FREE LEAB Reading and Written Comprehension Questions and Answers

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Scenario: During a routine inspection at a local art gallery, Inspector Smith and Inspector Patel discovered that a valuable painting had gone missing. The gallery owner informed them that the painting, an original masterpiece, was stolen during a recent exhibition. The security footage showed a masked individual leaving the gallery with the painting concealed under their coat.

According to the preceding passage, what happened to the valuable painting during the exhibition?

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Explanation:
The passage indicates that the valuable painting went missing during the exhibition, and the security footage showed a masked individual leaving the gallery with the painting concealed under their coat. Therefore, the painting was stolen by a masked individual. Option B accurately reflects this information.

A law enforcement officer is speaking to a local citizen's group on the role of law enforcement in responding to domestic conflicts. During the presentation, the officer explains that law enforcement officers are often contacted because a domestic conflict is disturbing neighbors. In addition, the officer points out that many calls occur prior to a crime being committed and one of the objectives of law enforcement is to stop crime before it starts. The most effective way for the officer to conclude the presentation is to say:

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Explanation:
This option effectively summarizes the key points made during the presentation: the role of law enforcement in maintaining order and preventing crimes before they happen. It emphasizes the proactive aspect of the officer's duties in domestic conflict situations, aligning well with the officer's explanation about stopping crime before it starts and addressing disturbances.

As a law enforcement officer arrived at the scene of a disturbance in an abandoned warehouse, the officer noticed a van leaving the scene. Since the investigation revealed that the warehouse had been vandalized, the officer felt that the van leaving the scene should be included in the report. The most effective way for the officer to report this fact is to say:

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Explanation:
A is the correct answer because it correctly reflects the facts given in the question.

Officer Thompson has noticed that in his patrol area, most of the assaults occur in the eastern and northern sections, while most automobile thefts occur in the southern and western sections and most traffic accidents occur in the western section.

The majority of automobile thefts take place between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. Most of the traffic accidents occur either between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. or between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Most of the assaults occur between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. or between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

In addition, traffic accidents almost always occur on Mondays and Fridays, assaults take place on any day from Wednesday through Saturday, and automobile thefts typically take place on weekday mornings.

According to the preceding passage, Officer Thompson most likely would be able to reduce the number of assaults by patrolling the:

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Explanation:
According to the passage, most assaults occur in the eastern and northern sections, with the time frames being between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. or between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. Therefore, patrolling the northern section between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. would cover the peak times for assaults and likely reduce their occurrence.

Scenario: While on patrol, an officer finds a purse lying on the ground in a busy park. A woman nearby appears to be looking for something and looks distressed. The most appropriate way for the officer to report this situation is to say:

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Explanation:
This option provides a clear and concise description of the situation, noting both the found purse and the nearby distressed woman. It accurately conveys all relevant details without making assumptions about the woman's connection to the purse.

Scenario: While on patrol, an officer notices a man sitting on a park bench with his head down and appears to be unconscious. Several empty beer bottles are scattered around the bench. The most appropriate way for the officer to report this situation is to say:

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Explanation:
This option clearly describes the situation, noting the possibility that the man is unconscious and the presence of empty beer bottles. It provides enough detail for others to understand the scene without making definitive assumptions about the man's condition.

Scenario: During a routine inspection at a local art gallery, Inspector Smith and Inspector Patel discovered that a valuable painting had gone missing. The gallery owner informed them that the painting, an original masterpiece, was stolen during a recent exhibition. The security footage showed a masked individual leaving the gallery with the painting concealed under their coat.

According to the preceding passage, considering the art gallery inspection and the missing painting, which statement accurately reflects the information gathered?

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Explanation:
The passage does not mention the painting being recovered during the inspection. It only states that Inspector Smith and Inspector Patel discovered that the painting had gone missing during the routine inspection. There is no information provided about the painting being recovered.

Scenario: An officer responds to a noise complaint at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, the officer sees several people arguing loudly outside one of the units. The most appropriate way for the officer to report this situation is to say:

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Explanation:
This option provides context for the officer's presence (the noise complaint) and clearly describes the situation (several people having a loud argument outside an apartment unit). It is detailed and precise, giving a complete picture of the incident.

Employees working within organizations have a legislative obligation to monitor the content of e-mails sent to external bodies and to eliminate potentially sensitive internal information regardless of the perceived importance of that information.

To guarantee that employees fulfill their legislative obligation and to prevent the possible leak of the exclusive information, employers have prepared mandatory contracts stipulating this responsibility, to be signed by all employees, and additionally, inserted a copyright section to every external e-mail that emphasizes the confidentiality of the information provided. Employees’ carelessness in handling information circulated via email may result in serious punitive action.

What is the legislative obligation of an employee working in an organization?

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Explanation:
‘Legislative obligation’ is used in the passage to express the requirement to monitor e-mail content in order to prevent sensitive information from leaking outside of the organization:

‘employees working within organizations have a legislative obligation to monitor the content of e-mails… and to eliminate potentially sensitive internal information’.

In this sentence, there may be a problem with English grammar. If a problem does exist, select the letter that indicates the most effective change. If no problem exists, select choice D.

"The new restaurant specializes in preparing rear meat."

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Explanation:
Answer B is correct because “rear” is the back of something while “rare” refers to the temperature at which meats are prepared.

Scenario: While patrolling a quiet neighborhood, a law enforcement officer observed a parked car with a broken window and a shattered windshield. Nearby, a group of teenagers appeared to be acting suspiciously. The most appropriate way for the officer to report this situation is to say:

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Explanation:
Option B provides a clear and concise description of the observed situation, detailing the damage to the car (broken window and windshield) and the presence of teenagers nearby. This option accurately conveys the relevant information to report the observed incident to authorities.

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