GT Reading Test 3 Section 2 - Personal Computers & Atlas English Language College
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GT Reading Mock Test 3:
Section 2: Questions 14-26
GT Reading Sample: Personal Computers & Atlas English Language College
You are advised to spend 20 minutes on Questions 14-26.
Read the passage about personal computers below and look at the statements below (Questions 14-20).
In boxes 14-20 on your answer sheet write-
TRUE if the statement is true
FALSE if the statement is false
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage
14. There are two computers and two printers available for public use at the library.
15. You can buy floppy disks at the information desk.
16. The information desk is closed at weekends.
17. It is essential to reserve a computer three days in advance if you want to use one.
18. If you are more than a quarter of an hour late, you could lose your reservation for the computer.
19. Library employees do not have detailed knowledge of computers.
20. The library runs courses for people who want to learn about computers.
PERSONAL COMPUTERS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC TO USE
• 2 personal computers are available, for a fee of $5.00. There is also an ink jet printer attached to each terminal. The library has a number of commercially available programs for word processing and spreadsheets.
• A4 paper can be bought from the desk if you wish to print your work. Alternatively, you can bring your own paper. If you wish to store information, however, you will need to bring your own floppy disk.
Because of high demand, a maximum of one hour's use per person per day is permitted. Bookings may be made up to three days in advance. Bookings may be made in person at the information desk or by phoning 8673 8901 during normal office hours. If for some reason you cannot keep your appointment, please telephone. If the library is not notified and you are 15 minutes late, your time can be given to someone else. Please sign in the visitors' book at the information desk when you first arrive to use the computer.
Please note that staff are not available to train people or give a lot of detailed instruction on how to use the programs. Prior knowledge is, therefore, necessary. However, tutorial groups are available for some of the programs and classes are offered on a regular basis. Please see the loans desk for more information about our computer courses.
The text on Atlas English Language College has seven paragraphs (A-G).
Choose the most suitable headings for paragraphs B-G from the list of headings below.
Write the appropriate numbers (i-ix) in boxes 21-26 on your answer sheet.
NB There are more headings than paragraphs, so you will not use all of them.
List of Headings
i Recognition of your achievements
ii Courses start every week
iii Other services/Pastoral care/Personal arrangements
iv A personal approach
v Two meals every day
vi First-class staff
vii Up-to-date classroom practice
viii Discovering a new language
ix Monitored achievement
21. Paragraph B
22. Paragraph C
23. Paragraph D
24. Paragraph E
25. Paragraph F
26. Paragraph G
G O O D R E A S O N S F O R C H O O S I N G
ATLAS ENGLISH LANGUAGE COLLEGE
On an English course with Atlas English Language College, you improve your language skills and make friends from all over the world!
A Because Atlas courses start every Monday of the year, there's bound to be one that fits in with your academic, personal or professional commitments. Whatever your level of language ability, from beginner to advanced, you can choose to study for any length of time, from two weeks to a full year. Courses match a range of individual requirements, from intensive examination preparation to short summer programmes. Most courses commence at 9 am and run till 3 pm.
B If you take an intensive full-time course, we will help you to select the Special Interest Options which best suit your goals. From then on, our teacher will discuss your work with you on a weekly basis. This means that you should develop the language skills you need and that you are helped to study at your own pace.
C The popularity and success of any language school depend greatly on the quality of the teachers and the methods they employ. All Atlas teachers have specialist qualifications in the teaching of English to foreign students and are all native speakers. We employ only experienced professionals with a proven record of success in the classroom.
D Atlas's teaching methodology is constantly revised as more is discovered about the process of learning a new language. Our teachers have access to an extensive range of materials, including the very latest in language teaching technology.
E On your first day at school, you will take a test which enables our Director of Studies to place you at the appropriate study level. Your progress will be continuously assessed and, once you have achieved specific linguistic goals, you will move up to a higher level of study.
F Every Atlas course fee includes accommodation in carefully selected homestay families. Breakfast and dinner each day are also included, so you need have no concerns about having to look for somewhere to live once you get to the school.
G On completion of any Intensive, Examination or Summer course, you will receive the Atlas Course Certificate of Attendance. On completion of a four-week course or longer, you will also receive the Atlas Academic Record that reflects your ability in every aspect of the language from conversation to writing. Such a record will allow you to present your linguistic credentials to academic institutions or potential employers around the world.
[adapted with permission from a brochure published by EF Education]
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See "Essential", the passage said - "Books may be made up to three days in advance".
=> it is 'may be', not Essential.
The passage said - "Staff are not available to train people or give a lot of detailed instruction on how to use the programs"
=> It's not that they don't know, it's that they don't teach.
I have a doubt in Q25. Why it is "iii)?
Other services/Pastoral care/Personal arrangements"?? I just don't get it. I did "v) Two meals every day"...
I have a doubt in question 19. How is the answer TRUE? The paragraph says: Please note that staff "ARE NOT AVAILABLE" to train people or give a lot of detailed instructions on how to use the programs.
It is nowhere written that they do not have detailed knowledge. I would appreciate anybody who could help me out here. Thanks in advance.