Mock Test 15.2 | General Reading


You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 15-27, which are based on Reading Passage 2 below.

Section 1 (Questions 15 - 20)


The Mayberry Company – Employee Manual


A.  Department heads distribute checks on the first and fifteenth of every month. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Each check is accompanied by a statement which shows wages earned and the number of vacation and sick days taken so far for the year. Overtime hours are also indicated. Checks are issued by the accounting department. Please contact them if you have any questions about your check or to report errors.


B.   All new employees are entitled to two weeks of annual leave. [Crack IELTS with Rob] The number of annual leave days increases with each year of employment at the company. The dates when this leave may be taken are left to the decision of the employee in consultation with his or her supervisor. In addition, employees are entitled to take five days of paid leave per year for illness or other unexpected emergencies.


C.  Our normal hours of operation are 8:30 to 5:30 Monday-Friday. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Any employee wishing to modify his or her hours of work must have prior approval from his or her supervisor. All employees are entitled to a daily one-hour lunch break to be taken between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.


D.  Rooms 101 and 102 may be reserved if extra space is needed for meetings or presentations. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Please see the office manager schedule for this. The company cafeteria can provide snacks or lunches for your event with one week’s notice.


E.  Paper, envelopes, pens and pencils, ink cartridges, and other similar items are stored in the closer in the coffee break room. [Crack IELTS with Rob] This closet is kept unlocked, and any employee may enter it at any time to take what is needed. If you cannot find what you need there, let your supervisor know. Department heads have a budget for ordering any extra materials you may need.


F.  Company employees are entitled to purchase lunch at a reduced rate in the company cafeteria. The local health club has special reduced-rate memberships available for interested employees.


Section 2 (Questions 21 - 27)



Employment at XYZ, Inc.


We are always interested in hearing from qualified applicants interested in working at XYZ, Inc. [Crack IELTS with Rob] You must apply for a specific position as we do not accept general applications. Review the job openings listed on our website. If you see a position you are interested in, complete the Application for Employment form. Please do not apply for more than one position at a time.


We ask that you do not call or e-mail us after submitting your application. We receive a large number of applications and cannot personally reply to them all. Be assured that we will read your application and, if we feel you are qualified for the position you have applied for, we will contact you by e-mail. [Crack IELTS with Rob] You can expect to hear from us within four weeks of receipt of your application. At that time, we will ask you to make an appointment for an interview. All interviews are conducted at our downtown office.


When you come in for your interview, please dress in appropriate business attire and bring the names of references who are familiar with your business experience and qualifications. [Crack IELTS with Rob] Depending on the type of position you are applying for, you may be asked to take a language, office skills, or other types of test. Arrangements for this will be made at the time of your interview. Thank you for your interest in XYZ, Inc. We look forward to hearing from you.


Questions 15 - 20

Section 1 has six paragraphs, A-F.

Choose the correct heading for each paragraph from the list of headings below.

Write the correct number, i-viii, in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.


List of headings

i           vacation and sick day policy

ii          cafeteria schedule

iii         getting paid

iv         employee discounts

v          use of conference rooms

vi         work schedule

vii        office supplies

viii       budgets and accounting


  • 15.  Paragraph A

  • 16.  Paragraph B

  • 17.  Paragraph C

  • 18.  Paragraph D

  • 19.  Paragraph E

  • 20.  Paragraph F


Questions 21 - 27

Complete the summary below based on the information in Section 2.

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your correct answers in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.


  • First, look at the (21) online.

  • Then fill out (22)

  • If you qualify for the position, the company will send you (23) .

  • You may have to wait (24)  before you hear from the company. 

  • You will need to go to the (25) for your interview.

  • During your interview, you will be asked for (26 who know you and your work. 

  • Some job applicants may have to (27) . This depends on the kind of job you apply for.




Please click the red words below for other Sections in this Mock Test:

Mock Test 15 | Reading Passage 1
Mock Test 15 | Reading Passage 3
Mock Test 15 | Writing Task 1


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