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    Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Hallo everybody,
    can you please help me select the correct answer for the following?
    You have to select the sentence meaning the same as the given text
    The first text reads
    "These seats must be vacated for Seniors and Disabled Persons"
    The alternatives are:
    1) Seating only for the elderly and handicapped
    2) Please give up this seat if you see and handicapped person standing

    My choice would be number 2), but I'm not sure about it.

    The second text:
    "Sorry NO VACANCY"
    1) We apologize, but no jobs are available at this time
    2) We apologize for the inconvenience, but no rooms are available

    I cannot understand if the sign refers to jobs or to rooms.
    Many thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by clicla View Post
    Hallo everybody,
    can you please help me select the correct answer for the following?
    You have to select the sentence meaning the same as the given text
    The first text reads
    "These seats must be vacated for Seniors and Disabled Persons"
    The alternatives are:
    1) Seating only for the elderly and handicapped
    2) Please give up this seat if you see an elderly or handicapped person standing

    My choice would be number 2), but I'm not sure about it. Number two is correct.

    The second text:
    "Sorry NO VACANCY"
    1) We apologize, but no jobs are available at this time
    2) We apologize for the inconvenience, but no rooms are available

    I cannot understand if the sign refers to jobs or to rooms. It's not possible to know without more context.
    Many thanks in advance for your help.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    The signs say something like "priority seating for elderly and handicapped" here.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Here, too.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Thank you everybody.
    I understand that the second text is difficult to interpret without more context, but unfortunately there is no more context. It is one of the questions in a practice test for PET and you are just shown the sign. I was wondering if the clue might be in the other part of the sentences, i.e. in the "We apologize" part. I mean that number 1) might be the answer as number 2) adds "for the inconvenience" which is maybe not so appropriate for the situation. What do you think?

    For Rover_KE and SoothingDave: Your links do not seem to work..

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by clicla View Post
    Thank you everybody.
    I understand that the second text is difficult to interpret without more context, but unfortunately there is no more context. It is one of the questions in a practice test for PET and you are just shown the sign. I was wondering if the clue might be in the other part of the sentences, i.e. in the "We apologize" part. I mean that number 1) might be the answer as number 2) adds "for the inconvenience" which is maybe not so appropriate for the situation. What do you think?

    For Rover_KE and SoothingDave: Your links do not seem to work..
    Rover and Soothing Dave weren't posting links. When they said "Here" they simply meant "where I live, this is what the signs say".

    I would expect "We apologise ..." to suggest that there are no rooms. It would be unlikely for a company to apologise that it doesn't have any job vacancies, although that scenario is not impossible.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Rover and Soothing Dave weren't posting links. When they said "Here" they simply meant "where I live, this is what the signs say".
    Thanks ems. I was wondering what that meant.

    Rover

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Thanks ems. I was wondering what that meant.

    Rover
    Sorry, I was in a hurry and just read your and Dave's answer very quickly and took the "here" for a link to a further explanation.

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    Re: Vacated/ vacancy - PET reading part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would expect "We apologise ..." to suggest that there are no rooms. It would be unlikely for a company to apologise that it doesn't have any job vacancies, although that scenario is not impossible.
    Hi Ems,
    now that you've pointed out that I also believe answer number 2) is the most appropriate.
    Thanks again to everybody for their help .
    Clicla

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