Toeic Reading Comprehension

Questions 147-148 refer to the following announcement
 San Francisco-based Logistos Advisors, Inc. is seeking an energetic person with strong public-speaking skills to serve as a temporary replacement for an employee who is away on leave. Logistics delivers training classes on Internet security to large financial institutions and retail businesses worldwide. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with training sessions throughout Latin America. Although the sessions are delivered in English, proficiency in Spanish is necessary for the job. At least one year of experience as a corporate trainer in any field is highly desirable. The work assignment is for six months, the first two weeks to be spent at the Logistics headquarters for initial training. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to hr@ by March 1.

147 . What is NOT a stated requirement for the job ?
148 . How long will the job last ?
Questions 149-150 refer to the following text message chain.

1:01 P.M. Koji Higa  : Hi, Sue. I'm on the train headed to my meetings in Ne tomorrow, but I left the schedule on my desk. Can you help?

1:03 P.M. Sue Kalama : Absolutely

1:04 P.M  Koji Higa  : Great. Let me know once you've found it.

1:08 P.M  Sue Kalama :  OK, I have it. What do you want with it?

1:09 P.M.  Koji Higa  : Can you scan the schedule and attach it to an e-mail?  I’ll print it later from my hotel so I'll have the meeting details for the new authors who have signed contracts with us.

1: 11 P.M Sue Kalama :  No problem

1:12 P.M Koji Higa :  Thanks 

149. At 1:03 P.M., what does Ms. Kalama mean when she writes,
150. For what type of business does Mr. Higa most likely work?
Questions 151-152 refer to the following document.

Browning's Shoe Repair

Order number : VG12983    Drop-off date: November 5

Customer : Janice Goldblatt      Contact number: (873) 555-0143

Shoe description

Style : Lady's dress shoe       Size: 7 Color: Black

Requested repair: Fix broken heel       Ready by: November 14

Repair assigned Jack Burris

Notes: Apply 1 0 % frequent customer price reduction Order will be picked up by Harry Silven

151. Who most likely is Mr. Burris?
152. What does the document indicate about Ms. Goldblatt?
Questions 155-157 refer to the following article.
New Tasteemix Flavor a Big Hit
PORT LOUIS (2 February)  - Three weeks ago, Helvetia Food Industries (HFI) announced the introduction of a new flavor of its popular Tasteemix breakfast cereal-coconut cream.[1]. HFI also announced that the product would be available for a limited time only, sending Tasteemix enthusiasts from Argentina to Zam
bias into a buying frenzy.
All six major grocery distributors here in Mauritius confirmed that they had received a large supply of coconut cream Tasteemix shortly after the new product was introduced on 8 January. [2]. Both wholesalers expected it to be gone by the end of the day. 
“ HFI's current campaign is reminiscent of the one it waged four years ago when it introduced its strawberry-cinnamon cereal," said Bina Perida, a professor of marketing at Port Louis Business College. "Then, as now HFI announced a product as being offered for a limited time only, resulting in that item's rapid disappearance from shelves into grocery stores across the globe."[3]_. 
On 5 April, HFI's accountants will review the company's first-quarter earnings Based on the initial sales, market watchers are confident that HFI's expectations will be met. [4].

155. What is indicated about Tasteemix cereals?
156. What is reported about HFI?
157. In which of the positions marked [1]. [2]. [ 3] and [4] does the following sentence best belong?

“Yet as of yesterday morning, only Vendibles and Foodiverse reported that they had any of the item left in stock.”
Questions 158-160 refer to the following memo.
Date: May 15 
We would like to announce the upcoming retirement of Ken Esser.  Mr.Esser began a 30-year career here at The Terra as a wildlife ranger in the California Wildlife Park. He has held seven different positions, eventually becoming the general director of conservation for all West Coast Wildlife Parks. He has been in this position for the past 15 years, leading with vision and commitment. Now at the age of 65, he is leaving us for a well-deserved retirement. 
The board of directors has voted to give him a Lifetime Achievement Award and will present him with a commemorative plaque at the staff meeting next Friday. Following the staff meeting, we invite all employees to stay for a reception to honor Mr. Esser and his great contributions. If you would like to write a farewell note to Mr. Esser, please stop by Andrew Braun's office to sign a book that will be presented at the reception.

158. In what field does Mr. Esser work?
159. For how many years has Mr. Esser worked at The Terra Fund?
160. What will not be given to honor Mr. Esser?
Questions 161-164 refer to the following online chat discussion.
Kato, Yuri [9:21 AM.]: Hello. I'd like an update on the Mondvale Road job. Are we still on schedule to begin on Monday? 
Vega, Camila [9:22 A.M]: No, I'm afraid that there has been some delay in getting the fabric for the drapes and bed linens. It looks like we may be held up until Wednesday. 
Kato, Yuri [9:22 A.M.]: Have you communicated this to the client? 
Vega, Camila [9:23 AM]: Not yet. Richard is waiting to hear from the distributor first so that we can give the client a firm date. Have you heard from them yet, Richard? 
Bremen, Richard [9:34 A.M]: I just got off the phone with them. It looks like everything will arrive on Monday afternoon, so we could actually begin the job on Tuesday. 
Vega, Camila [9:35 AM]: That's good news. I'll call the client this morning and let them know. 
Bremen, Richard [9:35 A.M]: You should also remind them that we will begin working on the guest rooms first and work our way toward the lobby and first-floor public areas last. We'll send a large crew so the work can be finished quickly.
Kato, Yuri [9:36 AM]: How long do you think it will take to complete the job? 
Bremen, Richard [9:37 AM]: We can probably be finished by Friday, as we originally planned. 
Kato, Yuri [19:38 AM]: Excellent. They're a new client with several locations and a high profile in the business community, so I want things to go smoothly. I'm sure there will be more work with them in the long run if all goes well. 

161. What kind of business does the client most likely own?
162. When will the crew begin work?
163. What will Ms. Vega most likely do next?
164. At 9:38 A.M., what does Ms. Kato mean when she writes,
Questions 165-167 refer to the following instructions.
Perrybridge Office Furniture
Office Workstation Installation Manual
General Notes 
. Always use the tools specified in the instructions when installing. 
.Use eye protection when working with tools.
.Ensure that your work area is clean and clear of any potential obstructions to the installation. 
.Wash hands before beginning the installation process. 
.Parts weighing more than 15 kilograms are marked Heavy. Use two or more people when lifting or moving these items. 
. Elements marked DS have one or more delicate surfaces. Handle these carefully to avoid scratching. 
.If you have any questions, please see our Help section on before contacting us through our online form. To receive the installation instructions in a language not available in this manual, please contact us at 497-555-0101. 

165. What is described in the general notes?
166. According to the instructions, what should people do before beginning to work?
167. Why are people advised to call the listed number?
Questions 168-171 refer to the following e-mail.
From: <>
To: <New Employees Lists>
Subject: Welcome
Date: May 28 
The Lowmaster Toronto office is pleased to have such a promising group of new employees become part of our consulting team. Please review the company policies listed below and familiarize yourself with some important locations on our campus. 
Personal computers may not be used to complete company work. If you need to work outside your offices in Dempsey Hall, visit the Information Technology Department to request a security-enabled laptop. Their office is located in the Russ Building in R-135. 
The identification badges you received at orientation must be worn at all times; they provide access to the buildings on campus. If your identification badge is misplaced, contact the Security Desk immediately. The Security Desk is located in the Hadley Building in room H-290 and can be reached at extension 8645.
The cafeteria is located on the first floor in the Russ Building and is open until 2:30 P.M. The lounge in D-108 in Dempsey Hall is especially convenient for your breaks. Coffee, tea, juice, and light snacks are available in the lounge until 6:00 P.M. daily 
Brandt Library is located behind the Russ Building and can be accessed by way of the raised walkway connecting the two. 
Finally, if you expect a package or important mail, you may notify the Shipping and Receiving Office at extension 8300 or stop by room R-004 in the basement of the Russ Building. 
 Donald Drabik

168. What is the purpose of the e-mail?
169. The word "promising" in paragraph 1, line 1, is closest in meaning to
170. Where is the Information Technology Department located?
171. According to the e-mail, what is provided to all employees?
Questions 172-175 refer to the following letter.
Orangedale Press
54 Thompson Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
September 19 
Mr. Richard Tomase 
89 Moreland Drive 
Portland, OR 97205 
Dear Mr. Tomase: 
We at Orangedale Press are delighted that you have agreed to work with us again on an update of your book Global Traveling: A Consumer's Guide. Rest assured that we understand the ongoing paradigm shift in our field and are pleased that we can amend your previous contract with us to account for these changes. --- [1]---. Since  the original Global Traveling received such a warm reception in its target markets, we want to ensure that the updated version faithfully meets the needs and expectations of both new and returning readers. This new version will include electronic editions of your book in order for it to be more easily distributed and bring in the widest possible audience.- --- [2]-----. All other provisions of the previous contract will remain unchanged, except for the adjustment to your royalty fees as we discussed.
----[3]---- . The updated agreement is enclosed.  Please initial the marked paragraphs  you approve, and then sign and date it. I would appreciate it if you could return to me by October . ----[4]----. Also, if you have not yet returned the author information that my assistant mailed to you, you can send that in at the same time. 
Thank you for attending to this matter in a timely manner and for your great contributions to the field of travel publishing. We value our authors, and we are honored to continue licensing the books we publish in both traditional and emerging formats.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns at all. 
With very best regards, 
Kathryn Lloyd 
Director, Orangedale Press 

172. Why did Ms. Lloyd send the letter to Mr. Tomase?
173. What did Ms. Lloyd send with the letter?
174. The phrase "attending to" in paragraph 3, line 1, is closest in meaning to
175. In which of the positions marked [1]. [21, [3], and [4] does the following sentence best belong? "A new chapter on travel in East Asia is also sure to draw much interest."
Questions 176-180 refer to the following e-mail and document.
From: Kana Saito <>
To : Customer Service <>
Subject : Request for information
Date : September 16 
To Whom It May Concern:
I currently lease a car from your company. However, I recently accepted a job in Memphis City, and I am going to start taking the bus. My agreement is number LA508. It is a month-to-month lease that automatically renews on the same day each month. 
My new job starts on Tuesday, September 28, so ideally I would return the car to you on Monday, September 27. However, if the renewal date is earlier than that Monday, I would rather return the car at the end of the current month's contract and make other transportation arrangements until my new job starts. 
Please let me know on what exact day of the month my lease ends and when I need to return the car. 
Thank you, 
Kana Saito


176. Why did Ms. Saito send the e-mail?
177. What is suggested about Ms. Saito?
178. What type of car does Ms. Saito drive?
179. When should Ms. Saito go to Lanti Auto?
180. What is indicated about month-to-month agreements?
Questions 181-185 refer to the following Web page and e- mail. 
finest musical treasures in London!
 Explore and take home some of London’s rich history. The artifacts are a window into the creative minds that make up London's musical spirit.
 Our collection spans musical genres from rock and roll to opera, highlighting England’s great artistic contributors. The store features artists from the 1800s to rising stars seen on television today. 
Click on the links below to view some of our current products. Electronic check-out is available. 
Records CDs, Tapes: £10 and up 
Songbooks signed first-edition books: 915 and up 
Apparel: 230 and up 
Original artwork: £50 and up 
Instruments: £100 and up 
We have even more in our shop, and the best pieces are often bought before they make it to the Website! For the full experience, please visit us.

From: Sophie Calvert
Re: Mark Peckham Item
Date: February 1
To Whom It May Concern: 
I have a guitar that was previously owned by Mark Peckham. I found your Web site and thought that Hardewicke's might be interested in purchasing it for resale The guitar was custom-made for Mr. Peckham by his close friend Elizabeth Dangerfield to celebrate the first album. He took it on tour with him around the country as well as abroad. The guitar was purchased by my father at a charity auction hosted by Mr. Peckham 20 years ago. 
Please let me know what your purchasing procedures are and whether you buy items up front or take a percentage of the transaction when you resell the item. Thank you, 
Sophie Calvert

181. What is NOT suggested about Hardewicke's?
182. What is indicated about Hardewicke's?
183. What is the lowest price Ms. Calvert's item would most likely sell for at Hardewicke's?
184. What is suggested about Ms. Calvert?
185. What does Ms. Calvert ask about?
Questions 186-190 refer to the following list, schedule, and email.
Books by James Trozelli 
The History of Jeans 
Where did it all begin? Troxelli visually chronicles the evolution of jeans through the centuries ,from working wear to high fashion. Who knew that jeans would become one of the most popular garments in countries around the world?
Look Past the Runway 
Trozelli captures the creative process of some of the top designers from New York City to Paris. Spanning almost twenty years, the book is filled with Trozelli's photographs and shows what goes on in fashion houses before designs are ready for the runway. 
Growing Into Clothes: My Story 
An amusing memoir about growing up in the fashion world. Trozelli writes about his unconventional upbringing in New York City with parents who began as fashion models before launching their own design label.
 Yards of Talent: A Decade of Style 
 A collection of Trozelli's images spanning a decade of fashion and revealing what was in style, what was out of style, and then what was back in style again. The book offers a sweeping array of some of the top trends in fashion.

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BTW Radio
Evening Programming, September 23
6:00-On the Table 
Host Ray Steyn talks about the latest superfoods; what they are, what they offer, and how best to prepare them. Featured recipes will be available on our Web site after tonight's show 
7:00-Candid Now 
Host Britta Jung interviews photographer and author James Trozelli about what prompted him to write his latest book about his childhood. He shares stories about what it was like to grow up in the world of fashion. 
8:00-Tech Talk 
Host Lewis Pierce focuses on the latest electronics. He discusses products that are really innovative and useful and identifies those that are not. 
9:00-The Rhythm Section 
Host Amanda Firy shares her views on new albums from independent artists and labels. She also provides information on upcoming concerts, music contests, and free tickets.

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To: listenercomments
Date: September 24
Subject: Radio Interview 
I discovered BTW Radio over 20 years ago and have been a regular listener of your evening programming for at least a decade. I just want to say how much I enjoy your newest offering. I've been interested in many of the authors that have been featured on the show so far, but last evening's guest was especially entertaining. 
I remember James from when he was a little boy. I worked with his parents when they lived in New York, and I recall seeing James in his parents' studio most days after he got out of school. I was surprised to learn that he has written about his childhood, and I look forward to reading his new book. 
Thank you for the excellent program. 
Calista Ogilvie

186. What is one common feature in all of Mr. Trozelli's books?
187. What book did Mr. Trozelli discuss on BTW Radio?
188. What is indicated about Candid Now?
189. In the e-mail, the word "regular" in paragraph 1, line 1, is closest in meaning to
190. What is probably true about Ms. Ogilvie?
Questions 191-195 refer to the following product information. 
Harris Ludlow 
Home  - Place Order  - Products  - Customer Service  -Contact Us 
Price 50 cm (carry-on) $145 S179 $225 Complete set $515 60 cm 70 cm Colors: Classic Black (coming soon-Ocean Blue) Details: Designed for hard use, the Wayfarer 200 luggage set features three pieces that are both lightweight and durable. .Expandable central pockets. Four rotating wheels.Easy-opening, tight-sealing clasps

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April 18 
I frequently travel for business, often carrying fragile samples with me on the plane. Most carry-ons these days are soft-sided, so it was a relief to find something that offers adequate protection. I’ve been mostly happy with the carry-on, but the larger bags have caused some problems. My black cases look so similar to everyone else's that other travelers have almost taken them by mistake! More variety would be nice. 
I also have some reservations about the mechanical elements of this set. In particular, the retraction mechanism of the wheels appears so delicately constructed as to be in danger of collapse. 
Asina Amorapanth

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April 20 
Dear Ms. Amorapanth, 
We're sorry to hear about your trouble with our product. As a result of feedback like yours, we've introduced a new color option. If you contact us at, we'll send you, in our attractive new color, a duplicate of the large suitcase to complement your Wayfarer 200 set. Note that this gift will be sent to you after you verify that you posted the April 18 review. 
We also hear your concerns about our luggage components. Rest assured that our lightweight mechanism has been proven to withstand years' worth of rough treatment, retracting and extending smoothly over 10,000 times under stressful conditions in our laboratories. 
Damien Cosme, Harris & Ludlow customer service

191. What does Ms. Amorapanth write about her luggage?
192. In the review, the word "reservations" in paragraph 2, line 1, is closest in meaning to
193. What does Mr. Cosme offer to Ms. Amorapanth?
194. What must Ms. Amorapanth do in order to receive a gift from Harris Ludlow?
195. What does Mr. Cosme indicate about the wheels of the suitcases?
Questions 196-200 refer to the following notice, e-mail, and article.
Attention Everyone: Group Photo This Saturday
Exciting news - Tasty Bites Magazine will be featuring our restaurant in an article about Dublin's best dining establishments! They have arranged for one of their photographers to photograph us on Saturday, 4 June, at 10:00 A.M., before preparations for the day begin. 
All employees will be included, so please plan to come in a bit sooner than scheduled on Saturday morning wearing your uniform. The session will take 30 minutes. 
We have achieved so much since we opened, and you should all be very proud of this recognition.

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To: Herman Keel <hkeel>
From: Hilary Seaton <>
Date: Wednesday, 1 June
Subject: Saturday Photography Appointment 

Dear Mr. Keel, 
I am writing to confirm your group photography session at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. As discussed, this photo shoot will take place at your restaurant, and I will photograph your staff along the wall in the main dining hall. You mentioned that your waitstaff will need to start getting ready for the day at 10:30 A.M., and that should not be a problem. The shoot should be finished by 10:30 A.M ..
 Please let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, I will see you on Saturday! 
Hilary Seaton 
HBS Photography

Enter Bentonside Bistro any day for lunch or dinner, and you'll hear the sounds of clinking forks and chattering patrons. “That's the sound of happy diners,”  says Herman Keel, the restaurant's owner. 
Opened two years ago, the bistro has exceeded expectations. The menu features traditional Irish dishes prepared by chef Deirdre Hanrahan. She notes, "We choose ingredients that are at the height of summer, fall, winter, and spring, and showcase these on our menu."
 On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Jacinta Coelho, a visitor from Brazil, was dining at the bistro. "I can't get over the freshness and homemade taste!" exclaimed Ms. Coelho. “It's like the chef  went outside and selected the ingredients just for me.”
Bentonside Bistro is located at 1644 Bentonside Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The interior is painted in bright shades of blue reminiscent of the ocean, with a rotating gallery of artwork adorning the walls. The staff is friendly and the delicious food is reasonably priced. Reservations are not required. 
By Declan Mulroney, Staff Writer

196. Who most likely posted the notice?
197. What are employees instructed to do on June 4?
198. What is indicated about the waitstaff?
199. What is true about the Bentonside Bistro?
200. What does Ms. Coelho say about her meal?
Toeic Reading Comprehension
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