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Communication skills
Directions: Choose the most appropriate answer.
  1. Your boss told you that youre doing a great job.  What would you reply?

a. Really?  Thanks.
b. Well, I dont think so.
c. I cant talk to you right now.
d. Actually, I like that.

  1. One of your friends says, Credit cards are an invitation to live beyond your means. 
    You agree with him, so youll reply .

a. Yes, they help you stay out of debt.
b. Yes, they encourage you to spend more than you have.
c. Good. We have to work hard in order to earn more.
d. Good. Thats what Im wondering.

  1. A couple wants to get directions from the museum to Khon Kaen Hospital.  They ask a passer-by, .

a. Why dont you give us a map?
b. Actually, we have no idea when it is open.
c. Could you please tell us how to get there?
d. Please tell us about the history of this museum.

  1. Somsri says, Oh, my gosh.  I read the package wrong.  I took eight Alledrine tablets today.  What would you say to her? 

a. I dont know how much to take either.
b. Thats terrible. Lets phone the doctor now.
c. What about the temperature?
d. How did you get the wrong package?

  1. Amy is at a Big C cashier desk.  She is complaining that she bought meat here today, and its past its sell-by date.  The salesgirl says, ..

a. Would you like to get another package?
b. Well, we cannot give you a receipt.
c. Absolutely.  So long as you have your receipt.
d. Id like another package.

 

Conversation

  Joe:        Well, well, well.  I dont believe it.  Its Jenny, isnt it?
  Jenny:     Joe!          (
6)         .  I havent seen you since Sams wedding.
  Joe:        Yes,          (
7)        .  That must be nearly ten years now. Doesnt time fly?
  Jenny:                  (
8)         .
  Joe:        Yes, well, Ive put on weight.  Too much easy living.
                Anyway,           (9)          these days?  Are you still working for that bank?
  Jenny:     No, I left there three years ago.  Then I went to London.
  Joe:        Very nice.             (
10)           ?

  6.       a.  My name is Jenny.
            b.  Its a pleasure to meet you.
            c.  How this is happening.
            d.  How lovely to see you.

  7.       a.  hes right
            b.  thats right
            c.  its certain
            d.  thats alright

  8.       a.  Youre fat now
            b.  Watch your weight
            c.  Youve changed
            d.  How fat you are

  9.       a.  what are you working.
            b.  what are you up to
            c.  what do you like
            d.  what happened

10.       a.  Are there nice restaurants
            b. What work did you like
            c.  How did it happen
            d.  What were you doing there
 

Grammar.  Directions: Choose the most appropriate answer.

         Our journey to Chiangrai was long and __11__. From there, we took local transportation to a small village in the mountains. Our accommodation was very basic, __12__ comfortable, so we __13__ able to get some rest after we arrived. The people there live a basic life - no computers or mobile phones. They dont have __14__ possessions, but they are __15__ people I have ever met. They always smile and say hello. We can only speak __16__ words of Thai, so smiling is the best way of communicating. I wish all the people back home        __17__ this friendly! We have spent the last few days __18__ around this beautiful area. We would love __19__ longer, but were ready for the beach. Tomorrow we will return to Bangkok, __20__ travel south by train.

11.   a. exhaust           b. exhausted         c. exhausting          d. exhaustion
12.   a. but                  b. so                   c. quite                  d. then
13.   a. are                  b. were                c. had been            d. were being
14.   a. many              b. much                c. a lot                   d. lots
15.   a. kind                b. kinder               c. the kindest          d. the most kind
16.   a. little                b. a little               c. a few                  d. not much
17.   a. be                   b. are                   c. were                   d. have been
18.   a. trek                 b. to trek              c. trekking               d. being trekked
19.   a. stay                 b. to stay              c. staying                d. having stayed
20.   a. then                b. before              c. after                     d. during
 

Reading

Most people think of a camel as an obedient beast of burden because it is best known for its ability to carry heavy loads across vast stretches of desert without requiring water. In reality, the camel is considerably more than just the Arabian equivalent of the mule. It also possesses a great amount of intelligence and sensitivity.
        Arabs assert that camels are so acutely aware of injustice and ill treatment that a camel owner who punishes one of the beasts too harshly finds it difficult to escape the camels vengeance.  Apparently the animal will remember an injury and wait for an appropriate opportunity to get revenge.
         In order to protect themselves from the vengeful beasts, Arabian camel drivers have learned to trick their camels into believing they have achieved revenge. When an Arab realizes that he has excited a camels rage, he places his own garments on the ground in the animals path.  He arranges the clothing so that it appears to cover a mans body.  When the camel recognizes its masters clothing on the ground, it seizes the pile with its teeth, shakes the garments violently, and tramples on them in a frenzy.  Eventually, after its anger has subsided, the camel departs, assuming its revenge is complete.  Only then does the owner of the garments come out of hidingsafe for the time being thanks to this clever trick.

21.  The main idea of this passage is __________________.

        a.  Camels are considered the Arabian equivalent of the mule.
        b.  Camels are sensitive to injustice and will take revenge on those who harm them.
        c.  Camel drivers are often the targets of camels revenge.
        d.  Camels are able to carry heavy loads across vast stretches of desert.

22.  We know from the passage that camels __________________.

        a.  are rarely used anymore
        b.  dont need water
        c.  are always violent
        d.  are vengeful

23.  The word rage means __________________.

        a.  pain
        b.  anger
        c.  nature
        d.  body

24.  What is not true according to the passage?

        a.  Camel drivers have to learn their camels nature.
        b.  Camels will take revenge on each other.
        c.  Camels are offended when they are treated badly.
        d.  Camels can become very dangerous, even to their owners.