Questions 21 -30
Read the article from the Chairman’s statement in a pharmaceutical company’s annual report
Choose the correct word to fill each gap from (A, B, C or D) on the opposite page .
For each question 21-30,mark one letter (A, B, C or D) on your Answer Sheet .
There is an example at the beginning , (0)
Two year ago we undertook to increase our sales and to at least (10) our earnings. We published this (21) in order to demonstrate our resolve to lead the business successfully through the demanding period following the expiry of patents which had given us the exclusive right to develop two of our major products.
I am very please to (22) that we achieved what we set (23) to do. We have achieved increased of 4% and 6% in sales and earnings (24) this comes despite considerable losses (25) the expiry of the patents. It is testimony to the depth and vitality of our portfolio of medicines that we have been able to survive the largest single patent expiry our industry has known.
Looking further ahead, I firmly believe that this company can continue to deliver strong , sustainable growth, enabling us to stay at the (28) of the research-based pharmaceutical industry.
The power and pace of technological and scientific development, combined with economic and social pressures, are (29) huge changes in our industry, the successful companies of the future will be those that anticipate and (30) to this change, integrate new technologies effectively, and are closest to their customers. I have full confidence in our ability to remain a major player in our industry.
21 A warranty B obligation C commitment D contract
22 A inform B specify C notify D report
< sourcevalue="23" >23 A in B out c aside D up
24A respectively B serially C consecutively D sequentially
25 A pursuing B resulting C following D depending
26 A contribution B donation C investment D subsidy
27 A numbers B figures C sums D points
28 A foreground B forefront C lead D advance
29 A forcing B impelling C urging D thrusting
30 A meet B suit C correspond D respond
Read the article below about getting a pay rise.
For each question 31-40, write one word in CAPITAL LETTERS on your Answer Sheet .
There is an example at the beginning, (0) .
There is a commonly held view that the only way to get (0) decent pay increase is to move on: to go out into the job market and find someone (31) is prepared to pay you a figure more in line (32) the talents you can offer. Whilst changing employers from time (33) time is something we probably all need to do to advance our careers in the directions we want them to take, it is nevertheless an activity that carries quite definite risks. Irrespective of (34) well we research prospective employers, a new jib is still largely a step into the unknown . It may turn (35) to be a good move or it could prove to be a complete disaster : most of us (36) had experience of both. The point here, though, is that changing employers is not something we want to be doing all the time and certainly not (37) time we feel the urge for better pay . We’d (38) taking more risks than we needed to just to achieve a pay rise. Getting a pay rise should always be viewed (39) a serious business. There are no quick fixes or gold methods with “ guaranteed “ results. Quick fixes only serve to trivialize the issues and could (40) some circumstances get you into very serous trouble indeed.
21-25 C D B A C 26-30 A B B A D
Questions41 – 52
Read the text below about job vacancies
In most of the lines 41 - 52 there is one extra word. It is either grammatically incorrect of does not fit in with the sense of the text. Some lines, however,are correct .
If a line is correct , write CORRECT on your Answer Sheet .
If there is an extra word in the line,write the extra word in CAPITAL LETTERS on your Answer Sheet .
The exercise begins with two examples, (0) and (00)
Temporary staff required
0 Data Facts Limited is an expanding management services company whose
00 based in the north of England. We are undertaking a major piece of research
41for a leading financial institution . Part of the research is being a nationwide
42 telephone survey in early part December. Phone calls will be made from an
43 office in the centre of Manchester. The temporary staff will receive a fully day’s
44 training. They will then phone people who have been agreed to take part in the
45 survey and will go on through a questionnaire with them. They will be required
46 to record the responses accurately in writing. It will be necessary for those who
47 appointed to work a certain number of evenings and weekends. We are
48 looking for people who have a good telephone manner. A good level of their
49 education is desirable, but what we most require of people taking on this
50 work is common sense and the experience of getting thins done over
51 the telephone. Some knowledge although of banking or insurance would be an
52 advantage. Interested candidates should contact with our Recruitment Officer by phone or email to request an application form.
31-35 WHO/THAT WITH TO HOW OUT36-40 HAVE EVERY/EACH/ANY BE AS IN/UNDER