Career Insider Verbal Aptitude Test 0023

Question 1

You have prepared the following responses to an invitation to a meeting, which you are unable to attend due to previous commitments.

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

  1. I’m not optimistic about the results. But go in for treatment sooner rather than later.
  2. You have nothing to worry about, I am here to support you if need be!
  3. I wouldn’t even bother trying at this point if I were you.
  4. I know you may be nervous, but I believe you will get through this.
  5. I realise the treatment is not ideal, but it shall all be fine.

Question 2

Our clinic is five minutes’ walk away from Baker Street station. We can be found opposite the Mandarin estate building. Our opening hours are 09:00 – 18:30, Monday to Friday and 10:00 – 13:00 on Saturday. You can book appointments online. When you come in for a booking, make sure you have proof of identity on you as well as access to your National Insurance number. If you require urgent medical attention on the Sunday, or over the Christmas period, please ensure you call the GP emergency help line.

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

Q2.1 The clinic is ten minutes’ walk from Regents’ Park station.

Q2.2 There is an appointment next week at 13:30 on Saturday.

Q2.3 Appointments to the clinic can be booked using the Internet.

Q2.4 The GP emergency help line will allow an appointment at 11:30.

Q2.5 To attend an appointment at the clinic, one only needs their National Insurance number.

Question 3

Q3.1 I very much look forward to my trip. Factoring in for delays, I should arrive on time for check-in.

Q3.2 Great – I am excited to be staying at the hotel!

Q3.3 Thanks for the info, I shall see you then.

Q3.4 Thank you for the message, I shall do my best to arrive in time for check-in.

Q3.5 I am pleased. I believe I made the right choice in booking my stay with you.

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. Welcome to Overseas Hotels. Thank you for booking with us today. Check-in is from 10:30 am onwards. We wish you a wonderful time during your stay.
  2. Thanks for booking with our hotel! We look forward to meeting you – someone will be there to greet you at the reception desk.

 

Question 4

My journey to your hotel has not been as (basic / loose / simple) as I would have hoped. Upon arrival to the airport, I noticed that my handbag was missing. I contacted the airport (authorities / bureaucracy / power) but was unable to communicate with them as I (could / wood / would) not speak their language. Three hours passed before my bag was found, only (after / before / during) which could I leave the airport and make my way to the hotel. I apologies for missing the check-in time, but I (hope / hoped / hoping) you appreciate my misfortune in the matter.

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

 

Question 5

The first part of my voyage took me up the mountains. I could not believe how impression the mechanisms were for scaling the incline. At the top, I arrived at the heighest temple. I sought to be placid and deferential. Following that latest journey, I frequently the local eateries and savoured the cuisine. It was delightfully, I can assure you, though it all take a little getting used to.

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

 

Question 6

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

  1. I am not at all impressed with these photos. Just awful.
  2. I am amazed at how uninspiring you made the trip seem with those photos. I am jealous – looks like you had a lovely time!
  3. Pretty cool, do you recommend going?
  4. Seemed like a fun trip though these photos are not great.

 

Question 7

The mountain is a famous tourist destination. It is popular for climbers to scale to the summit. From the base, it typically takes 7-9 hours to climb to the top, and 4-5 hours to descend. While it is possible to climb the mountain in a single day, it is not recommended. ‘Bullet Climbers’, as they are called, can easily succumb to altitude sickness – the only remedy is to come down the mountain immediately. One does not need to be an experienced climber to attempt the mountain challenge, but a reasonable level of fitness is required to avoid undesirable problems.

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

Q7.1 An experienced climber could scale to the mountain summit and back in 11 hours.

Q7.2 Anyone is allowed to climb the mountain.

Q7.3 ‘Bullet Climbers’ will suffer from altitude sickness.

Q7.4 An inexperienced climber could take 15 hours to scale to the mountain summit and back.

Q7.5 Climbers suffering from altitude sickness should take a break where they are.

 

Test Solutions

Question 1

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

 

Question 2

Q2.1 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q2.2 Suggested answer: False

Q2.3 Suggested answer: True

Q2.4 Suggested answer: True

Q2.5 Suggested answer: False

 

Question 3

Explanation:

Passage A represents a formal and considered message. The language is serious 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. Though serious, it is more familiar and less strict in its use of language. It is likely that the sender and the applicant know each other at least a little bit. As such, the response is perhaps slightly bold, familiar in return.

Q3.1 Suggested answer: B

Q3.2 Suggested answer: B

Q3.3 Suggested answer: B

Q3.4 Suggested answer: A

Q3.5 Suggested answer: A

 

Question 4

My journey to your hotel has not been as basic as I would have hoped. Upon arrival to the airport, I noticed that my handbag was missing. I contacted the airport authorities but was unable to communicate with them as I could not speak their language. Three hours passed before my bag was found, only after which could I leave the airport and make my way to the hotel. I apologies for missing the check-in time, but I hope you appreciate my misfortune in the matter.

  

Question 5

The first part of my voyage took me up the mountains. I could not believe how impressive the mechanisms were for scaling the incline. At the top, I arrived at the highest temple. I sought to be placid and deferential. Following that latest journey, I frequented the local eateries and savoured the cuisine. It was delightful, I can assure you, though it all took a little getting used to.

 

Question 6

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

 

Question 7

Q7.1 Suggested answer: True 

Q7.2 Suggested answer: False

 

Q7.3 Suggested answer: Cannot Say

Q7.4 Suggested answer: True 

Q7.5 Suggested answer: False