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Tăng cường luyện thi - Bài số 12

Questions 1- 4 refer to the following Memorandum.


To: Cal Commerce Employees

From: Jenny Calhoun, Office Manager

Re: Office Closures

The main office of Cal Commerce and all branches will be closed from December 22 to January 2 for the holidays. Additionally, several branches will be closing early on Thursday, December 21. Please consult the chart below for more detailed information on branch closings.

Miami December 21 - noon closing

Coconut Grove December 21 - regular business hours

Virginia Gardens December 21 - regular business hours

Bay Heights December 21 - closing at 3 p.m.

Palmetto Bay December 21 - noon closing

We remind all employees to submit time sheets to the payroll department by 1 p.m. on December 19 to ensure payment before the holiday closing. If you are not able to turn in your time sheet by the 19th, you will not get paid for the final pay period of the year until regular business hours resume on January 2. We wish all of our employees and their families a happy holiday season. For more information on this and other holiday closures, please visit our website:



What is the purpose of the memorandum?        


When does the Palmetto Bay branch close on December 21?


3. By what date do the time sheets need to be turned in?

4. What will happen if employees don't turn in their payroll information by the designated time?

Questions 5 - 8 refer to the following annoucement.

IntelliCorp is Now Hiring

Work with one of the nation's top recruiting companies and gain valuable skills for tomorrow! IntelliCorp is currently looking for ambitious individuals to fill an important data entry position at our new Summerville office. The Data Entry Specialist will be in charge of updating and maintaining our database as well as improving upon our existing system. Duties will include programming as well as be responsible for data entry.

The Data Entry Specialist will also be responsible for communicating information with other branches around the country in a timely manner and will work under the direct supervision of the Branch Manager. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in information technology or programming, although candidates with degrees in other disciplines will be considered.

Other preferred qualifications include: familiarity with databases, attention to detail, proficiency with database software, experience maintaining electronic files and the ability to work independently. We offer excellent insurance benefits as well as a retirement plan. We also provide paid training and a fun work environment. Compensation is commensurate with experience and performance. For more information on the position, contact Michelle at 607-332-0003 or email


 What is NOT listed as a qualification?


  How could a candidate get more information?

7. Where would this announcement appear?

8. The word “discipline” in paragraph 2, line 5 is closest in meaning to

Questions 9 - 12 refer to the following information.

Economist Joao Arruda Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Last week the University of Sao Paulo awarded Joao Arruda, one of the most influential economists of our time, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony was held at the university, which is located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, not far from his hometown of Mairipora.

Arruda is the economist credited for the economic recovery of his native Brazil by recommending progressive economic plans based on micro-lending and sustainable development. Two years ago, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for this work. As Minister of Finance for Brazil, he also helped develop a thriving economy based on ecotourism that would not disrupt the fragile environment of the Amazon nor interfere with the indigenous groups that call the Amazon home.


Arruda trained under the great Robert Jenkins and was part of The Chicago Five, an elite group of economists at the University of Chicago. From the beginning of his illustrious career he has been credited with revolutionary thinking, especially in the field of Solidarity Economics which emphasizes the importance of a local, culturally-centered economy.

9. What is this article about?

10. Where was Joao Arruda born?

11. What is Arruda's specialty?

12. The word “prestigious” in the first paragraph, line 5 is closest in meaning to

Questions 13 - 16 refer to the following attention


Style #32445-EG

Thank you for choosing the ElectroGold Cordless Telephone. Get ready to experience and enjoy the telephone rated number one by Consumer Communications Report.

To get the most out of your telephone, please read through the manual to learn about the dozens of new features included with your phone. These include a speakerphone in the handset and the base, a spare battery, and a message display screen. Also included is a new voice-mail indicator to alert you about new messages. Your new phone is also hearing-aid compatible and comes with adjustable volume for the handset and base speakerphone.

If you are short on time, you can just look through the Quick Guide, which has easy-to-follow picture guides of how to set up your phone and can help familiarize you with some of the most basic functions. If you have any questions about how to use these features, you can consult the Owner's Manual or just call our award-winning customer service representatives toll-free at 1-800-ELECTRO (1-800-353-2970). We are available round- the-clock to help you with any questions or concerns.


13. Who is most likely the reader of the instructions?

14. What is NOT a feature on the cordless telephone?

15. What is the difference between the Quick Guide and the Owner's Manual?

16. What would a person who didn't have a lot of time most likely do?

Questions 17-20 refer to the following article.

Economy Shows Signs of Strengthening After Disappointing Year

Although financial analysts have been reporting a declining economy for the past four months, new statistics suggest that a recovery is well on its way. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, unemployment rates have plummeted to an all-time low. Furthermore, in the non-farming business sector, productivity has increased by 6.7%.

Some experts cite the upcoming elections for the boost in the economy, pointing out that politicians have lobbied for different policies to help win votes. However, the most recent improvements in the economy can hardly be attributed to the elections. Perry DiScala, Professor of Economics at Bale University, comments, “Economic changes are very cyclical and, for the most part, very slow. Although changes in legislation can influence the economy, it usually takes more time to cause the kinds of changes we're seeing here and would by no means produce immediate effects. The recovery we're experiencing now has more to do with events that took place earlier this year.”

17. Where would this article most likely appear?

18. What does the report suggest about the economy?

19. What does Professor DiScala say about the effects of the election?

20. How does Professor DiScala characterize changes in the economy?

Questions 21 -24 refer to the following article.



All candidates who have successfully passed the pre-employment background check and are now eligible for potential employment with Q Information Systems are required to read and agree to the following basic guidelines.

I. Workplace Basics

All employees of Q Information Systems are expected to know and adhere to company rules and bylaws. As a representative of Q Information Systems, employees are required to perform tasks promptly and efficiently and to be courteous and impartial in dealing with clients and co-workers. All employees are entitled to be treated with respect and are encouraged to speak with a human resources employee if this expectation is not met.

II. Personal Appearance

Although no company-wide rule exists about personal appearance, Q Information Systems expect that all employees dress in a fashion that is appropriate to their position. A general guideline is to dress in a manner consistent with good taste and good personal hygiene. Consult a supervisor in regard to any exceptions to the normal manner of dress (i.e. required special equipment or protective wear).


21. When would an employee most likely receive the handbook?

22. According to the handbook, when should an employee speak to a supervisor?

23. What is NOT mentioned as a guideline for personal appearance?

24. According to the handbook, what right do Q employees have?

Questions 25 - 28 refer to the following invitation.

Horizon Pharmaceutical Sales

5th Annual Employee Appreciation Party

Saturday, May 15 7 p.m.

Providence Palace Hotel

As a way to thank our valued staff, we invite you to attend an evening full of food, fun, music and awards. Saturday, May 15 will be a night to remember. After a buffet dinner catered by Kuri's Specialty Foods, we will all enjoy a rare live performance by jazz legend Francesca Loretto. The party starts at 7 p.m. in the main ballroom of the elegant Providence Palace Hotel and at 10 p.m., we'll announce this year's Employee of the Year.

Remember, this is an adults-only party, so book a baby-sitter today. Contact our amazing event planner Betsy in the Promotion Department to have your name added to the guest list.


This is the employee event of the year!


25. What event is the invitation for?

26. Where would an employee RSVP for the event?

27. What will NOT be offered at the event?

28. What would an employee who wanted to attend the party most likely do next?

Questions 29-33 refer to the following e-mail.

Sports Gear Inc.

The Journey Begins Here

Client Account# 456780

Web Order#: 1088890

Date Ordered: February 04

Dear Alexander Stavros,

Thank you for shopping with Sports Gear. We have received your order, and it is being processed. Please check the details of your order below.

Bill to:

Alexander Stavros

Mt. Alto, CO 64638

(Full address hidden for privacy.)

Item Description Item # Quantity Price Status

Windblock Gloves 6045BLXJ 1 $35.99 Pending

Merchandise Subtotal: $35.99

Shipping Charge: $8.50

Tax: $2.36

Total: $46.85

We will continue to update you on the status of your order via email as items are shipped. In the meantime, you can always review the status of your order by logging onto our website using your username (same as your email address) and password.

If you ordered multiple items, some items may be shipped separately with additional shipping charges. If you have any questions about your order, please contact our service team via email at Please include your original Web order number in the subject line or we will not be able to access your account records.

Thank you for your order, and enjoy your gear.



29. Why is Mr. Stavros writing the email?

30. What information does Mr. Stavros need to email the service team?

31. What will the company most likely do next?

32. How much does the company owe Mr. Stavros?

33. What does Mr. Stavros most likely think about the company?