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TRY A BULATS QUESTION線上模擬練習

線上模擬練習

以下您會進行 40 題BULATS職場英文的自我檢測,包含【聽力】及【閱讀及文法/字彙】能力測驗。填充題的部分請以鍵盤打字輸入答案。完成 40 題測驗後,電腦螢幕上會顯示您答對的題數以及每題正確的答案喔!

Reading and Listening Sample Test

Below is a set of Reading and Listening questions to help you prepare for BULATS.You will find four types of task in the Reading section and a total of 34 questions, while in the Listening section there is one task with six questions. On completion of the test you will receive a score and then you will be able to check the correct answers.

(以下的測驗可以幫助您準備BULATS聽讀測驗,其中包含閱讀及聽力問題。閱讀部分有4大題,共34小題。聽力部分有1大題,共6小題。當你做完測驗後,電腦會依照你的答對題數提供成績建議。此外,你可以觀看所有題目的解答資訊。)
  • 11No holidays will be approved …............ the probationary period.

    Aunless
    Bespecially
    Cexcept
    Dwithin
  • 12This is just one of the challenges …............. young graduates.

    Aapproaching
    Bfacing
    Cmeeting
    Dencountering
  • 13We apologize for notifying you at such short …............ .

    Atime
    Bwarning
    Cnotice
    Dschedule
  • 《Reading Part 1.3》
    ● Read the article below about family businesses and answer Questions 14 to 19.
    ● For questions 14-19, mark one letter A, B or C.


    Work-life merge is a term coined by Facebook executive Emily White to describe a modern phenomenon in which the work and personal areas of life are not neatly divided but blend together seamlessly. In this paradigm people are free to take a couple of hours in the middle of the business day for something personal, but they are equally likely to spend the equivalent amount of time on their laptops on a Sunday night answering work emails.

    Two modern trends have facilitated this work-life merge. First of all, a difficult economy means many people simply cannot afford to reduce their working hours, even when other commitments such as family compete for their time. Secondly, modern technology is changing the way we work, giving us a degree of freedom that effectively releases us from our desks. We are now able to still be at work even when physically out of the office and engaged in more personal pursuits.

    To a large extent, the effect of technology on our lives has been contrary to expectation. Rick Segal, CEO of Gyro, explains that ’Productivity-enhancing technology has not increased the amount of leisure time we enjoy. Quite the contrary, it’s caused work to spill over its banks, flooding more and more hours of the day and more days of the week – curiously as a result of people’s own behaviour and choices.’ This suggests that those who choose a work-life merge are happy to do so. They are typically driven individuals who exploit technology to customize the way they work so they can allocate their time and energy efficiently to get the most from both their personal and professional lives.

    The other trend relates to the way in which technology is blurring the lines between work and private life. Online searches at work bring up a host of enticing clickable sidetracks, while email inboxes are increasingly full of both personal and work mail. Friend lists on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or internet messaging services have become an indistinguishable mix of personal and professional contacts.

    Of course, the downside to all this is the fact that the working day has become longer, more chaotic and there is never any real escape from the office. For people who hate their jobs, this is a nightmare. But for those who embrace it, merged life seems to provide the the best chance we have of achieving what matters most in both and out of the office.


    14In work-life merge

    Aour working life and personal life become more balanced.
    Bthere is no clear line between working life and personal life.
    Cworking life becomes more important than our personal life.
  • 15The work-life merge happened because people

    Ahad too many commitments and technology helped to organize them.
    Brealised they could use technology to reduce hours at work and escape their desks.
    Cneeded to keep working the same hours but technology gave a choice about when.
  • 16Rick Segal says that technology in the workplace means people

    Aare forced to change the way they behave at work.
    Bcan arrange their work hours so they have more free time.
    Caccept more flexible but longer work hours.
  • 17People who choose a work-life merge

    Aare ambitious in several areas of their lives.
    Bhave a natural talent for understanding and using technology.
    Care energetic and have good time management skills.
  • 18The main idea of Paragraph 4 is

    Asocial networking is becoming a bigger part of working life.
    Bincreasingly, people do not separate work and personal information.
    Ctechnology has become the most important tool at work and in private life.
  • 19People who do not like their jobs

    Acan use technology to escape form the office.
    Bhave bad dreams about the working day.
    Cdo not benefit from the work-life merge.
  • 《Reading Part 2》
    ● Look at the following extract about managers and mentors.
    ● For Questions 20-24 mark ONE letter A, B,C or D.


    MANAGERS AND MENTORS
    Managers and mentors have very different roles in a company and both greatly impact the employees they work with. While many managers do mentor their employees on an informal (20) ______ it is still very important for companies to have a separate and structured mentoring program.

    MANAGERS
    When dealing with employees, managers focus on achieving the objectives of the department and the company. The manager (21) ______ tasks, evaluates outcomes and assesses performance. Because managers hold significant power (22) ______ employees’ work lives, most employees demonstrate only their strengths and hide their weaknesses.

    MENTORS
    In contrast, mentors develop staff professionally and personally. As such, the mentor does not evaluate the staff member with respect to his or her current job and does not (23) ______ performance reviews. This creates a safe learning environment, where staff members feel free to discuss issues openly and honestly, without worrying about negative (24) ______ on the job.



    20Choose one answer A, B, C or D.

    Astructure
    Bformat
    Croutine
    Dbasis
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