There will be a town meeting at the Wetlands on Manchester Blvd. on Saturday at 9.00 a.m. We encourage all citizens to get involved in the community and to attend the meeting. Speakers from the development company and environmental groups will be discussing the pros and cons of the proposed industrial and residential areas.
The City Manager’s Office will be taking up the issue of development in sessions, beginning next month. Before that happens, we feel that the community needs to be well-informed so that we can, in turn, guide our leaders in the action that they take. The future of our community very much depends on the outcome of this current debate.
Breakfast will be served. We ask everyone to bring a list of questions and concerns to be presented to the speakers. We look forward to seeing you there. Remember, our community’s future in your hands!
(1) Who should attend the meeting?
A. Reseidents on Manchester Boulevard
B. Out-of-state tourists
C. A building contractor
D. All the community members
E. The city manager’s office
(2) What will probably happen at the meeting?
A. One invited speaker will make a presentation
B. City leaders will decide how many buildings to allow
C. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of proposed industrial area
D. Presenters will give different points of view
E. All new building will be prohibited
(3) When will the city leaders consider development?
A. They will decide at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
B. They have already decided.
C. In the next thirty days or so.
D. Immediately after the meeting.
E. In the next meeting.
(4) Why should the local residents go to the meeting?
A. For breakfast and to meet their neighbors.
B. To join an environmental group
C. To elect officials
D. To help decide the future of their community
E. To present a list of questions
In all the discussion over the removal of lead from petrol (and the atmosphere) there doesn’t seem to have been, any mention of the difference between driving in the city and in the country.
While I realise my leaded petrol car is polluting the air wherever I drive; I feel that when you travel through the country, where you only see another car every five to ten minutes, the problem is not as severe as when traffic is concentrated on city roads.
Those who want to penalise older, leaded petrol vehicles, and their owners don’t seem to appreciate that in the country there is no public transport to fall back upon and one’s own vehicle is the only way to get about.
I feel that country people, who often have to travel huge distances to the nearest town and who already spend a great deal of money on petrol, should be treated differently to the people who live in the city.
(5) What is the petrol car polluting?
D. quiet country
E. crowded city
(6) What paragraph give us the thesis?
(7) Which is not true according to the text?
A. The traffic is usually concentrated in city roads.
B. The country people should be treated differently.
C. We are suggested to have concern to country environment.
D. The author has big concern about city roads.
E. The author tell us about country concern.
(8) The purpose of the text is ___ .
A. to describe the polluion caused by car petrol.
B. to persuade the readers that driving in the city and in the country should be treated differently.
C. to tell readers that traffic is concentrated on city roads.
D. to persuade the readers to travel through the country.
E. to retell the past events.
(9) The genre of the text above is ___ .
To : Department
From : Charlene
Date : August 1
It’s that time of year again! Many of you have already begun work on your department’s budget for next year. In an attempt to make the process smoother and more satisfactory for everyone involved, we are making some changes to the process.
As usual, department heads are asked to submit preliminary budgets to the Executive Committee by August 15. This year, we want to involve more employees in the process. A special committee will review the budgets. This committee will consist of four members of the Executive Committee and two representatives from each department.
As department heads, you will choose your own representatives to the committee. They must be able to contribute 10 hours a week for a month. Please submit their names by August 7.
10. What is required of the representatives?
A. They must be a member of the Excecutive Committee.
B. They must choose their own represntatives to committee.
C. They must submit a budget by August 15.
D. They must be the department head.
E. They must be willing to spend 40 hours on this project in one month.
11. How does Ms. Boyer feel about the budget process?
A. Only the top management should be involved.
B. It can’t be improved.
C. It will be more special.
D. It should be a more open process.
E. Its time to finalize the budget.
12. Who decided on the budgets last year?
A. Departments, through democratic vote.
B. Representatives from each department.
C. A special committee.
D. The Executive Committee.
E. The department heads.
13. What will happen next?
A. A list of names will be given to Mr. Boyer.
B. The committee will consist of four members.
C. The initial budgets will be turned in.
D. The Executive Committee will meet.
E. The process will be smoother.
14. Jane : I think having breakfast every morning is good for our health.
Rony : ___, we need energy to do our daily activities, too.
A. Oh, no!
B. Yes, you are right
C. I don;t agree with you
D. I think you are wrong
E. It’s so beautiful
15. Ahmad : What’s news today?
Ara : ‘Flood’, yes flood. Not only in this daily but news in most TV stations are flood.
Ahmad : Yes, there are so many victims in this tragedy. Many people lost their property.
Ara : How poor they are.
The underlined utterance expresses ___ .
16. Intan : ___ when I came late at the seminar this morning.
Rahma : You did?
Intan : I took the wrong bus.
Rahma : How come?
Intan : I didn’t know that the route had changed
A. I’m relieved
B. What an embarrassment situation
C. It hurts!
D. It was very bad!
E. It was really silly!
17. Shira : Iwan, I got an e-mail from LIPA last night. They’ve offered me a place to study there.
Iwan : Oh, great. ___ . You must be really happy.
A. I’m really delighted to hear that
B. I’m surprise
C. Are you right?
D. Is that’s true?
18. Antok : You look so tired. I think you need to take a rest.
Tina : I’m dizzy.
Antok : You ___ a doctor. Let me take you to the doctor.
A. may see
B. will see
C. should see
D. could see
E. would see
19. There were plenty of garbage left after the flood.
We ___ clean them now.
20. Rearrange these sentences into a good paragraph.
1) It becomes a butterfly
2) A caterpillar comes out of the egg
3) The caterpillar lives on a leaf and eats it
4) The butterfly comes out of the case and fly through the air
5) When it grows big it makes a case and goes to sleep it
A. 2 – 1 – 3 – 4 – 6 - 5
B. 2 – 6 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 4
C. 4 – 6 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 5
D. 4 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 1 – 5
E. 4 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 5 – 1