Part 1

1.    (A) The beach is crowded with swimmers.

        (B) There are buildings of various heights.

        (C) Some people are fishing at the edge of the water.

        (D) The bridge is reflected in the water.

2.    (A) They’re seeing a movie.

        (B) They’re standing near the door.

        (C) They’re discussing something important.

        (D) They’re working at the office.

3.    (A) The man is using a tool.

        (B) The man is shoveling the dirt.

        (C) The man is looking for his gloves.

        (D) The man is looking at the tree.

4.    (A) They’re all wearing glasses.

        (B) One of the men is putting on a hardhat.

        (C) They’re talking about serious problems.

        (D) A document is being looked at.

5.    (A) The meeting room is not in use at the moment.

        (B) The lights have been turned off in the room.

        (C) The table is occupied at the moment.

        (D) The meeting will begin soon.

6.    (A) Wires are being untangled.

        (B) There are cords hanging on the rack.

        (C) Coats are laid on the floor.

        (D) Cords have been tangled with each other.

Part 2

7.    What time is the next presentation?

        (A) In Hall C.

        (B) It’s by Natalya Hesch.

        (C) It’s at 1 P.M

8.    Where should I put these decorations for the holiday party?

        (A) Anywhere in the break room.

        (B) Some posters and lights.

        (C) A few people can’t come.

9.    Why did you return your new camera?

        (A) I’m going on vacation next week.

        (B) The battery wouldn’t charge.

        (C) The electronics store downtown.

10.  Can I bring you the lunch menu?

        (A) A ten dollar special.

        (B) No, I already ate.

        (C) I can’t come in today.

11.  When are you supposed to leave for Australia?

        (A) Not until Friday afternoon.

        (B) For a conference.

        (C) With a friend.

12.  How much do you pay for your parking spot?

        (A) It’s near the entrance.

        (B) Only 25 dollars a month.

        (C) Not in a while.

13.  What should I include in the meeting minutes?

        (A) We’ll discuss the sales report later.

        (B) Sorry, I misplaced them.

        (C) I know Michelle used to take them.

14.  Have you met Ms. Lopez, the event planner?

        (A) A charity fundraiser.

        (B) Two other caterers.

        (C) Oh, I haven’t had the chance.

15.  Do you want me to help you fill out the application?

        (A) Yes, some parts are unclear.

        (B) We’re not currently hiring.

        (C) Has anyone helped you?

16.  I just started baking the cake that we’re preparing for the celebration.

        (A) A couple of forks, and a knife.

        (B) Should I remove it after it’s finished?

        (C) I’m not sure, maybe chocolate.

17.  Was it Antonio or Rebecca who reviewed the presentation slides?

        (A) I think it was the intern.

        (B) It has a view of the city.

        (C) A lucrative investment.

18.  You’ll finish the press release by this afternoon, won’t you?

        (A) Yes, but it might be shorter than expected.

        (B) They need to make a good impression.

        (C) Three different newspapers.

19.  Which building is Hector staying in at the resort?

        (A) Let’s stay here a while.

        (B) He hasn’t checked in yet.

        (C) On Boardwalk Avenue.

20.  Will the student volunteers be wearing name tags?

        (A) Great, we need some more help.

        (B) Is that necessary?

        (C) It’s spelled with an ‘e’.

21.  Are you paying by cash, or do you want to use a credit card?

        (A) That will be 75 dollars.

        (B) Cash, please.

        (C) A low interest rate.

22.  Would you be interested in speaking at the awards dinner?

        (A) It was a fantastic meal.

        (B) The manager told me so.

        (C) I’ll have to check my schedule.

23.  The packaging redesign is due tomorrow, isn’t it?

        (A) No, we got an extension.

        (B) Four packages of supplies.

        (C) Yes, I like it, too.

24.  Who’ll be the host of the new talk show?

        (A) Jimmy Yates has expressed interest.

        (B) It premieres on May 20.

        (C) Check the stage lighting.

25.  Why can’t I open this document?

        (A) I’ll print a copy for you.

        (B) It’s on the desk.

        (C) An expense report.

26.  How much would it cost to renovate this property?

        (A) Rent is 800 dollars per month.

        (B) The vacant building on Jones Street.

        (C) What work do you want to do?

27.  Who’s going to restock the Electronics Department?

        (A) Near the back of the store.

        (B) I did it last time.

        (C) A two-bedroom apartment.

28.  Kendrick wants us to finish the magazine advertisement by tomorrow.

        (A) It was an interesting article.

        (B) I canceled my subscription.

        (C) But we haven’t started yet.

29.  Weren’t the walls repainted over the weekend?

        (A) I might see a movie.

        (B) From the hardware store.

        (C) They must not have finished.

30.  Does anyone have time to make a delivery?

        (A) Rory isn’t busy.

        (B) It’s half past three.

        (C) Two large pizzas.

31.  We need to hire a programmer to maintain our Web site.

        (A) Alex has a background in it.

        (B) When does the program finish?

        (C) I forgot the password.

Part 3

Questions 32 through 34

W: Centerville Fitness Center, how may I help you?

M: Hi, (32) I’m calling to reserve one of your tennis courts for Saturday. I’m organizing a tournament that will last… three or four hours.

W: Sure thing. There are a lot of openings that day, but… (33) it’s supposed to rain in the afternoon, so you might want to schedule it in the morning since it will last several hours. Will that be OK with you?

M: I’m sure everyone will be fine with it. So, let’s start at 8 A.M. I’ll come earlier to rent some gear.

W: Great. Oh, and you should know that (34) this Saturday we’re hosting a complimentary, healthy lunch, so you can enjoy that after you finish.

Questions 35 through 37

M:      Hi, Nancy. Hi, Alison. I’m glad I bumped into you both. (35) I’m looking for two staff members who can work at the Birmingham branch next week.

W1:    I’d be happy to do that. How about you, Alison?

W2:    (36) Well, it’s more than fifty miles from my house to Birmingham. That’s quite a long way to travel every day.

M:      Oh, it’s only for two days of training workshops, and (37) the company will be happy to cover your gas expenses.

W2:    In that case…sure, sign me up. Perhaps Nancy and I could even travel together.

W1:    Great! That sounds good to me!

Questions 38 through 40

M: Wilma, (38) you were in charge of the market research study for our new digital camera, right? I heard the participants in the study really liked the prototype they tested out.

W: That’s right. (39) All of the group members especially liked that the camera is very light, so it’s easy to carry around day-to-day.

M: How much do you think it will retail for once it’s launched?

W: I heard that it will cost somewhere between $250 and $280.

M: That’s not bad. But we need to make sure it doesn’t cost more than our competitors’ models. (40) Let’s bring that up when we meet with the marketing team after lunch today.

Questions 41 through 43

W: Hello, (41) I’m calling about the Pegasus 300 treadmill that you’re selling. I noticed an advertisement online this morning. Is it still available?

M: Hi, yes, it is! (42) I’m leaving my current apartment this weekend, and my new one is a lot smaller. I just won’t have enough space for it.

W: That’s a shame. I’m definitely interested in buying it, but (43) would you mind holding on to it for a few days? I’d like to take a look at it later this week.

M: Well, I’ve had calls all morning. And as I mentioned in the ad, (43) I’d like to find a buyer before Friday.

W: Oh, I understand. In that case, I’ll try to go over to your place this afternoon. Would you mind giving me your address?

Questions 44 through 46

W: Hi, Tarik. (44) Did you know that the advertising team is looking for someone who can help improve our Web site? I might volunteer.

M: Well, you are quite talented in Web design. The freelance work you did for some local businesses looked professional.

W: Thank you! (45) It would also give me a chance to work with other departments in the office, and I love doing that. It really makes me feel like an important part of the company.

M: I think you should go for it.

W: Yeah, I will. (46) I’ll talk to Mr. Price in Advertising right now.

M: Good luck, and let me know what he’s like. (46) He’s new here, and I haven’t spoken with him yet.

Questions 47 through 49

W: Good morning. (47) I’m interested in renting out one of your studios to record some music for a commercial I’m making next month. The last time I came here, Harvey Crank assisted with the controls.

M: (48) Actually, Mr. Crank left the company and found his own studio. However, our new audio technician, Penelope Cage, has years of experience and could assist you for a fraction of the price.

W: Well, I’d really prefer to work with Mr. Crank again. Is there any way that you could help us get in touch with him?

M: It’s against our company’s policy to give out that kind of information. (49) However, you should take a few minutes to give Ms. Cage’s work a listen. She produced the background music for some of the catchiest commercials on the air today.

Questions 50 through 52

M: Marisa, (50) I’ve been thinking about your suggestion to collaborate with Holden Construction on the shopping mall project. I think we should go for it.

W: I’m glad you agree! Actually, I’ve already drafted a proposal. The first thing we’ll need to do is arrange a meeting with Holden Corporation’s management.

M: Hmm… (51) I’ve never worked with anyone at that firm before. Who would be the best person to speak with about a potential joint venture?

W: Well, Kevin worked at Holden Construction. I’m sure he’d know.

M: That’s a good point. (52) Let’s invite him for lunch and come up with an effective negotiation strategy.

Questions 53 through 55

W1:    (53) This meeting will go over the progress on our newest video game. It won’t be released until November, but we need to release a trailer soon. How are we looking, Hans?

M:      Fantastic. The animations have been finalized and the graphics look great. (54) However, we’re way over budget, so I asked Zoe from Accounting to give us an update.

W2:    Hans is right. But if we can cut back on spending until next quarter, then we should be able to secure more funds, especially if the product looks promising.

W1:    I’ll talk to the board of directors. (55) In the meantime, slow down development, Hans, and see if you can push back the next deadline by a month or so.

Questions 56 through 58

W: (56) Chef Fieri? Do you recall our discussion about contracting with a food delivery service? I just found out about a small start-up that specializes in delivering meals to nearby customers.

M: Oh, good. (57) Do you know how quickly they guarantee the arrival? I don’t want our customers to receive cold food.

W: They advertise taking 30 minutes or less, so I think they’re a great match for us. They have ten drivers on staff who drive motorbikes so they can cut through the city traffic.

M: Well, I’ll keep it in mind. Oh, and (58) look them up online. Maybe their users have left positive comments about them.

Questions 59 through 61

M: Hello. (59) I just realized that I left the office without sending an important e-mail. I can do it on my phone (60) while I shop for groceries, as long as there’s WiFi available here.

W: I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t have any in the store. The manager thinks it helps keep the employees off their phones while working.

M: Oh.. I see. Well, do you know any place nearby where I could go to get a wireless connection?

W: (61) There’s a café right across the street that I always use during my breaks. You’ll need to order a drink, and then the barista will give you the password.

Questions 62 through 64

M: Hello, (62) I’m here for an interview with Mr. Joseph Mulder on the fifth floor. Can you tell me where the elevator is?

W: Of course. You just need to go around this corner. I think you’d better hurry… Mr. Mulder normally takes his lunch break at noon.

M: Yes, I’m behind schedule. (63) I had engine trouble on the way here and had to drop my car off at the auto shop.

W: Oh, that’s too bad! (64) Here, take this… you’ll need to show this visitor’s card to the security guard at the elevator.

M: Okay, got it. Thanks for your help.

Questions 65 through 67

W: Hi, my name is Diana Smith, and I’ve booked a court at your sports center for 3 P.M. today. (65) I was just wondering if it’s possible to borrow some extra badminton rackets for my friends.

M: Yes, you can do that. Actually, (66) the court you booked is right next to the storage closet, so you can grab some extra rackets from there. It’ll be $5 per racket.

W: Great! My friends don’t play badminton often, so they don’t have their own gear.

M: Well, (67) how about coming along to our beginners’ sessions on Saturday mornings? We have an excellent instructor.

W: Hmm… I’ll mention it to my friends and let you know later. Thanks!

Questions 68 through 70

M: Hi, (68) I’m one of the lawyers at Boyle & Partners on the third floor. When I stopped by here for office supplies this morning, I think I was overcharged.

W: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. What do you think you shouldn’t have been charged for?

M: Well, (70) I checked the receipt, and it seems I was charged for the envelopes. But, according to your current special offer, these should’ve been free. I’m hoping you’ll give me a refund for those.

W: Yes, of course. (69) I’m afraid we just hired new staff, and I guess one of them made a mistake when calculating your total. I’ll make sure it never happens again.

Part 4

Questions 71 through 73

Hello, Ms. Ruby. This is Scott from EverBeauty Cosmetics calling to let you know that (71) the lotion you wanted, Silky Plus, has just been restocked. You can come in any time this week to get it, or (72) we can ship it to you if that would be more convenient. Just call me back with your address. Oh, and don’t forget that (73) you only paid half of the total cost when you placed your order, so you’ll have to complete the payment either in person or over our Web site.

Questions 74 through 76

Good morning. (74) This is Peter Lemansky in the Quality Assurance Department. I’m in the warehouse and (75) there seems to be a problem with one of the forklift trucks. I can turn it on and lift boxes, but (75) I can’t drive it anywhere. It was working fine yesterday, so I do not really know what the problem could be. (75) I need this to be taken care of before lunch. (76) There is a large shipment of merchandise that must be shipped out by 3 o’clock, and I still have to inspect the items and reload them by that time. Please let me know when you can have this looked at. The sooner, the better. Thanks.

Questions 77 through 79

I’d like to welcome everyone to today’s meeting. (77) First of all, everyone should be reminded that next month, our company will begin allowing children aged thirteen to seventeen to open bank accounts with us. (78) However, anyone of this age who would like to open an account must have a parent present who is already one of our customers. So the first thing you need to do is ask the adult to prove that they have an account with our bank. Changing the subject, we also have some great news. (79) Recent customer surveys have shown that our clients are incredibly pleased about receiving such great financial recommendations from us. I’d like to congratulate you for paying such careful attention to both the market and the needs of our clientele.

Questions 80 through 82

(80) On behalf of all retailers here at the Pontiac Mall, I hope you are having an enjoyable shopping experience today. Please take a moment to learn about our brand new membership program. By signing up to become a member, you can receive notifications about upcoming sales events and special performances at the mall. You’ll also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for free products at the end of each month. (81) Just go to the information desk on the second floor and fill out a membership form. That’s all it takes! And (82) don’t forget to check our Web site for weekly discount vouchers that you can print out and use at our stores.

Questions 83 through 85

As you’ve all heard, (83) our law firm has been selected to represent the Bank of New Mexico. It’s a huge client, and we’ll be handling all their legal issues, from tax code requirements to land acquisition deals for their upcoming expansions. It will be a lot of hard work and we want our best people working with them, so (84) we will be conducting performance reviews. The partners will interview and observe all of the associate attorneys, so (85) please send an e-mail to me by the end of the week detailing your work schedule for the month. We’ll make arrangements from there.

Questions 86 through 88

(86) Last on the agenda is the valet parking that we will soon begin offering at Gaston Grill and Bistro. Several other top-end restaurants in the area offer valet services, and they also have higher scores than us with the Michigan Restaurant Board. (87) We hope that adding this service will ultimately help us attain a better rating this year. Now, (88) please take a look at this map that has been marked with available parking garages in the neighborhood we can rent. Let’s decide which location will be best for us.

Questions 89 through 91

(89) Now, let’s see what’s coming up next week in Belle Valley. Starting Saturday, the Monroe High School marching band will begin making deliveries for its annual hanging flower sale, which happens to coincide with Mother’s Day. If you’d like to receive a beautiful basket of begonias or petunias, (90) be sure to get the band your order by Wednesday afternoon. The Old Rail Festival will also start on Thursday evening at the historic Depot Park. Live performances and cooking contests are planned, but (91) keep up-to-date with the event’s social media page since frequent showers are expected. Next, we’ll check in on some big news in sports.

Questions 92 through 94

(92) If you like to try new things that have several nutritional benefits, try Golden Foods’ new range of bird’s nest soup. Most Western consumers are unfamiliar with the health benefits of the soup, but trust me when I tell you that it can help cleanse your body and give you smoother skin. This product has never before been sold by local retailers, but (93) thanks to our direct connection with Chinese suppliers, we can import the soup and sell it to our local customers at reasonable prices. (94) Chinese people have been enjoying its benefits for thousands of years, and… Millions can’t be wrong! Come on down to our store today for a free sample!

Questions 95 through 97

Good morning, and welcome to this year’s Watersports Rowing Expo on the Allegheny River. First, (95) I’d like to acknowledge Reynold’s Boating and Tours for supplying the life jackets for all the rowers. I also need to announce a couple of changes. In previous years, we have had four events, but this year there will only be three. (96) The one-kilometer race has been canceled due to a lack of participation. But don’t worry; there will still be plenty to watch. And (97) don’t forget, you can share any photos you take today on our event’s social media page. You can find the address on the back of your tickets.

Questions 98 through 100

As we discussed last week, (98) we’re implementing a new company-wide waste-reduction initiative. (99) Last week, we combined the Marketing and Advertising Departments in an effort to reduce paper usage for memos and notices. We’ve seen some improvement, but we really need to work hard to achieve our goal of a 50 percent reduction. This week, I posted the chart with ideal limits for each department. (100) In my department, we will be limited to 3,000 sheets of paper per month, which will be difficult, but possible. We’ll review the results of these waste-reducing measures at the next meeting.

Answer Key

Answer Key

1 (B)   2 (D)   3 (A)   4 (D)  

5 (A)   6 (D)

7 (C)   8 (A)   9 (B)   10 (B)

11 (A)   12 (B)   13 (C)   14 (C)

15 (A)   16 (B)   17 (A)   18 (A)

19 (B)   20 (B)   21 (B)   22 (C)

23 (A)   24 (A)   25 (A)   26 (C)

27 (B)   28 (C)   29 (C)   30 (A)

31 (A)

32 (D)   33 (A)   34 (D)   35 (B)

36 (D)   37 (C)   38 (D)   39 (A)

40 (B)   41 (C)   42 (D)   43 (D)

44 (A)   45 (C)   46 (A)   47 (D)

48 (C)   49 (B)   50 (A)   51 (A)

52 (C)   53 (D)   54 (D)   55 (B)

56 (B)   57 (A)   58 (A)   59 (A)

60 (B)   61 (C)   62 (B)   63 (D)

64 (C)   65 (B)   66 (D)   67 (D)

68 (D)   69 (D)   70 (A)

71 (D)   72 (B)   73 (B)   74 (B)

75 (B)   76 (C)   77 (A)   78 (B)

79 (D)   80 (B)   81 (C)   82 (C)

83 (C)   84 (C)   85 (D)   86 (D)

87 (D)   88 (B)   89 (A)   90 (C)

91 (B)   92 (C)   93 (B)   94 (B)

95 (B)   96 (B)   97 (D)   98 (A)

99 (B)   100 (C)