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ELCA 102 Sample Test

ELCA 102 SAMPLE 1 COMPLETE
PART I - COMPREHENSION TEXTS

Text 1

Read the following passage. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D to each question and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.

         In most countries, an exchange of business cards is essential for all introductions. You should include your company name and your position. If you are going to a country where your language is not widely spoken, you can get the reverse side of your card printed in the local language. In Japan, you must present your card with both hands, with the writing facing the person you are giving it to.
         In many countries, business hours are from 9:00 or 10:00 to 5:00 or 6:00. However in some countries, such as Greece, Italy, and Spain, some businesses close in the early afternoon for a couple of hours, then remain open until the evening.
         Japanese business people consider it their professional duty to go out to restaurants after work with colleagues. If you are invited, you shouldn't refuse, even if you don't feel like staying out late.



1.
Business cards should include ______________.
A.
only the company name
B.
only the person's name
C.
the company name and the person's name
D.
the company name and the person's position


2.
In countries where your language is not widely spoken, you can get the reverse side of the card printed in ______________.
A.
English
B.
the local language
C.
your language
D.
a foreign language


3.
In Japan, you must present your card with ______________.
A.
the reverse side
B.
the left hand
C.
the right hand
D.
both hands


4.
In Greece, Italy, and Spain, businesses ______________.
A.
open from 9:00 to 5:00
B.
open from 10:00 to 6:00
C.
close in the early afternoon
D.
close in the morning


5.
If you are invited by a Japanese colleague to a restaurant, you shouldn't ______________.
A.
refuse
B.
go
C.
stay out late
D.
consider it professional


Text 2

Read the following conversation. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D to each question and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.

Interviewer: What sort of hours do you work, Steven?
Steven: Well, I have to work very long hours, about eleven hours a day.
Interviewer: What time do you start?
Steven: I work nine till three, then I start again at five thirty and work until eleven. Six days a week. So I have to work very unsocial hours.
Interviewer: And do you have to work at the weekend?
Steven: Oh, yes. That’s our busiest time. I get Wednesdays off.
Interviewer: And what are some of the things you have to do, and some of the things you don’t have to do?
Steven: I don’t have to do the washing-up, so that’s good! I have to wear white, and I have to be very careful about hygiene. Everything in the kitchen has to be totally clean.
Interviewer: What’s hard about the job?
Steven: You’re standing up all the time. When we’re busy, people get angry and shout, but that’s normal.
Interviewer: How did you learn the profession?
Steven: Well, I did a two-year course at college. In the first year we had to learn the basics, and then we had to take exams.
Interviewer: Was it easy to find a job?
Steven: I wrote to about six hotels, and one of them gave me my first job, so I didn’t have to wait too long.
Interviewer: And what are the secrets of being good at your job?
Steven: Attention to detail. You have to love it. You have to be passionate about it.
Interviewer: And what are your plans for the future?
Steven: I want to have my own place. When the time’s right.



6.
Steven works ______________ hours a day.
A.
three
B.
eleven
C.
thirty five
D.
six


7.
What day does Steven get off?
A.
Monday.
B.
Tuesday.
C.
Friday.
D.
Wednesday.


8.
Why does Steven have to wear white at work?
A.
Because he works in a kitchen and everything has to be clean.
B.
Because he likes the colour and he is a chef.
C.
Because he works in a hotel and everything is white.
D.
Because it is hot where he works and white keeps him cool.


9.
Steven had to take a two-year course to learn ______________.
A.
how to wear white clothes
B.
how to take exams
C.
the basics of his profession
D.
the basics of washing dishes


10.
What does Steven say are the secrets of being good at your job?
A.
Pay attention to detail, love your job and be passionate about it.
B.
Pay attention to detail, go to college and learn the basics.
C.
Love your job, find your own place and wear white clothes.
D.
Stand up all the time, go to work early and be passionate about it.


PART II - GRAMMAR

Choose the best answer A, B, C or D to each question and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.



11.
Hesham ______________ to America last year.
A.
goes
B.
is going
C.
went
D.
go


12.
I ______________ a book at the moment.
A.
read
B.
have read
C.
was reading
D.
am reading


13.
Ahmed: When ______________ you arrive?
Waleed: We arrived yesterday.
A.
did
B.
do
C.
were
D.
are


14.
Is there ______________ sugar in this tea?
A.
any
B.
some
C.
a lot
D.
many


15.
I love ______________ photos.
A.
takes
B.
taken
C.
take
D.
taking


16.
Salah is ______________ than Fayez.
A.
intelligent
B.
more intelligent
C.
much intelligent
D.
far intelligent


17.
I've known Khaled ______________ six years.
A.
since
B.
in
C.
for
D.
from


18.
Bob ______________ work on Monday. It's his day off.
A.
have to
B.
don't have to
C.
has to
D.
doesn't have to


19.
If my cheque ______________, I'll buy us all a meal.
A.
come
B.
came
C.
comes
D.
will come


20.
My teachers made me ______________ hard.
A.
working
B.
worked
C.
work
D.
to work


21.
Coffee ______________ in England.
A.
isn't grow
B.
isn't grown
C.
aren't grow
D.
aren't grown


22.
It might ______________ in the afternoon.
A.
rain
B.
rains
C.
raining
D.
to rain


23.
Sultan:   Has Khaled been shopping?
Bandar: No, he ______________.
A.
doesn't
B.
hasn't
C.
isn't
D.
won't


24.
When I ______________ home, John had cooked a meal.
A.
get
B.
had got
C.
got
D.
have got


25.
Paper ______________ from wood.
A.
makes
B.
made
C.
is made
D.
is making


26.
Select the correct sentence.
A.
I don't often go to bed late.
B.
I don't go often to bed late.
C.
I often don't go to bed late.
D.
I often don't go late to bed.


27.
I finished the report ______________.
A.
since one week
B.
from one week
C.
a week ago
D.
a week after


28.
You ______________ smoke. It's bad for your health.
A.
should
B.
don't have to
C.
have to
D.
shouldn't


29.
Hussein: What's London like?
Omar:     It's ______________.
A.
big
B.
like big
C.
big like
D.
like


30.
Look at the sky. It ______________ rain.
A.
will
B.
is going to
C.
is going
D.
will to


31.
They've been married ______________ 1999.
A.
in
B.
from
C.
since
D.
for


32.
If you lose your ticket, you ______________ be able to travel.
A.
wouldn't
B.
won't
C.
couldn't
D.
shouldn't


33.
The class ends ______________ 20 minutes.
A.
on
B.
at
C.
from
D.
in


34.
You're late, ______________ you?
A.
weren't
B.
isn't
C.
aren't
D.
wasn't


35.
They asked me ______________ after their children.
A.
look
B.
to look
C.
looking
D.
to looking


PART III - VOCABULARY

Choose the best answer A, B, C or D to each question and mark your answer sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST BOOKLET.



36.
Jeddah has both old and ______________ buildings.
A.
quiet
B.
only
C.
modern
D.
ideal


37.
Could you ______________ me 10 Riyals? I don't have any money.
A.
lend
B.
attack
C.
argue
D.
exist


38.
The Queen of England had a ______________ for all the guests that came to her palace.
A.
banquet
B.
tip
C.
camp
D.
routine


39.
A ______________ stole the television from my home.
A.
flag
B.
mess
C.
burglar
D.
light


40.
I think that I got an ______________. Maybe I should see a doctor.
A.
essay
B.
aborigine
C.
infection
D.
invention


41.
We felt very ______________ even though we sat on the train for six hours.
A.
brave
B.
comfortable
C.
significant
D.
nasty


42.
I always ______________ a film on TV every Friday.
A.
watch
B.
send
C.
listen
D.
talk


43.
The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is ______________ tall.
A.
suddenly
B.
menacingly
C.
violently
D.
incredibly


44.
You should think about studying ______________, maybe in the US, when you graduate.
A.
on time
B.
overseas
C.
mainly
D.
afterwards


45.
My family and I went to a ______________ on the Red Sea last holiday.
A.
resort
B.
leisure
C.
palette
D.
nature


46.
You'd better learn some ______________ so that you can greet people you don't know properly.
A.
organizations
B.
prizes
C.
jigsaws
D.
manners


47.
The scratch on the car was not very ______________.
A.
online
B.
noticable
C.
sparkling
D.
ancient


48.
The table is over 100 years old. It's an ______________.
A.
abroad
B.
invitation
C.
accountant
D.
antique


49.
If you want to pass the exam, you have to ______________ on studying every unit carefully.
A.
waste
B.
concentrate
C.
hurt
D.
outlive


50.
There are many ______________ of my family on the wall. They are mostly paintings.
A.
gatherings
B.
hosts
C.
portraits
D.
budgets



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