General Training Reading Sample 19

Westley Business School

Preparation Courses for Students---

80% of the students who take our courses are mature students who have not done any formal study for several years. Many of the courses at the Westley Business School require a good knowledge of various skills. If you feel you need some extra preparation before your course, look below and see if any of our preparation courses suit your needs. All courses take place in August and for enrolled students, all the courses listed below are free.

Course 1                                 STATISTICS

A grounding in statistics is a must for any prospective business student. This is a one week course (Mon - Fri) consisting of 1 lecture every night. The tutor will ensure that by the end of the course, you will have had a thorough introduction to all the statistical skills that you will need to start your course at Westley Business School. Each lecture runs from 6pm to 9pm.

Course 2                                 ESSAY WRITING

This is a self-study pack containing guidance, practice and tests. At the end of the course (it should take about 10 hours of self-study) you will receive a 1 hour tutorial with the essay writing tutor who will go over your work with you.

Course 3                                 BASIC MATHS

This is a one-off lecture of 3 hours aimed at reviewing all the basic maths that you will vaguely remember from school! This course is run on a “first come, first served” basis and there are only 20 places (every Monday in August from 5.45pm - 8.45pm) so don’t be late.

Course 4                                COMPUTING

This 2-week course (Mon - Fri 6.30pm - 8.30pm) will give students all the basic computer skills that they will need for their courses at Westley Business School. There are 2 courses running concurrently with only 10 PLACES in each so book early!

NB UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE FOR THESE COURSES AT THE WESTLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL RECEPTION.

Questions 21 - 25
Read the Information Notice concerning Preparation Courses for students at the Westley Business School.
Using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, answer the following questions.
Write your answers in boxes 21-25 on your answer sheet.

21. Which course is mostly without a teacher?
22. On which course can you NOT pre-book a place?
23. How many hours does Course 1 take?
24. How many places are there every week for students who want to study computers?
25. Which course takes place only on one day in a specified week?

Questions 26 - 28
Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer of the Information Notice concerning Preparation Courses for students at the Westley Business School? In Boxes 26 - 28 write:

YES if the statement agrees with the writer
NO if the statement doesn’t agree with the writer
NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

26. Students registered at Westley Business College don’t have to pay for the preparation course.
27. Most students at Westley Business School are older than the average student.
28. All courses are held in the Westley Business School main building.

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0 # FB bond tough 2016-07-10 18:27
"This course is run on a “first come, first served”

{here it doesn't mean that person will book by going there... it just says that first come... first served... Some one might call and pre book it. 10 PLACES in each so book early! Here also if you go first then only you will able to do the course... in short "first come...First served... it is just saying... it has no meaning that person will go there and book... he/she might book by call..which is pre booking..}
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-1 # Suzy Mikhail 2016-05-15 05:44
Concerning Q.24- How many places are there every week for students who want to study computers? This is 2 week course - means that each course last for 2 weeks with 10 places in each course. So each course will consist of 10 students. So during the 2 weeks there will be only 10 students. Thanks in advance for explaining more about this as I can not figure it out.
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0 # Praveen 2016-05-24 08:17
Two courses run parallel with 10 students each for two weeks. So it's 20 students in total.
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0 # Kaveri 2016-02-09 16:45
Why is the answer to question 28 -'NOT GIVEN'. Its given at the end that -'YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE FOR THESE COURSES AT THE WESTLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL RECEPTION'. Please clarify...
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0 # Praveen 2016-05-24 08:19
Reception- for booking, Main hall - for conducting exam (Where the Exam held is the question?)
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0 # Raj 2016-02-21 10:16
@Kaveri, Q clearly says 'All courses are held in the Westley Business School main building'. In other words, the venue for the classes. In the reading passage it was not given, so answer is NOT GIVEN.
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0 # Sabin 2015-12-03 11:51
Can we write the name of the course instead of course 1, 2, 3. What if we write essay writing and basic maths. Please explain.
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2015-12-05 15:55
Sabin,

Instead of writing course 1, 2, 3 you can write the original course names as well.
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0 # Peppermint 2015-09-18 00:59
There are no information on course 1 and course 2 saying that there is no need for pre-booking.
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0 # Sat 2015-09-25 23:35
There is a note at the bottom saying "NB UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE FOR THESE COURSES AT THE WESTLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL RECEPTION."
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0 # Peppermint 2015-09-18 00:56
Why is course 3 the answer to number 22? It says that all courses require pre-booking unless otherwise stated. it does not say, you don't need to pre-book.
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0 # Beth 2015-10-25 10:57
Course 3 "BASIC MATHS"
.... "This course is run on a “first come, first served” basis and there are only 20 places" ...

it means that you have to be in first 20 students to attend this course and that's why you can NOT pre-book a place for yourself.
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0 # DURI 2015-05-05 18:41
would you please explain question number24?
I think the answer is 5 because it is two week course and there are two courses 10 place for each course 5 place for each week.
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0 # WYATT 2015-09-16 21:47
The answer is 20. It's a two week course but it also says there are 2 courses running concurrently with only 10 PLACES in each. That means for both courses it week it is 10+10=20
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0 # ARMADA 2015-08-17 13:36
No, the answer is 15 look carefully it is 1 lecture not 1 hour
timing from 6-9 = 3 hours multiplied into 5 days = 15 hours
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