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Questions 1-7

. Read these sentences and the following business index.

. Which advisor each sentence (1-7) describe?

. For each sentence mark one letter (A, B,C,D or E) on your Answer Sheet.


The company invests a large sum of money in high technology.

Answer: E

1. It is engaged in the expansion of a telecommunications line.

2. No other steel industries have such a high rating.

3. The company is the chief holder of a British company’s shares.

4. As much as forty million U. S. dollars are invested in Taiwan.

5. It has business transactions with an American company.

6. The company gets a very high interest rate from its stocks.

7. Agreements were signed between two companies about technological cooperation.

A. Telecom Asia Corporation Limited (Thailand )

-It serves as international advisor in connection with the debt and equity financing for a US $3 billion telephone line expansion project in Bangkok. (Current)

B. Singapore Telecom international Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

- It acquires its 50/00 interest in Cambridge Holding Ltd.,the controlling shareholder of Cambridge Cable Ltd. of the U. K. (6/1992)

C. Pohang Iron 6 Steel Co.,Ltd. (Korea) .

In connection with its ratings with Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s investor Services. The company obtained the highest rating of any steel company in the world. (II/1991)

D. Goldstar Co.,Ltd. (Korea)

In its investment in,and technology agreements with,Zenith Electronics of the U. S. -the first transaction of this type in Korea. (2/1991 )

E. Concord Venture Capital Co., Ltd.(Taiwan)’

-Structured,marketed to investors and made a principal investment in the Fund with total equity of NT $ 940 million(US $ 40 million) to invest in Taiwanese high-technology venture capital opportunities. (I/1991)


1. A 2. C 3. B 4. E 5. D 6. B 7. D


Questions 8-12

. Read this advertisement of a Canadian computer incorporation.

. Choose the best sentence from the list A-I on page 5 to fill each of the blanks.

. For each blank (8-12)mark one letter(A -I) on your Answer Sheet.

. Do not mark any letter twice.

. One answer has been given as an example.


Our new and improved Bravo series of personal computers is designed to do calculations in a new way.

For example, the new Bravo MT has the same features of Intel’s very fast Pentium 60MHz microprocessor. It’s all the power you need to run an entire workgroup or the latest graphics-intensive programs, and processes even the most complicated mathematical calculations five times faster than the DX2/66. …… 8…… It’s perfect for the power user who demands high performance at an attractive price point.

Also new from AST is our latest generation of Bravo LC desktops, a value line of energy efficient 486 personal computers. Our entire Bravo LC family,while still affordable, has new muscle——Intel 486 microprocessors up to 100 MHz and a VESA Local Bus slot. Today, it’s fast, tomorrow it could be even faster, if you choose to raise it to Intel’s Pentium Over Drive processor. How about more performance in less space? The Bravo LP is a low profile 486, loaded with award-winning engineering. …… 9 …… And the graphics RAM can be enlarged to ZMB for 64-bit processing.

Our new Bravo NB notebook computers, recently named the number one of the 20 world’s top notebook computers,are some of our best examples of the Bravo family. ……10 …… It is particularly ideal for small businesses,home offices,and mobile users.

With Bravo, there’s something for everyone. Including high value, performance, and the most responsive around the-clock phone support anywhere. …… 11 ……

By the way,our 486 Bravos are all approved by the Environmental Protection Agency …… 12…… For an AST reseller near you,please call 800 876- 4 AST.

Example: C

A. Would you expect anything from the world’s fifth largest (and growing )personal computer company?

B. In addition,you’ll find .yourself in the enjoyment of free maintenance and transportation.

C. If you want speed, power, expandability, and dazzling graphics performance at a very affordable price, you’ll find it in our Bravo personal computers.

D. The MT also comes with two AL-slots for graphic upgrades and installed windows-based software solutions.

E. So, you’ll save energy, money,and perhaps a few trees.

F. For instance, innovative security features help you keep your most confidential work to yourself.

G. As a result, you need a certificate issued by the Environment Protection Agency if you buy a personal computer.

H. The Bravo NB4/33 is even thinner, lighter,faster, and more affordable- using very little power with a longer battery life.

I. Finally, the DX2/66 is inferior to our Bravo MT in speed, function and graphics performance.


8. D 9. F 10. H 11. A 12. E


Questions 21 -35

. Read this advertisement.

. Choose the best word to fill each gap.

. For each question (21 35) mark one letter (A, B,C,D)on your Answer Sheet.

. One answer has been given as an example.

Too much to read! It’s impossible to find time to read today’s top business books-and thousands are published each year. Yet not keeping up with those books could be a serious-and expensive mistake. Often the ideas and insights they . . . . . . example. . . . . are available nowhere else. But how can you even. . . . . .21. . . . . . which titles are worthwhile-let alone find time to read them?

Fortunately, there’s a . . . …… .22. …… . . . : Soundview Executive Book Summaries. It really. . . . . . 23…… . . . . In fact, it’s . . . . . . 24. . . . . . to work. It is ingenious and essential. Every month, you . . . . . . 25. . . . . two or three quick reading, time saving . . . . . .26. . . …… . of the best new business books. Each contains all the key points in the . . . . . . 27. . . . . . book. The big difference,instead of 200 to 500 pages,the summary is only & pages. Instead of . . . . . . 28. . . . . . five,ten or more hours to read,it takes just 15 minutes.

Of the thousands of business books . . . . . . 29. . . . . .annually, only a . . . . . . 30. . . . . .are really worth reading. To save your time, our Editorial Board goes over them all . . . . . . 31. . . . . .90%. Our standards are . . . . . . 32. . . . . .,and the criteria rigorous.

When a book meets all our tests, we prepare a Summary, instead of a review or a digest. You get a skillful distillation that preserves the content ad spirit of the . . . . . . 33. . . . . .books. The titles cover every. . . . . . 34. . . . . .of concern to business people today. There’s . . . . . . 35. . . . . .else like Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

21 . A. see B. know C. ask D. answer

22. A. answer B. solution C. question D. problem

23. A. works B. costs C. sells D. buys

24. A. guarded B. granted C. guided D. guaranteed

25. A. pay B. send C. receive D. buy

26. A. titles B. summaries C. names D. prices

27. A. original B. first C. same D. another

28. A. spending B. costing C. taking D. sitting

29. A. publicized B. polished C. published D. popularized

30. A. dozen B. little C. handful D. couple

31. A. choosing B. eliminating C. writing D. publishing

32. A. high B. low C. expensive D. cheap

33. A. entire B. tired C. entering D. old

34. A. word B. subject C. sentence D. idea

35. A. something B. anything C. all D. nothing


21. B 22. B 23.A 24. D 25. C 26.B 27.A 28. C 29.C30. C 31. B 32.A 33. A 34. B 35.D


Section A

Questions 36-40

. Read this text about a Japanese company.

. In most of the lines (36-40) there is one extra word which does not fit in. One or two line, however, are correct.

. If the line is correct,put a tick (√)in the space on your Answer Sheet.

. If there is an extra word in the line, write that word in the space on your Answer Sheet.

Example :

For short distance, it uses its own’ self airplanes. For international ......self......

flights it calls on leading airlines including the Japanese Airlines. ...... ...... √...... . ......


It’s only normal that a service-oriented company should look to other

36. service companies as partners. The reputation for excellence of every each

37. of DHL’s partners strongly motivated its choice. To make that sure that

38. everyone made the right choice,they agreed to give their final answer

39. after a two-year old trial period. Faster service,better airport

40. facilities; the benefits to the customers are clear. They will also grow up

in the near future,allowing customers to choose from so many services.

section B

Questions 41-45

. A student has translated a piece of news in a Chinese newspaper back into English and asked you to check it.

. In each line there is one wrong word.

. For each numbered line (41-45) write the correct word in the space on your Answer Sheet.


They have selled their products in 20 countries. ...... ......sold ...... ......

British farmers are troubled by straw. They produce more than

41. ten millions tons every year as a byproduct of farming and

42. their animals need only four million tons for bedding and fooding.

43. Since European air-pollution laws forbid people to burnt straw,

44. the extra straw is plowed under or leave to rot. Scientists have

45. now found a way to put the straw to good using by changing a neat-loving bacterium in the straw.


Section A

36. every是多余,应删掉.

37. that是多余,应删掉.

38. 没有多余的词.

39. 没有多余的词.

40. up是多余,应删掉.

Section B

41. millions应改为million

42. fooding应改为food

43. burnt应改为burn

44. leaving应改为left

45. using 应改为use



Question 46

You are going to spend holidays in Hawaii in June. Suddenly you received a letter from an important customer,Mr. Elton Deland,who will arrive on 25th June and discuss the claim. You have to delay the trip till July.

Write a short message to Ms. Anne Folster, your secretary.

. Explain Why you postpone your trip.

. Mention the date when Mr. Elton Deland will arrive.

. Ask her to arrange your meeting.

. Write 30-40words on your Answer Sheet.


Question 46

(Sample for reference)

To : Ms. Anne Folster, I have to delay my trip to Hawaii till July,as Mr. Flton Deland will arrive in London on 25th June and discuss the claim face to face. Please arrange our meeting on 26th June.


Question 47

You work for General,a company which produces cars. You` are in charge of Product Development. Reed the following chart which shows the results of a survey between your company and Quaker, your main competitor. The chart does not tell the exact numbers but the exact ratings. A refers to Gener41 company,while B refers to Quaker company.

. Use the information in the chart to write a short report (about 100- 120 words) analyzing the reason why Quaker over benefits recently to increase your company’s competitiveness.

. Write on your Answer Sheet.

A : General company B :Quaker company



Question 47

(Sample for reference )

After careful survey, we can see clearly from the chart that our cars have more models and colours than those of Quaker Company, our main competitor with higher quality. However, Quaker Company’s income increases more quickly. What is the reason? First, Quaker Company spends much more money in advertising. I suggest we advertise on BTV, the most popular broadcasting station nowadays. Secondly, we should enlarge the scope of our after-sales service. We can open more service stations in many medium-sized cities. Thirdly,if we have more money, We can hire more salesmen to sell cars directly to the customes, especially, more salesmen in medium-sized cities.

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