Part 1

1.    (A) A man is putting on sunglasses.

        (B) A man is wearing a wristwatch.

        (C) A man is looking for something.

        (D) A man is looking at the wall clock.

2.    (A) The umbrellas have been folded outside.

        (B) Several people are seated around the table.

        (C) The tables have been covered by the umbrellas.

        (D) Various plants have been pulled up.

3.    (A) The street is almost deserted.

        (B) Some seats are taken outdoors.

        (C) A man is holding a sign on the pole.

        (D) A window of the store is being opened.

4.    (A) Bottles of wine are being poured into glasses.

        (B) Some products are displayed in rows.

        (C) Some bottles are being arranged on the shelves.

        (D) People are purchasing some bottles of wine.

5.    (A) Boats are heading out to sea.

        (B) Boats are floating on the water.

        (C) A boat is being pushed into the water.

        (D) One of the boats is sinking.

6.    (A) Some people are holding a rally in the square.

        (B) Some people are walking up the stairs.

        (C) Some people are relaxing on the steps.

        (D) Some people are repairing the stairway.

Part 2

7. Who wrote the sales report?

        (A) Tomorrow will be fine.

        (B) Yes, we ordered papers.

        (C) I think Mike did.

8. Would you like to join us for dinner?

        (A) Yes, I have seen him.

        (B) Let me check my schedule.

        (C) I’m already a staff member.

9. How long will the meeting last?

        (A) Just last weekend.

        (B) About 45 minutes.

        (C) Room 348.

10. Which keyboard would you like?

        (A) Whichever costs less.

        (B) Not now.

        (C) In a film review.

11. Can you drop me off at the airport?

        (A) Be careful not to drop that.

        (B) Sure, when are you leaving?

        (C) No, about an hour.

12. When did you join this department?

        (A) No, I didn’t.

        (B) About 2 years ago.

        (C) On the desk.

13. Would you like me to fill out this application?

        (A) I’ll make some myself.

        (B) Jamie said she’d apply for the position.

        (C) You’ll like it.

14. Why do you have many computers?

        (A) It’s a network monitor.

        (B) I’m a programmer.

        (C) They are in the office.

15. I always like Mr. Ruth’s presentation, don’t you?

        (A) This present is very practical.

        (B) He’s wearing a suit.

        (C) Yes, it’s very interesting.

16. How late is the building open?

        (A) You’re late.

        (B) It closes at 9 PM.

        (C) Yes, they’re still building it.

17. I think you should take a break.

        (A) Fine, I’ll be back in five minutes.

        (B) Can you please fix it?

        (C) No, I only took three.

18. Where is the house key?

        (A) On the desk.

        (B) Mr. Rod is the home owner.

        (C) Twice a year.

19. Why can’t we use the fourth floor laboratory?

        (A) It’s my third time.

        (B) At the end of the meeting room.

        (C) It’s being redesigned.

20. Is it better to travel to Sydney by train or by airplane?

        (A) The bus is better.

        (B) I think you don’t.

        (C) Yes, it is.

21. We should wait until the other members arrive.

        (A) Yeah, I think so, too.

        (B) No, they can’t do that.

        (C) Okay, the departure gate is downstairs.

22. Shouldn’t we make a reservation in advance?

        (A) That’s not the hotel.

        (B) Yes, you’re probably right.

        (C) No, they wouldn’t.

23. I can’t find my purse anywhere.

        (A) Have you checked your jacket?

        (B) I found them very confusing.

        (C) You’ll be getting information.

24. Would you rather walk or take a taxi to the meeting?

        (A) I prefer taking a subway.

        (B) It’s a good idea.

        (C) No, he doesn’t.

25. What’s Mr. Ron’s new job position?

        (A) No one knows how to use it.

        (B) This is the last version.

        (C) I think he is the secretary.

26. Let’s go to Sammy’s Christmas party.

        (A) Since early this evening.

        (B) His part’s already finished.

        (C) Do you know where it is?

27. Could you complete this research before dinner?

        (A) How about the Chinese restaurant?

        (B) Some research results.

        (C) Probably, I’m very busy though.

28. Why hasn’t the order of diaries arrived yet?

        (A) Yes, it’s arrived just now.

        (B) I’ll call the delivery service.

        (C) By airplane, I guess.

29. Have they already started the bridge construction?

        (A) Actually, they’re almost finished.

        (B) The bridge has many vehicles on it.

        (C) Marcus wrote the instructions.

30. Ms. Donna ordered more paper, didn’t she?

        (A) I’d like some coffee.

        (B) Yes, we needed it.

        (C) No, they can’t request.

31. I think we should get to the theater early.

        (A) No, we’ll pick it up.

        (B) That’s my ticket.

        (C) Yes, if we want fine seats.

Part 3

Questions 32 through 34 refer to the following conversation.

M    Hi, I’d like to buy a round trip bus ticket to Danang. I’d prefer to depart from this station tomorrow morning and return on Saturday evening.

W   We have a bus that leaves tomorrow morning at 8 A.M. And for the return trip, there’s one arriving back here in Hanoi Saturday evening at 7:30 P.M. Are these times acceptable for you?

M    Yes, those will work just fine. How long will the trip take?

W   It takes about 13 hours with stops in Vinh and Dong Hai.

Questions 35 through 37 refer to the following conversation.

M    Sabrina, are you available to meet with one of the prospective candidates for the executive assistant position on Thursday?

W   Hold on …this Thursday. I have a sales meeting with the entire staff at 8 A.M. followed by a conference call with our distributors at 9. I’m available to meet with him anytime afterwards.

M    That’s great. When do you expect the conference call to conclude?

W   Hopefully by 10:30 A.M. at the latest. Just send me an e-mail letting me know when the applicant is expected to arrive.

Questions 38 through 40 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hi, Phil. Do you have the agenda for the training workshop? I want to take a look at it.

M    No, I think Roger has the entire package for the workshop because he was the first one to register. He won’t be back in the office until tomorrow because he is out with some clients. So you will have to wait until tomorrow to ask him for it.

W   Hmm. Do you know if the schedule is available online?

M    I’m not sure, but it is probably available. Try looking on the company’s website.

Questions 41 through 43 refer to the following conversation.

W   Mr. Wayne, I’ve been getting some negative feedback from our IT department. They’re overwhelmed by the amount of requests from the sales staff and don’t have time to assist everyone.

M    I see. How can we manage the number of issues from sales and prioritize them to lessen the burden on IT?

W   Perhaps we could have the sales people make their requests to the department heads and let them decide which requests deserve immediate attention.

M    Hmm… the department heads are already very busy as it is.

W   I know, but this would cut down on the calls to IT and let them focus on resolving the actual problems.

M    There has to be a more efficient solution that will satisfy everyone involved. Let me think about this some more and get back to you.

W   Okay. I’m waiting for your call.

Questions 44 through 46 refer to the following conversation.

W   Good morning, Chuck. This is Hannah from the leasing office. I’m calling to get an update on the progress of the construction.

M    Unfortunately, the recent bad weather has put us a little behind schedule. I’m hoping we’ve already seen the worst of the winter weather so we can make up some time. I expect that we’ll complete the apartments in mid-April.

W   Oh, that’s a shame. I have some clients who want to start a lease in March.

Questions 47 through 49 refer to the following conversation.

M    I can’t believe the airline lost my luggage.

W   I’m sure they’ll find it eventually, but now you don’t have anything to wear tomorrow, right?

M    I wonder if there is a clothing shop around here where I can buy an outfit for tomorrow.

W   I remember seeing a shopping mall on my way to the hotel. I’m sure you can find something there.

M    Is it far from here? How long does it take?

W   I guess you could probably get there in about 10 minutes by taxi.

M    Well, I’d better ask the information desk in the lobby. I’m sure they’ll know the closest place.

W   You should have enough time to go before the introductory dinner tonight. It doesn’t start until 7 PM.

Questions 50 through 52 refer to the following conversation.

W   Good evening! May I help you?

M    Yes. I received this schedule book for a new year’s present the other day.

W   Right, it’s ours.

M    I like this schedule book, but it has an error on the February page. Can I get an exchange for a new one?

W   Sure, you can. But only if it was purchased within the past month, and if I can check the proof of purchase. May I see the receipt, please?

M    Oh, I’m afraid I don’t have it because I received it as a gift from a friend. But he gave it to me two days ago, so I’m sure he bought it recently.

W   Well, I’m awfully sorry sir, but I can’t exchange it without a receipt.

Questions 53 through 55 refer to the following conversation.

W   Hey! There’s an underground parking garage right next to the restaurant.

M    Yes, but what about all the expensive equipment in the car? I’m worried about someone breaking into it. The parking garage doesn’t have security and someone could steal everything while we’re at lunch.

W   Why don’t we try to park somewhere in the open? I think I see a parking space outdoors down there on the other side of the street. It’s directly across from the restaurant.

M    It’s perfect. Hopefully we can see it from our table. I don’t want to take any chances.

Questions 56 through 58 refer to the following conversation.

W    Hello, I’m calling to reserve a table for 6 people for dinner this evening at 8 P.M.

M    Hmm, unfortunately, we’re completely booked at that time. We have a table for six available at 7 P.M. How does that sound?

W    I’m not sure. I’ll have to check with the other people in my party. Can you make the reservation for 7 and I’ll call you back if it doesn’t fit? My last name is Crosby.

M    Perfect. I’ll reserve a table for 6 people at 7 o’clock under the name of Crosby.

Questions 59 through 61 refer to the following conversation with three speakers.

M      Can you believe that Melissa is being promoted to the Head of Sales in the San Francisco office?

W1   I’m also shocked. She’s only been working in this office for less than a year and hasn’t been one of our top salespeople.

W2   Yes, I’m actually not that surprised. She has managerial experience in her previous job.

W1   Right! Before she joined our firm, she managed one of our competitor’s top sales teams on the west coast for a couple of years.

M      Oh, I never knew that. Good for her. She’s going to have her hands full in San Francisco. That’s one of our fastest growing offices in the country.

W1   She’s well deserved it.

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

W    How did you like the training session for new employees last weekend?

M    It was quite better than I expected. I really had a good chance to learn about our new working environment and businesses. Especially, it was a great opportunity to learn how to participate effectively in office meetings. What did you think about the training?

W    Yeah, I liked it too. But it got kind of boring at the end. It could have been more entertaining, you know.

M    I get what you’re saying, but actually it was okay with me.

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

W1   What a chilly day outside! I was hoping to go to the tennis court today and have a game there but not in this weather.

W2   I am going to go downtown and do some shopping. Do you want to go to Gordon’s Department Store with me, instead? It’s just 10 minutes away from here.

W1   That sounds great! I wanted to go there since I received a sales coupon in this magazine. Look! I’d like to buy this pink sweater.

W2   It would look great on you, and it’s only $39.99. It’s reasonable. I haven’t gone there yet but the magazine said that the sales event is awesome. We can also use the coupon. I’m just going to put comfortable shoes on and then I’ll be ready to go.

Questions 68-70 refer to the following conversation and price list.

M    Good morning, what can I do for you?

W   Good morning, I’d like to have this jacket cleaned. I’m going on a business trip this Friday, and I’d like to take it with me. How much does it cost?

M    Let me see… it’s going to be 16 dollars.

W   Oh, It’s much more expensive than expected. Your sign says it can be cleaned from 6 dollars and up.

M    Well, right. But it depends on the material the jacket is made of. We have to use special cleaning products.

W   Okay.

M    Today is Wednesday, so I can rush the service and you could have it by tomorrow evening.

W   Thank you so much.

Part 4

Questions 71 through 73 refer to the following recorded message.

You’ve reached NYC Electricity. This announcement is being recorded at 9:30 P.M., Thursday, July 7th. Most of you are still having trouble due to the power failure caused by the big storm last night. At the moment, many engineers are working hard to fix this problem, and we greatly apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you. We now expect the service to be back to normal by tomorrow morning. There will be updated announcements hourly throughout the night. So for more information, give us a call. Thank you.

Questions 74 through 76 refer to the following advertisement.

For this weekend only, all clothes at Goodman’s Clothing are on sale. We are having our semi-annual sale with fantastic bargains. Don’t miss out on this special offer. At these lower prices, our merchandise is sure to sell out quickly. As these prices are only available today and tomorrow, you won’t see our prices this low for another 6 months. Please take note of the new extended business hours: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. We look forward to seeing you soon. Have a great weekend and enjoy your shopping.

Questions 77 through 79 refers to the following announcement.

Good morning. Before starting our meeting, I have a brief announcement to make. Our parking area is scheduled to be repaved, beginning tomorrow. Therefore, you won’t be able to park in the company parking lot until the repaving and inspection are completed. So, tomorrow and the two days following, the parking lot will be closed from 10 to 6. Please park elsewhere. If you choose to take the subway, our company’s shuttle buses will be available at the station. Also, the main entrance on Country Boulevard will be closed for these three days. So if you usually enter at Country Boulevard, please use the Redford Street entrance instead.

Questions 80 through 82 refer to the following telephone message.

Hello, this is a message for Zac Efron. My name is Nadia Elena from the Human Resources Department at Medical center. I’m calling to let you know that we received your application and resume for the emergency room position. In order to complete the application process, I’d like to schedule an interview with you for next week. Please call my secretary at 670-555-3328, and let her know when you are available. After the interview, our head manager will finally make a decision.

Questions 83 through 85 refer to the following talk.

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen. On behalf of all the staff here at Ray Telecommunications, I want to thank you all for coming to our client appreciation banquet. We have invited you here tonight to show our gratitude for your patronage. First, you will enjoy a fantastic dinner, with the kinds of dishes you may not have had in recent months. After that, we invite you to an exciting dance party in the ballroom. The famous group, Glenn Cross and His Band, will be performing some great jazz music. As you leave the party, be sure to pick up a gift basket arranged especially for our preferred clients. Once again, I would like to express my gratitude. This has been our best financial year so far-something we would not have been able to achieve without you. Thank you all very much for being such loyal Ray Telecommunications’ customers.

Questions 86 through 88 refer to the following announcement.

We are inviting you to join us at MNC Radio this Thursday morning from 1 O to 11 :30, for our popular business program, Success Makers. This program deals with a wide range of topics from starting up a business to developing already existing markets. Every week, the award-winning host, Dave Lantern, offers current, practical information of interest to businesspeople in the region. This week, Dave has invited a special guest, Lauri Hampner, Owner and Manager of the Sandfire Restaurant. She will be talking about her experiences managing the famous chain. Lines will be open, so make a call and ask questions in person. Don’t forget to tune in Thursday morning, at 10 o’clock!

Questions 89 through 91 refer to the following talk.

Ladies and gentlemen, the next point of interest on the tour is the winery in California. Our tour bus should arrive at Coppola Winery in about an hour. Before we enter the production area, there are a few things I’d like to mention. Most of you probably know that Coppola has been around for a long time. In fact, we are about to celebrate our 60th anniversary. More to the point, that makes us one of the oldest wine manufacturers in the country. I’ll take you around the factory to show how our products are made. For your protection, smoking is prohibited. Furthermore, you are required to wear safety goggles and gloves in the specific area.

Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following news report.

And now for the business news. KPMG Digital and TGA Electronics companies are discussing a merger. We just got a report about it. The merger will take place this April. In a recent press conference, Mr. Lim, the CEO of KPMG Digital, said that he expects the merger will produce more than $1 billion in annual revenue gains and cost savings. The merged company must try to improve quality, standard, honesty and efficiency of their employees, equipment, and service. The merged operation which will be called KTG Digital and Electronics will be the largest group in the world.

Questions 95-97 refer to the following recorded message and schedule.

Hello. Mr. Warren, this is Julia Hunt calling from Pan Asia Travel Co. As we had discussed, I was able to break up your journey into two flights. Unfortunately, I was not able to find any other flight from London to Istanbul, which means you will still be departing from London at night. I know you would rather not have an overnight flight but this is what I can do within the price range you specified. However, you will be happy to know that I was able to replace Sunwing Airlines Flight 75 with an earlier flight so that your flight from Istanbul to Bangkok will depart earlier. Also, I was successful in scheduling your return flight on May 10 so that you will not have to fly at night on your way back to London. Please let me know this itinerary is to your satisfaction so that I can reserve flights. Thank you.

Questions 98-100 refer to the following news report and map.

Yesterday the City Council announced the repair of Third Lane, between Central Street and Camel Street. The 3-month construction will begin next month, July 1st, and will cost approximately 2 million dollars. Although construction will usually be done at night, streets might sometimes be closed during the day. You should expect occasional traffic delays on Second Lane. Those of you who usually use Third Lane might consider alternate routes from July through September.

Answer Key

Answer Key

01. (B)   02. (A)   03. (B)   04. (B)   05. (B)

06. (C)   07. (C)   08. (B)   09. (B)   10. (A)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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