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For this particular stage, you will answer some questions that will test your skills. The test is divided into three parts namely comprehension, logical, and written.
There will be a total of 10 questions and you have to answer them within 15 minutes.
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Instructions: Read the following passages thoroughly and answer the following questions correctly. Put your answers in a document file with each title of the passage as the header for the corresponding questions
Airbus Crisis Over
Airbus says it has turned the corner after a crisis connected to production problems and turmoil in the boardroom at its A380 super-jumbo project that has gone on for the past year. Speaking at the Paris air show, Louis Gallois, CEO of the European plane maker, said, "Airbus is back."
Airbus, which announced a raft of orders on the first day of the show, is competing with Boeing, its American rival, for the title of the largest planemaker in the world.
Boeing is expected to reveal the number of orders for its 787 Dreamliner soon. Airbus orders unveiled on Monday included Qatar Airways confirming a $16bn order for 80 A350 Airbus planes and ordering three A380 super-jumbos for about $750m.
Boeing and Airbus are also competing for orders from aircraft leasing firms. Orders from these companies - who rank highly among the biggest global buyers of aircraft - are often regarded as an indication of how successful a model will be in the long term.
Airbus also secured orders from US Airways that are worth $10bn for 22 of its A350 jets, 60 A320s, and ten of its A330-200 wide-body planes.
A few months ago, Airbus unveiled a major cost-cutting program aiming to reduce the workforce in Europe by 10,000, as well as announcing a group restructuring. "I can tell you with full confidence that Airbus is back and fully back, as you have started noting yesterday as demonstrated by our first day announcements," said Mr. Gallois on the second day of the air show.
However, Boeing also announced a deal with General Electric (GE) on the show's first day. GE's commercial aviation services placed an order for six 777 Boeing freighters valued at around $1.4bn, to be delivered in the last quarter of 2008.
A Wall Street Journal website report, quoting the Delta operating chief yesterday said that Delta Air Lines was on the verge of ordering as many as 125 Boeing 787 jetliners by the end of this year. However, a spokesman for Delta later said that it had been having conversations "with several aircraft makers" and that "no final decision" had been made on future fleet purchases.
2. Restaurant Report
Look at the graph, which shows a restaurant's income, total expenditure and advertising costs over an eight-month period. Which month do the sentences underneath describe? For each sentence, choose a letter from A-H. Don't use a letter more than once.
3. Dirty Britain
Before the grass has thickened on the roadside verges and leaves have started growing on the trees is a perfect time to look around and see just how dirty Britain has become. The pavements are stained with chewing gum that has been spat out and the gutters are full of discarded fast-food cartons. Years ago, I remember traveling abroad and being saddened by the plastic bags, discarded bottles, and soiled nappies at the edge of every road. Nowadays, Britain seems to look at least as bad. What has gone wrong?
The problem is that the rubbish created by our increasingly mobile lives lasts a lot longer than before. If it is not cleared up and properly thrown away, it stays in the undergrowth for years; a semi-permanent reminder of what a tatty little country we have now.
Firstly, it is estimated that 10 billion plastic bags have been given to shoppers. These will take anything from 100 to 1,000 years to rot. However, it is not as if there is no solution to this. A few years ago, the Irish government introduced a tax on non-recyclable carrier bags and in three months reduced their use by 90%. When he was a minister, Michael Meacher attempted to introduce a similar arrangement in Britain. The plastics industry protested, of course. However, they need not have bothered; the idea was killed before it could draw breath, leaving supermarkets free to give away plastic bags.
What is clearly necessary right now is some sort of combined initiative, both individual and collective, before it is too late. The alternative is to continue sliding downhill until we have a country that looks like a vast municipal rubbish tip. We may well be at the tipping point. Yet we know that people respond to their environment. If things around them are clean and tidy, people behave cleanly and tidily. If they are surrounded by squalor, they behave squalidly. Now, much of Britain looks pretty squalid. What will it look like in five years?
Instructions: This logical reasoning test comprises 15 questions, each containing a grid of symbols. In each question, one of the symbols is missing. Your task is to choose which one of the options best fits the missing symbol.
Each question will have 12 possible answers, one of which is correct. You will have to work quickly and accurately to perform well in this test. Please choose your best answer.
5. What replaces the question mark?