GE English Test Mexico 2016

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GE English Test Mexico 2016

Dear Candidate, Welcome to the English Test. This test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will have 50 minutes to complete the test. Please time yourself accordingly. You will need internet connection and audio for completion of the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Incomplete Sentences – Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
  • 2. 
    According to the manufacturer, the new generator is capable of ___________ the amount of power consumed by our facility by nearly ten percent.
    • A. 

      Reducing

    • B. 

      Reduced

    • C. 

      Reduce

    • D. 

      Reduces

  • 3. 
     ___________our production figures improve in the near future, we foresee having to hire more people between now and July.
    • A. 

      During

    • B. 

      Only

    • C. 

      Unless

    • D. 

      Because

  • 4. 
    John was awarded a ________________ to study child psychology.
    • A. 

      Grant

    • B. 

      Scholarship

    • C. 

      Award

    • D. 

      Subsidy

  • 5. 
    Shares in telecommunication companies were marked _____ on the news that one of them had gone bankrupt
    • A. 

      Up

    • B. 

      Down

    • C. 

      Off

    • D. 

      In

  • 6. 
    Richard has a very good salary at his new job. He __________ over U$ 25000 a year.
    • A. 

      Gains

    • B. 

      Gets

    • C. 

      Win

    • D. 

      Makes

  • 7. 
    It was a tragedy; many small houses and huts were _________________ when the river burst its banks.
    • A. 

      Washed away

    • B. 

      Flooded away

    • C. 

      Gone

    • D. 

      Missing

  • 8. 
    The electrician twisted the wires together using a pair of _________________   
    • A. 

      Hammers

    • B. 

      Chisels

    • C. 

      Pliers

    • D. 

      Mallets

  • 9. 
    A character ________ is a written statement of a person's good qualities, written by someone who knows the person well, which is sent to a future employee.
    • A. 

      Reference

    • B. 

      Reliable

    • C. 

      Referrer

    • D. 

      Referee

  • 10. 
     In today´s youth culture, books are seen as boring and old-fashioned ________ to a recent study which claims that children only spend fifteen minutes per day reading.
    • A. 

      Due

    • B. 

      Referring

    • C. 

      Owing

    • D. 

      According

  • 11. 
    Quarterly earnings are ___________ reported to the shareholders.
    • A. 

      Ever

    • B. 

      Rare

    • C. 

      Seldom

    • D. 

      Unusually

  • 12. 
    You watched a video of John Rice, President and CEO GE Global Growth and Operations, talking about GE's presence in Mexico. According to the video, answer the following questions.
  • 13. 
    Regarding the Mexican economy, John Rice commented that “The best reason to do business in Mexico is..."
    • A. 

      …the quality of opportunity.

    • B. 

      …the number of employees GE has.

    • C. 

      …the quality of the people

    • D. 

      …the opportunity and quality of the people.

  • 14. 
    John Rice mentioned the expectation that GE has regarding its businesses in the country which includes to:
    • A. 

      Grow 5%

    • B. 

      Expand around 5%

    • C. 

      Grow in double digit rates

    • D. 

      Reach the large middle class

  • 15. 
    According to the video of John Rice, which are the areas of opportunity that GE has in Mexico.
    • A. 

      Products - Rail

    • B. 

      Products - Aviation - Healthcare

    • C. 

      Healthcare - Rail - Technology

    • D. 

      Aviation - Healthcare - Rail

  • 16. 
    According to John Rice, Mexico will be a important market for GE and other companies because of the:
    • A. 

      Growth of a large middle class

    • B. 

      Higher standard of the economy

    • C. 

      Increase of the standard of the large class

    • D. 

      Economy that grows 5% per year

  • 17. 
    GE won´t _________ the opportunity of doing business in Mexico because of the __________ .
    • A. 

      Wait - risk

    • B. 

      Lose - government

    • C. 

      Wait - security issues

    • D. 

      Miss - security issues

  • 18. 
    Eurorailing Reading and Comprehension   Thanks to their extended summer vacations, students are in the enviable position of being able to travel around Europe by rail and see the sights on the cheap. This article points out some of the pros and cons of travelling by train.   The sense of freedom offered by rail travel is unrivalled by any other, except perhaps the less safe opinion of hitchhiking. Trains are also great way to meet local people and compared with other long-distance modes of transport, the greenest you can get. Rail travel allows you to explore the hidden corners of the continent, especially areas where rural lines are still open and trains are still the most common form of public transport. It's also a relaxing way to travel, whether you’re using it as a cheap bed for a night; or as a ring-side seat for a series stunning views.   The first step before you go is to choose one of the euro rail schemes available. After that, there are a few tips to bear in mind before you leave. Budgeting always causes headaches and it’s worth finding out which are the expensive and the cheap countries. It's sensible to take some cash, but you should take most of your money in traveller's cheques. Choose a well-known brand and buy small denominations.   Your most important piece of equipment is your backpack, and it's worth choosing one that's comfortable and light, sits just above your hips, and it's high rather than wide when full. A day-pack is useful for sightseeing, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes is vital, along with dark, hard wearing clothes. As a general rule, put out everything you want to take, and then halve it. Some things, however, should not be left behind. An alarm clock (so you don’t miss those early trains); a scarf to cover your shoulders or legs for visits to churches or mosques; photocopies of all your important documents, best packed separately or given to a travelling companion; toilet paper, soap and a universal plug, a Swiss army penknife, numerous plastic bags; a water bottle and a small first aid kit.   The fun really starts once you’re out there, of course – hunting for a hostel at 10:00 p.m., being ripped off by a taxi driver who claims there are no buses to your campsite or being turned away from a famous tourist attraction for wearing shorts. There are compensations for these frustrations (which make the best stories afterwards, anyway!), but many problems can be avoided if you’re aware of the potential pitfalls before you leave.   The golden rule is not to try to cram too much into the time available. Trying to see the whole of Europe in a month, by spending every night on a train and afternoon on each capital city will result in a unsatisfactory blur of shallow impressions. It is also a recipe for disaster, as you will be tired, grumpy and unreceptive for most of your trip. Instead, try to vary your route, mixing visits to cities with relaxing spells on the beach or in the countryside.   Each year a few unlucky travellers have their valuables stolen. The best way to prevent this is to carry them with you at all times, preferably in a money belt or a neck pouch. This is especially important on night trains, where most thefts occur. Another sensible precaution is not to sleep rough – you’re just asking for trouble. Watch out for conmen at stations: they’ll try to persuade you to accept a room, tempting you with glamorous pictures of a hotel which turns out to be awful and whose price will have doubled by the time you reach it. Far better to go and see accommodation yourself before accepting it. And if you're on a tight budget, it's always worth asking if they got anything cheaper. These ideas are really just common sense, but it’s amazing how often they are overlooked. But the most important tip of all is – have fun! The main purpose of this text is to:
    • A. 

      Emphasize the many advantages of rail travel.

    • B. 

      Highlight the problems associated with rail travel.

    • C. 

      Promote and advertise rail travel.

    • D. 

      Give advice to students about rail travel.

  • 19. 
    The writer advises the students to take: 
    • A. 

      Money in more than one form

    • B. 

      No cash

    • C. 

      Only traveller's cheques

    • D. 

      A credit card

  • 20. 
    According to the writer, the best thing about bad experience on holidays is that you:
    • A. 

      May receive compensation afterwards.

    • B. 

      Forget about them later.

    • C. 

      Can learn something useful for the future.

    • D. 

      Can tell people about them later.

  • 21. 
    When planning a route, the writer advises students to:
    • A. 

      Go sightseeing in the afternoon and travel by night.

    • B. 

      Visit places but also rest for time to time.

    • C. 

      See as much possible in the time they have.

    • D. 

      See everything in a month.

  • 22. 
    When students pack for a rail holiday, the writer advises to
    • A. 

      Include only small objects

    • B. 

      Take more than they think they’ll really need

    • C. 

      Leave behind nothing they think they may need

    • D. 

      Take less than they really want to

  • 23. 
    Read the following sentences and find the mistake:
  • 24. 
    I haven’t decided yet about whether to buy a new car or a second-hand one. But I will think about it. What is your opinion about it? 
    • A. 

      I am thinking about it

    • B. 

      I think about it

    • C. 

      Had decided

    • D. 

      In buying

  • 25. 
    Turn left by the crossroads when you reach it. Please let me know when you get there. 
    • A. 

      Turn

    • B. 

      When

    • C. 

      It

    • D. 

      By

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