7. AA:详细忘记了，大概是一个搞采矿技术的(mining technology)的公司，因为行业不景气，他们打算让本人公司手上的科学家把focus 转到renewable energy, which is a booming industry.以后公司老板还说，许多搞再生能源的公司很成功，本人公司也肯定能成功，以后能增大利润。
8. AA是说 有一家company 的 employees´ motivation与ability(第二个准确词忘了 反正是这一个意思)这两年一直下降 并且 margin revenue 也一直下降 因而说明是员工本领影响了revenue 以后the Director of Manufacturing 就说要少招新员工 并且 说 the human department 应当负担这一个failure的责任。
The following appeared in a memorandum from the CEO of a consumer electronics manufacturing firm to the head of the company´s human resources department, who is responsible for hiring new employees:
Eight years ago, our firm´s profits were increasing with each new employee we added. We discovered that each employee had the skills and motivation to generate more revenue for the firm than his or her salary cost us. However, for the past two years, our profit margin has been falling, even though we have continued to add employees. Thus, our newer employees are not generating enough revenue to justify their salaries. We must not be hiring new employees with the same level of skills and motivation as those we used to attract. Clearly, then, failures in the human resources department account for our falling profits.
Discuss how well reasoned . . .etc.
10. AA：olympic foods的那个题
The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympic Foods, a processor of frozen foods:
Over time, the costs of processing go down because as organizations learn how to do things better, they become more efficient. In color film processing, for example, the cost of a 3-by-5-inch print fell from 50 cents for five-day service in 1970 to 20 cents for one-day service in 1984. The same principle applies to the processing of food. And since Olympic Foods will soon celebrate its 25th birthday, we can expect that our long experience will enable us to minimize costs and thus maximize profits.
Discuss how well reasoned . . . etc.