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    Time~60 minutes.

    The Reading Test has six parts testing various reading skills.

    Part Input Task

    1 Five 90 word texts Matching sentences with texts

    2 450-500 word text Sentence level gap-filling

    3 500-600 word text Multiple-choice comprehension questions

    4 250 word text Single word multiple-choice gap-filling

    5 250 word text Single word gap-filling

    6 150-200 word text Proof-reading: identifying extra words

    How to succeed in your reading test?

    See some tips on page 57 of your student book.

    Part One

Exercise One

    1 This book provides many real life examples of business practice in a number of organizations. 2 An earlier version of this book was very successful.

    3 Some of the material in this book has been presented in an audio-visual format. 4 Reading this book might save you from an embarrassing misunderstanding.

    5 Managers could find practical ideas related to manufacturing in this book. 6 No previous book has covered the range of material included in this one.

    7 Personnel managers might recommend this book to their trainees.

    8 This book is written in an entertaining style.




    Eds. Derek Fawcett and Alan Sparrow

    This book draws on a variety of genuine cases, setting both European and global contexts. It includes contributions from many business managers to ensure an accurate picture of practical approaches to the subject.

    Suitable both for practicing managers and for teachers of management students, Case Studies in Organizational Behavior presents an up-to-date selection of business cases in an easy-to-use format. Also available is a video in which a number of the most valuable cases in the book are presented (B)


    2nd Edition

    Dr.J. Otis-Lavalle

    The aim of this established text is to examine the contribution of psychology to our understanding of human behavior at work. The text covers issues such as selection, training, motivation and job satisfaction. It is particularly aimed at those training to be managers in the areas of staff development and human resources but offers insight for anyone employed in this area. The first edition of the book was chosen as Training Book of the Year in 1994 and the new edition has been



    updated to make it even more accessible.




    Professor Ella Schoonhoven

    This is the first book to look at the theory and use of management techniques in every major industrial country. This survey of modern management methods is unequalled in its scope and is destined to become classic among modern management texts. Professor Schoonhoven describes the application of HRM techniques in Europe, in United States and the Far East, comparing and contrasting the approach of each business culture. She also includes a chapter on the emerging economies of Eastern Europe and Asia.




    Dirk Bolatt, Michael Terry and Dr. Yu Luan

    Published last year, this is becoming the essential text for production managers in industrial companies. More than a guide, this text explains the thinking behind recent changes in work methods and encourage managers to practice approaches to production. The authors, who have themselves all had experience in production as well as teaching and research, cover both the well-known techniques and others which have received less attention but which have been developed by leading firms in global process technology.



    Dr. Andrew Green

    In an international business world, the contemporary manager deals with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Often simple differences can obstruct communication: the international manager needs to be sensitive to these differences in order to be truly effective. Andrew Green‟s fascinating and amusing book guides you through the potential mistakes which contrasting culture way in which major cultural groups handle each of these aspects. This is a book to keep with you every time you travel. Easy to read and full of hints, it may prove to be the difference between international success and disaster.

















    Genuine; context; approach; format; motivation; insight; accessible; be destined to; HRM; contrast; emerging; innovative; obstruct;

    Exercise Two

    1 This book follows the progress of various products from the concept to the selling stage. 2 This book includes very few technical terms.

    3 In this book we are given some detailed inside information on companies.

    4 The writer of this book believes company bosses aim at more than the financial improvement of their company.

    5 The writer of this book feels that success involves the ability to adapt quickly to a new situation. 6 It is stated in this book that future business success will involve understanding recent thinking in the business area.

    7 This book shows how to include tine input of consumer in a company.

    8 This book is aimed at the workforce as well as management.


    Anticipating changes in the marketplace and the competition depends on the ability to quickly reorganize business structures. Percentage Solutions shows that these significant change indicators lie in the 20% of business opportunities that will drive growth and profit into the future. Peter Fraser suggests that companies stay ahead of change by using a rapid redesign approach to quickly renew and rethink their business. In the book he details how this redesign could work and gives some example of how it could be put into practice in a company.


B BUSINESS THOUGHTS Norman Heimes, Sandy Davies

    Attaining higher levels of customer satisfaction, increasing speed and efficiency in the product development process, and increasing profits are the goals many managers are struggling to achieve. The basic business philosophy behind this book is Customer Integrated Decision Making, or CIDM, which is a process that shows managers how to reach these goals by integrating the customer into the decision-making process and incorporating the customer‟s wants and needs into

    the design of new products and services.



    This fascinating and instructive book takes readers behind the scenes of twenty-four of the biggest new product success stories of the past few years and reveals the normally confidential workings of some of the institutions where these products were developed. Each story focuses on a different



    strategy and offers managers and professionals invaluable insights into how the brightest and best new product ideas were originally thought up, then developed and finally brought to market.?22.50


    The incorporation of information technology in the workplace has revolutionized the way people do business. But the revolution has not finished - new technologies are being developed every day. The divide between man and technology is becoming increasingly narrow, and in some societies social and cultural changes are gradually occurring in order to reengineer business operations for the 21st century. A Handbook of Modem Business Matters will encourage you to think about the new concepts and ideas which often pass by only half understood, but will eventually make the difference between success and failure.



    This original book about attitudes towards work is both for individuals in routine jobs seeking to improve the quality of their working lives and for managers who find themselves expected to do more with less in this era of uncertainty. Business Choices reveals a new way of thinking about work that will motivate both employees and companies to reach for higher levels of achievement. In a clear and very readable style that avoids much irritating business jargon. Anne Jones seeks to improve working attitudes at all levels of the workforce.


小技巧~备选句中使用解释性的语言而相应的文章中出现技术性语言或“术语”。 反之亦然。



    Indicator; CIDM; confidential; workings; reengineer; routine; era of uncertainty; readable; jargon; 小资料~

    Customer Integration

    Attaining higher levels of customer delight, increasing the speed and efficiency in the product development process, and increasing profits are goals many managers are struggling to achieve. Customer Integrated Decision Making, or CIDM, is a process that will show managers how to reach these goals by integrating the customer into the decision-making process and incorporating the customer's wants and needs into the design of new products and services.

    Customer Integration: The Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Leader's Guide for Decision Making focuses on the complete CIDM/QFD process. The book details the reasons for using CIDM market identification techniques, and QFD idea generation methodologies, as well as some basic and advanced customer "choice" prediction approaches. This practical, structured, and replicable process will provide a company of any size with the tools to assure its teams' success as they move to become linked to the customer.

    Customer Integration opens with a comprehensive overview for executives, followed by a detailed



    discussion of how CIDM/QFD can increase profits for businesses in a variety of industries. The executive overview reviews the issues confronting companies today and gives reasons why executives will need to be linked to customers to compete. The second part of the book lays out some of the foundation knowledge that middle managers will need to have in order to commit to supporting individuals and teams and to complete CIDM/QFD projects. Part II also offers practical discussions on the critical role of leadership and the challenges of implementation. The third part of the book provides a step-by-step explanation of the process, along with a complete review of the necessary concepts and tools to make a CIDM/QFD project happen. Customer Integration is designed for the whole company. It provides the information executives and managers need to undertake a Customer Integrated Decision-Making project and the knowledge that team members need to assure success in their project.

    Exercise Three (2000.5)

    1. This job involves protecting the confidentiality of computer systems.

    2. Financial assistance will be given if getting this job means you need to move house. 3. The post involves increasing the importance of IT within the company.

    4. You may be given greater seniority soon after being appointed to this post.

    5. Experience of government computer contracts may help the applicant for this post. 6. In this post you will be responsible for appointing and training some staff. 7. The successful applicant's main task will be getting companies to sign up to new contracts for IT services.

    8. You will be in charge of the money allocated for I.T.


    We are a key player in one of the most rapidly growing industry sectors world-wide, the provision of outsourced computer network services, and can boast a growth record over the past ten years of 50% per annum. An opportunity exists for an exceptional and experienced individual to join the company to develop our existing customer base. You will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in senior management within the IT sector. We are looking for experience of selling large capital projects or service contracts and the ability to develop excellent customer relationships at all levels. Strong administration and organizational skills, with a keen eye for detail, are essential.