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Today the economy is stronger than it has been for several years and there are many job opportunities in the labor market. It is not surprising then that workers' expectations and requirements are high as they search for the perfect job. The position, salary, and conditions of a job must meet the workers' .

In a recent survey commissioned by the Labor Department, fifty thousand employees throughout the country were asked to rank the desirability of 250 jobs in today's market. The criteria used to rank these jobs were environment, income, security, stress, and physical demands.

Four of the five top-ranked jobs were connected to the high-tech industry, namely Web site manager, computer systems analyst, software engineer, and computer programmer. Meanwhile, jobs involving difficult working conditions, like long hours, heavy lifting, or an element of danger, were ranked toward the bottom of the list; the bottom five were taxi-driver, dancer, cowboy, construction worker, and fisherman.

Some critics argue that other criteria should have been included in this list. However, the results of the survey indicate that more and more people see jobs related to computers and the Internet as the way to go in their employment search.

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The article says that ________.

(A) people are interested only in computer- and Internet-related jobs

(B) the economy is responsible for the limited number of job opportunities

(C) experts agree on the criteria for ranking jobs

(D) many of the most popular jobs were high-tech

Look at the word in the article. Which phrases mean the same thing as ?

(A) jobs related to the high-tech industry

(B) different working conditions

(C) things that people want in a workplace

(D) the criteria used for ranking jobs
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Both OK, if the word in the article meant is 'as'. However, 'as' does not mean the same thing as A; 'as' merely refers to A.
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TO:

FROM:

RE:

Kristin Donner, President

Louis Johnson, Personnel Manager

Computer Training

Next week the employees in the International Loan Department will receive training on the new computer system. Two trainers from the ABC Training Group will come to our office next Wednesday.

I feel that managers should also attend the training. They need to understand how to use the new system too. However, some of them said they don't have the time to come.

We must start using this new system now, and there is not a good time to do another training just for the managers. What do you suggest we do to make sure that everyone receives the training?

Please me as soon as you can. Please email any helpful ideas or other suggestions to me directly.

Thank you for considering this problem. I hope to hear from you this week.

What is the problem Louis Johnson has with the training?

(A) There are not enough people for two training sessions.

(B) The two trainers don't have time do the training on Wednesday.

(C) Some of the managers can't attend the training on Wednesday.

(D) The new computer system is too difficult to understand.

Look at the word in the memo. Which phrase means the same thing as ?

(A) to agree with someone

(B) to call someone on the telephone

(C) to ask a question

(D) to give useful suggestions
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#1- C is correct. I see neither the word nor your answer for #2.
Pros and Cons of Global Business Travel

Global business travel is a successful industry these days. Business air travelers make up a large part of ticket sales on major carriers. These frequent fliers know how to book the best fares. They can work with flight schedules. They have ways to recover from jet lag. Many of them can even work well during flights. Laptops are now the most common piece of carry-on luggage.

There are good reasons for companies to have their employees travel overseas. Sending staff members to a new country means they can meet with clients face to face. They can generate fresh ideas and find answers to questions. They can also create ties in other countries. A dinner with a client can create a valuable bond. These relationships help firms expand their global networks.

But business travel has its downsides too. It costs money, and there's a human toll as well. The problems include burnout and exposure to disease. Then there's the lost time and lost luggage. Never mind the frayed nerves and hours spent waiting in airports.

What does the future hold for business travel? Airlines are nervous. Email and other electronic systems may soon make 15-hour trips for 3-hour meetings things of the past. The video conference could replace air travel as the main means of long-distance communication within the next decade. Companies will soon invest more in video equipment than

in airfares. It's not a certainty, but it is likely. Unpack your bags and open your laptop.

In this article, carriers refers to ________.

(A) luggage handlers

(B) people who fly frequently

(C) people infected with disease

(D) airline companies

The trend for the future, according to this article, will probably be ________.

(A) increased video communications

(B) more international air travel

(C) business travelers being nervous

(D) more in-person meetings with clients

Please answer to these questions. Thanks in advance.
First, what are your answers and why?
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Sorry, I forgot to mention the answers in my earlier post.

In this article, carriers refers to __.

(A) luggage handlers

(B) people who fly frequently

(C) people infected with disease

(D) airline companies

The trend for the future, according to this article, will probably be __.

(A) increased video communications

(B) more international air travel

(C) business travelers being nervous

(D) more in-person meetings with clients
Right and right.