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reading for MBTI class j-k-l

Posted by dadangiskandar on December 11, 2008

Reading Comprehension



A new hearing device is now available for some hearing-impaired people. This device uses a magnet to hold the detachable sound-processing portion in place. Like other aids, it converts sound into vibrations, but it is unique in that it can transmit the vibrations directly to the magnet, and then to the inner ear, producing a clearer sound. The new device will not help all hearing-impaired people, only those with a hearing loss caused by infection or other problem in the middle ear. It will probably help no more than 20 percent of all people with hearing problems. Those people, however, who often have persistent ear infections should find relief and restored hearing with the new device.

7. What is the author’s main purpose?

(A) to describe a new cure for ear infections

(B) to inform medical personnel of a new device

(C) to urge doctors to use the new device

(D) to explain the use of the magnet

8. It can be inferred from the passage that

(A) this use of magnets is new

(B) infections are in the inner ear

(C) magnets can be dangerous for 80 percent of the people

(D) the new device is smaller than old ones

9. According to the passage, what does the device NOT do?

(A) transmit sound to the inner ear

(B) help all hearing-impaired people

(C) produce clear sound

(D) change sound into vibrations

PASSAGE FIVE (Questions 10-13)



After two decades of growing student enrollments and economic prosperity, business schools in the Unites States have started to face harder times. Only Harvard’s MBA School showed a substantial increase in enrollment in the 1993 school year. Both Princeton and Stanford have seen decrease in their enrollments. Since 1990, the number of people receiving Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees, has dropped about 3 percent to 75,000, and the trend of lower enrollment rates is expected to continue.

There are two factors causing this decrease in students seeking an MBA degree. The first one is that many graduates of four-year colleges are finding that an MBA degree is not a guarantee for a plush job on Wall Street, or in other financial districts of major American cities. Many of the entry-level management jobs are going to students graduating with Master of Arts degrees in English and the humanities as well as those holding MMBA degrees. Students have asked the questions, “Is an MBA degree really what I need to be best prepared for getting a good job?” The second major factor has been the cutting of American payrolls and the lower number of entry-level jobs being offered. Business needs are changing, and MBA schools are struggling to meet the new demands.

10. What is the main focus of this passage?

(A) Jobs on Wall Street

(B) Types of graduate degrees

(C) Changes in enrollment for MBA schools

(D) How schools are changing to reflect the economy

11. Which of the following university’s business schools has not shown a decrease in enrollment?

(A) Princeton

(B) Harvard

(C) Stanford

(D) Yale

12. Which of the following descriptions most likely applies to Wall Street?

(A) A center for international affairs

(B) A major financial center

(C) A shopping district

(D) A neighborhood in New York

13. According to the passage, what are two causes of declining business school enrollments?

(A) Lack of necessity for an MBA and an economic recession

(B) Low salary and foreign competition

(C) Fewer MBA schools and fewer entry-level jobs

(D) Declining population and economic prosperity

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