M4 - Reading And Writing Quiz

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I. Reading.
Enter this link to have access to the readings (3 readings in total). Read them carefully and answer the questions.
https://drive. Google. Com/file/d/13XzPlSv0u8U4viGb62Oc267aCwnXzyAP/view? Usp=sharing
II. Writing. Read the instructions for each of the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How important is having a work-life balance nowadays? Write a paragraph (10-15 sentences) using the following gerunds and infinitives: consider, decide, promise, quit. (10pts: 2pts grammar, 2pts mechanics, 4pts vocabulary, 2pts coherence)

  • 2. 

    2. How do you think this virus will change our lives? Write a paragraph of 10-15 sentences using the following gerunds and infinitives: agree, go, postpone, refuse. (10pts: 2pts grammar, 2pts mechanics, 4pts vocabulary, 2pts coherence)

  • 3. 

    Reading 1. Global communications  1. The company began by offering computer software solutions to local businesses in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the reading states that the company began by offering computer software solutions to local businesses in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.

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  • 4. 

    Reading 1. Global communication 2. The company was founded on an approach to providing simple communication solutions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the reading states that the company was founded on an approach to providing simple communication solutions. This implies that the company focuses on offering straightforward and uncomplicated communication solutions, aligning with the idea of global communication. Therefore, it can be inferred that the statement is correct.

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  • 5. 

    Reading 1. Global communications. 3. 3. The company is expanding operations at the moment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given reading states that the company is currently expanding its operations. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the information provided in the reading.

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  • 6. 

    Reading 1. Globalcalls communication.  4. Worldwide communications employs more than 40,000 specialists.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that "Worldwide communications employs more than 40,000 specialists." Since the statement does not provide any contradictory information or context that suggests otherwise, it can be inferred that the statement is true. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 7. 

    Reading 1. Global communication.  5. The company expects to be servicing more than 50 million customers worldwide by 2005.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 8. 

    Reading 2.  Bank of America How does this article describe Bank of America's revenue growth?

    • A.

      Moderate

    • B.

      High

    • C.

      Weak

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Weak
    Explanation
    The article describes Bank of America's revenue growth as weak.

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  • 9. 

    Reading 2. Bank of America  2. How do these cuts compare to Bank of America's cuts in retail banking?

    • A.

      They are more severe.

    • B.

      They are not as severe. 

    • C.

      They are about the same. 

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. They are not as severe. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They are not as severe." This means that the cuts in retail banking at Bank of America are not as severe as the cuts mentioned in the reading.

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  • 10. 

    Reading 2. Bank of America  3. Why is Bank of America "bloated"? 

    • A.

      Because they are losing money. 

    • B.

      Because of the junior bankers. 

    • C.

      Because of all the acquisitions they have made. 

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Because of all the acquisitions they have made. 
    Explanation
    Bank of America is described as "bloated" because of all the acquisitions they have made. This suggests that the company has grown too large and cumbersome due to the numerous acquisitions it has undertaken. These acquisitions may have led to inefficiencies and increased costs, resulting in the company losing money. The term "bloated" implies that Bank of America's size and structure are excessive and unsustainable.

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  • 11. 

    Reading 2. Bank of America.  4. By how much will the first round of layoffs cut expenses over the next couple of years? 

    • A.

      $5 billion

    • B.

      $30,000

    • C.

      $10 billion 

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. $5 billion
    Explanation
    The first round of layoffs will cut expenses by $5 billion over the next couple of years.

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  • 12. 

    Reading 2. Bank of America.   Is Bank of America the largest bank in the United States?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No. 

    • C.

      Yes, but it's tied with another bank. 

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. No. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No." This means that Bank of America is not the largest bank in the United States.

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  • 13. 

    Reading 3. Bill 1.  When will the next cycle be?

    • A.

      07/25/16 to 08/25/16

    • B.

      07/26/16 to 08/25/16

    • C.

      07/26/16 to 08/26/16

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. 07/26/16 to 08/25/16
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 07/26/16 to 08/25/16. This is because the question asks for the dates of the next cycle, and the given options provide different date ranges. The correct answer is the option that includes the start date of 07/26/16 and the end date of 08/25/16.

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  • 14. 

    Reading 3. Bill 2. If the customer wants to add another TV how much would the total amount be?

    • A.

      $103.98

    • B.

      $7 

    • C.

      $110.98

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. $103.98
    Explanation
    If the customer wants to add another TV, the total amount would be $103.98.

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  • 15. 

    Reading 3. Bill  3. What can you do to help the customer to reduce the bill without removing TV’s?

    • A.

      Cancelling the plan and offer another provider. 

    • B.

      It is not possible to do it. 

    • C.

      Remove the Protection Plan from the account. 

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Remove the Protection Plan from the account. 
    Explanation
    To help the customer reduce the bill without removing TVs, the best option is to remove the Protection Plan from the account. This plan is an additional service that customers can opt for to protect their devices, but it comes with an extra cost. By removing this plan, the customer can save money on their bill without affecting their TV services. Cancelling the plan and offering another provider may not be feasible or relevant in this context.

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  • 16. 

    Reading 3. Bill 4. If the customer only has 1 TV (he needs 1 receiver too) and the Protection Plan how much would it be the total charges?

    • A.

      $69.98

    • B.

      $59.98

    • C.

      $76.98

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. $69.98
    Explanation
    The total charges for a customer with 1 TV and the Protection Plan would be $69.98.

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  • 17. 

    Reading 3. Bill  5. When would be the next payment charged?

    • A.

      07/26/16

    • B.

      07/27/16

    • C.

      07/27/16

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 07/27/16
    Explanation
    The next payment would be charged on 07/27/16.

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