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)
Job Interview Success
When you apply for a job, the impression you create during the interview is just as important as the skills and background you bring to the table. The following suggestions will help you prepare for a successful interview.
Before you leave home
Dress appropriately. This means the attire you choose should be the same as what you would wear for work once you are hired. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Q15Conservative colors and styles always convey a more trustworthy image.
Rehearse the interview at home. Think of questions that you will probably be asked, and prepare answers for them. Q16This will help you be calm when you are at the actual interview.
Don’t be late for your interview. The best way to avoid this problem is to decide ahead of time how you want to get there. If by bus or subway, Q17check the schedules the day before. If by car, plan your route carefully and figure out how long it will take. Q18Careful planning will ensure that you will make a good impression by arriving on time.
During the interview
Speak clearly. Look the interviewer in the eye when speaking and use clear, confident tones. Do not speak too quickly or nervously. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Rather, pronounce your words carefully and pause when searching for ideas. Q19Speaking with a firm, clear voice is one of the best ways to give an impression of self-assurance.
Ask questions. Do not be afraid to do this. It will not make you appear unprepared or stupid. On the contrary, Q20asking the right questions shows that you are knowledgeable about the company and conveys the impression that you are interested and enthusiastic.
Section 2 (Questions 21 - 27)
Five Reasons Your Business Needs a Website
All businesses, large or small, need a website. Here are several reasons a website can help a company of any size improves its business.
A. A website is the most important tool a business has for maintaining contact with customers. [Crack IELTS with Rob] The website gives customers a way to know what services or products you sell and how to contact you. By offering an e-newsletter sign-up on your website, customers can stay informed about events related to your business and your products, and you save on printing costs. A link to your blog keeps customers up-to-date on what is happening with your business, and keeps them coming back.
B. A Q21website allows you to expand your customer base beyond your immediate community, and even to other countries. Anyone in the world can have access to your services and products through your website, at no extra cost.
C. No matter what the size of your business, it is not hard to afford a website. [Crack IELTS with Rob] It is easy to set up, and it does not have to break your budget. There are templates available if you want to create a website yourself. Or, you can hire a Web designer for a more professional look. Depending on what you need, using the services of a professional does not necessarily cost huge amounts of money. Q22The hosting fees you pay to keep your website up and running are minimal.
D. You can save on expenses by keeping your website simple. Even just a few pages can be enough to provide your customers with the necessary information to keep them interested in what your business has to offer. A large website with lots of pages is not always necessary. Q27The most essential facts to include in any website – your business name and location, your products, and your contact information – can be contained on just one page.
E. Your Q24website can be a place for your customers to buy your products. You may still do most of your selling at your physical place of business, but the website is another opportunity to sell, and you can reach more customers this way, too.
Questions 15 - 20
Complete the sentences below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from Section 1 (Questions 15 – 20) for each answer.
Write the correct answers on boxes 15-20 in your answer sheet.
15. Wearing clothes makes a better impression during the job interview.CONSERVATIVE
16. Practice answering questions ahead of time so that you feel during the interview.CALM
17. If traveling to the interview by bus, make sure you know ahead of time.THE SCHEDULES
18. You will be for the interview if you plan your trip beforehand.ON TIME
19. Use your to convey an attitude of confidence.VOICE
20. Show what you know by asking the .RIGHT QUESTIONS
Questions 21 - 27
Section 2 (Questions 21 – 27) has five paragraphs.
In which paragraphs can information about the following be found?
Write the correct letter, A-E, on boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
21. finding international customersB
22. the cost of maintaining a websiteC
23. ways to communicate with customersA
24. selling your products onlineE
25. the size of your websiteD
26. website designC
27. the most important information to includeD