Directions: You will see single and double reading passages followed by several questions. Each question has four answers. Choose the best answer question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.

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Question 1 of 24

The Nice sound Communications takeover of local telephone service, which was originally welcomed with great optimism, now seems to be heading down the road toward disaster. Ever since Nice sound bought out the JustTel Company just under six months ago. it has experienced loss of income, loss of customers, and, perhaps worst of all, the loss of its reputation as a company that delivers on it promises.

When Nice sound came into the area, it promised that all its telephone customers would have access to high-speed Internet service by the end of the year. Not only has the company failed to deliver on this promise, but customers who are receiving Nice sound Internet service have expressed great dissatisfaction with it. "The connection goes out all the time. You just can't count on it when you need it, " a Nice sound customer complained at a town meeting last week. Customers have also claimed that repair service is slow and overpriced. Nice sound, on the other hand, claims that such problems are minor and not widespread. "Every company experiences an adjustment period," explained Ricky Wheeler, Nice sound public relations officer. "Before one more year has passed, you can be certain that all operations will be running smoothly and customers will be 100% satisfied," he said.
When did Nice sound take over the JustTel Company ?

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Question 2 of 24

 
The Nice sound Communications takeover of local telephone service, which was originally welcomed with great optimism, now seems to be heading down the road toward disaster. Ever since Nice sound bought out the JustTel Company just under six months ago. it has experienced loss of income, loss of customers, and, perhaps worst of all, the loss of its reputation as a company that delivers on it promises.

When Nice sound came into the area, it promised that all its telephone customers would have access to high-speed Internet service by the end of the year. Not only has the company failed to deliver on this promise, but customers who are receiving Nice sound Internet service have expressed great dissatisfaction with it. "The connection goes out all the time. You just can't count on it when you need it, " a Nice sound customer complained at a town meeting last week. Customers have also claimed that repair service is slow and overpriced. Nice sound, on the other hand, claims that such problems are minor and not widespread. "Every company experiences an adjustment period," explained Ricky Wheeler, Nice sound public relations officer. "Before one more year has passed, you can be certain that all operations will be running smoothly and customers will be 100% satisfied," he said.
What kind of company is Nice Sound ?

Question 2 of 24

Question 3 of 24

 
The Nice sound Communications takeover of local telephone service, which was originally welcomed with great optimism, now seems to be heading down the road toward disaster. Ever since Nice sound bought out the JustTel Company just under six months ago. it has experienced loss of income, loss of customers, and, perhaps worst of all, the loss of its reputation as a company that delivers on it promises.

When Nice sound came into the area, it promised that all its telephone customers would have access to high-speed Internet service by the end of the year. Not only has the company failed to deliver on this promise, but customers who are receiving Nice sound Internet service have expressed great dissatisfaction with it. "The connection goes out all the time. You just can't count on it when you need it, " a Nice sound customer complained at a town meeting last week. Customers have also claimed that repair service is slow and overpriced. Nice sound, on the other hand, claims that such problems are minor and not widespread. "Every company experiences an adjustment period," explained Ricky Wheeler, Nice sound public relations officer. "Before one more year has passed, you can be certain that all operations will be running smoothly and customers will be 100% satisfied," he said.
How do Nice sound customers currently feel about the company ?

Question 3 of 24

Question 4 of 24

The Nice sound Communications takeover of local telephone service, which was originally welcomed with great optimism, now seems to be heading down the road toward disaster. Ever since Nice sound bought out the JustTel Company just under six months ago. it has experienced loss of income, loss of customers, and, perhaps worst of all, the loss of its reputation as a company that delivers on it promises.

When Nice sound came into the area, it promised that all its telephone customers would have access to high-speed Internet service by the end of the year. Not only has the company failed to deliver on this promise, but customers who are receiving Nice sound Internet service have expressed great dissatisfaction with it. "The connection goes out all the time. You just can't count on it when you need it, " a Nice sound customer complained at a town meeting last week. Customers have also claimed that repair service is slow and overpriced. Nice sound, on the other hand, claims that such problems are minor and not widespread. "Every company experiences an adjustment period," explained Ricky Wheeler, Nice sound public relations officer. "Before one more year has passed, you can be certain that all operations will be running smoothly and customers will be 100% satisfied," he said.
The word minor in paragraph 2, line 9 is closest in meaning to

Question 4 of 24

Question 5 of 24

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Graf's Office Supply Store announcesit annual winter sale!All paper items are on sale, with discountsfrom 15% to 25% off our already low prices.Sale ends Saturday.

Join our Frequent Buyer's Club and save
even more. Stop by the manager's desk for
an application. Once we have your contact
information in our computer files, you will receive
notices of special sales and discounts available
to Frequent Buyer's Club members only.

Graf's Office Supply Store.

Supplying your office with all its paper needs.

Which of the following items are most likely on sale ?

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Question 6 of 24

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Graf's Office Supply Store announcesit annual winter sale!All paper items are on sale, with discountsfrom 15% to 25% off our already low prices.Sale ends Saturday.

Join our Frequent Buyer's Club and save
even more. Stop by the manager's desk for
an application. Once we have your contact
information in our computer files, you will receive
notices of special sales and discounts available
to Frequent Buyer's Club members only.

Graf's Office Supply Store.

Supplying your office with all its paper needs.

How can a customer become a member of the Frequent Buyer's Club ?

Question 6 of 24

Question 7 of 24

The International Experience Project (IEP) provides young professionals with the opportunity to gain work experience abroad IEP was founded by Marlina Wildon four years ago. "When I graduated form college, " she explained, "my dream was to work abroad for one or two years, learn another language, and experience living in another country. I knew I wanted to do this, but I didn't know how to find a job abroad. That was six years ago. At that time, there were no businesses that specialized in helping job seekers like myself. So I decided to start my own."

Since its beginnings, IEP has provided jobs for several thousand young professionals in countries all around the world. Knowing a foreign language helps, says Wildon, but it isn't a prerequisite for all jobs. In fact, many of the companies that provide employment for her clients also provide language training. IEP finds jobs for people in all fields, from economics to science to teaching. "All you need is a college degree, an interest in other countries, and an adventurous spirit," says Wildon.
What kind of business is IEP ?

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Question 8 of 24

The International Experience Project (IEP) provides young professionals with the opportunity to gain work experience abroad IEP was founded by Marlina Wildon four years ago. "When I graduated form college, " she explained, "my dream was to work abroad for one or two years, learn another language, and experience living in another country. I knew I wanted to do this, but I didn't know how to find a job abroad. That was six years ago. At that time, there were no businesses that specialized in helping job seekers like myself. So I decided to start my own."

Since its beginnings, IEP has provided jobs for several thousand young professionals in countries all around the world. Knowing a foreign language helps, says Wildon, but it isn't a prerequisite for all jobs. In fact, many of the companies that provide employment for her clients also provide language training. IEP finds jobs for people in all fields, from economics to science to teaching. "All you need is a college degree, an interest in other countries, and an adventurous spirit," says Wildon.
How long ago was IEP started ?

Question 8 of 24

Question 9 of 24

The International Experience Project (IEP) provides young professionals with the opportunity to gain work experience abroad IEP was founded by Marlina Wildon four years ago. "When I graduated form college, " she explained, "my dream was to work abroad for one or two years, learn another language, and experience living in another country. I knew I wanted to do this, but I didn't know how to find a job abroad. That was six years ago. At that time, there were no businesses that specialized in helping job seekers like myself. So I decided to start my own."

Since its beginnings, IEP has provided jobs for several thousand young professionals in countries all around the world. Knowing a foreign language helps, says Wildon, but it isn't a prerequisite for all jobs. In fact, many of the companies that provide employment for her clients also provide language training. IEP finds jobs for people in all fields, from economics to science to teaching. "All you need is a college degree, an interest in other countries, and an adventurous spirit," says Wildon.
What is requirement for using IEP's services ?

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Question 10 of 24

Nightwish Office TowersMaintenance and Cleaning DepartmentNotice of Painting and Repair Work

The west bank elevators will be closed for routine maintenance and repair starting Monday, August 17. Tenants and visitors are asked to use the east bank elevators or the west or east stairs during this time. The west bank elevators will be back in operation on Monday, August 24, at which time the east bank elevators will be closed. All elevator maintenance and repair work should be completed by the end of the moth. Stairs and hallways will be painted during the months of September and October. A complete painting schedule will be posted before September 1.
What will the elevators be closed for ?

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Question 11 of 24

Nightwish Office TowersMaintenance and Cleaning DepartmentNotice of Painting and Repair Work

The west bank elevators will be closed for routine maintenance and repair starting Monday, August 17. Tenants and visitors are asked to use the east bank elevators or the west or east stairs during this time. The west bank elevators will be back in operation on Monday, August 24, at which time the east bank elevators will be closed. All elevator maintenance and repair work should be completed by the end of the moth. Stairs and hallways will be painted during the months of September and October. A complete painting schedule will be posted before September 1.
How long will the work on all the elevators take ?

Question 11 of 24

Question 12 of 24

For SaleFully equipped convenience store on North Main Street close to downtown. Annual sales of $2,198,456. Sells snacks, groceries, newspapers, gasoline, etc. Ample customer parking behind. Spacious two-bedroom owner's apartment on second floor. Asking $750,000. Includes building and grounds, all equipment, and $85,000 in inventory. No brokers, please. Shown by appointment only. Call Monica at White Horse Realty-243-8674.
What is above the store ?

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Question 13 of 24

For SaleFully equipped convenience store on North Main Street close to downtown. Annual sales of $2,198,456. Sells snacks, groceries, newspapers, gasoline, etc. Ample customer parking behind. Spacious two-bedroom owner's apartment on second floor. Asking $750,000. Includes building and grounds, all equipment, and $85,000 in inventory. No brokers, please. Shown by appointment only. Call Monica at White Horse Realty-243-8674.
How much is the store being sold for ?

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Question 14 of 24

For SaleFully equipped convenience store on North Main Street close to downtown. Annual sales of $2,198,456. Sells snacks, groceries, newspapers, gasoline, etc. Ample customer parking behind. Spacious two-bedroom owner's apartment on second floor. Asking $750,000. Includes building and grounds, all equipment, and $85,000 in inventory. No brokers, please. Shown by appointment only. Call Monica at White Horse Realty-243-8674.
The word inventory inventory in line 5 is closest in meaning to

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Question 15 of 24

1. Remove the back cover, using a small screwdriver to loosen the screw.

2. Remove batteries and replace with two new AAA batteries. Use the + and - signs to position them correctly. Dispose of used batteries properly.

3. Replace the cover and tighten the screw with the screwdriver.

4. Reset the time using the side buttons.

The GMX 200 is guaranteed to keep time accurately for one full year from date of purchase. Should it malfunction in any way during this time period, your money will be refunded in full.
What are these instructions for?

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Question 16 of 24

1. Remove the back cover, using a small screwdriver to loosen the screw.

2. Remove batteries and replace with two new AAA batteries. Use the + and - signs to position them correctly. Dispose of used batteries properly.

3. Replace the cover and tighten the screw with the screwdriver.

4. Reset the time using the side buttons.

The GMX 200 is guaranteed to keep time accurately for one full year from date of purchase. Should it malfunction in any way during this time period, your money will be refunded in full.
What is the GMX 200?

 

Question 16 of 24

Question 17 of 24

Green Garden Café recently opened downtown and is offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches, along with  homemade soups and ice cream. All food served at the café is made from pure organic ingredients. Sandwiches are made with 100% whole-grain bread, which is baked in the café's kitchen.

Diners are lining up to try Green Garden's sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "One of our best sellers is our breakfast sandwich," explains café owner Melissa Whitehead. It's not your typical bacon-and-cheese concoction. Instead, we combine eggs with fresh vegetables and serve it on fresh-baked bread. Customers can't seem to get enough of it."

You won't find the usual ham, turkey , or roast beef sandwich among the café's offered fare. In face, all the food they serve is 100% vegetarian. Their sandwiches are filled with fresh vegetables, locally made cheese, or a combination of both. "Customers enjoy our soups and ice cream, but what they really come here for are the sandwiches," says Whitehead. "That's our most popular item."

Give the Green Garden Café a try next time you are downtown. You won't be disappointed. The café is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
What is true of the soups at Green Garden?

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Question 18 of 24

Green Garden Café recently opened downtown and is offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches, along with  homemade soups and ice cream. All food served at the café is made from pure organic ingredients. Sandwiches are made with 100% whole-grain bread, which is baked in the café's kitchen.

Diners are lining up to try Green Garden's sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "One of our best sellers is our breakfast sandwich," explains café owner Melissa Whitehead. It's not your typical bacon-and-cheese concoction. Instead, we combine eggs with fresh vegetables and serve it on fresh-baked bread. Customers can't seem to get enough of it."

You won't find the usual ham, turkey , or roast beef sandwich among the café's offered fare. In face, all the food they serve is 100% vegetarian. Their sandwiches are filled with fresh vegetables, locally made cheese, or a combination of both. "Customers enjoy our soups and ice cream, but what they really come here for are the sandwiches," says Whitehead. "That's our most popular item."

Give the Green Garden Café a try next time you are downtown. You won't be disappointed. The café is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
The word concoction in paragraph 2, line 3 is closest in meaning to

Question 18 of 24

Question 19 of 24

Green Garden Café recently opened downtown and is offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches, along with  homemade soups and ice cream. All food served at the café is made from pure organic ingredients. Sandwiches are made with 100% whole-grain bread, which is baked in the café's kitchen.

Diners are lining up to try Green Garden's sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "One of our best sellers is our breakfast sandwich," explains café owner Melissa Whitehead. It's not your typical bacon-and-cheese concoction. Instead, we combine eggs with fresh vegetables and serve it on fresh-baked bread. Customers can't seem to get enough of it."

You won't find the usual ham, turkey , or roast beef sandwich among the café's offered fare. In face, all the food they serve is 100% vegetarian. Their sandwiches are filled with fresh vegetables, locally made cheese, or a combination of both. "Customers enjoy our soups and ice cream, but what they really come here for are the sandwiches," says Whitehead. "That's our most popular item."

Give the Green Garden Café a try next time you are downtown. You won't be disappointed. The café is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Which of the following sandwiches can you get at the Green Garden Café?

Question 19 of 24

Question 20 of 24

Green Garden Café recently opened downtown and is offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches, along with  homemade soups and ice cream. All food served at the café is made from pure organic ingredients. Sandwiches are made with 100% whole-grain bread, which is baked in the café's kitchen.

Diners are lining up to try Green Garden's sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "One of our best sellers is our breakfast sandwich," explains café owner Melissa Whitehead. It's not your typical bacon-and-cheese concoction. Instead, we combine eggs with fresh vegetables and serve it on fresh-baked bread. Customers can't seem to get enough of it."

You won't find the usual ham, turkey , or roast beef sandwich among the café's offered fare. In face, all the food they serve is 100% vegetarian. Their sandwiches are filled with fresh vegetables, locally made cheese, or a combination of both. "Customers enjoy our soups and ice cream, but what they really come here for are the sandwiches," says Whitehead. "That's our most popular item."

Give the Green Garden Café a try next time you are downtown. You won't be disappointed. The café is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
According to White, why do most customers go to the Green Garden Café?

 

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Question 21 of 24

A job interview is your chance to make a good impression on a potential employer, and the way you dress is an important part of the impression you make. It is not an occasion to show how fashionably you can dress. Rather, It is the time to present yourself as a serious professional who conveys a sense of confidence. The colors you wear help to give this impression. Choose dark colors such as black, navy blue, or charcoal gray, and stay away from warm browns and greens. In addition to a dark color, the suit you wear should have a conservative, neatly tailored cut.

Don't forget to pay attention to details . Your accessories are an important part of your overall look. For men this means wearing ties with simple patterns and quiet colors. Also, men should not wear any type of jewelry, even of the highest quality gold or silver, except for a wristwatch or tie clip. Women should wear plain earrings. Matching necklaces or bracelets are permissible as long as they are not gaudy or loud.

Finally, make sure your feet are dressed as well as the rest of you. Avoid any kind of fancy footwear. Your footwear should look neat and fit you comfortably. You may think that no one will look at your feet, but if you wear super-high heels, garish buckles, or bright colors on your shoes, you are calling attention to them in a way you don't want.
Who is this article for?

Question 21 of 24

Question 22 of 24

A job interview is your chance to make a good impression on a potential employer, and the way you dress is an important part of the impression you make. It is not an occasion to show how fashionably you can dress. Rather, It is the time to present yourself as a serious professional who conveys a sense of confidence. The colors you wear help to give this impression. Choose dark colors such as black, navy blue, or charcoal gray, and stay away from warm browns and greens. In addition to a dark color, the suit you wear should have a conservative, neatly tailored cut.

Don't forget to pay attention to details . Your accessories are an important part of your overall look. For men this means wearing ties with simple patterns and quiet colors. Also, men should not wear any type of jewelry, even of the highest quality gold or silver, except for a wristwatch or tie clip. Women should wear plain earrings. Matching necklaces or bracelets are permissible as long as they are not gaudy or loud.

Finally, make sure your feet are dressed as well as the rest of you. Avoid any kind of fancy footwear. Your footwear should look neat and fit you comfortably. You may think that no one will look at your feet, but if you wear super-high heels, garish buckles, or bright colors on your shoes, you are calling attention to them in a way you don't want.
Why are dark colors recommended?

Question 22 of 24

Question 23 of 24

A job interview is your chance to make a good impression on a potential employer, and the way you dress is an important part of the impression you make. It is not an occasion to show how fashionably you can dress. Rather, It is the time to present yourself as a serious professional who conveys a sense of confidence. The colors you wear help to give this impression. Choose dark colors such as black, navy blue, or charcoal gray, and stay away from warm browns and greens. In addition to a dark color, the suit you wear should have a conservative, neatly tailored cut.

Don't forget to pay attention to details . Your accessories are an important part of your overall look. For men this means wearing ties with simple patterns and quiet colors. Also, men should not wear any type of jewelry, even of the highest quality gold or silver, except for a wristwatch or tie clip. Women should wear plain earrings. Matching necklaces or bracelets are permissible as long as they are not gaudy or loud.

Finally, make sure your feet are dressed as well as the rest of you. Avoid any kind of fancy footwear. Your footwear should look neat and fit you comfortably. You may think that no one will look at your feet, but if you wear super-high heels, garish buckles, or bright colors on your shoes, you are calling attention to them in a way you don't want.
What kind of accessories are recommended?

Question 23 of 24

Question 24 of 24

A job interview is your chance to make a good impression on a potential employer, and the way you dress is an important part of the impression you make. It is not an occasion to show how fashionably you can dress. Rather, It is the time to present yourself as a serious professional who conveys a sense of confidence. The colors you wear help to give this impression. Choose dark colors such as black, navy blue, or charcoal gray, and stay away from warm browns and greens. In addition to a dark color, the suit you wear should have a conservative, neatly tailored cut.

Don't forget to pay attention to details . Your accessories are an important part of your overall look. For men this means wearing ties with simple patterns and quiet colors. Also, men should not wear any type of jewelry, even of the highest quality gold or silver, except for a wristwatch or tie clip. Women should wear plain earrings. Matching necklaces or bracelets are permissible as long as they are not gaudy or loud.

Finally, make sure your feet are dressed as well as the rest of you. Avoid any kind of fancy footwear. Your footwear should look neat and fit you comfortably. You may think that no one will look at your feet, but if you wear super-high heels, garish buckles, or bright colors on your shoes, you are calling attention to them in a way you don't want.
What kind of shoes should be worn?

Question 24 of 24