Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, marked 36 to 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Everybody had an opinion about telecommuting (远程办公). “It won’t work in most jobs”, “It costs too much”, “It reduces air pollution”, “It helps people balance family and work responsibilities”, and “Most people are doing it”.
In reality, researchers continue to find strong growth and acceptance of telecommuting. Nearly two-thirds of the top 1000 companies in the world have a telecommuting program, and 92 percent say it reduces cost and improves worker productivity(生产力). The days of everyone commuting to the office five days a week are quickly disappearing.
Telecommuting involves a non-traditional work arrangement enabling workers to work at home or elsewhere, some or all of the time. This is not a new, novel, or untested way of working.
But is it for you? Telecommuting is not a panacea (万能药). Whether you are a manager, or an HR (Human Resources) specialist, there are decisions to make and actions to take before you begin a telecommuting arrangement.
Join us for any or all of the following meetings to get answers, information, and resources to develop and carry out a successful telecommuting arrangement. Each meeting offers you an informative presentation followed by the opportunity for a discussion with a panel of “experts” who have made telecommuting work for them.
36. How do people look at telecommuting according to the first paragraph?
A、They are against it.
B、They don’t care about it.
C、They share the same view.
D、They differ in their opinions.
37. According to the response of most of the top 1000 companies, telecommuting ________.
A、increases worker productivity
B、will disappear in the near future
C、can not be accepted by the public
D、is practiced in all the top companies
38. Which is the following statements is TRUE of telecommuting?
A、It is up to the employees to accept it or not.
B、It is getting popular in different companies.
C、It is a new untested way of working.
D、It is a traditional work arrangement.
39. Before beginning a telecommuting arrangement, the management should _________.
A、appoint a new HR specialist to
B、provide the facilities and conditions
C、improve the company’s productivity first
D、decide whether it is suitable for the company
40. According to the last paragraph, meetings are held to _________.
A、appreciate the efforts of the telecommuting companies
B、discuss the employment of telecommuting experts
C、help introduce the practice of telecommuting
D、train people before they start telecommuting
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
Rockwatch—The Best Club on Earth
If you are a young person and interested in geology(地质学), then Rockwatch is the club for you!
When you join
New memberships receive a Rockwatch Rox file each. This has the information and top tips you will need to start enjoying geology. It’s designed to serve as your own field notebook as well.
In it you will find your
- membership card
- full color mini-map
- thumbs up guide
- fact cards
Our lively magazine is mailed to members three times a year. They can read reports and news from around the world, and articles on everything from diamonds to dinosaurs(恐龙), earthquakes to erosion(水土流失).
With each magazine you will receive a Rockwatch events calendar. Rocky activities suitable for families are listed and include road shows and guided walks.
The Rockwatch Rock Artist
Are you an artist, or a photographer? This is your chance to become Rockwatch Rock Artist of the Year and win amazing prizes in our annual competition.
Rockwatch members can have specially discounted Wildlife Watch memberships. Watch is the biggest environmental action club for young people, with 100 groups across the country. You can join both clubs together by filling in the boxes in the membership form.
41. New Rockwatch Rox Club members will obtain a special file when they ________.
A、do field work
B、join the club
C、buy a field notebook
D、start studying geology
42. Rockwatch is a magazine telling about things related to ___________.
43. What activities are specially arranged for Rockwatch members interested in photograph?
44. When applying for Wildlife Watch membership, a Rockwatch member can enjoy _________.
B、a special discount
C、a Rock Artist prize
D、guided road shows
45. You may join both Rockwatch and Wildlife Watch clubs by ___________.
A、calling the two clubs
D、filling in one form
Directions: The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marker 46 to 50 in not more than 3 words in the table below.
NUROFEN RECOVERY (纽洛芬去痛片)
Please read these instructions carefully before you take this medicine.
Nurofen Recovery dissolves(溶解) quickly on the tongue without the need to use water. It delivers effective relief from headaches.
You should not take Nurofen Recovery if:
-- you have had an allergic (过敏的) reaction to aspirin (阿司匹林)
-- you have had a worsening of asthma (哮喘) when taking aspirin or similar medicines
-- you are under 12 years of age
Place a tablet on the tongue, allow it to dissolve and then swallow—no water is required.
Adults, the elderly and children of 12 years and older:
Take 2 tablets, then if necessary, take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours. Not suitable for children under 12 years.
If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
If symptoms persist or if new symptoms occur, consult your doctor.
Possible side effects:
Stomach discomfort or pain, worsening of asthma or shortness of breath. If you experience any of these, stop taking the tablets and see your doctor.
Directions: There is an advertisement blow. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements that follow the questions (No. 56 to No. 60). You should write your answers in no more than 3 words on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
When you buy life insurance, you want a policy that fits your needs at a reasonable cost. Your first step is to determine how much life insurance you need. Next, you need to decide how much money you can afford to pay. Finally, you must choose the type of policy that meets your coverage (保险类别) goals and fits into your financial plan. Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to move ahead and contact several life insurance companies through an agent who will shop for the right type of policy for you.
There are many reasons for purchasing life insurance, among which are the following:
1. Insurance to provide family protection and financial security to surviving family members upon the death of the insured person.
2. Insurance to cover a particular need upon the insured’s death such as paying off a mortgage or other debts.
56. What should you take into consideration when choosing a life insurance policy?
Both your needs and the
57. What’s the relationship between the type of policy and your financial plan?
The type of policy should meet your
58. Who can help you buy the right type of policy from an insurance company?
59. Who will benefit from the life insurance upon the death of the insured person?
60. What is the second goal for buying life insurance?
To pay off a mortgage or