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  1. 1. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT ---------------------------------------- ENGLISH SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCES STAGE: T-3 (For students) READING COMPREHENSION INTERNAL CIRCULATION Hanoi – 2014
  2. 2. PREFACE English Supplementary Resources - Stage T3 is for intermediate level learners who want to improve their knowledge of English and need to have more preparation for the TOEIC. The book is designed to assist students to consolidate the basic knowledge they have studied and at the same time to improve their test-taking skills. There are four reviews, a checkpoint, a pre-actual test, some practice exercises on reading comprehension skill, and two TOIEC actual tests in the book. Each review contains a number of practice exercises. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our colleagues who have helped us create these practice materials from so many sources. Above all, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all those who are willing to share their valuable experience, remarks and comments. We wish all of you every happiness and success. T3-group - NUCE
  3. 3. CONTENTS Pages Review 1: 1 Present simple tense, present continuous tense, present passive Revision 2: 3 Past tense: Past simple and continuous, Past simple and past perfect, Past passive Review 3: 7 Modal verbs: Obligation and permission 9 Review 4: Future forms: Going to, Will and Present continuous Checkpoint 11 Pre-Actual test 15 Reading comprehension practice 35 Actual Tests 49 Actual Test 1 49 Actual Test 2 68 References
  4. 4. References (2012) New Real TOEIC. Pearson Education Korea, Ltd. Michael Vince (2010) Intermediate Language Practice. Macmillian Education: Macmillian Publishers Limited Young-Sook Sohn & Brian J. Stuart (2011) Easy TOEIC. Darakwon, Inc.
  5. 5. T3 READING Grammatical Review REVIEW 1 Present simple tense, present continuous tense, present passive ********* 1. Underline the correct phrase in each sentence. 1. What time you go / do you go to bed on Saturdays? 2. Why are you waiting / do you waiting outside the door? 3. Don’t ask Tim. He doesn’t know / not knows the answer. 4. I having / I’m having my lunch at the moment. 5. When you leave / do you leave the house in the morning? 6. I don’t understand. What is happening / is happen? 7. Excuse me, does you know / do you know the time? 8. This is a great party. I’m having / Am I having a lovely time. 2. Read the answers and then complete the questions. 1. Where does Sue live Sue? She lives at the end of Axwell Road. 2. Do……………………………………………………………………………………………… Jim? No, I don’t know him. 3. What…………………………………………………………………………………………… At the moment? I’m doing my homework. 4. Are ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Here? No, I’m sitting over there. 5. Do……………………………………………………………………………..……………… Here? No, we change trains at the next station. 6. Why …………………………………………………………………………………………… I’m wearing two pullovers because I feel cold! 3. Rewrite each sentence so that the verb in italics is a negative contraction. 1. Naomi and Bill are watching television. Naomi and Bill aren’t watching television. 2. Peter likes chocolate cake. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. I’m using this pencil at the moment. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4. The children are having lunch in the kitchen. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5. I get up early on Saturday. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6. Elena is writing a novel. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1
  6. 6. T3 READING Grammatical Review 4. Complete each sentence with a present simple or present continuous form of the words in bold. 1. Do you like cheese sandwiches? you like 2. What time…………………………………………………………………………………? the sun rise 3. What………………………………………………………………………at the moment? you read 4. I’ll talk to you later…………………………………………………………………a bath. I have 5. We……………………………………………………………………………at school. not use computers 6. Look out of the window!....................................................................................................... it snow 7. This is an examination! Why………………………………………………………………? you talk 8. Ann………………………………………………………to school by bus every day. go 9. …………………………………………………………a uniform at your school? you wear 10. Pat has got an interesting hobby ………………………………………………………a boat. she build 5. Choose the correct spelling from each pair of words. 1. writing / writting 9. using / useing 2. diging / digging 10. waiting / waitting 3. takeing / taking 11. washeing / washing 4. deciding / decideing 12. riding / rideing 5. swiming / swimming 13. flyeing / flying 6. having / haveing 14. studing / studying 7. lying / lieing 15. going / goeing 8. readding / reading 6. Complete each sentence with a passive verb. 1. Millions of people watch this programme. This programme………………………………………………………by millions of people. 2. Students write most of this magazine. Most of this magazine…………………………………………………………by students. 3. They’re rebuilding the damaged stadium. The damaged stadium……………………………………………………………………… 4. They usually finish their project on time. Their project……………………………………………………………………………… 5. Somebody is meeting you at the bus station. You…………………………………………………………………….at the bus station. 2
  7. 7. T3 READING Grammatical Review REVIEW 2 Past tense: Past simple and continuous Past simple and past perfect Past passive ********* 1. Underline the correct word or phrase in each sentence. 1. While I washed / was washing my hair, the phone rang / ringed. 2. How did you felt / did you feel yesterday afternoon? 3. When I got / was getting home I received / was receiving a phone call. 4. Last summer I was going swimming / went swimming every weekend. 5. When the dog bit / was biting Laura’s leg, she screamed / was screaming. 6. We sang / sung some songs and then ate / eat some sandwiches. 7. When you fell / felt over the cliff, what happened / was happened next? 8. While Mary washed up / was washing up, she broke / was breaking a cup. 9. I didn’t see / saw where the bus stop was, so I was missing / missed the bus. 10. What did you do / were you doing when I phoned / was phoning you last night? There was no reply. 2. Rewrite each sentence according to the instructions given. 1. I enjoyed the concert. (negative) I didn’t enjoy the concert. 2. You ate all the bread. (question) ………………………………………………………………….. 3. Did John spend a lot? (affirmative) ………………………………………………………………….. 4. I felt well yesterday. (negative) ………………………………………………………………….. 5. Anna didn’t buy a car. (affirmative) ………………………………………………………………….. 6. They won the prize. (question) ………………………………………………………………….. 7. Paul doesn’t speak Greek. (affirmative) ………………………………………………………………….. 8. I paid all the bills. (negative) …………………………………………………………………….. 3. Complete each sentence with a suitable time expression from the box. You can use an expression more than once. ago in last week at when while 1. A burglar broke into the house ……………………we were watching television. 3
  8. 8. T3 READING 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Grammatical Review ………………….I met an old friend of mine in the city center. What were you doing……………………the police officer knocked on the door? Jan met Sarah………………………half-past eight outside the cinema. ………………………Dick was preparing lunch, he cut his finger badly. I first came to this town more than 20 years…………………………………………….. Jeff was studying to be a doctor………………………….he met Sally. Tony bought his first motorbike……………………………………………………1992. ……………………….did you start playing basketball? Most of the young people left this village a long time…………………………….. 4. Match each sentence (1-8) with a suitable response (a-h). 1. What was Katrina doing when you knocked on the door? c 2. How did Brenda spend her holiday?.................... 3. What happened when the lights went out?........................... 4. When did you meet Cathy?.................................... 5. What did Julie do when Tony called?.................................. 6. Did Suzannah hear what David said?.......................... 7. What did Lucy do when the bell rang at the end of the lessons?........................... 8. Why did Alicia leave so early?........................... a. She went sailing most days, and sunbathed at the beach. b. She put the phone down. c. She was listening to the radio in the kitchen. d. She went to meet her parents at a restaurant. e. She came to my brother’s birthday party. f. While Tina was looking for a torch, they came back on. g. She wasn’t listening. h. She put her books away and left. 5. Put each verb in brackets into either the past simple or past continuous. 1. When Harry (wake up) woke up , we (tell) told him the news. 2. Everyone (wait)…………………..for the concert to begin when a message (arrive)…………………. 3. Charlotte (want)………………………a relaxing holiday, so she (choose)………………………to stay on a small island. 4. When Roberto (study)…………………in America, his parents (phone)……………….him every week. 5. I (find)……………………my pen while I (look for)………………………my bag. 6. Ann (watch)…………………a film on television when Julie (arrive)…………………….. 7. When the lights (go out)…………………., I (lie)…………………………..in bed reading. 8. When you (go)………………to the new Chinese restaurant, what (you eat)……………? 4
  9. 9. T3 READING Grammatical Review 6. Rewrite the sentences so that they contain a passive verb where possible. Some sentences cannot be rewritten in this way 1. Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Fleming. 2. Everyone in the class arrived on time yesterday. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. A helicopter rescued the six survivors from the water. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 4. The president congratulated the winner of the race. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 5. Someone left this purse in the classroom yesterday. ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6. Two prisoners escape from the jail yesterday evening. ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7. A policeman found the two missing children in a local park. ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8. Suddenly a strange red light appeared in the sky. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7. Underline the errors in these sentences. Rewrite each sentence. 1. When we had ate lunch, we were sitting in the garden. When we had eaten lunch, we sat in the garden. 2. While I looked for my keys, I remembered I left them at home. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. Paula had used to play tennis when she had been at school. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 4. When I got into bed, I was falling asleep immediately. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 5. When I was finally finding the house, I was knocking at the door. ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6. After Jill was giving Nick his books, she went home. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 7. Maria would live in Sweden when she was a child. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 8. I was using to get up early when I had gone sailing. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 9. The Vikings had sailed to North America a thousand years ago. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 10. Juliet was sure she was seeing the tall man before. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
  10. 10. T3 READING Grammatical Review 8. Underline the correct word or phrase in each sentence. 1. While I had waited / was waiting / waited at the bus stop, I had noticed / was noticing / noticed a new shop which wasn’t / hadn’t been in the street the day before. 2. I had gone / went out into the garden to fetch my bike, but found / was finding that someone stole / had stolen it. 3. When George met / was meeting Diane at the party, he thought / was thinking that he saw / had seen / was seeing her somewhere before. 4. Emily got off / was getting off the bus and walked / was walking into the bank when she realized / had realized / was realizing that she left / had left / was leaving her handbag on the bus. 5. After I was buying / had bought my new bike, I discovered that it wasn’t having / didn’thave a security lock. 6. I went to the post office to ask about my package, but they had said / said that it still hadn’t arrived / didn’t arrive. 6
  11. 11. T3 READING Grammatical Review REVIEW 3 Modal verbs: Obligation and permission ********* 1. Underline the correct word or phrase in each sentence. 1. Look at those clouds. I think it can / might / must rain. 2. This is impossible! It can’t be / mustn’t be / may not be the answer. 3. Well done! You may be / must be / might be very pleased. 4. I’ve no idea where Jane is. She could be/ must be anywhere. 5. I suppose it’s possible. I might / can / must come to your party. 6. I’m not sure. I must not/ may not be able to get there in time. 7. That can’t be/mustn’t be/may not be David. Ha hasn’t got a bike. 8. Lisa isn’t there yet. She can be / must be on her way. 9. There’s someone at the door. It can be/ could be the postman. 10. Sorry, I can’t come/may not come out tonight. I have to do my homework. 2. Rewrite each sentence using can, can’t, might or must, and beginning and ending as shown. 1. Sarah is really good at swimming. Sarah can swim really well. 2. It’s possible that our team will win. Our team……………………………………………………………………win. 3. I am sure this isn’t the right road. This………………………………………………………………….the right road. 4. I’m sure you work very hard. You………………………………………………………………….very hard. 5. Caroline isn’t allowed to come to our party. Caroline…………………………………………………………to our party. 6. It’s possible that I’ll see you tomorrow, but I’m not sure. I……………………………………………………………, but I’m not sure. 7. I’m afraid that your teacher is unable to come today. I’m afraid that…………………………………………………………….today. 8. I’m sure it’s very hot here in summer. It……………………………………………………………………here in summer. 9. Excuse me, is it all right if I open the window? Excuse me, …………………………………………………………….the window? 10. I suppose you’re Mrs Perry. How do you do? You………………………………………………Mrs Perry.How do you do? 7
  12. 12. T3 READING Grammatical Review 3. Decide whether each pair of sentences have a similar meaning, or whether they are different. Write S for the same and D for different. 1. You’d better go. You should go S 2. You don’t have to press this button. You mustn’t press this button…… 3. You should have a rest. You ought to have a rest…………. 4. You must be crazy. You should be crazy……………… 5. You must be here before 8.30. You have to be here before 8.30…. 6. You mustn’t do that. You don’t have to do that………… 7. You shouldn’t eat so much. You ought not eat so much………. 8. We have to work harder. We must work harder……………. 9. I’d better write my letters. I must write my letters………….. 10. I ought to leave now. I have to leave now………………. 4. Complete each sentence with one suitable modal auxiliary. 1. I think you should take your umbrella. 2. Sorry, I……………….go now. I don’t want to be late. 3. I’m not sure, but I……………….be able to help you. 4. Francesca isn’t at home, so she………………be on her way here. 5. We……………better not leave any windows open. 6. It…………….be a star, it’s too bright. Perhaps it’s an alien spaceship. 7. I don’t ……………..to go to work today. It’s a holiday. 8. Sorry, but I wasn’t to finish all the work you gave me. 9. I think you……………….to ask your teacher for some advice. 5. Rewrite each sentence so that it does not contain the phrase in italics. 1. If I were you, I’d take more exercise. I think you’d better / you should take more exercise. 2. You are not allowed to use a dictionary. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 3. It’s impossible for that to be Sue. She’s abroad. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 4. It’s against the law to drop litter in the street. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 5. You’d better stay in bed today. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 6. It’s very important for you to be here on time tomorrow. ………………………………………………………………………………………… 7. Perhaps you should go to the dentist’s. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 8. I’m sureJane feels very tired after her long journey. ………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
  13. 13. T3 READING Grammatical Review REVIEW 4 Future forms: Going to, Will and Present continuous ********* 1. Underline the correct sentence a, or b, in each mini dialogue. 1 A: Can you come dancing tomorrow night? B: a, Sorry, I’ll play basketball b, Sorry, I’m playing basketball. 2 A: What are your plans for the summer? B: a, I’ll spend a month in the mountains. b, I am going to spend a month in the mountains. 3 A: What do you think about the weather? B: a, It’ll probably rain tomorrow. b, It’ raining tomorrow. 4 A: What about tomorrow at about 5.30? B: a, ok, I’ll see you then. b, ok, I’m seeing you then. 5 A: Marry is getting a dog in July for her birthday present. B: a, Really? What is she calling it? b, Really? What is she going to call it? 2. Put each verb in brackets into a form of will, going to or present continuous. More than one answer may be possible. 1. Have you heard the news? Harry (join) is going to join/ is joining the Army. 2. Sorry to keep you waiting. I (not be)………………………………………………long. 3. According to the weather forecast, it (snow)………………………………………tomorrow. 4. I’m sorry I cannot meet you tonight. I (go out)…………………………….with my parents. 5. Careful! You (knock) ……………………………………………that jug off the table! 6. In 50 years’ time, most people (probably ride)………………………..bicycles to work. 7. Our teacher (give)……………………………..us a test tomorrow. 8. I (go)……………………………………to Manchester at the end of next week. 9. Look out! You (hit)…………………………………that tree. 10. I think our team (probably win)………………………………………………………… 3. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. 1. My party is on Thursday. I’m having a party on Thursday. 2. Tomorrow’s weather forecast is for rain. It’s…………………………………………….tomorrow. 3. I predict a victory for our team. I think…………………………………………………………..win 9
  14. 14. T3 READING Grammatical Review 4. Tomorrow I’ll be absent, Mrs. Jones. I…………………………………………………..here tomorrow, Mrs. Jones. 5. Terry intends to finish painting the kitchen this evening. Terry…………………………………….painting the kitchen this evening. 6. Meeting me outside the station at 5.30. I……………………………………………outside the station at 5.30. 7. What’s our arrangement for the lunch? Where…………………………………………..for lunch? 8. Everyone expects lots of tourism in this country next summer. Everyone thinks a large number of tourists………………………………..this country next summer. 4. Rewrite the sentences which are incorrect. If the sentence is correct, put a tick (v). 1. I go swimming next Saturday. Would you like to come? I’m going swimming next Saturday. Would you like to come? 2. What are you going to discuss at the next meeting? ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. The boat is turning over! I think it will sink. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4. Sue is going to lend me her skates. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5. The weather forecast says it’s definitely sunny tomorrow. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6. There is a lot to do. Is anyone going to help you? ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7. Sorry, I’m not going to see you tomorrow. I have to go to London. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8. Bye for now. I see you later this evening. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5. Put one suitable word in each space. 1. I’ve got a test tomorrow, so I’m getting up early to do some revision. 2. That suitcase looks heavy……………………………………………..I carry it for you? 3. Sorry, but I…………………………………..be here tomorrow. I have to go to the doctor’s. 4. Which team do you think………………………………………….win the match? 5. Bye for now……………………………….I’ll see you next week, but I’m not sure. 6. We’re …………………………………….skating this afternoon. Do you want to come? 7. The weather isn’t very good, so there ……………………be many people at the beach today. 8. Where do you want me to put these books”……………………I leave them here? 10
  15. 15. T3 READING Grammatical Review CHECKPOINT 1. Underline the correct word or phrase in each sentence. 1. When I was a child, I used to ride/I was riding a tricycle 2. That looks very heavy. Will I/Shall I help you? 3. I’m waiting for Sue. Have you seen her/Did you see her? 4. How long are you working/have you been working here? 5. I can’t come out because I haven’t finished/I didn’t finish my homework yet. 6. When the phone rang, I washed/I was washing my hair in the bathroom. 7. Why do you stare/are you starting at me like that? 8. I’ve finished my exams so I’m having/I have a party tomorrow. 9. We’d better wait here until the rain stops/ will stop. 10. When did you last go/have you last been to the cinema? 2. For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words. 1. Steve left before my arrival When I arrived, Steve had already left. 2. Do you need any help with your suitcase? Shall……………………………………………………you with your suitcase? 3. What’s your usual time of arrival at school? When……………………………………………………arrive at school? 4. Alice started playing tennis for six months ago. Alice……………………………………………………tennis for six months 5. I’ll wait here until it stops raining. When it stops raining……………………………………………………leave. 6. In the middle of the lesson, my phone rang. While I……………………………………………………a lesson, my phone rang. 7. Jack has come to stay for the weekend. Jack…………………………………………………with me for the weekend. 8. I last saw David in 1990. I……………………………………………………David since 1990. 9. Are you free tomorrow evening? Are……………………………………………………anything tomorrow evening? 3. Put each verb in brackets into the present simple or continuous, or the past simple or continuous. 1. ‘What (you do)…do you do…?’ ’ I’m an engineer.’ 2. The door was open so the dog (run)…………………………..into the living room. 3. When we arrived home, Jan (sit)………………………………….outside the door. 4. Can you help me? I (not understand)………………………………Spanish. 5. At the beginning of the film, I (realize)……………………........I’d seen it before. 6. I’m sorry, I can’t talk long. I (study)…………………………for an examination. 11
  16. 16. T3 READING Grammatical Review 7. At the moment of the earthquake Pat (read)………………………………in bed. 8. I’ll phone you as soon as I (know)………………………………………the results. 9. I (stay)………………………………at the Hotel Tyrol. Why don’t you call me.? 10. ‘What (you do)…………………when you saw the snake?’ ‘ I ran!’ 4. Decide which answer (A,B,C or D) best fits the space. Maria’s home coming When the bus (1).........in a small square, Maria (2)………her magazine and didn’t realize that she (3)………at her destination. ‘This is Santa Teresa,’ Martin said. ‘(4)………..home! I suppose your cousin (5)…………..for us. Come on. (6)……….the bags’. Maria thought, ‘ All those years when I (7)…………… in New York, I (8)………….of this moment. And now it’s real, I can’t believe it!. Here I am, (9)…………..in the square’. Santa Teresa was Maria’s birthplace, but she (10)…………the town at the age of six. She had some memories of the town, and some photos, but (11)………here still? She (12)…………. Nobody (13)…………….in the square.Perhaps her cousin Pablo (14)…………….Maria’s letter. ‘What (15)……….now?’ asked Martin. ‘There isn’t even a hotel here.’ 1 A. has stopped 2 A. was reading 3 A. arrived 4 A. you arrive 5 A. waits 6 A. I’ll carry 7 A. live 8 A. dream 9 A. I really stand 10 A. was leaving 11 A. will she belong 12 A. wasn’t knowing 13 A. was waiting 14 A. wasn’t receiving 15 A. are we going to Do B. stops B. read B. arrives B. you’re arriving B. will be waiting B. I carry B. have lived B. am dreaming B. I was really standing B. had left B. did she belong B. hasn’t known B. is waiting B. didn’t use to receive B. have we done C. stopped C. had read C. has arrived C. you have been arriving C. has waited C. I’ve carried C. was living C. used to dream C. I had really stood C. used to leave C. has she belonged C. hadn’t known C. waits C. hadn’t received C. did we do D. was stopped D. used to read D. had arrived D. you’ve arrived D. is going to wait D. I carried D. am living D. will dream D. I’m really standing D. has left D. does she belong D. didn’t know D. waited D. hasn’t received D. were we doing 5. Put a suitable time word or expression in each space. Each space is for one word. Just a quick message (1)… before….I leave for the airport. Sorry I haven’t been in touch (2)…………….Wednesday, but I’ve been busy getting ready (3)………………, and I haven’t collected my ticket (4)………………from the travel agency (5)………...I get to Sydnedy, I will send you an email. I’ve (6)……………been to Australia before but I’ve been reading a lot about it (7)……………….. It sounds great! I’ll be in Sydney (8)……………..the end of next week, and then I’m traveling to Melbourne. I’ll be there (9)………………a month. (10)…………………………I get back, all my friends will have forgotten me! 12
  17. 17. T3 READING Grammatical Review 6. Look carefully at each line. Some lines are correct but some have a word which should not be there. Tick ( )each correct line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word in the space. Dear Emma, I’m sorry I haven’t been written to you lately, but I’ve been working hard. When I received your last letter I was acting in a play at school, and when I have finished that, I went on holiday with some friends. I meant to send you a postcard, but I had forgot to take your address with me. How are you getting on at college? You didn’t say very much about this in your letter I hope you are still like it, and don’t been work all the time! Do you still want to come and will stay for a few days? I’m starting work in London after I shall leave school in July, and I want to see you before then. I have know you’re busy but by the time your term finishes, I’ll have started my job . I’ve been done so many things lately! I’ve just learned to drive and my parents have sometimes lend me their car, so I often go out with my friends. May be I’ll be drive to Nottingham And see you one day. 1………………. 2……….……… 3………………. 4………………. 5………………. 6………………. 7………………. 8………………. 9………………. 10………………. 11………………. 12………………. 13………………. 14………………. 15………………. 16………………. 17………………. Best wishes, Luisa 7. Underline the errors in these sentences. Correct the error 1. By the time I got to the phone it stopped ringing.  had stopped 2. I am not very good at this game. You see, I didn’t play it before. …………………………………………………………………. 3. When has Pete written to you last?. ………………………………………………………………… 4. What do you do at weekends? Are you ever going to the cinema?. ………………………………………………………………… 5. When I was on holiday last summer I was going to the beach every day ………………………………………………………………… 6. Julie can’t meet you tomorrow. She will play basketball. ………………………………………………………………… 13
  18. 18. T3 READING Grammatical Review 8. In everyday spoken English, we often leave out the subject pronoun and auxiliary. Instead of saying, ‘ Do you like it?’ we say, ‘Like it’ Rewrite each sentence so that the verb underline has a subject pronoun. 1. Finished yet? We’re all waiting! ………………………………………………………………… 2. Bye for now? See you tomorrow! ………………………………………………………………… 3. Good holiday? Had a nice time? ………………………………………………………………… 4. Paul’s a bit difficult. Know what I mean ………………………………………………………………… 5. Hi, Tim. Coming out for a drink later? ………………………………………………………………… 6. Been waiting long! Sorry for the delay ………………………………………………………………… 14
  19. 19. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Pre-Actual Test READING In the Reading test you will read a variety of texts and answer several different types of reading comprehension questions. The entire Reading test will last 75 minutes. There are three parts and directions are given for each part. You are encouraged to answer as many questions as possible within the time allowed. You must mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Do not write your answer in the test book. Part V Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. 101. After 5 years of service, Susan Matthews finally asked her boss to give ______ a pay raise. A. she. B. her. C. hers. D. herself. 102. Ms. Jennifer Hong has been a ------colleague of mine for seven years and it has been pleasure to work with her. A. close. B. closely. C. closing. D. closure. 103. A banquet is being held in honor of the governor ------- political career began in 1989 in an underground student movement and spanned almost quarter a century. A. who. B. whom. C. which. D. whose. 104. The school announced that all handout materials will be supplied in class ---------now on. A. until. B. and. C. since. D. from. 105. _________ boarding the aircraft, passengers with small children and passengers with disabilities will be given priority. A. During. B. Due to. C. When. D. Because. 106. The information provided may be inaccurate or outdated; users of the information use it at their own -------. A. risk. B. cost. C. danger. D. hazard. 107. Conventional wisdom has it that -------more and more women become a part of the nation's managerial and executive work force, they encounter conflict between work and nonwork roles. A. as. B. both. C. until. D. whether. 15
  20. 20. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 108. I am writing behalf of Mr. William to inform you of the alteration in the date of our upcoming meeting in Tokyo. A. at. B. on. C. for. D. to. 109. When Sunlop Corporation moved its headquarters to Chicago, the director had a state-ofthe-art security system ----------------. A. installing B. install C. installed D. installs 110. On May 6, Mr. Smith will discuss -----------approaches for the advancement of our new goods. A. addition B. additional C. additionally D. additions 111. Moving away from the city and renting an apartment in the rural area does not always help ------ one's living expenses. A. limit. B. limited. C. limiting. D. limitation. 112. The Progress Group facilitated the design of a set of incremental steps to ------- its objectives. A. accelerate. B. accumulate. C. accentuate D. accomplish. 113. The market research report was full of predictions about exchange rates that later proved completely wrong. A. compel B. compelled C. the compelled D. compelling 114. Ms. Yoon was involved in the preparation of a common set of principles for -----productivity. A. achieve. B. achiever. C. achieving. D. achievement. 115. A career choice is ------- one has to decide for oneself. A. everything B. nothing C. something D. anything 116. You shall be ------- no obligation to accept any offer and may, at your discretion, discontinue membership after two years. A. under B. making C. able to D. used to 117. All cellular phones should be turned off while the concert is in ----------. A. playing. B. performance C. progress D. practice 118. Currently, BDH Corp. is looking at making additional changes in the management strategies that will continue to ------- its employees. A. benefit B. benefiting C. beneficial D. beneficiary. 119. I feel sorry to inform you that I am unable to ------- your request to join the Mid-Europe Convention. A. admit. B. assert. C. accept. D. appear. 16
  21. 21. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 120. Under the revised procedure, efforts have been ------- by the government to ensure that the emerging exporters have adequate access to the credit facilities. A. taken. B. made. C. done. D. started. 121. The reason for this failure ------- is directly related to the fact that workers do not read the instruction manual before operating equipment. A. occur. B. occurring. C. occurred. D. occurs. 122. The organization works to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for keeping their communities -------. A. beauty. B. beautifier. C. beautiful. D. beautifully. 123. Prize winners who do not pick up their VCRs at the ------- stores within three months negate their rights to the prizes. A. designated. B. assigned. C. reserved. D. dedicated. 124. A good manager ------- an environment where ideas are heard and respected and everyone feels that they are contributing to the whole. A. create. B. creates. C. is created. D. creating. 125. At the end of the test, students are asked to ------ their tests face down on the desk near the exit. A. write. B. prepare. C. collect. D. place. 126. A plethora of study programs now available online has made it possible for working people to gain certificates or degrees far ------- than ever before. A. more easily. B. easier. C. easiest. D. easily. 127. Hundreds of outlets ------- in the market fire started by an overturned gas range, despite firefighters' efforts to put out the flames. A. perished. B. disappeared. C. ruined. D. excited. 128. Under the new regulations, spending on office equipment and photocopier ------will be strictly controlled. A. used. B. using. C. user. D. usage. 129. Employees wanting to attend the Christmas Ball can ------- tickets to the event at the front desk in the Personnel Department. A. join in. B. pick up. C. get over. D. find out. 130. Graduates holding an MBA degree are -------- competitive these days due to growing skepticism about the value of the education. A. less. B. more. C. better. D. fewer. 17
  22. 22. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 131. The resistance ------- by the firm's staff made it very difficult to conduct the audit efficiently. A. built. B. taken. C. furnished. D. encountered. 132. The County Commission is still waiting for word from the Kansas City Railroad Company concerning repairs ------- to be done at three crossings. A. need. B. needs. C. needed. D. necessary. 133. The processors they are now promoting are ------ designed for cell phones and wireless PDAs. A. specifically B. eagerly C. optionally D. eventually 134. Ever since he -------------- he has endeavored to push certain policies through that are quite unpopular with the general public. A. had elected B. is elected C. was elected D. will elect 135. The newest Chrysler sedan is both stylishly modeled and ------- at a reasonable price, providing consumers with an attractive car for people of all age groups. A. offers B. offering C. offered D. offer 136. To remain ------- for financial aid, recipients are required to show satisfactory progress toward a degree according to the guidelines A. eligible B. entitled C. responsible D. considerate 137. The managers hope that the new plan will increase sales both in the coming yearand -------A. beyond B. within C. above D. along 138. The original ------- of the city's significant museum will be preserved during the restitution process. A. curriculum B. symptom C. appearance D. behavior 139. In order to provide a better service to -------, Smallville's traveller information desk has been expanded. A. visit B. visitors C. visiting D. visitation 140. Her comments made on her dining experience suggested that she was more than -------- with the food and service. A. satisfying B. satisfactory C. satisfied D. satisfaction 18
  23. 23. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Part VI Directions: Read the texts on the following pages. A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences. Four answer choices are given below each of these sentences. Select the best answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. Questions 141-143 refer to the following notice. To help keep our buses on schedule, we request that each passenger purchase a ticket before boarding the City Bus. Individual one-way and round-trip tickets may be purchased at the ticket machines located at all bus stops. Please note that children aged four and under may travel free with an adult passenger. City Bus charges are ------- travel time and distance. 141. (A) as by (B) as well as (C) accompanied by (D) based on Higher ----------------- are in effect on weekdays between 5:30 A.M. and 9:30 A.M. and between 142. (A) fines (B) fares (C) fees (D) tolls 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Lower prices are in ----- for off-peak hours. A ten-day or monthly pass 143. (A) effect (B) validity (C) affect (D) arrangement may be obtained at any City Bus Speedy Ticket outlet. For more information, please call the City Bus Information .Line at (333) 555-6794. Questions 144-146 refer to the following notice. SAFETY ON THE JOB As a new employee, you should make sure you are ------------ with the following safety precautions. 144 . (A) accustomed (B) associated (C) coherent (D) familiar It is your duty to follow all of our safety rules and procedures. To ensure safety on the job, each employee is expected to * Recognize the hazards of the job and take care to ensure the safety of yourself and others. * Inform the company of hazards and make recommendations to improve safety. 19
  24. 24. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test * Use all personal -------------- equipment provided. 145. (A) protection (B) protected (C) protective (D) protect * Comply with all safety instructions from worksite supervisors. * Report any injury immediately to the worksite supervisor. * Use worksite first-aid supplies, when available and practical. We ------------- hope that you will never be injured. If you are injured, however, we want you to 146. (A) adequately (B) bitterly (C) sincerely (D) tightly receive the best medical care without delay. If you delay reporting an injury, we cannot do our part. Questions 147 – 149 refer to the following letter. M. Jacques Roche A La FriteDoree, Inc. 3 Av. Royale Marseilles, France October 16 Dear M. Roche: I am writing in regard to your advertisement in The Daily Herold for the position of manager in your Toulouse restaurant. I would like to apply for this position. I have a degree in mine economies and eight years of experience in the food industry, five of ------------------ have been at the management ---------. 147. (A) whom 148. (A) height (B) what (B) order (C) which (C) balance (D) that (D) level I supervised the cafe at a large social club in Auvergne for two years and for the past three years I have been the manager of Mario's Bistro Pizzeria in Nice. I'm very interested in working for an established and renowned restaurant chain ---------- yours. 149. (A) such as (B) too (C) most (D) except Although I am not currently living in Toulouse, I would be happy to relocate. I can be contacted at the address and phone number on my resume. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Sincerely, Ann Davignon 20
  25. 25. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Ann Davignon Questions 150 -152 refer to the following advertisement. The DeluxePrint: Add Color to Your Life! The DeluxePrint jet printer has really started -----------------. It prints such sharp black text and such 150. (A) anything (B) everything (C) nothing (D) something brilliant color photos, industry experts cannot stop singing its praises. Computer Magazine has --------------- it their "Best Deal" and rates it the top color personal printer, while Home 151. (A) requested (B) used (C) applied (D) named Computer says that it "delivers the best printing in its class." The DeluxePrint prints at a resolution that is 35% higher than its nearest competitor's. Plus, its revolutionary print system means it prints virtually without jams or misfeeds - on any paper at speeds up to 8 sheets --------- minute 152. (A) for (B) per (C) by (D) with But the really big news? The DeluxePrint now comes with a $50 cash rebate-bringing the total cost down to just $199. For more information or a dealer near you, call 1-800-555-3345. Part VII Directions: In this part, you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements. Each text is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. Questions 153 -154 refer to the following announcement. Air Shuttle from Montreal to Boston Regular Adult Fare-$219 one-way, $399 return One piece of checked luggage not exceeding ao kilograms is permitted, one carry-on which can be stowed in the overhead compartment is also permitted. Frequent Flyer plans are available. Purchasing 3 return tickets entitles the passenger to aio percent discount, while purchasers of 5 or more return tickets will receive a i5 percent discount. Weekend flights are available at aio percent discount which includes return tickets even if only one of the flights is taken on the weekend. 21
  26. 26. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Seniors will receive a S percent discount in addition to any of the offers mentioned above. 153. What is the regular adult one-way fare? 154. How many return tickets must a regular adult A. $399. purchase in order to receive a 15 percent discount? B. $219. A. 2 C. $199. B. 3 D. $299. C. 4 D. 5 Questions 155-157 refer to the following report. Good Money Management Some people believe that having a large yearly salary is the best way to become rich, or even just to retire comfortably. However, millions of people with high incomes around the world are up to their eyeballs in debt! How can this be? Well, here are a few points that explain this and which can also help you get (or stay) on the right track financially. 1.It's not what you make, it's what you spend: It's great to earn lots of money. but if you spend it all on life's little pleasures then you might end up with nothing left. A simple weekly budget for meals, entertainment and other regular expenses can help prevent a lot of money from being wasted. Consider the cost of items such as vacations and cars rather than acting (and spending) on impulse. 2.Save a little each month: Just as you should have spending limits, you should have savings targets. Promise yourself you will put aside a certain percentage of your income each month for savings or for cautious investment in the stock market. 3. Cut up those credit cards!: If you have a large credit card debt, that means you are an impulse shopper who probably has a lot of gadgets and clothes you don't really need. Leave the credit cards at home, or better yet cancel them all. If you really feel it's necessary, keep the one with the lowest interest rate for emergency purposes only. (A new cell phone doesn't count as an emergency!) Start by making small, sustainable changes in your spending and savings habits, and things will improve for you financially no matter what your income. 155. According to this report, what should people NOT do? A. Save a little each month B. Use credit cards frequently C. Make a weekly budget D. Consider costs of expensive items 157. What kind of expenses are credit cards suggested for? A. Vacations. B. Meals. C. Vehicles. D. Emergencies. 156. What kind of stock market investments are specifically suggested? A. Impulse. B. Large. C. Prudent. 22
  27. 27. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test D. Blue Chip. Questions 158 -159 refer to the following notice. So you want to be a lifeguard? The next series of lifeguard tests for Beach Patrol will be given on August 10.11.12 and 18. To pass, you must be able to → Swim 500 meters in the ocean in less than 10 minutes. → Execute a series of simulated rescues. → Run 300 meters in soils and in less than 60 seconds. → Perform basic lifesaving skills in a swimming pool. Beach patrol captain Joseph Armato encourages candidates to be prepared and well rested. All applicants must register in advance. The deadline for registration is August 5. Those interested should call City Recreation and Parks at 555-1571 or write to 7500 Wey Bridge, Surrey Hills, Victoria, for further information and application packets. 158. What is being announced? A. A qualifying examination. B. A training session. C. A recreational event. D. A series of lessons. 159. What are participants instructed to do? A. See Joseph Armato. B. Go to Beach Patrol headquarters. C. Visit Surrey Hills,Victoria. D. Call City Recreation and Parks. Questions 160-161 refer to the following article. Melbourne - There has been an increase in racial unrest in this city, as hundreds of Australian Aborginal people have protested what they say is unfair treatment by police. Some of these protests have turned violent, and while no major injuries have been reported, police officials say that the situation has been increasing in severity over the last week, and they fear that there may be more severe injuries among both police and protestors if the trend continues. 160. What is the main topic of the article? A. Protests in Sydney B. Racial unrest C. Severely injured police officers D. Fair treatment by police 161. What do police officials fear might happen? A. The protests may not continue B. The protestors may claim they are being treated unfairly C. There may be fatal injuries in the future D. The protestors may become better organized Questions 162-164 refer to the following passage. July 12, 2004 - OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) Politicians at the highest levels of the Canadian government have agreed that there needs to be additional focus on acknowledging the debt owed to veterans and those soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in past wars. "Rather than there being a lack of respect, there is a problem in the level of respect we give to these important people who have helped shape the history of our country and the world", said Paul Martin, 23
  28. 28. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Canadian Prime Minister. "We want future generations to know just how important their sacrifices are". At a meeting with provincial premiers last Friday, it was agreed there would be cooperation in restoring and improving monuments, improving educational programs, and in promoting awareness of Remembrance Day, which falls on November ii, and is the officially recognized day of reflection on the horrors of war. "Without remembering how much these people have had to give to allow us to be free today, we risk taking our freedom for granted", Mr. Martin also commented. "We also need to remember the cost of war so that we do not take the option of future military action lightly". Officials have said there are also plans to improve social programs for veterans, but that no details will be worked out until next month. 162. Who is Paul Martin? A. Vice-premier. B. Prime Minister. C. President. D. Veteran's Affairs Minister 163. What will officials work out next month? A. How to restore monuments. B. How to educate people about the sacrifices of war. C. How important Rememberant Day is. D. How to improve veteran’s social programs. 164. When is Rememberance Day? A. Next Friday B. Next month C. November 11 D. July 12 Questions 165-168 refer to the following notice. Making the most of the food already in your kitchen this cooking class focuses on using those food items Which seem to have been in your kitchen tbreser, and never get eaten. Do you have a lot of differenl leftover uncooked pasta in your cupboard? Consider a mixed pasta salad! Remember that different types of pasta need to he cooked separately, but once that is done they can he mixed together and used with any pasta salad recipe. Also, overripe bananas can be used to make delicious banana bread! Check out the recipe on our web site, ,vww.eatit.com. Dispose of old materials in your workshop The old paint cans and other chemicals lying around in your basement or garage are a fire hazard, and they are also hazardous to your health. You should call your local chemical disposal department to request detailed information about how to dispose of these items. They may have questions about what ingredients are inside each container. And as for the bits of wood left over from that last construction project? If you have kids, you may want to suggest that they get creative and build things like birdfeeders and footstools (under your careful supervision of course). If the leftovers are really of no use to you, you should contact your local landfill to see if there are recycling options available. 24
  29. 29. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 165. What kinds of tips are given in this notice? A. Childhood development tips. B. Health tips. C. Household tips. D. Business tips. 166. What must people do when making a mixed pasta salad? A. Cook each kind of pasta separately first. B. Choose a recipe carefully. C. Make sure all of the pasta is the right kind. D. Divide the pasta into separate types after cooking. 167. Who should people contact about leftover paint in their household? A. The web site. B. The local landfill. C. The chemical disposal department. D. A health expert. 168. What type of old fruit may still be useful? A. Kiwi fruit. B. Bananas. C. Apples. D. Pears. Questions 169-171 refer to the following notice. Tips on Caring For Rugs For those wishing to know how to maintain their rugs or other textiles in good condition, try the following tips: * Vacuum the underside of your rugs at least once a month. Unseen dirt tends to build up under the carpets. * Rotate the rugs each time you vacuum them. Rugs kept in one position attract insects and could fade in one spot when exposed to the sunlight. * If you have a rug with chemical dyes, it probably will fade. If at all possible, use window blinds or shades to prevent overexposure to the sunlight. * Take care of spills or damage early. Coffee stains or other acidic liquids can cause discoloration of the dyes, use wet towels but do not use chemical detergent. Damage to edges and fringes can be easily repaired if caught early. If worn areas are allowed to expand, repair can be costly. If the stains remain, contact your local carpet cleaners for professional dry cleaning. Should you need more information on how to conserve rugs and other textiles or want to have an expert appraisal performed, call the American Society of Appraisers at 1-800565-9590 or write the group at P.O. Box 2630, Washington, D.C. 20041. 169. What kind of service does American Society of Appraisers provide? A. Estimate the current value of your rugs. B. Help you choose the right carpet for your home. C. Dryclean your carpets on a regular basis. D. Help you find a buyer for your carpets. 170. Which of the following is NOT a proper way to conserve rugs? A. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. B. Use over-the-counter household cleaning agent. C. Seek help from a professional cleaner. D. Change the position of your rugs regularly. 25
  30. 30. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 171. According to the passage, what could cause the discoloration of the rugs? A. The accumulation of dust. B. The direct contact with sunlight. C. The use of chemical detergents. D. Too much wear and tear. Questions 172-174 refer to the following information. Basic Airline Rights Flight cancellations and delays Remember that flight schedules are not guaranteed and policies on cancellations of flights differ between airlines. Generally, the airlines will try to accommodate you on the next available flight. If you ask, they may also try to schedule you on another airline. If you don't ask you'll just have to wait. Denied Boarding Airlines routinely overbook their flights. Even if you have a reservation for a seat there is no guarantee you will be aboard when the plane takes off. Voluntary The airline is required to find volunteers if a flight is overbooked. The volunteer is usually rewarded with cash or a free trip. The exact amount usually can be negotiated. Involuntarily Volunteers cannot always be found. If you are involuntarily bumped the airlines usually will arrange another flight for you. If you reach your destination within one hour of your original time of arrival you are not entitled to any compensations. 1-2 hours and the airlines is obligated to pay you an amount equal to the one-way cost of your ticket. 2 hours plus will result in compensation twice that of your one-way ticket price. Many times your original ticket is yours to keep for refund or to be used on another trip. There is no compensation for involuntary bumping if …You do not have a confirmed reservation. ...You did not meet the airline's deadline for check-in (usually 15-30 minutes prior to departure). …The plane has fewer than 60 seats. 172. How much of a one-way ticket is a passenger delayed for more than three hours due to involuntary bumping entitled to? A. 50%. B. 100%. C. 150%. D. 200%. 173. Which of the following cases will not result in a compensation? A. A passenger has a confirmed reservation. B. The plane's seating capacity is more than 60. C. The passenger arrives five minutes prior to departure time, D. The passenger volunteers for another flight arrangement. 174. In case of overbooking what can a passenger usually receive from the airline? A. Some cash. B. A full refund. C. A free class upgrade. D. A free lounge pass. 26
  31. 31. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Questions 175-177 refer to the following letter. MediaOne Broadband PD BOX 3505 South Hadley- l 08205-3505 Date: October 2004 Yuko Sugano 58 Appletree Road Czln2bridge, MA 02145 Dear Yuko Sugano, Our records indicate that you are in possession of a Digital Consumer Terminal (DCT) or other equipment that is the property of MediaOne Broadband. We have made numerous attempts to recover our equipment, including visiting your residence and telephoning your home. Therefore, in accordance with the Digital Cable Equipment Use Agreement that you signed upon installation of the DCT(s), we request that you return the DCT(s) and all other leased equipment to our offices within 10 days of the date of this letter. Failure to return the DC1{s) and all other leased equipment may- result in our taking legal action against yon. MediaOne Broadband may pursue all legal remedies available to recover the equipment including the cost of each item in your possession, which mmv include one or more of the following. DCT: $345.00 Addressable analog converter: $175.00 Navigator Remote: $11.00 Analog Remote: $11.00 Should legal action become necessary, you could be liable for our collection costs, court costs, and attorney's fees. Option #1. You can return this equipment to any one of our Service Center locations. Option #2. You can return this equipment free of charge via DHL. Please call our 24-hour equipment return hotline at 1-888-708-7891. We encourage on to take advantage of these easy, convenient ways of returning your equipment. For information on office hours and locations for the return of your equipment, please call 1-800-3938887. Thank you for your prompt response in this matter. Sincerely, MediaOne Broadband 27
  32. 32. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 175. What can happen if the equipment is not returned within 10 days? A. MediaOne representative will visit the client's home. B. MediaOne Broadband may sue the client. C. The client may have to pay a late fee. D. MediaOne Broadband service will be canceled. 176. What should the customer do if she wants to ship the equipment? A. Pay for the delivery. B. Make an arrangement by phone. C. Visit the nearest Service center. D. Call the post office for a pick-up. 177. What did the company NOT do prior to writing this letter? A. Visited the client’s residence B. Leased the equipment to the client C. Called the client at work D. Made several attempts to contact the client Questions 178-180 refer to the following article. Resorts in the St. Croix Islands woo tourists with promises of ‘the last paradise on earth', and if your idea of paradise is a pristine tropical island with swaying palm trees, pure white beaches and brilliant turquoise lagoons, then the St. Croix will not disappoint you. It's also a major destination for scuba divers, who come for the fabulous coral reefs and the wealth of marine life. But it's not a place for low budget backpackers or amateur anthropologists who want to travel independently and live as the locals do. Tourism in the St. Croix is carefully managed. The lack of local resources makes it necessary to import virtually everything a visitor needs, so it can't really compete on price. The strategy has been to develop a limited number of quality resorts, each on its own uninhabited island, free from traffic, crime and crass commercialism. The tourism strategy also aims to minimize the adverse effects of tourism on traditional Muslim communities. Tourists can make short guided visits to local fishing villages, but must then return to their resort. To stay longer or to travel to at all outside the tourist zone requires a good reason, a special permit, and a local person to sponsor the visitor. 178. According to the article, who would best enjoy the islands? A. Low budget backpackers B. Amateur anthropologists C. Christian pilgrims D. Scuba divers 179. What is true about the tourism in the St. Croix? A. It is competitively priced B. The main industry of the island is fishing 28 C. A special permit is required to visit a local village. D. Tourists must watch out for crime. 180. What can a reader expect from the vacation on the islands? A. Exciting and educational B. Quiet and peaceful C. Crowded and overdeveloped D. Luxurious but affordable
  33. 33. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Questions 181-185 refer to the following letter and e-mail. RICHFIELD HIGH CLASS OF 2004 Richfield high school graduates! Have you been updating yourself with your classmates recently? If you haven't, this is the time for you to take some memorable action. Also, we're pleased to announce that your classmate, John Anderson, has joined the Richfield volunteer network as your Class Correspondent. Originally, this crucial role of Correspondent has been held by Jennifer Lee, who also has managed our network successfully and securely as Class Fund Chair since 2006. Here are the duties of Class Correspondents: • Keep the class up-to-date on classmate's milestones • Update Richfield on your address, phone and email changes • Submit Class Notes for the Quarterly • Arrange class meetings for various occasions Richfield's strong bonds start from your very participation. The deadline for including your news in the fall Quarterly is August 15th! Please keep in touch with John and other classmates from Class of 2004 by contacting him via cell phone or email as listed below. John Anderson, Class Correspondent 217-721-0979 cell phone janderson@gmail.com Jennifer Lee, Class Fund Chair 516-322-0705 cell phone JenniAngel@ml.com Richfield High School, Alumni & Development Office, www.richfield-high.edu Questions? Please call Elizabeth Hamington at 860-843-6222. From: <jamesbn@hotmail.com> To: <janderson@gmail.com> Subject: UPDATE FROM JAMES BOURNE, CLASS OF 2004 Hey John, long time no see! This is James Bourne, your favorite roommate at School House dormitory. I hope you remember me. It was so good to see your name on the letter 1 received from Richfield. So you have become our Class Correspondent! Now there's more than enough reason for me to keep you updated with my recent stories. Currently, !am attending Harvard Law School as a sophomore. Life here with other highly qualified lawyers-to-be is quite strenuous, However. I am enjoying every bit of the challenge. What about you? Did you manage to take summer courses at Paris? I still remember you wanted to go to Paris and take art courses at a college there. I hope everything's going well with you. Alright, John. Drop me an email when you get this message and take care. Truly, James 29
  34. 34. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 181. Which one is NOT considered as a job of Class Correspondents? A. Correct or update correct information at Richfield. B. Inform all class members of important events. C. Make a visit to a classmate's apartment. D. Gather recent news and publish them in the Quarterly magazine. 182. Who has been the Class Correspondent since the graduation of Class '04? A. James Bourne. B. Jennifer Lee. C. Elizabeth Hamington, D. John Anderson.` 183. What does the letter suggest you to do? A. Either call or email John to update your news. B. Go visit the school website in order to make donations. C. Write an email to Jennifer about problems with your car. D. Call Elizabeth to complain on the dormitory food. 184. In the email, which field is James majoring in? A. Electrical Engineering. B. Music. C. Psychology. D. Law. 185. In the e-mail, the word "strenuous" in passage 2, line 9 is closest in meaning to A. Relaxing. B. Exhausting. C. Clumsy. D. Jealous. Questions 186-190 refer to the following advertisement and e-mail. Hong Kong Tour Package Hanshin World Tour is featuring an exclusive travel package in the heart of Hong Kong, the most energetic and vital city in Asia, where East and West merge to create cosmopolitan cultural variety. Stroll around luxurious shopping malls in IFC or plunge yourself in the streets of MongKok full of excited crowds. Not to mention the culinary elegance that satisfy very bit of your hunger. Plan your visit with us for the most amazing tour of your lifetime. Accommodation - You will be staying at Grand Majestic Hotel. It's a five star rated hotel situated as the shore of 'Victoria Harbor. The MRT subway station is within 5 minutes' walking distance and Hong Kong's famous Star Ferry is located right in front of the hotel. TsimShaTsui shopping areas are also nearby. - Each Deluxe-sized room faces the harbor and the view from the window is spectacular enough to make you immediately fall in love with Hong Kong. Major features and amenities include 24-hour CNN satellitetelevision, air conditioning with temperature control, in-room broadband internet access. etc. Schedule 7/1 Leave lncheon Int’l Airport [9:30] Arrive at Hong Kong Int’l Airport [12:10] Ocean Park, Sampan Tour, Repulse Bay Area, Victoria Peak Arrive Grand Majestic Hotel 30
  35. 35. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 7/2 Wong Tai Sin Temple in the morning Free time after lunch at Jumbo Restaurant 7/3 Walk around Avenue of Stars Get together at Hong Kong Int’l Airport [1:30] Arrive Incheon Int’l Aiport [4:00] Price US $670 for three-day package, which includes air tickets and all entrance fees. For more information on this travel package, please call Florence Kim at (82) 011-933-0254 or email at flory@hanshin.com. To: Florence Kim From: Yuna Choi Subject: Inquiry & Request for Reservation Hello. This is Yuna Choi. I was wondering which airline travelers will fly with from lncheon. It seems like a lot of crucial information is missing from your brochure and it would have been really nice if you listed the flight numbers on our brochure. However, the places you've scheduled for customers to visit are simply wonderful. Not to mention the hotel accommodation at Grand Majestic! I'd like to make a reservation for two people for this package. My husband and I would love to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Hong Kong. Thank you. Sincerely. Yuna Choi 186. Which of the following is NOT located near the hotel? A. Victoria Harbor. B. MongKok. C. Star Ferry. D. MRT Station. 187. What doesn't fit the description of the room? A. Harbor-side View. B. AC. C. Deluxe Size. D. Cable TV. 188. Which place is NOT scheduled for the first day? A. Avenue of Stars. B. Victoria Peak. C. Ocean Park. D. Repulse Bay Area. 189. In the email, on which aspect is Yuna most satisfied? A. She likes the airline company B. The food at Jumbo Restaurant is exquisite C. Scheduled locations suite her taste D. Shopping malls have a great variety 190. What is the purpose of Yuna's email? A. Ask Florence for the price of tour package B. Make a reservation for her and her husband C. Suggest which shopping malls to visit D. Complain about the poor accommodation 31
  36. 36. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test Questions 191-195 refer to the following brochure and article. Breiton America P.O. Box 802, 1002 East Nathan, Birmingham, IL USA Tel: (1) 217-743-0979 Fax: (1) 217-743-0990 Notice of Upgrades and Changes in Vehicle Prices It is a great pleasure to announce the arrival of newly upgraded Zephirus line-up. Since the first debut on January 23rd '06, Breiton'sZephirus model has been a steady best seller in its class, with numerous awards in best handling, most comfortable, best fuel-efficient, highest value for money, and best engine performance. As of August 19th '06, all Zephirus models will be equipped with newly developed 3.6 and 4.5 liter V 10 engines, which boast 313 and 397 hp, respectively. Please refer to the following list of items for details on upgrades. Exterior • Chrome moldings on front and rear bumpers • Standard five-spoke 18 inch aluminum wheel with optional 19 inch • Breiton Emblem Figure on the hood Interior • Standard 8-way front seats with optional massage functions • Luxurious Italian leather upholstery, with maple wood dashboard • Automatic rear window curtain • Optional navigation package Price Change • 3.6 liter model: US $35,200 (compared to previous 3.2 model, costing $33,500) • 4.5 liter model: US $43,050 (compared to previous 4.0 model, costing $40,600) Please do not hesitate to contact Breiton customer service center at 1-800-354-8282 if you have any inquiries on Zephirus vehicles. Auto Trend Review By Roby McDowell On one fine day of early August, I was given an exclusive chance of driving a 4.5 liter Zephirus around the beautiful suburban areas of Birmingham. Although there were no noticeable changes in the basic appearance from the pre-upgrade model, the car was definitely much better than before. The actual, as tested price was $45,350. In spite of the considerably higher price, the features were more abundant, such as auto-folding rear window curtains, and the 8-way leather seat with massage functions I couldn't live without during the test drive session. The best part of the upgrade was, without any doubt, the powerful engine that pulled a 5,400 lb. giant to an exhilarating 140 miles per hour. Also, the cabin was so much more comfortable, without a hint of bump and noise from the outside. One tiresome feature I'd like to point out is the misguiding navigation system. Not only the place names were written wrong, but also the system kept pointing to wrong directions. If not for the navigation, I would have given the car an A+. 32
  37. 37. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test 191. According to the brochure, Zephirus has not been awarded for which of the following? A. Magnificent look. B. Handling. C. Comfort. D. Miles per gallon. 192. What is the main purpose of the brochure? A. To acknowledge the reviewers of the car recall. B. To schedule test drives with reporters from news channels. C. To persuade customers why the prices have gone up so much higher. D. To let customers know of the recent upgrades and price. 193. What is the writer's overall impression on the upgraded Zephirus? A. The car is hardly worth the money. B. He especially liked the navigation system. C. Ride quality of the upgraded Zephirus feels much better than pre-upgrade. D. Zephirus' look is too outdated. 194. Which of the following upgrades was the author of the review most satisfied with? A. 8-way leather seat with massage functions. B. High performance engine C. Intelligent navigation system. D. Automatic rear privacy curtains. 194. For which did the author not give his highest score to the upgraded model? A. The massage made him too tired after the test drive. B. There was too much noise from the outside. C. The maps in the navigation software delivered incorrect information. D. The car felt too heavy, weighing over 5,400 lb. Questions 196-200 refer to the following notice and memo. Notice To: All Employees From: Newton Enterprise Department of Information Security (DIS) Date: August 20 Subject: Regarding the use of P2P softwares in the company As all of you already know, there have been several spiteful attempts to export Newton's intellectual properties (IP), through the e-mails and Person-to-Person (P2P)programs, such as FileShare and MSN Messenger.. To stay on top of the industry, the misuses of the broadband network have to be faced and fought over. Newton's prolonged survival in the hard economic environment of today relies on the State of the Art Technology, achieved through the efforts of employees and amounts of R&D costs. Therefore, the DIS committee decided to ban the use of P2P programs of any kinds. Also, we expect our employees to delete such programs immediately. The e-mails will still be allowed, with a minimum amount of inspection. Please understand that the committee's decision was crucial for Newton's, as well as your survival. If you happen to have any concerns on this matter, please contact a DIS manager Kenneth Nakamura at EXT. 7201 or send an email to NKenneth@newton.com. 33
  38. 38. T3 READING Pre-Actual Test TO: Kenneth Nakamura FROM: Harriet Tang DATE: August 21 SUBJECT: [re] Regarding the use of P2P softwares in the company Hi. This is Harriet Tang in the Logistics Department. I do understand that a lot of significant information related to Newton's intellectual properties finds its way out to unknown users, possibly our competitors. However, the banning of all P2Ps will only solve the problem superficially. Moreover, the Logistic Department is in need of such P2Ps programs as Alive, which assists us on tracking and locating remote items. Hence, I hereby object to the DIS committee's decision on banning all P2 Ps. and a more sophisticated scheme for the protection of intellectual properties should be planned with care. Truly Yours, Harriet Tang 196. What is the main purpose of the Notice? A. Alert the users of P2P programs before the license expires. B. Mildly warn MSN Messenger users of the program's harmfulness. C. Prevent any use of P2P programs in the company. D. Encourage employees to communicate more using online messengers. 197. Which method for blocking the export of IPs is mentioned in the Notice? A. Delete programs like FileShare and Alive. B. Acknowledge Kenneth if there is any suspicious activity. C. Cut research and development costs in order to minimize expenditure. D. Fire some of the employees to protect confidential information. 198. What is DIS's decision on e-mails? A. Go through every single e-mail to search for clues of IP exports. B. Prevent anyone from sending e-mails. C. Only allow employees above managerial position lo use e-mails. D. Exercise only moderate amount of inspection on e-mails. 199. Which of the following does Ms. Tang suggest DIS to do? A. Renew licenses for Alive B. Separate the Logistics Department from Newton. C. Look for better methods of protection than just banning all P2Ps. D. Block any outgoing e-mails from the company. 200. Why Harriet opposes the ban of P2P programs? A. Logistics Department have to make use of some P2P programs. B. Ms. Tang wants to chat with friends using online messenger programs C. Logistics Department cannot afford any more computer software D. DIS is too authoritative on company policies. 34
  39. 39. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 1: FAMILY Drill #1 Family Matters There is an old saying in English: “Blood is thicker than water.” This means that relationships between family members are stronger than relationships between friends. Most people think a „family‟ consists of parents and their children. However, a family can also include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Families are very important in society. Think about what you can do if you are alone. Then think about what your family can do by acting together. Of course, families can achieve a lot more! That‟s why successful families have members that love each other and help each other. In a family, everyone has his or her own jobs or duties. Parents love and educate their children. Children help out with household chores and study hard. Then they can help support their parents when their parents retire. In this way, families are very important to each of us. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Who has a responsibility for a family? A. Father B. Mother C. Children D. Everyone 2. Which statement is NOT true according to the writer? A. Friends are more important than family members B. Family includes nephews and nieces C. Children support parents when they stop working D. Families can do a better job when they work together Words & Expressions: Old saying consist of relationship include Aunt uncle cousin nephew Niece alone duty support Household chores retire 35
  40. 40. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice Drill #2 Grandparents Are Grand! Grand parents are very special people. As they are getting old, they feel excited to see us, their grandkids more often. Grandparents have spent most of their lives raising their children. This is a difficult job to do day after day. However, once their children have families of their own, grandparents can relax and enjoy their life. They always want their children and their grandchildren to be happy and successful. At their age, they realize that love and happiness are the most important thing in life. They often teach their grandchildren that appearance and material things are not really important to live a full and happy life. Nobody can ever replace grandparents. They are special people who understand life and can give their grandchildren valuable advice from their vast experiences. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. According to the reading, what do grandparents say? A. Money is the most important thing for a happy life. B. You should be pretty to have a rich husband. C. Good scores are a key to success in your life. D. Love each other and be happy. 2. The writer thinks grandparents are ____________________. A. Old and experienced B. Rich but old-fashioned C. Not important D. Not much interested in meeting grandkids Words & Expressions: Raise one‟s children relax appearance replace Advice day after day successful material Valuable vast 36
  41. 41. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice Drill #3 WEDDING INVITATION James Peterson and Susan Gelding formally announce their wedding ceremony on the seventeenth of June on a small beach at Pebble Beach, California. You are cordially invited to join us for the ceremony by the sea starting at 9:00 a.m. A reception will follow at two o‟clock in the Humboldt Room at the Coastal Inn in Carmel, California. Please wear casual attire for both the wedding and reception Please RSVP by May 10 Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. What is the family name of the bride? A. James B. Peterson C. Susan D. Gelding 2. When is the wedding ceremony going to held? A. May 10 B. June 7 C. June 17 D. Not shown 3. Where is the reception going to be held? A. On a beach B. At the Humboldt Inn C. At Pebble Beach D. In Carmel 4. What should the guests wear for the wedding and reception? A. Dress or business suit B. Uniform C. Any informal wear D. Swimsuit 37
  42. 42. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice Drill #4 Dear Scott, I‟ve got some bad news. I don‟t think I will be able to come out to D.C. during my vacation after all. Unfortunately, Susan has had an incidence at our home in China. Apparently, a burglar broke into our house and caused quite a bit of damage. Don‟t worry, Susan and Jake are all right. They were not home at the time of the break-in. However, I feel that I need to get back home as soon as possible. Naturally, Susan and Jake a bit frightened by the experience. Also, I want to be present when we fill out the police reports and figure out what to do about the damage. I‟m afraid I have to cancel our plans to meet in D.C. I still want to get out there sometime soon to see where you are living and working now. I will be traveling back to the States next February, so maybe we can postpone our plans until then. As a matter of fact, Jake will be out of school during February, so he and Susan will be coming, too. I‟m sure you understand, and thanks in advance for your concern. Let‟s keep in touch and plan for next February. Your friend, Robert Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 5. Who is writing a letter to whom? A. Susan is writing a letter to Scott B. Robert is writing a letter to Scott C. Scott is writing a letter to Robert D. Robert is writing a letter to Jake and Susan 6. For what reason is Robert postponing his plan to D.C? A. Because Susan is sick B. Because there was a break-in in his house in China C. Because Jake was out of school D. Because he has an incident at work Vocabulary: Incidence damage postpone apparently Break-in in advance burglar fill out Keep in touch break into figure out 38
  43. 43. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 2: EDUCATION/ CAMPUS LIFE Drill #1 Ups and Downs of Studying Abroad Students who study at universities abroad are excited at first. There is so much to see and experience! For many students, however, this excitement can quickly turn into disappointment. It‟s hard understanding native English speakers! Classmates use a lot of slang expressions. The professors may speak quickly and use a lot of difficult vocabulary. It can be frustrating. Also, overseas students may easily miss their family and native food. The important thing is not to give up. After a while, they will begin to understand their classmates and professors. They will get used to the food and make many new friends. So, if you go abroad to study, don‟t get too discouraged at first. Stick it out, make friends, and you will have the best experience of your life! Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Which statement best describes the writer‟s idea about studying abroad? A. It will be easy B. It will be disappointing C. It will be difficult, but you will get used to the different culture later D. It is always full of excitement 2. What is the most important attitude when you study abroad? A. Writing lots of letters to family B. Giving up quickly C. Sticking it out D. Understanding classmates and professors Words & Expressions: Study abroad Disappointment be excited at first turn into native English speaker Slang expression professor Get used to frustrating get discouraged classmate give up stick it out 39
  44. 44. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice Drill #2 Failure Is a Better Teacher Than Success Parents naturally want their children to always succeed. However, there is a danger in not learning about failure. It‟s unreasonable to think that someone can live his or her entire life without ever experiencing defeat. Children need to be prepared for this. That‟s why it‟s important for parents to not only encourage their children to succeed but also let them accept their failures. Success is important because it gives children confidence in their abilities. Failure is also important because it teaches children that life is not always easy. Children who succeed after many failures have learned from their own experiences. And we all know that achieving a success after several failures is much sweeter than a first-time, easy victory. Children need to learn these lessons before they are expected to face life on their own. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Why is failure valuable in your life? A. Because you understand that life is easy B. Because it gives you confidence in your abilities C. Because you can learn that life is not always easy D. Because it is a sweet experience of your life 2. What‟s the best attitude of parents according to the reading? A. They should teach children to escape from failures B. They should help children not to face failures C. They should pray for children to always succeed D. They should let children accept both failure and success Words & Expressions: Failure unreasonable defeat encourage Confidence in ability achieve a success sweet On one‟s own 40
  45. 45. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 3: FOOD/ RESTAURANT Delicious and Accidental Inventions Most inventions were the result of careful thinking, many experiments, and long series of failures. However, some inventions, particularly food, instantly came into being by accident. The chocolate chip cookie is one example. The woman who first made these cookies broke a chocolate bar into pieces and added them to the dough. She thought that the chocolate would melt evenly throughout the cookie and this would result in chocolate cookies. However, the chocolate pieces stayed hard, so she had the first chocolate chip cookies! Another example is the Popsicle. A young boy was mixing some powdered soda pop on a winter‟s night. He left the mixture on his front porch overnight with the mixing stick still in the liquid. In the morning, he found that the mixture had frozen solid. He lifted the frozen soda pop up with the stick and licked it. Delicious! He had invented the world‟s first Popsicle! 1. How did a woman invent the chocolate chip cookies? A. By accident B. By careful thinking C. By the instructions on the book D. By a laboratory experiment 2. Where did a young boy keep the soda pop mix? A. In the freezer B. Outdoors C. In the kitchen D. In the living room Words & Expressions: Thinking experiment instantly come into being By accident break st. into pieces dough melt Evenly powdered mixture 41 lick
  46. 46. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 4: HEALTH/ ILLNESS Know Your Alcohol Limit! In several countries, drinking alcohol is an important part of society. People like to build their friendships and have a good time while drinking. However, people should be careful about how much they drink. Drinking too much alcohol can damage your body and mind. Some people become addicted to alcohol and they feel the need to get drunken every day. These people are called alcoholics. If you drink too much alcohol every day for a long time, you could completely your liver and die. Alcohol can also damage your health and stomach. When people drink, their heart beats faster and this raises their blood pressure. Strong alcohol like whisky or rum can upset your stomach. This may result in ulcers or other stomach problems. So, if you go drinking with your friends, have a good time, but be responsible. Don‟t drink more than your limit! Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Drinking helps people ___________________. A. Get rich B. Be healthy C. Have good relationships with others D. Raise their blood pressure 2. When a person gets addicted to alcohol, he likes _____________________. A. To drink very often B. To sleep as soon as he drinks C. To drink rum D. To have a good time with friends 3. Which human organ seems to get affected least by alcohol according to the writer? A. Liver B. Stomach C. Heart D. Skin Words & Expressions: build one‟s friendships have a good time Be careful about damage (do harm) become addicted to Be called completely destroy Limit drink alcohol alcoholic 42
  47. 47. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 5: TRAVEL/ LEISURE Around the World on Two Wheels Thomas Stevens had big dreams and the courage to make them come true. When he first saw a bicycle in 1884, he decided he would ride one around the world! Bicycles in those days had a big front tire and a smaller back tire. They were more difficult to ride than modern bikes, but Tom soon learned how. In April, he left his home in San Francisco. It took him until September to reach New York. By this time, he was out of money. However, Tom met the famous bicycle maker Colonel Pope. He agreed to pay for the rest of Tom‟s trip. So, Tom put his bike on a boat and sailed for Europe. He pedaled over the roads of Europe and into Asia. He met many helpful people who were surprised to see him and his bicycle. Three years after he left his home, he returned to San Francisco by boat. His trip made him famous. He earned money by writing articles and books about his trip. He also gives speeches. His hard work had made his dream come true. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Who pay for the rest of Tom‟s trip according to the story? A. Tom‟s father B. Tom‟s teacher C. Tom‟s friend D. A bicycle producer 2. How did Tom travel from New York to Europe? A. By bicycle B. By airplane C. By boat D. By coach 3. How did Tom get famous? A. By giving speeches B. By writing books C. By his bicycle trip D. By earning lots of money Words & Expressions: Courage bicycle front be out of money Pedal earn money article give a speech Hard work make one‟s dream come true 43
  48. 48. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 6: MEN/ WOMEN Women Are Capable Today, women have many rights and freedoms, but this wasn‟t always so. One hundred years ago, women like Harriet Quimby had to overcome many social obstacles to do something adventurous. Harriet wanted to fly an airplane, but her family and friends all told her not to do it. Harriet didn‟t listen to them, and she found someone who could teach her. When she had learned to fly, Harriet decided to fly from her home in England to France. At that time, airplanes were very small and made of wood. They used bicycle tires for landing wheels. As a result, there were many accidents. Sometimes, the airplanes would even fall apart in mid-air! However, Harriet was very determined. She took off on April 16, 1912. Thirty minutes later, she landed on a beach on the French coast. After landing, Harriet said, “Any woman can do it.” Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. What did her friends do when Harriet wanted to fly? A. They encouraged her to fly B. They discouraged from flying C. They were not interested in her idea D. They wanted something adventurous 2. You can say that Harriet was very ___________________. A. Emotional B. Brave C. Worried D. Lazy 3. How long did Harriet fly from England to France? A. Thirty minutes B. Three hours C. 16 hours D. We don‟t know from this story Words & Expressions: Right and freedom overcome social obstacles adventurous Landing wheel as a result accident fall apart In mid-air determined take off coast 44
  49. 49. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 7: SPORTS Living a Life by Tempting Death Some people like the thrill of danger. Bungee jumpers, ice climbers, and sky divers are just some of the people who engage in extreme sports. These people like to push the limits of technology and their skill. If they surpass these limits, they will probably die. Other people may look at these sports and wonder why someone would risk death just to get a thrill. However, extreme sports athletes are not taking blind risks. They train hard and use expensive equipment. They certainly enjoy the thrill of danger, but they do not want to lose control of the situation. This may be the reason extreme sports are popular with some people. These people like the feeling of being in control when the risks of injury or death are so high. This gives them a great feeling of satisfaction. It also makes them think that they are living their lives to the fullest. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Which does NOT belong to the category of extreme sports? A. Ice climbing B. Skydiving C. Bungee jumping D. Walking 2. Why do some people like to engage in extreme sports? A. To earn money B. To be popular C. To enjoy the thrill of danger D. To live a longer life 3. What do extreme sports athletes do to reduce the risks of injury? A. They train hard and use expensive equipment B. They like the feeling of being in control C. They live their lives to the fullest D. They surpass their limits Words & Expressions: Tempt engage in extreme sports surpass Athlete blind risk expensive equipment lose control of the situation Injury to the fullest a feeling of satisfaction 45
  50. 50. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 8: FASHION/ SHOPPING Choice of Fashion Fashion has only become a matter of choice for most people in the last couple of centuries. During the time of kings and queens, only royalty had the power and money to change the style of their clothes. Most of their subjects didn‟t have this choice. Usually, you could tell what a person did for living just by looking at his or her clothes. If s person wore the wrong style of clothing, he or she could be severely punished. This began to change in Europe as societies became more democratic. When the lower classes began to have more power, they were allowed to change the style of their clothing if they had enough money. Today, there are a bewildering array of different fashion styles. Also, these styles have become affordable and available in mass quantities. Some people may like the freedom to choose what they want to wear, while others may long for a simpler time when fashion didn‟t mean having to make a choice every morning. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. We can safely say that fashion symbolized _______ a person during the time of kings and queens. A. The social status B. The gender C. The age D. The height 2. What is the correct description of fashion these days? A. We have a limited choice of clothes B. We have cheaper and more varieties of fashion C. We are not allowed to wear any colors of clothes D. We don‟t like to spend time making choices every morning Words & Expressions: A matter of choice Long for royalty subject Be severely punished democratic lower class be allowed to affordable mass quantities Bewildering different fashion styles in the last couple of centuries 46
  51. 51. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 9: JOBS Acing a Job Interview It‟s not easy to get job interviews. That‟s why it is very important to be prepared when you do get one. Studies have shown that interviewers make decisions about the interviewees within the first few minutes of the interview. This is why you need to make a good first impression. The easiest way to do this is to have a good appearance. Make sure your hair is neatly cut or arranged. Wear nice clothes that are appropriate for the interview. For example, if you are interviewing for a professional job, wear a suit. Another important aspect of your appearance is how you behave. Sit up straight and look alert. Interviewers do not like applicants who slouch and look tired or bored. Finally, you can impress an interviewer by asking detailed questions about the company. Find out as much as you can about the company or job you are interviewing for. If you follow all these steps, you will create a very good image for yourself. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Which one of the following statements is NOT helpful for a person preparing for a job interview? A. You should behave yourself well B. You should wear an expensive suit C. You should have your hair neatly cut or arranged D. You should have a good facial expression 2. The writer believes that _______________. A. the beginning of the interview is very important B. the last part of the interview is more important C. the make of your suit is most important D. the questions you ask may be not helpful Words & Expressions: Ace interview make a decision first impression Appearance neatly cut or arranged appropriate for suit Behave sit up straight alert applicant Slouch look tired or bored 47
  52. 52. T3 READING Reading Comprehension Practice THEME 10: LIFE/ LIFESTYLE Choosing Between the City and the Country Modern technology is making some people think again about living in a big city. Young people usually want to live in big cities for several reasons. There are more opportunities for careers in large cities. There are also more stores and a greater variety of entertainment choices. However, some people do not like the pollution, noise and crowds in big cities. They would prefer to live in a quiet town in the country, but their job is in the city. These are the people that will benefit the most from modern technology. Travel is becoming faster and cheaper with high-speed subways, trains and airplanes. The biggest technological advance is with computers and the Internet. Many professionals are finding out they do not have to go to an office any more. They can do their work at home and send it to their company over the Internet. More and more people will be able to live where they want to and not have to make sacrifices in their careers. Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the following. 1. Young people want to live in big cities ______________. A. more job opportunities B. a variety of entertainment C. A and B D. Crowds 2. What helps people most in working at home instead of traveling every day? A. Computer skills B. High-speed subways C. Big stores D. Pollution Words & Expressions For several reasons opportunities for careers a variety of entertainment Pollution technological advance crowd prefer Benefit from high-speed subway make a sacrifice noise 48

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