TOEIC Reading comprehension – Test 2
Read the passage and choose the correct answer:
For over fifteen years, Bennington Industries has served as the ideal model of successful vertical
integration. However, beginning next month, Bennington will begin our outsourcing program.
Industry rumors initially indicated financial difficulties at the enterprise as the main reason for
implementing an outsourcing program. In response to these reports, Bennington issued a press
release yesterday refuting these speculations. According to a Bennington spokesperson, the
enterprise is actually flourishing. In fact, the volume of business has increased at such a rapid rate
that the company does not have enough highly trained personnel or facilities to meet the demand.
Bennington announced that Synco Inc. will become Bennington’s primary distribution
subcontractor and that WM & J will be one of Bennington’s manufacturing subcontractors.
1. What was the main purpose of the press release?
A. To confirm industry rumors
B. To deny reports of company decline
C. To advertise new job openings
D. To outline the company’s history
2.. What is the reason a change is taking place?
A. The employment rate was to high
B. The company’s workload increased rapidly
C. Synco Inc. wanted to acquire Bennington
D. Bennington’s facilities have become outdated
Câu hỏi từ 3-7 sau liên quan đến dạng bài đọc double passage:
Subject: still waiting for an answer
Date: November 3
This the third letter I have sent to you in response to your initial e-mail inquiring as to the
possibility of my company doing business with yours. I must say that while I was originally very
intrigued by your proposal, your failure to respond to any of my e-mail is, to say the least,
unprofessional. When I first heard from you, I realized that, considering the high number of
products that your company imports on a daily business, you could use the services of a company
like mine, which is used to transporting rare, fragile, and unique products across borders. My
company also has extensive shipping lines – both air and ship – in Asia and Africa, where it
appears that your company imports the majority of its products. However, I’m not sure why you
have refused to respond to my replies. This will be my last email; however, should you choose to
respond, I will still be open to doing business with Quality Imports.
Subject: about your inquiry
Date: November 4
Dear Mr. Holyfield:
My name is Harold Sims, and I am an associate of Jill Solomon’s at Quality Inports. I understand
your frustration at not receiving a reply soon from Jill after having sent her three emails. Please
understand that Jill has been hospitalized for over a week on account of a car accident she was in.
she should be released within the next couple of weeks. Her injuries, while serious, are at least
Several different employees from our company have taken over Jill’s work while she recuperates,
and I have volunteered to work with your company. I would like you to know that we are very
interested in working together with you and would love to hear more about your business, the
kinds of products you are equipped to transport, and the various rates that you charge. As you
know, we import many unique artifacts and require special containers for many of them. Perhaps
we can discuss matters by telephone and then arrange to meet in person to settle things? Please
give me a call at 612 404 7121 at your leisure. I look forward to hearing from you.
3. Why Robert Holyfield sending another email to Solomon?
A. She did not receive the first two
B. She has many things to discuss with her
C. She has not answered his previous letters
D. They are having a continuing dialog
4. What kind of company does Mr. Holyfield work for?
A. A shipping company
B. An import company
C. An international airline
D. An art company
5. Why does Mr. Holyfield want to work with Jill Solomon?
A. They both have officers in Asia and Africa
B. He wants to import some products for his company
C. He thinks their companies would be ideal for a merger
D. The two companies operate in similar geographical regions
6 . Why did Jill Solomon not respond to any of Mr. Holyfield’s email?
A. She doesn’t want to do business with him
B. She has been incapacitated and is unable to respond
C. She has been fired and replaced by Harold Sims
D. She prefers not to discuss business over the Internet
7 . What does Harold Sims request of Mr. Holyfield?
A. To get in touch with Jill Solomon
B. To come to his office
C. To send him more information
D. To contact him over the Internet
Once you are finished, check the answers below:
1- B; 2-B; 3-C; 4-A; 5-D; 6-B; 7-C.