READING PASSAGE 2
You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 15-27, which are based on Reading Passage 2 below.
Section 1 (Questions 15 - 20)
Lakeville College – Employee Benefits
All employees are entitled to a Q15minimum of two weeks paid vacation time annually. The actual days to be used as vacation are subject to approval by the individual employee’s supervisor.
All Q16employees are eligible for any of the health insurance plans offered by the college. Information on the various plans is available from Human Resources. [Crack IELTS with Rob] This benefit is extended to members of the employee’s immediate family. Part-time employees may apply for this benefit but will pay a higher percentage of the premium.
Use of College Facilities
All employees, full and part-time, may use any of the college facilities, including the library, gym, swimming pool, and tennis courts, free of charge. A faculty or staff ID card must be shown when requesting access to these facilities. Q17Immediate family members are also entitled to this benefit but must obtain an ID card from Human Resources before using college facilities.
Free parking is available on campus for all college employees; however, a parking sticker must be obtained from Human Resources. Q18The sticker must be displayed on the windshield at all times when parked on campus. [Crack IELTS with Rob] The sticker is valid for parking in specially designated employee parking areas as well as in any parking space marked ‘Visitor’. Student parking areas are reserved for student parking only.
Employees may take classes in any department at the college. Show your faculty or staff ID when registering for the class. Employees may enroll in Q19up to three classes per year fee of charge. Any additional classes beyond that must be paid for at the full tuition rate. In addition, Q20any employee wishing to pursue a degree must apply for and be accepted into the program of his or her choice before being considered a degree candidate. In this case, student service fees will apply.
Section 2 (Questions 21 - 27)
Long Mountain Learning Center - Writing Courses
A. The Art of Correspondence
Have you always wished you can write more elegantly? [Crack IELTS with Rob] This course will help you develop your own style when writing Q22letters of friendship, condolence, congratulations, and so on.
Mondays, 5-7 P.M.
B. Client Communication
The success of any business depends on clear communications with clients. This course will show you the essentials of letter, e-mail, and fax writing to help you enhance those all-important business relationships with clients.
Tuesdays, 1-3 P.M.
C. Rules of Communication
Do you wonder where to place commas or when to use exclamation points? Do you know when it is appropriate to use apostrophes and when it is not? [Crack IELTS with Rob] This course will clear up any confusion you may have about the rules for Q26using commas, periods, semicolons, and so on, and it will help you to make your writing clear and correct.
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 A.M.
D. Fiction Workshop
This course is for writers who are currently working on a novel or short story. Class time will be spent reading and critiquing classmates' work.
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M.
E. What Do You Mean?
Finding the Q23exact words to express your ideas is an art in itself. In this course, you will learn about words, what they mean, how to avoid confusing similar words, and how to choose just the right words in your writing.
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 P.M.
F. Write It Right
Writing a Q21research paper involves more than gathering information. Knowing how to organize your information, express your ideas clearly, and document your sources are essential. [Crack IELTS with Rob] This course is specifically designed for students preparing to enter college.
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 P.M.
G. Express Your Opinion
The Letters to the Editor column in your local paper is a public forum for expressing opinions on matters of interest to all citizens. In this course, you will learn how to develop and eloquently express your opinions and improve your chances of getting your letter published.
Fridays, 8:45-10:00 P.M.
H. Report It
Have you always dreamed of being a correspondent for a newspaper or magazine? This course will cover the basics of gathering Q25news and turning it into interesting newspaper and magazine articles.
Wednesdays, 1-3 P.M.
I. Retelling Old Favorites
Do you remember the Q24traditional folktales and fairy tales that you loved as a child? [Crack IELTS with Rob] In this course, you will rewrite some of your favorite old tales in new ways that will delight the youngsters in your life.
Tuesdays, 5-7 P.M.
J. Writing to Sell
In this course, you will learn to Q27write advertisements that will attract more clients to your product or business. Previous business writing experience is required.
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M.
K. Selling for Poets
Don't let anyone tell you there aren't any good markets for poetry. In fact, there are hundreds of places, both online and in print, that publish poetry and pay good money for it, too. Find out about how to sell your poetry in this course
Questions 15 - 20
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write the correct letter in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.
15. How much annual vacation time are employees allowed?
16. Who is qualified for health insurance benefits?
17. What must an employee’s family member do in order to use the library?
18. Where can employees park their cars?
19. If an employee takes one class in a year, how much will he or she have to pay?
20. What is required of employees who want to study for a degree?
Questions 21 - 27
Look at the descriptions of the writing courses, A-K, in Section 2 (Questions 21 – 27).
For which descriptions are the following statements True?
Write the correct letter, A-K, on boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.
NB You can use any letter more than once.
21. This course helps you with academic writing.F
22. This course shows you how to write personal letters.A
23. This course helps you improve your vocabulary.E
24. This course is about writing stories for children.I
25. This course teaches you about journalism.H
26. This course teaches you how to use punctuation.C
27. This course is about business marketing.J