CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram New Office Computers
This Reading Module has 12 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading for Reading Apply a Diagram New Office Computers
Directions: Read the e-mail about the diagram. Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the diagram when necessary.
|Computer A (Desktop)||Computer B (Laptop)||Computer C (Mini-Desktop)|
|Features: has a very large hard drive; has the latest operating system; monitor does not have very good resolution||Features: |
and portable; has a large hard drive; can be upgraded to the latest operating system; monitor has the best resolution on the market
Portable, but weighs 5
kilograms; has a small hard drive; has the
latest operating system; monitor has very high resolution
Subject: New Office Computers
To: Jim Woodman
From: Paul Ward
I have been looking over some new computers for our office, and I’ve (1.give / made / attached / put) some ideas for you to look over. I did my best to narrow down the choices, to make things easier once we’re ready to decide.
Basically, we need to make a balance between (2. features / portable / characters / computers) and price. As you can see, there’s quite a range of prices. If we go with the (3. lower / cheap / expensive / mid-priced) model, we’ll have some degree of portability, although I don’t imagine the office staff will be wanting to take it home on a regular basis due to the (4. portability / large hard drive / kilograms / weight) . The price on that one is quite reasonable. On the other hand, if we decide to go for the (5. computers / desktops / laptops / mini-desktops) , then we could have an (6. problem / issue / option / policy) with staff taking them home too frequently, as those are the most portable. I’m actually kind of (7. leaving / learning / leaning / running) away from that option, now that I (8. consider / concern / think / worry) about it.
I will leave these ideas with you for now. Thanks Jim, and let me know your thoughts whenever you have a moment. After that, we’ll make a final decision together.
Directions: Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the diagram and to the email
9. Paul _____.
a. has decided which computer to buy.
b. wants some input.
c. has an e-mail from Jim.
d. needs Jim’s answer immediately.
10. Paul and Jim _____.
a. work for each other.
b. will each have a say in the selection process.
c. have bought some new computers.
d. have put some ideas together regarding a computer purchase.
11. Paul is worried that _____.
a. some computers are too expensive.
b. the staff will take the desktop computers home.
c. one kind of computer would be taken home too often.
d. one model will have some degree of portability.
12. Paul is _____.
a. happy that Jim gave his thoughts on the computers.
b. losing interest in one of the choices.
c. leaving the ideas with Jim until Jim decides which computers they will buy.
d. going to ask Jim to make a buying decision for both of them.
CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram New Office Computers Answers
Reading Apply a Diagram “New Office Computers”
1) attached: Paul has “attached” the diagram with the three computers to his e-mail.
2) features: The two important points that Jim wants to consider are features (e.g. hard drive size) and price.
3) mid-priced: The computer that Paul describes in this sentence is not too light, and not too heavy, which is the mid-priced computer.
4) weight: In this sentence, Paul is saying that the mid-priced computer model is too heavy to take home too often, which is a “weight” issue.
5) laptops: The same sentence mentions that the laptops are “the most portable”.
6) issue: the article “an” in front of question 6 requires and answer that starts with a vowel sound (“issue” or “option”); Paul is discussing a problem in this sentence, so “issue” is the best choice.
7) leaning: When we “lean away from” an option, we are losing interest in choosing that option (“lean towards” is the opposite).
8) think: Paul is giving the message here that he is thinking about something; “consider” is not a good answer, because we do not “consider about” something.
9) b: Paul is writing this e-mail because he wants Jim’s opinion (=input) on which computer is best.
10) b: The reason Paul is asking Jim for his opinion on the computers is that they will both decide on which computer to get. Also, in the last sentence of his e-mail, Paul says to Jim “we’ll make a final decision together.”
11) c: In the sentence that starts with “on the other hand”, Paul shows that he is worried that the portable computers may be taken home too often.
12) b: In his e-mail, Paul says that he is leaning away from the laptops, so he is losing interest in that option.