (A) The copier is broken again.

        (B) Let’s take a break.

        (C) The forecast said it will stop soon.

23.  How can you read those small letters?

        (A) I want a little bigger one.

        (B) The number is 555-0057.

        (C) I can’t do without my glasses.

24.  I just saw your briefcase in the conference room.

        (A) Do you want me to brief you on the progress?

        (B) So, that’s where I left it.

        (C) Yes, we’ve met before.

25.  The building designs weren’t due this week, were they?

        (A) The deadline was extended.

        (B) Yes, I build it myself.

        (C) It has some fascinating features.

26.  How often do we send direct mails to our loyal customers?

        (A) Sales are from Monday through Wednesday.

        (B) Yes, we should send them a fax right away.

        (C) Let me check from our computer database.

27.  Do you know where they keep the tea?

        (A) In the employee lounge.

        (B) Every day at 2 p.m.

        (C) Thank you, but I already had some.

28.  Why do we have two copies of this contract?

        (A) One is for the lawyer to review.

        (B) Make twenty copies in total.

        (C) We can fix the machine.

29.  Aren’t you coming to the reception tonight?

        (A) It’s partly finished.

        (B) No, I haven’t received anything yet.

        (C) Yes, are you going, too?

30.  We should check the stock list before moving any boxes.

        (A) I have it right here.

        (B) About 50 things are listed in the paper.

        (C) Moving expenses are pretty high.

31.  Didn’t someone reserve the conference room for the meeting?

        (A) Sure, I’ll have some more.

        (B) I asked John to do that.

        (C) We’ve already been there before.

Part 3

Questions 32 through 34 refer to the following conversation.

M    Excuse me. Do you have any more lettuce? I don’t see any here.

W   Sorry, but we have run out of it. The shipment has been small because there hasn’t been much rain this season.

M    Hmm. I wonder what I can use for salad instead of lettuce. I already bought tomatoes and mushrooms.

W   Well, these cabbages would also be good for salad. Sliced onions are also great in texture too but you might want to soak them in water to get rid of the bad smell.

Questions 35 through 37 refer to the following conversation.

M    Have you heard the news? Mr. Takeshi in payroll department got into a car crash last night and he is in the state hospital right now. His wife called this morning to tell us.

W   That’s terrible. Is he all right?

M    Not really, He’ll be out of his office for a while, about two weeks in the hospital, and another week at home to get some rest.

W   Why don’t we pay him a visit while he is in the hospital? It would be nice for him to see someone from work.

Questions 38 through 40 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hi, I’m Hayley Johnson, the payroll manager here at H&K Pharmaceuticals.

M    Nice to meet you Ms. Johnson.

W   No problem. Since today is your first day at the company, I’ll be setting up payroll information. Did you receive the forms I emailed you?

M    Yes, Thank you for sending me the information in advance. I have them all filled out and brought them with me as instructed.

W   That’s great. Now, all I need is to see a form of identification that includes photo.

M    Would driver’s license be okay?

W   Of course. After we set up the whole thing and we can log on to your computer system and start checking-in your working hours.

Questions 41 through 43 refer to the following conversation.

M    Have you read the new novel by Emily Johnson? It is such a great story.

W   I agree, and I heard that the story is so popular that they are making a block-buster film out of it.

M    Yes, I read that news too. So, who do you think would be the best actor for Edward’s role?

W   I’m not sure. I just hope the movie captures the essence of the story as real as possible. It’s such a great novel.

Questions 44 through 46 refer to the following conversation.

W   Jack, How many of these computers do we have to work on today? It feels like we’ve been working for hours.

M    These two are the last ones from today’s work order. But tomorrow, we’ll have to install programs on 40 or more of them. The entire 5th floor should be done.

W   How about you start some of those while I’m working on these? If we start ahead on tomorrow’s job this evening, we could save some time tomorrow.

M    Normally I would, but I can’t work late tonight. I will go to a concert with my wife at six and have to get off work at 5. Sorry.

Questions 47 through 49 refer to the following conversation.

W   I’ve been trying to reserve a seat for the international marketing seminar next week but I keep getting an error message at the last stage. Did you already do yours?

M    I did, but I didn’t use online registration. I just dial the number from a promotional pamphlet they gave us. Maybe you should do that too.

W   I don’t have the pamphlet with me. Do you still have yours?

M    I should have it in my office. Why don’t I email the number to you when I get back from lunch?

Questions 50 through 52 refer to the following conversation.

W   Kevin. Do you know it takes forever to start my computer? I don’t understand why it’s running so slowly. I already updated the software twice this month.

M    Maybe it is time for you to get a new one. Try High-Tech Electronics on Main Street. They have the best selections and low prices. Their sales assistants are willing to answer any questions you might have. I bought mine there and I’m happy with it.

W   Maybe I will. But, I need to do some research before I actually get a new one.

M    They even carry used computers too. Why don’t you take your old computer with you to see whether you could trade it in for a new one?

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

W     Michael, Andrew, new shipment has arrived from Hong Kong. Can you handle it for me?

M1   Yes, Ms. Hatcher. I’m supposed to store it in the warehouse Aisle B, shelf 30, but the shelf is already with boxes.

M2   Oh, those boxes were supposed to be loaded on the truck and be sent out today, but shipping date was changed at the last minute.

W     When is the new shipping date?

M2   Now we’re not sending them out until tomorrow.

M1   Oh, then we have to get a new assignment for today’s shipment from the management.

W     Why don’t I call the warehouse supervisor and find the new space?

M1   Thank you. I don’t see much free space on the shelves in this area.

M2   Meanwhile, I’ll cover it and make sure it is safe.

Questions 56 through 58 refer to the following conversation.

W   Thank you for coming. Our company has not been too happy with our current shipping company and we’re trying to find a new one.

M    Well, I’m happy to give you more information on our company and services. I’m sure you’ll find our rates are all very competitive, especially the international ones.

W   We produce fresh flowers especially the rare and exotic ones such as peony or magnolia for the special occasions. We need them to be delivered to many locations domestically and internationally. Do you think you company is equipped to handle these kinds of shipment?

M    Yes, we have plenty of experience with fresh and fragile shipment. Now, can we talk about your budget and standard charges? Then, we can start drafting a contract.

Questions 59 through 61 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hi, Dennis. Can you help me join the conference call? I’ve never done it and I’ve got one scheduled in 30 minutes.

W   Sure, It’s not too bad. First, all the callers have to call a special number at a given time and enter a common access code. Do you have all the numbers with you?

M   They should be written in the e-mail I got from the committee. Let me go and check that out again.

W   Once you have those numbers, you are all set to start the conference call.

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

M    Ms. Bingham. I just received the new safety permit from the regional inspector issued for our factory. Do you want me to hang it behind the receptionist counter?

W   Actually, no. The rule has changed this year. Now, the permit has to be within the two meters of the main entrance to the factory floor. We should put it on the wall right next to the main door.

M    Okay, but we still have some time. The old one doesn’t expire until Friday. So, I will put up a new one on next Monday.

W   Thanks. I really appreciate that.

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

M    How may I help you?

W   Yes, My doctor recommended I change my diet to include more protein in it. I am a vegetarian. I don’t eat meat but I think I can drink milk. Milk does have a lot of protein, right?

M    Of course, milk is a good source of protein and calcium. Come this way. We have a lot of options to choose from.

W   You’re right. There are many kinds. Hmm. I have to watch out my weight too. My doctor also warned me about having too much of fried and sugary food. This one has more than 5 grams of it.

M    In that case, I would suggest non-fat milk and you can add nuts or grains for more vitamins and minerals.

W   Thank you. You’ve been a great help.

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

W   I’d like to look at some rental spaces that you have listed on your website. Is the one on 1200 Mason Boulevard still available?

M    Well, I’m afraid that one is taken this morning. But I could show you more properties near that building. They’re not as cheap as the one you saw, but some of them are quite affordable.

W   Well, I’m planning to open up my boutique shop on May First and I need at least one month to prepare everything.

M    We should hurry then. Why don’t you stop by my office tomorrow and I’ll show you around the one you might be interested in?

W   As long as it’s close to the Mason Boulevard, I’m fine with it. My biggest concern is the rent. I don’t want to pay any more than I really have to.

M    I’m going to send you a link to show available properties on and close to Mason Boulevard. I would recommend the one near the Longwood Station. It has the lowest rent for now.

Part 4

Questions 71 through 73 refer to the following recorded message.

Hello, this message is for Tim Sanders. I’m calling about having wood flooring installed in my shop. I run a small hair salon in Bayside Mall and I’d like to change the flooring to wooden one. Could you give me a price estimate for this job? You were recommended to me by a friend of mine. You did some work for her a few years ago and she was very happy with the quality of work. I did the rough measuring of the store and if you call me back I can give the information so that you can prepare an estimate. Or, we can set up an appointment so that you can come over see the shop for yourself. My name is Emily and my number is 555-2482 and I’ll be waiting for your call, thank you.

Questions 74 through 76 refer to the following telephone message.

Hi, Mr. Phillips. I’m calling from CVS Pharmacy. You came yesterday and dropped off a prescription for your medication. You’ve asked to deliver the medicines to your house when it’s ready, but there has been a problem. The prescription form you gave us was missing the signature of the doctor. We’ve called your doctor, Dr. Lee and he will be faxing a new form today. But unfortunately, your medication won’t be delivered this morning like we have promised. It should be ready late this afternoon because some information should be verified. We’re sorry for the delay and if you have any questions, please call us back. Otherwise, your medicine will be delivered to your house by the end of today. Thank you.

Questions 77 through 79 refer to the following talk.

Welcome aboard on our international mountain travel bus. We’re ready to start our trip to Vancouver. We’ll be traveling about 4 hours before we cross the US-Canadian borders. Today’s weather is supposed to be sunny all day and we should be able to enjoy spectacular views of the mountain on the way. From time to time, I’ll stop the bus to point out the famous landmarks of the area. Before we depart, I suggest everyone check to make sure you have your passports and other travel documents. It would be a shame to find out later on that you don’t have the proper IDs and documents and go back on your own. If you have done that, then we’re ready to start another exciting day.

Questions 80 through 82 refer to the following advertisement.

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Questions 83 through 85 refer to the following news report.

In local news, Sun Valley will soon become a national park. On Monday, the government finally put this popular gathering place on its list of the country’s protected areas. The Bureau of National Parks said this place was chosen as an ecological reserve because of its unique settings that has both recreational and scientific values. Sun Valley was one of the few places in the nation that has rare wild plants and trees that are nearly extinct in other parts of the country. Some residents however, said they were disappointed by the decision because it will increase the traffic and noise and make it difficult for local residents to enjoy the site. We will have more news after the short weather update.

Questions 86 through 88 refer to the following recorded message.

Welcome. You have reached the maintenance office of Beacon Electronics Service Center. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. I’m afraid our office is currently closed. Our regular business hours are from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For frequently asked questions concerning operating your equipment, please log on to If you’re experiencing a maintenance problem that requires immediate attention, please call our after-hour operators at 555-2394. For routine maintenance, please leave a detailed message after the recording including your name and contact number, and we will reply as soon as the office opens in the morning. Thank you for using Beacon Electronics, the number one manufacturer of reliable home electronics.

Questions 89 through 91 refer to the following talk.

Well I have an announcement before we move on to the next item on the agenda. The product design team has passed a real challenge on to us in the packaging engineering. They need a packaging for a new line of lamps that have a large decorative glass shade. Of course, it is very important to protect the glass components of the lamps, but it is also important to design the packaging that is cost-effective and visually appealing. I’ll be distributing the sheet that has a drawing with the dimensions of the lamps. So review them and we’ll get together this afternoon to discuss the packaging designs. I’m looking forward to hearing some fresh ideas from you guys.

Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following ta

Thank you all for coming on such a short notice. The sales and marketing division just informed me that the completion date for our website redesign has been moved up to next Friday. We only have about ten days before the deadline. I know this could be a bit of stress for some of you, but the management thinks that having the workable website before introducing a new line of products will be necessary. It is my job to make sure this project is finished on time with quality work. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns on your assignment. This project is our top priority over all other projects. So, if you’ve completed your part and have extra time, please contact my assistant Ms. Eunice at extension 857. There are still many sections that need help. Let us work together to make it a success.

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

The city of Boston would like to inform residents of the upcoming marathon competition. This Monday, April 12th will be our 10th Boston Marathon Competition organized by the Boston Athletic Association. The traffic will be closed in many parts of the city, so we encourage you to check your travel routes before you leave home this morning. Athletes as well as citizens will leave Union Street Start Line at 10 o’clock a.m. sharp. The first winner will arrive at the finish line at Boylston Street in a little over 2 hours after the competition starts. However, the road blocks will last about 8 hours until most participants have passed the major roads including Central Street and Washington Street. For more information, please, contact BAA’s office at 617-222-8473 or visit their website at

Questions 98 through 100 refer to the following announcement and list.

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the association of accountants’ annual conference. I just want to make a few announcements before the morning schedule begins. Please note that the New Age Software demonstration session which was scheduled to be held in one of the conference rooms has been moved to the lobby hall to accommodate more people. Also, tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s banquet. It starts at 7 in the banquet hall and the feature presenter is Mr. Marvin Klein, the author of “My life’s accounts”. Mr. Klein plans to have a book signing after the presentation. If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, please stop by at the registration desk set up next to the main entrance.

Answer Key

Answer Key

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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