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Sample Test 2


I encourage you to study first, answer the test, and then check your answers with a group of your friend to discover your weakensses and work on them before the test.


PART (1): READING:                                            (Total: ______ / 10 marks)


Read the following article and answer the questions that follow.



Move Over, M&M's

The Chicago Park District is working to improve park food

AUGUST 11, 2014 By Cameron Keady


Chicago’s park visitors may have to find replacements for peanuts and Cracker Jacks next time they go out to the ball game. As part of its 100% Healthier Snack Vending Initiative, the Windy City is replacing vending machine foods with healthier snacks. Both park staff and park visitors have responded positively to these changes, according to new study by Northwestern University. Average per-machine sales increased from $84 to $371 during the first 15 months of the initiative. “Improving access to more healthful foods through machine-vended snacks is a strategy that has demonstrated success in schools and worksites,” researchers wrote in the report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Snack Swap

Chicago is home to approximately 2.7 million people and the largest city park system in the United States. Through after-school and summer programs, the Chicago Park District serves almost 200,000 children each year. The vending machine initiative is supported by Chicago’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities project (HKHC). The organization believes parks should be a place to promote wellness outside of school, not just through exercise, but also through healthy eating.


The initiative began in August 2010, when 98 new snack vending machines were placed in indoor field houses throughout the park system. Each machine was required to meet a list of nutritional standards. Among those requirements include snacks that cannot contain more than two servings per package, and must be free of trans fats. No more than 35% of their total weight can be from sugar and sweeteners, but natural fruit juice is allowed. These new snacks include granola bars, baked chips and fruit snacks, in replacement of cookies and candy. All munchies must be priced at $1, as not to allow consumers’ decisions to be affected by cost.


Q6: Sub-heading?

Of the 10 Chicago parks sampled over the course of 15 months, 88% of surveyed patrons and 100% of the interviewed staff reported liking the healthier snacks. Children purchased nearly half of the snacks in this sample.


Chicago is one of the first cities in the country to make this movement to improve park food environments for kids. Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new nutritional standards for school lunches for kids. It was the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years. Now, the struggle to keep kids healthy is expanding beyond school cafeterias.


  • 1. Chicago’s park visitors need to find replacements for peanuts and Cracker Jacks because:

    they are expensive

    they are 100% healthy snacks

    they are being replaced by healthier snacks

    they will not go to ball games


  • 2. Increasing the vending machines that provide healthier snacks:

    has been recommended by park staff and park visitors

    has been successful in schools and worksites

    has been researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    has been researched by Northwestern University


  • 3. Parks are believed to be a place to promote wellness outside of school through:

    after-school and summer programs

    exercise only

    healthy eating only

    exercise and healthy eating


  • 4. Which of the following is not an example of the nutritional standards that the healthy vending machines has to meet:

    snacks cannot contain more than two servings per package

    snacks must be free of trans fats

    fruit juice is not allowed

    sugars and sweeteners should be no more than 35% of the total snack weight


  • 5. Which of the following is not mentioned in the text about Chicago:

    It has more than 200 theaters

    It is one of the first cities in the US to make the movement to improve park food environments for kids

    It is home to 2.7 million people

    It has the largest city park systems in the US


  • 6. What is the best sub-heading for paragraph 4?

    Chicago the healthy city

    Nutritional standards requirements

    The 15 months initiative

    Positive reviews


  • 7. The word “demonstrated” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to:






  • 8. Find a word in paragraph 5 that is closest in meaning to: “repairing and improving something” ________________________


  • 9. The pronoun “they” in paragraph 1 refers to:


Chicago’s park

Chicago’s park visitors

peanuts and Cracker Jacks


10. The pronoun “their” in paragraph 3 refers to:

snack vending machines

the park system

nutritional standards





Your company have provided 340 PCs to a newly established school, which only paid a 50% deposite. You have given them a three month grace period on the promise that they would pay 25% after that, and the rest 25% at the end of the following month. However, now after six months, no payment has been made to you. Write a letter reminding your client (the school) about the payment and inform them that if you do not receive the first 25% within three working days, you will take legal action against them. (Use the business terms you learnt in this unit.)

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