Questions 21 -30
Read the article from the Chairman’s statement in a pharmaceutical company’s annual report
Choose the correct word to fill each gap from A, B, C or D on the opposite page .
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
Two year ago we undertook to increase our sales and to at least 10 our earnings. We published this 21 in order to demonstrate our resolve to lead the business successfully through the demanding period following the expiry of patents which had given us the exclusive right to develop two of our major products.
I am very please to 22 that we achieved what we set 23 to do. We have achieved increased of 4% and 6% in sales and earnings 24 this comes despite considerable losses 25 the expiry of the patents. It is testimony to the depth and vitality of our portfolio of medicines that we have been able to survive the largest single patent expiry our industry has known.
Looking further ahead, I firmly believe that this company can continue to deliver strong , sustainable growth, enabling us to stay at the 28 of the research-based pharmaceutical industry.
The power and pace of technological and scientific development, combined with economic and social pressures, are 29 huge changes in our industry, the successful companies of the future will be those that anticipate and 30 to this change, integrate new technologies effectively, and are closest to their customers. I have full confidence in our ability to remain a major player in our industry.
21 A warranty B obligation C commitment D contract
22 A inform B specify C notify D report
< sourcevalue="23" >23 A in B out c aside D up
24A respectively B serially C consecutively D sequentially
25 A pursuing B resulting C following D depending
26 A contribution B donation C investment D subsidy
27 A numbers B figures C sums D points
28 A foreground B forefront C lead D advance
29 A forcing B impelling C urging D thrusting
30 A meet B suit C correspond D respond
Read the article below about getting a pay rise.
For each question 31-40, write one word in CAPITAL LETTERS on your Answer Sheet .
There is an example at the beginning, 0 .
There is a commonly held view that the only way to get 0 decent pay increase is to move on: to go out into the job market and find someone 31 is prepared to pay you a figure more in line 32 the talents you can offer. Whilst changing employers from time 33 time is something we probably all need to do to advance our careers in the directions we want them to take, it is nevertheless an activity that carries quite definite risks. Irrespective of 34 well we research prospective employers, a new jib is still largely a step into the unknown . It may turn 35 to be a good move or it could prove to be a complete disaster : most of us 36 had experience of both. The point here, though, is that changing employers is not something we want to be doing all the time and certainly not 37 time we feel the urge for better pay . We’d 38 taking more risks than we needed to just to achieve a pay rise. Getting a pay rise should always be viewed 39 a serious business. There are no quick fixes or gold methods with “ guaranteed “ results. Quick fixes only serve to trivialize the issues and could 40 some circumstances get you into very serous trouble indeed.
21-25 C D B A C 26-30 A B B A D