마이클의 진짜 영어 토익 독해 (1 단계)

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Dear Sir:
I’m writing today to tell you just how disappointed I was in the service I received last time I visited your establishment. I’ve been a regular customer of Strayhan’s Family Tavern for more than five years, and until my last visit, had truly enjoyed the food, environment and friendly staff as well. Last Tuesday, however, things were entirely different.

From the very moment we walked in the door, I could tell that the service was not up to par. There was no host or attendant on duty to welcome us, and we waited for a good five minutes before anyone at all showed up. After that, things only slightly improved. The server who took our order treated us with a rough and churlish attitude – unlike what I had grown accustomed to at your restaurant. He seemed put out by our mere presence.

When the food finally did arrive, it was lukewarm and one of the dishes was not as we had ordered it. My wife is a strict vegetarian and had specifically requested that the ham be removed from her Cobb salad. It was not, however, and she had to remove it herself. When we summoned the waiter again to ask him about this, he merely shook his head and said that the chef must’ve made a mistake. He took no responsibility and offered no solution or means to rectify the situation.

Needless to say, I was appalled by the service that evening and even contemplated never returning. Due to the years of good memories that my family and I have shared at Strayhan’s, however, I felt that before making any rash decisions I would at least notify you first and offer you the chance to make this right.

I trust that you will take this matter seriously and do your utmost to restore the level of service in your restaurant to its former levels.

 

Sincerely,

Big Whiner

 

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1. What word best characterizes the letter writer’s state of mind?

A: vengeful
B. apologetic
C. disappointed
D. discombobulated

2. A synonym for the word “establishment” as it appears in the first sentence would be:

A. organization
B. association
C. foundation
D. business

3. When did the letter writer become dissatisfied with the service at Strayhan’s?

A. five years ago
B. five months ago
C. last Tuesday
D. He didn’t say.

4. A synonym for the word “lukewarm” as it is used in the third paragraph would be:

A. warm
B. cool
C. room temperature
D. chilly

5. Which word is NOT a synonym for the word “churlish” as it appears in paragraph 2?

A: brusque
B: discourteous
C: unrequited
D: impolite

6. What would be a suitable synonym for the word “rectify” as it is used in the last sentence of the third paragraph.

A. alter
B. reimburse
C. reverse
D. fix

 

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Sentence Completion Quiz

Choose the most appropriate word or expression to fill in the blank.

1. At the time, he didn’t let it on, but the professor told me later that he was deeply ______ with his pupil’s presentation.

A. humiliated
B. denied
C. hurt
D. disappointed

2. John has an amiable personality and seems to get along well with everyone. He’s a very ______ guy.

A. agreeing
B. agrees
C. agreeable
D. aggrieved

3. Our firm will be _______ employee evaluations starting next Thursday. Please be prepared to take part proactively.

A. conducting
B. conduct
C. conscripting
D. carrying in

4. After passing through customs, the traveler was detained briefly by airport security for additional safety ________ .

A. screens
B. screening
C. progress
D. filtering

5. Although podcasting in S. Korea has grown steadily over the last few years, compared to established forms of broadcasting, it is still in its ______ stages.

A. launching
B. climbing
C. fledgling
D. twilight

6. Because the club’s review process for new members is quite _______ , we recommend prospective applicants allow a full day to undergo the entire proceedings.

A. extend
B. exhaustive
C. enthralling
D. exploitative

7. In your new role as personnel supervisor, it is _______ that you maintain close ties with all mid- and lower-level managers.

A. imperative
B. undeniable
C. extremely
D. probable

8. Further ______ is still required, but it seems as though this proposal meets all feasibility requirements set forth by management.

A. exam
B. examination
C. consternation
D. delegation

9. Due to his _____ contributions to the success of our firm over the years, management has decided unanimously to bestow the title of “Employee of Excellence” on Mr. Thomas G. Willikers.

A. countable
B. undeniably
C. countless
D. limited

10. _____ your request, we have enclosed the materials necessary to register your company with the Better Business Bureau.

A. According to
B. Despite
C. To comply
D. Per

Michael

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2 thoughts on “마이클의 진짜 영어 토익 독해 (1 단계)

  1. 올려 주신 내용들 열심히 보고 있으며 감사드리고 있습니다♡♡
    He seemed put out by our mere presence. 이 문장에서
    He seemed to be put out by our mere presence. 이같이
    말하면 어색한가요?

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