To: Cisco Systems employees
From: Stella Joyce, Event Planning Committee
Date: Friday, October 18
Subject: the 7th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day
Each year, on System Administrator Appreciation Day, we pause to recognize many contributions that have made by our system administrators during the year. This year’s System Administrator Appreciation Day will be held on December 10 and not December 5 as announced earlier. The Event Planning Committee is looking for your help to make this year’s celebration the best yet.
We are looking for ways to increase employee involvement in the event. For instance, would you like to help schedule the event program or bring food? Would you have time to set up decorations? Or perhaps you’d be willing to help by wiping off the tables, disposing of garbage, storing leftover food and removing decorations after the event.
An informational session will be held on Thursday, November 24 in Room 208. If you would like to volunteer to help out at the 7th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day, please contact Ms. Becky Walls at 504-2961.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but, have ideas you would like to share, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
16. What is NOT mentioned as an activity for volunteers?
A. Determining the order of events B. Decorating a room
C. Buying gifts for employees D. Helping clean up
17. What are recipients asked to do if they cannot attend the meeting?
A. Read a summary of the meeting.
B. E-mail Stella Joyce with their suggestions.
C. Drop by the Human Resources department.
D. Call the Events Planning Committee Office.
18. When will the planning meeting be held?
A. October 18 B. November 24
C. December 5 D. December 10
A small number of US education experts recently accused a number of American universities of their partnership with Chinese Government Teaching Programs. As part of the program, the Chinese Institutes and Chinese Classrooms operate in the US and nearly worldwide, specialized in teaching Chinese culture and language. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was concerned about the integrity, honesty and fairness of these relationships. The Canadian Association of University Teachers already had expressed the same concerns. The AAUP says the Chinese state agency Hanban directs the Institutes and Classrooms while a Politburo, the vice-premier of the People’s Republic of China directs that agency.
19. What was criticized in this passage?
A. American universities cooperating with Chinese state agency Hanban.
B. Chinese culture and language being taught in the U.S.
C. The vice-premier of the People’s Republic of China directing Hanban.
D. Chinese state agency Hanban directing the Institutes and Classrooms.
20. Which of the following statements is true according to the article?
A. USA is the first country going against the relationships.
B. Both US and Canada expressed their concern about the relationships.
C. A large proportion of education experts don’t like the work of Hanban.
D. Hanban’s operation only exists in the area of North America.