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Passage Reading and English Comprehension

1099. In 2011, the army announced that thirty thousand redundancies were to be made over the next ten years as a result of the economic climate. Such cuts, while perhaps economically necessary, are likely to leave those troops on the from line exposed and at further risk. At what point do the hindrances of economical cut back outweighs the benefits? Further cut-backs expected are those to legal aid and speech therapy services; leaving some of the most vulnerable individuals in society worse off. However, some commentators suggest cut backs to legal aid are not only needed, but welcomed. It is hoped, somewhat naively, that a reduction in the amount of legal aid will prevent fictitious claims and reduce the number of divorces. This author is of the view that such cuts will only affect those who have suffered and needh help; those wrongly accused who cannot affored who can no longer afford the legal price of freedom. After all, aren't our remaining soldiers fighting for freedom?

Which one of the following statements is false?

(a) The army plans to make thirty thousand redundancies
(b) The budget cuts will affect the most vulnerable individuals most
(c) The budget for legal aid may be cut
(d) Legal aid provides for fictitious claims and encourages divorce

1100. This passage discusses the process of creating glow in the dark stars. These plastic stars have an adhesive on one side and stick to the ceiling, providing a dim light in dark rooms. The target audience for this item ranges from young children to teenagers, who may be afraid of the dark or wish to decorate their room. Glow in the dark stars are created from thin sheets of plastic.

These sheets are passed through a stamp-cutting machine which passes the sheet of plastic along a conveyor-belt and cuts the star shapes from the plastic. The cut stars are lefted from the sheet by a further part of this machine, whilst the remaining scrap material continues along the conveyor-belt and is then disposed of. Double -sided adhesive stickers are applied to one side of the stars by hand.

Which one of the following statements is most true?

(a) The stars are made by hand
(b) The stars are made from recyclable materials
(c) The stars are normally yellow in colour
(d) The stars are cut by a machine but the adhesive is attached by hand

1101. In today's competitive job market, educational achievement is of even greater importance. For this reason, it is not only the result of exams which are important, or even which university or college you atend. In today;s climate, a further worry is which primary school students attend.

In 2010, over 30,000 parents joined waiting lists for their children to attend a fee paying primary school. This figure is almost double that for the year 2000. In this way, the UK is following in the footsteps of the United States, where it is estimated that one eighth of all primary schools are fee paying.

Which of the following statements is false?

(a) The waiting list for primary private schools in 2010 was double that of 2000
(b) Roughly one in eight primary schools in the United States are fee paying
(c) Educational achievement is highly important in the current job market
(d) One in eight primary schools in UK is private

1102. This passage is based on the popularity of websites. It compares figures published by 'Ranking's Today', a publishing group which collects and analysis information on the popularity of products. 'Ranking's Today' note that such figures are based on the annual income generated by such websites and the number of visitors to websites, also known as website traffic.

As a result of these figures, we can see that the two most popular types of website are price comparision sites and social networking sites.It is estimated that over three billion pounds in advertising is generated by such websites every year. As a result of this information, companies are better informed as to where they should advertise to reach the largest possible audience.

Which of the following statements best completes the following sentence?
'Ranking's Today' is a company which ...

(a) Collects and provides information on products
(b) Collects and provides information on social networking websites only
(c) Provides information on how to achieve the greatest profit
(d) Makes an annual total profit of three million pounds every year

1103. Statistics suggest that the city of London is the number one work destination in the United Kingdom. As one of the most popular cities in the world, London is renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, fast-pace environment and not-stop social scene.

As a result of this, London attracts many recent graduates and young-workers. In addition to this, London boasts strengths in areas such as law, commerce, arts and politics. It is the legal capital of England, the home of English popitics and proudly welcomes a diverse population. The second most-popular work destination in the UK is manchester, closely followed by Brimingham. Both of these cities boast continually rising rates of employment.

Which one of the following statements is false?

(a) London is one of the most popular destination in the UK for young workers
(b) LOndon is the legal capital of the UK
(c) London boasts continually rising rates of employment
(d) Brimingham is the third most popular work destination in the UK

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