For items 1-15 read the texts A and B and decide
whether the statements (1-15) refer to the text A (A), B (B), or both (C), or
neither (D). Circle the correct option (A, B, C or D) in your answer sheet.
ETSwas founded in 1947 when the American Council on Education, the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the College Entrance Examination
Board contributed their testing programs, a portion of their assets and a
number of key employees to form an independent nonprofit organization under the
leadership of Henry Chauncey.
In creating ETS, our founders brought to
life a concept proposed a decade earlier by Harvard University President James
Conant. Conant's belief was that a single organization devoted to educational
research and assessment could make fundamental contributions to the progress of
education in the United States.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and
equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on
ETS develops, administers and scores more
than 50 million tests annually —including the TOEFL® and TOEIC®
tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™
assessments — in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations
In addition to assessments, we conduct
educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of
customized services and products for teacher certification, English language
learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education.
In the beginning, there was no SAT. Students frolicked in
their high school paradise without knowledge of evil.
But then the Serpent silently slithered
into the high school through the hot lunch loading dock. He was the most
nefarious, loathsome, malevolent, malicious, odious, insidious, cunning,
beguiling, deceitful serpent who ever existed. It was because of this serpent
that high school students have to learn vocabulary words like the ones in the
previous sentence. This was the Evil Testing Serpent (ETS). The ETS, an
unfathomably long, mighty, mucus-encrusted beastie, was determined to bring
evil and pain into the paradise. So he devised a plan that would put an end to
the happiness of high school students.
This is how his plan worked. For three
hours students would have to answer an incessant string of multiple choice
questions. The questions would be boring and tricky. Students who gave too many
wrong answers would have miserable futures and then die. He called this hideous
ordeal the Slimy and Atrocious Torture (SAT).
The ETS inflicted his SAT upon the
oppressed masses of students for many years, and the serpent’s power increased
as he drained their meager life forces. Gradually, all resistance was crushed
and the tormented youth became accustomed to taking the SAT. Parents and
teachers began to view the SAT as a national institution. Long, bleak years of
misery appeared to lie ahead for civilization.
ETS is an organization which is not maintained for the purpose of making
2. Letter “E” in “ETS” stands for “evaluation”.
3. The goal of the ETS is to improve education in the
4. The ETS is perceived as an enemy of American high
5. Students’ parents see the SAT as nationally
accepted and established procedure.
6. The ETS plays an important role in American
7. The SAT is produced by the ETS.
8. The SAT was created by James Connant.
9. The ETS operates internationally.
10. The life of American high-school students became
miserable with the introduction of the SAT.
11. The SAT lasts three hours.
12. The SAT will soon be abolished.
13. The ETS is actively involved into educational
14. Teachers are not satisfied with the SAT.
15. The ETS also produces materials for primary
Transfer your answers to the answer
ETS – Educational Testing Service
SAT – a standardized test widely used for college admissions
in the United States
READING Time: 30 minutes For items 1-15 read the texts
So he devised a plan that would put an end to the happiness of high school students
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