Career Insider Verbal Aptitude Test 0021

Question 1

Q1.1 Thanks for the invite, I’ll be there. I’ll see you at the reception where we can catch up.

Q1.2 It is with the greatest of pleasure that I accept your invitation. The honor shall be mine.

Q1.3 Why, of course, I shall be attending! I could not imagine any alternative.

Send my love to the family.

Q1.4 Please accept my delicate decline as I will be unable to attend your wedding in January.

Q1.5 With great sorrow, I must politely refuse your offer. It would be too difficult for me to attend given our complicated circumstances.

For each response above, please indicate which of the original messages it would best reply to (A or B), based entirely on the style of communication.

  1. Together with both families, we request the honor of your presence at our wedding on Monday, the first of January, at nine o’clock. Ceremony followed by
  2. As you may know, we are getting married! This invite is to let you know that we expect you there. It wouldn’t be the same without

 

Question 2

Thank you to all who could / should / would make our wedding last week. We were very happy with the ceremony and the reception. Each one of you had / have a role to play and we are ever so grateful that you were there. I would furthermore / anymore like to extend my thanks for your gifts. They will help immensely once we / you move into our new home in Bedford. I send my love to you all / only / both. We are soon to leave for our honeymoon – to the island of Bora Bora! It has been a / the / our long time coming.

Based on the information in the passage, select a word for each blank.

 

Question 3

As many of you will be aware, I have known my fiancé for many years know. We both attended university together studying geographie. I care about my fiancé deeply as we have shared many great moments together and weathered many tribulations. However, I am worried that I am leaving my youth behind. I still feel youth, and I want to experience the world without the burden of company. I do not know how to do and I need your support and guidance. What would I do?

Please correct any errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation that have been made in the text.

 

Question 4

Presented are a variety of responses you have received from the Board of Governors regarding the proposals you have put forward to them.

Please RANK the options in order from the most positive being 1 to the least positive being 5.

  1. Everybody feels this way. Do not worry, you will get through this momentary lapse.
  2. I am sorry to hear about your hesitations, though I cannot say I am surprised.
  3. I am shocked you did not feel like this earlier, as I have always felt you two were doomed to fail.
  4. You are surrounded by love and support, no matter what happens, you will get through these tough
  5. My dear, I can see why you may feel this way. However, I believe in your strength to overcome this difficult

 

Question 5

We shall meet at Manor Farm for the wedding reception. This is 2 miles from St. Matthew’s Church, where the ceremony will be held. For people willing to walk the distance, this should take you 25-30 minutes – so plan accordingly. There will be a choice of dinner menus at the reception – vegan options are available. Drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are on the house, so celebrate our gathering with a joyous occasion!

Based on the information in the passage, select for each statement whether it is True, False, or you Can't Say without further information.

Q5.1 The distance from St. Matthew’s Church to Manor Farm is 3 miles.

Q5.2 The wedding ceremony will be held at Manor Farm.

Q5.3 A guest can have 2 glasses of wine with their dinner.

Q5.4 It will take an average of 27 minutes to walk from St. Matthews Church to Manor Farm.

Q5.5 Most guests will be driving from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

 

Question 6

Q6.1 Oh wow, that is great news, give my thanks to all those who voted.

Q6.2 Cheers for that! I’ll give you a shout when I get a moment at lunch.

Q6.3 It humbles me considerably upon hearing such glorious news. You do me a great honor.

Q6.4 Thank you for your vote of confidence. I shall do my utmost to provide a wonderful track for you.

Q6.5 Thanks for your response. I promise I will not let you down.

For each response above, please indicate which of the original messages it would best reply to (A or B), based entirely on the style of communication

  1. Having carefully listened through all the submissions, we have concluded as anonymous voters that your track is the winner. Congratulations. Please reply to this message within the next 7
  2. Your submission was clearly better than the others we received – so it should be obvious at this point that you are in fact the winner! Nice work. Give me a call over the next few days to discuss

 

Question 7

Thank you for you / your / you’re feedback regarding the track. I think I see what needs do / doing / done. The introduction sequence is energetic, and the track needs to reflect that. I am going to shorten the ambient beginning and get straight / strait / strate to the beat after 8 seconds, instead of 12. The hi-hats need a big reduce / reducing / reduction in high-end frequencies as they can grate the ear after repeated listens. Finally, the fade-out is ineffective. He / I / Our suggest a synchronised crash over the last few frames. That should create greater impact.

Based on the information in the passage, select a word for each blank.

 

Question 8

Having listened to the latest version of the trailer, I must confess that I am dishappy. Your track, while no doubt musical interesting, derails the vibe that I feel the trailer should create. It was meant to be frantic and aggressive, yet your music somewho subdues the energy into something sinister and brooding. This is not really what I am look for. I think we need to take another look at this thing and I am asking you to come up for something more fitting to my design.

Please correct any errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation that have been made in the text.

Test Solutions

Question 1

Explanation:

Passage A represents a formal and polite invitation to a wedding. The language is also precise, and it contains details of the event.

Passage B represents a less formal invitation to a wedding. It seems like a personal message to the recipient and is somewhat playful. As such, the response is perhaps familiar and friendly in return.

Q1.1 Suggested answer: B

Q1.2 Suggested answer: A

Q1.3 Suggested answer: B

Q1.4 Suggested answer: A

Q1.5 Suggested answer: A

 

Question 2

Thank you to all who could make our wedding last week. We were very happy with the ceremony and the reception. Each one of you had a role to play and we are ever so grateful that you were there. I would furthermore like to extend my thanks for your gifts. They will help immensely once we move into our new home in Bedford. I send my love to you all. We are soon to leave for our honeymoon – to the island of Bora Bora! It has been a long time coming.

  

Question 3

As many of you will be aware, I have known my fiancé for many years now. We both attended university together studying geography. I care about my fiancé deeply as we have shared many great moments together and weathered many tribulations. However, I am worried that I am leaving my youth behind. I still feel youthful, and I want to experience the world without the burden of company. I do not know what to do and I need your support and guidance. What should I do?

 

Question 4

Suggested answer: C, B, A, E, D

 

Question 5

Q5.1 Suggested answer: False

Q5.2 Suggested answer: False

Q5.3 Suggested answer: True

Q5.4 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q5.5 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

 

Question 6

Explanation:

Passage A represents a formal and considered message. The language is formal and professional. The response to this message must equally be formal and kindly, though perhaps distant and deferential.

Passage B represents a less formal message to the applicant. Equally positive, it is more familiar and casual. It is likely that the sender and the submitter know each other at least a little bit. As such, the response is perhaps slightly bold, familiar in return.

Q6.1 Suggested answer: B

Q6.2 Suggested answer: B

Q6.3 Suggested answer: A

Q6.4 Suggested answer: A

Q6.5 Suggested answer: B

 

Question 7

Thank you for your feedback regarding the track. I think I see what needs doing. The introduction sequence is energetic, and the track needs to reflect that. I am going to shorten the ambient beginning and get straight to the beat after 8 seconds, instead of 12. The hi-hats need a big reduction in high-end frequencies as they can grate the ear after repeated listens. Finally, the fade-out is ineffective. I suggest a synchronised crash over the last few frames. That should create a greater impact.

 

Question 8

Having listened to the latest version of the trailer, I must confess that I am unhappy. Your track, while no doubt musical interesting, derails the vibe that I feel the trailer should create. It was meant to be frantic and aggressive, yet you musically somehow subdue the energy into something sinister and brooding. This is not really what I am looking for. I think we need to take another look at this thing and I am asking you to come up with something more fitting to my design.