Questions 21 - 30
· Read the article below about a method of learning languages for business people.
· Choose the best word from the opposite page to fill each gap.
· For each question 21 - 30 mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.
· There is an example at the beginning (0).
Language learning for the busy executive
If you've ever been told by your boss to improve your knowledge of a foreign language you'll know that ……(0)…… doesn't come quickly. It generally takes years to learn another language well and constant ……(21)…… to maintain the high standards required for frequent business use. Whether you study in a class, with audiocassettes, computers or on your ……(22)…… sooner or ……(23)…… every language course finishes and you must decide what to do next if you need a foreign language for your career.
Business Audio Magazines is a new product designed to help you continue language study in a way that fits easily into your busy schedule. Each audiocassette ……(24)…… of an hour-long programme packed with business news, features and interviews in the language of your choice. These cassettes won t teach you how to order meals or ask for directions. It is ……(25)…… that you can do that already. Instead, by giving you an opportunity to hear the language as it s really spoken, they help you to ……(26)…… your vocabulary and improve your ability to use real language relating to, for example, that all-important marketing trip.
The great advantage of using audio magazines is that they ……(27)…… you to perfect your language skills in ways that suit your lifestyle. For example, you can select a topic and listen in your car or hotel when away on business. No other business course is as ……(28)…… And the unique radio-magazine format is as instructive as it is entertaining. In addition to the audiocassette, this package includes a transcript with a business glossary and a study ……(29)…… The components are structured so that intermediate and advanced students may use them separately or together ……(30)…… on their ability.
Example: A B C D
20 A gain B result C success D outcome
21 A exercise B performance C practice D operation
22 A self B individual C personal D own
23 A after B then C later D quicker
24 A consists B includes C contains D involves
25 A insisted B acquired C asserted D assumed
26 A prolong B extend C spread D lift
27 A allow B let C support D offer
28 A adjustable B flexible C convertible D variable
29 A addition B supplement C extra D manuscript
30 A according B depending C relating D basing