TOEFL - Reading Comprehension - Test 13
In this section you will find a number of tests based on the fifth part of the Test Of English for International Communication.
For each question you will see an incomplete sentence. Four words or phrases, marked A-D are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
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Once a band has signed the contract and has finished recording an album, the Publicity and Promotions department takes over. This department decides whether or not to mass produce and market the band's album. 20 Most bands fail to make personal contacts in this second department, thus losing their voice in the important final process of producing and marketing their album. This loss of voice often contributes to the band's failure as a recording group.
B. It is important for a band to have an intricate knowledge of how a recording company works.
C. Making personal connections will help the band in the final decisions about the promotion of their album.
D. The main factors in a band's success are luck and patience.
B. pay for
B. a straightforward
C. an extraneous
D. a detailed
B. a band member
C. an AR representative
D. the Publicity and Promotions department
B. takes pleasure
C. takes advice
D. takes blame
B. making personal contacts with people in the company
C. understanding how a record company functions
D. playing music that sounds like music of famous bands
B. handles the recording arrangements for the band
C. sends representatives to look for new talent
D. visits bars and night clubs
B. are unable to visit
C. have no representation
D. are too shy to express their desires
B. the AR department has a very large staff
C. most bands do not fully understand how record companies operate
D. the cost of recording an album is very expensive