Part VI: Text Completion
In Part VI you will read four passages of text, such as an article, a letter, a form, and an e-mail. In each reading passage there will be three blanks to fill in. You will read four possible choices for each blank. You should read the entire passage to make sure you choose the correct choice in context.
December 1st, 20--
Dear Ms. Michaels:
Seasons Greetings. As a _______ customer, we wanted you to be among the first to know about our upcoming holiday sale. All craft paper, specialty printer paper, and decorative envelopes will be reduced by 50% for the month of December.
As per tradition at Sid's Stationery, we will be having a Christmas raffle. This year the grand prize is a 2-night stay for two at the Meridian Inn _______ Toronto Island. The winner will receive a free double occupancy stay in the penthouse suite as well as a free dinner on the moonlit patio.
Money from ticket sales will be _______ to The Family Foundation, a local organization that provides food and clothing to those who need it most this Christmas.
We look forward to seeing you this Christmas season.
Sid and Sandy Chester
- Choice A is a noun.
- Choice C is an adjective that does not fit logically in context. This letter is from a stationery store, so anyone can purchase items there. Something that is "valid" is allowed or permitted.
- Choice D is the past tense of a verb.
The correct answer is B. An adjective is necessary. A "valued customer" is one who shops somewhere often.
- Choice A is a preposition that indicates going from one end to another. (I went through a tunnel.)
- Choice C is a preposition used when one is passing something to reach another thing. (I went over the bridge.)
- Choice D is a preposition used with times or specific venues. (I went at ten o'clock. We met at the mall.)
The correct answer is B. The preposition "on" is used with geographic places such as "island" or mountain.
- Choices A and C are incorrect because you can't "purchase" or "fund" money.
- Choice D is incorrect because "collected" is followed by the word "from" not "to".
The correct answer is B. "Donated" is the correct passive verb form used to describe money or items given to a good cause.