TOEIC Test Part 5 (1)

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Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The employees __________ of the new regulations before the news was made public.

    • A.

      Were told

    • B.

      Known

    • C.

      Have known

    • D.

      Were informed

    Correct Answer
    D. Were informed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were informed". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to an action that happened before the news was made public. "Were informed" indicates that the employees received information about the new regulations prior to the public announcement.

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  • 2. 

    ______________ their train was delayed, they managed to make it to the conference on time.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      During

    • D.

      Because

    Correct Answer
    A. Although
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that despite their train being delayed, the individuals were still able to reach the conference on time. The word "Although" is used to introduce a contrasting statement or condition, indicating that there was a delay, but they still managed to arrive punctually.

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  • 3. 

    This is the third time this week that this printer __________ broken down.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Has

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    C. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. "Has" is the correct form of the verb "to have" for the subject "this printer."

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  • 4. 

    _____ all those who applied for the position, she was the best candidate for the job.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      From

    • D.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    D. Of
    Explanation
    Of is the correct answer because it is used to show possession or belonging. In this sentence, "of" is used to indicate that she was the best candidate out of all the people who applied for the position.

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  • 5. 

    MYL Telecom has built _____ a reputation for being a professional and reliable service provider.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Up

    • D.

      From

    Correct Answer
    C. Up
    Explanation
    The word "up" in this context suggests that MYL Telecom has developed and established a reputation that is highly regarded and respected. This implies that they have worked hard to build a positive image, gaining trust and reliability in their service provision.

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  • 6. 

    In order to operate _____________ in today's dynamic business environment, our company must make the most of our budget.

    • A.

      Competitively

    • B.

      Magnificently

    • C.

      Contemporarily

    • D.

      Hesitantly

    Correct Answer
    A. Competitively
    Explanation
    In order to operate competitively in today's dynamic business environment, our company must make the most of our budget. This means that our company needs to efficiently allocate resources and find ways to stay competitive in the market. By doing so, we can ensure that our company remains relevant and successful in the ever-changing business landscape.

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  • 7. 

    The report will be delivered to the Personnel Department _______ this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

    • A.

      Neither

    • B.

      Either

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Either
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "either" because it suggests that the report can be delivered to either the Personnel Department this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

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  • 8. 

    Our employees are not allowed to access customer information __________ they have written authorization to do so.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Without

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Unless

    Correct Answer
    D. Unless
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unless". This conjunction is used to indicate that access to customer information is only allowed if the employees have written authorization. In other words, unless the employees have written authorization, they are not allowed to access customer information.

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  • 9. 

    The workshop will focus on new business tactics _________ than employee professional development.

    • A.

      Instead

    • B.

      Better

    • C.

      Rather

    • D.

      Except

    Correct Answer
    C. Rather
    Explanation
    The workshop will focus on new business tactics rather than employee professional development. The word "rather" is used to indicate a preference for one thing over another. In this context, it suggests that the workshop will prioritize new business tactics over employee professional development.

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  • 10. 

    During an interview, the CEO of the company ___________ that the launch of new products will push up the price of tablets.

    • A.

      Calculated

    • B.

      Admitted

    • C.

      Required

    • D.

      Alluded

    Correct Answer
    B. Admitted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "admitted". During the interview, the CEO acknowledged or confessed that the launch of new products would increase the price of tablets. This suggests that the CEO openly accepted or acknowledged this fact, indicating honesty and transparency in their response.

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