PART FOUR Questions 21-35
·Read the text below about job prospects at the Provincial Bank.
·Choose the correct word A, B, C, or, D on the opposite page to fill each gap.
·For each question 21-35, mark one letter (A, B, C, or D) on your Answer Sheet.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates with the Provincial Bank
The Provincial Bank is one of the biggest (example) ____________ institutions in the U.K. With its 1,900 branches and 58,000 employees, it has (21) ____________ a household name. Almost 4,000 of these employees (22) ____________ managerial or executive positions. The bank has an outstanding (23) ____________ of profitability, which has been achieved by introducing innovations at the same time as maintaining leadership of the (24) ____________.
The bank’s comprehensive training programme concentrates on (25) ____________ the most important skills that graduates need in order to (26) ____________ early management responsibility. Trainees take responsibility for their own continuous self-development through visiting other branches and departments, and by (27)____________ courses in management skills. They also receive training in order to increase their knowledge of the bank’s (28) ___________. The bank supports (29)____________ of staff who wish to take professional examinations, and its Graduate Training Scheme is (30)_____________ to the nationally recognized Diploma in Management.
Obviously the quality of its mangers is of (31)____________ importance to the bank’s performance. It welcomes good graduates in any subject area, (32)____________ they can demonstrate the ability to influence events, and have the potential to (33)____________ both as leaders and as part of a team. Most graduate trainees join the Retail Banking division initially. Those starting on this programme will soon have the (34)____________ to work in other parts of the bank and can (35)____________ a varied and flexible working life.
Example:A budgetary B fiscal C financial D economic
0 A B C D
21 A opened B entered C turned D become
22 A hold B do C keep D own
23 A career B catalogue C record D experience
24 A area B trade C record D market
25 A making B reaching C developing D heightening
26 A present B treat C deal D handle
27 A observing B attending C involving D staying
28 A services B goods C creations D abilities
29 A colleague B members C people D persons
30 A qualified B combined C fastened D linked
31 A main B vital C necessary D superior
32 A therefore B thus C provided D only
33 A succeed B realize C gain D overcome
34 A choice B chance C likelihood D probability
35 A forecast B believe C suppose D expect