W: Did you watch the James Bond film yesterday?
M: No, I was studying for my accountancy exams next month. I get hardly any time to myself these days. I'm exhausted all the time and I never go out with my friends.
W: Why don't you come to my place for a meal? I'll invite some friends and you can catch up with everyone.
M: Ok, I'll bring something sweet and play my new DVD. It's got some great songs on it.
Câu 41: What is the man's situation?
Câu 42: What can be said about the woman?
Câu 43: What will the man do?
W: Have you got everything that you need for the conference? You don't want a repeat of what happened last time when you went off without your laptop. Have you got your passport and your credit cards?
M: Yes, yes, stop fussing. Now I will probably arrive late in the afternoon but then we will be straight into a meeting so I won't be able to get in touch till last thing. So, don't worry if you don't hear from me till late.
W: I don't mind how late it is, dear, as long as you phone. Don't get too involved with all your friends and colleagues and forget.
Câu 44: What didn't the man have at the last conference?
Câu 45: When will the man phone?
Câu 46: What is the relationship between the two speakers?
M: What seems to be the problem?
W: I think my computer has crashed. It's completely dead and since I only bought it two weeks ago, I'm very disappointed.
M: Let's see if I can talk you through it. It's always a bit difficult when you don't actually have the computer in front of you. Is there anything on the monitor at all?
W: No, I told you, it's dead. I've tried pressing all the buttons and clicking the mouse.
M: You don't have a power cut in your area, do you?
W: Oh, wait a minute. It's not plugged into the wall. Sorry.
M: It's an easy mistake to make, Madam.
Câu 47: Where is the man?
Câu 48: What was the problem?
Câu 49: How does the man react?
M: Hi Susan, I'm afraid I'm a bit under the weather today so I won't be coming in to the office.
W: OK Ben, don't worry, the meeting has been cancelled this morning anyway, because too many people are on holiday. We'll sort out a day for next week to hold it.
M: Don't book it for Thursday as I'm going to the dentist in the morning.
W: OK, I'll try to finish your Jameson project if I get time.
M: Thanks Susan, I owe you one.
Câu 50: What is wrong with Ben?
Câu 51: What will happen about the meeting?
Câu 52: What will the man do?
W: Did you see Barry's holiday photos? They were out of this world. It must be that new camera that inspired him. He usually takes very boring shots.
M: I have seen them actually and I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Anyone can take good pictures in such a wonderful place. I don't see how you could do otherwise with those dramatic mountains. There's nothing very original about them seeing as he's just done a photography course.
W: Well that's typical of you because you know you couldn't take photos as good as that and it annoys you that Barry can.
Câu 53: What does the woman think of Barry's photos?
Câu 54: What does the man think?
Câu 55: What does the woman think about the man's reaction?
M: I don't suppose you can work this weekend, can you, Debbie? We really need to get the Blackwood order finished before Monday morning as they are desperate for their order before the holiday.
W: I can work till four but then I have to pick up my son from football practice as my husband is away at a conference this weekend. I can come in early if you like.
M: That's perfect, as Bob is coming in early too. There will be a bonus payment for you both as I really appreciate your loyalty. Right, lunch is on me then. What shall I bring you from the sandwich bar?
Câu 56: Why do they need to work on Saturday?
Câu 57: What will the woman do on Saturday?
Câu 58: What will the woman get?
W: So, what did you think of Mr. Jones? Do you think he has the right personality for the job?
M: Well he has been a teacher for years, so he is probably very good at dealing with people and he's into sport, so he's probably quite healthy and energetic.
W: I'm not convinced about him. I think he'd make a better estate agent or car salesman than a PR person. He's a bit too sure of himself.
M: Well, the director needs to have our input before he makes his decision. We need to tell him what we think before two, as he has a committee meeting at 2.30 about the parking problems.
Câu 59: What is Mr. Jones trying to do?
Câu 60: What is the woman's criticism of Mr. Jones?
Câu 61: Who will make the final decision?
M: Hi Jenny. Fancy seeing you here!
W: I don't come here very often but I'd arranged to have a coffee with my cousin and I needed to use the photocopier.
M: Don't you have one in your office?
W: Yes, but it's broken again. What have you been reading then?
M: Oh, these aren't mine. Jeremy borrowed them but they were due back today, and I am returning them for him so that he doesn't get a fine.
W: Children! Nothing but problems, aren't they? I'll be glad when mine have grown up.
M: Me too, but then we'll be like Sally, complaining that the house is quiet because the children have left home.
Câu 62: What is true of the situation?
Câu 63: Where are they?
Câu 64: What is true about the speakers?
W: It looks beautiful. The balcony is huge, isn't it? Are the views good?
M: Fantastic! We plan to plant lemon, orange and olive trees in the garden.
W: How could you afford it? Did you win the lottery or get a promotion?
M: No, I inherited some money from my father and rather than sell our house to buy a bigger one, we decided to buy this house for the summers.
W: Even if I saved for years I couldn't afford a place like that.
M: You can stay at ours whenever you like. You don't need to pay us as it's good to have people in the house when we can't be there.
W: Wow, thanks!
Câu 65: What has the man done?
Câu 66: How could the man afford the house?
Câu 67: What will the woman do?
M: Why don't we try out that new cafe that has been built where the cinema used to be? We could go straight after work today.
W: Is that the one next to the bank?
M: No, at the entrance to the park.
W: Oh yes. I know where you mean, facing the baker's. It doesn't have a very good reputation.
M: It's only been open two weeks!
W: My brother George said it was overpriced although the food was quite good.
M: George is mean though and always complains about the cost of everything even though he earns more than we do. Why don't you see if your husband wants to join us for a drink after our meeting with the boss?
Câu 68: Where is the cafe?
Câu 69: What does George seem to be like?
Câu 70: What is the relationship between the two speakers?
Attention all passengers. The Chicago Express leaving from platform 3 has been delayed due to ice on the tracks. It will now be leaving from platform 6 at 11.45. All passengers for Boston should make their way to platform 8 as this train will be leaving in 15 minutes at 11.30. Passengers are reminded that this is the slow train to Boston as the Boston Express left 10 minutes ago. Passengers are reminded that they should keep their bags with them at all times as unattended bags will be seen as a security risk and may be destroyed. If you lose a bag please report to the lost property office which is situated between the ticket office and the cafe.
Câu 71: What is the situation with the Chicago train?
Câu 72: What is the time now?
Câu 73: What should you do if you lose a bag?
Women who smoke are 30 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer than non-smokers, say scientists. A study of over 116,000 teachers in California contradicts British research last year which concluded smoking had no effect on the risk of the disease. In the latest study, it was found that women who smoked for many years or had 20 or more cigarettes per day were at higher risk. Dr Peggy Cannes who lead the team said that the saddest thing is that this cause of cancer is self-inflicted and it is time that women took action to protect their health.
Câu 74: What was discovered in the American study?
Câu 75: What does Dr. Cannes believe?
Câu 76: What is the general point of this report?
Have a relaxing weekend at Pelham House. We cater for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties as well as conferences. Overnight guests have full use of all hotel facilities including the gym, pool and sauna. The restaurant offers freshly made food all day until ten in the evening when you can retire for a cocktail in the beautiful rooftop bar which is open from 6pm till 3am.
Câu 77: What is NOT mentioned as an event that the hotel caters for?
Câu 78: Who can use the swimming pool?
Câu 79: When can you get a full meal?
If you want to take control of who you are, memorize George Eliot's words; 'It is never too late to be what you might have been' Then you'll learn to stay open to new opportunities and keep yourself young. You need to feel excited about your life, yourself and what lies ahead. Never mind how tired and cynical you sometimes feel. Everyone needs to take a good look at themselves now and then, just to check they're still happy with who they are. Your new direction may be triggered by an illness or a divorce but it may just be that your life needs a change. Accept your past, don't deny it. Don't get stuck with old regrets. Making peace with the past stops it clouding your present or dictating your future.
Câu 80: What does the speaker think people need to do to be happy?
Câu 81: What should people do?
Câu 82: What does the speaker say about the past?
Thank you for calling Black's Homecare Services. We deal with all electrical and plumbing supplies and repairs. If you have an enquiry about our repair service, press 1. If you need to ask about a delivery, press 2. For any other service, press 3. If you aren't sure which department you need, please hold the line. We would also like to draw your attention to this month's special offer which is a 25% discount on electrical goods which follows last month's discount on DVD players. But hurry, as this offer runs out at 6pm on Friday.
Câu 83: What can Black's Homecare Services probably NOT help you with?
Câu 84: What should you do if you didn't receive a product?
Câu 85: What is true about this month's special offer?
Millions of holidaymakers seeking for a little sunshine are risking their lives in swimming pools which contain bacteria, it is claimed. Many pools abroad, especially those for children, are little better than toilets. The group's experts failed three out of four pools they tested and condemned one in four as a serious health hazard. The association accuses the owners of hotel and apartment blocks from across Europe of failing to ensure the pools are properly filtered, cleaned and disinfected.
Câu 86: What is the danger to holidaymakers?
Câu 87: What is causing the problem?
Câu 88: What did the experts find?
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have now reached a height of 35,000 feet and are currently flying over Milan. You should enjoy some good views of Rome fairly soon. Our estimated time of arrival in Athens is 11.30, that's about one and a half hours from now. As we have had some turbulence when flying over the Alps, I'm afraid you will have to keep your seatbelts on for a little while longer but we expect this to clear up within the next ten minutes. The cabin crew will soon be coming round with drinks so sit back and enjoy the rest of your flight.
Câu 89: Which meal was probably served on this flight?
Câu 90: Where is the plane going to?
Câu 91: What is expected to happen in about ten minutes' time?
Home workers who use a computer are as much at risk from repetitive strain injury as someone working in an office. Wrist and shoulder pain, as well as eye strain and headaches, are all common complaints highlighted in a survey of home computer users. A simple routine of looking up, stretching and moving away from your PC can help to avoid some of these problems, but the way your workstation is set up makes a difference too. Check your screen is at the right height, the lighting is adequate and that you're sitting with your neck and back straight.
Câu 92: Who is this report aimed at?
Câu 93: Which is NOT mentioned as a possible health problem?
Câu 94: What can you do?
Would Mr George Brown please report to checkin number eight as there is a problem with one of your suitcases which has split open. Unfortunately it cannot go into the cargo hold in this condition and you will need to purchase a replacement suitcase if you wish to board this flight. Please come immediately to avoid any delays. Thank you.
Câu 95: Where is this announcement being made?
Câu 96: What has happened to Mr Brown?
Câu 97: What will Mr Brown probably do?
From about 9000 BC the noble art of buying and selling began with cattle as its universal currency, soon to be joined by wheat and other crops. Then came lambs in Egypt, leather in Rome, sugar in the West Indies and tin in England and Wales. When Julius Caesar troops invaded Britain they found the natives trading in ring money -first on the finger and then in the pocket. Six centuries before Caesar invasion however, in a part of Turkey, the first ever coin users are known to have existed. They used discs made from gold and silver with a design on one side.
Câu 98: What is the lecture about?
Câu 99: What form of payment is first mentioned?
Câu 100: Where was money in its modern form first used?
Dear Mr. Chambers
Thank you for your letter of 14th Jure in which you explained the circumstances behind your request for an __(1)__ of time to remit your Payment on invoice #44596.
We do appreciate your straightforwardness and have noted on your account that your payment will be made on 1st November.
You have been a loyal customer of ours for quite some time and if this gesture on our part helps to __(2)__ your current situation, we are certainly pleased to __(3)__ assistance.
Câu 141: __(1)__
Câu 142: __(2)__
Câu 143: __(3)__
Sainsbury's in light bulb giveaway
Supermarket __(1)__ Sainsbury's wil give away one million energy-saving light bulbs at its stores on Saturday.
Timed for when the clocks go back, Sainsbury's said it wanted to __(2)__ people to save electricity during the dark months ahead. To claim their bulb, customers will have to take an energy-saving pledge to try to recycle bags and switch to showers from baths. The chain will also be urging customers to unplug their mobile phone chargers, dry clothes outside instead of in tumble dryers and keep the fridge and freezer running more efficiently.
Sainsbury's will be handing out Philips 11W energy saver bulbs, equivalent to a regular 60 watt bulb, that usually retail for £2.
Switching to just one energy-saving light bulb, which uses 80% less energy __(3)__ traditional bulbs, saves in the region of £7 every year.
Câu 144: __(1)__
Câu 145: __(2)__
Câu 146: __(3)__
81 Yew Crescent
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Dear Ms. Brown
Following on from our interviews an the 5th of February, we would like to inform you that you have been chosen as one of 20 candidates to move on to our second __(1)__ of interviewing on the 12th of March. You interview is scheduled for 1pm. Please let us know if you will be able to attend.
All the interviews will be held in the main meeting rooms of the Grand Hotel on Regents Street. If you do require travel expenses, bring your receipts __(2)__ interview, and please give them to Ms. Simpson who will be signing the candidates in
We wish you luck, and will point out that whatever the __(3)__ of the interviews, we were highly impressed with your CV as you were chosen from out of over 200 candidates.
Câu 147: __(1)__
Câu 148: __(2)__
Câu 149: __(3)__
A report by Barclays Wealth questioned 790 wealthy indviduals from around the world on they investment __(1)__ . It found that only 48% of respondents planned to buy further investments In stocks over the next three years, down from 64% over the past 36 months.
This comes following recent __(2)__ on the world-wide stock markets, sparked by record loan defaults in the US mortgage market and a resulting shortfall in global credit, which has affected two continents.
By contrast, 15% of respondents said they planned to invest in private equity funds, up from 11% over the past three years; while 21% said they expected to invest in hedge funds, up from 20%.
The report added that __(3)__ the increase in popularity of such alternative investments, just 27% of respondents said they understood how hedge funds worked, while only 36% said they knew how private equity schemes operated.
Câu 150: __(1)__
Câu 151: __(2)__
Câu 152: __(3)__
To: All Employees
I'm sure you've heard of exchange schemes, when two companies trade services at a discoutt to each other's employees. Well, I'm happy to announce that we, at Lunch Break, now have no exchange scheme with the British Museum!
This is a great opportunity for all of you to take a stroll through the museum on your lunch break, when admission will be free. All you have to do is show your exchange card, which is enclosed. Also, the same card entitles you and your party 30% off admission at most other times.
Also, please be aware that when British Museum employees show their exchange card in our cafe, they are entitled to 50% off food purchases. That is food, but not drinks.
The cardholder (name ______ is an employee of Lunch Break and is entitled to the following discount at the British Museum
a. Free admission between 1 and 3 pm from Monday to Friday
b. a 30% discount on admission for his or her party at any time except Staturdays
This card is valid from 1st September 2011 to September 30th 2012
Câu 153: What is being exchanged?
Câu 154: What time do employees of Lunch Break have a lunch break?
Câu 155: At which time will be the cardholder take a 30% discount?
Câu 156: What do the Museum employees get in the exchange program?
Câu 157: What do the card holders need to do before using the card?
The restrooms on level four will be closed from 3pm on Friday until 1pm on Monday, for refurbishment and replacement of the toilets. At this time please use the restrooms on level one or level three. Disabled toilets are available on level one.
During this time, there may also be extra activity and noise an level four. We apologize for any inconvenience for those with offices on level four, and appreciate your patience while we carry out this important work.
Câu 158: Who is this notice meant for?
Câu 159: What will be true about the toilets on Tuesday?
Câu 160: What is NOT an inconvenience that can be expected?
- 1 Mushroom Risotto: $7.95
- 2 Garden Salad: $6.00
- 1 Meat Lasagna: $8.95
- 1 Pepperoni Pizza: $8.88
- 2 Diet Coke: $1.10
- 1 Sprite: $0.50
- 3 Chocolate Cake: $15.00
Tax @ 8%: $3.87
Grand Total: $52.25
Thank you and come again!
*This receipt entitles you to free parking if you present it at the payment kiosk on leaving
Câu 161: Which meal of the day is this receipt for?
Câu 162: How many people probably ate?
Câu 163: What is not included in the bill?
In case of an emergency landing, always follow the instructions of the crew. Aisle lights will guide you to the nearest exit, which may be located either in front of or being you. Please leave personal belongings behind and remove high-heeled shoes before using the inflatable exit slide
Do not inflate your life vest until after you have exited
Câu 164: Where is this card most likely to be located?
Câu 165: How can you find the exit?
To: All Employees
In cases where you are claiming expenses, please use the enclosed form. Please note that changes have been made from last year's form, and this will no longer be accepted.
In particular, we have separated the travel section into two categories: travel expenses using a personal auto, and other modes of transportation.
EXPENSE ACCOUNT STATEMENT
REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES INCURRED
I certify the above is a true statement of incurred expenses in accordance with company policy. Receipts are attached
Câu 166: What will happen if the old form is used?
Câu 167: What is different about the new form?
Câu 168: What work does Bill Miller do?
Câu 169: What should be done with the receipts?
Câu 170: How often are payments made for these forms?
Tai Chi Weekend Retreat
23rd-25th November 2011
At this year's retreat, you will experience excellent Tai Chi instruction from Senior Master Eng Chor, Master Chin Min and featuring our visiting Master Yan Gen Lai (12th generation master of Chen style tai chi chuan). The retreat is a live-in weekend amongst the peace and tranquility of the Lake Dewar Lodge, situated close to the Werribee Gorge.
This is a truly fabulous setting for a weekend of Tai Chi.
The program will commence Friday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon.
Câu 171: What day of the week is the 23rd November?
Câu 172: How many Tai Chi instructors will be involved?
12:41 PM 21/08
To: Thomas Forsynth < email@example.com >
Dear Mr. Forsynth,
I am responding to your enquiries about the development of the Canyon Nuclear Reactor. I can understand your concern since you work in the tourism industry, and anything that changes the perception of your area can affect your business.
Since your questions are many and specific, I feel the best l can do to help you is to refer you to our series of public meetings, where people in the industry speak, and the public has a chance to learn and react. I have attached a schedule containing the meetings set for later the month.
If, on further reflection, you feel you would like to lodge a formal complaint, l will pass it on to the appropriate offices.
Câu 173: What might be Thomas Forsyth's job?
Câu 174: For whom does Leanne Douglas work?
Câu 175: Why did Mr. Forsuyth write to Ms. Douglas?
Câu 176: Which meeting takes place between people in different places?
Câu 177: Which meeting(s) would be most appropriate for Mr. Forsynth to attend?
The London Tube Network
Planned station closures and track closures for the next six months
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, suspended throughout the entire line due to planned engineering works. Use alternative lines.
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, suspended between Earls Court and Whitechapel due to planned engineering works.
A limited late-night replacement bus service oper-ates between South Kensington and Aldgate East.
On Saturday 27 October, suspended between Wembley Park and Stanmore due to planned engineering works.
Replacement buses operate.
On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December, suspended between East Finchley and High Barnet/Mill Hill East due to planned engineering works.
Replacement buses operate.
Câu 178: In six months, for how many days is any line closed?
Câu 179: Which line is closed for its whole length?
Between half and two-thirds of men and women in 63 countries across five continents - not including the US - were overweight or obese In 2014.
The journal study included over 168,000 people evaluated by a primary care doctor. It looked at two measures of fatness - waist circumference and a calculation called body mass index or BMI. A BMI (weight in kg divided by square of height in meters) of 18.5 to 25 is considered healthy. A BMI over 25 is deemed overweight and greater than 30 is obese.
Experts said the findings were deeply worrying, because people who are overweight have a higher risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and other diseases including some cancers.
Câu 180: Where would this article most likely be found?
Câu 181: What is a healthy BMI?
A brown briefcase, with silver trim, was found in Western Park on Friday evening.
The briefcase is locked and undamaged.
I will release the briefcase to the owner upon visual proof that the combination is known and the lock can be opened by the person claming it. If unclaimed in two weeks, I will turn it into the police station. Contact Michael on 6874 335 5634.
Câu 182: How can someone prove the briefcase belongs to him or her?
Câu 183: On which day does the owner need to contact the police station?
This is to inform you that. The IT Solutions is now open at our new location at 4500 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Our store offers a complete and diverse line of computer software packages for both personal and business applications.
Since we do not represent any individual computer hardware manufacturer, the products that we carry are compatible with many systems. We are therefore able to offer our customers a wide range of excellent software packages.
We hope that you will come and visit us soon.
Câu 184: The word "applications" in paragraph 2, line 2 is closest in meaning to
Câu 185: What is implied about IT Solutions?
Date 24th May
Can you please send it around to everyone, to see if it wilt be an acceptable choice? Try to word it so that people respond only if there is nothing they can eat on the menu - I don't want to hear suggestions of everyone's favorite restaurants! And I need to hear back this week, as I need to make the reservation.
Câu 186: Why is Mr. Ward worried about the choice of restaurant?
Câu 187: What should Ms. Wilson do?
Câu 188: What could a vegetarian eat?
Câu 189: If you want the largest portion of meat, what would you choose?
Câu 190: Why doesn't Mr. Ward want to know people's favorite restaurants?
To: Ofice 2B
From: Bill Lucas, IT Department
Subject: server down
Date: 14th April
A warning to all workers in Office 2B. The servers will be down for maintenance on Friday, starting around 1pm. Please do any work you need to do on the internet in the morning and be logged off by midday
The server will be down until the following Tuesday morning, and there will be no internet available
Please plan your workdays accordingly
Thanks for your patience, and we should be able to offer you a better service after the maintenance is done
Bill Lucas, Technician
Câu 191: How long will the maintenance last?
Câu 192: Why is the server down?
LAGUNA BAY CRAFTS FAIR
Monday 10th December to Thursday 20th December
4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm Saturdays and Sundays
Come and find unique, handmade Christmas gifts for the special people in your life!
That crafts include: jewlry, pottery, glass, paintings, sculpture, woodwork, photography
The fair is located on The Shoreline Footpath, from the Four Palms Hotel to Pebble Beach
Food, drink, and entertainment are available! The craft fair is closed in wet weather
For more information call Judy Benson on: 355 283 3465
Câu 193: When could you visit the craft fair?
Câu 194: What kind of gift could you NOT buy at the craft fair?
Câu 195: What would you need to bring to the craft fair?
Global stocks see sharp declines
European shares have fallen sharply on Thursday morning trading, mirroring earlier falls in East Asia, as worries about the US economy continue
The UK's FTSE 100 index was down 1.4% to 6,435 just after noon in London, while Germany's Dax had lost 1.4%, and France's Cac had shed 1.3%. Earlier, Tokyo's Nikkei index closed 2.2% lower
European and East Asian markets were responding to heavy US share falls on Wall Street on Wednesday. The Dow Jones, the main US share index, fell 367 points on Wednesday, the 20th anniversary of the Black Monday stock market crash
Wednesday's slump on Wall Street is going to dominate market sentiment as the new trading week gets under way. The falls were set off by concerns that the full effects of the US housing slowdown have not yet been seen
Câu 196: Which of the following happened first?
Câu 197: The index of which country(-ies) fell by 1.4%?
Câu 198: What is implied about Wednesday's slump?
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