TOEIC Practice Test 1

READING SECTION (Parts 5-7)

In the Reading test, you will read a variety of texts and answer several different types of reading comprehension questions. The entire Reading test will last 75 minutes and there are 100 questions to answer. There are three parts, and directions are given for each part. You are encouraged to answer as many questions as possible within the time allowed.

In the real test you must mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Do not write your answers in your test book.

In this placement test there are 30 questions and it should take you no longer than 25 minutes. The time you took will be shown on the results page.

Your name:
                       Your name will just be used on the results report

PART 5 - DIRECTIONS

A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence.
Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.



In the full test, Part 5 has 40 questions. In this test there are only 12.


 
1.

Financial _____ are predicting that a slowdown in consumer spending will affect profit margins.

A
analysis
B
analytical
C
analyze
D
analysts
 
2.
Mr Smith's physical therapist recommended that he _____ the treatment until the swelling has gone down.
A
continue
B
continued
C
has continued
D
is continuing
 
3.
Hardly _____ of the parts that we ordered are in stock.
A
none
B
few
C
any
D
some
 
4.
The warehouse manager has been unable to account _____ the missing supplies.
A
by
B
for
C
to
D
with
 
5.
Product managers _____ performance is considered exceptional will be awarded na annual bonus.
A
whose
B
who
C
which
D
whom
 
6.
Transferring our _____ facilities to areas with lower labor costs will lead to greater profitability in the long term.
A
manufactured
B
manufacturing
C
manufacture
D
manufacturer
 
7.
Many economists believe that the latest figures show that the risk of inflation has _____ slightly over the past six months.
A
rised
B
risen
C
rose
D
raised
 
8.
All personnel are required to report for work, _____ of prevailling weather conditions.
A
although
B
despite
C
even
D
regardless
 
9.
The increase in profits in the third quarter was _____ due to a national advertising campaign.
A
almost
B
most
C
mostly
D
much
 
10.
_____ flexible working time was introduced, productivity has improved by a massive 20%.
A
As
B
Before
C
Since
D
While
 
11.
It is _____ that permission to build will be refused as the site is zoned for residential use only.
A
surely
B
possibly
C
probably
D
likely
 
12.
The proposed alliance between the companies fell _____ after they failed to reach an agreement over the transfer of technology.
A
over
B
down
C
out
D
through
 
 



PART 6 - DIRECTIONS

Directions: Read the texts that follow. A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences. Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences. Select the best answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.


In the full test, Part 6 has various texts and approximately 12 questions (around 4 for each text). In this test there is only one text with 4 questions.

Questions 13-16 refer to the following letter:
ATRO BANK
123 High Street, Guildford

Dear David Welsh,

In response to your request, we are switching your current Express account to our most popular account FullAccess. As a valued customer, we want to make this operation simple as possible for you.

As of March 1st, we will automatically transfer your funds to your new account. Please note that your existing account number and Bank card number will remain the same.

For more information on the benefits of your new FullAcess account, please visit our website at www.atrobank.com or visit your neighborhood branch.

We would like to remind you that Atro Bank also offers a wide range of savings accounts that are ideal for customers who wish to earn from their savings.

you have any additional questions, please contact me on 555 5764.


Yours Sincerely,


Freda Goldsmith



PART 7 - DIRECTIONS

In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements. Each text is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.


In the full test, Part 7 has approximately 48 questions. The first 8 texts (approximately) will have 3 or 4 questions each (totalling around 28 questions). The last four texts, there will be TWO texts to read. Each of these will have around 5 related questions (totalling around 20 questions).

In this test there will be 3 texts with 3 questions each and one double text with 5 questions, totalling 14 questions.

Questions 17-19 refer to the following notice:
Water Shortage Warning


State Officials have announced that water restrictions will be introduced starting next Monday. As a result of below average rainfall, lake reserves are now at their lowest levels in the last fifty years. The regional water management authority has issued the following water conversation measures:

  • All water users are required to restrict their water use

  • Public and privately-owned water utilities shall restrict the monthly use of water by their customers. They may do this by interrupting supply or by advising their clients on procedures to reduce their consumption.

  • Use of water for domestic gardens and yards is permitted on Wednesdays and Saturdays for residents with even house numbers, and on Mondays and Thursdays for residents with odd house numbers.

  • For agricultural businesses, irrigation is now limited to the hours between 7pm and midnight.

 
17.
What is the purpose of this notice?
A
To inform residents of water conservation measures
B
To warn residents of weather conditions
C
To announce water pollution levels
D
To promote mineral water sales
 
18.
What actions are water utility companies authorized to take?
A
Raise their charges
B
Cut water supply
C
Supply more water
D
Develop new lake reserves
 
19.
When can farmers water their crops
A
Anytime
B
Mornings
C
Afternoons
D
Evenings
 

Questions 20-22 refer to the following notice:
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
for Minor Chemical Spills


ATTENTION!

Certain expreiments require the handling of hazardous chemicals and materials. Please be familiar with the following emergency procedures.

  1. GET AWAY. Extinguish any ignition source (burners, appliances, etc) and move to a safe distance.

  2. DETERMINE the substance spilled, extent of the spill and degree of hazard. BLock off the area.

  3. GET HELP. If the spill cannot be handled safely using the equipment and personnel present, activate the fire alarm and call 911 for emergency assistance. Also call security at 777.

  4. ASSESS INJURIES. If anyone is injured, call 911.

  5. CLEAN UP SPILL WITH PROPER EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS. Select proper personal protective equipment and clean-up materials for the spill. Place contaminated materials in the container designated for hazardous waste.

  6. DISPOSAL. Contact Environmental Health and Safety personnel. Absorbed materials remain hazardous. Treat them with care.

 
20.
Where would this notice be posted?
A
In a restaurant kitchen
B
In a health food store
C
In a laboratory
D
In a garage
 
21.
In case of  a spill, what should be done first?
A
Put on protective gear
B
Contact the janitor
C
Turn off open flames and electrical sources
D
Call the fire department
 
22.
How should contaminated materials be disposed of?
A
They should be burned
B
They should be rinsed thoroughly with water
C
They should be placed outside
D
They should be placed in special containers
 

Questions 23-25 refer to the following letter:
The Nature Conservation Society


Dear Member,

Following the Annual General Meeting, we are proceeding with the election of two new members of the board. Board members are elected for a three-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive periods. As an active member of the society, you are entitled to vote for the candidate of your choice by secret ballot.

The profiles of the four candidates standing for election are enclosed on a separate sheet. You will also find a postal ballot form and a stamped addressed envelope. Photocopies of ballot forms will not be accepted.

Please return your vote to us by November 8th. The results of the the ballot will be published on our website and in the December newsletter.

Best Regards,

Norris McWerter
Chairman


 
23.
How can members vote in the election?
A
By attending the yearly meeting
B
By submitting a postal vote
C
By connecting to the society's website
D
By calling Norris McWerter
 
24.
How long can a member serve on the board?
A
Two years
B
Four years
C
Six years
D
Eight years
 
25.
What is NOT included with this letter?
A
A newsletter
B
A postal ballot form
C
A profile of the candidates
D
A stamped addressed return envelope
 

Questions 26-30 refer to the following press release and email:
SOLAR TROPHY: Call to Competitors


The Solar Trophy, inaugurated one year ago with only three boats completing an ocean crossing from Cape Town to Hobart, has established itself as a truly unique event in the calendar of ocean racing.

Each of the 20-meter boats was powered only by the energy provided by solar panels. The race was won by a four-man team captained by Linda Larssen from Stockholm aboard Icarus II.

Following the success of the first race, the race committee has decided to hold the event every three years. Teams wishing to participate in the next edition of the race are hereby invited to submit their applications.

The full application package and race regulations can be downloaded from the Solar Trophy website (www.solartrophy.org).

The organizers would like to remind applicants that only solar-powered yachts are authorized to compete and that all vessels must correspond to the specifications in the race regulations.

If you have additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Stefan Johannsen by e-mail at stefan.johannsen@solartrophy.org or by telephone on 04 95 35 47.



 
To: Hank Martin <hmartin@solarwattage.com>
From: Anna Sabiani <asabiani@solarwattage.com>
Date: August 23 11:47
Subject: Promotional opportunity


Hi Hank,

I am forwarding the press release about the Solar Trophy that I mentioned to you this morning.

I met Bill Bradley, the race coordinator, at the solar energy conference in Manila where he was giving a presentation about the event. I understand from him that the first race was a huge success and generated enormous media coverage both in traditional media and on the Internet.

For the next edition of the race he is expecting applications from as many as twenty yachts from seven different countries, including Japan.

He suggested that we might like to sponsor one of the crews especially as we are already supplying marine versions of our solar panels to a number of boatyards in Europe and Asia. He particularly recommended that we contact Sven Hadrada of SailYard boats as they are apparently considering entering the race.

We've both worked with SailYard on several occasions. Do you think you could contact them as soon as possible and set up a meeting to explore ways of working together on this?

You could arrange to supply our solar panels free of charge in exchange for appropriate publicity space onboard and in the press.


Best regards

Anna
 
 
26.
What is the Solar Trophy?
A
A competition for road vehicles
B
A solar energy research award
C
A boat race
D
A shipping company
 
27.
Which type of craft can enter the Solar Trophy?
A
Ocean liners
B
Inflatable boats
C
Sailboats
D
Solar-powered yachts
 
28.
How many times has the Solar Trophy been held?
A
Once
B
Twice
C
Three Times
D
Ten times
 
29.
Who is Hank Martin?
A
The race coordinator
B
The previous race winner
C
A boat builder
D
An employee of a solar panel manufacturer
 
30.
Why is Anna contacting Hank?
A
To invite him to finance a venture
B
To explore sponsorship possibilities
C
To ask him to attend an energy conference
D
To nominate him for a prize

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Updated January 2016