Questions41 - 52
Read the text below about a learning scheme
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) .
Learn your lesson
0 Almost all schemes which claim to be able to transform /25 into / 175 overnight
00 are scams, to be put straight into the dustbin. The exception, however, it may
41 be a little-known new initiative from the government which also effectively does
42 just that. The Individual Learning Account scheme is by the latest government
43 scheme to persuade us of the value of whole life-long learning. The first million
44 people to apply –and there appears to be a long way to go before this limit is
45 reached---are eligible for a /150 grant towards the costs of studying ,but provided
46 that they contribute at least / 25 of their own money . Even the offer covers
47 training courses which are obviously work-related but it also extends to more of
48 recreational activities . Whilst there will not be government money to encourage
49 you, for example, to do an evening class in the cake decorating, there could be
50 assistance if you are planning to update on your internet skills. There is also
51 the opportunity to benefit in future years from 20 per cent off the cost of training
52 for IT courses, the discount goes up to 80 per cent , a measure of the government’s
Enthusiasm in ensuring we are prepared for the digital world.
Writing 1 hour 10 mimutes
●The bar charts below show levels of wheat production and wheat prices in a European country for the period 1990-2000.
●Using the information from the bar charts, write a short report summarizing the changes in production and prices between 1990 and 2000.
●write 120-140 words.
Wheat production and prices
●Write an answer to one of the question 2-4 in this part. Write your answer in 200-250 words.
● You have recently attended the following one-day courses:
Developing Your Potential
Trends in Electronic Commerce
Your company’s training Manager has asked you to write a short report about the training.
●Write the report for the Training Manager:
.describing the two courses which you found most useful
.explaining how you benefited from them
.outlining the specific training courses your would like to attend next year
.giving reasons why these courses would be useful to you
● Your manager has asked you to contact a local business school, inviting their students to apply for a three-month work placement in your company.
●Writing a letter to the Principal of the business school:
.introducing your company and the idea of the placement
.describing what work the placement would involve
.explaining what skills and qualities the successful applicant should have saying how the placement would benefit the applicant.
● The Sales Director of your company wants to improve customer service and believes that this can be achieved by extending the opening hours of the Sales Department. He has asked you to write a proposal concerning improvements in customer service.
Write a proposal for the Sales Director:
. ● sumnmarising current problems concerning customer service
. ●evaluating the Sales Director’s suggestion
. ●presenting one or two other measures which could be taken
. ●giving reasons for your preferred course of action.
approximately 40 minutes (including 10 minutes’ transfer time)
●You will hear a consultant giving a talk to a group of UK business people about exporting to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
.● As you listen, for questions 1-12. complete the notes, using up to three words or a number.
.●After you have listened once, replay the recording.
●You will hear five different people talking about the relocation of their business premises
●For each extract there are two tasks. For Task One, chose the reason given for deciding to relocate the company premises from the list A-H. for Task Two, choose the problem described that arose after the relocation from the list A-H
Task One – Reason
A cope with increased orders
B to accommodate new equipment needs
C to share premises with new parent company
D to improve public relations
E to reduce overheads
F to make more efficient use of space
H to be nearer suppliers
For questions 18-22, match the extracts with the problems, listed A-H
For each extract, choose the problem that arose after the relocation
Write one letter (A-H)next to the number of the extract.
A unfavourable publicity
B dismissal of manager
C decrease in productivity
D staff transport difficulties
E inadequate staff facilities
F too few new staff recruited
G increase in communication costs
H lack of time for training